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In this how-to video, Lucas Weakley walks you through the process of making paper rockets for the compressed air rocket launcher found in MAKE Volume 15. Based on his experience from making his own rockets, he offers a lot of great tips and tricks. The Compressed Air Rockets Kit is available in the Maker Shed if you’d like to get started launching your own rockets.

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • Pete Mills

    All kinds of model rockets are great fun, especially wen you can make your own.  I was disappointed the how to video didn’t have any shots of the rocket being launched outside though. 

    I made some water bottle rockets this summer; here is the video of the launch.  http://youtu.be/QOAFRqjGVdw