How To: Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat

Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat

This extensive video series is all about making your own simple steam engine and boat, which is known variously as the "putt-putt" or "pop-pop" boat. Science Toy Maker gives the full details on making your own homemade steam engine model boat, which is similar to the one seen in the move "Ponyo".

In addition to this build video series, visit the worldwide forum on Yahoo! Groups, focused solely on experimenting and designing pop-pop boats.

See how to build this steam engine boat from scratch, which you can make the body of the boat with a recycled, cut-up milk or juice carton, which is easy to cut, water-proof and paintable. Or you make a simpler boat out of a recycled foam grocery tray. In either case, the engine is the same, made from a cut-up aluminum soft drink can and drinking straws.

Watch the last three parts to see how to make the 3D hull for the boat. This series removes any mystery behind building these pop-pop/putt-putt boats.

(1) Part 1 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (2) Part 2 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (3) Part 3 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (4) Part 4 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (5) Part 5 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (6) Part 6 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (7) Part 7 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (8) Part 8 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (9) Part 9 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (10) Part 10 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (11) Part 11 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (12) Part 12 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (13) Part 13 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (14) Part 14 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (15) Part 15 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (16) Part 16 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (17) Part 17 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (18) Part 18 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (19) Part 19 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (20) Part 20 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (21) Part 21 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (22) Part 22 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (23) Part 23 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (24) Part 24 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (25) Part 25 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (26) Part 26 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (27) Part 27 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (28) Part 28 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat, (29) Part 29 of 29 - How to Build a "pop-pop" or "putt-putt" steam engine boat

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reminds me of my childhood

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