Launch Interlock

I never got to build my own model rockets as a kid. It's surprising really, since I spent a lot of time launching far less flight-worthy objects through the air with ridiculous feats of garage chemistry. Of course, this was before YouTube. So when I ordered a pair of model rockets for my nephews I was undoubtedly more excited than they were.

As usual I expected too much. My inner Calvin glared with disappointment when I rummaged through the kit to find the included "Estes Electron Beam Launch Controller". It's an underwhelming little device with nothing more than a safety pin, LED and small launch button. And while I'm sure it does its job, it didn't exactly fit the NASA image I'd conjured for their first rocket launch.

So I set to work on something way cooler...

Launch Control Quiz - Android App from David Dean on Vimeo.

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