Steve Hoefer from Grathio Labs has shared a fun, easy tutorial for making launchable mini-rockets from three materials you probably already have lying around: a matchbook, a paperclip, and aluminum foil. Since matches are basically "solid fuel on a stick," and a rocket is a stick that needs some fuel...it's kind of a DIY no-brainer.
Sheridan Fire District
This month, IKEA and The Family Handyman magazine are hosting this worthy contest, The Rescue Remodel. Previously, 1000s of local firehouses were nominated to receive a complete kitchen remodel. The top five have been selected, and now it's your turn to vote! "The firehouse with the most votes will receive a truly heroic kitchen renovation valued at $25,000. And since it’s all from IKEA, it will be full of smart and innovative ideas to make their lives a little bit easier so they can better protect our communities."
Fresh outta last night's pyrotechnic displays (or, if you were the kids on my block, misadventures resulting into not two, but three visitis from the fire department), check out this fascinating video of a wide-angle camera mounted to the end of fireworks:
Fire Up is a campfire do-it-yourself-kit designed by Evelien Stamhuis to help you build a roaring fire in no time. Everything one would need is in the bag.
I have no idea how much it costs, or whether its actually for sale...but I wonder what the functionality is? Are open campfires legal and encouraged in the Netherlands? Can anyone - namely someone who doesn't know anything about building fires - just plop down and set these things ablaze? Or, would someone bring this with them on a camping trip?
I really do get it as a design project, and I'm sure it works wonderfully. But though I'm not sure of the environmental impact of burning