A self designed and built quadrotor, with built-in motion-stabilized camera gimbal. All major parts for the quad were built using a CNC machine that I also built.

Compressed Air Rocket 2.0 and Air Rocket Glider


After six years and thousands of builds around the world, MAKE's Compressed Air Rocket Launcher has received a total overhaul. Come hear from the original designer Rick Schertle about all that went into this new design. Also hear about the new Air Rocket Glider designed in collaboration with Keith Violette. Keith and Rick's story is a classic maker collaboration between the East and West Coast.



We made a quadcopter. Me and my partner wanted to build something that involved flying and remote control so this is what we decided on. We added additional things like propeller guards to make the quadcopter better.



Aluminum wire and LED sculptures. Light enough to be suspended from a helium balloon.
Each figure is created by hand-weaving wire stitch-by-stitch around a solid wax form, which is melted away.



Para-plane : a 1/2 size para-plane with a light weight fabric chute and propeller / motor and directional flaps. Creative variation over the concept of motor assisted parachute.

Digi International


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Maker Collaboration: The Air Rocket Glider


Maker West meets Maker East! Rick and Keith have been working on this project together for a major project in an upcoming issue of MAKE Magazine. They'll be meeting for the first time at WMF NY for the first time to give a sneak peak of their project. They will not just be talking about the Air Rocket Glider (ARG), but demoing it as well!


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