Blast off into outer space with 3D Printed rockets and littleBits!
I 3D printed rockets and used my littleBits make them blast off!
Make your own Rocket Mobile now!
Credits: Created by Keith Ozar
How To Make It
Download the Rocket STL files provided.
3D print your Rockets on a 3D Printer at 40%. I made 10 Rockets for this project and 3D printed them various colors.
Use a Dremel with a drill bit to drill small holes into the 3D printed Rockets.
Cut 10 pieces of Spring Steel to 8 1/2 inches, bend one end of each Spring Steel piece into a flat square shape with Pliers so it can easily be taped onto the Clear Plastic Laser Cut littleBits Disc in step 6.
Hot Glue the Spring Steel into the 3D Printed Rockets.
Tape the flat end of the Spring Steel to the Clear Plastic Laser Cut littleBits Disc so the Rockets are in flying formation.
Connect your littleBits in this order Battery + Power + Wire + DC Motor and put in a project box AKA Mission Control Box. Use a Dremel with a drill bit to drill small holes for the DC Motor to spin through and a hole to turn on and off the power. Use foam scraps to help the littleBits stay in place.
Slip the Clear Plastic Laser Cut littleBits Disc onto the DC Motor on the outside of the Mission Control Box.
Count down from Ten to Zero and scream "LIFT OFF!" Turn on the Power Switch and watch the Rockets blast off into outer space!