Super Simple Office 'floater', Great for Kids Too!

Introduction: Super Simple Office 'floater', Great for Kids Too!

This device when given an upward toss, as well as a rotational velocity will float to the ground. When used in an outdoor setting, the wind catches it and will give it some zany maneuvers.

Step 1: The Materials Needed: Paper or Styrofoam Plate, Styrofoam Coffee Cup, and Tape

yep thats all you need! Of course, you can add UFO like markings to the pieces if you like!

Step 2: Tape Cup to Plate

The plate can be placed either way, and will give different flying characteristics (especially when outside).

Step 3: Ready to Fly

Now while holding the cup with one hand, spin it and toss it up at the same time. Thats it! You can experiment with adding more plates and more cups.

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    17 Discussions

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    cubyrop3
    cubyrop3

    10 years ago on Introduction

     Mine worked like a lead blimp! 

    D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D:

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    Apollo2947
    Apollo2947

    11 years ago on Introduction

    i like how u can experiment with it most flyin things you can't change

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    12 years ago on Introduction

    A video of it in flight would be good.

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    You took digital photos - does your camera not have a video function? Even a mobile phone? As long as you can upload it to youtube or similar, you can show it here.

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    dchall8
    dchall8

    12 years ago on Introduction

    How close to the center of the plate does the cup have to be?

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    troopin34
    troopin34

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    If its off a little it won't really effect it. The paper plate, being heavier, will keep more rotational momentum, and fly a little better.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Cool!

    Agreeing with Kiteman, a video would be good.
    This is really easy to make.
    Easy.
    Smart.
    Cheap.
    +1 rating.
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