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Larg Ufo
Wow, check out this awesome DIY UFO… – “The frame is a 2 ft dia. carboard cylinder 2.5 ft high with a 8 ft dia. PVC pipe ring suspended around it by picture handing wire. For easy storage, we cut the 25ft long PVC pipe into 5 sections and used PVC connectors to press fit the pieces back together for easy assembly and disassembly. Black 1″ binder clips (office store) are used to clip the plastic skin at the PVC pipe. The cardboard cylinder is the hardest item to find. We used a concrete mold tube, which my friend Matt got from a construction site. Leave plenty of time to track down this item.” [via] – Link.

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Phillip Torrone

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.


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  1. brlittle on said:

    Very cool.

    That cardboard tube isn’t hard to find. You can ask for “Sonotube” or concrete forming tubes at your local home center, and they’ll probably have it.

  2. cwegscheid on said:

    You probably won’t find a 24″ diameter Sonotube at your local home center; most don’t stock anything much bigger than 12″. A better bet might be a commercial lumberyard , or a small general contractor or concrete subcontractor.

  3. cwegscheid on said:

    You probably won’t find a 24″ diameter Sonotube at your local home center; most don’t stock anything much bigger than 12″. A better bet might be a commercial lumberyard , or a small general contractor or concrete subcontractor.

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