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May 29, 2010 3:14 PM   Subscribe

What should I do with 30 10-foot, 1-inch diameter PVC pipes?
posted by scose to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total)

(see also, Blue Man Group - "Drum Bone")
posted by jkaczor at 3:19 PM on May 29, 2010

Call your local Habitat for Humanity chapter or call around to local high schools and see of they have an Odyssey of the Mind team. Those kids will figure out something to do with them.
posted by nestor_makhno at 3:19 PM on May 29, 2010 [2 favorites]

Tomato stakes
posted by plinth at 3:21 PM on May 29, 2010

Here's a bunch of cool ideas, if you're feeling crafty.
posted by rachaelfaith at 3:30 PM on May 29, 2010

Potato Gun!
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 3:34 PM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Cap them, lash them together and make a skinny raft
posted by Acacia at 3:42 PM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Vacuum Bed (using the NSFW Better Built Bondage Book, or other sources). Useful for artistic coolness / Burning Man / general perviness.
posted by gregglind at 3:46 PM on May 29, 2010

Shotgun microphone
posted by leafwoman at 3:49 PM on May 29, 2010

Kid Wash
posted by Confess, Fletch at 4:24 PM on May 29, 2010

Buy a bunch of fittings and make it a building toy for kids. My kids love ours.
posted by DU at 6:04 PM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Geodesic dome!
posted by orthogonality at 7:32 PM on May 29, 2010 [1 favorite]

Dog agility?
posted by maxwelton at 9:18 PM on May 29, 2010

Bookshelf (+wood slats) or closet organizer. Also seconding Habitat.
posted by ista at 9:27 PM on May 29, 2010

Best answer: You could lash them together and build a giant polyhedron.
posted by 200burritos at 12:24 AM on May 30, 2010

If you know any kids between 5 and 15, a 3-foot length of 1-inch PVC pipe is half of a wonderful science demonstration, The Levitating Tinsel Orb. It's even cooler than it looks in this video.
posted by wjm at 5:04 AM on May 30, 2010

that and some 1 X 2's is what my graveyard fence for Halloween is made of. wish i'd had 30....
posted by Redhush at 1:07 PM on May 30, 2010

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