Origami Aluminium Pop Pop Putt Putt How to Make a Pop Pop Boat From a Pop Can! 2 days ago   14:19

Origami Aluminium Pop Pop Putt Putt boat. Still virtually silent!!

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Main Components
Aluminium tube
Aluminium food tray
Tea light - at least 4
Two part resin Glue

Some history on Pop Pop boats you look at this Wikipedia link on the subject http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_pop_boat they have been around since at least 1891 when a patent was filed by a Frenchman named Thomas Piot.

Water in the boiler is turned to steam. The steam has a greater volume than the water so it pushes out of the boiler and down the tube. In the tube it cools, condenses and contracts so it is drawn back into the boiler and the process repeats. The action of the steam pushing into the tube pushes the existing water in the tube out the back and that drives the boat forwards. The steam condensing and contracting draws water back into the tube ready for the next push.
If your next question is "why doesn't the boat oscillate backwards and forwards due to this push-pull effect?" try blowing a candle out and then try sucking a candle out and you will see the blow is fairly directional but the suck is not.

Daryl Foster devotes his channel to Putt Putt boats and here is the first one on his channel also back in 2009 https://ai-tube.com/videoai/4Gmujsvg6rH
Pop Pop boats playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB2M0m754LkqMXQFwFRAS3HK
RC Pop Pop boats https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-by_jO_6em9N_D_NRdDPmEaSxPDNzbZr
Toy Boats playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5a2xPRSrB24vUS9E8zkSgjZysEL00zr

Here is the link to DaveHax tutorial which I found excellent https://ai-tube.com/videoai/0xv9Xgn8t14

sciencetoymaker has a full step by step tutorial series on putt putt (pop pop) boats starting in January 2009 with episode 1 here https://ai-tube.com/videoai/2MS0zwehNkZ

Here is a good video on tweaking the speed of these boats https://ai-tube.com/videoai/C2foFX79r4t

This link that explains the general annealing process without getting too technical http://steamshed.com/annealing%20process.html and here is a YouTube video on the subject by George Goehl https://ai-tube.com/videoai/3wFm11ym8ZN

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anthony belcher
Your projects are so interesting to watch
Mike Flight
That's really good. It would be interesting to put one of them on a pond to see how far it would go. May need to put a windshield around the tea candle to prevent it from going out if it were outside. :D
I found a tutorial on how to make one that delivers that type of noise you are after: https://ai-tube.com/videoai/0xv9Xgn8t14
Hey grandad can u make a solar powered city?
L.E.S Train Spotter
Wow nice to see more pop pop boats!
Doyle Blevins
I want to try to make one, looks fun. PC sold the Jeep YAY
Ron Thompson
To my fellow old man ,I wish I had your energy,You remind me of a hiper active kid ,you keep yourself busy ,with some pretty neat things ,I do enjoy your videos ,may I someday have your drive .
ᗰ乇几ㄒ卂丨 YT
I made a tug boat version, they are quite fun :)
Doc Ink
I thought I heard it popping some, it certainly had a bit of speed .. it could be interesting in warmer weather on your boating pond
great bit of kit there grandad .:) at least it didnt go on a three hour tour . ( a reference to a tv show called gilligans island here in the us .) )
Daniel Bey
Keep up the great work
Daniel Bey
Man U stay making something cool
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How to Make a Pop Pop Boat From a Pop Can! Origami Aluminium Pop Pop Putt Putt 2 days ago   10:39

In this video I return after being away from youtube for 4 years to show everyone how to make a steam powered pop pop boat out of a pop can (pun intended). Watch and Enjoy!

As promised here is a rough template for the parts in the video: