Instructables: exploring - play - kiteman http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:33:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Aluminium Aeroplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-Aeroplane/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:05:24 PDT
Make a whistle from bottle-tops. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-whistle-from-bottle-tops/
Make a whistle from bottle-tops. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/Z5G3/GS8OT3PF/FDYZ5G3GS8OT3PF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/Z5G3/GS8OT3PF/FDYZ5G3GS8OT3PF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/Z5G3/GS8OT3PF/FDYZ5G3GS8OT3PF.SMALL.jpg Kiteman We've all heard the amazing loud "survival whistles" made from bottle-tops or acorn caps. I wanted to make something more ... controlled. (you can probably work out what to do just by looking at the photo, but read on.) What you need I made this with two soda bottle caps and a piece of dri...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 08:32:50 PDT
One-dimensional Connect Four http://www.instructables.com/id/One-dimensional-Connect-Four/
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Mon, 5 Sep 2011 12:23:49 PDT
Hand-some Puppets http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-some-Puppets/
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Mon, 26 Jul 2010 18:48:49 PDT
Opening the Instructables Card Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Opening-the-Instructables-Card-Game/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/9JNK/GBF5KO3S/FX29JNKGBF5KO3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/9JNK/GBF5KO3S/FX29JNKGBF5KO3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/9JNK/GBF5KO3S/FX29JNKGBF5KO3S.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Several of us got our cards at the first-ever UK Instructables Meet-Up.  This is me opening my deck. OK, so I get a little bit over-excited, but I have never been *in* a game before. You must have heard of the Instructables Card Game by now (if not, why not??).  So, when you have been suitably ins...
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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 12:36:27 PDT
Balloon-tying jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Balloon-tying-jig/
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Sun, 4 Apr 2010 10:33:25 PDT
How to make: a 3 part paper clip catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Mass-produceable-paper-clip-office-catapult/
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Wed, 10 Mar 2010 05:41:13 PST
The Many Faces of Kiteman http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Many-Faces-of-Kiteman/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/5XIB/G3TDVHLA/FW15XIBG3TDVHLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/5XIB/G3TDVHLA/FW15XIBG3TDVHLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/5XIB/G3TDVHLA/FW15XIBG3TDVHLA.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beeblebrox Various pictures of Kiteman that members have made.I dedicate this to (who else?) the one and only..........KITEMAN! If you have any pictures to contribute leave it in a comment and it will be added! You have seen the guide now see all of his disguises!
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Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:14:45 PST
Guide to Kiteman http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-Kiteman-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/8F79/G1BBHHJG/FCH8F79G1BBHHJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/8F79/G1BBHHJG/FCH8F79G1BBHHJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/8F79/G1BBHHJG/FCH8F79G1BBHHJG.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Recently I was contacted by a group of dedicated Instructablers who brought it to my attention that one of our members was in need of his own guide.  Why, you say? Kiteman is a familar face to most members who have been on for any length of time, and is quickly introduced to new ones. Not only has h...
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Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:14:19 PST
How to play Conkers. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-play-Conkers/
How to play Conkers. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/92V8/G0KQOWRT/F8H92V8G0KQOWRT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/92V8/G0KQOWRT/F8H92V8G0KQOWRT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/92V8/G0KQOWRT/F8H92V8G0KQOWRT.SMALL.jpg Kiteman The conker The "conker" is the fruit of the horse-chestnut tree (Aesculus hippocastanum).  Not actually a chestnut (conkers are, in fact, slightly toxic), it has been an important commercial tree, with uses as broad as raw materials for explosives to providing deep shade to keep beer-gardens coo...
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Sun, 25 Oct 2009 07:18:59 PDT
Rubber-band Powered Butterfly http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-band-Powered-Butterfly/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:46:09 PDT
Quick-Play Travel "GO" Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Play-Travel-quotGOquot-Set/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2009 09:33:00 PST
The Paper Trebuchet http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Paper-Trebuchet/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 11:31:45 PST
Cheap entertainment - Sock-Muppet http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-entertainment-Sock-Muppet/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2008 15:46:55 PST
Grow Your Own Musical Instrument - an environmentally-sustainable conch-substitute. http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Your-Own-Musical-Instrument---an-environmenta/
Grow Your Own Musical Instrument - an environmentally-sustainable conch-substitute. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/SDD0/FBVHDXTY/FS1SDD0FBVHDXTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/SDD0/FBVHDXTY/FS1SDD0FBVHDXTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/SDD0/FBVHDXTY/FS1SDD0FBVHDXTY.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I have some friends living in a tank in my lab - Giant African Land Snails. Although ownership of GALs is illegal in the US, they make popular pets in the UK. Easy to care for, quite long-lived (an average of five years) and easy to breed they are also popular in schools.Every so often, one dies. ...
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Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:58:28 PDT
Launch It: The Paper Catapult. http://www.instructables.com/id/Launch-It%3a-The-Paper-Catapult./
Launch It: The Paper Catapult. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/9H8O/FDO296X7/FXX9H8OFDO296X7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/9H8O/FDO296X7/FXX9H8OFDO296X7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/9H8O/FDO296X7/FXX9H8OFDO296X7.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Give all your classmates or co-workers copies of the template - declare war over lunchtime... Materials and tools This is a cut-out-and-make Instructable.You need a copy of the template (I work to A4), a cocktail stick, scissors and a glue-stick to make each catapult (though sticky tape may be us...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2007 13:20:09 PDT