AirRocketWorks is founded by Rick Schertle and Keith Violette. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you in the next 24 hours.
Rick Schertle - Rick is in his twenty-third year teaching pubic school in San Jose, CA. Just this year he was hired for his dream job, running the Maker Lab at a new K-8 STEAM School in his district. He’s the founder and director of the Washington Maker Workshop, a non-profit maker space in the low-income neighborhood of San Jose. He’s a contributing writer for MAKE Magazine and designed the compressed air rocket for MAKE 15 and the folding-wing glider in MAKE 31. With his wife and kids, he loves all things that fly.
Keith Violette - Keith is a mechanical design engineer with 18 years of experience designing robotic prosthetic arms, medical devices, and ultra-precision air bearings in New Hampshire. He has built several CNC machines and 3D printers, and founded a local CNC group. Keith is also a contributing writer for MAKE Magazine, and designed the Air Rocket Glider in MAKE #39, and helped redesign the CAR v2.0, v2.1 & new v2.2. He is also the lucky husband of a creative and understanding wife and father of two maker kids.
Our Story - Keith first contacted Rick after building Rick's articles of the balsa wood Folding Wing Glider and the Compressed Air Rocket launcher.