Steamboat With Sardine Can

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Introduction: Steamboat With Sardine Can

In the first industrial revolution, the steam engine revolutionized the factories, the industry, the transport, the mining, the ships. At that time was the most advanced piece of technology that the mankind developed. Today it is possible to build at home a steam engine. One of the simplest desing is the steamboat or pop-pop boat.

Step 1: Materials

The required materials to build a steam boat are three:

- Sardine can

- 1/8-inch copper tubing (for natural gas)

- Bottle cap

Step 2: Manufacturing a Steam Boat

The copper tubing is rolled as shown in the first and second pictures. This part is the boiler where the water is heated and increases its pressure. One end is where the water gets in and the other end is where the heated water goes out.

Also remember to fill all the holes in the boats hull. I used silicon glue.

Step 3: Steamboat Launching

Now that the glue is dry it is time to start the steam engine. You will need the bottle cap, a napking and cooking oil. Put one part of the napking inside the bottle cap. Add some oil. Then put the boat inside water and with a lighter, ignite the napking with the oil. The boat will start going forward after 1 or 2 minutes, if not check if the water is properly heated.

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    15 Discussions

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    c3r3al
    c3r3al

    4 years ago

    Good project :)

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you !

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    WILLf26
    WILLf26

    4 years ago

    I'm confused so does it stop working when the water in the tube has expanded? Or, does it some how take water from below it? pls explain :)

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    The boiler must be filled with water first. Then wenn the water inside is heated, it expands, and is expelled in one side and on the other side, the boiler starts to "grab" water inside the tubing. pls, let me know if the explanation was okay

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    PospaPunk
    PospaPunk

    4 years ago

    where I can order this copper wire for gas?

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    NyanHtetAung
    NyanHtetAung

    Reply 4 years ago

    it can be available in the air-con or refrigerator heat coin. Ask to air con refrigerator service.

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    Also in the domestic boiler section

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    gilbequick
    gilbequick

    Reply 4 years ago

    Also, it is copper tubing, not copper wire.

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you. I appreciate the comment. I know some technical words and others, I have to figure out. Thanks.

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    gilbequick
    gilbequick

    Reply 4 years ago

    Ace Hardware carries it and sells it by the foot

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks

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    longwinters
    longwinters

    4 years ago

    I love your project but you are using tubing not wire.

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks for the comment

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    chipper35
    chipper35

    4 years ago

    I might be willing to give this a go if I could see a video of it in action first.

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    cartonerdd
    cartonerdd

    Reply 4 years ago

    Sir, thank you for the comment. At the beginning you can find the video, who also shows the boat in action. BR.