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Making popcorn in the microwave is EASY, but it's no fun! Popcorn cooked over the stove is so much more fun, cheaper, and in my opinion it tastes a lot better!

Step 1: Ingredients

You only need two food items, and one other thing:
  • Popcorn seeds
  • Canola Oil
  • Large Pot with Lid

Step 2: Add the Oil

Add oil to the pot until it just covers the surface of the bottom.

Step 3: Add the Seeds

Now sprinkle seeds in the oil until they cover the bottom of the pan.

Step 4: Cook!

***Please don't forget to put the lid on the pan!***

Set the stove to high and shake the pot a little to spread out the seeds. When the oil starts to bubble, start shaking the pan back and forth. Once the popcorn starts popping at a steady pace, you can just start shaking occasionally. Once the popping slows, pick it up a few inches from the heat. If you're using a pot the size of the one I'm using, it'll get about halfway full. After popping stops, put the pot in the sink to cool it.

Step 5: Eat It!

Now pour the popcorn in a bowl slowly so that you can stop pouring if the bottom layer of popcorn was burned. Now go sit down, turn on a movie, and eat!

Step 6: Hurricane Laser Cutter

Now, since this is in the Hurrican Laser Cutter Contest, I need to tell you what I would do with one of their amazingly cool and awesome and robotic laser cutters.

First of all, I like to do papercraft. Now I am using a hobby knife to cut all the pieces out, which makes it look terrible and is very time-consuming.

I also like to do some woodworking, and this would allow me to make precise cuts on my projects.

Third, my dad runs a service called Memory Links (www.memorylinks.com) and has to send his pieces off somewhere to get them laser engraved. My dad would most likely be very excited if I took the laser cutter to his office so he could manufacture his own Memory Links.

Fourth, I make paracord bracelets and have been wanted to put dog tags on them. I have the dog tags, just no way to put custom messages on them.

Wow, I have a lot of uses for a laser cutter! Please vote for me!

Wait! One last thing. I will also post an instructable on everything I do with the laser cutter if I win it!

Thanks!

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