Introduction: Steam Engine

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Im going to teach you how to make a steam engine

Step 1: Stuff

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Soda can Duct tape String or twine Something to make a hole with

Step 2: Something to Hang On

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You will want to bend the tab up and tie your string around the top hole of the tab and put a piece of tape around the knot

Step 3: Wrap in Tape

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I did this just for a stronger structure and for looks

Step 4: Holes

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Poke two holes in opposite sides of the can at opposite angles

Step 5: Power

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Fill about half way up the cans or just under the hole

Step 6: Use

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To use this you need to hang it above a fire with water in it i did not add this part to the intractable i will however try to make a stand for it the future


RedneckEngineer (author)2013-05-16

This wont work as is.

The steam will go out the top of your can.

Once the top of can is sealed it may twist a little on the twine but the holes are not directing the steam in a certain direction other than "out".

What are you trying to power with this by the way? And how?

meant my las comment as a reply sorrry

ipwnutwice (author)2013-05-16

i'm not trying to power anything with it it was just an idea i will probably edit it so you put a piece of duct tape over the top but thats is why i said in opposite directions on either side so instead of going "out" it will turn also i forgot to say you need to mount it on a free pivot point but

sorry for the mistakes i will fix them asap

ipwnutwice (author)2013-05-15

i haven't been able to test yet works in concept please tell me how it goes

ipwnutwice (author)2013-05-16

If you like this please go look at my other instructible

ipwnutwice (author)2013-05-15


ipwnutwice (author)2013-05-15

Strengthen the can and for looks

rimar2000 (author)2013-05-15

Why the duct tape?

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