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This Guy Built a Canoe from Scratch Inside His Apartment

For under $300, Joel Watson built a full-sized 16-foot canoe inside his small two bedroom apartment.
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Building a Maker’s Island Paradise

What would you make if you had your own island? Here’s how Jaimie Mantzel makes life work on his island.
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Building a Traditional Kayak with Polyester Skin and Plywood

Maker Trevor Akin has been building boats for himself for years. Now with the “Kidyak” he’s built a child-sized, skin-on-frame kayak for his daughter.
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New Parrot Drones For Land, Sea and Air

Parrot announces an updated line of their Minidrone series, including affordable toy drones that roll, jump, fly, and float on water.
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When the Family Car Is a Solar Powered Boat

What do you do if you live off the coast of Panama and you need to get the family around? If you’re Jaimie Mantzel, you build yourself a solar powered boat… or three. Mantzel had previously built a 16′ catamaran sailboat with a plywoo…

6 Ways to Build Your Own Boat

Boats can be a lot of fun, but most are constructed in time-tested traditional methods. This usually works quite well considering the thousands of years of development that has gone into them. If, however, you want to buck tradition, here are six boats…

Transatlantic Drone Takes to the Sea

The Scout Transatlantic project has broken the world record for the furthest distance traveled by an autonomous unmanned boat, and it is just getting started.Read more on MAKE

MAKE Asks: Tricked out Rides

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.Read more on MAKE

3D Printing a Functional Boat with Post-Consumer Milk Jugs

Last summer a student organization based out of the University of Washington, WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators), successfully created the world’s first 3D Printed Boat. The boat was printed on a large-format FDM printer, which was hacked togeth…

Robots to the Rescue

The aim of DARPA’s Tactically Expandable Maritime Platform is to link shipping containers to form whatever shape you desire – useful for emergency helicopter landings or creating platforms for crane use. The GRASP Lab at UPenn, which is famous for thei…