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What could I make out of these things? (nice assortment!) Answered

What could I make out of this stuff? The Link to the Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWzLMPxCC6I

I'd like to make something new, something awesome. Any ideas let me know! If I make an 'ible out of one of your ideas, I'll link to your profile/one of your 'ibles. Thanks in advance!




Best Answer 8 years ago

I spy the makings of ...

> a hovercraft (the vacuum cleaner and the fan)

> an air-horn (the air-pump and the fire extinguisher)


Answer 8 years ago

Hi Kiteman!

The hovercraft sounds really interesting, I just have to figure out how to make the skirt... Maybe I could adapt something like they do with the wood & plastic versions (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hovercraft/)...

And the air horn would be awesome, but looks like someone got to it before I (https://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Air-Horn-Fire-Extinguisher/)...

Thanks for the ideas! I'm going to continue looking into building the hovercraft. I have an idea to make it really unique as well...

Once again, thanks for the answer!


8 years ago

I don't know how strong the air mattress pump is, but I had an idea for a Halloween prank maybe. You could use either the mattress pump or the air exhaust from the vacuum as an air source, and cut up a white plastic garbage bag into strips (or leave it as a bag, maybe). Anyway, wait for it to get dark, then place the bag over the air pump or vacuum exhaust, and place the flashlight inside there also, facing up. Wire the air source to a long switch so you can trigger it from afar. When someone wanders by, trigger the air, and the bag will inflate, rising up from the ground, lit from within by the flashlight. Add some spooky sound playback through your speakers, and maybe you've got something there to frighten people with.


Answer 8 years ago

It's a pretty good flow and powerful compared to similar others. That sounds quite interesting actually. I've never been huge into Halloween, but I do love pranking people! ;-) And maybe if powder was in an inverted milk bottle, and air blown through the cap end of it, it would have the possibility of looking like smoke?... Hmm I'll have to try it out.

Thank you for answering as well! I appreciate it! I will try that out and see how it goes!