Patterns and Templates for Make: Rockets

 

Chapter 3 - Juno: A Solid Propellant Rocket

    Three Fin Guide.pdf

    Four Fin Guide.pdf

    Juno.rkt

    Juno Fin Template.pdf

   

Chapter 4 - Launch Pads

    Mono Launch Controller Decals.pdf

    Quad Launch Controller Decals.pdf

    Quad Launch Pad Decals.pdf


Chapter 6 - Compressed Air Rockets

    Air Rocket Templates.pdf


Chapter 8 - How High Did It Go?

    Single-axis Tracker Template.pdf

    Single-axis Tracker Protractor.pdf

    Theodolite Side Template 1.pdf

    Theodolite Side Template 2.pdf

    Theodolite Azimuth Protractor.pdf

    Theodolite Elevation Protractor.pdf


Chapter 9 - Payloads

    Juno Payload.rkt

    Ceres Fin Template.pdf

    Ceres A Fat Man.rkt

    Ceres A ICU.rkt

    Ceres A ICU2.rkt

    Ceres A Over Easy.rkt

    Ceres A Thin Man.rkt

    Ceres B Fat Man.rkt

    Ceres B ICU.rkt

    Ceres B ICU2.rkt

    Ceres B Over Easy.rkt

    Ceres B Thin Man.rkt


Chapter 11 - Water Rockets

    Water Rocket Fin Template.pdf


Chapter 15 - Minimum Diameter Rockets

    Hebe.rkt

    Hebe Fin Template.pdf


Chapter 16 - Mini Rockets

    Eros.rkt

    Toutatis.rkt

    Toutatis and Eros Fin Templates.pdf


Chapter 17 - Multistage Rockets

    Romulus.rkt

    Romulus Fin Templates.pdf


Chapter 18 - Cluster Rockets

    Cerberus.rkt

    Cerberus Templates.pdf

    Six Fin Guide.pdf

    Transition Template.pdf

    Ceres C Fat Man.rkt

    Ceres C Thin Man.rkt

    Ceres C ICU.rkt

    Ceres C ICU2.rkt

    Ceres C Over Easy.rkt


Chapter 19 - Helicopter Recovery

    Nicomachus Fin Template.pdf


Chapter 20 - Rocket and Boost Gliders

    Icarus Fuselage Template.pdf

    Icarus Wing template.pdf

    Icarus Stabilizer template.pdf

    Icarus Rudder template.pdf

    Icarus Pylon Templates.pdf


Chapter 21 - Air Rocket Glider

    Daedalus Templates.pdf


Appendix A - Programs from the Book

    Juno Simulation.bas

    SRockS.bas

    Theodolite.bas

Make: Rockets

Down to Earth Rocket Science


This new book from Maker Media covers all aspects of building and flying solid propellant model rockets through 40 N-s total impulse, water rockets, and air rockets. Build launchers and trackers and, if you like, explore the math and science behind rocket flight.


Get the early release eBook now at the O’Reilly Web Store, or preorder a print copy from Amazon.com.

This page provides full-size printable templates for the various fins and other irregular parts in all of the projects in the book, as well as RockSim simulation files for the solid-propellent rockets that can be simulated well. All of the source code for programs in the book are here for download, too.


All of the templates are PDF files, which should load and print on practically any computer. The RockSim files have the file extension .rkt; these will load in either RockSim or Open Rocket. Open Rocket is the simulator described in the book, while RockSim was used to find the approximate altitudes listed for the various rockets.


These files may be freely downloaded and copied for non-commercial use.

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