Instructables: exploring - - fun - toy - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:22:52 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make A K'nex Easter Egg Basket! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Knex-Easter-Egg-Basket/
Make A K'nex Easter Egg Basket! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/JRKA/HTOUD4P1/FG5JRKAHTOUD4P1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/JRKA/HTOUD4P1/FG5JRKAHTOUD4P1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/JRKA/HTOUD4P1/FG5JRKAHTOUD4P1.SMALL.jpg nerfrocketeer It's Easter again! This is one of the most rushed and excited mornings you can remember having in a long time. The kids are anxiously running back and forth throughout the house, eagerly awaiting the family departure to the nearest Easter Egg Hunt grounds. So far, everything is going as planned-unt...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 14:22:34 PDT
Brass Bolt Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Brass-Bolt-Puzzle/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:49:59 PST
Fish Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Puzzle/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:03:35 PST
I-Cord Snake Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/I-Cord-Snake-Tutorial/
I-Cord Snake Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/II5E/HQHH0PBQ/F6HII5EHQHH0PBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/II5E/HQHH0PBQ/F6HII5EHQHH0PBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/II5E/HQHH0PBQ/F6HII5EHQHH0PBQ.SMALL.jpg bdickson1 How to make Sally, the i-cord snake!  For more details see my blog JustBCrafty.com Here's what you'll need: - 2 US size 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles - worsted weight acrylic yarn - scrap yarn for eyes, and tongue - yarn needle 1.  Cast on 5 stitches 2.  Slide stitches to the other end of...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:03:23 PST
Road Runner toy that is really fun to make and use http://www.instructables.com/id/Road-Runner-toy-that-is-really-fun-to-make-and-use/
Road Runner toy that is really fun to make and use - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/UBRM/HQEA3TAY/F15UBRMHQEA3TAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/UBRM/HQEA3TAY/F15UBRMHQEA3TAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/UBRM/HQEA3TAY/F15UBRMHQEA3TAY.SMALL.jpg Grovkillen My biggest dream is to become a toy designer. In the past I have posted the "Unicus" idea that I have had for 7-8 years now but no one really believe in the concept. Yesterday I got to think, how would it be received if I make a concept toy based on a well known character? I first was thinking about...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:15:20 PST
Cheap Dog Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Dog-Toy/
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:14:45 PST
Build the Remote Control Bobble-head Bobbler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Remote-Control-Bobble-head-Bobbler/
Build the Remote Control Bobble-head Bobbler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/Y4QD/HPJ05954/FIXY4QDHPJ05954.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/Y4QD/HPJ05954/FIXY4QDHPJ05954.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/Y4QD/HPJ05954/FIXY4QDHPJ05954.SMALL.jpg mazzmn Bobble-heads!!! Every sports fan loves em, but they're kind of boring, just sitting frozen on your shelf :-( I thought it might be fun to create an Automatic Bobble-head Bobbler something that can wake that old bobble-head up and get him nodding away. I finally found time to get one working just in ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:59:41 PST
DIY Custom Painted Grinch Sphero http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Painted-Grinch-Sphero/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:10:58 PST
Shotgun Speakers- Turn your Device into a Shotgun! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Speakers-Turn-your-Device-into-a-Shotgun/
Shotgun Speakers- Turn your Device into a Shotgun! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/C2BR/HMEXT792/F43C2BRHMEXT792.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/C2BR/HMEXT792/F43C2BRHMEXT792.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/C2BR/HMEXT792/F43C2BRHMEXT792.SMALL.jpg innovator007 I have always had a fascination for speakers, but a fear of guns! If i was offered to fire a real gun, I would instantly deny (I'm always afraid that I'll mess it up and accidentally shoot myself, or something of the sort) However, I liked the idea of firing a gun without any risk of getting hurt, s...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:08:36 PDT
Build The Matrix "Auto-Shotgun", A Cool Nerf Version. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-Matrix-Auto-Shotgun-A-Cool-Nerf-Versi/
Build The Matrix "Auto-Shotgun", A Cool Nerf Version. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/GEDO/HDOW6JMM/FL0GEDOHDOW6JMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/GEDO/HDOW6JMM/FL0GEDOHDOW6JMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/GEDO/HDOW6JMM/FL0GEDOHDOW6JMM.SMALL.jpg Attmos   Second Note-  I know I look pretty shaggy in the video. I had just finish building, hadn't shaved in a few days and was too exited to show off my gun to go make myself look better.  Also, I apologize for fliping the bird.  I lost my index finger in a ta...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:30:38 PST
Build A Wagon Out Of K'nex!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Wagon-Out-Of-Knex/
Build A Wagon Out Of K'nex!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/1J2N/HJKC77G1/FD81J2NHJKC77G1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/1J2N/HJKC77G1/FD81J2NHJKC77G1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/1J2N/HJKC77G1/FD81J2NHJKC77G1.SMALL.jpg nerfrocketeer     It's your child's first day on the paper route! You both get up, hurriedly eat breakfast, and get ready to leave. Everything is going great-until you see the enormous stack of papers you have to deliver. Your spouse has already taken the car to work, and now you have no way of transporting the p...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 08:07:00 PDT
Giant Four Across or Connect Four game http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Four-Across-or-Connect-Four-game/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:12:25 PDT
ROBOTIC BOXHEAD PVZ ZOMBIE http://www.instructables.com/id/ROBOTIC-BOXHEAD-PVZ-ZOMBIE/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 10:32:44 PDT
Marbles & Wood Tic-Tac-Toe Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Marbles-Wood-Tic-Tac-Toe-Set/
Marbles & Wood Tic-Tac-Toe Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/QXSA/HIGIL93U/FWMQXSAHIGIL93U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/QXSA/HIGIL93U/FWMQXSAHIGIL93U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/QXSA/HIGIL93U/FWMQXSAHIGIL93U.SMALL.jpg BigMrTree This is a fun and easy project that can be finished in a day. It's pretty simple, requiring minimal tools and minimal experience with woodworking. Made from a solid block of wood with holes drilled out to store the marble play pieces when not in use. It's the perfect little game to set out on your c...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:03:52 PDT
Shadow Puppets http://www.instructables.com/id/Shadow-Puppets-1/
Shadow Puppets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/D22K/HIGFJLMG/FILD22KHIGFJLMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/D22K/HIGFJLMG/FILD22KHIGFJLMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/D22K/HIGFJLMG/FILD22KHIGFJLMG.SMALL.jpg carrielynneh You know the drill. You receive a birthday invite for your kid's friend and you have one week to find something. Sigh. You could easily run to the store and grab some sort of scary monster doll, or, you could have fun while going the smarter inexpensive route: make something simple yourself. I firs...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:22:02 PDT
What's better than water Balloons... Sponge Balls!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Whats-better-than-water-Balloons-Sponge-Balls/
What's better than water Balloons... Sponge Balls!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/8Z8R/HHTE166V/FE68Z8RHHTE166V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/8Z8R/HHTE166V/FE68Z8RHHTE166V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/8Z8R/HHTE166V/FE68Z8RHHTE166V.SMALL.jpg ClayChip Every summer we make a large batch of sponge balls for the kids to enjoy in stead of water balloons. We do this for several reasons. Once made they can be enjoyed all summer if taken care of properly. The clean up is real easy since there aren't any little rubber balloon pieced to hunt for and pick ...
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Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:14:33 PDT
Desktop Slingshot http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Slingshot/
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 05:57:49 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Playset http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Playset/
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:35:32 PDT
How to make the Tumble Bean! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-The-Tumble-Bean/
How to make the Tumble Bean! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/FV40/HCB8SMVD/F64FV40HCB8SMVD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/FV40/HCB8SMVD/F64FV40HCB8SMVD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/FV40/HCB8SMVD/F64FV40HCB8SMVD.SMALL.jpg innovator007 Have you ever been on a plane, car, bus, or train, and are really bored because all you electronic devices died out? Luckily, you can make a fun little toy called the Tumble Bean. The Tumble Bean is a little capsule that you can maneuver in your hand. If you put it on an inclined surface, it will fl...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:24:22 PST
Spool Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Spool-Car/
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:13:59 PST
Origami Slinky http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Slinky/
Origami Slinky - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/WL2R/HAQ32JYC/F3CWL2RHAQ32JYC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/WL2R/HAQ32JYC/F3CWL2RHAQ32JYC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/WL2R/HAQ32JYC/F3CWL2RHAQ32JYC.SMALL.jpg nickcube4 In this instructable I will teach you how to make a modular Origami Slinky Designed by Jo Nakashima. All credit goes to him. This slinky can tumble down steps, but normal stairs are to big. It does work on smaller stairs. If you want, make a cool box out of cardboard or something, and give it as a g...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:18:56 PST
LED Parachute a la CMH http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Parachute-a-la-CMH/
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:28:07 PST
Fishin fer Squirrels http://www.instructables.com/id/Fishin-fer-Squirrels/
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:19:08 PST
Fridge Magnet Marble or Coin Run http://www.instructables.com/id/Fridge-Magnet-Marble-or-Coin-Run/
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:16:28 PDT
R2D2 Beverage Dispenser! http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Beverage-Machine/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:12:01 PDT
Wire Car Push Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Car-Push-Toy/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:25:33 PDT
Huge bubble maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Huge-bubble-maker/
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 02:50:52 PDT
Make a Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Zoetrope-21/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 15:09:10 PDT
Straw Oboe http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Oboe/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:44:58 PDT
Symmetrical Party Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Symmetrical-Party-Hat/
Symmetrical Party Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/XO4P/H461XETU/FHIXO4PH461XETU.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a mathematically fashionable hat! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work tog...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:43:53 PDT
Phototheramin http://www.instructables.com/id/Phototheramin/
Phototheramin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/3PTA/H461SS3J/F2N3PTAH461SS3J.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Create a functional circuit diagram that makes an instrument controlled by brightness of light! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with I...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:42:38 PDT
Magnus Glider http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnus-Glider/
Magnus Glider - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/44IN/H461WTRW/FJP44INH461WTRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/44IN/H461WTRW/FJP44INH461WTRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/44IN/H461WTRW/FJP44INH461WTRW.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Use curveball physics to make this glider fly! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families ...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:49:10 PDT
LED Bubble Wrap Balls http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bubble-Wrap-Balls/
LED Bubble Wrap Balls - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/KL06/H3Z32DON/FLAKL06H3Z32DON.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a ball that glows in the dark! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work togeth...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:16:23 PDT
Psycadelic Shadow Maker (USB) http://www.instructables.com/id/Psycadelic-Shadow-Maker-USB/
Psycadelic Shadow Maker (USB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/VPLH/H2WEWXOW/F33VPLHH2WEWXOW.SMALL.jpg justbennett Mood light? Night light? Party light? This project could be any of these things, but I think the coolest thing it can do is make rad 3D-ish, multi-color shadow art. This idea came from the Trippy Night Light published in Make by Charles Platt and the "Trippy RGB Color Mixing Night Light" by e024576...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:48:52 PDT
Toy Cruiser http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-Cruiser/
Toy Cruiser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/NH10/H337JS8D/FAVNH10H337JS8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/NH10/H337JS8D/FAVNH10H337JS8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/NH10/H337JS8D/FAVNH10H337JS8D.SMALL.jpg randofo This is an easy to assemble toy car made using lots of high-tech tools. Once you 3D print, and laser cut your parts, the rest can be zip tied and bolted together in minutes. I was initially planning on making more of a hot rod. However, thanks to the slow speed of the servos, it turned out to be mor...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:28:12 PDT
Duct Tape Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Duct-Tape-Wallet-14/
Duct Tape Wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/LFSD/H2WEWBBK/FG1LFSDH2WEWBBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/LFSD/H2WEWBBK/FG1LFSDH2WEWBBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/LFSD/H2WEWBBK/FG1LFSDH2WEWBBK.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Don't buy a wallet. Keep your money...in a wallet you make! This is also an excellent introductory project for working with duct tape from which you can spin off and start creating more complex projects. This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at t...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 14:23:03 PDT
LED Throwie - CMH version http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwie-CMH-version/
LED Throwie - CMH version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/WUJ0/H2WESE9C/F36WUJ0H2WESE9C.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make light that sticks! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work together to build ...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 18:22:38 PDT
Chop Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Chop-Top/
Chop Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/Z1AW/H2TJ4JKX/F4CZ1AWH2TJ4JKX.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a top that creates colors from black! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 16:09:35 PDT
My First Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Synth/
My First Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/RM1P/GY4ROTNU/FX1RM1PGY4ROTNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/RM1P/GY4ROTNU/FX1RM1PGY4ROTNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/RM1P/GY4ROTNU/FX1RM1PGY4ROTNU.SMALL.jpg randofo The kid synth came about as I sat hunched over a tangled mess of synthesizer wires. My friend Oliver came over, assessed the situation, and said, "You know you have succeeded in making the world's most complicated children's toy." While my initial reaction was to grunt at him, and shoo him away, I l...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 15:43:33 PDT
Gyro Flyer http://www.instructables.com/id/Gyro-Flyer/
Gyro Flyer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/D7DZ/H2MYEJFU/F40D7DZH2MYEJFU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/D7DZ/H2MYEJFU/F40D7DZH2MYEJFU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/D7DZ/H2MYEJFU/F40D7DZH2MYEJFU.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a cylindrical paper airplane! This is one of the 48 projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston showing from May 26, 2012 - November 4, 2012. Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work togethe...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 09:34:58 PDT
Sentriduino! Its the all new Sentry turret made of recycled things you would find around your house! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sentriduino-Its-the-all-new-Sentry-turret-made-of/
Sentriduino! Its the all new Sentry turret made of recycled things you would find around your house! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/47D4/H191QZVX/FG047D4H191QZVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/47D4/H191QZVX/FG047D4H191QZVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/47D4/H191QZVX/FG047D4H191QZVX.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey guys, Today I would like to show you how to make a simple sentry turret out of household Items! You would only need to get an Arduino UNO or Mega, a Ping))) Ultrasonic Range finder, two servos, and an electronic water squinter! The rest of the project is things that you may find around your hous...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:12:59 PDT
Picaxe Programmable Giggle Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Picaxe-Programmable-Giggle-Box/
Picaxe Programmable Giggle Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/OOOV/GS3BDASG/FMMOOOVGS3BDASG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/OOOV/GS3BDASG/FMMOOOVGS3BDASG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/OOOV/GS3BDASG/FMMOOOVGS3BDASG.SMALL.jpg justbennett This was my first Picaxe project. Actually, my first complete circuit to design and build. The hardest part of the project is the soldering, but if I can do it you can do it. Basically, it is a little box with a push button and two light sensors (3 inputs). It has an LED and piezo (2 outputs). I h...
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 00:06:42 PDT
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-easy-sailboat-Protei-0091/
Fun & easy sailboat [Protei 009.1] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/MYWG/GYKQ5G8K/F3EMYWGGYKQ5G8K.SMALL.jpg frits297 We are two students from the Technical University of Eindhoven and we are currently working on Protei, an open-source initiative to develop sailing drones to clean the oceans.  We designed and built a sailboat that could be easily adapted to different designs, we also took into account to built it ...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 02:27:59 PST
Felted Cat Toy - Easy, Free, No Knitting Required http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-Cat-Toy-Easy-Free-No-Knitting-Required/
Felted Cat Toy - Easy, Free, No Knitting Required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/9Y3E/GXL5OT0L/FBJ9Y3EGXL5OT0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/9Y3E/GXL5OT0L/FBJ9Y3EGXL5OT0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/9Y3E/GXL5OT0L/FBJ9Y3EGXL5OT0L.SMALL.jpg pltate Did you just get a couple of cute, adorable kittens and forget to buy them some cat toys?  Fret no more.  Gather together some scrap yarn and make your own cat toys in no time at all.  What I like about this toy is that it is easy to make and requires no knitting.  Plus, these steps and measurements...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 07:07:58 PST
Kids Ice Boat made out of Ice!! Eco-Friendly & FREE! Fun Kids Toy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Ice-Boat-made-out-of-Ice-Eco-Friendly-FRE/
Kids Ice Boat made out of Ice!! Eco-Friendly & FREE! Fun Kids Toy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/J7LI/GWKKN1IZ/F65J7LIGWKKN1IZ.SMALL.jpg TabbyDeAnne Today my absolutely wonderful six year old son came to me and said that he was bored and wanted to go back to school. (It's Christmas break for almost another week!) This both shocked me and made me a little sad. I must have been enjoying his company way more than he was mine. I can’t remember EVE...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:58:09 PST
Paper Airplane Glider from Grampa D http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Airplane-Glider-from-Grampa-D/
Paper Airplane Glider from Grampa D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/0BX2/GTUC020H/FRW0BX2GTUC020H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/0BX2/GTUC020H/FRW0BX2GTUC020H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/0BX2/GTUC020H/FRW0BX2GTUC020H.SMALL.jpg matt.e.jenkins I have very fond memories of my "Grampa D" from when I was little. He taught me how to make the World's Best Paper Airplane and today I can share it with you. This paper airplane design has been enjoyed and played with for 3 generations. The front is blunt so it can take a crash and keep going. It i...
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 18:49:38 PDT
Kaleido-paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Kaleido-paper/
Kaleido-paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/Z7V7/GSGYII24/FQYZ7V7GSGYII24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/Z7V7/GSGYII24/FQYZ7V7GSGYII24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/Z7V7/GSGYII24/FQYZ7V7GSGYII24.SMALL.jpg gogglecrab In this instructable I'll be showing you how to make a cool little paper toy that is easy to make and very fun to play with! Let's begin! Here's a video of it in action when complete! &amp...
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Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:56:08 PDT
Cardboard Boats http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Boats/
Cardboard Boats - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/6IHH/GQ5OB6II/FCP6IHHGQ5OB6II.SMALL.jpg Lissastrata Cardboard boats!  Fun for big and little ones alike.  Plus, if one of your nautical vessels should crash, sink, or float away to broader horizons, it isn’t a great loss (more of an opportunity to make some new ones). Supplies/Tools ·         Scrap cardboard ·         Scrap wax/candle...
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:53:17 PDT
One Matchbox Car, One Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Matchbox-Car-One-Transformer/
One Matchbox Car, One Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/PSLK/GPLJ1VA5/F5BPSLKGPLJ1VA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/PSLK/GPLJ1VA5/F5BPSLKGPLJ1VA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/PSLK/GPLJ1VA5/F5BPSLKGPLJ1VA5.SMALL.jpg splazem As a kid, I loved playing with toy cars. But when I first learned about transformers, I wished I had my own transformer, not a small, puny toy car. Recently, I was in a toy shop and saw these matchbox cars that transformed into transformers. At first I thought, "Wow, these are awesome!" But then I r...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:17:46 PDT
Sleep n' Tweet http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleep-n-Tweet/
Sleep n' Tweet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/4GJ7/GP7IS9UN/FQP4GJ7GP7IS9UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/4GJ7/GP7IS9UN/FQP4GJ7GP7IS9UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/4GJ7/GP7IS9UN/FQP4GJ7GP7IS9UN.SMALL.jpg Mikeverter The Sleep n' Tweet Now I am lucky enough to work at the greatest company in the world as a University of Waterloo, co-op student. It might not even be a company you’ve heard of yet. They’re named Upverter and we are trying to change the way people design...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:46:31 PDT