Awesome Styrofoam

Full-Scale R/C Airplane

Full-Scale R/C Airplane

We recently saw a tiny remote-controlled airplane that could fit in the palm of your hand. The guys from Tail Happy Productions attempted to do the opposite and built an R/C plane that’s the same size as the real thing. They built the low-budget plane primarily from PVC pipe and styrofoam sheets. But will it even get off the ground?

Casting Styrofoam Cups from Metal

Casting Styrofoam Cups from Metal

When it comes to cups, disposable styrofoam ones are some of the most wasteful. Robinson Foundry has a solution to the problem – instead of making them out of difficult-to-recycle polystyrene, cast them out of molten metal. We love those aluminum packing peanuts too.

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Building Styrofoam Sculptures

Building Styrofoam Sculptures

Working with styrofoam can be pretty tricky, especially the way that it tends to break. But that doesn’t stop artist Vinayak R, who makes detailed architectural structures out of the material. He uses hot-wire cutting, hand carving, and sanding to create the pieces for his models. He then spray paints them to bring out the details.

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