Techykids friend and fellow Maker has launched something amazing!
Ever since the Compressed Air Rocket debuted on the pages of MAKE: Magazine in 2008, it’s been wildly popular. Now, the next generation of launcher and the first-of-its-kind Air Rocket Glider have been released. Kits for both are available for a very limited time on Kickstarter (Launch Something! – Air Rocket Toys from Air Rocket Works!) with shipping in mid to late summer. Both the Air Rocket Launcher v2.0 (now made of industrial steel and wood and builds with just a wrench in 30 minutes) and Air Rocket Glider were well received at Maker Faire this year with well over 2000 rockets made and launched in the South Lot “Fly Zone”. It’s been an award winner the past six years in New York, Detroit and the Bay Area. This year was no exception, winning the new Best in Class Award! The Air Rocket Glider was also featured in the latest issue of http://makezine.com/projects/air-rocket-glider/. Rick Schertle, project designer, spoke at Maker Faire about the history of both projects on the MAKE: Live Stage and his collaboration with maker Keith Violette. Together, they are actively building a collaborative air rocket community at their new website: http://www.airrocketworks.com/ and hope you will join!