This looks like fun (general discussion)

by Fawteen ⌂, East Overshoe, Maine, Thursday, March 07, 2019, 11:34 (79 days ago)

Candle powered "steam" boats, aka "pop pop" boats.

https://youtu.be/0ki9Kta8g14

The link is a VERY simple one, and like all good Homie Projects can get as complex as you like and be "hot rodded" using stronger parts and more heat.

Thinkin' I'll build a pop can version.

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This looks like fun

by Fawteen ⌂, East Overshoe, Maine, Thursday, March 07, 2019, 14:53 (79 days ago) @ Fawteen

I'll be damned. My first version actually worked! Just a quick and dirty putting around in the kitchen sink but excellent proof of concept.

Don't bother turning the sound up, Mawteen and BiL chatting in the background.

You can see the top of the "boiler" deflecting up and down as the steam bubbles push water out the back. Once it got up a head of steam it moved right along!

Pop Can Putt Putt Boat.

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This looks like fun

by Ron ⌂, Central Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 07, 2019, 17:56 (79 days ago) @ Fawteen

Now when the weather's breaking, along comes this way to kill an afternoon making toys.

Great idea.

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This looks like fun

by Fawteen ⌂, East Overshoe, Maine, Thursday, March 07, 2019, 18:42 (78 days ago) @ Ron

Still coldernell here.

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