Propeller Boat

The Propeller Boat Project combines a simple series circuit (motor, battery & switch) with foam and plastic to create fast forward motion on water. The speed is determined by the shape of your hull, your weight distribution and your propeller design. Hit the switch and watch it go! All needed materials are supplied. This project requires the use of common tools (list below). Soldering is encouraged, but is not absolutely required. (though it's a great maker skill to learn!)

There are lots of examples of cool boat projects on YouTube. We learned a lot from Brainergizer https://youtu.be/vQNlrKKKxwQ

 

Order your maker kits!

Introductory Pricing per pack of 10

Belt driven Car......$160

Paddle Boat............$110

Plane on a Stick....$170

Propeller Boat.......$135

Single Tread..........$135

Wheg-bot..............$135

 

What comes in each Propeller Boat kit?

Component Quantity
Switch 1
DC Motor 1
9V Battery 1
Battery Snaps 1
Black Wire 0.5 ft
Red Wire 0.5 ft
1/8" Dowel 1
Plastic Tube 2
Aluminum Sheet Metal 1
Motor Shaft Propeller Mount (3D Printed) 1
Motor Coupling (3D Printed) 1
Set Screw 4
Hex L-Key 1
Styrofoam 1

What tools will I need to complete the Belt Driven Car kit?

Tools are not included with the Propeller Boat kit.  A tool kit is available for lease upon request.

Soldering Tools: Soldering iron and solder
Soldering Tools: Helping hands for soldering
Soldering Tools: Tip Tinner
Side Cutters
Wire Strippers
Electrical Tape
Hot Glue Gun (Low Temp) w/ Glue Sticks
Scissors
Ruler
Marker/Pen/Pencil
Cardboard Cutter
Drill w/ 3/16" Drill Bit
Needle Nose Pliers

Where can you go to learn more?

Tools & Materials