Rubber Duck Brigade: Flotation Testing, July 2010

Working with Olin College’s Project Best Idea Ever, we built giant rafts shaped like rubber ducks, so that we could watch the July 4th fireworks from the Charles River in comfort and style. One very important step in the process was to make sure that the rafts supporting the ducks – and their passengers – would not sink. Not sinking keeps the Coast Guard from forcing a vessel to go ashore.