Sunday, December 30, 2012
Missile Toe: Watch some Christmas Tree rocketry
It`s after Christmas, so what do you do with your Christmas tree, turn it into an ICBM of course! From the creators of "Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling" comes a new epic flight, the flight of the XMS MissileToe.
This year's tree boasted onboard power systems and a custom made Arduino control unit. The engines were lit in 2 programmed stages. The lights on the tree were also powered. Light and launch control were initiated wirelessly from a laptop.
Also onboard was a Contour Roam deemed the "tree cam". Amazingly, the Roam survived with barely a scratch after an incredibly hard impact with the ground.
nice, how about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine`s Day and Easter?
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