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Picture of Ectoplasmic Drink Container
Who ya gonna call when you are thirsty? Call the garcon over with the handy ectoplasmic drink pitcher. If you are rude, you will get slimed in your beverage.

Make this blinking containment vessel that can contain a pulsing energy drink. Refreshing and so delightful to watch at a boring party.

This project is to demonstrate the use of Sugru as a modelling material.   Sugru is a putty like substance that cures to a flexible silicone mass while adhering to the base material.



 
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Step 1: Stuff you'll need

Sugru - I used two 5g packs from the Smart Hacks Sample Pack
I had received them from Instructables to try out.  You can order it online from the Sugru site.

Drink Pitcher - I used a plastic one, although Sugru might adhere better to glass.  Sugru sticks to certain plastics but not the slick plastic my pitcher was made of.  I have not done long term testing of how well it will stand up to the  thermal shock from iced drinks and long term exposure to liquids.

For the artsy diffused light up effect, a frosted container works best or have the liquid inside have some transluscent property. Add some real fruit juice to cloud up the drink.

Bicycle Flasher Unit - my favorite thing to use. It is a self contained battery operated LED light flasher with multiple operating flash patterns. And I can get them at the dollar store.

I drilled a few holes in the bezel because I wanted the white LEDs to shine through to light up the pitcher.

Some aquarium tubing - I went with the more expensive silicone tubing because it was a cool frosty green color and was more flexible.

Some aquarium tubing plug fittings - embedding these would make great anchor points to attach the ends of the tubing.

A few nylon tie-wraps to secure parts

Tire pressure gauge - cool industrial add on goodness. Use brass for steampunking.

A spare Serial port connector with attached ribbon cable.

Some cool looking industrial warning labels to apply for decoration. You can find a lot of images relating to the props used in the movie "Ghostbusters".

Some aluminum repair tape for details.

TobyMobias1 year ago
Perfect for Ecto-Cooler!
jbouffard3 years ago
if i would have apenny for each pixel in this vid...
i would have a penny! lol
good instructable!
caitlinsdad (author)  jbouffard3 years ago
low-light photography is pretty tough. If you've got it figured out lemme know.
BrittLiv3 years ago
This would be so cool with black light and fluorescein
Oh Wow Man
Look at all the pretty colors
whew that is the bomb!
caitlinsdad (author)  BrittLiv3 years ago
Know of anything edible that glows in the dark? Put it up as an instructable.
Tonic water, I've read, is fluorescent. It also has a strong, uncared for flavor is what I've ALSO read. But doesn't stop people from making UV reactive jello!
caitlinsdad (author)  bluesquirrel3 years ago
Enough gin and you won't worry about the taste...or malaria.
Yep, there is already an instructable here.
Spydamonky4 years ago
try making it with a arduino and a diffuser to make a slow dim pulse so that it looks radioactive! great project
caitlinsdad (author)  Spydamonky3 years ago
One of these days I will invest in get an arduino.  All I have at the moment to play around are these fun dollar store things.  Maybe you could do an arduino one and put up an instructable.
i will, as soon as i have time, its school you see. its a definite "to be done" project.!! :)
Herbals4 years ago
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Get your filth out of here.
. You're so stupid I'm not even going to flag this as SPAM. Let the whole World see just how stupid you really are.
. Have a nice day.
caitlinsdad (author)  NachoMahma3 years ago
Awww, I had already flagged the SPAM.
I got a decent chuckle.
martzsam4 years ago
This must be steampunked. I command you to take an awesome project and make it awesomer!!!!!!!!
this is more McGuyverpunk if anything
caitlinsdad (author)  Ward_Nox4 years ago
You could make this if you only had some chewing gum, a straw, a shoelace, a paperclip and maybe a ballpoint pen.
McGuyver may be able to make it, but Chuck Norris can kill him and take it...
Interesting term... Macgyverpunk... It isn't truly Macgyvered unless the only tool you use is a swiss army knife. Although my original comment said it should be made into steampunk, maybe more of a Atomic-punk thing, reminiscent of the 50's nuclear program...
With a big trefoil on the side. mmmmmmm... radioactive waste...
caitlinsdad (author)  martzsam4 years ago
I can dredge up some toxic swill from the Gowanus Canal to show you and it would be radioactive. Superfund cleanup. Yay!