|Project by jimleigh1313||posted 11-12-2011 12:50 AM||1120 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
This was my first original project I made while in college. At the time the only equipment I had was a scroll saw and a hand drill in a tiny 1 car garage at an apartment complex. the project was designed with AutoCad and Sketchup (which I learned in Landscape Architecture school). I wanted to make a wooden toy that did something. I didn’t have a hole saw or a drill press, nor did I know any way to cut perfect circles, so a car was out of the question. So I decided to make a rubber band powered boat. The paddle is rotated with the rubber band wrapping one of the paddles. Upon release the boat will move forward a short distance (the length of a bathtub).
And yes…it floats. :)