Instructables: exploring - play - art - featured Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:54:41 PST BLOX v1.01 Connect 4 Face Mosaic
Connect 4 Face Mosaic - More DIY How To Projects]]> 10DotMatrix This is Connect 4 with a twist. Connect 4 is a two-player game in which the players take turns dropping colored discs into a vertically suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column. The object of the game is to connect four of your pieces vertic...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:41:18 PST
Dinobot Grimlock - Transformers: Age of Extinction
Dinobot Grimlock - Transformers: Age of Extinction - More DIY How To Projects]]> thomp5km My name is Kaleena and I am an always growing, constantly learning, and often experimental studio/graphic Artist! After working at Disney World for half a year awhile back, I was always inspired by the costumes around the parks and how they filled guests with feelings of excitement and awe! I wanted...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:38:52 PST
Stencil and spray your own Minecraft Canvases for cheap!
Stencil and spray your own Minecraft Canvases for cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> timcaird This week over at Cairdy Crafts, we're going to be making our own Minecraft stencils and spraying ourselves an Enderman and Creeper!Check out the video below for a step by step guide and read on for the Instructable guide. Gather your materials For this project, you'll need:Materials Spray paints...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:29:15 PST
Self Portrait Watercolor Costume
Self Portrait Watercolor Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> beccaschmehcca Oh man, I love Halloween. And costumes. And face paint. I've never taken a class, but played around with a Lichtenstein costume a few years ago and discovered a knack for using facepaint. In case you're curious, none of the photos have been photoshopped (although some may have an instagram filter or...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 05:42:10 PST
penny mario pixel art
penny mario pixel art - More DIY How To Projects]]> mr87third this is how i made use of all the pennies that i had. i will try my best to explain how to do and where i got my materials. be nice its my first instructable. in total it cost $6:43 to make. $1:43 in pennys the remainder was for the frame. i had the glue and markers. first step would be sorting ou...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:05:31 PDT
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tollefson Designs Our daughter's nickname is Moe so the idea of turning her into the "Mo"na Lisa for Halloween seemed like a natural fit. The foam finger To start with we used 1" green foam to create a large envelope for our daughter to fit into. The locations for the holes for the face and arms were based on the ...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:08:04 PDT
Lego Batman Costume On The Fast & Cheap!
Lego Batman Costume On The Fast & Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit It is that time of year again when I spend summers away and get creative juices pumping at high speed. So, when it came time to decide what I would be I pondered and then it hit me. I love Lego's, I love batman, I loved the Lego movie....I shall be Lego Batman!!The down fall, I am the WORST at taki...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:45:01 PDT
Build a Lego Spirograph
Build a Lego Spirograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> robertsseib Do you remember playing with the Spirograph as a kid? You know, the funny gear cogs you used with a pen to create endless drawings of mesmerizing quality?Well this pretty little bot accomplishes virtually the same thing, and it's really not that hard to build. If you are a Lego fan of any variety, y...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 20:04:15 PDT
Minecraft Pixel Mushroom
Minecraft Pixel Mushroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> loompiggytutorials Hey everyone! I was inspired to do something different today... I wanted to make pixel art in Minecraft! After searching and searching for the perfect thing to build, I found a picture of a Super Mario mushroom. I thought that this was so cute and that I absolutely had to make it, and so I did. And ...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 07:58:39 PDT
ACUnity Phantom Blade the paper built
ACUnity Phantom Blade the paper built - More DIY How To Projects]]> mchau2 Welcome to this paper Phantom Blade Instructable...Phantom blade, latest and perharps the deadliest weapon from the Ubisoft franchise Assassin's Creed. Fans including me would die for one. Unfortunately many fans around the globe can't own the official replica (toy) of hidden blade, due to shipping ...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:12:40 PDT
Etch-a-Sketch LOGO - EASiLOGO
Etch-a-Sketch LOGO - EASiLOGO - More DIY How To Projects]]> gtoal What do you get when you cross a Turtle with an Etch-a-Sketch?Etch-A-Sketch Interactive LOGO - 'EASiLOGO'! This is the first programming language designed specifically for the world famous toy from Ohio Arts - the Etch-a-Sketch. If you've never seen an Etch-a-Sketch, you owe it to yourself to go o...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:18:31 PDT
Magnetic Sheet Art
Magnetic Sheet Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> mjunger2005 This is a cool way to use all those wire clippings you saved up from your other crafts. My seven-year-old daughter made this beach scene in a pinch. I'm sure you can make some pretty awesome wire art, too. Gather your steel wire clippings. Grab a bunch of leftover metal wire clippings from your ...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 15:41:30 PDT
IPad Etch-A-Sketch Dials
IPad Etch-A-Sketch Dials - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pnmelville Bring back the good old days with a DIY Etch-A-Sketch dial that works on any tablet or smart phone! This instructable will teach you how to make a physical dial for your device. It is specifically designed to look and act like an Etch-A-Sketch dial but works with any app that uses dial controls. It ...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 23:06:42 PDT
Make a Scribbling Machine
Make a Scribbling Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> tinkeringstudio Scribbling machines are motorized contraptions that move in unusual ways and leave a mark to trace their paths. They are made from simple materials and set in motion by a vibrating offset motor causing them to bounce, spin, bump and move in interesting ways. Materials Collect these things: ...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:08:11 PDT
Arabian Wall Sword
Arabian Wall Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> shazni My cousin had moved to a new house and I wanted to make her a housewarming gift....I new she would like something for the wall...something antique looking. Well...I thought about it and decided to make her a wooden sword :-) Make the Cut Draw your desired shape on wood and cut it. Then s...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 06:25:05 PST
Quick & Easy Chinese Parade Dragon
Quick & Easy Chinese Parade Dragon - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit Several years ago I shared with instructables my Chinese Parade Dragon for Under $75.  You have all been so kind in your comments, messages and over all good cheer.  When I created that dragon I was working fast, in a hurry and on a budget.  I also was not very good about taking pictures of the con...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 00:31:37 PDT
Magnetic Rotating Risk Board
Magnetic Rotating Risk Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> dirtyDUPE What I've created is a spin (no pun intended) on the traditional rectangular Risk game board. I have on occasion been stuck being the guy on the wrong side of the table during a 6 player session, having to read Kamchatka upside down for two hours. I've also been the clumsy dude, knocking adjacent p...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:38:13 PST
Harry Potter Chess Set & Case
Harry Potter Chess Set & Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> carrielynneh A Harry Potter chess set? The nerd level in this post just went through the roof. Seriously though, I wanted to give my brother something for Christmas this year that he and his family would love. I remembered the chess scene in one of the Harry Potter movies and thought it would be, well, spellbind...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:53:15 PST
Intro To Design Lesson: Create A Paper Mache Darth Vader Tin Can Math Game
Intro To Design Lesson: Create A Paper Mache Darth Vader Tin Can Math Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit I've been working on a lesson for my students design and create a paper mache head around a tin can that can then be used to play a math game at school or at home.  The materials are cheap and the final product not only involves many subject areas, so it's aligned with the common core, but it's jus...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:41:53 PST
Parabolic Pencil Star
Parabolic Pencil Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> Eat More Chicken Almost everyone has seen how straight lines can be turned into a near-perfect parabolic curve, and everyone has a bunch of pencils lying around at home or at the office that they don't use.  Put those pencils to use and build this neat pencil star.  The curves are created by following the same conce...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 16:55:59 PDT
Homemade Spin Art Machine
Homemade Spin Art Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> brian25 Spin Art Machines have been around for a while and I have seen them at craft shows for years. You could buy a Spin Art machine for anywhere from $12 to $282 depending on the size and quality of the machine. If you have a spare box fan and some card board, you can make your own at home for pennies ...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 14:48:19 PDT
Jumbo PEZ Container (ceramic)
Jumbo PEZ Container (ceramic) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mygibzone I made this jumbo sized PEZ container for my husband (an avid PEZ collector) years ago while in a college pottery class. I saw that there was a BIG & small make it challenge and decided this would be a fitting & fun project to "show & tell."Since this was done years ago, (before I met instructables)...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 19:40:22 PDT
DIY Waxed Art String supersoftdrink There are lots of brands of waxed colored string on the market.  We saw some at the pharmacy in the toy section; it had pictures of projects kids could make.  I bought a box, knowing it was ridiculously overpriced for what it was (and I could feel how light the box was - most of it was empty), becau...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:07:50 PDT
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Replica
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Replica - More DIY How To Projects]]> Riley Planalp The Majora's Mask has been REMADE! BUY IT HERE: pictures of Mask #2 are also on my Flickr, Instructabots!I'd like to present to you a guide for making a Majora's Mask Replica from the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask! From start to finish...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:51:57 PDT
Philadelphia Museum of Art Guitar Pick
Philadelphia Museum of Art Guitar Pick - More DIY How To Projects]]> jameso The Museum of Art is a wonderful institution in Philadelphia.  They also give you a great plastic badge as proof of your admission.  You can turn this badge, and similar badges from other museums, into picks to make some music once you leave inspired by the works of art. You leave the museum wi...
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:30:20 PST
How to make a real world mine craft cube!
How to make a real world mine craft cube! - More DIY How To Projects]]> code_neon In this instructable you will learn the process for creating a real world mine craft cube. Tools Needed: Color Printer Jointer/Plainer Table Saw Compound Sliding Miter Saw Spray Adhesive Scissors or Laser Cutter Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop I made it at TechShop. Check out TechShop here. Pleas...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 14:39:02 PST
Tessellating Cats Decoration or Puzzle
Tessellating Cats Decoration or Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> wombatmorrison I like cats, I like group projects and I like puzzles (as a social activity). I also like to cut stuff out using my scroll saw - though cutting lots of the same item sucks and would be MUCH easier with a laser cutter (pardon me while I wipe the drool off my chin thinking about an Epilog laser cutter...
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Tue, 4 Oct 2011 14:13:29 PDT
Functional Steampunk Airsoft Pistol ilpug When I saw the Steampunk Challenge it gave me the motivation to actually do this project which had been kicking around in my head for a while. I have a bunch of less-than powerful Airsoft guns lying around, a bunch of random junk, adhesives, and metallic paint. Combine all of this, and I get a Steam...
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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:21:12 PDT
Metropolis - a K'nex Ball Machine Kairah Direct link to video   Finally it's done! Metropolis, my second ball machine. It has a total of 12 different paths, 16 if you count all small sidepaths as well. And it consists of many new elements I designed myself. I have posted the instructions of some elements here: Link to Instructions ...
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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 15:49:57 PST
Acoustic Guitar Pickup
Acoustic Guitar Pickup - More DIY How To Projects]]> adamkumpf Turn your acoustic guitar into an acoustic/electric! This is a simple and inexpensive design you can make at home to get that special one-of-a-kind sound you've been looking for. Making the Pickup Parts you will need:1. Piezo Buzzer Element2. about 1 foot of shielded audio cable3. a 1/4" audio j...
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST
How to Painlessly Pierce your Septum.
How to Painlessly Pierce your Septum. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman Normally, I could never poke holes in myself, nor get a tattoo.I'm too squeamish.However, I can see the attraction of a pierced septum, so, what the heck - I tried it.This was supposed to be painless, but it hurt. A lot. Materials and tools The most important part of this project is a pair of sm...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2008 12:39:47 PDT
Call of Duty Zombies Perk Cola Bottles!!!
Call of Duty Zombies Perk Cola Bottles!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> larslovespeace These bottles are based of the ever so popular game Call of Duty Nazi Zombies.  Throughout the game characters drink these magical sodas that give them super human powers (Known as perks) Juggernog- allows you to have more health Quick revive- heals downed teamates quicker or in solo mode will...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 19:11:47 PDT
Brain phffArt - Kinetic Trophy
Brain phffArt - Kinetic Trophy - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Art should be questionable. Kiteman kinetic art even more so.  Maybe The Queen will facebook this as it depicts a loyal subject, not waiting on it though. Here is a high concept art piece entitled Brain phffArt.  Symbolic of the representation of one of the greatest thinking minds of mankind and In...
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Sat, 13 Nov 2010 22:22:26 PST
Build Your Own Marimba and Wrap Your Own Mallets!
Build Your Own Marimba and Wrap Your Own Mallets! - More DIY How To Projects]]> RocketScientist Let me start by explaining where and from whom I got help. I used this website to get some basic information on how wide and long to cut the marimba bars. In fabrication I got help from one family member who helped rough cut some of the bars. The rest is all my work.I am a mallet percussionist who l...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 09:41:14 PDT
Cast latex backbone and a scorpion SFX design.
Cast latex backbone and a scorpion SFX design. - More DIY How To Projects]]> marshon This will be my final Instructable on using liquid latex for costume design. For two part mould casting I tend to use gelatin ..... but that's another 'ible. We are going to look at casting raw latex without baking or foaming, and run through the design for a Scorpion Queen commission. This is the...
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Mon, 10 May 2010 09:36:00 PDT
Making an SFX Headpiece
Making an SFX Headpiece - More DIY How To Projects]]> marshon I have been asked to produce an Instructable on making the headpiece I used for this promo costume. It's not difficult and you could adapt it to suit a number of different types of headgear. This one would work well for a Predator, Giger or one of the ones here:
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Fri, 7 May 2010 06:04:32 PDT
Walnut Kalimba Necklace (Semi Acoustic)
Walnut Kalimba Necklace (Semi Acoustic) - More DIY How To Projects]]> NakagawaGaki We at NakagawaGakki are always looking at new ways to make sound more portable and interesting. The idea of a necklace capable of rockn da house was the inspiration. If you have time on your hands and the nuts, then you can make one too. You will need: Walnuts Small handsaw Sandpaper Wire Hair pins...
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 07:20:53 PST
Art of Sound Contest Winners Contest Robot Instructables Zalytron, Bleep Labs, and Create Digital Music are happy to announce the winners of the Art of Sound Contest! Sound and music mean many things to many people and that was very apparent in the entries to this contest. From building instruments from scratch to interacting with sound to ...
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Wed, 19 Aug 2009 08:01:58 PDT
Use Cardboard To Make A Billfold or Wallet!
Use Cardboard To Make A Billfold or Wallet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Creativeman This is an easy to make a billfold out of cardboard. Tools And Materials I Used One piece of thin cardboard. Then I used scissors for cutting the paper needed, glue of course, clamps to hold while gluing, paint brushes, and finally, some high gloss polyurethane varnish, wat...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2009 14:29:50 PDT
The Minty Kalimba
The Minty Kalimba - More DIY How To Projects]]> Deansrds My quest for the perfect portable musical instrument has led me to attempt my own creation. Over the years I have indulged myself with the likes of harmonicas, kazoos, and ukuleles in pursuit of the tiny and versatile. Thus I have created a new addition to my portable, quirky, arsenal of sound... ...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 08:04:19 PDT
Replacing the Pickups in Your Guitar
Replacing the Pickups in Your Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> John Smith If you're anything like me, you started out with a basic beginner's guitar, and over time you realized that you were ready for something better. I had a Squier Telecaster(standard series) and I was ready for a change. I was set on a Les Paul of some sort, possibly a used LP Standard. I read tons of ...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2009 12:56:56 PDT
Guitar Tattoo
Guitar Tattoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> potatojesus Give your guitar a temporary tattoo with this instructable. This is a very simple and fun procedure, provided you have a few things:Guitar to TattooPhotoShop (or something similar)Printable Window Decal paper (avery)piece of paper (optional)scanner (optional)This is great because you can 'decorate' ...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2009 22:32:55 PST
CONSTRUCT A DECOTOPIAN "SOMAPHONE" - More DIY How To Projects]]> DecoPunk Let me introduce you to a new concept - Decotopianism Whilst Steampunk is a well established movement yeilding some wonderful creativity, there is apparently little documenting the quantum shift of technology of 1925-1939 and most importantly the integration of art into that technology - This moveme...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2008 12:59:20 PST
The World's Most Expensive Chess Set
The World's Most Expensive Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> SteevAtBlueDust I made a chess set using only money. Notes for the board, coins for the pieces. Total cost: £2,402.68. About... I can't remember when or from where this idea originates. All I do know is that it was finally realized on Saturday 23rd August, after saving up a lot of money. The principle is simple...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2008 05:39:50 PDT
Found: Kelp Poi
Found: Kelp Poi - More DIY How To Projects]]> stasterisk free poi! on the beach! no, not the kind you can eat! Billy and I were walking near the Sutro baths, and found all this handy kelp! Materials KELPY KELPY KELP KELPYou can do this anywhere that has kelp. It washes up on the beach.Step 1) Slice off the hairy, bearded end, and snip to length with...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 20:22:17 PDT
How to modify your DDR pad to play with your Gameboy Advance
How to modify your DDR pad to play with your Gameboy Advance - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jason1820 This modified device was part of a project for my art class. We would have to pick a device and modify it with a new function. I chose a Gameboy Advance and modified with a Dance Dance Revolution pad. I chose the game Pacman because it would be more suitable gameplay for using the DDR directional pa...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:47:11 PST