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The Pocket Cotton Candy Machine

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You're walking down the street and suddenly you have a craving. For cotton candy... But the carnival has just left town, what will you do? Not to worry, you have the Pocket Cotton Candy Machine!

Note: I assume no responsability for any sickness, or injury. Happy building!

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Step 1: Materials

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Materials:

Baling wire
3 Metal standoffs
Metal snapple cap or similar
Round Altoids tin
Screw
Silicon tubing
Pushbutton switch
Tin foil
Rubber band
Lighter
Wire
Small low profile motor
2 AAA batteries

Tools:

Power drill
Drill bit set
Sand paper
Exacto knife
Screwdriver
Solderinng iron
Electrical tape
scissors
Quick Steel or other metal epoxy putty

Optional:
Dremel
Helping Hand
Sand Blaster

Step 2: The battery assembly

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First, take the 2 AAA batteries and line them up with the poles of the second opposite the first. like in any battery box. Cut a piece of aluminum foil the width of the 2 batteries and tape it on. Next strip the wires of the motor, with the positive lead twice as long. cut a rectangle of aluminum foil the same size as the one you taped to the bottom of the batteries. Put the positive wire in the middle and fold it over. Now fold the end of the wire over. Tape this to just the positive end of your battery pack tightly. Solder the end of the negative lead of the motor to the momentary switch. Now solder a short length of wire to the other lead of the switch, and wrap it in foil like you did on the positive lead. finish by taping it all together into a tight little pack.
 
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Xixfas1 year ago
for better pictures use the macro function on your camera if you have it
imajem1 year ago
i'm going to try this with a tea candle instead of the lighter.....much safer I think.
acabrera71 year ago
is it possible you could update the 'ible with clearer pictures?
mwagner633 years ago
to make the cotton candy do you put the sugar in the snapple cap or no?
nadav4 years ago
Which wire brush for the dremel? Steel or Brass?
carpfluff4 years ago
doesn't look like it works =/
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I didn't start it.
how much cotton candy does this thing make
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i see u ment seen53
cepedigo4 years ago
how much cotton candy does it make?
well, this looks confusing.....but really cool,so I might actually try this sometime, but ill probably end up not making mine as urs is. good job ! :)
gimmelotsarobots (author) 6 years ago
If anyone knows who is impersonating me with the username gimmelotsorobots (notice the O), please PM me.
You are impersonating yourself with my username which you made!
that made no sense
miiwii3 miiwii35 years ago
he me, that was posted MONTHS ago
miiwii3 miiwii35 years ago
yea me, I know but i still wanted to post that
i find it funny that you wrote that sencence in second person. if it really was "gimmelotsarobots" it would be in first person...
I...he...you....duh....
WHAT?
I thinks it's gimmelotsorobots impersonating you
gimmelotsarobots (author)  DIY Dave6 years ago
No kidding. That was a like a month ago though.
well he is leaving so it doesn't really matter any more. um, this is cool but how if there room in it to make the cotton candy?
gimmelotsarobots (author)  dsman1952766 years ago
I know it doesn't look like it, but believe me, there is.
mason01906 years ago
i look at all the supplies and mutter to myself, this isnt going to be easy...
LOL me too, me too...
when you buy a bic lighter it comes with a sticker on the side stating not to keep the lighter lit for more than 30 seconds.... will this take longer than 30 seconds to make?
I melted my bic. You might try a metal lighter, like a zippo. If you use one you agree that i take no responsibility for any injury, or damage. I have to say that. That's how I cover my self. no offense to any individual.
im going to use a candle and matches...
by the way, I don't recommend you put this thing in your pocket unless you clean it after use.
i keep a wet nap in it...
do you need silicon tubing or standoffs for project cause i dont no where 2 look
is any one here
hey
cloot1005 years ago
I like it. I love pocket candy!
Jupitane5 years ago
My brother poured a cup of water in my bag of finished cotton candy...=(
Oh yeah great instructable. =)
kmelon6 years ago
pretty good, but i would use a candle rather then using a lighter
n108bg6 years ago
do u have a video of this i action? i was planning on making my own, but was wondering if i should use the altoids tin as the rotating hopper of the wall of the machine.
gimmelotsarobots (author)  n108bg6 years ago
Sorry, The project has long since been dismantled.
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