The Floating Machine

Conceptualized as a human-powered floating machine (NOT a boat), “The Floating Machine” took cues from a hamster wheel for its design. Powered by three operators, this amphibious vehicle was constructed of 2×6′s and plywood, held only together by minimal amount of screws and nylon ropes. It placed first in a regatta, competing against other floating machines–beating out its competitor by a wide margin, gloriously spinning from land to water, then back to land for a well-deserved media attention.

Final material cost: $60.00

Fall 2002.