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Cokecan1706.jpgMore here. Quite handy!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. scott-b says:

    Man this is sweet! I can

  2. says:

    I was able to get a candle wick to start smoking using a diet coke can and some Brasso (metal polish). I was pretty impressed! Obviously I needed to polish the bottom some more, but all I wanted to see was if it would work.

  3. cagott5 says:

    I fired up the Dremel tool. At 65,000 rpms and some silver polish, I was able to make a can shine in less than 10 min. It’s raining today and looks like rain for the rest of the week. Looken for some sunshine!

  4. cyenobite says:

    I tried this project using a V8 can and some “softscrub” (it’s like comet cleanser), and after almost an hour of on and off polishing, I could not get the can surface shiny enough. Next attempt will be with an actual soda can (maybe they use a different metal than a V8 can?) and I’m going to break out the dremel.