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DIY: Homemade propellers turn any man into Aquaman

July 21, 2017

After funding a Kickstarter for Blue Robotics T100 thrusters, YouTuber PeterSripol used the devices to make "hydro fists," which attach to the wrists and propel the wearer through the water.

Are you searching for the perfect pool accessory? Pool noodles and inflatable alligators are cliché, and fountains are little more than expensive decorations. What if there were a way to improve your swimming skills and show off your DIY prowess? Why not create your own hydro propellers? After funding a Kickstarter for Blue Robotics T100 thrusters, YouTuber PeterSripol used the devices to make "hydro fists," which attach to the wrists and propel the wearer through the water. He later expanded upon the idea, creating a lightweight, handheld hydro scooter pistol that puts propulsion in the palm of your hand.

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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