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Flying Saucer pet house

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This project is just for fun, and is useful for small dogs, cats and space chickens. Can also be used for pranks, as in putting it on your neighbours or workmates lawn while they are out, taking photos of it abducting  his gnomes then emailing him photos of the the saucer and gnomes in different locations.
I got the kids to make it to get them away from there ipods for a few hours.
 
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Step 1: Where did it come from?

We were recently flooded out here it a picture of the flood water after it had receded somewhat it was up to the bottom of the windows and all manner of crap floated into our back yard, but this thing was the most interesting.  After lots of inquires I think its the front wheel off an  aqua bike, something that we don't see around here 3 hours inland. I'm annoyed it didn't come with the rest of the bike as I could have used it in the flood.

Step 2: Stuff you will need.

Picture of stuff you will need.
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I spent a long time thinking about what i could make with this wheel, I saw this flying saucer fruit bowl on a web site, I thought looked pretty cool, but I  don't have use for a four foot diameter fruit bowl so pet house came to mind.
You will need
1. drill
2. jigsaw
3. pvc pipe
4. gaffa tape
5. paper
6. paint
7. hinges
8. string
9. aqua bike wheel
10. around 2 hours
11. wire
12. space pet.

Step 3: Marking out.

Picture of Marking out.
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First thing to do is to mark out the door and the holes where the legs fit into. I made a paper template  to keep the door straight and square and taped it to the wheel then just drew around it.
 Next I made a compass out of some wire and taped on a marker pen. I then drew a circle around the bottom and then use the compass to mark six points around the circle. Every second point is where the legs go
very cool!
patron_zero2 years ago
There's cool and there's very cool, that is very, very cool, kudos !
ChrysN2 years ago
Awesome job turning flotsam into the best pet house ever.
wilgubeast2 years ago
This made it to our Facebook page. Here are the discarded ideas for the status update:

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mikeasaurus2 years ago
liquidhandwash (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
I think I saw one last night!
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MicioGatta2 years ago
First Contact!!!! The good aliens came on Earth and they are Caitian! http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Caitian I like your instructable, it's great!!!!!! Not very simple, but really nice!
I'd sleep in a house like that. I mean, if I was a pet of course :)
Hooray space pets! This is an excellent reuse for such an odd object. :D