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JOE ON THE GO BRACELETS

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These personalized accessories contain a serving size dose of your favorite instant coffee or drink mix. They are perfect for a busy office setting, or after a workout in the gym. When you use your "joe on the go bracelet" having a hot cup of joe, or an ice cold flavored water, is just an arms length away!





NOTE: You may be thinking, "why not just use your pockets?" Well simply because in a lot of business attire and exercise wear there are NO pockets. :) Plus it's just fun!

Step 1: MATERIALS

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You'll need very few things for this project:

~ Your favorite coffee/drink mix
~ 1 condiment bottle
~ 1 dowel rod 3/16"
~ Airline Tubing 

Optional: Decorations to disguise your tubing. (ribbon & embellishments)

TOOLS
hot glue for decorations
bolt cutters (to cut dowel)

Step 2: CONSTRUCTION

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1. Cut a length of tubing long enough to go around your wrist. (This will hold about 1 serving) If you want to really "load up" you can cut a length long enough to wrap around the wrist a few times, or make a necklace version. 
2. Cut about a 1 inch piece of the dowel rod to be the "cork" on the bracelet.
3. OPTIONAL: Decorate it by hot glue a strip of ribbon down the length of the tubing, rolling it up, and gluing it closed. Then you can add your embellishments as you wish. 
NOTE: The following steps are down without decorations so you can see things clearly.
4. Push your "cork" piece into one end of the tubing about half way. 
5. Fill your condiment bottle up with your mix. It should be fairly fine.(The coffee crystals may need to be ground a little more)
6. Holding your tube in one hand and the bottle in the other slowly fill your bracelet. Try to leave about 1/2" clearance from the top.
7. Once your bracelet is full, put it around your wrist and slide the open end of the tubing over the other half of the "cork"
NOW YOUR OFF AND RUNNING!

 
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Thats a really clever idea! Just have to figure out where to stash a cup on the go. Good work!
mygibzone (author)  barefootbohemian2 years ago
Maybe one of those collapsable cups. You know the kind that telescope. LOL. ;)
Ha ha that just might work!
You had me until I saw the "crystals that pretend to be coffee to fool people into drinking it". Gah! That stuff is foul!

But the idea is wonderful!!! For things other than coffee, anyway. Unless... What about real grounds from real coffee (read: Something that you grind from beans in your very own kitchen and doesn't make a "psh" sound when you open the container.) and figure out a way to work a wire mesh filter system into the bracelet design, or build a mesh filter to cap onto the end of the tube so you can use it like a straw and drink real coffee without picking grounds out of your teeth?

hmmm.... *starts looking for the tubing in the craft room*
coffee filtering straw? genius .. wonder if anyone though about that :)
lol I got my hands on some food safe tubing but I'm still working out how to get a filter to stay on. At the moment I'm working with the small round metal screens that you use in your water faucet.
mygibzone (author)  Rowan_Winterhaven2 years ago
Check out
http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Coffee-Filtering-Straw-for-outdoors-or-co/
I think this is what you had in mind.
interesting.. maybe mini zip ties? i said that cause i made an instructable on a coffee filtering straw.. and a coffee filtering coffee mug :)
Brew your coffee really strong...make a concentrate, in other words. Or use espresso.
mygibzone (author)  Rowan_Winterhaven2 years ago
If you are going to use it as a straw be sure to find a tubing that is food safe with HOT liquids. Other then that go for it. :)
mstyle1832 years ago
this is very awesome... it's even more awesome that you have 27000 views.. jaw dropping :- =========)
mygibzone (author)  mstyle1832 years ago
I only have so many views because life hacker picked it up. Most of them just bashed on it too. Oh well, to each their own. There are also lots, like yourself that like it. Thanks!
wow thats awesome.. someone else got featured with the coffee tea bags... he already has 9 k views.. i got to figure out how to get featured there :)
signoutloud2 years ago
Awesome idea! I think true coffee lovers will love this emergency backup ;)
mikeasaurus2 years ago
Can you make this so it just pumps coffee straight into your wrist?
I think it would work better if it was some sort of caffeine-saline solution. it would need to be both sterile and have a very specific pH, which --

*random man rushes in, leans to my ear*

*whisper whisper whisper*

oh... a joke. yeah. um.... I was joking as well. heh... yes.

*makes awkward eye contact for several seconds, then suddenly books it out of the room*
joke?
alright then, let's do it.
(splurts my instant coffee) lmao! You're awesome!
...now do you have any tips to get coffee out of a laptop keyboard?
a straw?
Good place to start: http://unitednuclear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16_17_69&products_id=107&zenid=008b1206df12503f20ecda3e6f12f35c
I already own 100 grams of caffeine powder. I'm set for a while.
mygibzone (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
LOL!!! That's a million dollar idea. Go for it! ;)
Awesome idea. It really would be simple to make it with as many tubes as you wanted; just glue them together with PVA or school glue & let dry. Thanks for sharing!! :-D
IronManMC2 years ago
And the ultimate "Colombia's 2nd leading export" instructable.

Obtain one Folgers Coffee crystal, 50 lbs, compressed into a 3 inch spike, from Starbucks' main office, or the Colombian embassy. Using a 20 lb sledge hammer, whack this up your nose. If you can't stand the pain, you're no caffeine addict. You disgust me. Take your decaf and get out.
jpnagle592 years ago
....hmm...I'm not a drinker, of alcohol, but you could load up 10 of these with your favorite 'booze'...put about 5 of them on each wrist....head out to the dance hall...I live in Texas...order a coke...dump you JD in...presto, instant $4 dollar savings...10 drinks a night, 5 on each wrist...$20 dollars saved for break fest after the dance...if your a beer drinker...a radiator hose down your leg might work...Lord please forgive me...I just had to say that...I'm sorry...
mygibzone (author) 2 years ago
For those concerned with food safety, you can buy FDA approved clear vinyl tubing @ www.nybrewsupply.com for cheap. You can select a diameter you want too. Hope this helps! :)
agis682 years ago
no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....After the coffemaker add on for the adroid machines now in stores the invention of the century......
Senario....you are in meeting, all are boring but not you.....you ask the secretary to bring a coffee cup...and infront of the suprised eyes of your colleques you empty the tube to the cup.....BUT....its cold. Then take of the new OS running the bracelet and is combatible with USB3 and you plug the heater usb tray......under the cup......wait for a while and that's it!!!!! Nobody else has this one and all in the enteprise company you work (1500 personel) ask you to make one for them.....Excellent.....you go to deposit patente but now the problems starting...is the nylon tube safe under FD & Acts determinations and limitations?
Is the time you hold the coffee expired? of corse but u dont have any rules for that....is the electronics (like USB my scenario remember?) compatble to the goverment rules for safety FCC rules.........


I really enjoy this scenario.....So never show this to any who will wants some drops of your coffee........bb
mygibzone (author)  agis682 years ago
Patents are frustrating because it costs a couple grand just to get the ball rolling, which I don't have :( I do love your scenario though!
micbike2 years ago
Now that is clever!!!
aliberry2 years ago
genius! love it. mine will be hot chocolate powder - the kind that already has milk powder in it.

If you happen to be in or near one, you can get 1" dowel pegs in most hardware stores (ready cut, for joining wooden furniture) or scrabble around the bottom of flat-pack furniture depots' bargain bins, or the local scrap yard for broken TV cabinets etc - (cheap fibreboard type) and rescue the dowel pegs. Take pliers to grip them - its like pulling teeth!
PS I'm in England so maybe you don't have the same thing, sorry if I've led anyone on a wild goose chase!
Make a bracelet with three tubes, side by side, and fill one with coffee, one with sugar and one with creamer. That way you can fix your coffee up with sugar and cream however you like.
gregster1592 years ago
hopefully no terrorists get a hold of this idea
I can't wait to get my hands on some tubing so I can do this!
susanrm2 years ago
Is airline tubing food-safe?
mygibzone (author)  susanrm2 years ago
I should probably research it. I didn't even think about it really, I just assumed since it's animal tested it wouldn't be a problem. Also I would think since many people use oxygen cannulas 24/7 it wouldn't be toxic. Interesting...I'll try to find out.
mygibzone (author)  bettbee2 years ago
Yes, I agree. It was completely an assumption on my part. Plus many times I grab the first thing that pops into my mind for projects. As you can see it's one of those things that needs a few bugs worked out. Thank you.
Well, it's still an awesome project. I bet some creativity will turn up a known-safe alternative. What about something like a large flexible straw?
mygibzone (author)  susanrm2 years ago
That would be great. My children have had those silly straw glasses before so i bet you could just take the tubing from something like that.
bcraun bettbee2 years ago
+1
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