Instructables: exploring - play - puzzles - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:05:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arrow Through Coke Bottle - Four Variations http://www.instructables.com/id/Arrow-Through-Coke-Bottle/
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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:47:28 PDT
Solving The Axis Cube (Faster and Simpler) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solving-the-Axis-Cube-Faster-and-Easier/
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:36:21 PDT
Dominoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Dominoes-1/
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Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:28:41 PST
Impossible Tape http://www.instructables.com/id/Impossible-Tape/
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Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:43:29 PDT
Giant Straw Tetrahedron Cluster http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Straw-Tetrahedron-Cluster/
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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:55:38 PST
Classic Horseshoe Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Classic-Horseshoe-Puzzle/
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Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:01:03 PDT
Bent Nail Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bent-Nail-Puzzle/
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Fri, 9 Jun 2017 10:57:48 PDT
How to Solve a Rubiks Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-Rubiks-Cube-4/
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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:13:08 PDT
Newton’s Gravity Defying Puzzle - 3D Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Newtons-Gravity-Defying-Puzzle-3D-Print/
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Fri, 5 May 2017 13:24:27 PDT
Ball and String Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ball-and-String-Puzzle/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:26:24 PST
Puzzle: Squaring a Triangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Puzzle-Squaring-a-Triangle/
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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:52:45 PST
How to Play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:56:00 PDT
How to Solve a 2 By 2 Rubix Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-2-By-2-Rubix-Cube/
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:00:16 PST
Rubik's Cube 3x3 Superflip http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Cube-3x3-Superflip/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:05:39 PDT
Rope Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Rope-Puzzle/
Rope Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/Y7RF/IYYT5QAN/FAUY7RFIYYT5QAN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/Y7RF/IYYT5QAN/FAUY7RFIYYT5QAN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/Y7RF/IYYT5QAN/FAUY7RFIYYT5QAN.SMALL.jpg mtairymd This is a fun and easy little project to make. I made the main pieces with scrap wood and an old piece of rope. I purchased the wood beads from a craft store but these could have been made from scrap wood blocks as well. The solution is not intuitive so it might be a challenge for your friends an...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:00:37 PST
Wood Pin Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Pin-Puzzle/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2017 08:15:47 PST
Beginner's method to solving the 3x3 Rubik's Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Method-to-Solving-the-3x3-Rubiks-Cube/
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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:25:51 PDT
Simple Magnet Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Magnet-Lock/
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Mon, 25 Sep 2006 10:04:31 PDT
Double Marble Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Marble-Puzzle/
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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:36:59 PST
Solving The Rubik's Cube (Faster & Simpler) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Cube-Solving-Faster-Simpler/
Solving The Rubik's Cube (Faster & Simpler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/XUXR/IZ6D49AT/F5RXUXRIZ6D49AT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/XUXR/IZ6D49AT/F5RXUXRIZ6D49AT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/XUXR/IZ6D49AT/F5RXUXRIZ6D49AT.SMALL.jpg TheGreatCK Hello guys! This is TheGreatCK. In this instructable, I will show you how to solve a 3by3 Rubik's Cube in a swift and easy-to-remember way.Things needed- A Rubik's Cube. A notepad to note down algorithms (optional) Calm Mind!Steps you need to cover- Step 1- Cross and 3 corners S...
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 05:49:41 PDT
How to solve the Gear Ball Rubik's cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-the-Gear-Ball-Rubiks-Cube/
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Fri, 13 May 2016 13:52:20 PDT
Golf Ball Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Golf-Ball-Puzzle/
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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:53:00 PST
Captive Ring Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Captive-Ring-Puzzle/
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Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:25:13 PDT
Bolts in a Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bolts-in-a-Bottle/
Bolts in a Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/ND6Y/IU9UVZGO/FCUND6YIU9UVZGO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/ND6Y/IU9UVZGO/FCUND6YIU9UVZGO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/ND6Y/IU9UVZGO/FCUND6YIU9UVZGO.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins Puzzles are around us everyday. This simple bolt and dowel puzzle is part of a larger category of puzzles called impossible bottles. Impossible bottles are puzzles such as a deck of cards or ship in a bottle. There is often some work that is done before presenting the puzzle to others. These bolts a...
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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:19:30 PDT
How to Win a Chess Game in 2 Moves http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Win-a-Chess-Game-in-2-Moves/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:48:50 PST
How to fake an incredibly fast rubik's cube solve http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-to-fake-an-incredibly-fast-cube-solve/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2008 04:01:27 PST
An easy to make tangled puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Easy-to-Make-Tangled-Puzzle/
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:24:54 PDT
Tennis Balls in a Bottle (How-to!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tennis-Balls-in-a-Bottle-How-to/
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:25:40 PDT
Deck of Cards in a Bottle (It's a puzzle!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Deck-of-Cards-in-a-Bottle/
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:19:13 PDT
How To Make The Cube Eraser Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-The-Cube-Eraser-Puzzle/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:42:32 PST
How to solve a 4 by 4 by 4 rubik's cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solve-a-4-by-4-by-4-rubiks-cube/
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 03:06:45 PDT
Rubik's Cube 3x3 Checkerboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Cube-3x3-Checkerboard/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 10:02:26 PDT
Build a fully functional 1x2x2 Rubik's cube out of cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-fully-functional-1x2x2-Rubiks-cube-out-of/
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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:20:29 PST
Solving Scramble Squares Puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Solving-Scramble-Squares-Puzzles/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 20:43:07 PDT
How to put a 4x4 Rubik's Cube Together http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-a-4x4-Rubiks-Cube-Together/
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:58:12 PDT
DIY Jigsaw Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Jigsaw-Puzzle/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:59:53 PDT
How to solve a Rubik's Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solve-a-Rubiks-Cube-3/
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:33:54 PST
The One-Handed Knot Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/The-One-Handed-Knot-Puzzle/
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:07:57 PDT
MIX UP A RUBIK'S CUBE IN 5 sec! http://www.instructables.com/id/MIX-UP-A-RUBIKS-CUBE-IN-5-sec/
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Sat, 28 Jan 2012 15:52:31 PST
Rubik's Cube 3x3 Dot In Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Cube-3x3-Dot-In-Center/
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:04:11 PDT
How to make your own personalized rubik's cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-personalized-rubiks-cube/
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Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:53:34 PST
checker board a rubix cube http://www.instructables.com/id/checker-board-a-rubix-cube/
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Sun, 22 Apr 2007 20:03:54 PDT
How to Solve a Sudoku Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-Sudoku-Cube/
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09:37:51 PDT
Megaminx http://www.instructables.com/id/Megaminx/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:51:02 PDT
ADVANCED 2x2 Ortega Method http://www.instructables.com/id/ADVANCED-2x2-Ortega-Method/
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 13:20:29 PST
Advanced Rubik's Cube Patterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Advanced-Rubiks-Cube-Patterns/
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:53:35 PST
My first puzzle box http://www.instructables.com/id/My-first-puzzle-box/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 08:19:14 PDT
How to solve a 6 by 6 by 6 V-Cube (Rubik's Cube) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solve-a-6-by-6-by-6-V-Cube-Rubiks-Cube/
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Fri, 10 Sep 2010 04:50:32 PDT
Rubik's Cube Tricks-center piece. http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Cube-Tricks-center-piece/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:44:35 PDT
Winning tic-tac-toe strategies http://www.instructables.com/id/Winning-tic-tac-toe-strategies/
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:53:03 PST