This DIY boat project is a great way to dip one's toes into coding. 

A one-quart milk carton is the perfect size for a boat that will easily contain all the electronics you want to add while still a convenient size for playing in a bathtub. 

This project will take you through the build process and demonstrate how to use MakeCode to control the boat in a variety of ways.

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Other Materials

For this project you will need:

  • Empty quart-sized milk carton
  • Scissors and/or box cutter
  • Double sided tape
  • Scrap corrugated cardboard
  • Clear masking tape

This guide was first published on Mar 15, 2019. It was last updated on Mar 15, 2019.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Dec 04, 2021.

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