Maker Faire

Rocket Belts: Past and Future

Type: Presentation
Program Area: Engineering

Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 11:00 AM (30 minutes)

Day/Time: (30 minutes)

Location: Make Theatre

I am a Rocket Belt enthusiast and builder. I have collected pictures and videos documenting the history, construction and milestone flights of rocket belts and jetpacks. I am using this information to build working scale models leading to a full sized unit. The goal is to use rigs and advanced materials to safely proof and evaluate designs.
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Presented by

Andrew Filo
Filo/Optum Corp

My goal has been to go from a concept or invention to a reality in the shortest time possible. I have a format small shop (10'x 12') equipped with select tabletop format machines. This allows me to reduce a prototype housing to reality in less than day (so I can meet Fedex). I have Invented or help develop a number of products including iCybie, Hitclips, Videonow, Soundbites, Toothtunes, Gamefinder jr, Petster, BlockBuster Win-In-A-Flash promotional game, and MANY more. My Current personal projects include a Rocket Belt (flying) and Full Sized Lost In Space B9 Robot as a Robot.