1 Minute Auto-dispensing Tape

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Introduction: 1 Minute Auto-dispensing Tape

The purpose of this project is to modify a cellotape in order to avoid the need of a scissor. In fact this design allows the tape to dispenses itself. This design was inspired by a similar one made by Zhichuan Tang.
It's super simple and super useful. Watch the video for an example.

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Step 1: Needed Material

  • tape
  • cutter 

Step 2: Do a V Cut Into the Tape

  • Start with a little v-shaped cut on the top of the tape (see second pic.)
  • Slowly enlarge the cut with the cutter.
WARNING: the tape is stikky and quide hard to cut, please be patient and do not hurry while cutting

Step 3: Enjoy Your Self-cutting Tape

If the length of the pieces of tape is too long, add more v-shaped cuts to the tape.

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    16 Discussions

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    Pra_ga
    Pra_ga

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Simple and effective !!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    derte84
    derte84

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks ? If you have any improvement, please share!

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    cjf
    cjf

    7 years ago on Introduction

    The video is private, can this be changed?

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    Moab
    Moab

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Nice, but you waste a long time pulling on the strip (beginning of video). Another trick is needed here. Or buy a scotch tape

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    derte84
    derte84

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Have you a link of the product?

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    Jayefuu
    Jayefuu

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Neat. Good idea, so long as you don't mind having increasingly shorter pieces.

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    derte84
    derte84

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You can have longer pieces if you want. It depends on where you keep your fingers

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    mr.incredible

    This is a good prank if you don't make the cuts obvious. One good deep cut and enemies are made.

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    derte84
    derte84

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yes, you should use a surgical cutter to made less visible