Introduction: Mentos-and-Coke Propelled Skateboard
Prepare yourself for coke + mentos awesomeness!
This is an easy-to-make instructable on how to have some fun with Mentos and Coke.
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Step 1: Get Your Materials
• 1 Two-liter bottle of carbonated soda (preferably diet coke)
• A skateboard (or any platform with wheels)
• Duct tape
• A rubber cork/stopper (we used 15/16th inch by 3/4th inch). Available at any hardware store.
• 5 Mentos
Step 2: Prep the Mentos
Tape the 5 mentos stacked together with a vertical piece of tape so that they fit in the bottle
Step 3: Prep the Cork
Tape the strung mentos to the bottom of the cork.
Step 4: Prep the Skateboard
Tape the bottle to the skateboard so that the neck of the bottle sticks out the back.
Step 5: Insert the Mentos
With the coke facing up, unscrew the cap. Slowly insert the cork with mentos attached so that the mentos don’t touch the coke immediately.
Step 6: Prep for Launch
Flip the skateboard facing the direction you want to launch while HOLDING THE CORK TIGHTLY ONTO THE BOTTLE. Shake if possible.
Step 7: Watch It Launch
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