• RocketMavericks Reference Design: pre-paint with details
  • Heavily modified Brighthawk: Image from the rocket cam
  • Prior launch of this Q-size motor... (it's 4x a cruise missile booster)
  • My GLR Sledgehammer, a L3 Cert Project, midway through construction. I still need to fillet and fiberglass the wings
  • graphite nozzle + red o-rings for the P motor (blue tube horizontal on the far left)
  • Cool avionics package for the Mach 3 birds on the big red launch pads... dual computers control a CO2 cartridge for the drogue parachute cannon embedded in the composite nosecones
  • Triad avionics Bay for my L3 rocket on the table
  • Estes Oracle nosecone, a cheap & easy way to get into video rocketry
  • My M motor eager to fly... (imagine four thousand Estes A engines)
  • K700 Motor... Took my V2.0 a mile up
  • cool gimbal for a tilt-pan-zoom camera rig deployed at apogee on parachute
  • An old mid-power favorite... that brought me back to rockets after many years..... I embedded a wireless video cam in this Aerotech Mirage.
  • Tom's L3 project.... a carbon fiber work of beauty.... there are no adhesives used on the rockets on the launch rails...
  • Telstar Logistics, corporate phenomenology sponsor

Maker Faire Booth

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We were happily ensconced in the GeekDad booth again this year, but with bigger rockets from Tom & Dick's magic workshop... and more advanced composite materials baked into the RocketMavericks Reference Design. (I’ll add notes to the photo details)

Next to us were pre-release versions of a whole new Lego product line with metal structures (for better robots) and the WIRED Editor-in-Chief showing how to make cheap UAVs.

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  1. Brent Howe 72 months ago | reply

    Nice looks like a blast!

  2. NVS_Inc 72 months ago | reply

    I can hear the bragging rights on the playground now... "oh yea.. well my Dad's rocket is bigger than your Dad's!!!"

  3. A Tout Le Monde 72 months ago | reply

    It's not about size, it's how you use it!

  4. Todd Huffman 72 months ago | reply

    Nice presentation! Love the angled rockets for framing.

  5. !MimosaMicheMichelle! 72 months ago | reply

    You must have been very happy in this environment and knowing that you are helping young minds to thrive!

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