This is an interesting picture of Toy Boats made from recycle aluminium cans. And guessed what, the boat is powered with Spirit (light alcohol) with no moving part like a propeller.
Inside this toy boat, there is a small chamber connected to an outlet (exhaust). Place a cotton ball inside the chamber and pour a small amount of Spirit into it. Light it up and the close the chamber. When the gas inside it combust, the pressurized air released through the small exhaust will then push the boat forward. A bubbling sound will be produced whenever the air is spit out from the exhaust. And that is how it move on the water. Low tech but it work.
The aluminum Toy Boats are made in Kalimantan, Indonesia and it clearly tell us that they are very resourceful and can money from recycle material.
Photo location: Sirikin Sunday Market.
Gambar permainan sampan yang dibuat dari tin aluminum.
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