Instructables: exploring - living - electronics Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:21:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 IOT: iPhone Controlled Mini Fan
IOT: iPhone Controlled Mini Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaxusMetalworks By Jayden Ma, Developer at Metalworks by MaxusBe part of the Internet of Things (IOT) movement and use this tutorial to control a mini-fan over your iPhone. Who knows, you can be controlling other electronic appliances in your house after completing this Instructable! Materials iPhone Mac with ...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 04:32:22 PDT
Origami Flower with InstaMorph Sepal and LED Stamen
Origami Flower with InstaMorph Sepal and LED Stamen - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarolineM3 A decorative origami flower, with an LED center and InstaMorph sepal. The LED fades in and out using a small circuit and 555 timer. This circuit runs off of a 9V battery. This is my first Instructable and I am 12 years old. Gather Materials Materials needed:Square of paper (I used a 5 inch square...
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:37:32 PDT
How to make figurines from leftover project parts
How to make figurines from leftover project parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> MAYER MAKES Hi it´s that guy from MAYER MAKESEvery Tinkerer, Maker, Crafter and so on has leftovers. Thats a fact.Leftovers can be just anything, sometimes those parts fit in future projects sometimes you store them, some are usefull for others, so you pass them on. But there are leftovers, that will not fit an...

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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:44:04 PDT
Wall-Mounted Charging Station
Wall-Mounted Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> hchute Are electronic gadgets taking up your work space, and hogging your power outlets?This wall-mounted charging station takes care of cord clutter, while keeping your countertop free of smartphones, e-readers, cameras, etc. It can be made in an afternoon from a single 6' length of 1x6 board.The keyhole-...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:09:25 PDT
Felted 3V Battery Holder
Felted 3V Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> theantonius Felting is the craft of transforming fibers into fabric. New methods of processing metals can create conductive fibers that can also be felted. This instructable will show you how to felt together a 3 Volt battery holder which can also act as a simple force-sensitive resistor, opening up possibiliti...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:24:23 PST
Chibitronics Birthday Card
Chibitronics Birthday Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohhmyhead This neat Chibitronics birthday card was created by member Zeve at the Instructables Chibitronics Build Night at CRASHspace during the monthly Circuits Social event. Chibitronics is a kit system for building electronic circuits on paper. Circuit elements are essentially stickers with conductive adhe...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:50:37 PST
Slugitronics - protecting plants with chibitronics
Slugitronics - protecting plants with chibitronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> coventrymakerspace When our lovely friends at Leicester Hackspace invited us to their Chibitronics build night, we knew that we wanted to think outside the box. Chibitronics are electronics component stickers that are very thin and self-adhesive, allowing you to build circuits on paper and surfaces that would not usua...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:16:52 PST
Animatronic Christmas Book "Elf Yourself"
Animatronic Christmas Book "Elf Yourself" - More DIY How To Projects]]> scooter76 Every year I like to make a Christmas gift for my wife, while I had a couple ideas in my head I remembered that she loved those "Elf Yourself" emails so much so I though maybe I could make an actual one.In the end I think it turned out great and she and the kids loved it.Enjoy and please let me know...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:36:10 PST
Dalek Interactive Wall Hanging with Chibitronics
Dalek Interactive Wall Hanging with Chibitronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> cathychen This is an instructable for Wholigans (fans of the British sci-fi show, Dr. Who) who want to spruce up their interior with a clever and hilarious wall hanging. The list of materials is very simple and accessible. They are as follows...Printer (colored is preferred)Computer paper x 2Chibitronics kit ...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:10:37 PST
Quell the Screeching - Quieting Kids Electronic Toys
Quell the Screeching - Quieting Kids Electronic Toys - More DIY How To Projects]]> ThisMuchVolume Our girls just recently got these little speaking toys for their birthday. They shout random phrases and letters and colours if you press the buttons. Even though they have a volume adjustment, our girls immediately figured out how they work and always keep them on maximum. While it doesn't bother m...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:56:02 PDT
Giant 555 Timer Chip Backpack
Giant 555 Timer Chip Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad For the aspiring engineer, make this cool integrated circuit shaped backpack to carry your assortment of little electronic goodies. This can also be used as a debug-out bag with essentials such as a multimeter, 30 watt soldering iron, solder, solder pump, third hand, pliers, tweezers, screwdriver, w...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:03:31 PDT
Zip triggered bag Light
Zip triggered bag Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> CarmelitoAndrade Stop feeling for stuff inside you bag/purse in the dark ! instead follow the instructions below to add this mini LED lamp inside your bag to spot exactly what you are looking for..You don't need to be an electronic genius to build this project as it includes basic stuff that you can get at your elec...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:11:52 PDT
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> EurekaFactory This is another iteration of my original Roll Up Charging Station, inspired by this Simple Leather Clutch by Holly Mann . Like my original flexible charging station, this one: Still has a small footprint - About 18" long and about 12" wide - and is suitably squishy Can charge up to five devices M...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:34:35 PDT
Phosphorescent keyboard barcelet
Phosphorescent keyboard barcelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matqux Have you got run-down keyboard? It isn't a trash. You can make an interesting barcelet from it. Step 1: Tools and Materials You need: Tools: Drill, Drill-bit diameter=1mm, Tape, Toothpick, Wire, Bail Materials: Phosporescent paint, Keyboard buttons Step 2: Measure and choose ...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:51:06 PDT
Bee Creative! ~ Bedside Bear Clock and Lamp
Bee Creative! ~ Bedside Bear Clock and Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natetron Are you ready to BEE creative!?!?Thank you for visiting! This instructable is truly an opportunity for you to get creative, get messy, and have a fun time doing so! The project was designed to be a bedside nightlight, clock, and pencil cup for my little sister, Rachel, who is presently remodeling he...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:18:19 PDT
elle, e-Waste Jewelry
elle, e-Waste Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> ameliechucky This is a personal project inspired by all every day electronic devices and the speed with which they are discarded nowadays. Since I live in USA, I am surprised by how quickly multiple objects are considered garbage and you can easily find them on the streets every day. I have collected objects...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 14:37:04 PDT
7-year old girl converts a Blanket box in her home to make doing her chores easier.
7-year old girl converts a Blanket box in her home to make doing her chores easier. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Firgelli Auto So my 7 year old girl wanted to make her chores easier and convert this blanket box into an automated Blanket box by just adding a remote control Linear actuator. It was a little project that would be cool to do and i get to spend some quality time with my daughter and she gets to learn about simple...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 18:00:38 PDT
Junkbot in Resin
Junkbot in Resin - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer Seems like I'm sticking everything in resin these days!   Mostly I've been sticking LED's into resin.  The 'ibles for these can be found which can be found here, here and here.   You could virtually stick anything you wanted into the resin; I decided to go with a “junk robot”!  In my dancing robot...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:26:44 PDT
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos The easiest way to make interesting and unique jewelry is to use uncommon materials. One source of materials that often goes overlooked is a computer. Inside a computer you can find a wide array of objects that can make a compelling piece of jewelry. Since computers are constantly updating, it i...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:02:09 PDT
Fiber Optic Dress
Fiber Optic Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> Natalina The inspiration for this dress followed the first time I saw this fiberoptic product in action. I was at a festival when I saw a bloom of fiber optic jellyfish approach, and they created such a beautiful effect that I knew I had to turn the concept into something wearable. I'd been wanting to inco...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:55:58 PDT
Cold Porcelain Clay Electronics Holder Tree
Cold Porcelain Clay Electronics Holder Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> loangb My son and I seemed to have collected so many earbuds and power adapters for our various electronic devices.  Untangling an earbud was becoming a nightmare, not to mention untangling cords to recharge my phone.  I had to create something before I went crazy. The sculpture I had in mind was fairly l...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 21:33:34 PST
Felted inductively heated house shoes
Felted inductively heated house shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> derwassi In this instructable I'll show you how I solved the problem of my girlfriend having cold feet all the time.  Because warm shoes fit perfectly to the coldest time of the year, those shoes will be her christmas present:-) I've seen quiet a few solutions to warm up your feet by the use of a heating el...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:36:35 PST
Altoids Mini Motion Tracker
Altoids Mini Motion Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aliasmk UPDATE Nov. 29th: Added base station mod instructions!Anyone who was in elementary school during the 2000's probably knew someone who had one of these SpyGear tracker systems. In fact, if you had one, you were probably the coolest kid in sixth grade. Both my sister and I had one of these, and it was...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:41:31 PST
How to improve and organize your room
How to improve and organize your room - More DIY How To Projects]]> will1010 This instructable shows you how I improved my room, and how you can easily improve your room by doing some simple things that also makes a room more clean looking. Tv wall mount I bought a tv wall mount that really cleared up some room by hanging it on the wall this wall mount was about 50-60$ a...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:33:49 PST
Connecting to the Touch Board
Connecting to the Touch Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> BareConductive Connecting to the Touch Board With the Touch Board, you can turn touch into sound on practically any material, but how do you connect it to things in order to include it in your projects? We've come up with a few examples but there are many different ways it could be incorporated depending on the a...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 08:26:52 PST
Sugru Electronics Style Bracelet makerspace_burch Hi guys! This is one of our projects from 'Sugru Build Night'. It's very simple and cheap so anyone can build it. Here is what you need: 1.) One Sugru pack (you choose your favorite color) 2.) Electronic components, ie. some resistors, capacitors, Integrated Circuits and so on. (You can also use so...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:44:42 PDT
Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want
Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jeff Haas Every Halloween, inexpensive talking skulls are available as decorations. They look good, but they have a tiny speaker inside them, making them hard to understand. And they only say a few pre-programmed things. What if you could hack one so that you could make it say anything you want? And have ...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:16:13 PDT
The Pocket-Sized Fun Intruder Alarm bird123457 I hope you like this project! If you have any questions please feel free to leave them below.
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Wed, 22 May 2013 14:01:32 PDT
Geeky PCB Earrings number8wire It's very simple to make.  I re-purposed an old mini PCI card from a broken laptop.  Very conveniently it had holes in two corners. I cut it in half with a dremel, sanded the cut edge smooth and added the ear hooks.  Viola!
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:21:54 PDT
YM - DC motor abugslife99 I run a young makers club for children. For one of our get togethers I was inspired by this youtube movie on how to create a DC motor out of copper enameled wire, a battery, some magnets from the refrigerator and duct tape (of course).  I wanted to share as it was a great little project.
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:17:07 PST
Hoodie Lamp (LEDs and wearable electronics)
Hoodie Lamp (LEDs and wearable electronics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mpinner Here is a technique for attaching and wiring LEDs on the hood of a sweatshirt. Goals: - fun - modular enough to reuse parts, ease troubleshooting, and washing - bright enough to obscure my identity (cop flashlight effect) - robust enough for active wear in the desert/camping/warehouse. - opt...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:42:27 PST
Speaker Wire Sculptures
Speaker Wire Sculptures - More DIY How To Projects]]> AlexV Styx INTRODUCTION       Hello, everybody. I am member of Instructables for few years now, but this is my very first instructable. I'm posting it so it can be entered in the UP! Contest and if you like it, give it a vote       My instructable is about wire sculptures made out of speaker cable. Also I in...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:27:37 PST
DIY Sphero Thanksgiving Costumes and Display gosphero This Thanksgiving, Sphero is thankful for the numerous bacon recipes and specialty desserts that the Orbotix team will most definitely create for this hardworking appcessory. He is also thankful for his ballin' fans around the world who have rolled by his side as well as the new ones who are just ca...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:18:09 PST
DIY Sphero Holiday Ornaments and Wreaths
DIY Sphero Holiday Ornaments and Wreaths - More DIY How To Projects]]> gosphero Ornaments are balls. Sphero's a ball. Obviously, Sphero ornaments were meant to be. Whether robotic or not, this holiday season we'd like every ball to remind us of our favorite appcessory, Sphero. That's why we've provided you with an Instructable for creating your own holiday ornaments. For an add...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:49:04 PST
DIY Sphero Halloween Costumes
DIY Sphero Halloween Costumes - More DIY How To Projects]]> gosphero With Sphero's mixed-reality gaming experience, the possibilities for play are endless. But who knew how much he loved participating in Halloween festivities? Since Sphero is one of our best robotic buds, we created a few costumes to wear on one of his favorite holidays this year. To dress up your Sp...
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Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:22:19 PDT
Make STEM Fun With UV LEDs
Make STEM Fun With UV LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> biochemtronics Everyone from from the youngest child to the oldest senior citizen is fascinated by black lights. The same UV light most people associate with the 1960s and 70s hippy scene is also one of the most versatile and fun scientific tools available today. What child or adult wouldn't enjoy exploring their ...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:41:21 PST
Operation Valentine: A Game, a Gift, a Lesson in Electric Circuits
Operation Valentine: A Game, a Gift, a Lesson in Electric Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> mathiemom Who said learning couldn’t be fun?  With “Operation Valentine,” a class can apply what they have learned about electric circuits and connections and end up creating a project that is sure to be a hit at home.  This project not only is a great classroom project for the student building it, but the fi...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 10:37:02 PST
Wire Zipper Slider Handle!
Wire Zipper Slider Handle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> alpe_97 Have you ever had a zipper without the slide on it? It is just very hard to unzip and zip up the zipper. So here is a very cheap replacement that electronic hobbyists will like. It involves a telephone clip that connects two wires together when you insert two wires and push the button down. ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:18:55 PST
A Wire Maze With an Electronics Twist
A Wire Maze With an Electronics Twist - More DIY How To Projects]]> stumitch Here is a SIMPLE and really FUN electronics project you can make at home. You don't need to make a printed circuit board which makes everything a whole lot easier! I'm sure you've played the "Wire Maze game"...(also called "Sammy the Snake" by shop teachers in our district... ) You thread a wire lo...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:59:47 PST
Component hard case
Component hard case - More DIY How To Projects]]> joerice01 This Is a very simple and practical project I put together after working on my projects at Uni. My problem was that travelling to and from school my components would usually be kept in a zip-lock back and then placed in my bag where they would get squashed and bent (IC's in particular due to the fra...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:00:08 PDT
How To Re-Build or BUILD A Silly-Strobe Bracelet! w/On-OFF Switches!
How To Re-Build or BUILD A Silly-Strobe Bracelet! w/On-OFF Switches! - More DIY How To Projects]]> HarmonicLight ---Required Materials--- From Scratch: 5mm Strobe LED (from Raver Gloves, Ordered online in bulk from alibaba (20 cents each) OR Use Regular old solid LEDS. Electrical Tape CR coin battery (CR2032 Lasts the longest, 2x CR2016's Are BRIGHTER but dont last nearly as long) Some kind of sticker or somet...
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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 04:47:52 PDT
Radio Rack roxy1022 Radio Rack by Roxanne Roach Do you love to listen to the radio while you cook or bake?  If you have an old receiver and turntable laying around and don't use it to listen to vinyl anymore, I have a great idea for you!  I found an old am/fm receiver and 8 track player with speakers at a garage sale ...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:31:40 PDT
Electronics Wipes
Electronics Wipes - More DIY How To Projects]]> TrueParadox I've seen now that you can buy little packs of LCD Monitor and Electronics wipes at the grocery store for anywhere from $4-$7 (USD). I'm somewhat frugal and if I can make something at home that works as well or better, you can bet that's just what I'll do. For years I've been using Vinegar and Water...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:58:52 PDT
Geek Mom scoochmaroo Geek Mom is a collection of fun projects for the tech-savvy parent.  Whether you're looking for a new way to connect with your precocious progeny or for a project to entertain your inner geek, we've got you covered.  From portal cakes (not a lie!), to geek bling, to everyone's favorite: LED throwies...
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:23:51 PST
LED-lit Tron v2.0 suit
LED-lit Tron v2.0 suit - More DIY How To Projects]]> sheetmetalalchemist Costumes rule. Glowing costumes rule even more. To make the king of glowy costumes - you gotta look just one place...inside your computer :). By following this instructable, you'll have the knowledge and ability to make an LED lit garment that looks just like the ones in the new Tron flick. My goal...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:24:01 PST
Tripod Mount for Digital Projector
Tripod Mount for Digital Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> minorcatastrophe  Part three of my series on abusing camera tripods is a simple mount for my digital projector. This instructable requires welding, and, potentially a lathe if you make the same mistakes I did. It's probably a good idea to use a heavy duty tripod for this project because this is adding about ten poun...
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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:10:00 PDT
Junk Art
Junk Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> ANDY! If you have random electonic components that you have lying aroung and have nothing to do with them, you could make art! Then you won't have to throw them out! And it's really easy too! Cost: $1. All parts salvaged. This is a basic idea of what you might need: -electronics and other components -glu...

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Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:56:20 PST
Stroke Sensor
Stroke Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Plusea This sensor takes some time to make. Repeatedly threading, stitching and cutting thread. But the result is quite effective and you can vary the design of the sensor in order to detect different kinds of stroke. See illustration for variations in stroke sensor design. Various techniques could be app...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:21:12 PST
Toy mashup: Darth Vader says meow! mskogly Not the most advanced mod but I liked how our “brave” cat reacted when I tested a meowing Darth Vader on him.This is a first in a series of Mini-DIYs where I will try mashing up parts from different thrift store toys.I'm a newbie at making Instructables so feel free to give advice. Check out my othe...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:45:12 PST
Battle on the High Seas ThawedHead This Halloween, trick-or-treaters were conscripted into service on a pirate ship.  Their mission, which they would avoid at their peril, was to send their enemy's ships to Davey Jones' Locker.  Two kids would compete against each other and try to sink each other's ships.I created a game in th...
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Sun, 8 Nov 2009 20:54:43 PST