It Just for Fun Saturday. And so, while I haven’t built my own Office Supplies Rocket, nor can I encourage anyone to do so, for your amusement, let me offer the following set of instructions. File it away under, “Wow! ain’t that cool!” Or, as one of the mothers in a parish I served once said, “We don’t do EVERYTHING Fr Gregory says!”
We donned our mind-reading helmet here at Lifehacker and have divined the perfect thing for a little Friday Fun: a high altitude rocket made from office supplies.
An inventive user at DIY site Instructables details how to turn a few common office supplies into an impressive rocket. If you can get your hands on a sharpie, a can of compressed air, and an assortment of other office items like tape, rubber bands, and bottle caps, then you’re on your way to winning the Office MacGyver award. The parts list has a Leather Multi-Tool as an item but as you’ll see in the video below all you actually need are needle nose pliers.
We can’t promise you it will achieve low earth orbit or even break low lying cloud cover, but we can promise you’ll put your eye out if you’re not careful, so unless you want to live out your career known as the One Eyed Pirate of Cubicle Farm Four, we recommend exercising extreme care with your homemade projectiles. (Or just, you know, get your vicarious fix through the video. It’s what we’re doing.)
- Turn a Sharpie into a Liquid Fueled Rocket [Friday Fun] (lifehacker.com)
- Rockets from office supplies! (makezine.com)