Rubber-band powered airplane, Tuesday (May 31)

Have you ever wanted to build a little rubber-band powered airplane that actually flies?

At the upcoming miniMakreFaire, I will be doing workshops, teaching folks how to make a flying model.
BUT, if you want a private preview, this coming Tuesday (May 31), I will be at the Hackspace, and if you want to build your own flying model, I’ll help you !

At the ‘space, cost for materials will be $4.

If you are under 8 years old (with an on-leash adult), or desperately poor, I’ll donate the materials to you for free.
I’ve helped over 1,000 people complete these flying critters, and every one of them flew.
It takes about 1 – 2 hours to build. I will bring enough materials for a dozen people (little people get priority, but mostly its first come-first-served).
You will have to find a clear 2 by1 Foot workspot at the Hackspace (You are on your own with that).

See you there!


2 Comments on “Rubber-band powered airplane, Tuesday (May 31)

  1. Hey Karl,

    this is awesome! … I wonder if something like this could be fitting for our TEDxKids@BC program? … we plan to have activities during long breaks (1hr) for the kids (and adults) in the audience to have some fun and learn something interesting along the way … not sure if the time it takes to build the airplanes is a limiting factor, but would still like to touch base with you and discuss … unfortunately I can’t make it at the Hackspace on Tue but if you email me we can get in touch


  2. Hey Karl – long time no see (I think the last time I saw you was the ebikes opening party!)

    Anyway, I just found out about this event and I will be there for SURE – I’m going to *try* to round up a few kids to join in, but I know that the two I have in mind usually go to bed by 9. Maybe the parents can make a special case just this once??

    See you tonight!