Buffalo Museum of Science & Doug Borzynski – for letting us use the laser cutter to make model/prototype.
Töad Meädow – for the inspiration.
Things we learned
Density of iron (III) oxide thermite and 30 μm aluminum as mixed ≈ 1.28 g/cc.
E-matches are not hot enough to ignite thermite on their own. A booster step must be used.