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

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.

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

Related phones

iPhone 4s
  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. mydi.maus unregistered

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

4. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Just stupid -_-"

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 :)

8. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

So do I

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

6. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Where it finally belongs. AWAY IN SPACE! :P

10. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

shaking my head....


Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

The new iRocket?

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