Introduction: Hobo Stove / Hot Chocolate Maker

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This is a very simple tin can heater and cocoa maker that takes about 30-45 minutes to make. I am not responsible for any and all injuries fire is not a toy don't act stupid around it. Thanks for looking please rate and comment.

Step 1: Materials

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This project requires a hammer,nails,soup can, soda can, and a dremel.

Step 2: Make the Burner

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To start simply take the hammer and flatten the top of the can.
Then use the nails to make a hole for the chimney

Step 3: Make the Base and Cup

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Start by cutting the can in half. Then take the bottom and sand around the sharp edges this will be our cup. Take the top and cut it shorter and make a v shape as seen in the picture this is the base.

Step 4: Make Cocoa

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Set the burner on the base and fill the cup with water then put in cocoa mix start the fire. Use the fire to stay warm along with the cocoa to keep your inside warm.


awang8 (author)2009-01-22

Hey, this is pretty cool! What doesn't Dr Pepper taste like. They don't sell it in Australia.

Redneck2 (author)awang82009-01-22

It taste like a cross between root beer and pepsi

awang8 (author)Redneck22009-01-22

Oh... Ok.


King Crab (author)awang82009-01-23

Tastes nothing like root beer and Pepsi. It tastes like awesome.

Totally :)

Redneck2 (author)King Crab2009-01-23

Well what does awesome taste like?

mutput7 (author)Redneck22011-03-04

Pretty frickin' good.

awang8 (author)Redneck22009-01-24

To me awesome tastes like good old Fanta (or Sunkist (or orange crush))

Justdoofus (author)awang82011-01-27

Oh damn dude!!!! I LOVE ORANGE CRUSH! My all time favorite!!! They sell them 99 cents here in Colorado for a 16 oz (Yay, I revived a 3 year old comment!)

King Crab (author)awang82009-01-24

Believe in the Awesome and you will taste the Awesome.

Make sense? Probably not.


is that scatman john!?
he is slightly wierd but great
as an adaption of what you said ski dude believe in awesome and you will hear awesome

Sure is Scatman John!

Lance Mt. (author)King Crab2010-04-10

Ok to recap 

So Awesome tastes like awesome, if you believe in awesome, which in turn may taste like Dr.Pepper, which may taste like dark cherry cola, bitter pepsi and cola with extra sugar to be sweet, good ol'fanta (or sunkist(or orange crush)) or root beer and pepsi

btop (author)King Crab2009-01-30

Marzipan. Definitely.

temp (author)awang82009-02-19

Dr.Pepper tastes like slightly bitter coke and pepsi with sugar.

1spartan95 (author)Redneck22010-07-27

I dont know what it is but it says it has 23 flavors. But the best part about dr. pepper is even after its diluted by ice it still tastes good

struckbyanarrow (author)Redneck22010-01-11

Dr. pepper tastes like dark cherry soda.

xZCodmaNZx (author)awang82009-09-14

disgusting lol

KittyF (author)xZCodmaNZx2011-08-30

no, that's not disgusting, try what I've seen a few people do before, I'm not sure what it's called anymore. take every sort of soda you can imagine and put a little of each in your glass and try that. now I won't say it doesn't have a certain appeal, but mostly I like mine one at a time. LOL teenagers like to try it.

SgtJellyfish (author)awang82011-10-11

They sell it at the foodworks in st lucia (near the university of queensland)

dude300 (author)awang82010-04-10

 you probably have had loads of replies but Dr. pepper is pepsi/coke with caramel in 

Warlrosity (author)awang82010-01-21

oh! Oh! OH! Yes they do! Mostly at specailty candy shops, in the American isle...

maxpower49 (author)awang82009-03-01

why don't they sell dr.pepper in australlia i don't like but its still wierd

heathbar64 (author)2012-01-17

just wondering where does the hobo plug in his dremel? I'm glad to know that is one of the essential tools to pack in my raggedy overcoat pocket.

diy_bloke (author)heathbar642013-09-15

tie a rock to a piece of metal wire and throw it over a train power line. one prong of a dremel to that line and the other end of the dremel to ground.
Advantage is that yr dremel goes much faster
Be creative :-)

kylekosan23 (author)2011-07-17

hip hip horaay

zascecs (author)2010-05-26

3 cheers for Pepsi!!! 

theexpert (author)zascecs2011-01-22

hurray hurray hurray

lunius (author)theexpert2011-02-08

hurrAH hurrAh hurrAH

Justdoofus (author)zascecs2011-01-27

Hip hip, Hooray! Hip hip, Hurray! HIP HIP!!!! HURRRAAAAYY!!!!!

W trouble (author)2010-07-20

i have a hammer exacitly like that.

mattbomb (author)2010-05-30

 thats really good idea. i  love this site 

superdry (author)2009-03-10

Add a shot of ameretto to half coke and half beer/lager and that is what dr pepper tastes like. Awesome ible!

amando96 (author)2009-02-03

coz all hobos have dremels...

Redneck2 (author)amando962009-02-03

well it can be anything that cuts the can.

amando96 (author)Redneck22009-02-03

I'm just joking! :P it's a good idea, i once tryed to make a steam engine with a coke can... didnt happen... lol

joypad (author)2009-01-26

OMG I LOVE DR PEPPER!!!!!! They stoped selling it here in AUS.

damo97 (author)2009-01-24

in Ireland they don't sell it any more

Your Average Guy (author)2009-01-22

awesomest hobo stove i've seen yet

looking4ideas (author)2009-01-20

is that a eaten up brownie pan I see in the last pic left top corner

Redneck2 (author)looking4ideas2009-01-20

Yep, I made them last night

btw grate work.

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