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Portable Solar USB Charger
Portable USB chargers are incredibly useful for adventures in the great outdoors, festivals, traveling, or if you are out-and-about all day. Addin…
posted by jenfoxbot on Sep 18, 2014
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Cat House (for the Winter and for Feral cats)
My family and I recently moved back into our house after being overseas for 8 years. As it turns out, our renter had been very welcoming to all of …
posted by scooter76 on Sep 14, 2014
views: 4,275comments: 13
Improving Your Thermacell
If you like to spend time outdoors, whether camping, fishing, hunting, etc., you probably already have one or more of the Thermacell insect repella…
posted by MacGyver9 on Sep 10, 2014
views: 20,613comments: 12
Compact R/C Outlet
A few weeks back, I was looking through my boxes of spare parts when I noticed an old R/C car. An idea struck me. "I wonder if I could use this to …
posted by Moonlight Maker on Sep 1, 2014
views: 5,001comments: 2
Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins
I found my self often trying to plug stuff at home with Arduino. So I thought it would be good to have a system that you can just plug your sensor,…
posted by HuoSen on Jul 25, 2014
views: 5,203comments: 10
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder
I recently bought myself a Printrbot jr v2 and I have loved how easy it is to use and tinker with. The only real problem I have found with it i…
posted by drac5290 on Apr 9, 2014
views: 23,754comments: 2
Real-time Graphing with the Raspberry Pi
Time for some Raspberry Pi + Plotly Streaming fun! Recently we completed an Instructable for visualizing temperature and humidity data using a…
posted by plotlygraphs on Feb 26, 2014
views: 81,897comments: 10
How to Forge a Rose
The rose is a powerful symbol of love throughout society, and it has been since the dawn of civilization. Show your valentine that they are a power…
posted by macgyver603 on Feb 14, 2014
views: 11,147comments: 4
DIY Home Photo Setup
Dirty, Cheap, Decent DIY Setup for better ebay and Instructables photos. I used a Canon Point and Shoot, and a Tripod! I am NOT a professional phot…
posted by Pretty Idiot Productions on Feb 12, 2014
views: 62,967comments: 97
Pitch A Tent Without Poles
Picture this: It's your long awaited vacation. You've arrived at a beautiful campsite. You go to set up your tent only to discover that you've forg…
posted by Paige Russell on Jan 22, 2014
views: 9,086comments: 2
How to Forge a Bottle Opener
A bottle opener can be one of the most important tools in anyone's shop or garage. This bottle opener would be an excellent gift for a friend or th…
posted by macgyver603 on Jan 3, 2014
views: 25,116comments: 17
Ultrabright LED Emergency Lamp (Rechargeable!)
Preparing for a calamity or planning to go camping in the vast wilderness? Make an ultrabright emergency light in less than 5 minutes! It glows 360…
posted by ASCAS on Nov 8, 2013
views: 156,857comments: 108
GSI Glacier Bottle Cup Mod, DIY Lids & Lid Holder
Bottle cups are one of the most common items in an everyday backpack. They are popular, most notably because a 32 oz Nalgene water bottle sits neat…
posted by MacGyver9 on Oct 6, 2013
views: 22,820comments: 5
Easy Copper Pipe and Reclaimed Wood Table
I needed a table in my oddly shaped kitchen that could act as additional counter space, a place to eat, store kitchen stools and general spot to pu…
posted by leftmusing on Aug 9, 2013
views: 22,939comments: 36
Fashion of Star Wars - Organa's Ceremonial Necklace.
On May 4th, I spent the evening enjoying Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope with the kids, while hunting for ideas for my next Instructable. Then at …
posted by miskie on Jun 3, 2013
views: 12,084comments: 21
How to Pick Simple Locks/Latches with a Paper Clip
You would be surprised at how many of the locks and latches around us can be bypassed with a simple paperclip. Some are cheaply constructed. Others…
posted by DIY Hacks and How Tos on Apr 25, 2013
views: 191,811comments: 30
Emergency AC Adapter Cord Fix.
Ten years ago I was in middle of the Arabian Desert. My company commander came to me with a ruined power cord and asked “can you fix this?” He had …
posted by Mrballeng on Apr 19, 2013
views: 18,766comments: 24
Improvised Shop-Vac floor nozzle attachment from a milk jug
So I was all set to clean my basement. Years of sawdust and dead bugs were awaiting the awesomeness that is my Shop-Vac. Except for one thing - I…
posted by hyperfocused72 on Apr 7, 2013
views: 8,172comments: 10
roof moss remover
I've got a house with a super tall roof and the moss is having a big party up there.  No one will let me get up there on a ladder, but I just know …
posted by foobear on Apr 6, 2013
views: 7,445comments: 25
Five Minutes Magnetic Hanger For Your Trench Coat
Trench coats are cool! When you have been watching "Doctor Who" for six and a half seasons, you realize you can't go into adventures without a tren…
posted by M.C. Langer on Apr 4, 2013
views: 4,507comments: 27
MacGyver Style Indestructible Maple Sugar Evaporator from Filing Cabinet
For the past few years I've been making my own maple syrup, using techniques found here on Instructables, but I've been doing it the old fashioned …
posted by potatomansoup on Mar 21, 2013
views: 23,675comments: 20
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How To Remove Brass Finish While Channeling MacGyver
Recently I purchased in bulk for one of our projects and by mistake, ordered the wrong finish on our D Rings for our leather belt loops. Instead of…
posted by rustyknuckles on Mar 18, 2013
views: 6,186comments: 1
CNC machined guitar bridge - made at Techshop
In this instructable I will show you how I made the bridge base for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar using the ShopBot CNC machine and software avai…
posted by workislove on Mar 18, 2013
views: 7,075comments: 2
Get ready! The MacGyver Contest is starting soon.
MacGyverism - The use of objects in ways not initially intended to solve seemingly impossible problems. Too young to remember MacGyver? Check ou…
posted by jessyratfink on Mar 14, 2013
views: 953comments: 20
How To Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Survival Tool
So you’ve embarked across the unknown to reach Alaska!—the land of mystery and intrigue. Your mind is racing full of Jack London adventure novels a…
posted by jstark84 on Mar 14, 2013
views: 85,477comments: 47
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style!
In this video, you'll learn how to "MacGyver" a 40 Watt Electrical Generator from a cordless drill and a few household items.  Here's how to charge…
posted by The King of Random on Feb 14, 2013
views: 90,021comments: 60
DIY Follow Focus for DSLRs
With HD video being all the rage, I thought I'd share how I made a simple follow focus for my DSLR. There are several different ways to do this, I …
posted by tenzijth on Dec 15, 2012
views: 50,851comments: 46
URBAN Emergency Kit Tin
From the current plethora of “survival” or emergency kits packed into tins, it’s very clear that the idea of a small and compact emergency kit is s…
posted by JDTagish on Oct 20, 2012
4.33 (3 ratings) views: 26,481comments: 19
Arduino PCR (thermal cycler) for under $85
This tutorial will show you how to make a thermal cycler from scratch for about $85. In short, PCR (polymerase chain reaction) amplifies bits of DN…
posted by staceyk on Jul 18, 2012
4.55 (5 ratings) views: 86,649comments: 34
Make an old bookshelf gallery worthy!
Have an old particle board book shelf that you just want to throw away? DON'T! Take that old boring bookshelf and make it into a piece of furnitu…
posted by BethanyAnna on Mar 14, 2009
4.32 (4 ratings) views: 24,762comments: 6
Light Weight Tripod Camera Slider for DSLR
This tutorial will show how I made this tripod mounted camera slider for under $50. The design uses hardware available in most hardware/home improv…
posted by MacGyver9 on Jun 17, 2012
4.44 (4 ratings) views: 49,481comments: 21
Uncle AZ's Altoids Survival Kit
ALTOIDS SURVIVAL KIT OK, to start, let me say that this falls into the “better than nothing” category, but with a bit of thought and lots of borro…
posted by Prof. A. Z. O_Trope on May 21, 2012
4.49 (4 ratings) views: 25,524comments: 32
Easy Drape Cardigan from Two Shirts
It's time for that million dollar question... What are we going to make out of two boring shirts today? This question is second to none only behi…
posted by UrbanThreads on Feb 14, 2012
4.38 (3 ratings) views: 50,208comments: 3
How to Build a Robotic Hand with Haptic Feedback
For science fair this year, I felt like building something instead of doing an experiment. All I needed to do was look around Instructables for a p…
posted by macgyver603 on Mar 31, 2012
4.12 (5 ratings) views: 41,072comments: 19
Panoramic Tripod Bracket & Macro Slider (Universal Mod Added)
This tutorial will show you how to make a high quality, durable panoramic tripod bracket. Most people realize the importance of avoiding parallax p…
posted by MacGyver9 on Feb 20, 2012
4.09 (1 ratings) views: 7,893
3D printed ultimate all-in-one iphone case/ wallet/ money clip/ beer opener
UPDATE: The newer and improved version case can now be purchased in this 3d printing store front. It's more expensinve that i would like to make i…
posted by mstyle183 on Feb 19, 2012
4.65 (6 ratings) views: 16,343comments: 31
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Featured Author: Mrballeng
Brent Garcia, a Las Vegas area public servant, makes beautiful jewelry in his garage. His projects have been featured on a number of blogs, and…
posted by wilgubeast on Jan 6, 2012
4.53 (5 ratings) views: 22,161comments: 40
Removable Tripod/Small Table Dolly Attachments (swivel mod added)
This tutorial will show how to make removable tripod/small table dolly attachments that are easy to make and versatile. Time to assemble is about 5…
posted by MacGyver9 on Nov 28, 2011
views: 6,787comments: 9
Toolbox Saddlebags for under $20
CHECK OUT THE REVISED VERSION: http://www.instructables.com/id/Revised-Toolbox-Saddlebags-for-under-20/ Time and time again I find myself having t…
posted by Kamiana8 on Oct 13, 2011
3.95 (1 ratings) views: 19,881comments: 28
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Featured Author: iminthebathroom
  Chris Gielens (aka iminthebathroom) makes some really awesome stuff. From baby back cupcakes to animatronic fish, Chris is a man of many tale…
posted by wilgubeast on Oct 5, 2011
4.09 (1 ratings) views: 5,015comments: 3
Elevated Bed
So if you're like me and stuck with a small apartment space, have I got a project for you. My apartment is around 51sq.m or about 550sq.f, which wa…
posted by mikeasaurus on May 1, 2008
4.23 (4 ratings) views: 123,224comments: 22
3-point tie-down anchors (static & dynamic)
This tutorial will show how to create static and dynamic 3-point tie-down anchors for securing popup tent canopies, RV awnings, etc, for windy si…
posted by MacGyver9 on Sep 8, 2011
4.09 (1 ratings) views: 8,920comments: 3
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DIY Spool (French) Knitting
After much online research about spool knitting (DIY versus buying a kit) and very little in the way of step-by-step graphics, I decided to attemp…
posted by atomicrose on Aug 26, 2011
4.15 (3 ratings) views: 12,566comments: 8
DIY Paracord Fids (Permalok-like Needles)
This tutorial will show how to make your own paracord fid for under a dollar and with minimal effort. I decided to try my hand at making my own p…
posted by MacGyver9 on Aug 24, 2011
4.48 (6 ratings) views: 118,638comments: 32
Paracord Bracelet Fixture/Jig
This tutorial will show how to make a paracord bracelet fixture that can be used with or without side release buckles. As I began making more brace…
posted by MacGyver9 on Jul 15, 2011
4.59 (6 ratings) views: 170,521comments: 39
Duct Tape in your First Aid Kit
We all know that Duct tape can be used to repair many things, but did you know that you can use it to repair yourself? Consider putting duct tape i…
posted by ehudwill on Jun 5, 2011
4.75 (13 ratings) views: 20,159comments: 32
9 Unusual Uses for Aspirin
It's 6:30 AM and you feel a tightness in your chest. Antacids don't help. Your jaw is tightly set and your arm feels numb. Heart attack? Or is it a…
posted by wilgubeast on Mar 18, 2011
5.00 (31 ratings) views: 567,722comments: 152
How to use fondant to make an awesome cake
A lot of people who make cakes think there is some mystery to working with fondant.  I say with a little knowledge to help you out you can just di…
posted by dave spencer on Feb 7, 2011
4.21 (2 ratings) views: 99,952comments: 15
Unleash the Power of Your Router!
In this Instructable, we will be adding fans, a heatsink, and 9dB antenna to the LINKSYS WRT54G series router for use with DD-WRT firmware upgrade…
posted by NostalgicStone on May 11, 2010
5.00 (27 ratings) views: 229,432comments: 140
Coffee Cup iPhone Speaker
This speaker set is made from a regular pair of earbuds and a paper coffee cup. This is inspired by these cup speakers that made some noise in late…
posted by fungus amungus on Apr 12, 2010
3.49 (18 ratings) views: 35,184comments: 41