Method & Materials

 Analytic Essay

Animations

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Lab Report 

 Hypothesis

 Index

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 Bibliography

 Glues and Fasteners
-a 1 oz. bottle of crazy glue
-hot glue gun and glue sticks
-rags
-newspapers
-ten 6'' by 3/16 tie wraps
-six 3 6 by 1/2'' stainless steel metal screws
-six #6 stainless steel washers
-three 1'' schedule 40 PVC plastic conduit pipe clamps
-black PVC electrical tape

Frame
-a 60'' length of 1/2'' schedule 40 PVC pipe cut into the following lengths
-2 pcs. that are 4 and 1/2''
-2 pcs. that are 4''
-4 pcs. that are 3''
-4 pcs. that are 2 and 1/12''
-6 pcs. that are 11/2''
-10 pcs. of 1/2'' schedule 40 PVC 90 degree elbows
-4 pcs. of 1/2'' schedule 40 PVC tee's
-1/4'' wire mesh sheet
-2 floats

Electrical
-2 #31 wire nut connectors
-3 10' lengths of 22 gauge speaker wire
-1 10' length of #15 gauge speaker wire
-1 4'' by 2 and 1/2'' by 11/4'' plastic electronic box
-3 pcs. of 6'' long #22 or #18 gauge red hook up wire
-3 pcs. of 6'' long #22 or #18 gauge black hook up wire
-3 pcs. of 3'' long #22 or #18 red hook up wire
-3 pcs. of 3'' long #22 or #18 black hook up wire
-rosin core solder
-three double pole double throw with center off toggle switches with 3 amp rating
-lantern battery 6 amps at 12 volts DC

 

Thrusters
-3 small propellers
-3 12 volt electric motors
-1 package of toilet seal wax
-generous dab of petroleum jelly
-3 plastic 35mm film canisters

Ballast
-lead fishing weights
-a product such as Dip It for coating weights

Tools
-soldering iron
-needle-nose pliers
-regular pliers
-side cutters or flush cutters
-Phillips #1 screwdriver or type to match screws used
-drill and drill bits: 1/4'', 1/8'', 3/16'', 3/32'', 7/32'''
-sharp razor knife
-wire strippers
-one handsaw or hack saw for cutting PVC pipe
-miter box
-#120 sandpaper or Scotchbrite scrub pad
-a ruler
-scissors
-block jig for holding thruster during construction
-electric frying pan and coffee cup for melting wax to seal thruster