A surge in Cardboard I'bles?

Am I missing some sort of trend? What's with all the cardboard costumes? Has anyone else noticed them popping up every few hours? I think some could do with ... you know a splash of paint ... but well I was wondering... What's the trend? Am I missing something? Cheerio Biggsy

Posted by Biggsy 7 years ago


Cardboard

I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?

Posted by alecgates15 10 years ago


Cardboard Chairs

Check out these finalists in a cardboard chair competition. Only corrugated cardboard (preferably reused) and glue could be used as materials. The entry below is particularly cool as it only uses one shape for all the cutouts and it can be flipped for a different angle.Link via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Cardboard Tubes

What can I do with cardboard tubes? Anybody have ideas? I'm focusing on different ways to strengthen the tubes and angling them for a project and need a little bit of help brainstorming

Posted by wesasaur 10 years ago


Students build 33 foot tall cardboard tower

This cardboard tower built by students for an exhibition in Paris is 33 feet tall and held together only by screws. It's made up of 96 pieces of cardboard and only took 9 hours to assemble. Even better, no scaffolding was needed as the staircase around it provided all the access the students needed. Cardboard Tower via treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Cardboard couch

Does anyone have instructions for an origami style cardboard couch. Or any easy to build, durable style. I saw it posted once before and now I can't find it.  Maybe it was another site, but I know the instructions are out there! Help! 

Posted by Kittyisme 2 years ago


How to harden cardboard

Hi everyone!  I want to make the initial of a name as a door decoration for my first granddaughter.  The letter is made of cardboard and I want to make it stiff so it doesn't bend with time.  I am going to use wool thread to cover it.  Appreciate any help given!!

Posted by Elisa Martinez 1 year ago


Cardboard tubes

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. If I put these up for sale do you think anybody would be interested in buying them? They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different type of crafts and projects. 

Posted by Lord Sinroyal 3 years ago


Cardboard - Click Lock know how?

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I want to construct a very large cardboard box (approx. w2m x h2m x d1m) and I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to make a hinge and re-closeable door on one of the faces of the box *please*. I estimate the thickness of the box walls will be about 10mm. Kind regards Kevin

Posted by kevinhannan 9 years ago


Cardburg, the final days

If you're in the San Francisco area, try not to miss seeing Cardburg at Cell Space.http://www.cardboardinstitute.com/page2.htmlI was there last night and had WAY too much fun flying a cardboard helicopter on a string through the cardboard buildings. My friend taped some cardboard triangles to her back and stomped around as Cardzilla.(yes they are crappy cell phone pix, go see it in person!)

Posted by rachel 10 years ago


High-Tech Surfboard Made from Cardboard

Instead of the traditional methods, this surfboard is based on a core that's made up of nearly 400 pieces of cut cardboard that intersects and is then coated with fiberglass and resin. So far it's only a one-off, but more will surely be made.When it came time to replace his old surfboard, Mike Sheldrake decided to build his own. But the former Web programmer didn't have the sculpting skills to carve one out of foam the way professional builders do. So he used 3-D modeling software to design a snap-together deck that's as sturdy as a conventional model and performs just as well, made from the cheapest material he could find: cardboard. link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


It is not letting anyone in!

Only 1 entry is in the contest, and mine isn't going in!

Posted by theburn7 9 years ago


Full Spectrum Laser help

Hi-I am new to the Full Spectrum "hobby laser 40W 5th gen"--I have a bunch of 123dMake projects to laser-cut in cardboard and cant seem to get the right settings for power, speed, and current (top burns, bottom not cut through, etc)--Anyone out there have any "approximate" settings that have worked with single-ply corrugated and that machine? I am grateful for any tips and suggestions! thanKS.

Posted by ge5 4 years ago


Making replacement pieces for an old board game?

I have an old version of Labyrinth, one of the German versions published in 1994. I bought it at a thrift shop a while ago for $1and recently went back through to find that it has two of the cardboard labyrinth/pathways missing and one or two of the card pieces are missing. I have a scanner, so I could reasonably make computer images to print. The cards are similar to playing cards, maybe a little thinner. I could easily print out the missing cards on cardstock and use modgepodge to seal them, but I'm worried that the homemade ones would give them away, as each player gets a stack of the cards (which have "treasures" they have to collect on the board) and whoever ends up with the homemade ones might be dealt an unfair advantage. Any ideas? The cards are the biggest issue; the cardboard pieces really just need to be the right size. They don't have to be secret. Any help would be great!

Posted by minderbinder 4 years ago


Cardboard Halo Weapons

So these are my halo 3 weapons, made from cardboard.https://www.instructables.com/community/More-Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/ the new ones

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago


Cardboard Warfare

The one and only sole reason I am posting this is because I was amazed by the effort of making all the cardboard weapons! I thought that it was really cool that they thought about making this video and it's a cool mini movie! They had all sorts of cardboard weapons like machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades and many more! They even had an entire tank made of cardboard in the movie! Hope you liked it!

Posted by vishalapr 7 years ago


glue tin foilonto cardboard

Hi everybody, can any one suggest what sort of glue would be best to use to stick tinfoil onto cardboard? I have some flour in the cupboard, and could make some paste with that. or buy some PVA. any opinions? cheers

Posted by dominic.tarr 10 years ago


More Cardboard Halo Weapons

Here are my other Halo weapons, made from cardboard and elmers/hot glue.I have an instructable coming soon but if anybody is really interested, here's the basic way of making these. Start out with the thickest cardboard you can find. Foam core board will also work. Cut out the basic shape with scissors or a pocketknife, retrace it, glue it together, and add details like blades, sights, and barrels. see the originals https://www.instructables.com/community/Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/?comments=all

Posted by nerfer192 10 years ago


Looking to commission cardboard optimus prime costume

I want someone to build this for me https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Optimus-Prime/ since i cant do it myself.. Xl any offers? :D

Posted by Elong52 4 years ago


What should I do with these cardboard tubes??

Greetings!    I have approximately 100 of these cardboard tubes from pallet wrap that I've been bringing home over the past few years from work.  I've been intending to do something innovative w/ them, but I've not been able to come up with an idea that will put a lot of them to good use!    Does anyone have any thoughts on what I can make w/ these?? Thanks! Steve

Posted by He11uvaCook 3 years ago


Two approaches to making recycled cardboard furniture (YouTube video)

You may have seen this video, featured on YouTube recently. It's prime Instructables material, building furniture from scrap card.There are two totally different approaches to meet the same goal with the same materials, and enough information to make them reproducible by Joe Public.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Can someone post up an instructable to make a cardboard rim cover thing?(You'll see what I mean)

I saw this dude with a cardboard front rim and I was wondering how to do it without messing up. I also don't know how to make the circle. ( Actually a good circle ) I feel stupid for that.. Kinda like this picture.

Posted by CreedX 10 years ago


Kids' Play "thing" out of 5 1/2 ft Cardboard Tubes

Hey guys, I am in a creative slump with some great supplies and no ideas. My wife runs a fabric coop and as a result we have a bunch of large cardboard tubes, roughly 8in in diameter, about 5 1/2 ft long. We also have a very energetic 15month old who climbs and plays with everything. I'm trying to think of something I can build him out of these rather than let them go to waste. I thought maybe a little log cabin,but it seems a bit too much. A Ball pit sounds good but it might be too hard edged. Any ideas? 

Posted by itskeiser 5 years ago


Cardboard Furniture

May be inspirational(?)http://www.foldschool.com/L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


Further Experimentations in Cardboard

I have no clue where this is going...

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


Cardboard Tube

My brother has a large cardboard tube that is 14ft long with an 8 in. diameter. Any ideas on what to do with it? He also has a lot a cardboard boxes, and several rolls of duct tape, and enjoys making models of World War II things.

Posted by waldotheawesome 11 years ago


Cardboard Furniture

This is probably over the top and won't work, but I need a wardrobe and cant afford a good one, and don't want to buy a cheap cheesy one that will fall apart in 6 months. I know cardboard can be sturdy, but is this pushing the limit? I mean, I really need to hang clothes in it. If not, at least have shelves so I can store folded clothes.  Any cardboard heros out there?

Posted by ArtsyFartsyGirl 6 years ago


LASER CUT THROUGH TWO LAYERS OF CARDBOARD FOR SILHOUTTES

Hello from South Africa, Is it possible to lasercut through cardboard (2 layers) to sandwich colored silkpaper in between for suncatchers? Regards, Barbara

Posted by BarbaraC9 2 years ago


Cardboard Tube

My brother has a large cardboard tube that is 14ft long with an 8 in. diameter. Any ideas on what to do with it? He also has a lot a cardboard boxes, and several rolls of duct tape, and enjoys making models of World War II things.

Posted by waldotheawesome 11 years ago


20 50mm dia x 1m long Cardboard Tubes. Any ideas?

My work has a large format printer, and as a result we have quite a few cardboard tubes lying about. I want to make something with them, but can't think of anything. . . . Its pretty think/sturdy cardboard 3mm thick.

Posted by miserydoll 9 years ago


Where to find large sheets of cardboard

I know back a few years ago you could get huge sheets of cardboard from Home Depot and it was some great stuff, but now they dont do it. Does anyone know where to find large sheets of honey com or 3 ply cardboard these days? Or any 4' x 8' sheets. Thanks, Ethan.

Posted by mindstormmaster1 8 years ago


cardboard music through mechanic oscillation ?

Hi everyone, i'm planning to build a big cardboard instrument. if you look at the attached .png you will find a very simple drawing of what i have in mind. i have some experience in programming dc motors with an arduino, but im not that well learned in physically building things. the motor should be fairly strong, the cardboard size will range from 2 meters to half a meter. any tips in the right direction are welcome! greetings, Rogier

Posted by rjupijn 4 years ago


Cardboard Playhouses

Greetings all, I'm wondering if any of the members ever work in cardboard for children's toys or playhouses ? I'm finishing a belated Xmas gift for my niece, a six sided cardboard tee pee that breaks down into 12 easily stowed sections and fastens with releasable zip-ties. All the material aside from adhesives and said fasteners were recycled from local appliance and furniture retailers so it's a very green eco-friendly item. Should there be any interest I will post the plans and material list at a later time.

Posted by patron_zero 10 years ago


Cardboard Template for arduino powered Arcade?

I'm trying to find the 80's styled arcade plans for a cardboard project I had in mind it uses the retro 80's upright Arcade style you see with the screen upright, and I haven't find a single one only a mod to the icade for iPad. I'm thinking learning to code the Arudino to power up a couple of Atari's Classic games on it on my own mini cardboard arcade cabinet. I also will need a template of it so I can create some arcade like artwork for it and display with ease and play on it with a removable joystick (for battleZone only) and replace it with the special two joysticks for battle zone classic. if there's some plans for making a mini cardboard mini arcade from the 80's let me know so I can try coding the Ardiuno to play Atari's classics.

Posted by SuperScourge 3 years ago


would anyone use a cardboard coffee table?

I ask this question because i was thinking about entering the cardboard challenge. So i started to think of ideas and the first one that poped in to my head was a cardboad coffe table, then I thought about making a lawn chair or things of that nature. Also I thought about this to be a green project because my dad owns a bakery (keylime west inc.) and when he get shipments in of ingredients in there are always extra card board so instead of giving it to a recycling plant I could use it to make furniture

Posted by ppatches24 9 years ago


How to make a cardboard dvd box set ?

I would want to make a dvd box set made of cardboard to store 4 slim dvd cases or 2 regular dvd cases? Can someone explain to me how to do this or give me a lay-out or something? I want to make a box like the example below with a thickness of about 30mm. A box like when you buy a full season of a tv series. Do you understand me? Btw sorry for my bad english but english isn't my native language :-s

Posted by DELETED_Nameless001 8 years ago


Updated Frisbee

Just in case you're interested, I have just added an extra step to my Cardboard Frisbee Instructable. You may not have seen it, since I published it almost two years ago, but  I've started using a modified version to help teach compass bearings and angles in my maths lessons.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Question from the noobie :-D

Noobie here again! now I can't find a 'able that showed cardboard cut-out monsters decorating the windows of a house. I thought it would be something cheap (I'm BROKE) and easy to do, and fun to do with my 8 year old. Any ideas of which it was? I didn't save it in my faves... Sorry if I'm a bit thick.

Posted by notalis1970 6 years ago


Music made from ONLY Carboard Instruments

What can i say, I love this type of thing.

Posted by laminterious 10 years ago


Cardboard Bicycle

At the moment, it's just a design student's prototype, but I think this ridable cardboard bike has real legs, er, wheels.Built from a single sheet of industrial-strength hexacomb card, the frame should cost as little as 3GBP ($6), and the tiny proportion of metal parts means the bike has a projected selling price of 15GBP (about $30). For that, you get a bike that will survive about 6 months of daily commuting, or a lifetime of the kind of riding most people do.The designer, 21 year-old Phil Bridge, predicts the design will cut bike crime by simply being too cheap to be worth pinching (currently, a bike is stolen and abandoned every 71 seconds in the UK). It also provides an opportunity for sponsorship:"The idea was that it would be a sponsorship from a company who would produce these and get some advertising it. And once you've used it, you'd return it they'd give you another one, they'd take all the metal components out and put them into a new frame and the old frame would go back to the manufacturer."BBC Manchester articleBBC South Yorkshire article

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Need Some Help with the Carboard avatar Ible!!

I really want to use the Cardboard AvatarI tried using Second Life, but there's too much Mumbo Jumbo to join.So, I was wondering if anyone could give me some links to websites to download 3d models. I found this one:Artist-3d.comwhich has a ton of great and free models. It's good, but doesn't have what I'm looking for.So If you know of any sites or online avatar creators, please post them here. This is also meant to help others who want to use the instructable.

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


Making a Laser Cutter, but I need some help!

If there is one thing I do enjoy about making stuff, its when im making it out of cardboard. I wanna make better stuff out of this material, but my patience and skill with an Exact-o knife tend to lack or screw up when im trying to get dead on accurate cuts with large sections of cardboard. So if i'm gonna make some really good stuff i can be more than proud of, I figure i'll need a laser cutter. Ultimately I'm  wanting to build a laser cutter that can: -cut paper, cardstock, cardboard, and fabric without setting it on fire -about a 2 foot square or 2*3 foot rectangular cutting bed -parts that won't cost me more than $100 each i know its possible to build a laser cutter with DVD/CD parts, amongst other things. And i do have one Raspberry Pi Model B board, 1 Arduino Uno and Mega boards, along with 1 Seeeduino: Motor, Relay, Ethernet, TFT Touch, and SD Card Shields. I'm still waiting for my Arduberry to come in the mail, but that's all the major components I have. I do have the necessary tools, soldering and desoldering irons, and a multimeter. Now all i need are the parts and programming skills. I am more than willing to learn Arduino and/or Raspbian languages, and i have ways of getting the parts i'll need, but I have no idea where to begin on the CNC aspect. Can anyone recommend some good resources or parts for what i'm trying to build? I'm not asking for someone to build it for me, i'm just asking for some guidance on this project.

Posted by EngineerJakit 3 years ago


October DODOCase Build Night at CC Makerspace

This week at the Chesterfield County Makerspace, we were lucky enough to host a DODO Case Instructables build night.  During the week beforehand, Doc and I sat around and brainstormed some ideas for case modifications that would help make the cases better.  We determined that a head strap is mandatory to enjoy any virtual reality games that require a controller. At the RVA Makerfest, we learned that we need a way to be able to clean the faceplate from the hundreds of people that we cycled through our DODOcase, so I designed the front faceplate to be 3D  printed.  In addition to 3D printing the faceplate, I also designed a nosepiece.  I found out, from hard experience, that the cardboard is very uncomfortable for wearing any longer than five minutes; we have access to ninjaflex filament here, so I knew a fix would be fairly easy.  Here are the separate instructables for our mods: Faceplate Nosepad Headstrap Over the course of the night we led two separate groups of kids in constructing their own cases.  We printed out enough nosepieces that everyone could use one, and had enough elastic strap for people to be able to had head straps to their goggles.  Once everybody got their goggles assembled, hilarity ensued as some of the kids almost walked into walls while enjoying their virtual environments.  A few problems we noticed:  not a lot of VR apps for apple devices, some devices do not cooperate with the magnetic switch (although the DODOCase V 1.2 fixes this), and some devices were too small even for the braces to hold them in.  However, everyone had a good time and we cannot wait for our next build session.  Thank you Instructables for allowing us to put on this event.

Posted by docdavies 3 years ago


The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Cardboard (expired)

Have a really good Instructable about cardboard? Want to win a spot in "The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Cardboard" Collection? You can submit your entry by commenting below and providing a link to your Instructable. The Mad Scientists will judge this contest and the winners will be announced shortly and will be included in the "The Mad Scientists' Weekly Contests- Cardboard" Collection. All submitted Instructables must be cardboard themed. Users are limited to one Instructable per contest. They can be both new Instructables and existing ones. Good luck!

Posted by The Mad Scientists 3 years ago


Rubber Band Gun Made out of Cardboard?

Would anyone know how to make a rubber band gun like the one made by Vat19 here?: http://www.vat19.com/dvds/bandit-guns-pump-action-semi-automatic-rubber-band-gun.cfm I imagine making it would be fairly easy, but finding what pieces to cut out would be a challenge. The pieces probably would probably made out of thick cardboard preferably. (because cardboard is easy to get)

Posted by seawee65 4 years ago


Shoots through Cardboard

Hey um im guessings this to be new and also this is a nice gun you should build if you hhavent alrdy>

Posted by Knex Dude 11 years ago


Cardboard Tubes For Sale

I have a basically unlimited supply of cardboard tubes measuring approximately 63" in length, 2 5/16" in diameter, and 3/16" thick. They are very strong and durable, and would be GREAT for many different types of crafts and projects. I'm honestly not sure what to charge for them, so if you're interested please tell me how many you want and your asking price. 

Posted by Lord Sinroyal 3 years ago


Which tool for the job(s)?

What sort of multiple tool do I want if I'm planning to work a bit with thin plastic, cardboard or maybe Plexiglas?

Posted by flashj 8 years ago


Foam Board/Cardboard Shoes

Hey, I was walking past my little sister watching PBS Kids and on one of the shows this girl was trying to make her own shoes. Out of cardboard. Lightbulb. The only reason that they didn't work is because they got waterlogged. I am thinking that with good enough sealing and strong enough glue, useable shoes made from cardboard are a possibility!The only problem is that I don't have foamboard or time to spare or a working camera at the moment. If anyone could carry this idea further than me, have at it!

Posted by Thorondor95 4 weeks ago


Paper Models

This is a forum for paper model enthusiasts. Post you paper crafts pics, ideas, and what your working on here.

Posted by aj01-01 8 years ago