Building Multiple Rockets with One Set of Tooling

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Tent 3 | Seminar

February 19, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Presented by: Ben Smith

This seminar will detail the general construction of a variety of rockets using one set of tooling. Information detailing making fuels and basic shop safety guidelines will also be covered. Nozzled BP, nozzleless BP, whistle and strobe rocket construction will all be detailed. Though this class will use the FireSmith Super BP Core Burn tools, the basic techniques, fuels and safety guidelines are applicable to the construction of just about any type of rocket. A batch of benzoate whistle fuel will be made during this seminar. The making of strobe fuel will also be covered.

Additional Session Information
Beginner Friendly
Age 18+


About Presenters

Ben Smith

Ben started his pyro career at an early age. As a boy, he saved his pennies throughout the year just to be able to visit the fireworks stands during that one great week in July. While in elementary school, he was exposed to the world of rocketry and began constructing sugar and BP rockets. This led to the experimentation and construction of other pyro devices. Ben currently owns and operates FireSmith Pyrotechnic Tooling. Through this enterprise, he has designed and currently manufactures over 150 different tools and machines used to construct a wide variety of pyro devices.

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