1N20.40 - Pop Pop Boat

Be sure you fill the chamber with water.
The operation of it can be likened to a Carnot engine.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Pop Pop Boat
Feynman Reverse Sprinkler
Area of Study:
Pop Pop Boat, tank of water, candles, lighter.

See also: 1Q40.85 and 1Q40.90.

Be sure you fill the chamber with water. The operation of the boiler/motor of the boat can be likened to the dynamics of a Feynman Reverse Sprinkler.

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  • I. Finnie and R. L. Curl, "Physics in a Toy Boat", AJP, Vol. 31, #4, April 1963, p. 289.
  • Jearl Walker, "4.52, Toy Putt-Putt Boat", The Flying Circus of Physics Ed. 2, p. 199.
  • Ed Sobey, Woody Sobey, "Pop-Pop Boat", The Way Toys Work, p. 100.
  • Simon Quellen Field, "The World's Simplest Steam-Powered Boat", Gonzo Gizmos, p. 142 - 145.
  • Simon Quellen Field, "A Rotary Steam Engine", Gonzo Gizmos, p. 146 - 148.
  • H.J. Press,  "Steamboat",  Giant Book of Science Experiments, p. 109.
  • Neil. A. Downie, "Giant Putt-Putt Boat", Ink Sandwiches, Electric Worms and 37 Other experiments for Saturday Science, p. 73.

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