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You can even split matches, in a pinch. Tim MacWelch
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Want to launch a rocket of your very own? It doesn’t take an advanced degree, or even expensive equipment. In the latest Build It video, we make miniature rockets out of matches.

Warning: Although the rockets we made in the video have a limited range, matchsticks can fly much farther. Be careful not to burn the house down, and wear eye protection—you’ll shoot your eye out, kid.

For more information, check out the full written instructions.

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