Jetpack Convention

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Phil Torrone, the Maker of Makers reports on a gathering of jetpack aficionados, which can only be called a wet dream sort of Chuck Yeager and Jetson geeks everywhere. There were several working rocket belts in attendance, and I can say with no reservation that I would gladly cut off a pinky toe for the chance to jet-trip the light fantastic, powered by hydrogen peroxide, and child-like shrieking. Photo by William S Higgins, who braved the trip to the upstate NY boonies to take them.


Rocketbelt Convention [via Make]

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I guess in the wee small hours after a copius amount of drinking they'll all be joining in to sing....

"And I think it's gonna be a long long time, Till touch down brings me round again to find, I'm not the man they think I am at home, Oh no no no I'ma ROCKET MAAAAN...."