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Soda Can Batmobile

Soda Can Batmobile

Minimaus Crafts is an expert at making sculptures from soda cans. Watch as he takes 15 cans, some popsicle sticks, straws, and a few other household items to make a miniature replica of the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. His soda can Back to the Future DeLorean is pretty impressive too.

Filling a Pringles Can with Cans

Filling a Pringles Can with Cans

If you crushed them down flat, just how many aluminum soda cans could you fit inside of a Pringles can? Well, the Hydraulic Press Channel is here to answer another question that nobody was asking, and used a special cylindrical tool to smush down as many cans as possible. It took them more than 2 hours to crush them all.

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How Many Cans Do We Use?

How Many Cans Do We Use?

Do you know how many aluminum cans are used every year? MetaBallStudios created a visual representation to put things into perspective, so they stacked up 200 Billion virtual cans alongside some other objects for comparison. At least aluminum is sustainable. Now think about the 182.5 Billion plastic straws we can’t recycle.

Nested Spray Can Organizers

Nested Spray Can Organizers

Keep all your desktop bits and bobs organized with these cylindrical steel canisters from Japan’s Puebco. Inspired by spray paint cans, each one has a removable cap, and they can be nested inside of each other when not in use. A great addition to any artist’s studio or craftsperson’s workshop.

Soda Can Race Car

Soda Can Race Car

Most of the builds we’ve seen from The Q are small enough to carry, but the serial maker’s latest construction is substantially larger. It took over 400 hours to put together this 1.5:1 scale model of a Formula 1 race car, made entirely from soda cans and glue set onto a PVC chassis.

DIY Coke Can Dart Gun

DIY Coke Can Dart Gun

The Q shows off one of his cooler builds in recent memory – a soda can that conceals a pop-up dart gun. He uses homebrew hydraulics to raise its lid and to fire its rolled-up paper projectile, and it mounts to his wrist using a couple of rubber bands.

Intricate Can Cars

Intricate Can Cars

Sandy’s CanCars takes the art of aluminum can sculpture to a whole new level. His intricate cars are handmade from dozens of cans, along with balsa and custom metal parts. The models sell for thousands, Sandy sells DIY plans for just $10.

Coke Sharing Can

Coke Sharing Can

Companies love to suggest ridiculous serving sizes, and now Coca-Cola has figured out a way to truly get two servings out of a single can, with these custom-fabricated cans which can be split in two and shared.

Incredible Can Art

Incredible Can Art

Japanese artist Makoan creates intricate sculptures of pop culture icons and other objects by recycling beer and soda cans. He even color-matches his subjects by using a variety of drink brands.

Handycan

Handycan

Combining our urge to crush cans with our bare (not bear) hands with smart industrial design, Emami Designs’ Handycan fits human (and bear) hands perfectly, and crushes like an accordion.

Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

Etsy user HandySam will handcraft you a wall mounted bottle opener with a finished oak plank and even equip it with your choice of vintage “cap catcher,” with plenty of options available.

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