Did you know that you can make a rocket out of stuff you might already have around the house? In this tutorial, you'll see how to make a candy rocket using PVC pipes, sorbitol (a sugar substitute) and other fairly common household objects. With just a little work, your sugar rocket will be ready to blast off into space. Sweet!
Toilet paper tubes.
PVC coupler ,attached to the size of the motor casing and cut in half to use for molds.
PVC tubing, same diameter as motor casing.
KNO3 and sorbitol.
Red iron oxide.
Black solvent cement.
Measure out 65% KNO3 and 35% sorbitol and put in a bowl with a pinch of red iron oxide. Mix, screening out all sorbitol chunks. Melt the mix on a griddle pre-heated to 250 degrees, stirring with a silicon spatula. Carefully pour the mix into PVC molds, let it dry, remove the wax paper and then assemble the pieces of your rocket, insert fuel grains and get ready for blast-off.
Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.
Other worthwhile deals to check out:
- 97% off The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle
- 98% off The 2021 Accounting Mastery Bootcamp Bundle
- 99% off The 2021 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle
- 59% off XSplit VCam: Lifetime Subscription (Windows)
- 98% off The 2021 Premium Learn To Code Certification Bundle
- 62% off MindMaster Mind Mapping Software: Perpetual License
- 41% off NetSpot Home Wi-Fi Analyzer: Lifetime Upgrades