[MUSIC PLAYING] ADAM KALKIN: At the end, Iwant to close this thing. So you guys can maybe I’lltrap some of you guys in it. Because it’s pretty cool This has room for people? ADAM KALKIN: Yeah, you candefinitely get some people in it. Really?
ADAM KALKIN: Yeah. The basic shell islike a container, like a recycled container. We were originally going tobring the first push button house into the building,but they were having a lot of trouble ANDREA ILLY: Becauseof the size. ADAM KALKIN: Becauseof the size.
When did you debut the PushButton house for Illy? Is this the debut? ADAM KALKIN: I took the one fromArt Basel, and redid it. And shipped it to theVenice Biennale. Then we were going to bring itback here and we realized that there’s a huge elevator, butthe door coming out of the elevator is like So we couldn’t actually getit in the building.
ADAM KALKIN: We designed itspecifically for this space. So it does open and close. I’m Adam. JAMES ROSENQUIST: Adam what? ADAM KALKIN: Kalkin. JAMES ROSENQUIST: Hi, Adam. ADAM KALKIN: Adam Kalkin. Hi.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA: I’vebeen long interested in shipping containers asalternate dwellings. But this is amazing. ADAM KALKIN: Thank you. DREW NIEPORENT: So you actuallypress a button? ADAM KALKIN: You do press DREW NIEPORENT: And thewhole thing opens?
ADAM KALKIN: You dopress a button. The button is well hidden due tothe public nature of this. And the potential people running aroundwith a push button could be a little volatile. ADAM KALKIN: How high is thatshit off the ground? 34?
How To Make a Matchbox Rocket Launching Kit
These desktop rockets might be tiny, but they’reimpressively powerful, leave a cool trail of smoke, and shoot up to 40 feet away. Surprisingly,they’re only powered by one single match head. In this project we’re using aluminumfoil and a box of matches, to make the ultimate in desktop weaponry. Homemade, Matchbox Rockets. All we need to start this project is a boxof matches, aluminum foil and a wooden skewer. I’m using these green â€œstrike on boxâ€�matches, but the red ones will work just as well. Ok it’s time to get to work, and thefirst thing we need to do is grab a few of these matches and set them to the side, becausewe’ll still need a bundle of those, for
our kit when it’s finished. Now amazingly,these rockets are only powered by one single match head. But they only work, if we getrid of the stick first. Of course that’s not much of a challenge as long as you havea pair of scissors. And if you try lining your container with something like a sock,the match heads won’t bounce out. Instead they just collect conveniently at the bottom.Here are all the match heads I got from this box, and to store them, why don’t we tryusing one of these soda cap containers made in a previous project? These things have allkinds of applications, so look for for how to make them in another project tutorial. Alright,to start making our assembly kit we’re going
to need a single bamboo skewer, and this templatewhich I’m going to give you for free. Just look in the description for a link on whereto get that. Transfer the marks from the diagram onto the skewer, then carefully cut the endsoff, so when it’s modified, it looks like this. The next step is to tape the body templateto a piece of paperboard, like this one I got from a cereal box. Make sure to cut theedges as cleanly as you can, because this is going to be our tracing template. The littlesquare I’m cutting out now is the guide for tracing the rocket’s fins. And for those,I use aluminum foil tape I got at the hardware store. Each square will make one set of rocketfins, so cut as many as you want, then fold
them â€œpoint to pointâ€� from both directions.Pinch them at the base and push your fingers together, so that when you crease them downit looks like a little xwing. When you snip off the point at the very tip, the rocketfins are ready for application, and by now you should have an idea of how this is goingto work. Now I made a whole bunch more and loaded them into the other side, of the sodacap container, so I have them on hand whenever I need one. Ok, let’s bust out the aluminumfoil, and tear off a sheet to start creating the rocket bodies. I’m laying a sheet ofpaper towel overtop, then carefully folding the stack up 3 times, so it’s 4 layers deepand just a bit larger than the cardboard template.
You probably figured out already that we’regoing to trace around the edges, then cut the shape out of all the layers, at the sametime. Normally the edges would stick together after the foil’s been cut, but you can seethe paper towel solves that problem, and makes it super easy to separate. I tried making13 pieces at the same time, and it actually worked, so you can see how quick and easyit is to make a whole stack in no time flat. And check this out, the assembly station iscompletely portable as well. I designed the patterns, and the template so they’d fitperfectly inside the matchbox, and you can see there’s a little place for the skewerin there as well. Now to finish our rocket
factory the only thing left to do is makea small hole in the top of the box, about half an inch from the end. Now if we bringback any matches we saved from earlier, and add a candle, we’ve created a portable assemblystation, that you could take just about anywhere. Alright, let’s get to work and build somerockets. Here you can see what the finished rocket will look like. It’s light as a feather,but surprisingly stable in flight. You might have noticed there are two markings on thetemplate that indicate how to roll the body tube. With the skewer in position, place asingle match head on top, and make sure it’s pointing upward, without any gaps. Now slowlyand carefully roll the foil tube, as tightly