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Uni Derby Year 1 - Boat Challenge

Pop-Pop Engine and Sail Boat - My boat design that was made entirely from recycled materials and powered by wind caugth by the sail and heat from a tea light, heating up a coiled copper pipe in the form of a pop-pop engine.

The boat had to transport a cup of sand across the local model boating lake in the 3 minute time allotted. There was hardly any wind and in that time, it managed to get over the halfway mark.

Chris Newberry
Designer at Tesco PLC Hitchin, United Kingdom