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Rob writes – “One of the simplest forms of an engine is known as a Hero’s engine. A Hero’s engine uses heat from a fire to create steam. That steam is then forced to exit through a pipe or jet, which causes the entire apparatus to spin. I did a little research and found that a soda can is a terrific platform for building a Hero’s engine. I couldn’t resist trying such a cheap experiment…”Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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