Spyrunner 43T is going....
want peeling tape.
10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.
Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.
It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.
As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.
- The Robots.
How I did it: I wanted a hoop big enough, since the children's hoops are all too small. Adults need a hoop above their navel, or at least, to start off we do!
All I could find were these expensive hoops on line, for $45 or more, and I would have to pay to get it shipped to me. It just didn't seem reasonable. I didn't even know how much hooping I would do!
I found a video online that showed how to make a hoop out of PVC pipe, and I thought I would give it a shot.
I bought a 10 foot length of PVC pipe, which gave me a hoop about 38 inches in diameter (just about my navel), It was 3/4 inch pipe, and I got a pipe connector. I had to heat the hose (the video said to hold the pipe end in boiling water, but that didn't work, so I used a heat gun) to get the connector in the ends. You have to let the pipe relax for a while first, because it is coiled.
That's all there is to it! I got a great hoop for about $9, instead of paying $45 or more.
Lessons & tips: 3/4 inch PVC pipe is available at hardware stores. I got mine at Peavey Mart. Get them to cut it for you, since it can be tough if you don't have the right tools. Make sure the end they cut is smooth, and no cracks.
Use a heat gun to warm the ends. Holding them in boiling water didn't work that well for me.
Use the formula for the circumference of a circle to get the length of pipe you need. Your diameter is the height you want the hoop to come to on your body (let's say you want it to come up to your navel, just measure how high that is, and then find the circumference, which will be the lenth of pipe you need).
Resources: Peavey Mart.
3/4 inch PVC pipe, and a 3/4 inch connector.