The self-assembling tent is a tent used by Squidward. It only appears in "The Camping Episode." The tent can assemble itself without the use of any manual labor. It is powered by a remote control.
It is owned by Squidward as part of his camping gear. The tent appears to be greenish gray and has a silver zipper. To assemble it, the remote control button is pressed and it fully assembles.
Role in episode
Because Squidward's remote fizzles out and breaks down, its self-assembling abilities cannot happen. The tent fails to fully assemble, and he cannot manually set it up. SpongeBob and Patrick are fascinated by the tent and take notes on its abilities, despite the fact that it is not working automatically and Squidward is not assembling it properly. It is eventually destroyed by Squidward's inability to pitch the tent.