Instructables: exploring - play - offbeat - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:45:42 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Cthulhu http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cthulhu/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/3W33/I4UNU80L/F6W3W33I4UNU80L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/3W33/I4UNU80L/F6W3W33I4UNU80L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/3W33/I4UNU80L/F6W3W33I4UNU80L.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx Feeling crafty and fond of Cthulhu? Here is some DIY Cthulhu inspiration."If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotes...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:16:59 PST
Aromatherapy Fart: Laughter is the Best Medicine http://www.instructables.com/id/Aromatherapy-Fart-Laughter-is-the-Best-Medicine/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:35:25 PST
Ikea Chair Sled http://www.instructables.com/id/Ikea-Chair-Sled/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:11:50 PST
DIY SkyMall Zines http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SkyMall-Zines/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:23:38 PST
Homemade Paddle, or, How to Make an Impression http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Paddle-or-How-to-Make-an-Impression/
Homemade Paddle, or, How to Make an Impression - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/0UVU/I63EYA1N/FHS0UVUI63EYA1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/0UVU/I63EYA1N/FHS0UVUI63EYA1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/0UVU/I63EYA1N/FHS0UVUI63EYA1N.SMALL.jpg theskashow So here it is, the night before Valentine's Day, and I've realized I have yet to actually buy my wife anything. Thank goodness for a well-stocked workshop. Plus, she's used to me spending all evening in the garage, so she probably won't notice if I sneak away to cobble something together. Fair warni...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:56:51 PST
unusual uses for condoms http://www.instructables.com/id/unusual-uses-for-condoms/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:14:35 PST
Pirate Ship Playhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Pirate-Ship-Playhouse-1/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:30:31 PST
Bottle Vault http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Vault/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:08:52 PST
Shaving Can Safe (that still shoots foam!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Shaving-Can-Safe-that-still-shoots-foam/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:30:16 PST
Potted Plant Secret Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Potted-Plant-Secret-Compartment/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:31:26 PST
Hot Wire Ice Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Wire-Ice-Cutter/
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:18:12 PST
Coconut Mouse Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Coconut-Mouse-Trap/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 07:44:04 PST
Dancing Baby Groot http://www.instructables.com/id/Dancing-Baby-Groot/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:58:00 PST
Emergency Whiskey Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Whiskey-Kit/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:20:39 PST
DIY Altoids Infinity Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Altoids-Infinity-Mirror/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:45:43 PST
Gummi Bear Surgery http://www.instructables.com/id/Gummi-Bear-Surgery/
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Mon, 4 May 2009 10:22:51 PDT
Hipster bingo http://www.instructables.com/id/Hipster-bingo/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:51:18 PDT
Add LED to your costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-LED-to-your-costume/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 17:50:34 PDT
Noodle Mosaic http://www.instructables.com/id/Noodle-Mosaic/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:14:42 PDT
Steampunk R2-D2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-R2-D2/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 18:23:21 PDT
Stick Bombs (Exploding Kinetic Art) http://www.instructables.com/id/Stick-Bombs-Exploding-Kinetic-Art/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:25:03 PDT
Chuck's Slinky Torus Design Challenge http://www.instructables.com/id/Chucks-Slinky-Torus-Design-Challenge/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:46:22 PDT
DIY Sound Effects http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sound-Effects/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:19:43 PDT
Giant Bubble Wands http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Bubble-Wands/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:47:59 PDT
Unwashed Hands Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Unwashed-Hands-Alarm/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:46:00 PDT
[newsletter] Electric Micro Kart, Homemade Lightbulb, Quadcopter HACK http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Electric-Microkart-Homemade-Lightbulb-Q/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/75GI/HXG6MGAW/FAR75GIHXG6MGAW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/75GI/HXG6MGAW/FAR75GIHXG6MGAW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/75GI/HXG6MGAW/FAR75GIHXG6MGAW.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsPenolopy Bulnick is Leaving Instructables!"Who is that person and why should I care?" Because I bring you these awesome newsletters 3 times a week! I just wanted to give a sendoff and since I create the newsletter, I get to put whatever I want right here :) At least for this one ...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:13:58 PDT
[newsletter] Faux Google Glasses, 5 Foolproof Bar Bets, Portable Wii Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Faux-Google-Glasses-5-Foolproof-Bar-Bet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/UAP9/HXDEB957/F1IUAP9HXDEB957.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/UAP9/HXDEB957/F1IUAP9HXDEB957.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/UAP9/HXDEB957/F1IUAP9HXDEB957.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the Editors5 Ways to Clean a Funky Water Bottle!There's nothing more unappetizing than opening up a water bottle for a cool refreshing drink just to be overwhelmed by the smell of an overused, under-washed water bottle. Check out these 5 effective methods to clean a water bottle and learn whi...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 09:09:14 PDT
[newsletter] Cheap Mosquito Trap, RC Tank, Coconut Bikini Top http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Cheap-Mosquito-Trap-RC-Tank-Coconut-Bik/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/LGDZ/HXB3RRFP/FJ2LGDZHXB3RRFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/LGDZ/HXB3RRFP/FJ2LGDZHXB3RRFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/LGDZ/HXB3RRFP/FJ2LGDZHXB3RRFP.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsCheap and Easy Portable Air Conditioner!The weather is getting hotter and you need a way of cooling off. Air conditioners are great, but they're not always where you want them. Fix that now with your own portable air condition that is cheap and easy to make!Itty Bitty Bikinis and ...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:26:00 PDT
[newsletter] Perfect Steak, Edible LEDs, Mobile Fire Pit http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Perfect-Steak-Edible-LEDs-Mobile-Fire-P/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/JR3E/HX6AOSFY/FKNJR3EHX6AOSFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/JR3E/HX6AOSFY/FKNJR3EHX6AOSFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKN/JR3E/HX6AOSFY/FKNJR3EHX6AOSFY.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsCelebrate the 4th in Style with Homemade SPARKLERS!When it's time to celebrate with fireworks, you could just buy them. Or you could improvise, and make your own. Follow along with The King of Random as he shows you how to make fun fireworks at home!Beach Party Time! Show off you...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:17:41 PDT
[newsletter] 10 Best Projects of June, Tiny Trailer, Rainbow Gatling Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-10-Best-Projects-of-June-Tiny-Trailer-R/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/46VM/HX1WI90P/FHX46VMHX1WI90P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/46VM/HX1WI90P/FHX46VMHX1WI90P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/46VM/HX1WI90P/FHX46VMHX1WI90P.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsThe Girl Who Played With Lighting -Anouk Wipprecht recently finished up her residency here at Instructables. Come find out what life at Pier 9 was like for her and what it means to "take FULL ownership of your space." Check her out and don't forget to check out the Instructables s...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:43:29 PDT
10 Best Projects of June http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Best-Projects-of-June/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/SS44/HX1WAARZ/FXKSS44HX1WAARZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/SS44/HX1WAARZ/FXKSS44HX1WAARZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/SS44/HX1WAARZ/FXKSS44HX1WAARZ.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday we send out an newsletter with 15 amazing Instructables. We wanted to show off the 10 that did the best from the month of June in the Newsletter.Not getting the newsletter yet? You can sign up in the footer of this page by adding your email address to the box that ...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:37:38 PDT
[newsletter] Beer/Baby Float, DIY Backpack, Biohazard Toilet Warning http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-BeerBaby-Float-DIY-Backpack-Biohazard-T/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/BXY7/HWZ4YKUJ/F98BXY7HWZ4YKUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/BXY7/HWZ4YKUJ/F98BXY7HWZ4YKUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/BXY7/HWZ4YKUJ/F98BXY7HWZ4YKUJ.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsThe Bees are Running out of Time.In recent years, honey bee colonies have been collapsing at an alarming rate due largely to the fountain of toxic pesticides being pumped onto our crops. If the bees disappear, say goodbye to many foods you enjoy. Show your appreciation and enter th...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:34:28 PDT
[newsletter] One Board Chair, Drink Can BBQ, Under the Bed Monster http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-One-Board-Chair-Drink-Can-BBQ-Under-the/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/S77R/HWVAUB3D/FD5S77RHWVAUB3D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/S77R/HWVAUB3D/FD5S77RHWVAUB3D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/S77R/HWVAUB3D/FD5S77RHWVAUB3D.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsTime to automate your life!Whether you're upgrading your automatic garage door, motorizing your window blinds to block out afternoon sun when you're not home, or automating your morning breakfast, we want to see it! Show off your stuff and enter the Home Technology Contest!Take a T...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:33:54 PDT
X-Men Series - Gambit - Make a Glowing Playing Card http://www.instructables.com/id/X-Men-Series-Gambit-Make-a-Glowing-Playing-Car/
X-Men Series - Gambit - Make a Glowing Playing Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/PNYG/FHPVYEG7/FL3PNYGFHPVYEG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/PNYG/FHPVYEG7/FL3PNYGFHPVYEG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/PNYG/FHPVYEG7/FL3PNYGFHPVYEG7.SMALL.jpg yota This instructable will show you how to make a glowing "playing card" so you can look just like the Ragin' Cajun himself! This is the first in a series of projects I will (eventually) be uploading in my continuing efforts to at least look like a superhero. Materials: Card Stock Pencil and Sketch Pen...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2008 17:36:47 PDT
[newsletter] Fingerprint Door Lock, Twisted Bikini Top, Rubik's Cube Solver http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Fingerprint-Door-Lock-Twisted-Bikini-To/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/UQDX/HWTBIGBS/F52UQDXHWTBIGBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/UQDX/HWTBIGBS/F52UQDXHWTBIGBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/UQDX/HWTBIGBS/F52UQDXHWTBIGBS.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsHoney bee colonieshave been collapsing at an alarming rate due largely to the fountain of toxic pesticides being pumped onto our crops. If bees disappear than so will many foods we all love. Celebrate bees by creating an Instructable inspired by them and enter the Made by Bees Cont...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:37:07 PDT
[newsletter] Portable Solar Power, Papercraft Casting, Arduino in Space http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Portable-Solar-Power-Papercraft-Casting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/MV6V/HWRZ2UTU/FQUMV6VHWRZ2UTU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/MV6V/HWRZ2UTU/FQUMV6VHWRZ2UTU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/MV6V/HWRZ2UTU/FQUMV6VHWRZ2UTU.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorBikini Season is here!So show off your stuff and enter the Swimwear Contest! We want to see your ruffled bikinis, snazzy trunks, and towel/coverup hybrids that will get you ready for the summer! Enter for a chance to win an inflatable swimming pool, outdoor speakers and some water ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:26:55 PDT
[newsletter] Best Portal Gun Yet, T-Bone Steak Knife, Soda Can Lockpick http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Best-Portal-Gun-Yet-T-Bone-Steak-Knife-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/7VYS/HWLCXTMI/FED7VYSHWLCXTMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/7VYS/HWLCXTMI/FED7VYSHWLCXTMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/7VYS/HWLCXTMI/FED7VYSHWLCXTMI.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the Editors Hack something from IKEA!We have so many IKEA hacks we had to make another collection. IKEA Hacks - Volume 2 has step-by-step instructions to build 24 projects that show the furniture that the designers IKEA wish they thought of! Time to get yourself off the grid. ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:20:05 PDT
[newsletter] Life-Changing Hacks, Penny Countertop, Non-Electric Fridge http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Life-Changing-Hacks-Penny-Countertop-No/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/J2RO/HWJ9W0GI/FO5J2ROHWJ9W0GI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/J2RO/HWJ9W0GI/FO5J2ROHWJ9W0GI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/J2RO/HWJ9W0GI/FO5J2ROHWJ9W0GI.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the Editors 11 Unusual Uses for Baby Oil -Have you heard that joke about baby oil: If corn oil is made with corn and peanut oil is made with peanuts, then what is baby oil made with? Baby oil is made with mineral oil and fragrance by industrial professionals; babies don't have the fin...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:14:38 PDT
[newsletter] Powdered Alcohol, Mason Jar Beehive, Mini Audio Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Powdered-Alcohol-Mason-Jar-Beehive-Mini/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/OQJS/HWHBPSI0/FJIOQJSHWHBPSI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/OQJS/HWHBPSI0/FJIOQJSHWHBPSI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/OQJS/HWHBPSI0/FJIOQJSHWHBPSI0.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the Editors Show your Father that you care...On Father's Day, his birthday, on any day! Your dad is your number one fan! He helped you with your homework when you were a kid and has given you countless advice over the years. This Father's Day show your dad how much you appreci...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:41:10 PDT
[newsletter] Touchscreen Game Buttons, PVC Water Gun, 3D MRI Skull Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/newsletter-Touchscreen-Game-Buttons-PVC-Water-Gun-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/6OWN/HWC4LC06/FGM6OWNHWC4LC06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/6OWN/HWC4LC06/FGM6OWNHWC4LC06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/6OWN/HWC4LC06/FGM6OWNHWC4LC06.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick From the EditorsAsk an EditorMakerspace Program EditionOn Friday, June 13th from 1-4pm PST, Carleyy be answering your questions about the programs Instructables is running with makerspaces, hackerspaces, student groups, libraries, and fab labs around the world! TinkeringProductions Featured Author ...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:13:43 PDT
Smallest DIY mini motor yet? http://www.instructables.com/id/Smallest-DIY-mini-motor-yet/
Smallest DIY mini motor yet? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/78DI/HVJDW15H/F1K78DIHVJDW15H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/78DI/HVJDW15H/F1K78DIHVJDW15H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/78DI/HVJDW15H/F1K78DIHVJDW15H.SMALL.jpg nlinventor Not totally sure how to properly classify this Instructable as it could fit in the "props" section or in the "offbeat" section or maybe in the "pranks" section - but because the motor is fully functional it might even fit in the "energy" section. My earlier Instructable 3 mini motors gives details o...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 04:45:57 PDT
Mini Explorers Travel Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Explorers-Travel-Case/
Mini Explorers Travel Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/TVII/HVWTKT89/FMKTVIIHVWTKT89.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/TVII/HVWTKT89/FMKTVIIHVWTKT89.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/TVII/HVWTKT89/FMKTVIIHVWTKT89.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer All good explorers need to be able to document where they have been, and what they have seen!My son loves to explore, and always carries a notebook around with him so he can draw and write about what he finds. I wanted to make something where he could put all the things he would need when out and a...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:10:35 PDT
Make a Racing Powerwheels Jeep http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Racing-Powerwheels-Jeep/
Make a Racing Powerwheels Jeep - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/Q4J6/HVVKIU7I/FSUQ4J6HVVKIU7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/Q4J6/HVVKIU7I/FSUQ4J6HVVKIU7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/Q4J6/HVVKIU7I/FSUQ4J6HVVKIU7I.SMALL.jpg jamiep This Instructable will show you how to build a Racing Powerwheels Jeep. The Jeep runs on 24 volt rechargeable batteries and is equipped with disk brakes, digital dashboard featuring voltage and motor temp readouts, pneumatic rubber tires, working headlights and taillights. The Jeep has swappable g...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:11:02 PDT
Handheld Confetti Cannon http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Confetti-Cannon/
Handheld Confetti Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/RWA9/HVQQVHZH/FP6RWA9HVQQVHZH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/RWA9/HVQQVHZH/FP6RWA9HVQQVHZH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/RWA9/HVQQVHZH/FP6RWA9HVQQVHZH.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Occasions like weddings, birthdays, and parades are great opportunities to celebrate with friends and family. And what better way to do that than to fill the air with a cloud of confetti. But throwing confetti by hand is boring. To really celebrate, you want to use a confetti cannon. They are easy t...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 11:22:40 PDT
Newsletter 5/13/14 http://www.instructables.com/id/Newsletter-51314/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/2V4C/HV4DBUOP/FG32V4CHV4DBUOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/2V4C/HV4DBUOP/FG32V4CHV4DBUOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/2V4C/HV4DBUOP/FG32V4CHV4DBUOP.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Newsletter for Tuesday May 13, 2014. Tiny tiny house DIY Bike Generator Head Mouse - Game controller or disability aid How to turn your bleach-stained-red bathtub white again Custom Arduino Shield and Sensors Weather Station DIY RUSTIC PALLET WOOD SHELVES 3D Printed Sum...
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Tue, 13 May 2014 14:49:57 PDT
Trajectory Modeling http://www.instructables.com/id/Trajectory-Modeling/
Trajectory Modeling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/2SQL/HV4D9FHS/F9G2SQLHV4D9FHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/2SQL/HV4D9FHS/F9G2SQLHV4D9FHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/2SQL/HV4D9FHS/F9G2SQLHV4D9FHS.SMALL.jpg showden This is an example of how to model the simple trajectory of a potato discharged from a potato cannon. To do this you need to have the gravitational constant, velocity of the projectile as it leaves the barrel, and the angle between the barrel and the ground. Finding Velocity My first step is to ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 21:19:13 PDT
banana hammock http://www.instructables.com/id/banana-hammock/
banana hammock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/B47Z/HV2AGDY7/FIJB47ZHV2AGDY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/B47Z/HV2AGDY7/FIJB47ZHV2AGDY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/B47Z/HV2AGDY7/FIJB47ZHV2AGDY7.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus If I can't get to my bananas in time they go soft on the part that's been resting on the counter. I've seen banana trees that hang you banana by the stems, but I wanted something that offered more support. Enter the banana hammock, a sling that holds your precious fruit and displays it for all to ...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 11:55:55 PDT
How to take part in Red Bull Flugtag http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-part-in-Red-Bull-Flugtag/
How to take part in Red Bull Flugtag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/ESEA/HTLE93JW/F8RESEAHTLE93JW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/ESEA/HTLE93JW/F8RESEAHTLE93JW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/ESEA/HTLE93JW/F8RESEAHTLE93JW.SMALL.jpg MrTinkerer Red Bull's Flugtag event is a huge carnival. An estimated 92,000 people attended the festival on September 21, 2013 at lake Caroline, Irving Texas – the event I took part in. (http://blog.iavm.org/red-bull-flugtag-the-wright-brothers-meet-the-marx-brothers/). And you and four friends could be on c...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:22:48 PDT
10 Best Projects of April http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Best-Projects-of-April/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/KSEP/HUMTML12/FUHKSEPHUMTML12.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/KSEP/HUMTML12/FUHKSEPHUMTML12.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/KSEP/HUMTML12/FUHKSEPHUMTML12.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday we send out an newsletter with 15 amazing recent Instructables. We wanted to show off the 10 that did the best from the month of April in the Newsletter. Not getting the newsletter yet? You can sign up in the footer of this page by adding your email address to t...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:29:25 PDT
Make a Marble Machines board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Marble-Machines-board/
Make a Marble Machines board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/12RG/HU1RY1DD/FGC12RGHU1RY1DD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/12RG/HU1RY1DD/FGC12RGHU1RY1DD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/12RG/HU1RY1DD/FGC12RGHU1RY1DD.SMALL.jpg tinkeringstudio A Marble Machine is a creative ball-run contraption, made from familiar materials, designed to send a rolling marble through tubes and funnels, across tracks and bumpers, and into a catch at the end. In this activity guide, you'll learn how to build a pegboard panel that will allow you to experim...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:42:54 PDT