Real rockets require top ingenuity from physics and engineering experts, but you can construct a smaller replica that costs almost nothing can can be made from materials you already have at home or can find at a hardware store. Watch this video to learn how to create a soda b ...more
Make Water Bottle Rocket
Have you ever wanted to launch your own rocket? Well, now you can, with little more than a two liter soda bottle, wire hangers, a bicycle pump and some PVC pipe Build a soda bottle water rocket. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org
A (harmless) explosion a day keeps the police away. Indulge your rambunctious little boy in some scientific fun by helping him build an overhead water rocket launcher, which shoots recycled plastic bottles. This project is fun but does require help and parental supervision, s ...more
This video shows how to make a bottle rocket using hair spray and a plastic Propel bottle (or a bottle with a small hole in the cap). First, unscrew the cap on the plastic bottle. Then take the cap from the hairspray, and spray directly into the cap for about ten seconds. You ...more
This video presentation is a tutorial of how to make a baking soda and vinegar rocket. Materials involved include a water bottle, vinegar, baking soda, toilet paper, and knife. First step is to use the knife to gouge a hole in the cap of the bottle. It should not be too large, ...more
If you want to make a really powerful water rocket, one water bottle is not going to give you enough propellant. You're going to have to splice two or more bottles together and do it well enough that they don't come apart. This video will show you exactly how to do it step-by- ...more
If you like the idea of building rockets that will soar through the air like angels but don't want to bother with operating high explosive, it's possible to build pretty darn powerful rockets out of water. This video will show you how to do so very easily out of junk that you ...more
If you have read any of my previous articles or viewed the many videos I have published, it's quite clear that I appreciate a good rocket or fiery projectile. The following video will certainly not lessen that reputation. Using very inexpensive and common materials, this vide ...more
You don't need fancy devices to make a super cool rocket. In this tutorial, learn how to turn a water bottle into a shooting rocket in just a few steps. This process does not take long and this video will show you step by step what you need to do. This rocket is super cool and ...more
Build a water rocket with bike parts. Make sure to fill your bottle with about 2 or 3 inches of water.
There are plenty of things you can use at home to make your own rocket, like sugar, matchsticks, or even trash. They may not be as impressive as a real rocket, but they can still be a lot of fun. In this video, How To Lou shows how he made a high-flying water rocket out of som ...more
You've made a bottle rocket (or ten) and a sparkler bomb, and now you want to put those empty plastic bottles to a new pyromaniacal use. With a little rubbing alcohol and a match, this video by io9's Esther Inglis-Arkell will show you how to make your own homemade rocket boost ...more
Who knew some plastic, water and air would be so much fun? If you like rockets and explosions, you probably knew. And so did this guy, who shows you how to make an awesome water rocket that can shoot over 200 feet! Before you try following along with the rocket build, you shou ...more
Learn to make Robinson Couplings for water rockets with this video tutorial. For this project you need aluminum and a plastic bar. You need to make the inner coupling on the lathe. Machine the aluminum bar to the right size and then cut the thread. Then drill the coupling hole ...more
This is a bartender's trick from New Orleans. Use a water bottle to remove the cap of a beer bottle. This is perfect if you don't have a bottle opener or another beer.
Make a soda bottle rocket with tips from this how-to video from Make Magazine. This is a fun weekend project. Visit your local home improvement store to find all the parts you need to make your soda bottle rocket.
Recyling your used plastic bottles and bags by taking them to the recyling center is a great way to save the environment, but you can turn recycling into a fun project by reusing your soda bottle as a rocket. Watch this tutorial by Make Magazine to see how to launch a soda bo ...more
Tutorial on how to make a water bottle bong. This time I show you how to make a water bong the fast and easy way with materials you can find around the house. You will need: a bottle a paper clip a lighter a hollowed out Bic pen wrench heads foil water marijuana or tobacco C ...more
Benson Trenh and Mark Norris show viewers how to build a bottle rocket using common household items. To build this creation you will need tape, a hole puncher, scissors and string. Also use a black plastic bag, or any color, for the parachute! Cut the black plastic bag into a ...more
Sure, carbon and oxygen are two of very most fundamental building blocks of all life on Earth — but what have they done for you lately? With this free video guide, you'll learn how to build a safe, simple carbon-dioxide-powered bottle rocket with baking soda and a spent soft p ...more
Curious about rockets? In this seven-part tutorial hosted by a science teacher, learn how to build your very own overhead water rocket launcher with simple tools you could find around town. Part 1 of 7 - How to Build an overhead water rocket launcher. Part 2 of 7 - How to Bui ...more
This water bottle prank is really ingenious. You split two water bottles and recombine them to form a new, weaker frankenwwaterbottle. You fill this with water and superglue the cap on. Now, when your victim tries to open the water bottle they'll push so hard on the unopenable ...more
After a long marathon run, runners like to refresh with a nice bottle - or ten - of water. But if you've ever run for an extended period of time, especially in high heat, you know that you not only lose water through sweat, but also electrolytes and salts that help keep your e ...more
Most people who are really serious about rocketry prefer solid-fueled rockets, but if your passion is for water rockets, then this video should help you with your advanced eater rocket project. It will show you how to construct and troubleshoot a 9mm Gardena nozzle to control ...more
Removing lightbulbs that have gone out is easy enough: Unscrew the broken lightbulb and then pop in a new one. But what if your lightbulb happens to be broken with sharp edges? Take a gander at this how-to video to learn how to unscrew a broken lightbulb using a water bottle.
Check out this conning how-to video of the classic water bottle cheat sheet. As an homage to some of our favorite tricks, here's an old one that has been around for ages but some of you may not be aware of. In this video we show you how to utilize modern technology to always h ...more
This video displays a very interesting experiment or magic trick involving the concepts of density and buoyancy. You will need an empty plastic bottle with its label removed, some water, and a ketchup packet. Using the concepts of pressure and density, this video demonstrates ...more
Wes Anderson's short of Bottle Rocket. Always cool to see how someone used a short to propel them into features.
What's the best way to pass the time when you're bored beyond your wits? Make things explode, of course! But let's just say that you don't want your house to catch fire. The next best option that you've got is contained within this here video. Take a look to learn how to cons ...more
There's nothing like playing outside, especially as a kid. The grass beneath your feet, the blue sky in the air, and the endless amount of possiblity that lies in such a wide open space. This tutorial takes advantage of that space and shows you how to make a simple bottle rock ...more
Bottle rockets are tons of fun, and having some stockpiled at all times is a great way to make sure you are never unprepared for fun. If you are lucky enough to have such a stockpile, try this prank out! All you do is wait until your victim is showering, say a little bit of se ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a water bottle bong. You will need: a water bottle, a pin or needle, a container for the weed, a lighter, tape, and a metal pen casing. First, take the cap and paper off the water bottle and then heat your pin up with the lighter. Push th ...more
You may not have thunk it, but if you own a stainless steel water bottle you have a great tool that can be used for cooking. Although it won't make three course meals, a stainless steel water bottle can be changed so that you can cook soup, beans, and other small food items. ...more
Did you know you could make a cannon using just a water bottle? Find out how to shoot your friends with water bottle caps. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Make a water bottle cannon. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane. This 3 part how to video teaches you how you can make an inexpensive mebranophone made from household items. All you need is a water bottle, a latex glove or viny ...more
Most really powerful rockets fire their payload in multiple stages to distribute it better. To control the release of each stage, you need staging mechanisms. This video will show you how to make a staging mechanism for a multi-stage water rocket, and references written help h ...more
Did you loose your bong? No sweat if you have an extra water bottle hanging around. In this demonstration video, watch how with four simple materials (an aluminum can, some scissors, duct tape, and a water bottle) become your next smoking utensil.
This tutorial shows you start to finish how to draw an image of a bully with a water bottle in hand and then fling that water bottle onto someone else using FL Studio. This a useful reference piece for trying to animate splashing water or similar water physics. It's not precis ...more
The water bottle and the condom are two of the most high-volume products sold in America today, and form vitals parts of many of our active lifestyles. Why not bring the two together in harmony for an awesome, easy, and safe prank? This video will show you how to rig up a cond ...more
Is there anything cooler than a water rocket? These things are super easy to make and can shoot distances of up to 50 meters away! So, if you are looking for a fun, outdoor project this summer, why not check out this video? In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a super ...more
Simon Leach shows us how to use a water bottle for different tools in clay work.
This how-to video offers some tips for building the skills needed to drink and bike at the same time. Don't feel comfortable taking a hand of the handlebar just yet? Work your way there, by trying to bike one handed every now and then. Watch this video cycling tutorial and lea ...more
Bottled-beer chuggers the world over already know that letting air into your beverage with a straw makes it pour faster into your mouth. Did you know, however, that the same technique can be modified and used to empty a fluid into another container (or onto the floor) even mor ...more
The card stock used is a celery card stock that is 2 by 7 and 3/4. You then fold the ends of the card 2 inches into the card on both sides. So now it should look like two 2 inch squares on the ends that are folded and then a rectangle in the middle. The designer paper used mea ...more
Use the power of a condom to make one of the best pranks ever. With the help of a water bottle you can leave your victims wet. Watch this pranking how-to video to find out how. All you need is a condom, a water bottle, and a hot glue gun. Use this as inspiration for one of you ...more
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Today we show you how to separate the egg yolk from egg whites using a water bottle! Separating egg yolk from egg whites is So Easy a Guy Could Do It! Video: .
If you're ever lost in a survival situation, here's a little trick you're going to be so glad to know. Normally, we'd think of using water to put OUT a fire, but in this video I show you how I use water to START THEM. If you like survival and fire-making techniques, this vide ...more
Does someone keep drinking part of water bottle and leaving them around your house or office, taunting you with their wastefulness? Thanks to forensic technology, it is possible to catch the culprit with easy household materials. This video will show you how to use super glue ...more
This prank should already be a classic, but you haven't heard of it check it out. The basic idea to this prank to to get your victims wet, by that I mean you get them to wet themselves. Yes it sound funny but it's achievable with a booby trapped water bottle which you will le ...more
You can buy special utensils to do just about anything these days, and separating eggs is no exception. If you don't have (or want to buy) a fancy tool to do it, the classic method is simple—just crack the egg and transfer the yolk back and forth between the two halves. But ev ...more
This tutorial video will teach you how to make a bottle blast off toy, which will fly into the sky with the aid of a very simple rocket launcher. This activity is great for children, and can help them learn about flight and flying. Make a bottle blast off with a simple rocket ...more
Forget a message in a bottle, how about your own water vortex!? This simple, step-by-step video shows you how to 'weld' two plastic bottle caps together so you have a tight, dry seal for your very own home water vortex. You'll need a heating element, a non-stick pan, some 2 li ...more
In the market for a personal helicopter but anxious about increasing your carbon footprint? Pick up a peroxide-powered single-seater like Avimech International's Dragonfly and chop till you drop. WIRED's Autopia blog reports, "The Dragonfly is ... simple to fly and uses two s ...more
The streets of Tokyo are about to get a lot scarier (or more awesome), after Suidobashi Heavy Industries unveiled their latest project: a 13-foot tall, customizable, piloted robot. It's armed to the teeth with a water bottle rocket launcher and a BB Gatling gun capable of firi ...more
In this video, we learn how to build your own stomp rocket out of household materials. Materials you will need are: plastic bottles, bicycle inner tube, 2 feet PVC pipe, duct tape, masking tape, and file folders or card stock. Now, take your PVC pipe and roll paper around it a ...more
Try out this science experiment... watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a simple rocket with film canisters. This is purely educational, and demonstrates the reaction of an Alka-Seltzer tablet, toilet paper, and water. If you don't have Alka-Seltzer, you can substitu ...more
Maybe not water per-se, but with this simple technique you can turn one of the most abundant materials on earth into a highly explosive gas. WARNING: Ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area, so check local laws before attempting. Use of t ...more
Greg Swanson and Joe Kelley demonstrate their superb skills at creating bottle rockets on rooftops. To make a plastic bottle fly into the air, you will need a cork, a inflation needle, a bicycle tire pump, and of course... a 2-liter plastic bottle filled with a little bit of ...more
The Jackass cast are dressed in Revolutionary War outfits and are riding and paddling a large canoe towards a beach.All around the beach is the enemy waiting for them. When Johnny and the boys are near the shore; the enemy opens fire, with bottle rockets, roman candles, fire h ...more