Insanity is fun where you’re surrounded by people who encourage it or supplement it. My uncle is usually the lead in coming up with stupid ways to injure people around us. He usually spends as much time building a trebuchet, gigantic bubbles, potato cannon or water rocket as he does trying to convince people to play with him. Then I showed up with camera gear and my own bag of chemical and physics knowledge. Things got heavy.
The rocket setup isn’t anything new. In fact, the school I work at has one and we use it as a physics project. The plans can be found online (surprise!). The fun part was when my uncle saw my GoPro camera. We realized that we could strap this to the top of it and fire it off into the sky. After about five seconds of deliberation of whether or not we should do it (we did it) and if it would break the camera (that’s its job), we headed to the beach. After the first test shot, we had half of the cabins, three extra families and every kid on the beach watching what we were doing. I shot at 60 fps, 720p so I could slow the video down and after a short edit (it’s a bit amateur, but it captures the fun we had) we had a video that everybody in the Quarterdeck Beach Houses HAD to see. You can to! (it’s down below)