There have been steam cars, steam wagons, and steam trains throughout history, vehicles that are powered by steam engines. The vehicle in this wordless video is a steam-powered tricycle.
The homemade machine was built by Joel, the self-described “madman” and engineer who shares videos on his Professor Pardal Brasil YouTube channel.
“Professor Pardal” creates from recycled materials. Though he’s worked on motorcycles for over two decades, he is largely self-taught in his new ventures, figuring out the engineering behind his inventions as he builds.
Powered by heating river water with a wood fire in an old oil drum, this tricycle is loud and a bit fiddly, but it can also double as a meat smoker. He explains how it works in the highly-watched video below. Turn on closed-captioning for the translation from Portuguese.
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• Making handmade Bamboocycles in Mexico City
• Havana Bikes: The resourceful bicycle culture of Havana, Cuba
Bonus: Rowland Emett’s Marvelous Dream Machines.
h/t The Awesomer.
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