Pringles Solar Oven!

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Introduction: Pringles Solar Oven!

About: I am a kid that has a creative mind and I love to create cool gadgets!

In this instructable I will show you how to make a solar oven out of a Pringles container!

Step 1: Resources!

- Pringles Container!
- Tin Foil
- Plastic Wrap
- Utility Knife
- Duct Tape
- Spray Paint
- Skewers

Step 2: Spray Paint Prepping!

Before you spray paint make sure that you have you cap from your Pringles container off!

Step 3: Spray Paint!

The first step is to spray paint the Pringles container black. I did 2 coats of paint but it would be fine if you did 1 coat, the only reason that I did a second coat is because I missed a few spots on the first time coat so I had to redo it!

Step 4: Getting the Cuts Ready!

In this step I put a piece of tape on the place where I am gonna cut the flaps for the solar oven!

Step 5: Making the Cuts!

In this step I make 1 cut across the middle of the piece of tape and 2 more cuts on each side of the piece of tape to create flaps that I can fold up and make them reflect the sunlight into the solar oven and make it heat up better!

Step 6: Peeling the Tape Off!

With this step I peeled off the tape that I used to guide my cuts!

Step 7: Sealing the Heat!

I cut out this piece of plastic so that I could use it to seal the heat inside the container! Once I cut it out I hot glued it onto the container so that no heat would seek its way out!

Step 8: Making It Reflect!

What I did in this step was I put tin foil overtop the flaps so that the sunlight would reflect into the solar oven better!

Step 9: Cooking Prep!

In this step I make 1 hole in the bottom of the Pringles container and 1 hole in the cap for the skewer and I make 1 extra hole in the cap so that I can put the thermometer in the container so that I can check the temperature! I also found the perfect tool to make the holes! I also hot glued around the hole in the cap where the skewer went in!

Step 10: Cooking Time!

Those are the step that you all have been waiting for is here! In this step I get the hotdog onto the skewer and set it out in the sun, make sure that your solar oven is positions so that it is directly facing the sun! I recommend checking on the solar oven every 30 minutes or so and reposition the solar oven so that it is facing the sun again because the sun will most likely move in those 30 minutes unless you are frozen in time!

Step 11: The Finished Product!

The solar oven worked very well and the hotdogs tasted very good!

Step 12: Doggo Approved!

I know someone who likes the hotdogs!

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    16 Discussions

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    owenthesciencekid
    owenthesciencekid

    6 weeks ago

    I’m a student and using this for a project, I’m really excited about it!

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Great idea. Have you tried cooking anything other than hot dogs?

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    Zipster 47
    Zipster 47

    Reply 2 years ago

    No I have only used hotdogs to cook!

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    owenthesciencekid
    owenthesciencekid

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    You should definitely use marshmallows with this.

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    Skillz withA
    Skillz withA

    Reply 2 years ago

    I heard you can roast marshmallows in them...

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    shieldsi
    shieldsi

    1 year ago

    I use the pringle's can solar cooker as a Introduction to Engineering Design Challenge and combine it with How to proper use an Engineering Notebook to document all their work.
    I break down my class in teams of 3 and let them go through the design process. They must come up with Problem Statement, brainstorming, research,sketching, annotation of sketches, prototypes, final design and presentation. All ideals must be properly put in the engineering notebook. Once they display their Pringle's Cooker we compare our Design to the Design in Instuctables to compare.

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    Pumuggel
    Pumuggel

    3 years ago

    According to your photos your from Down Under, I suppose ... ;-)

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    Zipster 47
    Zipster 47

    Reply 2 years ago

    I think it is a glitch!

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    ugandenknuckles
    ugandenknuckles

    Reply 2 years ago

    nah i rember hearing that if you put it on the wrong way it would come out like that but nice job.

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    Triggger
    Triggger

    2 years ago

    nice solar oven

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    Triggger
    Triggger

    Reply 2 years ago

    nice dog

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    BridgetteG3
    BridgetteG3

    2 years ago

    Do you know what temperature the interior of the oven got to?

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    Zipster 47
    Zipster 47

    Reply 2 years ago

    The oven got to 40 degrees Celsius!

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    IM17
    IM17

    Reply 2 years ago

    Or 104 degrees F, just the right temp. to get those microbes multiplying like crazy. Would be safer to just eat the hot dog right out of the package. Try increasing the size of the reflector until you can get over 70C.

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    BridgetteG3
    BridgetteG3

    Reply 2 years ago

    Wow! Thank you!