Recycled Coke Can Popcorn Maker

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Introduction: Recycled Coke Can Popcorn Maker

About: I am a DIY hobbyist by passion and Power Engineer by profession. Most of my works are related to Solar Energy and Arduino. Apart from Electronics I love 3D printing, Woodworking and to make crafts from used …

Sometimes you're stuck in the middle of the deep forest during your camping, with some unpopped corn kernels, and nothing to pop them with. Luckily, with a coke can and a multi functional Army knife, you can be on your way to Popcorn Town.Popcorn is a favourite snack food for all during the camping.

In this Instructable, I will shows how you can turn a coke can into a popcorn maker.I am trying to make the Popcorn maker by using only a multi functional Army knife.Because in most of the camping you may not find any other tools on your hand. I am using a Leatherman that I was won in an earlier Instructables Contest.

Disclaimer: Coating inside the coke can is not good for health. I cannot be held responsible for any loss of property, damage, or loss of life if it comes to that. This tutorial is only for fun.Please do not attempt this if you are novice. Stay Safe.

Step 1: Things You Need

1. Coke/Soda/Beer Can

2. Tealight Candle ( Amazon )

3. ACT - II Corn ( Amazon )

4. Leatherman Tool or Knife ( Amazon )

5. Match stick or Lighter ( Amazon )

6. Bowl ( Amazon )

Step 2: Clean the Can

For this project you need two coke cans.

After drinking the coke, empty it entirely.

Then rinsed it out thoroughly by using water.

Step 3: Cut the First Can

Mark a rectangular shape to mimic as shown in the above picture.

Cut out along the marked line.

Then pull out the tab.It will create an opening for the popcorn.

Warning : Cut the can carefully,the sharp edges may cut your skin.

Step 4: Cut the Second Can

First mark a circle along the periphery as shown in the picture.

Cut along the line by using the Army knife.

Smooth out the edges by using the scissors.

Step 5: Make the Burner

Symmetrically, mark 4 points on the bottom of the can.

Then draw straight lines taking reference to the marked points.Join the two lines to make a " U " shape.

Cut along the marked lines.

After cutting the final result should be look like the last picture.

Step 6: Fold the Upper Portion

Mark a line on each limbs.The width is 1cm approximately.

Cut 4 small strips and the fold it as shown in the above image.

Step 7: Flatten the Bottom

The bottom part is slightly bulge outward ,so the candle can't sit firmly.

Use a hammer to flatten the surface.If you don't have hummer use stones to do it.

The burner is ready now.

Step 8: Lit Up the Burner

Now take a tealight candle.

Lit it by a match stick or a lighter.

Place it inside the burner.

Warning : Handle the fire carefully.

Step 9: Enjoy the Popcorn

Place the upper can just above the burner.

Keep a bowl just side to the opening part.

Pour popping corn kernels into the can.I used ready to use ACT-II classic salted corns.

Wait for few minutes.Suddenly, the popcorn will begin to pop and will escape the inside of the can through the opening you’ve created.

Note :The single tealight candle take lot of time to make the popcorn.To make faster, you should insert some more wicks in to the candle.

Enjoy the wilderness while having your favourite salty popcorn on your hand. Happy Camping !!!

Outside Contest 2016

Runner Up in the
Outside Contest 2016

Summer Fun Contest 2016

Runner Up in the
Summer Fun Contest 2016

Maker Olympics Contest 2016

Participated in the
Maker Olympics Contest 2016

1 Person Made This Project!

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48 Discussions

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mcgurkryan
mcgurkryan

5 days ago

haha i love this

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tiabloisy
tiabloisy

2 years ago

Its an awesome Idea

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JamaicaA
JamaicaA

2 years ago

Do i need the same popcorn that u use?

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MagnusF11
MagnusF11

3 years ago

do you need that excact type of popcorn?

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MiltReynolds
MiltReynolds

3 years ago

Nicely done! I appreciate the simplicity and the utility. Video is excellent!

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ASCAS
ASCAS

4 years ago

Love This!

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pellepeloton
pellepeloton

4 years ago

It works but you get aluminium infused popcorn. A recipe for Alzheimers disease.

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miked2001
miked2001

Reply 4 years ago

You get more aluminum by drinking the soda :)
You get more aluminum from taking antacids than popping corn in a can.

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9w2xyz
9w2xyz

Reply 4 years ago

was thinking the exact same thing, except the inside f the can is coated. No issue.

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pellepeloton
pellepeloton

Reply 4 years ago

Coated with plastic which melts?

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pellepeloton
pellepeloton

Reply 4 years ago

I don't drink any soda and maybe that is the reason I do not need antacids?

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YourMagesty
YourMagesty

4 years ago

Deba's English is AMAZING...far better than the majority of us could speak his native tongue. The popper is very creative and a useful hack to know! Thank you, Deba!


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miked2001
miked2001

4 years ago

I love the idea. I just would love to see better knife handling. Your methods scare me for young'uns that would try this project.

Keep the ideas coming.

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RD19
RD19

4 years ago

Looks like fun, I am going to try it. Something to do on the patio at night. Thanks for sharing.

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Solarpoweredaudio
Solarpoweredaudio

4 years ago

Combine this with the alcohol stove for a big boost.

https://www.instructables.com/id/JetAlcohol-Stove/

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BenTauer
BenTauer

4 years ago

Love it

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JefferyB10
JefferyB10

4 years ago

This is a great idea, but if I were in camp, I'd just drink the coke, empty the popcorn into the empty can, and stick it over the fire until the can was full of popcorn and then I'd cut the top of the can off the get my meal.

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opengreenenergy
opengreenenergy

Reply 4 years ago

Its another super fast way to make it.

Enjoy !

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JefferyB10
JefferyB10

Reply 4 years ago

It's a great idea and I love it! Thanks so much for showing us!!