my aim is to build really simple but entertaining toys,gadgets and hacks.
this week we are building an electric toy airboat, i know they are many projects out there, but trust me. this one is the easiest.
less talk, lets get down to business.
Materials Needed :
-Styrofoam thermocool sheet (AKA those white things that come with new boxed goods)
-Plain paper and pen (for planing and sketching)
-cutting tool (i used my mothers kitchen knives, dont worry she doesnt know and thats why im still alive to share this with you)
-Simple electric motor (time to break your granddads radio, dads disk man or your young brothers toy car)
-Battery (time to go around the house scavenging for dead/ old useless phones)
-A cup yogurt (yogurt? you ask. the cup is what we need to make the propeller)
-Hot Glue (Makes Life easy)
Maker hut Zambia Inspired this build, i'd like to thank them for that.
much love. Peace.
Step 1: Planning
01. Find scrap piece of thermo cool sheet board (styrofoam board)
02. on a piece of plain paper draw a sketch plan for your desired dimension.
Step 2: Cutting
cut out the shape you sketched out.
Step 3: Strengthen Your Structure
at this point, you are practically done with the build but to keep it safe, you'll need to reinforce the structure. in my case i used popsickle sticks as they a firm, light and fit my structue perfectly. a good alternative would be wooden bamboo skewers (kibab sticks)
Step 4: Electronics
i am using a simple a 2.1v electric d.c motor i got from an old toy car and nokia e71 battery which produces sufficient power to run the motor.
Step 5: Propeller
Next, Im using a simple pusher propeller i built from a yogurt bottle/cup. whatever.lol and stuck it to the motor shaft using hot glue.
Step 6: Assembly
Next, i cut out a small block of thermocool and hot glued it on top of the structure then placed the motor on top of it to give enough space from the ground/water so that it doesnt make a mess in my bathroom. hehe
Step 7: Done, Testing.
you're done now. connect your battery and have.