Instructables: exploring - technology - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 May 2015 09:01:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Control your friends using the power of Neuroscience (Remote Control Human Part II) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-friends-using-the-power-of-Neuroscien/
Control your friends using the power of Neuroscience (Remote Control Human Part II) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/54NN/I86P7NUK/F2954NNI86P7NUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/54NN/I86P7NUK/F2954NNI86P7NUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/54NN/I86P7NUK/F2954NNI86P7NUK.SMALL.jpg garriaga In this Instructable we'll use a Mindwave Mobile EEG (electroencephalogram) unit, a trusty Arduino UNO, a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit, and a simple relay to remotely control a human minion with our minds!This Instructable scaffolds on the skills learned in the Remote Cont...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 21:57:21 PDT
DIY Cool Near Space Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cool-Near-Space-Project/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:09:08 PDT
Aurora Alerts http://www.instructables.com/id/Aurora-Alerts/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 10:57:42 PDT
Viscosity Tube Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Viscosity-Tube-Tumbler/
Viscosity Tube Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For those that travel on a path slightly more gooey. Viscosity! It's the stickiness of life that keeps everything from lava to jelly in check. With the viscosity tube tumbler, you can look at everything from air bubble races to density columns to sedimentation in real time. Grab your glitter, your h...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:22:04 PDT
Wind Tube! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Tube/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:10:48 PDT
Clean money http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-money/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 02:22:53 PDT
Maggie the Simple Electromagnet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Maggie-the-Electromagnet/
Maggie the Simple Electromagnet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/O9GZ/I9B6HD0U/FQKO9GZI9B6HD0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/O9GZ/I9B6HD0U/FQKO9GZI9B6HD0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/O9GZ/I9B6HD0U/FQKO9GZI9B6HD0U.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Maggie sure puts the FUN in the four FUNdamental forces. This project is a great introduction to electromagnetism, the force that not only helps pick up squished cars in junkyard wars, but is also responsible for a lot of the properties of matter in everyday life. Get enough electrons flowing via yo...
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Tue, 5 May 2015 16:10:53 PDT
DIY Penny Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Penny-Battery/
DIY Penny Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/I4KL/I99R60TD/FBWI4KLI99R60TD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/I4KL/I99R60TD/FBWI4KLI99R60TD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/I4KL/I99R60TD/FBWI4KLI99R60TD.SMALL.jpg bobdabiulder So, here is a simple way to make a low powered battery for under a dollar. Getting the stuff ready You need:5 american* pennies w/ dates between 1945ish - 1980. I'm not sure if "wheat pennies" work.Tin foilCardboardA cup of vinegar - Salt water works too, just not nearly as well. * - According ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 17:51:06 PDT
Water Drop Trampoline http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Drop-Trampoline/
Water Drop Trampoline - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/JQSS/I95GQQS8/FVZJQSSI95GQQS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/JQSS/I95GQQS8/FVZJQSSI95GQQS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/JQSS/I95GQQS8/FVZJQSSI95GQQS8.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Water you doing today? Add some bounce to your bubble and some dance to your drops with the water drop trampoline! Columns of air moving at different speeds let you float drops in a hovering boogie. We set out to make this as a homemade version of one of our favorite exhibits at the Exploratorium, "...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 10:02:51 PDT
Music You Can See http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-You-Can-See/
Music You Can See - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Music isn't just for ears anymore. What ears have done for millions of years, oscilloscopes have done for about a hundred. Grab a thrift store keyboard, an electronic kid's toy, or any other electronic soundmaker and with a quick hack, turn those tunes into something your eyeballs can enjoy. This is...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 08:04:07 PDT
Wind Turbine Game! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbine-Game/
Wind Turbine Game! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Hold on to your hats, because it's getting windy in here! A breath of air? Post-meal flatulence? A raging tornado? Harness them all with your new wind turbine, and the game to build the best blade design for maximum watt production. This is a great activity that can be done with a whole class even w...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:53:38 PDT
Flower Dissection! http://www.instructables.com/id/Flower-Dissection/
Flower Dissection! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/7R4G/I916FKAL/FAV7R4GI916FKAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/7R4G/I916FKAL/FAV7R4GI916FKAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/7R4G/I916FKAL/FAV7R4GI916FKAL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab When you get a biologist flowers, they may not stay intact. For beautiful things we see every day, there is actually an amazing amount to discover by not only stopping to smell the roses, but look inside them too. In our case, we're going to dissect lilies! Time to put the petal to the metal. What: ...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:21:39 PDT
Water Rocket Launcher for Science Fun V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-Launcher-for-Science-Fun/
Water Rocket Launcher for Science Fun V2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/IDUP/I916FJMX/F75IDUPI916FJMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/IDUP/I916FJMX/F75IDUPI916FJMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/IDUP/I916FJMX/F75IDUPI916FJMX.SMALL.jpg Maccay Last year (2013/14), I taught 2nd grade science at IDEA Allan Academy in Austin Texas. When I was handed the assignment, I wanted to do more than lecture and provide worksheets for the subject. Science, like most subjects had to be taught with hands on examples where students would gain more from p...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:23:48 PDT
Wire Maze! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Maze/
Wire Maze! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/V1YF/I8YBOJHB/F4FV1YFI8YBOJHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/V1YF/I8YBOJHB/F4FV1YFI8YBOJHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/V1YF/I8YBOJHB/F4FV1YFI8YBOJHB.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab If you loved the game "Operation" as a kid, and want to continue on your path of supreme hand-eye coordination, give this buzzing electronics project a try. What's great is you can change the path every time, anywhere from novice post-bac medical school applicant to the manual dexterity of Dr. Octop...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:49:37 PDT
Coanda effect - experiment, 3D printed model, explaination. http://www.instructables.com/id/Coanda-effect-experiment-3D-printed-model-explaina/
Coanda effect - experiment, 3D printed model, explaination. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/HUN9/I8R69XO5/F9KHUN9I8R69XO5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/HUN9/I8R69XO5/F9KHUN9I8R69XO5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/HUN9/I8R69XO5/F9KHUN9I8R69XO5.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 What bring me to write this instructable is pure accident.Few weeks ago, I was looking for tesla turbines over Youtube and found one little video that shows this effect. I got really interested. Just because I feel like sharing my knowledge, I am writing this information to you because like Albert E...
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:04:28 PDT
Pinhole Eye Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Eye-Model/
Pinhole Eye Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/D219/I8UUVBMU/F0VD219I8UUVBMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/D219/I8UUVBMU/F0VD219I8UUVBMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/D219/I8UUVBMU/F0VD219I8UUVBMU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Ahoy there, matey! Prepare to get kicked in the eyeballs with this wonder of a vision modification!The pinhole eye model is a great way to see how squids and octopus see the world, and you'll get a bit of a surprise looking through it. I often preface making this with my students as it revealing "th...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:22:32 PDT
Light Drum! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Drum/
Light Drum! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Light up your life! Opt in to this optic option with the most wonderful way to introduce kiddos (and adultos) to all of light's tricks. From refracting, diffracting, reflecting, diffusing, the light drum is just wonderful. This is one of our favorite projects for awesome science in the dark. What: L...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:22 PDT
Simplified Water Rockets - Elementary Science Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplified-Water-Rockets-Elementary-Science-Fun/
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:11:24 PDT
Rubber Band Harmonica! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Band-Harmonica/
Rubber Band Harmonica! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/NMX6/I8PQVS2B/FH8NMX6I8PQVS2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/NMX6/I8PQVS2B/FH8NMX6I8PQVS2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/NMX6/I8PQVS2B/FH8NMX6I8PQVS2B.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Make dulcet tones only a mother pigeon could love! With the rubber band harmonica, you can pick up a tune anywhere, and tune your harmonica with post-its to play any notes well in the mezzo-soprano range! This is a great introduction to vibrations, sound, and the effect on sound of string (jn this c...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:00:35 PDT
Squid Dissection http://www.instructables.com/id/Squid-Dissection/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:43:48 PDT
Glove-a-Trombone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-a-Trombone/
Glove-a-Trombone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/W7YA/I8MVZ3NL/FJ1W7YAI8MVZ3NL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/W7YA/I8MVZ3NL/FJ1W7YAI8MVZ3NL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/W7YA/I8MVZ3NL/FJ1W7YAI8MVZ3NL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Whether you miss the sound of a flock of geese in the morning, a foghorn at night, an ensemble of car horns at daybreak, the Glove-a-Trombone can take care of all your audio needs. With an adjustable pitch, the glove-a-trombone is a great instrument to introduce people to pitch, frequency, wavelengt...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:04:59 PDT
Barebones High-Altitude Balloon Cam http://www.instructables.com/id/Barebones-High-Altitude-Balloon-Cam/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:27:13 PDT
Circuit Tiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Tiles/
Circuit Tiles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For all the wee Edisons and Teslas to be, circuit tiles are the best! These are a great way to introduce people to circuits in a fun, ridiculous, iterative way. This is great for just one person exploring or an entire class working together. And your collection can keep growing over time! It's like ...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
RC Aircraft Thrust Stand Version 2 - Hack of a Kitchen Scale for only $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Aircraft-Thrust-Stand-Version-2-Hack-of-a-Kitch/
RC Aircraft Thrust Stand Version 2 - Hack of a Kitchen Scale for only $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/3JC7/I8FQXLO7/FKI3JC7I8FQXLO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/3JC7/I8FQXLO7/FKI3JC7I8FQXLO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/3JC7/I8FQXLO7/FKI3JC7I8FQXLO7.SMALL.jpg DM8 Using a standard kitchen scale purchased from amazon (Item # B00MN0NI90 or search for "DecoBros Digital Food Scale") for $10 and some 3D printed parts, you can make an RC Aircraft Thrust Stand to measure thrust produced across the operating range of an RC motor and prop combination. Using a standar...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:13:49 PDT
Spacetime Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Spacetime-Table/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 14:42:13 PDT
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! http://www.instructables.com/id/Strobe-Goggles/
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Why wait for the club when you can make the whole world appear in strobe all the time? Strobe goggles can reverse water drops, make your auntie look fly at dancing, and even give you mild seizures / migraines if you're lucky!But seriously, these are a super fun way to make adjustable-rate strobe gog...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:43:52 PDT
Balance Bot Buddy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Balancing-Bot-Buddy/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:40:15 PDT
Living Art - Ant Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-Art-Ant-Farm/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 09:29:47 PDT
Science Fair Air Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Fair-Air-Rockets/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 23:40:28 PDT
Designing and Testing an Electromagnetic Braking System http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-Testing-an-Electromagnetic-Braking-S/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 19:25:15 PDT
DIY hydrogen generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-hydrogen-generator/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:21:49 PDT
Galileo Ramps: exploring velocity and acceleration with marble and inclined planes http://www.instructables.com/id/Galileo-Ramps-exploring-velocity-and-acceleration-/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:00:34 PDT
Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:59:51 PDT
Sea Sampler: Midwater Plankton Tow for OpenROV http://www.instructables.com/id/Sea-Sampler-Midwater-Plankton-Tow-for-OpenROV/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:52 PDT
How Dish Soap Works - Water Surface Tension Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Dish-Soap-Works-Water-Surface-Tension-Experime/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:18:45 PDT
How to put out a candle with magic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-out-a-candle-with-magic/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:57:15 PDT
Emergency Landing a Small Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Landing-a-Small-Plane/
Emergency Landing a Small Plane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/F841/I7MXDWQP/FQBF841I7MXDWQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/F841/I7MXDWQP/FQBF841I7MXDWQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/F841/I7MXDWQP/FQBF841I7MXDWQP.SMALL.jpg eickn You're flying with a friend that is a pilot and he or she becomes unable to fly! What now?Check out this instructable to learn the 4-step process to landing a plane. It's not going to be easy, but you're most likely going to be okay. This has happened to people before and if they can make it out ali...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:03:58 PDT
Easy Chladni Plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Chladni-Plate/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:41:21 PDT
DIY Interferometer: Prove Einstein Wrong in 20 Minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Interferometer-Prove-Einstein-Wrong-in-20-Minu/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:22 PDT
How To: Ghastly Green Fire, At Home! (And Why It Burns Green...) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Ghastly-Green-Fire-At-Home-And-Why-It-Burns/
How To: Ghastly Green Fire, At Home! (And Why It Burns Green...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/3NHM/I7IVPJM7/F7S3NHMI7IVPJM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/3NHM/I7IVPJM7/F7S3NHMI7IVPJM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/3NHM/I7IVPJM7/F7S3NHMI7IVPJM7.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan Remember to read any precautions on the Borax and Methanol labels carefully before starting this experiment.Hello, today I am going to demonstrate how to make some awesome, vividly Green colored flames, using some ingredients you can find at your local Super-Mart. The only thing(s) you should need...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 23:46:06 PDT
Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Economical-Ecological-Distillation/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:17:22 PDT
THERMAL ENERGY MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/THERMAL-ENERGY-MACHINE/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:17:20 PDT
A Scientist's Guide to Citizen Science http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Scientists-Guide-to-Citizen-Science/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:51:19 PDT
Kitty Kraft - Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitty-Kraft-Hovercraft/
Kitty Kraft - Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/69NR/I6YXMCVB/F7569NRI6YXMCVB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/69NR/I6YXMCVB/F7569NRI6YXMCVB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/69NR/I6YXMCVB/F7569NRI6YXMCVB.SMALL.jpg alinke A kitty themed hovercraft with LED lights for my daughter's science fair project.Materials & Tools4x4 feet 3/8" thick plywood sheet 6 mil plastic sheeting Leaf blower (battery or electric)Staple gunDrill and screwsSand paperDuct tape (recommend Gorilla duct tape)LED strips - optional Kitty picture d...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 10:30:41 PST
Can-sized Satellite 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-sized-Satellite-2/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:41:10 PST
Vapour TorQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Vapour-TorQ/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:34:59 PST
DIY solar cell from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-cell-from-scratch/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:38:31 PST
Microgrid! The backyard pneumatic grid project http://www.instructables.com/id/Microgrid-The-backyard-pneumatic-grid-project/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:47:53 PST
How to make a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:28 PST
What's the Cost to Cook a Hot Dog? http://www.instructables.com/id/Whats-the-Cost-to-Cook-a-Hot-Dog/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:17:57 PST