Introduction: 1$ Popcorn Machine

Give a new life for your empty soda can.Transform it into a useful simple popcorn maker.

Need a sharp knife
kernel seeds
butter flavor
salt
Candle or stove or fire


Step 1: Container

Take an empty soda can and remove the paint with a sand paper

Step 2: The Cut

mark with a pencil a kind of window in the top of the can.And cut it off like a door

Step 3: Add Ingredient

add 3 tsp of kernel,salt,flavor.And close the hole on the top.

Step 4: Time to Cook

put your new popcorn maker on a stove or a candle (any heat source).Put a dish beside the can and waiting for your first POP IN A CAN .This popcorn maker make a really delicious and useful popcorn.Fresh and tasty anytimes.

Comments

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TheCommander made it! (author)2014-02-08

isn't there a coating on the inside of the can too? not sure if it matters.

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lazycrafter2 made it! (author)2012-08-21

Could it work with an alcohol stove?

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lmeijer made it! (author)2011-11-30

Why do you need to remove the paint?

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oldmanbeefjerky made it! (author)oldmanbeefjerky2012-02-16

to it doesnt burn off and make fumes, and cover the can in dirty burnt plastic and carbon. oddly enough that very thin layer of paint is very obnoxious when it boils and burns off. And as logic would have it, breathing in plastic fumes is bad.

an improvement upod this idea would be to use alcohol or spirits , for a less localized source of heat (spreads about). you know what, i might make one now and post a picture to show you lot what im on about.

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javajunkie made it! (author)2009-01-29

absolutely LOVE this idea!!! Going winter camping with the Scouts this weekend, and they've made their tuna-can-stoves, so I'm going to "one up them" with fresh popcorn!!! Post any other new projects you come with!!!

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dodo91 made it! (author)dodo912009-02-28

I'm a scout!

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General Wiskers made it! (author)General Wiskers2011-07-06

troop 69! represent!

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SasquatchKid made it! (author)SasquatchKid2010-10-05

DIDO

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unbentcrayfish made it! (author)2011-06-29

Didn't work for me, candle wasn't strong enough. Cool idea though.

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teabaron made it! (author)2010-10-13

very nice man what gave you the idea for this?

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stephenniall made it! (author)2009-06-25

i think i shall try this with coffee beans

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dragonsniper made it! (author)dragonsniper2010-10-09

wont work

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SasquatchKid made it! (author)2010-09-25

Be perfect fo backpacking popcorn on the go

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cherishcherub made it! (author)2010-09-10

found it myself

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/921777/diy_1_popcorn_machine/

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cherishcherub made it! (author)2010-09-10

could we possibly get the link to the video

TNX

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cherishcherub made it! (author)2010-09-10

this is really clever, with good pictures it could have become featured!

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usuk made it! (author)2009-10-17

this is so effing stupid. use a damn pan.

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Typogoddess made it! (author)Typogoddess2010-07-28

and the DIY spirit <3

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pyro 360 made it! (author)pyro 3602009-11-20

its called ingenuity

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tuckerton296 made it! (author)2010-03-29

for monster cans, this would be great
i rarely drink monster but this is good idea
mabie bawls?

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tuckerton296 made it! (author)tuckerton2962010-03-29

 great for a pennystove

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teslafan100 made it! (author)2009-12-30

That is sweet!!!!!! :)

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budsiskos made it! (author)2008-02-08

cool. bet you could make a bigger one with a big can

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beehard44 made it! (author)beehard442009-10-27

 perhaps the big aluminum cans, y'know the beer can???

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Tobita made it! (author)Tobita2008-02-09

lol, costco brand cola:P

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beehard44 made it! (author)2009-10-24

 IDEAS!!!!!

Grab another can and cut the top and bottom. Turn it into a square that would fit the can.put it at an angle and measure and cut. Solder or use your favorite be it JB weld or the real weld.make the hole bigger and support the al tube from the popper to the bowl. 
Expect an instructable soon.........
coz i'm lazy to make a youtube vid.

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beehard44 made it! (author)beehard442009-10-27

 was too fast to make a instructable, so i just made it, and pic is below.
the delivery tube is the coke can, the "popper" is the sprite can. Can't beat the price here in the Philippines; 27 pesos per can, around 0.52 USD and i have 2 cans. yay!!!

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VanillaXtiffy made it! (author)2009-09-13

This is awesome.

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Absol made it! (author)2009-08-10

Thank you so much for the idea n_n I really like it... You're like a great Pop-Corn Master! n_n

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clayball97 made it! (author)2009-03-25

this is awesome except mine took a really long time and wouldn't shoot in the bowl

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stephenniall made it! (author)stephenniall2009-06-25

thatll be because theres not enough heat Try a mini stove out of tealight Holders Or a coke stove

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clayball97 made it! (author)clayball972009-06-27

but i used my regular stove on high

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stephenniall made it! (author)stephenniall2009-06-28

might of not had enough oil etc ??

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clayball97 made it! (author)clayball972009-07-06

but my stove is electric

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cloot100 made it! (author)2009-05-29

I should get that popcorn machine because its only 1$!

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Lance Mt. made it! (author)Lance Mt.2009-06-06

Why.. THATS A BRILLANT IDEA!!! Oh and i like this idea.. Nice. -(Billy Connolly impression) Absolutely brilliant, Chris P.S I'm a ausfag so if you watch Chaser War On Everything you'll know...

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E-Salz made it! (author)2009-04-20

Dude this is really gonna help me in BSA, but doesn't aluminum explode in heat?

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downwithwikihow made it! (author)2009-02-28

Simple, cheap and useful! 5 stars. Great Job!

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carlos-felo made it! (author)2009-02-16

It's a great idea! I'm love the pop-corn! Sorry, but my English is very bad... I'm a Chilean

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Patented made it! (author)2009-01-17

Haha what a nice idea!

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Bam82693 made it! (author)2008-12-12

Awesome!

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Kaiven made it! (author)2008-11-30

Mine worked, I made it awhile ago at a friends house. He still has it :D

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Bartboy made it! (author)2008-07-20

Instructions for the stand?

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casey321b made it! (author)casey321b2008-09-08

just glue some slits of another can or nails onto the bottom. not that hard to figure out

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Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-09-12

Glue? Glue could melt or catch fire xD You could use solder or weld lol.

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casey321b made it! (author)casey321b2008-11-29

some glue doesnt melt...

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Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-11-30

I know that now. That comment is old. I like JB Weld the best.

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ixetl made it! (author)2008-10-31

You should participate on the contest of "Party Like It's 1929"!!!! You'll probably win. Is cheap, useful and is awesome!

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jakee117 made it! (author)2008-10-17

cool! now use it with a soda can alcohol stove lol (moke one they rule, and they are great for camping)

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implaxis made it! (author)2008-08-21

Although this is a great idea for occasional use like a camping weekend, I'd hesitate to use it on a regular basis. Who knows what the high temperatures might do to the chemical liners inside a can that was not designed for them.

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