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Picture of Copper Pipe Boat

Step 1: Materials You Will Need

Picture of Materials You Will Need
Small copper pipe, scissors, lighter, tea candle, hot glue gun, pipe cutters, a drill and the bottom of a ice cream container
 
stubbsonic1 year ago
How does this work?
Come on, it's not exactly rocket science ... oh wait, actually, it is rocket science! :)

It's a type of monotube boiler, when the water gets hot enough, steam (and water, no doubt) will be pushed out of the copper pipe below the water line. Putt putt putt ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotube_steam_generator

gi_joe77yo (author) 1 year ago
Hi kiteman I used one quarter inch tubing and it's not important to flatten the ends of the pipe.
tim_n1 year ago
you can use sand/salt/sugar to fill the pipe and get a smaller bend on it without crushing the pipe.
Kiteman1 year ago
I see you've flattened the ends of your pipe - is that important?

(and, what size pipe is it?)
Im so doing this with my son! I love old toys. No flashy screen can beat the interest that physics can put to the table!
aloomis11 year ago
Very cool!