Introduction: Water Bottle Boat

Picture of Water Bottle Boat

This boat is made out of a motor, fan, water bottle, film canister, wire, tin foil, and a C battery. The water bottle glides above the surface while the motor is submerged.

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

The items you need are:
motor
plastic fan blade (not shown)
0.5L water bottle
film cannister
wire
tin foil
C battery

Sorry-You won't need the rocks : )

Step 2: Battery Pack

Picture of Battery Pack

Now you need to punch two holes. One hole goes on the lid of the film canister and the other on the side of the canister itself. You can use an ice pick to poke the holes. Follow the picture examples.

Step 3: Battery Pack Wires

Picture of Battery Pack Wires

You need to wrap the end of the wires in the tin foil then attach them to the film canister. Keep folding the tin foil around the wire until it will fit in the film canister. Allow enough space for the battery also to go inside the canister.

Step 4: Completeing the Boat

Picture of Completeing the Boat

Use hot glue to attach the film canister assembly to the water bottle and attach the motor to the opposite end allowing room for the fan to hang off the end of the bottle.

Step 5: How to Run This Boat

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Your boat will turn on or off by placing the cap on or removing from the canister. To keep the motor from rusting you should probably put some WD-40 on it after running it under water and allow it to dry well. Have fun! : )

Comments

MiaL12 (author)2016-11-14

im going to make this in class

anubhavtalukdar007 (author)2012-06-09

The motor will short-circuit so don't put in the water.I have seen that it's an ordinary D.C. motor so never make that mistake.The boat will not float because of the round shape!

knektek (author)2009-10-25

 can you put the motor in the canister or attaching the motor to the nozzle?

robobobobot (author)2009-10-10

does the motor have to be waterproof?

acksheep13 (author)2009-07-16

nice but wont the wd40 heat up and burn from the electricity

Gamer917 (author)2009-03-14

im making a boat with a 9v battery

seanybiker (author)2009-03-09

Thats pretty cool. Good work.

Redneck2 (author)2009-02-21

where did you get the fan?

The_Vinninator (author)2009-02-20

Wow, this is really great. This definitely has some great potential to be expanded. Thanks for the idea!

walley world (author)2009-02-08

That is Awesome!

bylerfamily (author)2009-02-05

I voted for it!Nice instructable.:D

rimar2000 (author)2009-01-31

Nice project.

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