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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:

Picture of 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
Scissors
 
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ArjunG31 month ago

Can you attach this sort of propeller to a different shaped body?

WAFFLES993 months ago

cool!!!

IndyaW6 months ago

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.

haris56 months ago

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haris56 months ago

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haris56 months ago

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thats cool!
$THAT#GUY$2 years ago
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
oldgramps3 years ago
I made a project similar to this, but its motorized. http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Altoids-Tin-Boat/
Looks Pretty darn neat i think i will try it
optimist1233 years ago
How far does it go after one wind up
Yashasvi6 years ago
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..............
TSC5 years ago
sweet I made this it is so cool here are pic of my
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All hail the almighty duct tape
you skipped number 4 on the pics on step 2. not being mean but lol
zainabn4 years ago
best. instructable. ever.
sk8r kid 74 years ago
Can you hot glue the plastic piece to the rubber band at the back of the boat. Thanks plz answer.
angela32224 years ago
Can you use toothpicks instead of Popsicle?
this device will be used in the fire pools of mongoth
what are you talkin about????
what?
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
FrozenIce4 years ago
AMAZING LOVE IT REALY COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
SirNoodlehe5 years ago
I made one, thanks, it ROCKS!!
NYPA6 years ago
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.
computergeek (author)  NYPA6 years ago
It's hard plastic. Similar to a credit card.
thank you! i was wondering wat to use!
What kind of plastic and howd u get it
computergeek (author)  mikeyjordan246 years ago
I'm not sure the type, but any hard plastic packing material will work.
looks like plexi-glass
iDrumm6 years ago
Looks Like Acrylic, So A Small Piece of Flat Glass Might Work. A Small Version of What is On Photos Would Do.
wangzo6 years ago
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."
NYPA6 years ago
or you could just glue the plastic to the rubber band.
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