Instructables: exploring - play - offbeat - featured Wed, 23 May 2018 12:55:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 Drone Rainbow Drop
Drone Rainbow Drop - More DIY How To Projects]]> CHARLESCRANFORD So Instructables has a rainbow contest and I thought of something cool to do with my drone.....Have it drop a rainbow. Not a real rainbow but one made of ribbons. In this Instructable I will show you how to add one part to your drone to be able to drop a rainbow. I got the kids involved from the ...

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Sat, 12 May 2018 21:24:03 PDT
Custom Dart Board | Laser Engraved Cork Dartboard
Custom Dart Board | Laser Engraved Cork Dartboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> Trotec Laser Canada This week, we're making a dart board out of our 6mm thick Trotec Cork. We're using our Speedy 400 laser engraving machine to create this amazing custom made and unique dartboard. The cork sheets are 36" x 12" in size and come in 4 thicknesses: 0.8mm, 1.5mm, 3mm, 6mm. If you'd like to purchase them p...
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Fri, 11 May 2018 13:17:00 PDT
Secret Book Switch
Secret Book Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer All credit goes to B.Light Design who came up with this inventive secret, hidden book switch. After seeing this on the web I knew I just had to make my own. NOTE - the last image is a GIF but I'm finding that they don't work on Mobile devices. They work fine though on PC's.For ease of making this...
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Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:33:45 PST
Cube Slot Machine
Cube Slot Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> DHagen This Instructable describes a game cube for slots. You don’t have to solve a Rubik’s Cube® (Rubik’s Brand Ltd, now offered by Hasbro Gaming), you only have to mix it up! Step 1: Without looking, randomize the cube. Step 2: Open your eyes and read the cubie on the top edge. Step 3: Follow the blue po...
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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:07:52 PST
Apocalypse Mad Max Super Charger
Apocalypse Mad Max Super Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> FriendOfHumanity I attended a small festival that was Apocalypse themed ( mainly cars ).With not much notice I Mad-Maxed mine up with some mud and a fake supercharger.I liked the charger so much, that now, it is permanently on my car and makes virtually all men stare at it , as I go past with either slack jawed conf...
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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:45:09 PST
Easy Cube Puzzles
Easy Cube Puzzles - More DIY How To Projects]]> DHagen Rubik’s Cubes® (Rubik’s Brand Ltd, now offered by Hasbro Gaming) are great fun to fiddle with, however 0.1% of people never solve them. (Did I mention that 85% of all statistics are made up on the spot?) Cube puzzles don’t need to be so difficult! Even kids can find satisfaction in solving easier cu...
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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:57:43 PST
How to Make Custom Paper Fidget Spinner Without Bearings
How to Make Custom Paper Fidget Spinner Without Bearings - More DIY How To Projects]]> ROBO HUB Hello in This instructable i made fidget spinner using Paper without bearings,it is very easy to make and you can easily find materials to make this at home(Sheet of Paper,Glue,Scissors,Compass,Ruler,Toothpic),it is a fun Project give it a Try!Don't Forget To Share This Awesome and Easy Idea With Yo...

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Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:12:53 PST
A Different Way to Blow Up a Balloon
A Different Way to Blow Up a Balloon - More DIY How To Projects]]> KMonsma Baking soda + vinegar. This well known reaction that is so enjoyed by kids and kids at heart, can be used to teach several basic science concepts. Not just a cool science trick, this Instructable will walk you through how to set up a science lesson to explore several concepts. The takeaway of this e...
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Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:56:17 PST
The Extra Dimensional Experience
The Extra Dimensional Experience - More DIY How To Projects]]> djmunsettled This past Halloween I hijacked the “Haunted House” that someone suggest that we do at the library and turned it into a science-fiction themed interactive adventure.Right after performing it I explained the concept to a friend via Yahoo IM. I joking said I would just repost the conversation as my Ins...
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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:23:10 PST
Air Powered Spud CANNON
Air Powered Spud CANNON - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jake_Makes Ah yes, the mighty potato cannon. Long the pinnacle of ultimate DIYer status (until the DUCT TAPE TIE came along that is), this has been done and redone about a million and and eight tenths times. There are even whole websites and forums ( devoted to sending spuds into the ...
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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:04:41 PDT
Too $hort Cat
Too $hort Cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Donald Bell The Party Animal dancing speaker is a hilarious but awful product. For this project, I’m going to show you how to make it twice as funny and half as crappy by integrating a music player, connecting it to a real speaker and rewiring it for push-button play. I have mine dancing to Too $hort, but you c...
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Sat, 7 Oct 2017 08:09:59 PDT
Sky Sketcher
Sky Sketcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Everyone has seen shapes in clouds, and now you can take your imagination to the next level by sketching new designs directly on top of whatever you see in the sky. Using a clear acrylic sheet as a canvas, anything you want can be sketched using dry erase markers. The acrylic canvas is held above y...
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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:23:14 PDT
Fortune Telling Gypsy in a Box (Low Tech Version)
Fortune Telling Gypsy in a Box (Low Tech Version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> darrenah When I was a young child I was given by some mystic power the instructions to create the Fortune Telling Gypsy in a Box. Ask this Fortune Telling Gypsy anything you want to know and the gypsy will never let you down. The Gypsy in the box will tell you your future and fortune as long as you phrase ...
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 23:08:08 PDT
Cosplay Repair Station
Cosplay Repair Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> YuKonstruct YuKonstruct recently took part in the local comic convention, YukomiCon, and brought a special edition of our popular Repair Cafe: YuKonstruct's Cosplay Repair Station.Inspired by similar costume repair booths at other conventions, the Cosplay Repair Station was a great way to spread a bit of the ma...
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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:40:23 PDT
Gas Propelled Rocket Launcher
Gas Propelled Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer Build your own gas powered rocket launcher with a few off the shelf parts. Some time ago I built a Remote Control Rocket Launcher which used butane fuel as the propellant. It worked really well so I decided to make a hand held version.I’ve use Butane again as the propellant. The gas reservoir and...
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Sun, 27 Aug 2017 22:29:46 PDT
Mazes in an Unfinished Basement or Garage
Mazes in an Unfinished Basement or Garage - More DIY How To Projects]]> luann2425 Three years ago, I persuaded my long-suffering husband to move across town so that we would be nearer our three young grandsons. One of the most exciting features of the new house was an unfinished basement. I had a plan to make this basement an awesome environment for kids, and the most ambitious p...
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:35:19 PDT
Laser X Carry Case
Laser X Carry Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> DiyWaterDog Learn to make a custom Laser X carry case to protect, store, and transport your laser tag game.Make a custom form fitted case for most any item using expanding insulation foam.MACGYVER might even use this same technique to protect some of his electronics! Protect whatever you want easily and on the ...
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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:08:02 PDT
Bowling Ball Bowl
Bowling Ball Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins Almost two years ago I made a series of rings out of bowling balls. Since then, I've had bowling balls taking up space in my garage. This Bowling Ball Bowl was a lot more work than anticipated. From trying to figure out how to cut it in half to the extremely dirty task of hollowing it out, this was ...
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Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:45:26 PDT
Electric Drift Trike
Electric Drift Trike - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer Build your own electric drift trike with an old golf buggy and a few other parts. This project came about after I found 2 electric gold buggies down the tip which I managed to pick up for $5 a piece! The rest is made up from a pedaled trike slider which I also picked up for a fiver at the tip. For...
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Tue, 8 Aug 2017 21:55:28 PDT
Magnetic-Hardware Construction Toy
Magnetic-Hardware Construction Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rochellejacobs I run a Makerspace for a prek-8th grade school in Oakland, CA. I put together this project for the younger kids. By using magnets, they have the opportunity to build robots without having to deal with glue or other adhesives. They get a chance to play around with the different parts and experiment ...
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Thu, 3 Aug 2017 10:02:51 PDT
Kevin From Up
Kevin From Up - More DIY How To Projects]]> ModMischief For our son's second birthday we went with an Up theme because of his love of balloons. I wanted to make a memorable prop for the photo booth so I came up with the idea of building Kevin, the comical giant bird from the movie.The ceilings in our home are too low to fit a full 13-foot-tall bird, so I...
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Sat, 29 Jul 2017 05:54:38 PDT
Mini Lava Lamps
Mini Lava Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> AnnN27 How to make Lava Lamps Supplies oral syringe, water, cups, container w/lid, oil, food coloring, hot glue/epoxy. Oil Fill container 2/3 with oil. Water Add food color to small amount of water. Fill syringe with water. Drops Put syringe into oil release a few drops. Cover Cover the con...
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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:06:59 PDT
Homemade Magnetic Slime
Homemade Magnetic Slime - More DIY How To Projects]]> Not_Tasha There are TONS of slime recipes online. Some great and some not so great. During our summer school program I decided to have some of my kids experiment with different types of slime recipes and ingredients. They all started with a base recipe and then changed it as they tried different things. This ...
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:52:04 PDT
Miniature LED TARDIS Throwaways
Miniature LED TARDIS Throwaways - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian This is an unusually Quick build, only about 30 minutes if you are not watching the paint dry. I call them throwaways since they were created from garbage and will go back to random places to be enjoyed by others. Along with iconic styling, each figure features a flashing beacon and magnetic base. ...
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Wed, 24 May 2017 21:32:09 PDT
How to Make a Fire Devil Stick
How to Make a Fire Devil Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYWEAPONS Hey guys, so today I'll be showing you how to make a fire devil stick. For those of you who don't know, a devil stick is basically a weighted stick that you bounce between, control, spin and throw using two smaller 'control' sticks. If you don't already have experience using devil sticks, I highly r...

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Tue, 16 May 2017 05:01:59 PDT
Wet Sponge Throwing Board
Wet Sponge Throwing Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> Curiosity Craft Centre Hi everyone, thanks for taking time out to visit our first Instructable.We have been fans of this site for a long time and when asked if we could make a “Wet sponge throwing board” for a charity event, my wife and I thought let’s pass on what we learnt along the way and share in the fun of making it...
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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:51:54 PDT
Giant Light Up Marquee Letters
Giant Light Up Marquee Letters - More DIY How To Projects]]> FriendOfHumanity Hello,I was asked, at short notice, to make some glitter-covered 6 foot high letters ,with lights in them, for a Karaoke event.They wanted the lettering in the style of the film " Sing" that recently came out.The nearest font that I could find was Super Clarendon.I have not made anything like this ...
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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:39:51 PDT
The $1 Fidget Spinner
The $1 Fidget Spinner - More DIY How To Projects]]> MidnightQuads I have friends who bought their spinners for $20 or $15. That to me is too much. When I looked closer at my friends' spinners, I saw that they were very simple. Most were 3D printed, but I don't have one yet. Large scale printer coming, though!? I thought that I could make a spinner from barely anyt...
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:59:28 PDT
DIY Slingshot
DIY Slingshot - More DIY How To Projects]]> woodshopcowboy Here’s a project that comes with a liability warning: a child can get hurt, very hurt, using this project. The slingshot is a weapon and should be treated as such. This project is only appropriate for outdoor use, closely supervised by an adult. While young children are more than capable of physi...
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Wed, 1 Mar 2017 04:00:21 PST
Introduction: Pinewood Derby Race Finish Line
Introduction: Pinewood Derby Race Finish Line - More DIY How To Projects]]> djsfantasi Part of many a boy’s youth is a Pinewood Derby. The Pinewood Derby is a racing competition. Cub Scouts and their parents, build their own cars from wood. There is an official kit, with standard wood block (that can be modified according to the Scout’s vision), and plastic wheels with metal axles. Th...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:29:01 PST
Mini Marshmallow Blaster!
Mini Marshmallow Blaster! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Moose_Pardy Ever wanted to blast a mini marshmallow at something, like a tree, an apple, a paper target, that squirrel that keeps tearing up your yard (forget that last one)? Well now is your chance! This is a very simple project that requires only a saw and PVC pipe. The mini marshmallows are soft enough that ...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:26:57 PST
Waves in a Bottle - Relaxing Toy for Kids
Waves in a Bottle - Relaxing Toy for Kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> woodenProjects What ?Very relaxing and easy to make toy - waves in the bottle. What will be needed ?Water & dye (watercolor for example, or food dye)BottleTransparent Oil (baby oil is ok) Making ocean Making ocean is really simple ;-) Just pour the water to the cup, mix it with the paint and then pour mixture t...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:31:48 PST
Disassembling Watches with 3 Common Tools
Disassembling Watches with 3 Common Tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> watchmeflyy Destruction can be beautiful...I've always been fascinated by watches: they may be small devices, but they have all the components to mechanically keep the time without electrical reliance (in the case of mechanical watches, at least). At a recent Mini Maker Faire in the East Bay, I came across Comp...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:41:24 PST
How to make practice poi
How to make practice poi - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYWEAPONS Today I'll be showing you how to make pair of practice poi;Poi have been used in many cultures, (most notably the Maori in New Zealand) as a way of building hand and arm strength and coordination for battle, they were also used by women to improve flexibility for weaving. Today poi come in a huge va...

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Thu, 2 Feb 2017 19:31:41 PST
Super Horn (Person-Powered Truck Horn)
Super Horn (Person-Powered Truck Horn) - More DIY How To Projects]]> wannabemadsci Super HornThis is an easy, inexpensive, loud horn! It only takes a couple of hours to put together and costs about $12 (Less if you don't have to purchase minimum lengths of pipe).If you need a portable super loud horn to cheer your team on, rally the troops or let everyone know you're coming, this...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:13:18 PST
Kitty Farkle, or any form of Custom Farkle: 3D printed Dice Game
Kitty Farkle, or any form of Custom Farkle: 3D printed Dice Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> brianfit My Wife, a lifelong crazy for cats lady, and I were playing Moose Farkle with the neighbors. It's a super simple but super fun game involving 6 dice in which the one pip has been replaced by a Moose. Wife asked for a set for Christmas, knows there's also Penguin Farkle, so asks if there's a Kitteh F...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:35:47 PST
Rainbow Run: A Competitive Learning System
Rainbow Run: A Competitive Learning System - More DIY How To Projects]]> Team404 Rainbow Run was developed to provide an interactive learning system that combined physical and mental activity in a fun and engaging way. The system was designed to encourage participants to be physically active and competitive, while at the same time learning information through repetition. Physica...
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:30:15 PST
How to spread kindness
How to spread kindness - More DIY How To Projects]]> asergeeva In an effort to spread a little more kindness, I created a public art project, called the compliment project, that anyone with access to a printer and tape can participate in. Within a week of starting the project it spread internationally and was featured in The New York Times, ABC News, and San Fr...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:33:23 PST
Mini Blow Darts!!
Mini Blow Darts!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ethik_Mods This is what you will need to make these blowdarts:-straws-smoke filters-lighter-scissors Strip filters Remove the paper from around the filter. Roll and squeeze! Now roll and squeeze the filter into the end of the straw. Trim up Now trim the straw to the desired length. Melt the tip Mel...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 04:29:59 PST
KNOTTY SIDEWALK - More DIY How To Projects]]> alexandraz7 This is knot your average street furniture! Wrapping aroundexisting sidewalk elements Knotty Sidewalk really ties Market Street together! Celebrate the sidewalk! Weave a fabric of delight and exploration!! Unleash the potential of Market Street with KNOTTY SIDEWALK!KNOTTY SIDEWALK! is a kit of part...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:38:33 PST
LED Poi Handles
LED Poi Handles - More DIY How To Projects]]> flowodyssey Liven up your tosses, gunslingers, and general steeze with these comfortable lights for your PomGrip handles. This tutorial covers specifically how to alter Pod Poi loop handles, but the same principles can be used to modify most other poi sets as well.Credit for the wire bracing design (as it was s...
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Sat, 29 Oct 2016 02:49:51 PDT
Giant Flying Jellyfish
Giant Flying Jellyfish - More DIY How To Projects]]> Renard_Bleu I am a bit of a Halloween nut: just look at some of my previous projects. This was an idea that had been bouncing around in my head for several months, and I finally got around to trying it. I can't say that it is a success, because I won't take the risk of flying it around my neighborhood on Hallow...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2016 12:37:27 PDT
50 Star Trek Projects to Celebrate 50 Years wold630 50 Star Trek themed projects to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek. Boldly go... Fascinating... Quilt Along Wooden USS Enterprise Model Mr. Spock Earmuffs - Leonard Nimoy Tribute Communicator Watch Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock Desk Toy Three Dimensional Chess Board Tribble...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:12:21 PDT
Sending a Weather Balloon To 95,000 Feet
Sending a Weather Balloon To 95,000 Feet - More DIY How To Projects]]> trailogy On April 30, 2016 I launched Project BAHAB, a two year project, into Space. The Berwick Academy High Altitude Balloon, it was originally designed to carry 1 camera facing down to recreate the famous Powers of Ten Documentary (link). It ended up merging into sending the Berwick Academy mascot up to s...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:41:08 PDT
Building a Makerspace Parade Float
Building a Makerspace Parade Float - More DIY How To Projects]]> YuKonstruct This year, the Pride and Canada Day parades in Whitehorse were less than a week apart! Our makerspace joined the parades with a float that worked well for both events.The process of planning and making a parade float can seem like a big task so this instructable covers a few tips and tricks to help ...
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Wed, 3 Aug 2016 14:41:49 PDT
Coconut Cracker
Coconut Cracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> Random_Canadian I had inadvertently found a great way to open a coconut, one where the meat falls away from the shell and you do not have to dig it out or cut it apart. Now I'm trying to recreate it in better ways... The evolution of an idea... If you are not interested in the brief story of how thisproject came...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:41:13 PDT
The Inspirator
The Inspirator - More DIY How To Projects]]> Katjarichards Inspiration Creator-INSPIRATOR!Did you ever have one of those weeks where everything you touch turns to crap? We're talking Country Music Bad (i.e. got left at the altar, dog ran away, wrecked my truck, etc). It's been one of those weeks for me, and I needed some inspiration. I tried the usual su...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:45:37 PDT
Fly Harry, FLY
Fly Harry, FLY - More DIY How To Projects]]> inventy Make Harry Potter fly through the sky with your magic wand and play Quiddidch with friends. With this intrucable you'll be making: a launch wand, a flying Harry on a broom, a couple of quaffles, a snitch and three golden game loops. Great to play outside in the park or garden.The game: try to launch...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:45:10 PDT
Modular Mini Golf Course
Modular Mini Golf Course - More DIY How To Projects]]> crreed Looking for a fun game to make for your next big event or party? Something that children and adults can play alike? Looking for something simple to make yet captivating to keep people's attention? Well, look no further. Introducing the Modular Miniature Golf Course!The Modular Mini Golf Course is...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:13:38 PDT
DIY Prosthetic Leg Foam Cover (Cosmesis)
DIY Prosthetic Leg Foam Cover (Cosmesis) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Patrick S A prosthetic covering, known as a cosmesis, is designed to make the prosthetic device more human-like. Unfortunately they can only be ordered by a licensed prosthetist and typically range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Since it's summer and time for some shorts weather, a friend of mine cont...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:04:20 PDT