Steam Engine




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Im going to teach you how to make a steam engine

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Step 1: Stuff

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

Step 2: Something to Hang On

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

I did this just for a stronger structure and for looks

Step 4: Holes

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

Step 5: Power

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

Step 6: Use

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

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    8 Discussions

    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?

    1 reply

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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


    6 years ago on Introduction

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


    6 years ago

    If you like this please go look at my other instructible


    6 years ago

    Strengthen the can and for looks