Things: Match Rockets

Steve Hoefer of Grathio Labs explains how to build tiny homemade rockets using stuff generally found around the house. All you need are paper matches, a paper clip, a pin or needle, and a scrap of aluminum foil. "I used to spend hours making these when I was young" Steve says, "My brothers taught me how to make them, but I suspect it originally dates to a time when young boys carried everything they needed in their pockets: Matches, a bit of wire, and a foil gum wrapper."

Find out more about the project here.

via [Laughing Squid]