Our team consists of four members. We the Team Seyon have come upon to create a jet pack using simple and cost effective materials. Building this prop is not rocket science, even though you're building a "jet pack." We used basic products to build this jet pack. The main concept was to make this jet pack user friendly and also look simple and cool.
The first thing we did was cut a part off the frame of my pack to be more streamlined. So we cut off these pieces with a rotary tool. Next we screwed the Hide-a-key boxes to the top of the frame. Making sure to leave enough room in between to fit the fire extinguisher. These little boxes are very sturdy and have hinged tops. After that we mounted the other paper tray (wall mountable) and the slide cartridge to the first paper tray. In both cases we just stacked the various parts in different places and decided that our jet pack looks the coolest!" and started drilling holes and adding epoxy.
Next comes the wings! These plastic file dividers were a great find. We saw them and instantly thought "JETPACK WINGS!" All we did was epoxy them to the side of the backpack frame. Now our jet pack is ready for paint. I debated painting the whole thing flat white, giving it that futuristic/space look, but decided on an aged metal look. You can see a time lapse of the paint job, but basically we used one coat of primer, one coat of chrome, then a patchy coat of flat black to tone down the shininess.This gave a brighter look for our jet pack.
We then added 2 cardboard tubes, which we painted black, to the inside of the jet pack They look like fuel tanks and help hide the fire extinguisher when the cover is closed. Lastly, we added some steel mesh we had laying around to part of the frame using a hot glue gun.
It consists of two PVC joints and a rubber grommet. Using a rotary tool, cut a hole at the back of the larger PVC joint just big enough to fit one end of the smaller PVC joint into. Epoxy the two joints together to create your sweet exhaust system. Lastly epoxy the rubber grommet to the other end of your small joint. This should fit snuggly on your fire extinguisher nozzle. Once your fire extinguisher is taped into place you'll need a way to trigger it. After searching through old NASA blueprints we came up with this ingenious trigger system -- a long string!
We the TEAM SEYON are very proud to present a simple and cool jetpack.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Gokul S
Type of entry: team
faculty advisor : dinesh kumar.g
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