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Nice job. I like how all your parts (except for the rope) are homemade.
Bent Nail Puzzle
I love simple puzzles like this!
I see 6 circles...which one are you?
That's a cool table. Is the backside just as bad? If not, consider reversing it. You could also leave the cracks and add a glass top.
That was exactly what I was thinking...
My 150 radius includes over 10 million people. Not a single offer...
Speed-Tuning Spinner Bearings
Obelisk Trellis for Garden
Obelisk Trellis for GardenView Instructable »
I've written about this well - see comments in the attached links.https://www.instructables.com/community/Instructab...https://www.instructables.com/community/ETSY-pictu...
The ETSY person pulled it down after I sent a email. It's funny that I would have given her the pictures and permission to use them if she wasn't snarky in our email correspondence. I don't speak French so I didn't even try the French Buzzfeed site. I don't have a solution except to manually check every once in while. For me, it's not worth the hassle.
There isn't a limit but I really don't think you need assistance. Your pictures and documentation are better than most postings. Keep up the good work!
Nice job. I've been looking to make a fidget cube. Like you, I try to recycle old electronics. So far, I haven't found enough interesting things to place on the 6 sides - still looking :).
What you are doing is awesome! I'm not a teacher but I volunteer as a mentor for high school kids that plan to go into STEM fields. I was considering having them document their year long projects on Instructables. Did you have to overcome any obstacles with the school system before proceeding with the idea?
I'm interested in joining a team...location between Baltimore and Washington DC. Message me if you are interested.https://www.instructables.com/member/mtairymd/inst...
Nice job. The felt was a good idea.
Simple Rope Puzzle
Simple Rope PuzzleView Instructable »
Could be worse...
As a kid, my dad sent me off looking for a metric adjustable wrench.
I agree. I still use the app for browsing since the mobile site is hard to use on my phone.
Although not exactly what you were looking for, this concept might work for your project. https://www.innocentive.com/
I post on a few woodworking forums and almost every comment I get ends with some form of "be safe" in the signature. At first, I thought it was interesting that skilled woodworkers would need to constantly remind each other of the dangers of the woodworking equipment. After a little more thinking, I came to the conclusion that these guys have seen more than a few accidents during their time in the shop. This perpetual safety warning has rubbed off on me. My push sticks seem to be getting longer and longer :). I've recently started looking into featherboards. Yours look nicer than the set I was thinking about purchasing. Good job!
hyperlinks don't seem to be working....
That's where Instructables placed "3D printing". I just moved it to "toys".
Fidget SpinnersView Instructable »
Looks good. Nice job!
Hex Nut Spinner
Hex Nut SpinnerView Instructable »
I'm sure this would irk some people but it seems logical to go back and multiple the legacy postings by the estimated factor (0.2 or 0.25). This would obviously reduce the total view count but give an apple-to-apple comparison moving forward.
A simple muffin fan cost ~$10 on amazon or ebay. However, do your research since pushing/pulling air through the enclosure might affect print quality. Our lab printer is currently getting an enclosure to PREVENT direct airflow from the building air conditioning.
Can you show a video of it "flipping/flicking"?
Easier said than done :)
I figured someone with a lathe would make it. Have you tried it out on anybody yet?
Yeah, water could be considered a tool. The real answer is to blow on it. I added the water method for anyone that wanted to get into a buoyancy discussion.
Here's a variation you can make at home.
You can make him/her one if you have access to a 3D printer. You can also purchase it online.
Blowing on it is the answer. I used an air compressor for convenience.
I've tried it on about 25 people. Only 2 people initially went to the blowing route. Most people asked a lot of questions like:Can I dump it out? NoMust it stay on a flat surface? YesCan I spin it? Yes as long as the bottom doesn't leave the tableCan I use paper, tape, tools, etc? NoCan I bang on the table from below? Yes, but assume the table is heavyCan I suck it out? Maybe, but that would be nasty after 10 other people tried it.One person actually shoved his thumb on the top of the cone for 30 seconds and pulled it up real quick. He was able to get it out with this method.The fastest way is definitely to blow on it. Sorry for using an air compressor in the video. It was readily available.
Penny Flip Puzzle
Newton’s Gravity Defying Puzzle - 3D Print
Newton’s Gravity Defying Pu...
That sounds like a nice project!Unfortunately, I have never purchased them. I picked these from a stack of old pallets. I just did a quick google search [pallet collar hinge] and found them for $0.30 to $0.60 each with a min order of 10 pieces. I bet you could find better deals with more searching. Good luck.https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Shipping-cr...
Yes, this is a pretty good logic puzzle. It has taken the average person at my work about 10 minutes to solve. The math snake I posted a while back would also be good for kids. For the elementary grades, I would reduce it down to 7 pieces vs. the 9 shown
That was interesting. Thanks for the link.
It took me about 4 hours to make it - mainly because I built the two enclosures. I used scrap wood so the cost was free.
Someone sent me this video...pretty cool.
A 4x4 is a good idea.
Instant Insanity Puzzle
Instant Insanity PuzzleView Instructable »
Yeah, we skimped out on the latching mechanism. Also, due to liability concerns (middle school kids), we stuck with squishy balls :).
Thanks. BTW, I like the nut idea.
Thanks. I plan on giving them away as well.
Nice job. As for credit, this is not my original design. My co-worker put it together from pictures he saw online. We only modified it to include variables for the science experiment. BTW, it looks like your builders were having fun!
That's pretty cool...nice job!
Man, you are quick :). I usually drop the CAD files over when I have time.Thanks
Yeah, me too :)
3 Post Puzzle
3 Post PuzzleView Instructable »
Thanks. That's interesting that only a few took off. Yeah, my wife was worried about the mold as well. I'm not sure if the refrigeration helped (step 2) but we didn't encounter any mold. We also removed the top after a few days of growth.
Yeah, breaking the pencil or cutting the string are two ways to remove it :).
Desktop Fidget Spinner
Nice job! The Wright brothers would be proud of you.
Thanks. That plastic ball was in my kids old toy box. The box did contain K'nex and Legos but I don't think it was part of either. BTW, any block will work. I like the guy that drilled a hole through a golf ball :).
LED Lamp From Lighters
Awesome design. I like the multi-color look.
Thanks. I had never seen this puzzle until last week. It really irked me that it took so long to figure out the solution. I thought about making a metal version (rod and cable) and attach it to a co-worker before they enter a meeting :).
Buttonhole PuzzleView Instructable »
Thanks for the inspiration. I made a similar version from scrap wood, paracord and wood beads.
Nice job and thanks for the idea. I made a similar version from scrap wood, paracord and wood beads.
Nice job with the design and documentation. The filming with the drone was awesome. I was wondering about the snow in PA since it was a no show about 200 miles south of you in Maryland :).
Chunky Farmhouse Coffee Table
I like it...nice job!
I have this low end version from Harbor Freight and I'm more than happy with it. You can buy it for ~ $52 with a 20% coupon. http://www.harborfreight.com/8-in-5-speed-bench-dr...
Yeah, the store is pretty addicting. BTW, standard shipping is only $7.
Nice trick. I'm going to give some advice now.- Slow down with posting. There is a typo in the title- Video only instructables are a turn off to many. For future, show the steps along with the video- For the video, your head is partially chopped off - adjust the camera- You misspelled "orange" on the card. Take your time and make nicer cards.
There are plenty of projects on Instructables. If those don't work, try Google or Pinterest. I use them for trash or drop them off at the dog park. BTW, the areas near me are charging $.05/bag to try to discourage the use.
I like how you explained the glow in the dark choices during the video. Your solution seemed like the logical choice to me. BTW, I posted giant dominoes a few weeks ago. Painting the pips was a tedious step for me. One easy step I found was to run the blocks over the belt sander after painting to the pips. This cleaned up my sloppy paint job :).
Nice variation. Drilling a hole through a golf ball was pretty clever as well.
I like to see both video and text. This is especially true if the video demonstrates the project in action. I really dislike when someone shows something that is motorized (trike, skateboard, camera slider, etc.) but doesn't show it working. BTW, I usually skip video only projects as well.
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