If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I have a love for simple ideas. So you won't be surprised when I tell you how much I love the Rocket Launcher created by Parivendhan, another winner at the Sony Creative Science Award. Unsurprisingly, he won a commendation for the Simplicity Award.
When I first spotted him, he was playing with his creation - The Rocket Launcher.
He simply placed the red rocket on top of the cup and it would shoot upwards. I was intrigued and asked him a few questions.
How did you make your rocket?
I used a plastic cup and wrapped it with tape to form the cone at the top. Then I made 4 holes on the bottom of the cup and tied cut rubber band pieces across from one another.
How long did you take to make this?
A few hours
Did you make other creations before deciding on this?
I loved his candour about his creation and confidence in creating something so simple yet totally ingenious. I hope to make one with my kids this week.