Instructables: exploring - play - offbeat - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:52:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Marble Machines board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Marble-Machines-board/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:42:54 PDT
A Wand for Harry Potter - Magic http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Wand-for-Harry-Potter-Magic/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:57:33 PDT
Make a Meat Sculpture from a Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Meat-Sculpture-from-a-Mold/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:59:45 PDT
Make a Scribbling Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Scribbling-Machine/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:08:11 PDT
Make a torus out of PVC tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-torus-out-of-PVC-tubing/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:39:21 PDT
How to make a bow and arrow--10 Steps Only http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bow-and-arrow-Step-by-step/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:34:00 PDT
Geocache Mushroom http://www.instructables.com/id/Geocache-Mushroom/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:35:17 PDT
High Powered PVC Air Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Powered-PVC-Air-Gun/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:12:29 PST
VHS Tape Secret Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/VHS-Tape-Secret-Compartment/
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:07:49 PST
Hidden compartment in a coin (with stuff you already have!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-compartment-in-a-coin/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 11:33:09 PST
Custom Rifle Case from Violin Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Rifle-Case-from-Violin-Case/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:28:51 PST
False Bottom Secret Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/False-Bottom-Secret-Compartment/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 15:36:47 PST
Hidden Drawer Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Drawer-Compartment/
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:37:35 PST
Pocket-sized Multicolored Flamethrowers and Sorcerer Staff http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Multicolored-Flamethrowers-Easy-Refil/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 20:17:20 PST
Distraction Deflection Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Distraction-Deflection-Device/
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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:53:16 PDT
DIY spray paint http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-spray-paint-1/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:07:20 PDT
Spam Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Spam-Alarm-Clock/
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 17:23:05 PDT
Star Wars X-34 Landspeeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Landspeeder-X-34/
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Thu, 5 Sep 2013 20:58:38 PDT
Make Your Own Flea Circus http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Flea-Circus/
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:18:39 PDT
Messtival: Very Messy Games http://www.instructables.com/id/Messtival-Very-Messy-Games/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 04:41:58 PDT
Tribble Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Tribble-Calculator/
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:51:40 PDT
Marshmallow Revolver & Speedloader http://www.instructables.com/id/Marshmallow-Revolver-Speedloader/
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:00:13 PDT
Ask an Engineer Powerpuff Girls Style Puppets http://www.instructables.com/id/Ask-an-Engineer-Powerpuff-Girls-Style-Puppets/
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Sun, 19 May 2013 19:24:40 PDT
Gundriver- An Electric Screwdriver Inside a Toy Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Gundriver-An-Electric-Screwdriver-Inside-a-Toy-Gu/
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:15:17 PDT
Letterboxing: The Secret Scavenger Hunt Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Letterboxing-The-Secret-Scavenger-Hunt-Game/
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:11:12 PDT
abraham lincoln head mold http://www.instructables.com/id/abraham-lincoln-head-mold/
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:20:43 PDT
Mouse Mouse! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Mouse!/
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Fri, 27 Apr 2007 09:14:50 PDT
Building Audrey II Phase 4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Audrey-II-Phase-IV/
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:23:35 PDT
Building Audrey II Bud Soft Sculptures http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Audrey-II-Bud-Soft-Sculptures/
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:47:39 PDT
Plush Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Plush-Dice/
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:27:45 PDT
DIY Archery http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Archery/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/E0T0/GKQ3D9N0/F87E0T0GKQ3D9N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/E0T0/GKQ3D9N0/F87E0T0GKQ3D9N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/E0T0/GKQ3D9N0/F87E0T0GKQ3D9N0.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo "DIY Archery" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 17 different archery projects. Learn how to make a variety of arrowheads, arrows, quivers, bows and more! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by archery enthusiasts, and contain pictures for each step so you can eas...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 14:06:13 PST
Music Festival Group / Sign Pole http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Festival-Group-Sign-Pole/
Music Festival Group / Sign Pole - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/QZJH/HCJO6NID/F1IQZJHHCJO6NID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/QZJH/HCJO6NID/F1IQZJHHCJO6NID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/QZJH/HCJO6NID/F1IQZJHHCJO6NID.SMALL.jpg silence04 For Bonnaroo 2012 I went with a large group of people (20+). We decided to make a decorative pole to help our group find each other. The artist SBTRKT was playing that year, so we made a larger version of his mask that lights up. The project was a success, my group could easily find each other and ...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:17:50 PST
Dinosaur for your swing set! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-for-your-swing-set/
Dinosaur for your swing set! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/WEGJ/HCV99JZL/FBJWEGJHCV99JZL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/WEGJ/HCV99JZL/FBJWEGJHCV99JZL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/WEGJ/HCV99JZL/FBJWEGJHCV99JZL.SMALL.jpg Angus Murdoch I wanted to replace a bench swing that had broken on my girl's swing set. The set itself is fine and all, but nothing to write home about. The bench was broken beyond repair and needed a complete overhaul. I felt like I could do something a little better than what was originally in place so I said h...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:56:02 PST
10 Fun Things To Do With Your Microwave http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Fun-Things-To-Do-With-Your-Microwave/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/1D3M/GHDS6OK4/FSQ1D3MGHDS6OK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/1D3M/GHDS6OK4/FSQ1D3MGHDS6OK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/1D3M/GHDS6OK4/FSQ1D3MGHDS6OK4.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Find uses for your microwave you never knew existed with this fun collection from Instructables.com. Don't sell your microwave short! Whether you are conducting science experiments or making gifts, you will unleash your microwave's true potential with these creative and unconventional projects. In...
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:41:25 PST
Best of Play 2012 http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-of-Play-2012/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/9494/HAQ2UR6U/FW99494HAQ2UR6U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/9494/HAQ2UR6U/FW99494HAQ2UR6U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/9494/HAQ2UR6U/FW99494HAQ2UR6U.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Epic costumes, DIY instruments, and amazing K'NEX  &LEGO creations;  It was a great year for Play. I am happy to report that our LEGO community has grown considerably over the year and we now have a very comprehensive tutorial database to make everything from LEGO travel chess sets to LEGO Porta...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:12:45 PST
Cascade Failure Triggered Double Burst Disk Pneumatic Airgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Cascade-Failure-Triggered-Double-Burst-Disk-Pneuma/
Cascade Failure Triggered Double Burst Disk Pneumatic Airgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/VO61/HAQ30FC9/F9SVO61HAQ30FC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/VO61/HAQ30FC9/F9SVO61HAQ30FC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/VO61/HAQ30FC9/F9SVO61HAQ30FC9.SMALL.jpg Kaiven Phew! That's a mouthful of a name. It's been far too long since I've posted an Instructable. But rather than list a bunch of excuses, let's get started on today's project. My latest airgun build follows a design called a cascade failure double burst disk system.  This is the most powerful and effici...
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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:08:40 PST
Portable Mini Disc Golf Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Mini-Disc-Golf-Basket/
Portable Mini Disc Golf Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/IL64/HAQ2ZE07/FQ4IL64HAQ2ZE07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/IL64/HAQ2ZE07/FQ4IL64HAQ2ZE07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ4/IL64/HAQ2ZE07/FQ4IL64HAQ2ZE07.SMALL.jpg kschroeter This cheap portable disc golf basket is great for any living room, dorm or office. Fun and addicting to play with, and easy to store when you need to your space to look sharp.  Materials For Base For the base you will need.... - About 4 ft. of 1/2" PVC pipe - (x4) End caps 1/2" PVC - (x3) Three ...
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:49:28 PST
Launch supersonic spuds with a PVC Air Cannon! http://www.instructables.com/id/Launch-supersonic-spuds-with-a-PVC-Air-Cannon/
Launch supersonic spuds with a PVC Air Cannon! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/5JBQ/HAUNN48T/FNR5JBQHAUNN48T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/5JBQ/HAUNN48T/FNR5JBQHAUNN48T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/5JBQ/HAUNN48T/FNR5JBQHAUNN48T.SMALL.jpg techwhisperer Have you ever felt a desire to launch a potato into the sky at a high speed? Or maybe on the colder side, be a one man army in every snowball war with a pneumatic snowball launcher? Yes? No? Maybe? Well, in this tutorial I am going to show you how to do just that, with your very own air cannon! Befo...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:42:19 PST
Fun with Water Balloons http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-with-Water-Balloons/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/2VGA/GMNR91Y9/FL42VGAGMNR91Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/2VGA/GMNR91Y9/FL42VGAGMNR91Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/2VGA/GMNR91Y9/FL42VGAGMNR91Y9.SMALL.jpg zazenergy "Fun with Water Balloons" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 10 different projects to bring out the kid inside you. Build a water balloon catapult, an illuminated ice light, a balloon gun and much more! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:38:52 PDT
Teddy parachute jump apparatus (parafauna) http://www.instructables.com/id/Teddy-parachute-jump-apparatus-parafauna/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ZR69/H703O5V0/F67ZR69H703O5V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ZR69/H703O5V0/F67ZR69H703O5V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/ZR69/H703O5V0/F67ZR69H703O5V0.SMALL.jpg ynze Let your teddy safely do a parachute jump! Inspired on the fantastic idea of "parafauna", we made an apparatus to transport teddies, attached to a parachute, to an altitude of about 7 meters. Once up, the teddies are released and float to the ground, landing safely thanks to their parachute. Why? B...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 11:09:23 PDT
How to make the best Beer Pong Table on campus http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-the-best-Beer-Pong-Table-on-campus/
How to make the best Beer Pong Table on campus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/XLZB/H7430ZEK/FSYXLZBH7430ZEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/XLZB/H7430ZEK/FSYXLZBH7430ZEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/XLZB/H7430ZEK/FSYXLZBH7430ZEK.SMALL.jpg crreed Are you tired of playing beer pong on lame fold up tables?  Or maybe tired of taking your friends door off the hinges every time you want to play?  Ever wonder how they build all the cool beer pong tables online with automatic ball washers and custom lights. Well look no further. Today, on behal...
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:42:59 PDT
Puppet Climbing Chalk Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Puppet-Climbing-Chalk-Bag/
Puppet Climbing Chalk Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/6MON/H7W4ST5P/FPV6MONH7W4ST5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/6MON/H7W4ST5P/FPV6MONH7W4ST5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPV/6MON/H7W4ST5P/FPV6MONH7W4ST5P.SMALL.jpg kschroeter Chalk bags are how you show your personality at the gym or local bouldering area. Make sure everyone and their brother knows you're a boss with this DIY chalk bag!  Materials To make your chalk bag you'll need your favorite puppet or golf club head cover and a bunch of felty material. The materia...
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Sat, 6 Oct 2012 16:30:42 PDT
Instructables eBuild Day - August 2012 http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-eBuild-Day-August-2012/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/EJQZ/H7432GWD/FH3EJQZH7432GWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/EJQZ/H7432GWD/FH3EJQZH7432GWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/EJQZ/H7432GWD/FH3EJQZH7432GWD.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus On the last Friday of every month we here at the Instructables Lab host a build day, a day we all openly work on projects and share our progress with others. Build days are a great way to get guidance on a particularly stubborn portion of your build or get inspiration for your next project. We rece...
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Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:07:05 PDT
Unpublishedables - Volume 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Unpublishedables-Volume-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/FPRL/GOJSVUJW/FBMFPRLGOJSVUJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/FPRL/GOJSVUJW/FBMFPRLGOJSVUJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/FPRL/GOJSVUJW/FBMFPRLGOJSVUJW.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Creating is messy business. As I approach 100 published projects on Instructables I feel the need to clear my workbench, push the clutter away and have fresh eyes for new projects. Unpublishedables is a look back at project beginnings, half-baked ideas, and stories behind some of my published w...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 02:09:53 PDT
R2D2 Beverage Dispenser! http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Beverage-Machine/
R2D2 Beverage Dispenser! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/Q5NU/H5TVAQDE/FVPQ5NUH5TVAQDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/Q5NU/H5TVAQDE/FVPQ5NUH5TVAQDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/Q5NU/H5TVAQDE/FVPQ5NUH5TVAQDE.SMALL.jpg sadR2D2 The R2D2 beverage dispenser Our motivation for this project came from our group’s communal love for arguably the best series known to mankind, Star Wars.  When we first brainstormed the idea, we didn’t know what we wanted to do, we just knew that it would have a Star Wars theme somehow incorporated...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:12:01 PDT
Simple Polymorph Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Polymorph-Hand/
Simple Polymorph Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/FQPG/H5TUC4J7/FEQFQPGH5TUC4J7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/FQPG/H5TUC4J7/FEQFQPGH5TUC4J7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/FQPG/H5TUC4J7/FEQFQPGH5TUC4J7.SMALL.jpg jgattas This is a simple little project I completed as an introduction to using Polymorph plastic. The finished hand makes a neat little paper weight / decoration / phone holder. Total materials should cost less than $10 and it should only take a couple of hours to build. Materials: - 500 gram bag of Polym...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:13:04 PDT
Animated Death Star Hat: Welcome to the Dork Side http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-Death-Star-Hat-Welcome-to-the-Dork-Side/
Animated Death Star Hat: Welcome to the Dork Side - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/RM8V/H5F2ZP9D/F15RM8VH5F2ZP9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/RM8V/H5F2ZP9D/F15RM8VH5F2ZP9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/RM8V/H5F2ZP9D/F15RM8VH5F2ZP9D.SMALL.jpg lewisb42 As it is most years, I procrastinated and didn't put a "real" costume together for Dragon*Con this year.  But I did have this crazy idea for a hat, so....BEHOLD!!!  The power to DESTROY A PLANET!  ON MY HEAD! Materials and Tools Materials Large plastic mixing bowl.  Mine is about 13 inc...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:47:06 PDT
Turning a twitter avatar into a real-life custom figure http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-twitter-avatar-into-a-real-life-custom-f/
Turning a twitter avatar into a real-life custom figure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/8KLF/H5ENQ4YW/F5D8KLFH5ENQ4YW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/8KLF/H5ENQ4YW/F5D8KLFH5ENQ4YW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/8KLF/H5ENQ4YW/F5D8KLFH5ENQ4YW.SMALL.jpg rosemarybeetle For anyone who has an avatar they use online, this is one way you can turn it into a 3-d model, to show off round the house or wherever. This method is old-school modelling, not 3-d printing, so assumes a degree of sculpting ability, but it is a simple method that requires no expensive kit and ...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:02:42 PDT
The Ping Pong Ball Mauler http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ping-Pong-Mauler/
The Ping Pong Ball Mauler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/QNM1/H4VQNWNV/FRMQNM1H4VQNWNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/QNM1/H4VQNWNV/FRMQNM1H4VQNWNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/QNM1/H4VQNWNV/FRMQNM1H4VQNWNV.SMALL.jpg crreed Today, I have the great pleasure of introducing to you the Ping Pong Ball Mauler, the only fully automatic, large capacity, ping pong ball launcher.  This is the first do it yourself project I have undertaken with my new company, Outsmarting Technologies LLC .  Please visit the website to see o...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:02:36 PDT
Featured Author: seamster http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-seamster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/2L35/H461L6SV/FKB2L35H461L6SV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/2L35/H461L6SV/FKB2L35H461L6SV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/2L35/H461L6SV/FKB2L35H461L6SV.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink   Sam Elder, known around the site as seamster, has an amazing portfolio of instructables! He's a front runner when it comes to contests, and his costumes and rockets are always impressive and creative. This might be the hardest time I've had picking ten of my favorite instructabless - they're...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:37:09 PDT