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The Miss Rockaway Armada is a theater group building a floating fleet of junk/recycled boats, taking then down the Mississippi holding workshops and performing along the way – “We’re building this boat entirely from salvaged materials. Wood dumpstered and begged from construction sites, buckets of screws donated by kind crew members, rope found on the sidewalk, and blocks of foam from both coasts…Our engines are a work of genius (thanks Chicken and Anton!): 2 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel engines converted to run on waste vegetable oil (used fryer grease!) will power the propellor. The motors will have an alternator from a police car that’ll keep our deep cell batteries charged (so we can have things like lights).” [via] – 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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