Roll Back Can




About: I am a 10th grade student, also learing electronics from my seniors separately. I love skateboarding and playing guitar.

Hi there instructable members, I'm back with this awesome project.
You must be thinking about the instructable title, yes its a prank prop but without any electronic part, its all mechanism is a rubber band, Yes guys a rubber band......
My grandfather taught me how to make it, You all must be thinking what it does so let me tell you that it has a reverse rolling mechanism so if anybody kicks its all energy is stored in the rubber band and when it comes to rest the can comes back to the place from where it started.........
So lets make it...

Step 1: Materials

For this project you will need
1. A can (I used and old whisky bottle container)
2. Some rubber bands
3. Aluminium foil
4. A ruler
5. Markers
6. Some weight(I used decorative stones)
7. Foam sheet
8. Hot Glue
9. Scissors

Step 2: Can Preparation

Take your can and measure its center....
Poke holes using a compass on both base and lid of the can.

Take two equal sized rubber band and connect both of them together as shown in the images.

Step 3: Weight

Tape a battery to some weight(I used a stone.)
Take this all and tape it to the center of the rubber band.......

Step 4: Sides......

Glue the rubber bands ends to the lid and the base...........

Step 5: Decoration....

Take the foam sheet and measure it according to your can.....

After measuring take your can and put some glue.......
Roll your can on the foam sheet to make it stick there.
Take your markers and draw some nice drawings on it....

Step 6: Thankings

Thank you really guys for watching these instructions...
If you have any questions related to this project please ask me....
Gudbye nd Gud luck



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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Awesome Project
    You must win..............


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Old school toys are so cool! Thanks for posting. This is a great toy to teach to a kid. You're lucky for your grandfather.

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago

    thank you Mike.......
    Please vote it in the rubber bands contest...