Hello everyone! have you ever been in a situation where you're really wanting to make a fort but have no materials? like in a movie theater, at the mall or even in your car? Well now you can, with the ALL NEW portable Fort in a Can! 

Step 1: Parts and Tools


RC Motor assembly (motor, ESC, battery and servo tester)
Motor Mounting Hardware
Large Coffee Can
Large Bed sheet
6" Fan Blade

Optional: mp3 speaker


krazy glue
dremel tool

NOTE: using a regular fan motor and such a small fan blade will not make this work. i used an rc outrunner (running at approx. 12000 rpm) in order to achieve the amount of airflow possible to inflate the sheet.

Great! (admittedly, I clicked on this as I thought it said 'fart in a can')
I as well thought it was "fart" and not "fort"
Very cool. I remember making something like that for myself as a kid by setting up a sleeping bag in front of a fan. If I can get the stuff together maybe I'll do it up as an instructable too.
I would suggest looking into a small blower fan. They are not expensive and put out a much higher volume of air at a lower noise level. Love the idea of the portable fort... you could sew up something and likely market it with great success.
You sir, suffer from Vertical Video Syndrome. <br>Please watch this PSA to help combat this blight. <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA <br>
Love that... always wanted to tell people about that!!!
Haha JensKidsAdventures, <br>I am in the same boat. I flipped through every step becoming more and more convinced that &quot;fort&quot; must mean &quot;fan/motor/electrify your coffee can /etc&quot; in Willy's native language. and then right at the last minute it became a fort. I like the wind tunnel effect too, my least favorite part about an indoor fort is how hot and stuffy it can be. Finally, somebody added some A/C!
^^ (I tried to post this as a reply to JensKidsAdventures, but for some reason I only get the captcha to come up for new posts or replying to myself.....lame)
Not at all what I was expecting, until I realised I'd misread it and it actually said 'fort' in a can. I thought it was just going to be a can of beans.
Sorry, I don't get the idea: Why would ppl. want to inflate their duvet cover?
Trust me you can't use a smaller fan ahaha
if you used a less porous material, and sealed it round the tin, you could probably use a smaller fan... have you got any waterproofing stuff for tents? it might do the trick...
Love this! Very neat idea, wish I had one as a kid.
In Elementary school, we had an astrologist come by with this big black sheet and blew it up using that. And we would all pile in and sit on the ground, while he demonstrated the star constellations and so on. It was loads of fun. This could be used in similar fashion!
I'm pretty sure you meant Astronomer. Astrologists tell the future by looking at the stars, astronomers blow up big inflatable bubbles and tell kids about stars.
You'll be deaf before you know it.
Haha, love the idea, but i would LOVE to see you get this into a movie theater:P
That is such a unique idea. I had no idea where you were going with it until the very end. Glad I read through to the finish.
thank you very much :)
Well the thing is I had to inflate it from the outside or else I couldn't film properly. But the fan speed controller cord is long enough so that you can crawl in first then inflate it while you're inside!
Doesn't it deflate when you crawl into it? Interresting idea, though, thanks for sharing!
OMG, it's a bouncy castle!
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