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Idea for an instructable! Answered

So as a general class rule in the computer labs we cant have popcans. One of my teachers let my class have them...untill earlier today when somone spilt their can on one of the computers, resulting in no one being able to have pop cans in class =(

So I got to thinking, there must be a way to make a lid for a pop can. Maby like those sippie cups that we no doubt all used as children, or just some way to make a removable cap that you can open or close (like they do on alot of water bottles). I'm sure there is probably some way to make one but i'm unsure how.

I thought this would be a great opportunity for somone to write an instructable, so I figured i'd post the idea. Anyone have any ideas on where to start?

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girrrrrrr2
girrrrrrr2

13 years ago

dont they have something like this...

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

13 years ago

Well, you have to be pretty damn clumsy to spill your pop on your computer, a lot of stoners at your school??

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Zeritel
Zeritel

Reply 13 years ago

I'm at an art school (myself a Visual and Game Programing major) the girl who spilt the drink was a Fassion Design major =P

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royalestel
royalestel

Reply 13 years ago

Ah yes, the fashion majors. We could always tell when they walked into the computer labs. Where do you school?

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Lolz.."I want to speak to whoever designed these computers!!!"

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ongissim
ongissim

13 years ago

They already make them for a few cents per lid here.

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Garth Knight
Garth Knight

13 years ago

Two simple solutions using stuff you might have... --And start a new fad:

1) Get a sippy-cup. Raid you kitchen or go to the kids section of any department store. There are actually some pretty neat sippy-cups out there, and they don't cost much (the manufactures know that your spawn will lose them as fast as you bring them home). Pour your soda in, and you're off to the races.
2) Get a coffee mug with a lid. Raid your kitchen tonight, snag one out of the back of the shelf, graffiti it up so dad/mom won't want it back, and enjoy.


Now that I am a parent, and any any hope of ever being cool is lost, I don't really care about how I look while drinking. My sons' sippy cups work pretty well, even though he keeps stealing them back... That part is not good.

GK

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CameronSS
CameronSS

13 years ago

The lid from a separate bottle design seems promising, but I would want to sanitize the top of the can first, since a separate lid would almost certainly allow a pool of liquid to sit on top. A few years ago--three or four--some woman either died or became severely ill from a disease on the top of a pop can after a rat had urinated on the stack in a warehouse. It may not really be that bad, though. Once I figure out how to make agar gel I'll culture a swabbing.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

Well on a Camelbak water bottle I have, there is a plastic piece on the top that has a small slit on the top. When you bite down, water is able to come out, but when you dont, it doesnt. And when you tip it over, it also doesn't leak. Thats just an idea.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

The only thing is that it's not a good idea to put sugary drinks in there, as it's difficult to clean them completely.

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Zeritel
Zeritel

Reply 13 years ago

Good point - those mechanisms would be hard to clean and reuse from the sugar. perhaps a simple pop on/off top would be the best solution.

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Zeritel
Zeritel

Reply 13 years ago

The way I see it there are 2 main problems with the idea.

1. creating a seal so that no liquid can spill
2. dispensing the liquid.

With that in my head I see some type of lid that goes ontop, and then just simply hot glueing some thing from an already existing product. For example the Twist dispenser on Propel Fitness Water bottles or the Pop Open/Close dispenser on Various Water Bottles would work great just to glue ontop a lid with a hole poked in it used to seal off from the main container.