Instructables: exploring - play - offbeat - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:48:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Zombie Geocache http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Geocache/
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 03:50:38 PST
Geocache Hacks: Beauty Shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Geocache-Hacks-Beauty-Shop/
Geocache Hacks: Beauty Shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/KTK4/IKCV3W1D/FOWKTK4IKCV3W1D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/KTK4/IKCV3W1D/FOWKTK4IKCV3W1D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/KTK4/IKCV3W1D/FOWKTK4IKCV3W1D.SMALL.jpg Kd Franson If you're into scavenger hunts, treasure maps, venturing off your daily beaten path, and feminism, this instructable is for you! Here you will learn how to hack old makeup containers to be repurposed for geocaching. The concept behind choosing makeup containers is to not only salvage perfectly good ...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 20:02:38 PST
Tentacle Launchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Tentacle-Launchpad/
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:54:45 PST
How to Change the Oil in your RC Car's Shocks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-the-Oil-in-Your-RC-Cars-Shocks/
How to Change the Oil in your RC Car's Shocks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/C79I/IK7C72ZG/FL9C79IIK7C72ZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/C79I/IK7C72ZG/FL9C79IIK7C72ZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/C79I/IK7C72ZG/FL9C79IIK7C72ZG.SMALL.jpg OrangaCHANG The suspension on your RC Car is one of the most important parts. With proper care and maintenance, you should rarely ever need to replace a shock. Here I will show you how to properly change the oil in your RC Investment. Materials! The list is pretty simple for this task. Hex Bits (Whichever yo...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:23:00 PST
How to make a slot car drift http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Slot-Car-Drift-1/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:24:39 PST
How to Make a Match Circle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Match-Circle/
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 13:23:05 PST
15 Pocket-Sized Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/15-Pocket-Sized-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/HLGQ/IJQ0CHLR/FTZHLGQIJQ0CHLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/HLGQ/IJQ0CHLR/FTZHLGQIJQ0CHLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/HLGQ/IJQ0CHLR/FTZHLGQIJQ0CHLR.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx No matter the size of your workbench, everyone has room to make a small-sized project. In fact when the weather is bad, you don't really want to be working on something massive.Here are 15 projects that'll get you DIY daydreaming about all the big things that are possible when you make small project...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:48:20 PST
Log-Only Micro Geocache http://www.instructables.com/id/Log-Only-Micro-Geocache/
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:52:12 PST
Fifth Element Stones http://www.instructables.com/id/Fifth-Element-Stones/
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:16:09 PST
Extreme Buzz Wire Game With STUN GUN! http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Buzz-Wire-Game-With-STUN-GUN/
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Mon, 4 Jan 2016 08:23:31 PST
Cigarette Rolling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigarette-Rolling-Machine-1/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:09:31 PST
Bruggen Keva Kapla Citiblocks style building planks http://www.instructables.com/id/Bruggen-Style-Building-Planks/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 16:19:03 PST
Bionic Louise Belcher And Firefox for the rest of us! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bionic-Louise-Belcher-for-the-rest-of-us/
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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 13:22:21 PST
Goldfish in a Light Globe http://www.instructables.com/id/Goldfish-in-a-Light-Globe/
Goldfish in a Light Globe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/UG9K/IGY25ZU9/FN5UG9KIGY25ZU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/UG9K/IGY25ZU9/FN5UG9KIGY25ZU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/UG9K/IGY25ZU9/FN5UG9KIGY25ZU9.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer If your one of those people who have problems keeping a goldfish alive – I have the perfect solution for you. This project came about after seeing an image on the web of a goldfish inside a light bulb. I have no idea what I was searching for but the image was striking and I wanted to try and captur...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:37:33 PST
Superman in a Light Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Superman-in-a-Light-Bulb/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:02:17 PST
WTF Sticking Out of Trunk Redux http://www.instructables.com/id/WTF-Sticking-Out-of-Trunk-Redux/
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Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:31:38 PDT
Star Wars Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/EDMD/II6BZIUS/FOIEDMDII6BZIUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/EDMD/II6BZIUS/FOIEDMDII6BZIUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/EDMD/II6BZIUS/FOIEDMDII6BZIUS.SMALL.jpg Sam DeRose Does this even need an explanation? Who doesn't love Star Wars! Check out these awesome Star Wars projects, props, costumes, and other whacky things. R2-A4 Star Wars Inspired Papercraft BB-8 Heels Easy $5 Lightsabers Star Wars Han Solo and Princess Leia love! Star Wars themed Wedd...
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 14:48:41 PST
Top 50 Beer Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-50-Beer-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/5HW5/IEOP4N3A/FGL5HW5IEOP4N3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/5HW5/IEOP4N3A/FGL5HW5IEOP4N3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/5HW5/IEOP4N3A/FGL5HW5IEOP4N3A.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx "Once it hits your lips, it's so good!"—Frank the Tank, Old SchoolLove beer? Love DIY? This collection should have something for you. From beer bottle locks to Halloween costumes, to delicious recipes that incorporate beer, I found the coolest beer-related projects on Instructables and put them all...
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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:07:54 PDT
Comic book preservation 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Comic-book-preservation-101/
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:34:20 PDT
DIY Game Booth for Circus Themed Wedding or Party! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Game-Booth-for-Circus-Themed-Wedding-or-Party/
DIY Game Booth for Circus Themed Wedding or Party! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/EUF4/IEFZWGNQ/FQTEUF4IEFZWGNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/EUF4/IEFZWGNQ/FQTEUF4IEFZWGNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/EUF4/IEFZWGNQ/FQTEUF4IEFZWGNQ.SMALL.jpg LuLuMcEagan Create a fun and eye catching circus game booth and/or lemonade and popcorn stand out of scrap slab wood and other up-cycled items! Gather Tools, Slab Wood and Other Materials Start with a free or cheap load of slab wood from a local mill. Gather up your chainsaw or hand saws, your screw gun and...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:39:52 PDT
Remote Controlled Confetti Cannon http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Confetti-Cannon/
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 03:55:17 PDT
Bathroom Windshield Wiper http://www.instructables.com/id/Bathroom-Windshield-Wiper/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:51:17 PDT
How to Make a Maker Festival http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Maker-Festival/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:07:35 PDT
Solo Ping Pong http://www.instructables.com/id/Solo-Ping-Pong/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:45:59 PDT
Ease The Pain Of A Child Who Has Cancer 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Ease-The-Pain-Of-A-Child-Who-Has-Cancer-2/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:43:01 PDT
Zombie Defense Multi-tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Defense-Multi-tool/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 21:17:25 PDT
How to Host an Instructables Build Night http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Host-an-Instructables-Build-Night/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:19:33 PDT
Cacophones- a Monstrous Mechanical Mashup http://www.instructables.com/id/Cacophones-a-Monstrous-Mechanical-Mashup/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 01:18:58 PDT
How to Make Goop! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Goop/
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:02:47 PST
Counterweight Hanging Hammocks http://www.instructables.com/id/Counterweight-Hanging-Hammocks/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:49:27 PDT
Faux Bamboo Trophy Antlers http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Bamboo-Trophy-Antlers/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:01:51 PDT
Crossbow Pistol http://www.instructables.com/id/Crossbow-Pistol/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:19:19 PDT
International Travel with only a Carry-On (and other tips) http://www.instructables.com/id/International-Travel-with-only-a-Carry-On-and-othe/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:44:05 PDT
Swiss Army Barbie http://www.instructables.com/id/Swiss-Army-Barbie/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:50:54 PDT
Terminator Foot Nut Cracker (revised) http://www.instructables.com/id/Terminator-Nut-Cracker/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:52:00 PDT
Make a Magnetic Bolt Geocache http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Magnetic-Bolt-Geocache/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:50:33 PDT
His and Hers Toothpaste http://www.instructables.com/id/His-and-Hers-Toothpaste/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:17:02 PDT
Instant Axe aka Cell Phone Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Axe/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:35:56 PDT
Instructables THE GAME http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-THE-GAME/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:26:20 PDT
Giant Bubble Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Bubble-Machine/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:02:22 PDT
Messtival Games http://www.instructables.com/id/Messtival-Games/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:59:35 PDT
31 Unusual Uses For Coconuts http://www.instructables.com/id/31-Unusual-Uses-For-Coconuts/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:08:18 PDT
Nuka-Cola Ring Toss http://www.instructables.com/id/Nuka-Cola-Ring-Toss/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 23:52:00 PDT
Space invaders marble run school fete game (and maths fun) http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-invaders-marble-run-school-fete-game-and-mat/
Space invaders marble run school fete game (and maths fun) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/BBU5/IATHPQJK/FEFBBU5IATHPQJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/BBU5/IATHPQJK/FEFBBU5IATHPQJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/BBU5/IATHPQJK/FEFBBU5IATHPQJK.SMALL.jpg anandaboffin This is a game we made for the school fete, using a recycled cardboard palette, drinks bottle tops, some party ice cream cups, spare card and lots of hot glue. The idea is like bagatelle (or pinball but without the flippers); you drop a marble at the top and its bounces down the obstacles to land in...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 07:28:10 PDT
InstaMorph Magnetic Musical Marble Run http://www.instructables.com/id/InstaMorph-Magnetic-Musical-Marble-Run/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 17:46:31 PDT
Secret Can Hiding Place http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Can-Hiding-Place/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 17:58:57 PDT
How NOT to Build an Airplane http://www.instructables.com/id/How-NOT-to-Build-an-Airplane/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 20:15:09 PDT
Hardware Store Bullwhip http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardware-Store-Bullwhip/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 18:36:02 PDT
Make a Puppet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Puppet-1/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:09:09 PDT
Taxidermy Moustache http://www.instructables.com/id/Taxidermy-Moustache/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:22:40 PDT