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Watch as the Apple iPhone 4S blasts off inside a rocket

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Watch as the Apple iPhone 4S blasts off inside a rocket
Have you ever been so frustrated  with your handset that you just wanted to punt it into outer space? Actually, there are better reasons to stuff your smartphone into a model rocket and  have it blast off into space. You might be like Mike Westerfield, who built a special balsa wood container in which he placed his wife's Apple iPhone 4S and a TI SensorTag. The goal is to capture certain flight information, like maximum altitude and speed.

The Apple iPhone 4S fits snugly into the balsa wood holder

The Apple iPhone 4S fits snugly into the balsa wood holder

Building this thing took a lot of hard work and all of the instructions can be seen at the sourcelink. The most important part that you will need is the Apple iPhone 4S and unless you have a wife willing to donate her phone for the advancement of science, you're going to have to use your own phone.

Can you hear the countdown starting? Click on the video below to see an Apple iPhone 4S do something wicked and defy gravity (see what we did there?)

source: MakeProjects via TUAW

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posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:01 1

1. mydi.maus (unregistered)


thats cool how about trying it with an ipad,..

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 02:46 1

4. StreetNerd (Posts: 705; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Just stupid -_-"

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:08 10

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


I think phonearena has posted too much Apple related news recently... I want to hear more on Google Microsoft RIM etc lol :)

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 12:35 2

8. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


So do I

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 00:12 5

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In such cases you can make much more with Android OS (Arduino + Google's ADK). :)

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 06:58 3

6. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Where it finally belongs. AWAY IN SPACE! :P

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 23:38

10. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


no way. send the GS3 up there. right where IT belongs... in another Galaxy

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 11:08

7. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


shaking my head....

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 23:00

9. KIANO (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


The new iRocket?

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