This instructable is on how to build a Rubber-Band Powered Altoids Boat! Perhaps you remember making a boat out of a milk carton as a kid. Now here's one out of an Altoids Tin! They are a great thing to do with kids. Also you don't have to worry about using batteries either! (Green power!) So work hard, have fun, play nice, & don't forget to vote!

Step 1: Stuff Needed:

This is what you will need:
1x Altoids Tin
2x Popsicle Sticks
1x Small Chunk of Plastic
1x Small Rubber Band
Either a Large Rubber Band or Hot Glue
<p>I'm doing a project for engineering class and i would like to know how far did your rubberband model go? and also how long did it take? Thanks.</p>
<p>be nice</p>
I really like it 4.5
<p>Can you attach this sort of propeller to a different shaped body?</p>
thats cool!
Add a fin to the bottom and it will always go strait even if the propeller is off set a little : )
Can you make an altoids mint cargo ship+ harbor
I made a project similar to this, but its motorized. <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Altoids-Tin-Boat/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Altoids-Tin-Boat/</a>
Looks Pretty darn neat i think i will try it
How far does it go after one wind up
If you cut slots in two pieces of plastic and mesh them together to get a cross shaped piece and then use it as a paddle wheel, it will not fall off the rubber band.
who r u? where do u live? which school do u go to? plz rply.............
i m making one with a different body boat the same engine..............
sweet I made this it is so cool here are pic of my <br />
All hail the almighty duct tape
you skipped number 4 on the pics on step 2. not being mean but lol
best. instructable. ever.
Can you hot glue the plastic piece to the rubber band at the back of the boat. Thanks plz answer.
Can you use toothpicks instead of Popsicle?
this device will be used in the fire pools of mongoth
what are you talkin about????
if you cant fin the plastic, just use a lego piece. thats what i used
Does the altoides have to be in the can ??
first, thats the most retarted question you can ask. Second, why put it under my totally unrelated comment?
erm no. XD
I made one, thanks, it ROCKS!!<br />
It that plastic wrap or hard plastic? If it is wrap that will explain the half mile an hour boat. Thats slow about less than half the video speed. ill try the plastic wrap.
It's hard plastic. Similar to a credit card.
thank you! i was wondering wat to use!<br />
What kind of plastic and howd u get it
I'm not sure the type, but any hard plastic packing material will work.
looks like plexi-glass
Looks Like Acrylic, So A Small Piece of Flat Glass Might Work. A Small Version of What is On Photos Would Do.
I wonder if a big version would work. You know with big stuff and like whacked out rubber bands.
Awesome...... Oh, and on step two you said "Use the rubber band to the Popsicle sticks on."
or you could just glue the plastic to the rubber band.
when the problem of the propeller falling comes you can hot glue the tiny peice of plastic...errr uh i mean propeller to the rubber band
maybe you could use pens or another stick like object. I'm gonna try to make one with all out door materials. (sticks, leafs, wood, etc.)
hey, "mg0930mg" it means they are made in great britin (england) doesn't mean people in the uk can get them. it is like how most stuff is made in china in the usa but some people in china can't get the same product.
great little toy! simple, easy to build and much funny! five stars!

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