Instructables: exploring - technology - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:38:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mousetrap Powered Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Mousetrap-Powered-Boat/
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:57:15 PDT
DIY Heart Sensor with Auto-Adjusted Threshold and Heart-Shaped LED Heartbeat Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Sensor-With-AutoAdjusted-Threshold-and-Heart/
DIY Heart Sensor with Auto-Adjusted Threshold and Heart-Shaped LED Heartbeat Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/JZ6Y/IPZPI1N4/F6UJZ6YIPZPI1N4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/JZ6Y/IPZPI1N4/F6UJZ6YIPZPI1N4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/JZ6Y/IPZPI1N4/F6UJZ6YIPZPI1N4.SMALL.jpg ohoilett I am a Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate student at Purdue University. As a BME, I really enjoy making quick and easy projects that highlight some sort of physiological quantity. Heart rate is such an activity. There are numerous projects that deal with detecting a person's heart beat all over t...
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Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:31:49 PDT
Surber Sampler for Aquatic Invertebrates http://www.instructables.com/id/Surber-Sampler-for-Aquatic-Invertebrates/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:14:41 PDT
Sampling Lake Bottom Sediments http://www.instructables.com/id/Sampling-Lake-Bottom-Sediments/
Sampling Lake Bottom Sediments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/SF5F/IPY0LGJA/F6CSF5FIPY0LGJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/SF5F/IPY0LGJA/F6CSF5FIPY0LGJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/SF5F/IPY0LGJA/F6CSF5FIPY0LGJA.SMALL.jpg notsosharp The sediments at the bottom of lakes accumulate over a long time. These sediments contain thousands of years of fossil remains. In 2003 the community around Cowley Lake asked us to explore the reason the lake level had dropped almost a meter over a three-year period. We decided to examine core sed...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:57:20 PDT
Space Laser Manual Go-To For Your Telescope http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Laser-Manual-Go-To-for-Your-Telescope/
Space Laser Manual Go-To For Your Telescope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/8OYJ/IPLF38MP/F498OYJIPLF38MP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/8OYJ/IPLF38MP/F498OYJIPLF38MP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/8OYJ/IPLF38MP/F498OYJIPLF38MP.SMALL.jpg Mark Rehorst A green laser is very useful for pointing out objects in the night sky. But how do you know what you're pointing at? If if you want to find something specific in the sky, how do you find it?A lot of people have telescopes without computerized go-to systems. It can be difficult to find specific ob...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:25:00 PDT
Windmill Powered by Windmill http://www.instructables.com/id/Windmill-Powered-by-Windmill/
Windmill Powered by Windmill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/PB91/IPJZLDRN/F71PB91IPJZLDRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/PB91/IPJZLDRN/F71PB91IPJZLDRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/PB91/IPJZLDRN/F71PB91IPJZLDRN.SMALL.jpg REchargeLabs This Instructable is to describe how to create a Dutch style windmill powered by a wind turbine with backup solar power. Gather Materials Materials Needed for the Circuit:1 Gear Motor1 Extender1/2 inch of medium size tubing1 Motor Attachment1 Turbine1 - 3 volt Solar PanelCardboard to build energ...
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:14:09 PDT
Burning Words Into Wood With Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-Words-Into-Wood-With-Electricity/
Burning Words Into Wood With Electricity - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKLB/IPIYQ0ZM/FZGVKLBIPIYQ0ZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKLB/IPIYQ0ZM/FZGVKLBIPIYQ0ZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKLB/IPIYQ0ZM/FZGVKLBIPIYQ0ZM.SMALL.jpg austiwawa Burn Words into Wood with Electricity - Lichtenberg FiguresA while back I uploaded an Instructable explaining how to burn Lichtenberg figures into wood using an old microwave transformer. Now after doing a bit of experimenting I came up with a simple way that you can actually burn words into wood by...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:02:48 PDT
Flying Toilet Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Flying-Toilet-Paper/
Flying Toilet Paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/80RH/IPE6JEX4/F0780RHIPE6JEX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/80RH/IPE6JEX4/F0780RHIPE6JEX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/80RH/IPE6JEX4/F0780RHIPE6JEX4.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Many years ago Fat Cat attended Space Camp for Educators. While there he met some amazing teachers from all over the country and learned many things about flight, rockets, and space. He wanted to learn more and started taking flying lessons to help quench that thirst for knowledge. To this day we ca...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:04:22 PDT
Inverted shadows: a polarization frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Inverted-Shadows-a-Polarization-Frame/
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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 12:02:29 PDT
Plastic Smithing: How To Make your own HDPE Plastic Anything (DIY plastic lumber) http://www.instructables.com/id/HomemadePlastic/
Plastic Smithing: How To Make your own HDPE Plastic Anything (DIY plastic lumber) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/IOR8/FM7WGPBJ/FK0IOR8FM7WGPBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/IOR8/FM7WGPBJ/FK0IOR8FM7WGPBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/IOR8/FM7WGPBJ/FK0IOR8FM7WGPBJ.SMALL.jpg stasterisk How to make really good hard plastic while reusing and recycling plastic bags at home! Via this method, you can make ANYTHING you want to, out of hard, lightweight, real plastic that's astoundingly durable. It comes out very similar in texture to recycled plastic lumber. best of all, this method in...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:00:39 PDT
LIFE http://www.instructables.com/id/LIFE-3/
LIFE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/Q8KO/IOSPBRZD/FG5Q8KOIOSPBRZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/Q8KO/IOSPBRZD/FG5Q8KOIOSPBRZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/Q8KO/IOSPBRZD/FG5Q8KOIOSPBRZD.SMALL.jpg NoahH30 Sometimes life just slaps you right in the face. My physics partner and I have created this kinetic sculpture in an effort to represent this abstract phenomenon in an equally abstract artistic medium. The materials To recreate this artistic masterpiece, you will need:-one head (fake or real, per...
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Mon, 30 May 2016 22:49:05 PDT
DIY vacuum chamber for experiments http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Vacuum-Chamber-for-Experiments/
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Sun, 29 May 2016 03:30:40 PDT
Watch Me Spin http://www.instructables.com/id/Watch-Me-Spin/
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Sat, 28 May 2016 07:03:45 PDT
Free Energy from Thin Air! http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Energy-From-Thin-Air/
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Tue, 24 May 2016 03:21:51 PDT
Demo Wave Model Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Demo-Wave-Model-Kit/
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Thu, 19 May 2016 11:50:22 PDT
Foam Cube Truss Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-Cube-Truss-Bridge/
Foam Cube Truss Bridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/WGF9/IOCJ62PF/F6VWGF9IOCJ62PF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/WGF9/IOCJ62PF/F6VWGF9IOCJ62PF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/WGF9/IOCJ62PF/F6VWGF9IOCJ62PF.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science For heavy car and railroad traffic, beam bridges are replaced by truss bridges. A truss bridge is a bridge that bears its weight through its truss system. A truss bridge is a type of bridge that carries its weight through its truss system. This truss system is composed of triangles and rectangles th...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 10:13:14 PDT
How To Make a Mini Wave Model http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Wave-Model/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:47:28 PDT
Print your heart : 3D Models for Cardiac Valve Disease http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Your-Heart-3D-Models-for-Cardiac-Valve-Disea/
Print your heart : 3D Models for Cardiac Valve Disease - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/QW12/IOCE88BE/F9AQW12IOCE88BE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/QW12/IOCE88BE/F9AQW12IOCE88BE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9A/QW12/IOCE88BE/F9AQW12IOCE88BE.SMALL.jpg gporetti The problem3D echocardiography has rapidly become the standard in the evaluation of patients with valve disease. This technique provides a new window for heart evaluation, not only for the cardiologist, but also for other medical doctors involved in the management of patients suffering from heart di...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 08:59:21 PDT
A simple funny physics experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Funny-Physics-Experiment/
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Fri, 6 May 2016 08:38:57 PDT
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lichtenberg-Figures-in-Wood/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 PDT
A Beam Bridge Science Project http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Beam-Bridge-Science-Project/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 11:01:46 PDT
Temperature Controlled Box for Laboratory Measurements http://www.instructables.com/id/Temperature-Controlled-Box-for-Laboratory-Measurem/
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:33:34 PDT
Instant Color Change Experiment | Iodine Clock Reaction http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Color-Change-Experiment-Iodine-Clock-React/
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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:43:30 PDT
An inexpensive Photometer and Colorimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Inexpensive-Photometer-and-Colorimeter/
An inexpensive Photometer and Colorimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SMALL.jpg Dr H Version 08-May-2016What is this instructable about?The aim of this project was to construct a simple and inexpensive device that allows the measurement of the color composition of a solution, i.e. a colorimeter, and/or its optical density, i.e. a photometer.It is intended be an educational tool for ...
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:20:02 PDT
Pizza Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Solar-Oven/
Pizza Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/LMYW/IN7QR7O9/F71LMYWIN7QR7O9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/LMYW/IN7QR7O9/F71LMYWIN7QR7O9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/LMYW/IN7QR7O9/F71LMYWIN7QR7O9.SMALL.jpg JeffreyL_KarrinH The world's resources are quickly depleting, and soon we will run out of the precious fossil fuels controlling nations across the globe. However, there is a solution to the exponentially growing problem of resource scarcity - renewable energy. Renewable energy is often categorized as "clean energy" ...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:48:52 PDT
Bismuth Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Bismuth-Eggs/
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:01:19 PDT
Making a Balance Electroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Balance-Electroscope/
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:08:27 PDT
The Secret of Neocube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Secret-of-Neocube/
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:05:45 PDT
Mini Water Distiller http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Water-Distiller/
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 11:58:34 PDT
Scrappy Science Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrappy-Science-Caddy/
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 13:44:49 PDT
Lemon Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Battery-2/
Lemon Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SMALL.jpg Breerito This project is to demonstrate the amount of electricity exerted from four lemons that can power LEDs. Gather Materials Gather-Four lemons-Five alligator clips-Four pennies from before 1982 so they're copper plated.-Four galvanized (iron coated) screws or nails. (Screws are featured in this pict...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:55:57 PDT
Make Piezo Generator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Piezo-Generator/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 01:27:17 PDT
Measuring Bacterial Growth by Quantitative Chloroplast Estimation http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-Bacterial-Growth-by-Quantitative-Chlorop/
Measuring Bacterial Growth by Quantitative Chloroplast Estimation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FKW/2EMX/ILY0PLJ3/FKW2EMXILY0PLJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FKW/2EMX/ILY0PLJ3/FKW2EMXILY0PLJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FKW/2EMX/ILY0PLJ3/FKW2EMXILY0PLJ3.SMALL.jpg SK4104 Introduction This set of instructions explains how to measure the number of chloroplasts in a given amount of solution. The measurements can be extrapolated to determine the amount of growth in bacteria. Bacterial cultures grow at different rates depending on their concentration. At first, when ther...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 07:25:16 PDT
Smart Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Plants/
Smart Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/GL1A/ILPI84M9/F51GL1AILPI84M9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/GL1A/ILPI84M9/F51GL1AILPI84M9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/GL1A/ILPI84M9/F51GL1AILPI84M9.SMALL.jpg altair1016 Which problem do we want to solve ?Sometimes our plants are not irrigated. Maybe we forget, maybe distance could be a problem...Our Solution: For that reason we created Smart Plant, which is a watering system that allows to control, in real time, the state of our plants. The system is controlled by ...
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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:14:55 PDT
How to Grow Salt Crystals! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grow-Salt-Crystals/
How to Grow Salt Crystals! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SMALL.jpg AmyKarle Growing salt crystals on objects to make interesting art forms or for a simple science experiment is easy and fun! Here I'll share how to grow crystals on 3D printed lattices and structures, but you can grow crystals on most anything you can imagine... or just on themselves.This process is easy and...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:37:45 PST
How to find the area over an interval using integrals. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Find-the-Area-Over-an-Interval-Using-Integr/
How to find the area over an interval using integrals. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/D8KJ/ILJWLT61/FV3D8KJILJWLT61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/D8KJ/ILJWLT61/FV3D8KJILJWLT61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/D8KJ/ILJWLT61/FV3D8KJILJWLT61.SMALL.gif CodyS88 In this instuctable, you will be able to learn how to find the area under the curve using integrals. Materials PaperPencilCalculatorEquationInterval Know the standard form for integrals. The standard form for integrals is in the picture provided. Come up with an equation. For example, lets...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:28:17 PST
Grasping Gravitational Waves: Augmented Reality Robots teach physics fundamentals to children and adults alike http://www.instructables.com/id/Grasping-Gravitational-Waves-Augmented-Reality-Rob/
Grasping Gravitational Waves: Augmented Reality Robots teach physics fundamentals to children and adults alike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EI2V/ILA1A8FC/FMBEI2VILA1A8FC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EI2V/ILA1A8FC/FMBEI2VILA1A8FC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EI2V/ILA1A8FC/FMBEI2VILA1A8FC.SMALL.gif SteveMann Make invisible gravitational waves, radio waves, sound waves, etc., graspable and more comprehensible with AR (Augmented Reality) robotics using a simple device I invented at the age of 12, in 1974. This device is so simple that a child can build it, yet by combining it with robotics, it can provid...
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Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:39:54 PST
Beats by Luke and Jason O. (DIY HEADPHONES) http://www.instructables.com/id/Beats-by-Luke-and-Jason-O-DIY-HEADPHONES/
Beats by Luke and Jason O. (DIY HEADPHONES) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/QOM2/IL6XI2DG/FNOQOM2IL6XI2DG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/QOM2/IL6XI2DG/FNOQOM2IL6XI2DG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/QOM2/IL6XI2DG/FNOQOM2IL6XI2DG.SMALL.jpg Jason_Borja Hello everybody, this instructable is about how to make a headphone, or a speaker. Hope everyone enjoys! Gathering Materials A cup, (preferably plastic) Scissors An mp3 player or mp4 28 gauge insulated copper wire Elmer's Washable Glue Stick Sticky notes Scotch 35 Blue Vinyl...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 21:36:47 PST
How to build a Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Tesla-Coil/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 18:44:09 PDT
How to Balance a Chemical Equation (Final) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Balance-a-Chemical-Equation/
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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 05:11:09 PST
Tuned Mass Damper Demonstration http://www.instructables.com/id/Tuned-Mass-Damper-Demonstration/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:59:57 PST
Revive an old microscope: proper cleaning, new light source (with plywood) and camera adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Revive-an-Old-Microscope-Proper-Cleaning-New-Light/
Revive an old microscope: proper cleaning, new light source (with plywood) and camera adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SMALL.jpg Maniacy Do you love science? If the answer is yes, then you need a microscope. Why, you ask? Because you can have a glimpse of the world otherwise unseen. And also you can attach a Raspberry Pi and an Ipad (or any other sort of screen).In the early days of microscopy, the microscope wasn't used as a scienti...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:47:52 PST
Solar Eclipse Viewer from Reading Glasses and Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Eclipse-Viewer-From-Reading-Glasses-and-Card/
Solar Eclipse Viewer from Reading Glasses and Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/BM6W/IKVFWWU9/F0TBM6WIKVFWWU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/BM6W/IKVFWWU9/F0TBM6WIKVFWWU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/BM6W/IKVFWWU9/F0TBM6WIKVFWWU9.SMALL.jpg origamiwolf Solar eclipses are rare astronomical events which are exciting to watch, but require some form of equipment for safe viewing. Even if most of the Sun is obscured, it still emits enough light, particularly ultraviolet light, that can cause permanent damage to the eyes.Most eclipse sites recommend us...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 07:58:32 PST
Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Centrifuge/
Centrifuge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/9X66/IKU2OLPJ/F7G9X66IKU2OLPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/9X66/IKU2OLPJ/F7G9X66IKU2OLPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/9X66/IKU2OLPJ/F7G9X66IKU2OLPJ.SMALL.jpg nanusefue Our OpenFuge is based on what was realized in the Biohack Academy. ​Centrifuge A centrifuge is a device that uses the centrifugal force for separating the different materials suspended in a liquid. In the end the heavier elements settle below in the lower part and lighter molecules behind, in the...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:13:02 PST
Solar Powered Flower Motor Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Flower-Motor-Hack/
Solar Powered Flower Motor Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/HQU1/IKK0C9Z0/F2QHQU1IKK0C9Z0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/HQU1/IKK0C9Z0/F2QHQU1IKK0C9Z0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/HQU1/IKK0C9Z0/F2QHQU1IKK0C9Z0.SMALL.jpg RonC48 This project shows how to convert a $1 Solar Powered Flower into a pulse motor. The video shows the motor in action while operating under a desk lamp. It works even better in sunlight. This conversion is reversible, so the motor can be removed and the sun flower parts reassembled and restored.Th...
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:13:39 PST
Underwater Musical Instruments: sound from water http://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-Musical-Instruments-Sound-From-Water/
Underwater Musical Instruments: sound from water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/NXGO/IKK0CFW0/FTSNXGOIKK0CFW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/NXGO/IKK0CFW0/FTSNXGOIKK0CFW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/NXGO/IKK0CFW0/FTSNXGOIKK0CFW0.SMALL.jpg SteveMann Let's build a musical instrument that makes sound from vibrations in liquid!For the first time in human history, we'll give water a "voice".I recall from my childhood, our kindergarten teacher told us:"There are 3 kinds of instruments: strings; percussion; and wind."Something bother...
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:38:12 PST
DIY Subsonic Wind Tunnel - Lift/Drag Testing - for rLoop Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Subsonic-Wind-Tunnel-LiftDrag-Testing-for-RLoo/
DIY Subsonic Wind Tunnel - Lift/Drag Testing - for rLoop Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/GIUC/IKFS0HJ8/FYXGIUCIKFS0HJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/GIUC/IKFS0HJ8/FYXGIUCIKFS0HJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/GIUC/IKFS0HJ8/FYXGIUCIKFS0HJ8.SMALL.jpg beltenebros Who is rLoop?rLoop is a non-profit, open-source, online think tank. Our goal is to democratize the Hyperloop project through open-source collaborative design and development. We were recently selected by SpaceX as the 'Best Non-Student Team' at the Hyperloop Pod Design Competition, and were among 22...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:06:36 PST
How to Send Art Into Outer Space http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Send-Art-Into-Outer-Space/
How to Send Art Into Outer Space - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/4TWU/IJYUL6EU/FAZ4TWUIJYUL6EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/4TWU/IJYUL6EU/FAZ4TWUIJYUL6EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/4TWU/IJYUL6EU/FAZ4TWUIJYUL6EU.SMALL.jpg noahw In February of 2014, a small team of employees from Planet Labs came to Autodesk's Pier 9 to tour our workshop and offices. As we walked and talked, we communed over common values, similar interests, and shared our desire to learn from our respective creative communities. What followed from that d...
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:08:48 PST
Motor Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Makeover/
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:55:42 PST
Vacuum Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sound-in-Space-the-Handheld-Version/
Vacuum Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Need some space and quiet?If you're trying to change your surroundings, maybe you should think about traveling vertically. You know what a car horn sounds like in outer space? Nothing! Sound needs something to move through, and if you take away the air, then you take away sound's pressure wave. An e...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:12:50 PST