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Keith Violette

Sandown, NH

Birthday: January 1

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Nick Corston and friends have started STEAM Co., a fantastic traveling Science Tech Engineering ARTS and Math show.  They have done tons of shows and events all over the UK.  The launcher that Nick uses is one of our original Kickstarter era v2.0 la…
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I wanted to add some excellent links to those of you who have access to 3D printers.  Here are some some fin, nosecone and even complete rockets that can be 3D printed:
Customize, download & print a compressed air rocket from our friends at RIPPL3D:…
A couple years ago I borrowed a friends GoPro Hero 3 Black and we had some fun figuring out the launch velocities of paper rockets & the Air Rocket Glider at 120 frames per second.  Here is the picture that sums it all up:
We did it "Mythbusters sty…
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CARB Parts:
Here are the three parts that assemble to make the CARB Compressed Air Rocket Bounce recovery.  You will need to add the superglue.


Installation of the nosecone is a bit tricky.  You may want to practice pushing and twisting in the nos…
UPDATE - 9/2/16:
We had a GREAT time at the NH Maker Faire last weekend.  The timing of the SEE Exhibit project and the NH Faire aligned, and we brought the entire exhibit to Henry Law part to test it out with the kids.

Ryan assisted all day, shown…
UPDATE 9/23/16:
Our friends at NASA used the launcher system again, this time it was used at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  They set up right in front of the rocket garden, which made for a perfect backdrop.  Video at the link below.
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I wanted to show off the incredible thank you notes that I received after loaning a couple rocket launchers, rocket making materials and some other science experiments to Atkinson Academy for their Enrichment Day on 5/28/16.  I'm very impressed with…
11/1/16 - UPDATE:
The system is fully operational!


Here is a link to a video of it in operation:
Click Here for First Dual Launch Video
We'll see how well it holds up when a field trip is at the museum tomorrow.
9/23/16 - UPDATE:
Nearly there...…
Our friends at NASA Kennedy Space Center have allowed us to post their paper rocket templates here on our website.  From left to right above: ATLAS V, DELTA IV, FALCON 9 and DELTA II launch vehicles.
Click here to go to the template and detailed ins…
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NASA Kennedy Space Center Templates 4/20/16
Click on the link above to download a PDF template designed by our friends at NASA Kennedy Space Center.  These four templates represent the Delta II, Delta IV and Atlas IV from United Launch Alliance, and…
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Here are a few tips and tricks should you ever experience difficulty with your CAR v2.0 or CAR v2.1.
First understand how the launcher operates by looking at the 4 figures at this link.
Second, test for leaks.  Pressurize the system and feel for lea…
Here is how the CAR launcher uses air pressure to launch rockets:
This year we will be partnering with University of New Hampshire's STEM outreach team.  We will have templates and tape so anyone can make a rocket to launch on our new improved CAR v2.1 launcher, or with a home made "Stomp Rocket" launcher.  We wil…
The links below provide some instruction for middle and high school teachers to have a compressed air rocket competition.  Our launcher, the CAR v2.1 may be used, or you can build your own launcher either using our instructions, the new NASA Templat…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLEQedX8KDw
This is a video showing how the Patriots Jet Team Foundation has been teaching STEM activities using compressed air rockets with high school students.  More info here:
http://www.pjtf.org/freedom-high-scho…
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