Instructables: exploring - - fractal - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:16:07 PST BLOX v1.01 Apply Scale Operation to TriangleC1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Apply-Scale-Operation-to-TriangleC1/
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:48:42 PDT
Laser cut puzzle collection http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Puzzle-Collection/
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Thu, 8 Sep 2016 15:36:50 PDT
Making Fractal Art With High Voltage http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Fractal-Art-With-High-Voltage/
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Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:25:24 PDT
Burning Words Into Wood With Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-Words-Into-Wood-With-Electricity/
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:02:48 PDT
Growing Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Wheels/
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Thu, 19 May 2016 08:46:08 PDT
Transfiguration Bustle: Laser cut Etched leaf http://www.instructables.com/id/Transfiguration-Bustle-Laser-Cutetched-Leaf/
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Tue, 10 May 2016 23:06:06 PDT
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lichtenberg-Figures-in-Wood/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 PDT
Branching Fractal Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Branching-Fractal-Shapes/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:38:53 PDT
Paper Spiral Shell Thing http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Spiral-Shell-Thing/
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:32:16 PDT
How to do recursive-like modeling in Tinkercad http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-recursive-like-modeling-in-Tinkercad/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:54:00 PDT
10 Awesome First time Authors 9/20/2014 http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Awesome-First-time-Authors-9202014/ https://cdn.instructables.com/F30/N3V6/I0C8XCP6/F30N3V6I0C8XCP6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F30/N3V6/I0C8XCP6/F30N3V6I0C8XCP6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F30/N3V6/I0C8XCP6/F30N3V6I0C8XCP6.SMALL.jpg MsSweetSatisfaction This past week we had a bunch of awesome first authors. So I've gathered up 10 of them for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check them out, congratulate them, and welcome them to our awesome community! USA Flag made with diffused LED LED can do awesome things, and this is really pretty! Porc...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:20:46 PDT
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CNC-Fractal-Headboard/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:32:55 PDT
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-MEL-Scripting-in-Maya-3D-Fractals/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:11:50 PDT
Fractal Antennae http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractal-Antennae/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:21:22 PDT
Sierpiński Tetrahedron Fractal Kite http://www.instructables.com/id/Sierpiński-Tetrahedron-Fractal-Kite/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:01:57 PDT
Sierpinski Triangle Fractal Cookies http://www.instructables.com/id/Sierpinski-Triangle-Fractal-Cookies/
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:16:55 PST
Apple-onion Gasket (pie) http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-onion-Gasket-pie/
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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 13:33:06 PDT
Fractals: How to make a Computer-Generated Angel's Wing http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractals-How-to-make-a-Computer-Generated-Angels/
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 10:42:26 PDT
Fractal almond bread in memory of Benoit Mandelbrot http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractal-almond-bread-in-memory-of-Benoit-Mandelbro/
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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 15:28:56 PDT
How to make a fractal antenna for HDTV / DTV plus more on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fractal-antenna-for-HDTV-DTV-plus-/
How to make a fractal antenna for HDTV / DTV plus more on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/HBS5/FP8NM7XM/FD0HBS5FP8NM7XM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/HBS5/FP8NM7XM/FD0HBS5FP8NM7XM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/HBS5/FP8NM7XM/FD0HBS5FP8NM7XM.SMALL.jpg williamruckman This instructable is from:http://ruckman.net/archives.htm#FEATUREDand submitted by William Ruckman of http://ruckman.netShowcased in the March 2015 issue of Popular Science Magazine:http://www.popsci.com/learn-defy-cable-company-diy-hdtv-antennaThe first thing I would like to discuss is a little his...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2009 06:44:39 PST
Fractal Gingerbread House http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractal-Gingerbread-House/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:03:41 PST
Lego Menger Sponge http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Menger-Sponge/
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