Roger Smith's Page

AKA: jadebox

Location: Oviedo, FL

Certification Level: L2 NAR/Tripoli


Favorite Rockets: Estes Omega


Roger maintains

Roger, and his wife, Bracha, have built and flown some of the furriest rockets of all-time. Their "Big Daddy Akavish" is a spider-themed high-power rocket standing about four-foot tall on its eight legs.


Favorite Quote:

Science is a way of trying not to fool yourself. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.

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Alpha VI


- A8-3 - Sheepscot General [More]



Album - November 2009 Launch


Album - May 2008 Launch



Album - NSL 2022


National Events / NSL 2022


Cropped aerial photo taken on Saturday



Garage Organizer Shelf Unit



My garage workshop has served more as a storage place for the past year than as a workshop.  So, a few weekends ago I started trying to organize it better so that I can get back to building rockets. One of the things I did was to build a set of shelves designed primarily to organize storage ... [More]


Garage Organizer Shelf Unit - The Result

Build Entry

I am really pleased with the result. Having my collection of screws and other small parts organized where I can quickly find them is going to make life easier. And having a place to charge the batteries for my tools frees up a lot of space on my workbench. Now ... back to building rockets! ... [More]


Garage Organizer Shelf Unit - Photos Phinally

Build Entry

And now ... because I forgot to take more photos ... here is the completed cabinet. What you missed: You didn't get to see me mess up. I had intended to work from the bottom up, but I had attached the rails to the inside vertical pieces before I got to that point and the measurement was ... [More]


Garage Organizer Shelf Unit - Power Supply

Build Entry

I attached a power strip to the back wall behind the charging shelf. On one end of the panel, I used a plastic grommet to cover the hole for the power cord. At the other end, I added USB charging plugs (because it looks cool and because I forgot that the power strip has two USB outlets). ... [More]


Garage Organizer Shelf Unit - From the Bottom Up

Build Entry

Bracha painted the wooden parts and I started assembling the shelves and dividers starting from the bottom. I assembled the parts close to where the unit would stand in the garage because it was going to be very heavy.  Rather than carefully following the measurements in my rough sketch or ... [More]


Garage Organizer Shelf Unit - Starting the Assembly

Build Entry

I cut several 1x2" boards into rails to hold the storage boxes and used glue and an nail gun to attach them to the side panels. [More]



Album - March 2020 Launch


ROCK Launches / March 2020 Launch





Album - Winternationals


Album - Winternationals 2007



Album - ROAR Launches


Album - 2019-07-16 - Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Launch



Album - NARCON 2018



Album - (Turkey and) GRITS 2017



Album - November 2017 Launch



Album - April 2017 Launch



Album - February 2016 Launch



Album - Kit-Bash/Modified


Album - Gliders


Album - Goonybirds


Album - Scratch-Built



Album - November 2015 Launch



Album - September 2015 Launch



Album - June 2015 Launch


Roger Smith