Boat Races

Introduction: Boat Races

About: Nod Makerspace is a place for traditional and digital fabrication, open to the general public and allowing users to access computer numeric controlled machines typically employed by professionals, for the purp…

This exercise is proposed by NOD Makerspace as an exercise included in the Makers for Inclusion Erasmus Plus project.

The exercise draws inspiration from here:

but it has been tweaked to suit the project's target audience and equipment available in Romania. The exercise consists of building a simple wooden boat and making it move.

This exercise gives children a chance to see physics principles in action and experiment with basic hand tools.

Please make sure you are working in a space suitable for minors, with all safety precautions in place.


  • Balsa Wood
  • Wood glue
  • Heat conducting metal
  • Rubber bands
  • Baloons

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