Introduction: 1 Minute Auto-dispensing Tape

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The purpose of this project is to modify a cellotape in order to avoid the need of a scissor. In fact this design allows the tape to dispenses itself. This design was inspired by a similar one made by Zhichuan Tang.
It's super simple and super useful. Watch the video for an example.

Step 1: Needed Material

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  • tape
  • cutter 

Step 2: Do a V Cut Into the Tape

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  • Start with a little v-shaped cut on the top of the tape (see second pic.)
  • Slowly enlarge the cut with the cutter.
WARNING: the tape is stikky and quide hard to cut, please be patient and do not hurry while cutting

Step 3: Enjoy Your Self-cutting Tape

If the length of the pieces of tape is too long, add more v-shaped cuts to the tape.


Pra_ga (author)2014-10-14

Simple and effective !!

Thanks for sharing :)

derte84 (author)Pra_ga2014-10-14

Thanks ? If you have any improvement, please share!

cjf (author)2013-04-20

The video is private, can this be changed?

derte84 (author)cjf2013-04-22


David Catriel (author)2011-10-06

Very neat idea. Will try to remember this one ...

Moab (author)2010-09-07

Nice, but you waste a long time pulling on the strip (beginning of video). Another trick is needed here. Or buy a scotch tape

derte84 (author)Moab2010-09-07

i'm searching for this new trick :)

JamesRPatrick (author)2010-09-03

Wouldn't some Scotch tape be easier?

Jayefuu (author)JamesRPatrick2010-09-03

And more expensive?

JamesRPatrick (author)Jayefuu2010-09-03


derte84 (author)JamesRPatrick2010-09-03

Have you a link of the product?

Jayefuu (author)2010-09-03

Neat. Good idea, so long as you don't mind having increasingly shorter pieces.

derte84 (author)Jayefuu2010-09-03

You can have longer pieces if you want. It depends on where you keep your fingers

mr.incredible (author)2010-09-03

This is a good prank if you don't make the cuts obvious. One good deep cut and enemies are made.

derte84 (author)mr.incredible2010-09-03

yes, you should use a surgical cutter to made less visible

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