Instructables: exploring - play - rubber - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:11:07 PST BLOX v1.01 Fun Elastic Band Helicopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Elastic-Band-Helicopter/
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Thu, 30 May 2013 04:39:42 PDT
Rubber Band Powered Aeroplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Powered-Aeroplane/
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Mon, 27 May 2013 07:39:23 PDT
Letterboxing: The Secret Scavenger Hunt Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Letterboxing-The-Secret-Scavenger-Hunt-Game/
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:11:12 PDT
Silicone Rubber Tootophone Mouthpiece http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Rubber-Tootophone-Mouthpiece/
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 05:53:28 PST
"The Viking" Catapult http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Viking-Catapult/
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:46:45 PDT
Elf Ears, custom-made in silicone rubber http://www.instructables.com/id/Elf-Ears-custom-made-in-silicone-rubber/
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Thu, 31 May 2012 15:05:25 PDT
How to make a custom rubber band gun http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-custom-rubber-band-gun/
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By: MastaAzumarek

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Fri, 18 May 2012 18:38:54 PDT
$.05 Toy Hovercraft / Helicopter http://www.instructables.com/id/05-Toy-Hovercraft--Helicopter/
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Wed, 18 Oct 2006 20:44:32 PDT
50 Foot+ Rubber Band Rocket - New & Improved! http://www.instructables.com/id/50-Foot-Rubber-Band-Rocket/
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By: yokozuna

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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:10:39 PDT
Cheap/Easy Rubber Band Powered Launcher! 100m+ http://www.instructables.com/id/CheapEasy-Rubber-Band-Powered-Launcher-100m/
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 03:21:15 PDT
Simple Tensegrity Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Chopstick-Tensegrity-Setkind-of/
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011 08:35:02 PDT
Rubber Band Shooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Shooter/
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Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:36:15 PDT
Build a POG thrower! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-POG-thrower/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:33:12 PDT
Big Axe Bass - Tool Using Animal Instrument of Mass Intonation http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Axe-Bass-Tool-Using-Animal-Instrument-of-Mas/
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Tue, 19 Oct 2010 18:54:58 PDT
Baby Bass Tootophone -- a reed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Bass-Tootophone-a-reed-instrument/
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Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:27:30 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
Ultra quick resin cast parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-quick-resin-cast-parts/
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Sun, 16 May 2010 09:45:57 PDT
Knex Hole Puncher http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Hole-Puncher/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 12:02:06 PST
Repairing Joystick/Thumbpad on Gamecube Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-JoystickThumbpad-on-Gamecube-Controller/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 16:14:08 PDT
Rubber-Band Powered Altoids Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Powered-Altoids-Boat/
Rubber-Band Powered Altoids Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/MM0V/FSMSZ9XJ/FX3MM0VFSMSZ9XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/MM0V/FSMSZ9XJ/FX3MM0VFSMSZ9XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/MM0V/FSMSZ9XJ/FX3MM0VFSMSZ9XJ.SMALL.jpg computergeek This instructable is on how to build a Rubber-Band Powered Altoids Boat! Perhaps you remember making a boat out of a milk carton as a kid. Now here's one out of an Altoids Tin! They are a great thing to do with kids. Also you don't have to worry about using batteries either! (Green power!) So work ...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 07:43:47 PDT
How To Enter Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Enter-Klutz-Rubber-Band-Powered-Contest/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:59:43 PDT
How to build a MYSTIC from THE DARK CRYSTAL http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-MYSTIC-from-THE-DARK-CRYSTAL/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2008 20:36:10 PST
Mechanical Pencil Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pencil-Gun/
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By: beam

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Wed, 23 Aug 2006 05:18:42 PDT