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Build your own Boat

A putt-putt boat is a toy with a very simple steam engine without moving parts, powered by a candle or oil burner. Its name comes from the noise this boat makes.It is powered by a very simple heat engine.When we heat the engine which is connected with two exhaust pipes using candle, water starts to become steam and this steam push exhaust tube water forward. In this process, steam get condensed and create vacuum inside the tube due to which water from outside gets pull inside the tube which produce the sound putt.Repeated cycle of above procedure move the boats forward and gives us the impression of engine running with the sound of putt-putt.  Note that in putt-putt boats with two exhaust tubes, the water is expelled from both tubes during the first phase of the cycle, and drawn in from both tubes during the second phase of the cycle. The water does not circulate in through one tube and out through the other.

Concept used :

Pop-pop engine with a candle, a heating tank and two pipes (small arrows located at the end of the two pipes try to schematize the circulation of water).

1. Heat section of Boat using fuel(candle).
2.Thermostatic Action of Diaphragm pumps water into the boiler.

3.Reaction of Expelled water propels Boat Forward.

Help Available

Tutorial of Building pop pop ( putt putt) Boat
How do i start building boat?

The world simplest steam boat

We will use Concept of putt putt Boat

Computer Controlled Rc Car

Computer controlled cars are mini robots which can be controlled with or without wires using our computer's input devices.

Now, question arises

Why do we need computer controlled cars?

Computer Science Projects

Computer science deals with the theoretical foundations of information and computation, together with practical techniques for the implementation and application of these foundations.

Electronics Engineering Project ideas

Though, I have discussed many topics on this site, but electronics and communication is one of my favorite subject. Projects related to this subject found everywhere and required in every branch of engineering. For ex. EC or IC is commonly used in Computer and Mechanical projects.

To get better understanding of this subject, you need to start building circuits on bread board. It is a practical subject and would be much easier to understand when you works on it first hand. Moreover, if you want you start dissembling and reassembling of your old toys and devices, that would give you insight of their working.

Build your own Radio

Click here to read more about building radio
Regenerative Radio Receivers

Signal Processing and RF Design
2 channel RF remote Control

Stirling Engine Project

How Stirling engine works:

Stirling engine definition by wiki : click here

For details click here

Frequently Asked Question :-

Q1.How can Stirling engine generate electric Power?
Ans1.A Stirling engine generates mechanical torque directly from heat through the operation of the Stirling cycle on a working medium, which might just be air.

Q2.Is it possible to convert a typical combustion engine into Stirling Engine?
Ans2.The differences in the way the engines are designed to work is massive and the change over would about be impossible.

Q3. Where to find study Material Required to build Stirling Engine?
Ans3. Study Material which will help you to make your Stirling Engine Project :

SFA Stirling Engine Project

Photograph's and Description of Sterling Engine

Video showing Working of Stirling Engine

Books Available for Stirling Engine :-
How do Stirling Engine Works(pdf)
Stirling Engine Project with Parts List (pdf)

Related Project :
HoverCraft Project
Stirling Engine Mini RC Car
Solar Powered Stirling Engine Generator 
Steam engine powered Bicycle 
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HoverCraft Project

1. Propellers 2. Air 3. Fan 4. Flexible skirt

What is hovercraft?

Hovercraft is a air cushion vehicle capable of traveling on almost any surface such as land, water,mud,ice and other surfaces easily. Project which we are discussing here runs using vacuum cleaner. It is easier to build as shown in the video given below and economical too.

Periodic Table Project Ideas

As we all know that large part of chemistry is about elements. Periodic table plays vital roles in study of these elements. Not only that, but in my opinion Periodic table is one of the most important part of chemistry. This tables contain elements arranged in such a way that properties of these elements are easy to remember and studying element becomes lot easier.

Though project ideas based on periodic tables depend on the age and expertise of student but I will try my best to give you some ideas which will help you in your search.

For School kids:

1) The most basic project you can do as a kid is to draw table or chart either on a paper on a thermocol. Try to make the chart big enough and give enough space to each column so you can add more info at the later stage of development.

2) In this idea about scripting a book about element. It is going to be simple white paper blank drawing book. First you need to select n number of your favorite elements and than you can start writing about each element one by one starting from second page as you will get both sides of pages this way. Also if you want, you can also add index page.

To make this project more interesting try to find out all the information about element like its history, name of scientist who discovered it first, its uses, its atomic number and other properties. Keep it as brief as possible. This will allow you to add more information. The most important thing is pictures, if you can paste some pictures of element itself or of material made by it than it becomes more interesting.

Additional things, you can do is to find out picture of scientist who found it too. This will help you include some human element too.

3) As I was looking for some good topics on this, I found very interesting project on another site home schooling ideas where author suggested to create box with 9 racks. I would like to improvise it bit more like, so now you can do following things:
a) Create a box of 9 columns
b) Give name to each Column, like Hydrogen, Helium etc
c) Try to find object or anything which relates to that element and put that into that column.
d) Color the column of the box same as element color

To make it more interesting you can select elements which you use in your daily life, like plastic which is made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen etc. You can put it any of your column. This will make your project useful for you too.

4) This idea is almost same as above three but in this case, if you can able to find cartoon characters based on properties of each element, than you can paste them with its element to make the chart more interesting.

Computer Science students:


You can write html pages one is home page and others for all the elements. Home page contains the Periodic table which is hyperlinked to each and every page with link. Element page will have all the information about element and its uses.


Download C++ Project of Periodic Table
Periodic table project in C++ for school students

For the students who are interested in singing or creating youtube videos, than you can take inspiration from video given below.
The Element Song

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Waste Management Systems

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal,managing and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management is a distinct practice from resource recovery which focuses on delaying the rate of consumption of natural resources.

Biology Project Ideas

Mosquito Larvae Capable Of Learning

Do you know mosquito larvae are capable of learning? It starts to learn very early because world is full of predators and In order for the prey to understand what their predators are, they have to learn it.

Chemistry Project Ideas

Chemistry is one of the most important branch of science. In this post we will discuss some of its titles which you can use as your sciene fari project.Some of the most interesting topics we have is the science of matter, especially its properties, structure, composition, behavior, reactions, interactions and the changes it undergoes. Chemistry is sometimes called "the central science" because it connects physics with other natural sciences such as astronomy, geology and biology.

Botany Project Ideas

Research on cross-breeding

A Labradoodle, a crossbred between a Poodle and a Labrador Retriever.

Related articles :
Cross Bredding
Some Ideas About Cross Breeding Sheep

What wiki says about Cross Breeding
A dirty word or Oppurtunity pdf
Plant Breeding Journal
effects of cross breeding case studey

Maglev Train Project

If you have seen magnets in your life than you need no introduction regarding the power or force they have in themselves when they comes in contact with either another magnet or iron. In this article we will see how scientists had used this force in trains.

Students Project Topics

Computer Science :-

Vb.Net :-

Stock Maintenance :-

The Stock Maintenance System Project Contains Billing With printout formatting, Stock Purchasing, Sales Report, Purchase Report and Bill Transaction Details.
Front End: VB.NET 2005, Back End: Microsoft SQL SERVER 2000.