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Picture of Air Fort
This is a quick Instructable on how to create an Air Fort. An Air Fort is a fort that is supported completely by air.
Air forts also have a green side. The fort uses very little air so it does not take a large fan to keep it inflated. The low power fan keeps the fort very cold. It is almost like a mini air conditioned room.


 
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Step 1: Supplies

For this Instructable you will need:

A bed
A sheet larger than your bed(I use a sheet from my parents bed).
Clamps(to attach blankets to the bed).
Tape(duck tape or packing tape work best).
A fan

You do not need the bed or clamps if you don't have them. I recommend using a bed because it is easier but if you want you could just tape the sheet to the floor.

Step 3: Tape!

Next, take the end of the sheet and attach it to the fan using tape. Look at the picture for help.

After you attach your sheet turn on the fan. The fort should inflate a little.

At this point you should have the sheet only attached to the fan and the fan turned on.

Step 4: Leaks...

Then, climb inside your fort. Look for where the air leaks out. Take your clamps and close all the leaks (it may help if you tuck the sheet under your mattres).
hmbmideas4 months ago
Amazing
Love it... I am going to do this... Any video? More pics
bwool14 years ago
I remember one year in 3rd grade when my teachers made a giant inflatable blob out of trash bags, duct tape, and a fan. It had a TV inside it. My whole class got inside it and watched "The Polar Express" and drank hot chocolate... Fun times.
whoa do u have pics????????? :)
I don't have pics of that, since I was only in third grade, but I recently made a clear plastic inflatable bubble in my backyard, and I have pics of that. It's made of a thin painting tarp, and held down with bricks. It's not as big as the one that I got to watch Polar Express in, but it was fun.
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haha fun
Allowance10 (author)  bwool14 years ago
Haha cool, sounds like alot of fun.
angie4204 years ago
just got done making the playdough off this web site now the kids want me to take my cali king sheet and make this this fort so i guess were cleaning up and then off to make a fort- having 4 yr old twins i need quick ideas like this- so off we go! lol tell ya how it turns out! lol
Allowance10 (author)  angie4204 years ago
HAHA Cool! Have Fun! Tell me how it turns out!
Under_miner5 years ago
I built one for my nephew and i can hear him down in it right now shrieking and laughing. Way cool. nice job ;)
Etch35 years ago
I also see that your picture is of MacGyver I love that show
a_traceur Etch35 years ago
One of the best!
Allowance10 (author)  a_traceur5 years ago
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 bet show


link55t5 years ago
i figured this out on my own by accident, now i can make a sturdy 1
cadleqe5 years ago
cool. i made one for a tent in summer
Samlakes5 years ago
cooooooooooool!!! i'm definitely trying this out!!! ; )
billbob6 years ago
i used to do this when i was a little kid!! and in winter you can use use a heater vent so the fort is nice and warm:P
coreyt billbob5 years ago
omg i am gonna go try this right now i have a vent right next to my bed and its freezing down here he he runs off and sits in giant warm pillow looking thing he he
Etch35 years ago
mine turned out to be a fat plump dome! i love it!
Articas5 years ago
i built one of these ages a go by accident .....got real cold.....don't like jumpers
hleon5 years ago
Dude this thing is wicked!! I built mine on the floor and used my text books to hold the sheet down!
mr. clean5 years ago
i too used to do this when i was young but instead of one sheet i would use two and duct tape the sheets together (i have a very bigh room) it would take three fans to get it really full, and i just pinned the sides down with books on the floor.
Allowance10 (author) 5 years ago
The pictures are in order. You turn on the fan so you can see where the leaks are.
your pics are mixed up pic 3 should be pic 2.
Other than that it's great!
snuzzle6 years ago
I used to do this all the time as a kid with my window fan in the summer (my bed was right next to my window and the window was low to the ground so it was the perfect height). Keeps you very very cool on those warm nights. I'd just prop some pillows or stuffed animals around the edges of the blanket to hold it down.
Allowance10 (author) 6 years ago
Thanks for the comments...I will try the plastic idea.
Lftndbt6 years ago
We do this on hot summer nights. Another idea is to use the duvet. Spread it out, unbutton the base attach it to fan and there you have it. No leaks, perfect lil' tent. Very nice on hot nights.
Dorkfish926 years ago
cool. I made one once. If yuo goto Lowes or Home Deopt, ask them for their plastic liner stuff for your car.( It's used to put plants in the trunk of your car) That stuff is really lite plastic so it works pretty well.
jakee1176 years ago
hmmm cool! My instructable does roughly the same thing, but to make a sauna...