Can we use those small cardboard dixie cups?
Topic by boston09 | last reply
Hey all, I couldn't find anyone who sells these on the Internet so I'd like to find the best way to make them. The cups would be about 2ft tall, and would look just like a plastic cup used at beer parties. I'm throwing my buddy his bachelor party and this would be hilarious! I was thinking maybe carving half the cup out of a Styrofoam block then, laying fiberglass in it. Then gluing the two pieces together. I'm not sure about drinking out of a fiberglass cup though. Thoughts on building this, or a link where I could buy something like this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
Topic by narino | last reply
I was given a coffee cup warmer many years ago. What made it so great was that it only turns on when there is a cup sitting on the plate; remove the cup and the warmer turns off. The other great feature about it, is that it has a higher temperature than any I have purchased since. There is no name thereon so cannot check to see if they exist anymore - no luck with Google so far. What I would like to do is either be able to safely adjust a current model so it is somewhat hotter or, preferably, also make it automatic. Making it hotter is the first priority. firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic by jackew | last reply
The cup doesn't really stir itself on its own, but it has a ball that fits into a groove that can be swirled around to mix up your tea and sugar. It's a funny concept that's looking for a manufacturer, but is there a problem with stirring out there that I'm not aware of? Also, do you want to be swishing HOT tea in your hand in the morning before you've really woken up? Sounds like a noisy recipe for disaster to me and that's assuming you can keep the ball and cup together after a couple of washings. Linkvia Neatorama
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
The biggest complaint I keep hearing about the World Cup is about the vuvuzelas, plastic horns that get blown for everything and nothing. This makes me almost glad that I'm missing practically every game because of the broadcast times and the fact that my TV only has bunny ears for reception. Well, PopSci has found that some people are fighting back by filtering out the frequencies of the vuvuzelas at 233 Hz, 466 Hz, 932 Hz, and 1864 Hz. It's a good enough trick that it makes me almost want to upgrade my setup so that I can try it out. Simple Software Can Filter Out That Vuvuzela Whine From World Cup Broadcasts
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I'm launching a new site next week called Cup Zombie am looking for folks to participate with me. It's a little off beat but my idea is to get people to start thinking differently about what is trash and what can be saved - and to have fun with it :)! The url is www.cupzombie.com Thank you!!!! Hannah
Topic by thecheapskatemom | last reply
I have just one question: I understand that we must base our project on paper coffee cups, but are we allowed to use Styrofoam cups as long as they are not the main component? As in, if we still have more paper than Styrofoam, is it alright?
Topic by TFElite | last reply
Our Keurig coffeemaker is several years old. We began to see a ragged star opening in the top of the K-cups after brewing and coffee grounds various places outside the K-cup. All of the usual recommended fixes were no help. (See below.) This video gave me a solution that worked very well for us. (I have no personal connection to the video or its maker.) We now see only a neat round hole in the top of our K-cups after brewing, not a torn and ragged opening. Video summary: Remove two screws under the flip-up cover above the K-cup holder. Remove the decorative plastic cover by tugging at it. Snip the zip tie that keeps the soft white tube on the fitting. Pull the tube from the fitting. Hold the end of the tube over a cup. Cycle water through the Keurig until several cups come out clean. Clear the upper and lower needles of coffee grounds. Attach the tube with a new zip tie and screw the cover back in place. One word of caution: Very hot water spewed onto the soft skin at the base of my thumb and it was very uncomfortable. I draped a folded towel over my hand while hot water was being expelled from the disconnected tube at the top of the Keurig. Also, I ran quite a number of cups of water through the Keurig until I got three consecutive cups of water without any debris particles of any kind in the water. (I did not see an accumulation of coffee grounds like the man describes in the video, but I saw what was similar to pieces of a brown wing from a housefly.) In the two or three days following the procedure in the video we did occasionally have a K-cup blowout, but have seen only perfect round holes after a week or so, and we probably brew a dozen cups of coffee each day. The usual recommendations-- +Keurig's official recommendation as the cause of grounds migrating outside the K-cup is too much air inside the K-cup as evidenced by a domed lid on the K-cup before it is punctured. Their recommendation is to poke the top of the K-cup with a pin before putting it into the Keurig. Because of my observations and experience, I give very little credence to this. +Accumulated lime from the water needs to be descaled from the inside of the Keurig. Lime accumulation does cause a partially full cup of brewed coffee. We regularly descale our machine. We have also run water through our machine whenever we have seen grounds in our coffee and some grounds came out with the water. Descaling is a good thing to do, but I doubt it has a connection to bursting K-cups and grounds where they do not belong. +Clogged upper and lower needles. The video will direct you to use a wire to insure open passageways inside the needles above and below the K-cup.
Topic by Phil B | last reply
Hey Guys! So I'm a bit new to this (meaning I'm totally new.) So I'm not sure if this question has been asked before,. If it has, please redirect me to it :) I'm looking to 'personalise' a metal traveller's mug, and just metal mugs in general and i was wondering what options are available? I want to go through the options before i pick the method that i'll use. What i want to do exactly is to put my design on the cup permanently. I've seen someone use a vinyl decal and a powder coating machine, but that's pretty expensive to get over here. So what are the other ways i can do that? I hope someone can shed some light on this for me, Thanks :)
Topic by AttractiveToast | last reply
Published a small project I made for a job interview. It was on a crunch but I'd love to see how people expand on it. There is a YouTube video, Instructables, and an illustrated PDF that can be used. Great for all ages, and can be used mostly with trash or cheap items that can make many for large groups. https://openweb.vip/whatsapp-web/
Topic by finacoles2 | last reply
Hello, First post. I drink ALOT of soda from McDonalds. I go through ALOT of 32 oz. plastic cups. There has got to be some way I can use these cups to make the world a better place. I would love to find either a use for them or a product I can resell, or...something...anything....HELP!!!! Thanks
Topic by kwit35 | last reply
Check out this awesome measuring cup!It's carefully marked to provide all sorts of useful measurements and volumetric equivalents, such as "enough red wine to take you over the driving limit" and "as many grains of flour as people on the planet" and "tyrannosaurus rex brain". So cool.(via boingboing)
Topic by canida | last reply
I was wondering can you use just normal paper party cups? ( I don't drink coffee)
Topic by wewantska | last reply
Next week we'll be beginning the Coffee Cup Challenge. Make an Instructable that shows a cool reuse of a paper coffee cup and win a solar-powered Voltaic backpack and some gift cards for Starbucks coffee! You can use one cup or a thousand. You can use them on their own or add anything else to it. Just show us a cool use for a cup! UPDATE: Contest will run from 4/12 - 5/9 International entries are accepted
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I have seen them at trendy restaurants like "Juan's Flying Burrito" in New Orleans.?
Question by ashez7786 | last reply
My house is rather cold in the winter, and when I make coffee in the morning I have to manually heat my espresso cups by filling them with warm water. A lot of automatic espresso machines have cup warmer trays. I don't want to buy a new coffee machine. I am thinking it would be possible to place some kind of warming mat under my cups in the cupboard, somewhat similar to heated mattresses / heating blankets. I haven't found any existing products that fit the description. Any input on this? :)
Topic by jaknudsen | last reply
While driving to work a used McD's cup sitting in my cup hold got me to thinking. I was wondering if anyone has thought about a way to reuse the wax coated card/paper drink cups you get from fast food places? People are always thowing them out and if we could come up with a way to get people to reuse them in some way, it might help the sides of the roads look better (less trash).
Question by RedneckEngineer | last reply
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Topic by randofo | last reply
I was taking apart my rear wheel, when I noticed the lack of bearing balls and appropriate parts. I wanted to remove the bearing so I can replace it with a new one, however when I was attempting to remove the last cup of the bearing, it is stuck in the hub. The local mechanic couldn't get it out and said I needed a whole new cassette and hub; I was hoping there was some nifty way I could remove it.
Need help finding a particular instructable, friends. I would almost bet body parts that I saw an instructable here that had the following process to it for making a custom fantasy coin or medallion: Use the underside bottom of a paper coffee cup-mix up a portion of Bondo and fill the bottom recess with it. When Bondo hardens, pop out the round disc, paste a paper disc onto it then draw out your coin or medallion design. Carve out your design with a dremel or similar, make a silicone putty mold, then when mold is dry, pour pewter or zinc to make a custom coin. Darken and polish. I know I've seen it, I'm wanting to stick it in my favorites list so I don't lose it again, and I especially want to thank the author for coming up with such a simple process for a custom medallion. Can anyone help me?
Topic by pheenix42 | last reply
My school has a club and we are ordering tumblers (the acrylic ones with acrylic straws and stuff) with custom prints on them. We only need 12, but most places have a minimum of 36 or there prices are just way too high. Is there any way I could print something and then transfer it to the cup? Thanks. Adam
Question by Adambowker98 | last reply
It looks cool, but it's fake. i want it though
Question by milkywaybar | last reply
First of all woah im gone like 2 months and you have put categories. in the forums. really nice guys keep up the good work. now on to the topic. ok so i just picked up a yomega starcatch (yomegas term for kendama) and i have seen some videos of people doing crazy things (me i can only get the 3 cups but i have goten the spike 3 times. for a first time kenama(er?) what do you recomend to start doing this.
Topic by J_SCAP | last reply
I want to know how many of you are interested in the 2009 FIFA world cup. Come and chat about it at www.instructables.com/community/Fifa-world-cup/ please talk about it.
Question by EncasedDeath | last reply
This is another unethically homework-based question. I have to estimate the pressure inside the cup, but I don't get how low pressure is formed. I am not sure that you can heat the air inside so much that the thing will suck in your skin immediately without giving you bad burns. Anyway, they put a match in it for a really short time... Any ideas? The topic is Gas Laws, if it can help anyone.
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Topic by randofo
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Topic by randofo
58 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away, unrecycled, each year. The betacup challenge is an effort to reduce this waste. betacup are inviting people to submit ideas but also to comment and rate others’ ideas, and engage in discussions with other betacup community members and contest jurors. Thought I'd post this as there are a lot of smart thinking, clever, innovative people here at instructables. Hopefully one of us (or several?) can come up with something positive. Betacup from the betacup on Vimeo. You should consider: Waste Reduction – how does the Idea reduce the number of non-recycled coffee cups thrown away each year? Resources Required – what resources will it take to implement the Idea? (money, energy, water, materials, time, etc) New or Existing Capabilities – does the Idea use existing technologies or approaches? If not, what must be created or invented to implement the Idea? The Whole experience – Don’t forget the importance of the “whole experience”. Alternatives to paper cups are available today but they are not being widely used. How effective is the Idea likely to be in achieving its goal? A different contest format (hint: we’re encouraging collaboration) The betacup differs from most contest formats, because it is open. We are using jovoto, so when you submit an idea, your ideas are open to the public for comment and ratings. betacup via Treehugger
Topic by Jayefuu | last reply
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Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I have a contigo sealing coffee cup. Since I use 1/2 milk in my coffee, this milk tends to thicken and get gross. I need something small as a cotton swab that bends to get into cleaning the sealing part that is vaccuum sealed with a flipping plastic part.
Question by beadterp | last reply
As I said, I want to know more about soccer teams and their players. If someone knows and is willing to answer, I would be very grateful. What I'm really wanting to know right now, is what all teams are (or were) competing for the 2010 world cup? I would also really like to know each of their players and the players positions. I realize each of those are big questions by themselves. So I won't expect you to answer all, or even one. But if I could get a link that has the information on all the soccer teams, or a partial answer, that would be great. Thank you for your help. Sinisterly, The Not So Nice Guy
Question by nomooremr.niceguy | last reply
A round ball using clear plastic cups with something to hang it up
Question by kc8784 | last reply
I don't understand why my instructable, the sphere lamp, isn't in the coffeecup contest anymore. Is it because of the use of plastic cups? Because as I mentioned it was intended with paper cups but I didn't had those available. If so, why didn't I got the message about disqualification at first and are there other instructables in the contest which only have plans about using paper cups but no cup was used? Will it help if I rebuild it with paper cups?
Topic by Dave A | last reply
Do you guys know any good football sites to go to and watch Premier League, World Cup and Champions League football videos and football games highlights? I wanna watch some football videos of Premier League and Champions League and football videos compilations and, since the World Cup starts this week, I 'll probably also want to watch World Cup football videos with the latest games and highlights. So if you have some suggestions on good sites to watch Premier League, World Cup and Champions League football videos that you also use, do share them with me.
Question by nygeygoode | last reply
I want to fix a glass but i dont know if i can still use it. yes, i know i can buy another one but lets just say its a cup i need to fix.
Question by Supercoke | last reply