There seems to be a lot of types of tape. The most famous, Duct Tape, but there have been variations on it. Gorilla tape, a stronger and stickier version, Marine Reflective Tape, X-Treme Tape, and gaffer tape.What's your favorite type of tape and uses for it?

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago

Duct Tape club

Join the duct tape club

Posted by AwesomeSwordGuy 7 years ago

Duct Tape Club

Also join the duct tape club woooo

Posted by AwesomeSwordGuy 7 years ago

Does electical tape melt easily?

I've coated my usb (the circuit board, split the case) in electrical tape, but the USB gets warm (as expected. Will this damage my USB, despite the fact that it's a useless 128mb one anyway?

Posted by Noodle93 10 years ago

Am I the only one getting fed up with duct tape?

I wondered whether I'm the only one starting to grow sceptic of duct tape. It doesn't work that well, it can't reliably stick anything to a wall reliably for more than 6 months, and when you take it off (or it falls off), it leaves you with whatever you taped with nasty slime all over the place. What are your views on duct tape?

Posted by cephalopoid 8 years ago


Does anyone have any tips on how to make sharp corners for duct tape things that are hallow (like a cover for electronics)

Posted by Saby Waby 10 years ago

How much tape do you guys have?

Dunkis got me thinking "Hey, I wonder how much tape I have in my house?", so I got it all together. Now I'm wondering "How much do you have?". So, let's see it! Oh, forgot to mention it, but this is just from at my mom's house. I have like half more over at my dad's.

Posted by travw 8 years ago

You've heard of papercraft, but now tapecraft?!

Today while browsing evilmadscientist.com I found a link to this flicker set by Happy Monkey. It's tapecraft! Basically papercraft, but using tape instead. And most of the stuff is geometric figures instead of like, an Instructables robot.Here's a link to a tutorial for a dodecahedron, which looks really hard to make.I think we've got to get Happy Monkey to join Instructables ;)

Posted by Sunbanks 9 years ago


Hey does any one have any tips for folding duct tape longways (hot dog) perfectly im trying to make shoe laces but i need to get it folded perfect (i know how to do it the other way just get like a pencil put it in the middle and have some one pull the pencil and take the two sides hold thought and slowly put together) ps i'll post an instructable on it when im done

Posted by Saby Waby 10 years ago

Duct Tape Bandages

I thought this was cool, duct tape bandages!3M Duct Tape Bandages-

Posted by youve 11 years ago

Duct Tape Bandages

I thought this was cool, duct tape bandages!3M Duct Tape Bandages

Posted by youve 11 years ago

Duct Tape Messenger Bag

Just in time for school ;)Duct Tape Nation

Posted by Mace42 11 years ago

tape camcorder to pen camcorder

Hey, i have a broken tape camcorder, it records but the tape record system is all screwed so i was wondering if theres a way to record to a pen instead of a tape.

Posted by terramoto 8 years ago

duct tape armor help

How many rolls of duct tape do you think it will take to made armor

Posted by dude787 6 years ago

Knex triple tape dispencer.

I was really bored and decided to make a tape dispencer for 3 rolls of electrical tape i recently bought. each roll is 20 meters long.

Posted by ~KGB~ 7 years ago

DUCK TAPE contest?

OK so I know that a least all of us have used DUCK TAPE? And I know there are many different things you can make with DUCK TAPE. SO I was thinking that it would be a cool idea if there was a DUCK TAPE CONTEST!! And the entries would have to be a object made of ALL DUCK TAPE (100% DUCK TAPE)and could not be something repaired using DUCK TAPE. PLEASE comment back and tell me what you think and if would make a great contest.

Posted by Rammstein 10 years ago

Duct Tape Wallets

Talk about different methods of making them.

Posted by laxrulz16 11 years ago

Duct tape or fire?

Recently at school there was an assignment in which we had to do a survey of 20 people.  The teacher came up with 10 Questions and we had to come up with 5.  Seeing that many people liked fire or duct tape, i asked which is better, fire or duct tape?  The typical answer was "that's an impossible question" or "flaming duct tape".  So which is better fire or duct tape? ***UPDATE MAY 5, 2011***  ok so the score so far is duct tape 9, fire 4, and flaming duct tape 1.  and ratings 2 c'mon people lets get some ratings.

Posted by jcksparr0w 8 years ago

Duct Tape

Ok, Ok, since this *is* and outdoors group/forum, and it *is* the nature of this website:What is your favorite use for duct tape? I want to hear about and see pictures of your improvisation and creativity in the outdoors at its best, using, of course, duct tape.

Posted by HAL 9000 10 years ago

Duct-Tape Wallet Ideas?

A few things I thought could make better duct tape wallets. 1: Buss-Pass/ I.D. Pocket, Perhaps a pocket made out of clear packing tape that covers the whole card could be used for I.D. or a Buss-Pass. 2: Coin Purse, A Sideways-facing pocket can be made to fold-out sideways from the wallet, when the pocket is folded-in, It acts like an envelope and keeps the coins in. 3: Dividing Page, A properly sized page taped on the inside "spine" of the wallet could be added to allow for more compartments. 4: Transparent/ Clear Carcass, The Carcass of the wallet could be made with clear packing tape or transparent duct-tape 5: Sports-Grade Grip-Tape/ Hockey Tape Parts, Parts of the wallet could be made from Grip-Tape or Hockey Tape, These products can be found in black, colors or transparent. Please Respond to this inquiry.

Posted by Sliderkk 10 years ago

What is something original I can make out of duct tape?

Things besides wallets, like the duct tape roses. Anyway, I'm bored and have lots of duct tape and don't know what to do with it. However, I don't have enough duct tape to cover pants in.

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago

Picnic with gorilla tape

I have long been a fan of gorilla glue, but only recently have I even checked out gorilla tape. I thought that duct tape was good enough for most needs, but now I'm pretty much converted over to gorilla tape. Here's why.Last weekend a group that I work with was having a pig roast/potluck in the park. It was a little breezy and I was in charge of putting up some of the signs. I figured I'd give the gorilla tape a try as I was stopping off at the hardware store and it was near the vinyl rope I was picking up.When I got to the potluck site there were some other guys there tearing off sheets of butcher paper to be used as tablecloths. To attach them to the tables they were using big pieces of blue painter's tape. It was ridiculous. Before they were halfway through some pieces were already taking flight, making them run back with more painter's tape.Long story short, I started tearing off small pieces of the gorilla tape and it stuck all the paper down to the old wooden tables good and tight. Everything held strong during the picnic and during clean-up the tape held strong and the paper ripped when we were puling them off.Summary: Gorilla tape is pricier than duct tape, but I ended up using less of it than if I were using duct tape and it held on stronger. Wasn't able to check about residue however.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Massive web made with packing tape

Design collective For Use/Numen used about 117,000 feet of tape to make this fantastic web in a former stock exchange building in Vienna. It's strong enough for people to walk on. In fact it wsa made for a dance troupe. “The installation is based on an idea for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars,” explains For Use’s Christoph Katzler. “The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a recording of the choreography.” Check out the link for more pictures and a video. Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Does Electrical Tape Have A Use?

Hello, I was wondering if black electrical tape actually had a use? I ask because it doesn't seem to really stick to anything for very long. It eventually becomes un-done from what it was wrapped around and then leaves a sticky residue behind. Am I not using it properly or not using it the way it was intended? Does anybody else have this problem? (I have the same problem with that Saran clear plastic wrap stuff, it doesn't stick to anything but itself. So, it could be user error.) Thanks J

Posted by sdtacoma 9 years ago

Duct Tape Converse

These are very nice pair of duct tape Converse. Made by covering normal Converse in duct tape, but I don't think that really counts, anyone out there wanna make a pair from only duct tape? No prize, unless someone wants to donate a patch for the first person to make a pair. Link at BoingBoing

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago

Duct Tape PC Case

These geeks loved duct tape enough to make a whole PC case out of it. It's am impressive feat, but all I can think of is how horrible the smell must be to have it right next to you during and extended FPS session. Duct Tape PC case

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

cassette tape contest

Exactly how the topic sounds. The best uses for cassettes either as containers for sneaky electronics or some creative use for the electronics in a cassette player. (new ideas to store all your Kenny Rodgers tapes are instant DQ!)

Posted by sciman1 8 years ago

How 'bout a contest for what to do with old video tape cassettes and/or the tape within?

I would love to see the instructable crowd take on this one!  There is hardly anything about it on the internet.

Posted by wbanta 7 years ago

Homemade un-breakable glass???

Ok, so there's a hurricane coming, and my friend said he's taping his windows. so i'm like: wtf is taping your windows? and he says covering your windows in tape makes them more durable to shattering, if you use masking tape. Masking tape? he said it was some trick that was very well known... he called me an idiot... i got all confused why he expected me to know... i argued why i should know, then he hung up, and got all pissed at me for some wierd reason...so i just need to know: what's the deal with this trick i've never heard of?

Posted by AnarchistAsian 10 years ago

contact admin

 hey i want to make a guide about duct tape, but don't know how to do it. I heard you have to contact the admin account, but i don't know how to. help please? thanks

Posted by billbobby 8 years ago

Floppy Disk Analog Audio

Recently i was experimenting with cassette tape loops and had this bright idea. so i googled it and found someone else had done this already of course. check this out; http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/25/video-recording-analog-audio-to-a-floppy-disk/could someone make a step by step instructable for this? (i dont understand it fully)thanks

Posted by synthetic_iron_oxide 9 years ago

snap board concept

Hello everybody, this is a new idea of mine that I want to share with you. the snap board concept. It is made of zip lock bags, card board, and duck tape. This idea could be used in notebooks or you could just make a wall of this and make all different bags and holders that snap on to the zip lock rail. You can slide the bags from side to side if you want. I might put this in a notebook case so that I can customize it with pencil holders and other organizers. Or I might make it so that I can snap on different covers and stuff like that . Please tell me any other ideas to use this idea and comments. I will post an Instructables when I make a true model and get feedback. Please comment and subscribe

Posted by sonic broom 4 years ago

Gorilla tape

This may sound random, but I am super psyched about the gorilla tape that I purchased today! This stuff is technologically superior to any tape ever invented, and I can't wait to use it. If anyone wants to join a group about gorilla tape and how useful it is, I'd be glad to start one.

Posted by sugg22 10 years ago

Get creative with Duct Tape-Duct Tape Scholarship www.stuckatprom.com

Duct Tape Scholarship has online voting thru July 2nd. Their outfits are made all of duct tape. However has the most votes wins! Did you know you could get all these colors from duct tape? Please vote for #87 at www.stuckatprom.com. 1st place is $3000 scholarship for each contestant and their school. Check out the creative designs.

Posted by ducttapepromdress 9 years ago

Duct tape Repells Pantry moths?

Pantry moth traps have dried out.  rather expensive, i sought an alternative. placing ducttape in a cabinet where ive seen moths, perhaps they would randomly land on it i havent seen moths in that cabinet since. not on the tape or near it. tune in later to see if this is a fluke.

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago

Where's the best place to buy good quality very sticky electrical tape for cheap?

Hey everybody, I was board so decided to post a tread to know where to buy good quality very sticky electrical tape for cheap... I'm kind of tired of buying hundreds of electrical  tape rolls and always ending up with the ones that does not stick well, I even tried buying a roll at $10 and it's still the same story. Do you guys experiencing the same  problem? Any recommended place to buy some?

Posted by Electrospark 3 years ago

Hommade quad tape deck

I love quad as an audio format. I've been recording in quad a lot recently on my tape multitracker. It uses regular cassette tape, and the regular track widths, but uses all four at once instead of two each way. Trouble is, it only has stereo mixdown, and it records at twice speed, so I would need to modify any potential quad tape deck that I build to play at twice normal speed. I've figured out a way to use a 4-part RCA signal, if ran to two stereo amps, to get quad sound to my speakers. Therefore, I would need to modify my homebrew quad tape deck to have 4-part RCA out. I'm still a little fuzzy on the particulars of that. In order to read all four tracks, I'm considering just taking two stereo heads and putting them next to each other, but due to width constraints, that would probably mean being unable to sync their output, let alone record anything. I suppose I could yank the quad head out of a junk Tascam, but good luck finding a junk Tascam! Any ideas on solving this issue? Perhaps work in an output lag somehow on the forward head's output so that they are synced again? One idea that I have, if I can get the outputs synced, is to just pull the head out of one tape deck and make the wires long enough that I can install it in the other deck, still attached to its own electronics, though. Then there would be four RCA jacks out (two from eah machine) and it would require the minimum amount of hacking things up. Then I'd connect the two cases in to uber case (duct tape, porbably), and go on my merry four-channel way. Anyway, is anybody else a fan of this format, and have you thought about making a quad tape deck? If someone has ever ripped up analog tape decks (or knows the nitty-girtty of how they work), please don't hesitate to give some input to this project!

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago

Is this nerf gun that i colored bad?

 Ok so i wanted to see if you guyz think i suck at adding little patterns onto nerf guns or if im ok at it this is what i can do with a little time, tape, and sharpie. If i suck could you tell me how i could improve? thanxs and sorry if its blurry

Posted by ~Z~ 8 years ago

Great New Sciplus Products (not spam)

If you've never heard of American Science and Surplus, they're a neat online store that features all sorts of odds and ends. Instructables once had a contest sponsored by them, which is how I originally found them. This week they have some new products that seemed particularly useful to you all:Acrylic Easels - These look perfect for making a Laptop Bubble Stand without all the fancy bending.Aluminum Tape - If you want to make a solar heater or cooker, this looks promising for an easy to apply reflective backing.Polymorph has been featured in plenty of instructables. It melts in hot water, at which point you can shape it to you every whim, and then allow it to cool. It's almost like being a Jedi!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago

Duct Tape

Who here knows what Duct Tape is really bad for?

Posted by The magical duct tape kid 10 years ago

Cigar Box Tape Dispenser

Cigar Box Tape Dispenser -> Hide your tape and ribbon in this polished tape dispenser.  Cathy at Just Something I Made re-used an old cigar box to help organize her Japanese rice paper tape.  This setup would look great in any craft corner.

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago

ds duct tape game wallet

2 things the first thing is that in catagories they should have a duct tape catagory and second i have looked all over the internet and there is no such thing as a ds game wallet i have searched here and for those who dont read the entire thing THIS IS A GAME WALLET, NOT FOR THE ACTUAL DS because i have found the duct tape case but i already have a case but i need one for my ds because i almost lost 2 games and 2 reasons why i dont construct my own one is because im to lasy and 2 is because i have a small amount of duct tape left i found in the basement and my parents wont let me get another pack.... or maby my brother can get me some oh well thats another story and sory this is so long but yeah so give me your ideas :P and post them on hereand another thing there should be a duct tape contest

Posted by J_SCAP 10 years ago

How to secure plastic to plastic, with clean removal in the future?

I want to attach something plastic to my motorcycle body (also plastic) temporarily. It needs to be pretty secure and preferably water-resistant, but it can't be irreversible. I'd rather not use clear plastic tape since that will be ugly and obvious. Any ideas?

Posted by DIYJRAY 2 years ago

please help!! my dog stepped on a pice of duct tape and now it is adhered to her paw see message for more info!!

ok my dog stepped on a piece of duct tape and it is now adhered to her paw pad as well as her paw hair i have tried to dissolve the adhesive with rubbing alcohol but want to know if anyone has any other ideas you see i cannot just rip it off since that would really hurt her so i really need some advice please help, fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 7 years ago

Duct tape challenge comp

The duct tape challenge, says you could win a roll of duct tape, but when you click on the "duct tape" link it takes you to Duck tape.. What do you do with it, kidnap ducks? tape several ducks together to make some sort of raft? or is it like fly tape, hang it from the ceiling to get rid of ducks in the kitchen? Or is it for repairing broken or leaking ducks? If you win what will you do with your duck tape?

Posted by liquidhandwash 3 years ago

The Best Kind of Duct Tape

What do you think the best kind of duct tape is: 1) Duck Tape 2) Nashua 3) Gorilla Tape 4) ect.

Posted by makemarsh 11 years ago

Duct tape wallets

Here, you can discuss tips and such to make duct tape wallets.

Posted by ClaireRocks 6 years ago

Multiple Contests?

My screen name is Fallental, I entered my instructable, "Duct Tape Tool Tote", to 3 contests. Craftsman tools contest, Epilog Challenge Contest, and the Duct Tape Tough contest. It was accepted into the Epilog Challenge very fast. 48 hours are not up for it to be accepted into the Duct Tape Tough contest, but I was wondering if it was going to be accepted or not because its already in another contest (Epilog challenge)? I really want it in the duct tape contest. Thank you, Fallental  

Posted by fallental 7 years ago

What would you rather see a instructable as my fisrt project.

Ok for my first project i have two ideas that I would love to do. And i want y'all to pick which one I should do and i will have the pro and cons for each one. I will decide which one I will do once I hear what all you have to say by 15th of July.(Yes this year) Master Chief Halo 3 Helmet Computer. Yes, yes I know this seems some dumb idea, but I have to try it since I saw the NES PC. Pros:Something for me to get the hang of and something for me to sell on ebay when I am done. Cons: Take awhile to make and to buy the parts and might not be done till Dec. Will cost me around $500!(I have no job and am looking for one, so ya.) Sony TC-630 D Computer I have one but if I decide to do this one I will get the 2nd one I need so I can use the parts from it to fix this one and use the other for a Case. Pro:Have 90% of the parts.(Being a geek rules!) Have cool retro computer. It looks cool. Will end up with a Working on and a Computer one. Cons:Need a OS....(Possible Linux Server) Well you have seen the choices so please help me out!

Posted by Jran Sakarra 10 years ago

Insulating tape, better than electrical tape

I'm looking for an electrical insulating tape that I can put over some exposed wire that will affix and stay put on plywood. Right now I'm using electrical tape, but the adhesion to the plywood surface isn't working that well. Anyone out there have ideas or suggestions?

Posted by phidgetsinc 4 years ago