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Berto Aussems of Maastricht, the Netherlands, built a trolling motor powered by a drill.

Anyone with a cordless drill can make this trolling motor, just from wood. This is a fun project; making it, in a couple of hours, and to navigate on still waters. OK, you have to buy a propellor, a square drillhead, a strip aluminium, a trottle handle, a threated rod, screws and a plank of impregnated wood. This video speaks for itself; all is visible. The project is Open-Source Hardware. Now, make one for yourself and one for your best friend. Enjoy!

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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