Showing posts from June, 2012

Homemade rocket launcher

Pressurized PVC pipe soda bottle launcher. Yesterday my nieces and nephews took turns aiming a stomp rocket at me. My big brother did the stomping. Every time I caught one, I got a point (which happened about four times in the hour or so of launching). All the other times it didn’t hurt too badly and the kids loved it. But if you ever plan on subjecting yourself to a similar firing squad, put on a pair of sunglasses and batting gloves first. Keeping with the spirit of rockets, today we built a couple of bike pump bottle blasters. It took only fifteen minutes to cement ten feet of PVC pipe into a pair of t-shaped launchers. I wouldn’t recommend aiming these guys at anybody… The duo. The duo cost $12.93. Most of that was the primer and cement (so if you need some, you know who to ask). The half inch PVC pipe was dirt cheap. If you’re looking to try this out, you’ll also need two slip caps, one tee, one elbow, and one male adapter per launcher. Assembly is straightforward,