Introduction: Funky McGroovy's 2011-2012 Backpack
If you have not seen my other backpack, you can tell from this I love using Duct Tape. Once again I needed to keep my "duct tape kid" reputation and created my new backpack. This sumer I have become a collecter of all things Coca-Cola, so I figured why not bace my new backpack off of the Coke can. This backpack has one of the strongest frames of any backpack that I have ever made before, and is a half a pound lighter than my old one.
I saw that Fungus Amungus said that tape would work for the "Make It Stick" contest too. So I figured why not submit it.
Step 1: Things You'll Need
You will need....
a welder... and all of the equiptment that goes with it
4- 12.5" pieces of 0.5" rebar
4- 7.75" pieces of 0.5" rebar
4- 18" pieces of 0.5" rebar
2- nylon straps... the longer the better
As many duct tape rolls as you need for the backpack and details... I used 2 rolls of red and 1 roll of white
1- razor blade
Step 2: Sketch
Start off with a drawing of what you want it to look like. Making it is cool, but using a guideline would be a lot easier and give a clue of what you are doing.
Step 3: Frame
Make a box out of the rebar like the picture. I like making the small pieces first. Then connect them with the "height poles"
Step 4: Straps
The straps are the 1st priority. Wrap one end around the far bottom bar. Wrap the other on the close top bar. At this point you can adjust the length of the straps and see where it falls on your back. Tape along the straps so the adjustments will not fall out.
Step 5: "Tape It Up"
TAPE THE BOTTOM FIRST. The bottom needs to be the strongest piece so "Tape it up good" and make sure its not too loose. It will also keep the straps from moving. Then start on the sides. Tape the inside of it also. Im sure you don't want your stuff sticking to stuff. The inside part is the hardest part to get to, but it needs to be done.
Step 6: Detail Time!
For the details you need to find a surface that will allow the duct tape to not "lose all of its stick" after peeling it off. When you find it make a big square of duct tape on the surface. Find the shape or detail you want and make the shape out of paper before using the tape. Trace the shape on to the duct tape square and cut it out using a razor blade.
Step 7: You Win!
Now you got yourself one friggin' awesome backpack.