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Old 09-13-2016, 08:43 PM
stefanj stefanj is offline
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Oregon Rocketry has had a booth in the local (Portland, OR) Maker Faire for four of the last five years.

The demographic out here, at least, tends to be families with young kids. Most interest in actual model rockets seems to come with dads who would like to get back into the hobby . . . sometimes "when this one is older."

The last two years we added a paper rocket activity. Kids and parents roll a rocket from paper, add cardstock fins, and we launch it from a compressed air launcher.

This is INSANELY popular. Kids and parents both get a kick over their model blasting up a couple hundred feet (?).

Downside: It really distracts from interest in actual model rockets.
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