Instructables: exploring - play - cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 3 Sep 2015 21:12:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 Gift Cards --> Guitar Picks! http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Cards-Guitar-Picks/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:44:59 PDT
1 Watt Guitar Practice Amp Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Watt-Guitar-Practice-Amp-Cheap/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:52:52 PDT
Scratch Built Model Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratch-Built-Model-Rocket/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:17:43 PDT
Cheaply Record Studio-quality Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheaply-Record-Studio-quality-Music/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 04:28:23 PDT
DIY Slime monster toy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Slime-monster-toy/
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Tue, 5 May 2015 07:51:10 PDT
Penny Racers: Build Your Own 3¢ Lincoln! http://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Racers-Build-Your-Own-3-Lincoln/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 05:14:26 PDT
Desktop Air Hockey Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Desktop-Air-Hockey-Table/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:55:20 PDT
2x4 Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Guitar/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:05:01 PST
Cheap DIY Guitar Picks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Guitar-Picks/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:44:56 PST
Rubber Band Helicopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Helicopter-1/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:19:34 PST
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Guitar-Pick/
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SMALL.jpg F1yingJ I'm always losing my guitar picks. This caused me to think about all the things I can make a guitar pick out of, I thought this one up when trying to find materials to make a metal guitar pick.Please, take your time when cutting the pick out, this will yield better results and will afford much safer...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:00:57 PST
Making Miss Munny http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Miss-Munny/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:28:57 PST
How to make a Jacob's Ladder (Spooky edition!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Jacobs-Ladder-Spooky-edition/
How to make a Jacob's Ladder (Spooky edition!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/IJZP/I1YU7QMR/FUBIJZPI1YU7QMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/IJZP/I1YU7QMR/FUBIJZPI1YU7QMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/IJZP/I1YU7QMR/FUBIJZPI1YU7QMR.SMALL.jpg Cairdy Crafts With Traditional Toys month coming to a close, we're doing a spooky special over at Cairdy Crafts! This week, learn how to make a Jacob's Ladder wooden toy with an optional spooooky ghostie theme!Check out the video below for a full walk through to go with the instructable! Collect your materials...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:43:14 PST
Quick, cheap and easy Kaleidoscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-cheap-and-easy-Kaleidoscope/
Quick, cheap and easy Kaleidoscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/VJCK/I1Q9D1FT/FBZVJCKI1Q9D1FT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/VJCK/I1Q9D1FT/FBZVJCKI1Q9D1FT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/VJCK/I1Q9D1FT/FBZVJCKI1Q9D1FT.SMALL.jpg Cairdy Crafts In this instructable, you'll learn how to take a stacking crisps tube and turn it into a dazzling light spectacular!! A big hit with the Foundation kids at my school :)Check out the video below for a step by step guide which follows this Instructable! Gather your materials For this project, tak...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:36:40 PDT
Making the Rocketeer http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Rocketeer/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:53:16 PDT
Making the Ladybird http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Ladybird/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:03:52 PDT
Easy 8 Seat Poker Table Top with Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-6-Seat-Poker-Table-Top-with-Lighting/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:16:32 PST
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Thumb-Piano-Mbira/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
Pac-man: Life size Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Pac-man-Life-size-Edition/
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:39:47 PDT
Love Songs of Dysfunction http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Songs-of-Dysfunction/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:24:07 PST
Cheap Dog Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Dog-Toy/
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:14:45 PST
Game Boy Bluetooth Game Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Boy-Game-Pad-For-Phone/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 20:45:06 PDT
How to make your own harmonica valves easily, cheaply, and effectively. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-harmonica-valves-easily-chea/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/IKE3/GXQPMMIE/FBDIKE3GXQPMMIE.SMALL.jpg OneHarp In this tutorial video, I show you how to make your own harmonica valves at home from easily sourcable materials. I walk you through each step, from making the valves to attaching them to your harp. You need: Gaffers tape (very important to use real gaffers tape, and NOT duct tape. See link below f...
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 06:22:39 PST
DIY Snowboard Fingerboard http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Snowboard-Fingerboard/
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:02:05 PST
Parabolic Pencil Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-Pencil-Star/
Parabolic Pencil Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/SAJQ/H742SCT8/FNKSAJQH742SCT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/SAJQ/H742SCT8/FNKSAJQH742SCT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/SAJQ/H742SCT8/FNKSAJQH742SCT8.SMALL.jpg 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
Air-Powered Potato Rocket Launcher and Ammunition http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Powered-Potato-Rocket-Launcher-and-Ammunition/
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Thu, 31 May 2012 20:20:28 PDT
SMART ROCKET - By: Spyder2021 http://www.instructables.com/id/SMART-ROCKET-By-Spyder2021/
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Mon, 28 May 2012 08:10:01 PDT
Converting a Cheap Acoustic Guitar to a Cheap Resonator Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-Cheap-Acoustic-Guitar-to-a-Cheap-Reso/
Converting a Cheap Acoustic Guitar to a Cheap Resonator Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/A2UL/H1JUH5CS/F59A2ULH1JUH5CS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/A2UL/H1JUH5CS/F59A2ULH1JUH5CS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/A2UL/H1JUH5CS/F59A2ULH1JUH5CS.SMALL.jpg rich745 So I bought a cheap acoustic guitar ($15) from Goodwill and thought it would be interesting project to turn it into a cheap resonator guitar.  After checking online and seeing what others had done, I did pretty much the same with a few adjustments to the process.  The process was a bit sloppy, but i...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 19:49:21 PDT
Mini Siege Engines http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Siege-Engines/
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:54:36 PDT
Homemade Pinball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homeade-Pinball-Machine/
Homemade Pinball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/SLQQ/GYSIM75T/FI5SLQQGYSIM75T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/SLQQ/GYSIM75T/FI5SLQQGYSIM75T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/SLQQ/GYSIM75T/FI5SLQQGYSIM75T.SMALL.jpg ekirsh  This is a homeade pinball machine I made out of wood, coat hangers, 1 kenex piece, marbles, hot glue, more hot glue, and even more hot glue :) It is pretty simple to make, and you will need: ....2 coat hangers ....lots of wood, big and small pieces ....A knex motor or any kind of mini motor (option...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 06:44:26 PST
How to make: The Mirror Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-The-Mirror-Shield/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/DCZ3/GVOX0POB/FIXDCZ3GVOX0POB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/DCZ3/GVOX0POB/FIXDCZ3GVOX0POB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/DCZ3/GVOX0POB/FIXDCZ3GVOX0POB.SMALL.jpg OrangeSpy121 This is a tutorial on how to make the Mirror Shield from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. It costs under 10 dollars and is very simple. Shield Measurements: http://orangespy.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=144119382 Shield Design: http://orangespy.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=144119381...
By: OrangeSpy121

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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:09:29 PST
Make a USB NES Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-NES-Controller/
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By: x2Jiggy

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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 04:20:30 PDT
DIY gaming controls: Racing steering. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-gaming-controls-Racing-steering/
DIY gaming controls: Racing steering. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/WL9A/GR1TKQ96/FWKWL9AGR1TKQ96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/WL9A/GR1TKQ96/FWKWL9AGR1TKQ96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWK/WL9A/GR1TKQ96/FWKWL9AGR1TKQ96.SMALL.jpg ashetye1 Arcade gaming in the 90's had all sorts of controls. However playing race games today on a PC isn't so fun without a steering control. With even the cheap makes of these gaming controls costing over INR 3000, console gaming isn't an everyday accessory. This DIY steering is made from a roller mouse, ...
By: ashetye1

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Sun, 7 Aug 2011 07:07:36 PDT
Cheap/Easy Rubber Band Powered Launcher! 100m+ http://www.instructables.com/id/CheapEasy-Rubber-Band-Powered-Launcher-100m/
Cheap/Easy Rubber Band Powered Launcher! 100m+ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/GHO3/GQQ5KMRP/F89GHO3GQQ5KMRP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/GHO3/GQQ5KMRP/F89GHO3GQQ5KMRP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/GHO3/GQQ5KMRP/F89GHO3GQQ5KMRP.SMALL.jpg son of s8an This is a rubber band powered launcher that can fire over 100m (330ft) depending on the quality of the finished product and the ammunition used. I will try to add a video of it in use sometime soon. This is my first instructable, i am sorry for any flaws and blurry photos. I take no responsibility...
By: son of s8an

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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 03:21:15 PDT
How to Draw a Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-a-Maze/
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By: bigfootduck

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Sat, 10 Nov 2007 07:55:21 PST
Knex CD Shelf / Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-CD-Shelf-Rack/
Knex CD Shelf / Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UTZQ/GWF6134S/F06UTZQGWF6134S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UTZQ/GWF6134S/F06UTZQGWF6134S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/UTZQ/GWF6134S/F06UTZQGWF6134S.SMALL.jpg drumdude Here are some pictures to show you how to build a CD rack out of knex that can hold up to 84 CDs! Tell me what ya think!
By: drumdude

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:09:32 PDT
Cardboard Trebuchet http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Trebuchet/
Cardboard Trebuchet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/TB7J/G9GQIPS2/F5DTB7JG9GQIPS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/TB7J/G9GQIPS2/F5DTB7JG9GQIPS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/TB7J/G9GQIPS2/F5DTB7JG9GQIPS2.SMALL.jpg sphsengineering Welcome to our Instructable! We will be creating a Cardboard Trebuchet! Please visit our schools engineering website www.sphsengineering.com This was done as a engineering class project, and we had a set of rules to go by. 1. The trebuchet had to be made entirely of cardboard. For the parts that ...
By: sphsengineering

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Tue, 25 May 2010 11:13:35 PDT
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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By: adamkumpf

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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST
"Ghillied up" How to make a ghillie paintball gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghillied-Up-How-to-make-a-ghillie-paintball-gun/
"Ghillied up" How to make a ghillie paintball gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/XTUX/FHTOF3E5/FKCXTUXFHTOF3E5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/XTUX/FHTOF3E5/FKCXTUXFHTOF3E5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/XTUX/FHTOF3E5/FKCXTUXFHTOF3E5.SMALL.jpg MrAngryPants A cheap and simple (and time-consuming) Ghillie Suit for your Paint-ball marker.*disclaimer I am not held responsible for any string related injury inflicted on you or others* Teh Stuff You need#1 Paintball marker#2 Cotton string#3 Electrical tape#4 Scissors#5 Barrel cleaner#6 Spray paint*not pic...
By: MrAngryPants

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Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:05:08 PDT
Be an Aeronautical Scientist: Make your Own Jet Engine for a few Pennies. http://www.instructables.com/id/Be-an-Aeronautical-Scientist%3a-Make-your-Own-Jet-En/
Be an Aeronautical Scientist: Make your Own Jet Engine for a few Pennies. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2MD4/9G9EXCFO3KR/FS72MD49G9EXCFO3KR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2MD4/9G9EXCFO3KR/FS72MD49G9EXCFO3KR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2MD4/9G9EXCFO3KR/FS72MD49G9EXCFO3KR.SMALL.jpg Kiteman You can make a real jet engine for five minute's work and the price of a spoonful of meths - how cool is that?!? I doubt there's a better way to re-use all those jars under the sink. Much more fun than a trip to the bottle bank. Materials and equipment. Stuff I had lying around: Pasta sauce jar...
By: Kiteman

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Thu, 15 Feb 2007 04:03:59 PST
Quick-n-Dirty Trebuchet http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-n-Dirty-Trebuchet/
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By: SFHandyman

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Sat, 25 Aug 2007 07:53:58 PDT
Cheap entertainment - Sock-Muppet http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-entertainment-Sock-Muppet/
Cheap entertainment - Sock-Muppet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/2VTJ/FMZAFRKG/FUX2VTJFMZAFRKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/2VTJ/FMZAFRKG/FUX2VTJFMZAFRKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/2VTJ/FMZAFRKG/FUX2VTJFMZAFRKG.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Everyone has some holey socks. Not the religious kind but the ones you have worn down swearing at the economy while pounding the pavement looking for someone that could spare you a dime.With prices going astronomical at the theater and a bucket of popcorn and soda will cost more than a tank of gas,...
By: caitlinsdad

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Sun, 2 Nov 2008 15:46:55 PST
Turn Crutches into Stilts http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Crutches-into-Stilts/
Turn Crutches into Stilts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/PEST/GGPEXF4T/FUGPESTGGPEXF4T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/PEST/GGPEXF4T/FUGPESTGGPEXF4T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/PEST/GGPEXF4T/FUGPESTGGPEXF4T.SMALL.jpg McNoodle Are you short? Ever wanted to be as tall as everyone else? Well, now you can!  You can now feel tall, important, and awesomely-epic!  What You Need Materials- 1 old pair of crutches  Handle Move the handle bars on your crutches up so that it is on the highest notch.  If your crutches cannot...
By: McNoodle

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Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:04:57 PST
Mysterious Physics Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Mysterious-Physics-Ring/
Mysterious Physics Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/OGMS/FQPTZRXV/FV8OGMSFQPTZRXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/OGMS/FQPTZRXV/FV8OGMSFQPTZRXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/OGMS/FQPTZRXV/FV8OGMSFQPTZRXV.SMALL.jpg greeenpro This physics illusion trick is relatively easy to perform, yet it's deceptive and eye-catching. You can be "The Lord of the Ring" and amaze onlookers by appearing to defy the force of gravity right in front of their eyes!  This instructable will explain and show specifically how to pull it off.  He...
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:28:53 PST
The Confuzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Confuzzle/
The Confuzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/GOER/GC4GD926/F5XGOERGC4GD926.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/GOER/GC4GD926/F5XGOERGC4GD926.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/GOER/GC4GD926/F5XGOERGC4GD926.SMALL.jpg greeenpro Simplicity and confusion don't often go hand in hand.  Here's a confusing puzzle, or "confuzzle", that can be made in minutes.  Although it involves simple geometric principles, it is surprising and even baffling to some people.  In short, it's a quick, easy project that is tons of fun to show other...
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Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:02:57 PDT
Guitar Graphics on the Cheap Part 2: Vinyl Pickguard http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Graphics-on-the-Cheap-Part-2-Vinyl-Pickgua/
Guitar Graphics on the Cheap Part 2: Vinyl Pickguard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/SJCZ/FYAJNUJ3/FJWSJCZFYAJNUJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/SJCZ/FYAJNUJ3/FJWSJCZFYAJNUJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/SJCZ/FYAJNUJ3/FJWSJCZFYAJNUJ3.SMALL.jpg m00n3r A cheap and easy pickguard. Works great for basses that don't come from the factory with a pickguard. Materials You'll need:Self-adhesive vinyl sheet (mine was about $1 at Hobby Lobby)ScissorsExacto knifePaperCardstock or file folder (optional) Design Figuring out a design that fits your guita...
By: m00n3r

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Sat, 15 Aug 2009 13:58:24 PDT
Pocket Sized Minty Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Minty-Catapult/
Pocket Sized Minty Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/9C96/FWMNUHNU/FOX9C96FWMNUHNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/9C96/FWMNUHNU/FOX9C96FWMNUHNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/9C96/FWMNUHNU/FOX9C96FWMNUHNU.SMALL.jpg scooter76 This is my entry for the pocket size contest. This neat little catapult will launch mints or other fun projectiles in a medieval and discrete manner. It only takes about 10 minutes to build, and is really fun. Enjoy. Materials and Tools All the materials and tools you need for this project can b...
By: scooter76

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Tue, 7 Jul 2009 15:17:58 PDT
First Lightsaber build (from stuff laying around) UPDATED http://www.instructables.com/id/First-Lightsaber-build-from-stuff-laying-around/
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By: TheGeekFather

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:11:58 PDT
Build the Starship Enterprise from useless office supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Starship-Enterprise-from-useless-office-/
Build the Starship Enterprise from useless office supplies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/JO6Q/FMSGGT4J/F5HJO6QFMSGGT4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/JO6Q/FMSGGT4J/F5HJO6QFMSGGT4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/JO6Q/FMSGGT4J/F5HJO6QFMSGGT4J.SMALL.jpg bchafy For the Star Trek fan in every office, you too can build this NCC-1701 Enterprise from junk in your desk drawer. Easy to assemble. Impress your friends. Makes a great gift or holiday ornament. Parts You will need:3 medium size binder clips1 large binder clip1 sharpie pen2 ink pens with colore...
By: bchafy

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Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:36:28 PDT
1up Mario Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/1up-Mario-Candle/
1up Mario Candle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/QRQ8/FHM8R1ZN/FW7QRQ8FHM8R1ZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/QRQ8/FHM8R1ZN/FW7QRQ8FHM8R1ZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/QRQ8/FHM8R1ZN/FW7QRQ8FHM8R1ZN.SMALL.jpg Bran Go retro with this candle that looks like a 1up from Super Mario Bros.!I recommend you to read through the entire Instructable before you start.This is entered in the Let it Glow contest. Please vote it you like it! Thanks, enjoy! Materials You'll need:Hollowed-out light bulb - Here's how to r...
By: Bran

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Thu, 19 Jun 2008 18:48:58 PDT