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Tinker. Hack. Invent. Saturdays at The Henry Ford
Saturday, 4/26/2014
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
TechShop Detroit-Allen Park

Join us at The Henry Ford Museum for a great day of family friendly fun!

A blast for kids ages 5 and up in a make, play and take format. We'll have a station for kids to cut out, assemble, modify and decorate soft paper rockets. Once built, kids (and the young of heart!) can shoot their rockets from a compressed air launcher made from common plumbing and lawn sprinkler parts along a fixed monofilament line that is attached to the museum ceiling. In this way, we can send the rockets on dramatic indoor flights while controlling precisely where they fly. Each rocket will ride along that monofilament fishing line by hitching onto a section of plastic straw that slides up and down the line. The flight is controlled by the design of the rocket and the air pressure that you pump into the launcher.

Afterward, folks can take their rockets home with them. Tools used are paper tape, markers and common scissors.

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