Last summer in Greece, I was a part of a project where our aim was to produce a boat made out of plastic bottles. Sounds hard or impossible? Well, it was interesting and challenging indeed, but we've proved it was possible!
Step 1: Step 1: Making Strips From Plastic Bottles
We used a shredding mechanism to turn plastic bottles into strips, about 2 metres long.
You can view the process here:
Step 2: Step 2: Making a Loom
We produced a simple wooden loom, where the plastic strips were connected to the strings by tying them up.
Step 3: Step 3: Weaving Plastic
Criss-cross! We used the weaving method to produce plastic surfaces of about 30cm x 200 cm.
Step 4: Step 4: Putting the Sheets of Plastic to the Mold
We shaped the plastic sheets according to a mold for an optimist boat. Then, we added an additional layer of liquid polyester.
Step 5: Our Final Product!
We have managed to produce a sailing optimist boat! You can see a video of the process here.
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