Rockets in action and I don’t mean salad leaves

On friday a contingent of the Hursley Emerging tech crew (a good few of who are founder members of eightbar) gathered in a Hampshire field to have a rocket launching competition. Fellow eightbar Rob Smart has produced this video of the entire event, its features all the key moments including Dave CJ’s rocket complete with wireless camera to record the flight, and landing (in a tree).
All the rockets were non-explosive, water powered, diet coke powered etc. It was a very good work day out and bonding experience, with a huge dose of geek chic on top of it. There was lots of participation too.

We did this last about 3 years ago, then I remember about 4 cameras. This time it was very well covered in digital form. We have a growing flickr pool if you are interested.