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Water Rocket Project on Hold for now

The last 6 months have really flown by and with a house move in the mix there hasnt been much time for water rockets. We have decided for now to put the water rocket projects on hold.

We dont think we are finished with this hobby as there are still plenty of things to do but we have an exciting new science project to take on this year after 4 years of water rockets. We are going to step up the altitude quite a bit, well a lot in fact, we are going to work on a High Altitude Balloon project.

We are hoping for some similar pics to this one from our project

We are doing our background homework now and as usual will publish our work on a blog website http://hab.hampson.net.au which will start to get some content soon

We will of course keep this water rocket website online as there is lots of good information there for anyone else considering the hobby. We are till happy to answer water rocket questions if you have them.

Posted by on January 17th, 2012 3 Comments

Website Back Online

The HHWRSA website is back online. We still have a few small things to fix, but we are back again.

Posted by on August 14th, 2011 1 Comment

Tweeting our Next Launch Day

This Sunday the 3rd April at approx 2:30pm Sydney time (GMT+10 or 04:30am 3/4/2011 UTC time) we will have a launch day to try the new updates on the water rocket car. We may even have a shot at the Dragster Speed Record if things go well.

We will try out something new for the hobby and use twitter to provide updates, commentary and photos in real time during the event.

Updates will be via our Twitter Page

http://www.twitter.com/toddhampson

If your a regular tweeter then you can go to our twitter page and follow us now then get our updates as we post them.

We will use the hashtag #waterrocketcar for all posts

If you are not a regular twitter user thats ok too, just go to our twitter page above about that time in your local area, or check out our HHWRSA web site (this site) and look in the sidebar to the right —-> under the Twitter heading and updates will be there too.

Here is a good time converter, remember our time is Sydney Australia Time, and no daylight savings tomorrow :)

http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

Posted by on April 2nd, 2011 Comments Off

Optimized Mobile Access for HHWRSA

We have noticed there are a number of users accessing the site via a mobile phone. We also are using the  iphone more and more to do work on the website. So we thought we would optimize the mobile experience for the mobile users.

The website will now detect if a user is  accessing the site from a mobile device and show a new mobile optimsed version of the website to them. All the content is still there, its just easier to access and navigate for mobile users. If you are not using a mobile device you will see the normal website.

Here is what it looks like on an iphone

Main screen at the top showing recent posts

Bottom of the page showing the sidebar

Hopefully this will encourage more users to access the site via mobile devices :)

Posted by on February 6th, 2011 Comments Off