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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.
Thanks. Yeah, the pictures make it look so simple...it's not.
Thanks. I like puzzles as well. As for solving, I have to resist the urge to look up the answers on the internet :)
Pallet PlantersView Instructable »
Thanks. Either type should work. BTW, I cross posted this on another site and received a lot of comments/questions from people more knowledgeable than me. Check it out for more info.http://www.hometalk.com/26832605/how-to-grow-popco...
Wooden Block and Pin Puzzle
Wooden Block and Pin PuzzleView Instructable »
Thanks. I posted this project on a few forums. Everyone seemed to be looking to buy the hinges. At the time, I could only find them through commercial distributors in large quantities.
Tools + Materials
Meet Your Saw
Table Saw Class
How long have people been taking to solve it?
That's cool. I want a 3D printer!
I use the NASA bottle rocket simulator when I visit schools. We shoot rockets as well :). https://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/education/...
Lol - I thought I heard a kid crying also
ok...what is up with that sound during the video :)
That is so cool!!!
Yep, I have never understood Instructables math.
Ball and String Puzzle
Ball and String PuzzleView Instructable »
That's pretty cool. Few video tips: 1) Turn your phone sideways to use the full screen. 2) Use the embed video feature on instructables (just cut/paste the youtube link). 3) Make the thumbnail nicer/different...I'm not sure you are allowed since this is your first video.
I've had a few co-workers solve it within 30 seconds. I've had others take a lot longer. I think the pressure of someone watching you try to solve it doesn't help. Kinda funny though...
Nice project and I like your writing style :)
Nice ideas. I found an Impact screwdriver works very well.
Pretty nice idea. Add more pictures. A video of it working would also help.
First, that's a nice looking chair! Here is my constructive feed back. Although the video was nicely produced, I felt like I was being sold a product. You might want to tone down the advertising on future videos. Next, although I think it's cool that you combined 3D printing and laser cutting, I think the overall build is above the skill set and budget for the typical Instructables viewer. Anyway, these comments are minor and I feel it should have been featured. Keep up the good work.
I document most of my projects in CAD. For me, it's easier to create CAD and better for the reader to see actual dimensions versus using words to describe something. I usually take a few pictures during the build but always take nice pictures of the completed project at the end.
Yeah, some people get it instantly. I've had others that still haven't figure it out.
We have a winner! I will send you a PM tonight. Question: Did you solve it by hand or use code?
Yes, fewer blocks make it easier. 7 block versions are pretty common. You should make an 11 or 13 block for the math teachers :). Another option is use words instead of numbers. As for bungee cords, you can buy them on Ebay or Amazon. I bought a 5 pack from Walmart for about $3.
Yeah, it's pretty challenging to do by hand. Being lazy, I used excel to come up with the combinations.
Yeah, I just don't have the patience for painting. However, it wasn't as hard as painting the dots on dominoes :).
Nope. You must solve all 4 sides. The numbers also need to be in order.
Nice job - that's pretty cool looking! There are a couple of smart things you did that others may neglect. The first was the use of an LED bulb which keeps the heat down. The second was the use of ABS over PLA. Another good choice due to the higher melting temperature. If someone builds this same project with PLA and a incandescent light bulb, expect a blob of PLA after an hour of use.
First of all, you are very artistic! The pictures and videos were nice as well. This is not a big deal but you might want to consider breaking the steps out instead of numbering the pictures. Nice job!
Math Snake Puzzle
Math Snake PuzzleView Instructable »
You're welcome. It looks good!
Yep, you need two slides.
I took it to work today. The average solution time was about 5 minutes.
That works :)
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