Instructables: exploring - technology - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:13:56 PST BLOX v1.01 Play with glowing neurons? A novel framework for interactive neuron simulation in hardware. http://www.instructables.com/id/Play-with-glowing-neurons-A-novel-framework-for-in/
Play with glowing neurons? A novel framework for interactive neuron simulation in hardware. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/B1CY/I3TH5KQ6/FZYB1CYI3TH5KQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/B1CY/I3TH5KQ6/FZYB1CYI3TH5KQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/B1CY/I3TH5KQ6/FZYB1CYI3TH5KQ6.SMALL.jpg nspike Please note: The present EEPA theory and the corresponding hardware implementation were developed in the context of my bachelor thesis research. The explanations given here are written for a broad audience. If you are interested in the thesis, the project, have questions or remarks, please do not he...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:10:35 PST
Eco-Column http://www.instructables.com/id/Eco-Column/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:08:21 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:43:24 PST
Crystal Growth Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Crystal-Growth-Project/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:29:43 PST
Seismometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Seismometer/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:56:47 PST
Low-magnification Microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/low-magnification-microscope/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:24:41 PDT
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:17:32 PDT
DIY Oil Pollution Testing http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Oil-Pollution-Testing/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:35:08 PDT
Science Fair: Bored No More http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Fair-Bored-No-More/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:09:35 PDT
Making Pine Rosin http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Pine-Rosin/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:44:55 PDT
Make Your Own Never Wet/Ultra Ever Dry (Hydrophobic Coating) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Never-WetUltra-Ever-Dry-Hydrophobic-/
Make Your Own Never Wet/Ultra Ever Dry (Hydrophobic Coating) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/LY71/I12KHACG/FK6LY71I12KHACG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/LY71/I12KHACG/FK6LY71I12KHACG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/LY71/I12KHACG/FK6LY71I12KHACG.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This is an easy way to make a hydrophobic coating from products that have been available for decades. It works great!Cyclopentasiloxane is the component of antiperspirant that functions as the hydrophobic element to this project. While not quite as hydrophobic the commercial coatings like Never Wet ...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:23:54 PDT
Easy $3 ferrofluid and other explorations with magnetic slime http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-3-ferrofluid-and-other-explorations-with-magn/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:36:18 PDT
Rat Skull - Cleaning, Preserving and Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Rat-Skull-Taxidermy-and-Display/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:36:16 PDT
Acoustic Suspension Of Water Droplets http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Suspension-Of-Water-Droplets/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:35:09 PDT
How to catch micro-organisms! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-catch-micro-organisms/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:24:38 PDT
Plasma in a test tube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-plasma/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 01:56:22 PDT
Small Wimshurst generator from cardboard and CDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Wimshurst-generator-from-cardboard-and-CDs/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:21:18 PDT
Milk + Soap = Awesome Reaction http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Soap-Awesome-Reaction/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:26:17 PDT
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Permanent-Bubbles-From-A-CD-or-DVD/
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan In this video I show how to blow Permanent bubbles using an old Cd or DVD all you'll need for this is: 1. A CD Or DVD 2. A lighter 3. Scissors, a Knife, or a Razor Blade And that's it, in the video I show you how to separate the two layers on the CD or DVD, heating it up, and actually blowing the ...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:11 PDT
Kitemapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitemapping/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:26 PDT
Galaxy Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Galaxy-Mobile/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:14:21 PDT
RC Eagle for Bird photography http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Eagle-for-Bird-photography/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:40:25 PDT
Preserve Your Own Animal Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserve-Your-Own-Animal-Skull/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 14:36:04 PDT
Easy Webcam Microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Webcam-Microscope/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:30:37 PDT
The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Model-1882-Wireless-Telephone/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:12:37 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
Two Dimensional Acetic Acid Molecule http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Dimensional-Acetic-Acid-Molecule/
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Sat, 24 May 2014 16:10:37 PDT
Crowd-sourced Time Lapse Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Crowd-sourced-Time-Lapse-Photography/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 19:41:51 PDT
Nitrogen gas generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Nitrogen-gas-generator/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 18:31:13 PDT
Laser Starfinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Starfinder/
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 22:34:57 PDT
Comparison of Spore Lengths in Crimini and White Button Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Comparison-of-Spore-Lengths-in-Crimini-and-White-B/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 16:09:47 PDT
Make a Graphene Supercapacitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Graphene-Supercapacitor/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 23:00:50 PDT
Homemade liquid nitrogen generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-liquid-nitrogen-generator/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 13:20:29 PDT
What is the point of ironing your clothes? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-the-point-of-ironing-your-clothes/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:23:16 PDT
How to Conduct Experiments Using the Scientific Method http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Conduct-Experiments-Using-the-Scientific-Me/
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Thu, 15 May 2014 20:26:58 PDT
Why do Mentos React with Soda? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Does-the-Number-of-Mentos-Affect-the-AmountRat/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:52:05 PDT
At Home Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration http://www.instructables.com/id/At-Home-Elephant-Toothpaste-Demonstration/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Hello TrollFaceTheMan here with How to make Elephant Toothpaste... Now I know this is an old one, but sometimes the classics are worth repeating... Now this experiment is completely safe to do at home, and all the igredents most of you will already have around the house...  So stay tuned, to fin...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:18:30 PDT
Growing Rock Candy In Under 24 Hours (Includes Time Lapse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Under-24-Hours-With-Time-Lap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Please vote if you like it!! Hello Yotubers TrollFaceTheMan Here...     I had been Looking around about Crystal Growth and such and decided to re-try an experiment I had always failed at in the past, making rock candy... Why had I always failed it..? Well patience has never been my strong suit...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:16:45 PDT
Live data to excel from an Arduino Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-data-to-excel-from-an-Arduino-Light-Sensor/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:11:12 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-20-Project-Paperclip/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
Testing the Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-the-Water/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:34:55 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-an-Egg-Through-a-Bottleneck/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Asynchronous single-phase motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Asynchronous-single-phase-motor/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:58:15 PDT
Arduino and Plotly Based Seismograph http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-Plotly-Based-Seismograph/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:44:52 PDT
Simple dc motor with forward/reverse and self starting http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-dc-motor-with-forwardreverse-and-self-start/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:38 PDT
Chocolate, the physical side http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-chocolate/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:47:33 PDT
How-To Make Fireworks From Marshmallows, a Pyrotechnic Putty http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Fireworks-From-Marshmallows-a-Pyrotech/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan If you like this Instructable please don't forget to vote for it!! In this Video I explain how to make a slow burning firework putty using Marshmallows and an oxidizer (Sodium Nitrate in my case...) Potassium Nitrate can also be used but the ratio is 3 parts oxidizer to 2 parts sugar, instead of 2 ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:14:20 PDT
Play with Math: Make Animated GIF and HTML5 http://www.instructables.com/id/MathVision/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:31:38 PDT
Copper Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Plating-2/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:50:38 PDT
Oobleck: The Dr. Seuss Science Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Oobleck/
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