Looking at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on a map of France.

-Vincent Van Gogh

 

This is the website of Dr. Eric Jacob. I have a bunch of projects here and I am working on adding more. I am currently employed at Gloyer Taylor Laboratories as a bonafide rocket scientist.

 

 

PROJECTS

¤Coil Gun

¤Hybrid Rocket

¤How to Make Solid Propellant Rocket Candy

¤Pulse Detonation Engine

¤Sausage Powered Rocket

¤MSOE Senior Design Rocket

¤Misc. Rocket Videos

¤High School Sumo Robotics

¤RC Submarine

¤High Altitude Balloon

¤Gravity & Orbits

¤Paintball Modifications - M1919

¤RC Airplanes

¤FIRST Robotics

¤MSOE Walking Robot Competition

¤Half Scale V-1 Engine

¤Small Scale Trebuchet

¤Large Trebuchet

¤Schlieren Photography

¤Plexiglas Hybrid Rocket

¤Homemade Hot Wire Cutter

¤Entomopter

¤BBQ smoker

¤Homemade CNC

¤Remote Power

¤Wii Remote IR Camera Hack

¤Wii Rocket

¤Neon Sign Transformer

¤Jacob's Ladder

¤Tornado Box

¤FPV Flying

¤Ham Radio License

¤Solar Collector

¤Stirling Engine

¤Lasers

RESEARCH

¤Combustion Instability

¤Shock Waves (M.S. Thesis)

¤PhD Dissertation

¤Rijke Tube

¤Pulse Detonation Engine

¤Hybrid Rocket Propellants

¤Technical Papers

¤Mathematics M.S.

 

INTERESTING PROBLEMS

¤Running in the Rain

¤Path of a Bullet (Rotation About the Earth)

¤Rotation of a Book

¤Planetary Orbits

¤Rotation About a Rope Tied to Another Mass

¤Voyager Mission Animation

¤Gravity Assist Explanation

¤Gravity Fields

¤PAM-D Rotation

 

HOBBIES

¤Biking

¤Billiards

¤Paintball

¤Chess

¤Literature

¤BlackJack

¤Painting/Drawing

 

 

PHYSICS DEMONSTRATIONS

¤Internal Stresses/Polarization

¤Bessel Functions, Vibrating Free String

¤Pendulums

¤Impact

¤Feynman Angular Momentum

¤Chaos

¤String-Mass Central Force

 

IDEAS

¤UAV & Cruise Missile

¤Lightning Chicken

¤Paintball Modifications - Sniper Rifle

¤Water Bottle Rocket Backpack

 

MISCELLANEOUS

¤Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design

¤Notable Links

¤Bar Tricks

¤About Me

¤Mathematics Genealogy

¤Rocketry Timeline

 

PHILOSOPHY

¤The Nature of Coincidence

¤Logical Morality

¤The Theory of Barwanism

¤Evolution Relationship

¤Immigration

¤Life and Intelligence

¤Santa and Religion

 

 

 
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