Another balloon in outer space

November 23, 2009 at 10:54 pm | Posted in tech | 1 Comment
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Thought for sure this would turn out to be another “balloon boy” hoax but this family of experimenters looks legit.  Made me wonder if the Drake Maker Club should have pursued our balloon in space dreams after all.  Then I realized that this family had a big chunk of Alberta to use as a launch and recovery site.  Not quite as crowded as our neighborhood.

Stick with the video for the first few minutes  – it picks up the pace.

Future birthday ideas

November 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Posted in tech | Leave a comment

We celebrated my son’s sixth birthday this past weekend in our backyard.  Each of friends built a rocket (or several) and the launched them via compressed air rocket launcher.

Grab your safety goggles and build your own rocket launcher using these plans:

I made the rockets out of foam pipe insulation, duct tape an sheet foam for the fins.

All this fun got me to thinking…. Continue Reading Future birthday ideas…

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