Instructables: exploring - technology - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:50:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 Tooth Phonograph! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tooth-Phonograph/
Tooth Phonograph! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/DKI0/IC7HMHIJ/FJ0DKI0IC7HMHIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/DKI0/IC7HMHIJ/FJ0DKI0IC7HMHIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/DKI0/IC7HMHIJ/FJ0DKI0IC7HMHIJ.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Teeth aren't just for chomping anymore! Now you can hear Miles Davis with your molars and The Cure with your canines. With only a few basic supplies, you can tap into the physical grooves of records as they vibrate your jaw, playing music and resonating inside your head. Never before have record sto...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:00:50 PDT
Microscopio para Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Microscopio-para-Smartphone/
Microscopio para Smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/39AX/IANRJX9B/FTD39AXIANRJX9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/39AX/IANRJX9B/FTD39AXIANRJX9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/39AX/IANRJX9B/FTD39AXIANRJX9B.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Construiremos un microscopio Materiales: Tuercas Tuercas mariposa Rondanas Tabla de madera comprimida Base para plastilina o acrílico Varilla RoscadaHerramientas: Taladro Regla Lápiz Segueta Teléfono celular Marcar tabla y acrílico Empezaremos midiendo la tabla y el acrílico...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 08:57:21 PDT
Hydrodynamic Testing Water Tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydrodynamic-Testing-Water-Tunnel/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:47:07 PDT
lead pig for radioactive samples http://www.instructables.com/id/lead-pig/
lead pig for radioactive samples - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/M16H/IBYX32G6/FLKM16HIBYX32G6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/M16H/IBYX32G6/FLKM16HIBYX32G6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/M16H/IBYX32G6/FLKM16HIBYX32G6.SMALL.jpg MatthewS41 how to build a lead pig items required roll of roofing lead (code 4) scissors , duct tape, crisp tube, postal tube, glue pen, knife Rolling the lead Roll the lead around the crisp tube fairly tight, measure enough so that you have a slight overlap of 6 turns making sure if you choose say 6 t...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 20:41:37 PDT
NOAA Satellite Signals with a PVC QFH Antenna and Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/NOAA-Satellite-Signals-with-a-PVC-QFH-Antenna-and-/
NOAA Satellite Signals with a PVC QFH Antenna and Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/JKBW/IBW26YGL/FR5JKBWIBW26YGL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/JKBW/IBW26YGL/FR5JKBWIBW26YGL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/JKBW/IBW26YGL/FR5JKBWIBW26YGL.SMALL.jpg kkingsbury This instructable covers everything you'll need to get started in being able to receive the APT (Automatic Picture Transmission) signals from the NOAA Satellites (NOAA-15, 18, and 19) flying overhead (and can be a foundation for listening to other satellites as well). It all starts with a simple SDR...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 17:04:36 PDT
How To Copper Electroform A Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Copper-Electroform-A-Ring/
How To Copper Electroform A Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/ATRU/IBW230YG/FUZATRUIBW230YG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/ATRU/IBW230YG/FUZATRUIBW230YG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/ATRU/IBW230YG/FUZATRUIBW230YG.SMALL.jpg PinealVisionJewelry As some of you may know I am creating a blog series dedicated to my learnings of copper electroforming. My last post talked about the supplies you will need to get started so if you're new to this you should check that out. If you already have your supplies then just ignore it or use it as a referen...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:13:43 PDT
Air-powered Vehicles http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-powered-Vehicle/
Air-powered Vehicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8KXI/IBTEUHD5/FVG8KXIIBTEUHD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8KXI/IBTEUHD5/FVG8KXIIBTEUHD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8KXI/IBTEUHD5/FVG8KXIIBTEUHD5.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Two years ago, I spent 26+ hours prepping a rubber band drag racer for a 4th grade class science project (my guinea pig class), and it was a complete BUST! Even after I worked out the kinks, unforeseen issues came up and things didn't go smoothly in the class. After spending 1 1/2 hours in class, ki...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:09:27 PDT
How to EASILY Anodize Titanium at Home (2 Methods) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-EASILY-Anodize-Titanium-at-Home-2-Methods/
How to EASILY Anodize Titanium at Home (2 Methods) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WWTQ/IBOWZG4U/F1RWWTQIBOWZG4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WWTQ/IBOWZG4U/F1RWWTQIBOWZG4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WWTQ/IBOWZG4U/F1RWWTQIBOWZG4U.SMALL.jpg ProjectPlace Titanium anodizing is an extremely cool and rewarding project that is very easy to do at home. Anodizing is used industrially for enhanced corrosion resistance on metals like aluminum. Anodizing is also used as a decorative process for titanium jewelry as a wide range of colors can be achieved.If ...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 14:19:25 PDT
Straw Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Rockets-or-Strawkets/
Straw Rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Hello there,I usually do 10 projects in a school year (try to do a project a month for most classrooms, and do a few more for my child's classroom), and I try to mix it up so that kids and I don't get bored. BUT this is one project that I go back to every year because kids ABSOLUTELY love this proje...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:40:30 PDT
Robotic Hand Science Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Hand-Science-Project/
Robotic Hand Science Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Hello,A little introduction first. I volunteer as a science teacher at a local elementary school, and my goal is to instill a love of learning in each child. You can check out my blog here. Kto6Science projects.Now, on to the robotic hand....Projects described in books or shown on Youtube seem absur...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:28:02 PDT
Theo Jansen inspired walking robot Insect http://www.instructables.com/id/Theo-Jansen-inspired-walking-robot-Insect/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:24:58 PDT
"Anti-Gravity" Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Gravity-Wheel/
"Anti-Gravity" Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/5D7A/IBDTMECL/FPG5D7AIBDTMECL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/5D7A/IBDTMECL/FPG5D7AIBDTMECL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/5D7A/IBDTMECL/FPG5D7AIBDTMECL.SMALL.jpg ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, we are going to make a Gyro wheel.A wheel that can be balanced on different objects while it's spinning.In the "gif" picture above, you can see a 1kg/2.2lbs wheel, spinning vertically around the rope. If you have not seen a gyroscope or you're not excellent in physics (that wo...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:26:32 PDT
Instant Clouds: Just Add Pressure! http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Cloud-Just-Add-Pressure/
Instant Clouds: Just Add Pressure! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Time to make Zeus jealous. Mama always told you that you can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't control the weather. Well the forecast today is that your mama is, sadly, 100% wrong. With a little bit of pressure applied, a front of cloudy weather will be moving in to your bottle in less than a micr...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:27:16 PDT
Grow Bacteria From Gross Stuff! http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Bacteria-From-Gross-Stuff/
Grow Bacteria From Gross Stuff! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Ever had that hankering to grow millions of something? With a little swab from the inside of your mouth or the back of a toilet seat, you'll have a veritable bacteria farm empire in no time at all. Ever wanted to prove that a dog's mouth is cleaner than Ted from accounting's desk? Now is the time to...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:16:34 PDT
Pipe Dream: A Low Voltage Tesla Coil or 'Slayer Exciter' http://www.instructables.com/id/Pipe-Dream-A-Low-Voltage-Tesla-Coil-or-Slayer-Exci/
Pipe Dream: A Low Voltage Tesla Coil or 'Slayer Exciter' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/4ZAQ/IB3HNPMN/FKH4ZAQIB3HNPMN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/4ZAQ/IB3HNPMN/FKH4ZAQIB3HNPMN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/4ZAQ/IB3HNPMN/FKH4ZAQIB3HNPMN.SMALL.jpg Mr. Apol Tesla's famous air-core transformer, the Tesla Coil, is rightly associated with blazing arcs, crashing spark gaps, and high voltage. The whole point of the Tesla coil was to serve as a source of high voltage, high frequency electricity, for Tesla's radio and wireless power experiments. But what if w...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:43:45 PDT
Excess Energy Pulse Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Excess-Energy-Pulse-Motor/
Excess Energy Pulse Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/PI7F/IB0MRDN0/F5MPI7FIB0MRDN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/PI7F/IB0MRDN0/F5MPI7FIB0MRDN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/PI7F/IB0MRDN0/F5MPI7FIB0MRDN0.SMALL.jpg Majestic10110 By building this kit you agree to and promise to share the build instructions and your build experiments:This is an open source project - Sharing is caring! Patents only benefit a few, sharing benefits the many.This Instructional is to build an Excess Energy 'Tri-field OC10110 Pulse Motor'. I had bu...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 23:30:15 PDT
Fish Dissection! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Dissection/
Fish Dissection! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab What's in that fish on your dish? While we may be used to the simple tuna fish sandwich or of simply wondering what the heck our goldfish is thinking about, there's a tremendous amount we can learn by investigating the anatomy of a fish. If you've always wanted the smell of fish permanently lining t...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:25:18 PDT
How to make a simple Electric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-Electric-Circuit/
How to make a simple Electric Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SMALL.jpg SimplicityfromClutter BIRTH OF THE IDEAWhen lights, fans, TVs go off due to a cut in electricity, we give a reason to our children like ‘Light is gone and will come shortly’ or ‘there is no current’ etc.. After few repetitions of these reasons, children themselves start speaking such statements when electric/electronic d...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:10:42 PDT
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Physics-Measure-the-speed-of-light-with-ch/
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SMALL.jpg Kranthi Gunthoti In honor of the International Year of Light, my 6 year old daughter calculates the speed of light using chocolate bars and microwave oven.Microwaves are part of light or electromagnetic spectrum. We have been using this radiation in microwave ovens to heat up the food for the past 50 years or so...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:46:17 PDT
D.I.Y Wind Tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel/
D.I.Y Wind Tunnel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SMALL.jpg Atul N Yadav The instructable will show you how to make simple Wind Tunnel at your home / School. This project shall let students understand concept of Wind Tunnel, how they are used in testing aerodynamics of objects.This project shall also help you understand suction, exhaust of fans / propellers, how toggle s...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 08:35:19 PDT
How to make a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber-Cosmic-Ray-Detector/
How to make a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/YF0K/IAG0JVD8/FY5YF0KIAG0JVD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/YF0K/IAG0JVD8/FY5YF0KIAG0JVD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/YF0K/IAG0JVD8/FY5YF0KIAG0JVD8.SMALL.jpg Kranthi Gunthoti 6 year old Samatha shows how to build a Cloud Chamber (simple, elegant, & inexpensive Cosmic Ray Detector) at home and detect cosmic ray muons/electrons, and alpha particles. Tools to build a cloud chamber 1. 99% Isopropyl alcohol2. Dry-ice 3. Black Felt 4. Clear plastic cup 5. Play-Doh or Plasti...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:05:12 PDT
Enhanced Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - Apparatus 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-Easy-Economical-Ecological-Distillation-A/
Enhanced Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - Apparatus 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SMALL.jpg Supernerd Sven -- This is an improvement based on the lessons learned from my first distillation apparatus. The first few introductory steps have been refined to reflect input from the previous Instructable's comments, and the construction steps are of course completely different. I apologize for how long it took;...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 21:59:06 PDT
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/
DIY Cool Near Space Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/4TA5/I9UECAYK/FU44TA5I9UECAYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/4TA5/I9UECAYK/FU44TA5I9UECAYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/4TA5/I9UECAYK/FU44TA5I9UECAYK.SMALL.jpg CuriosityMachine Conduct your very own Near Space Project with these instructions.This project is estimated to cost around $200 - $400 dollars, depending on what your goal for the project is. Step 1. Name your project something coolWe decided to name our project "Aether". In Greek mythology, Aether was a personifica...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:09:08 PDT
Arduino and Dremel Powered Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-Dremel-Powered-Centrifuge/
Arduino and Dremel Powered Centrifuge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZE6A/I9UDJSIU/FVNZE6AI9UDJSIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZE6A/I9UDJSIU/FVNZE6AI9UDJSIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZE6A/I9UDJSIU/FVNZE6AI9UDJSIU.SMALL.jpg orlov127 The need for an economical centrifuge in day to day testing and in immediate crime scene investigation is on the rise. The overwhelming cost of a laboratory grade centrifuge prohibits use to high tech labs with enough funding to buy these machines. In this Instructable you will learn how to recycl...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:12:46 PDT
Aurora Alerts http://www.instructables.com/id/Aurora-Alerts/
Aurora Alerts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6C2X/I9ST8Z1R/FMY6C2XI9ST8Z1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6C2X/I9ST8Z1R/FMY6C2XI9ST8Z1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/6C2X/I9ST8Z1R/FMY6C2XI9ST8Z1R.SMALL.jpg mooinghorse The aurora borealis and aurora australis, commonly known as the northern and southern lights, are a beautiful natural phenomenon. I have been sort of interested in seeing them for a while, and when I went to college at Michigan Tech last fall, I thought "Here's my chance! I can finally see the auror...
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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/
Wind Tube! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Whether you want to wind down or wind up, this tube is soon to be your favorite automatic aerodynamic magic. Like the giant bubble fan from Willy Wonka's factory, this easy to make wind tube is great for exploring what flies, spins, tumbles, soars and falls, all easily mobile for the teacher/parent/...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:10:48 PDT
Clean money http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-money/
Clean money - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/1P5C/I9GWDC5N/FS71P5CI9GWDC5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/1P5C/I9GWDC5N/FS71P5CI9GWDC5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/1P5C/I9GWDC5N/FS71P5CI9GWDC5N.SMALL.jpg timberfox Clean your money and watch your shiny shiny coins Stuff you need The things you need :- a few copper coins- a cup- a tweezer- a measuring cup- salt- vinegar Measure You'll need 5 cc/ml salt and 15 cc/ml vinegar Mixing First put everything together in the cup and then mix everything very ...
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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/
Simplified Water Rockets - Elementary Science Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/747M/I8VGL86J/FWN747MI8VGL86J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/747M/I8VGL86J/FWN747MI8VGL86J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/747M/I8VGL86J/FWN747MI8VGL86J.SMALL.jpg Maccay One of my favorite teaching subjects is science. However, many of the hands-on science projects are slanted towards the middle or high school grades. While the standards for elementary science are simplified as compared to middle or high school.Projects for 2nd-5th grade requires: too many material...
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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/
Squid Dissection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/I2IK/I8PQWTJH/FEUI2IKI8PQWTJH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/I2IK/I8PQWTJH/FEUI2IKI8PQWTJH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/I2IK/I8PQWTJH/FEUI2IKI8PQWTJH.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Squidward we go! Captivating the hearts of many starring in such worldwide venues as "Spongebob Squarepants" and all the oceans you've ever known, squid are truly amazing. There are over 300 species of these wonderful creatures, and being members of the cephalopod crew, they're also my favorite anim...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:43:48 PDT
Low Cost Spirometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Spirometer/
Low Cost Spirometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/RY4Z/I8LGQVGT/FVMRY4ZI8LGQVGT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/RY4Z/I8LGQVGT/FVMRY4ZI8LGQVGT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/RY4Z/I8LGQVGT/FVMRY4ZI8LGQVGT.SMALL.jpg MariaL7 This is a project I completed for a biomedical instrumentation class at Vanderbilt University. This spirometer uses a pressure transducer and an Arduino Uno to compute the volume of air blown through the plastic tube. The circuitry is very basic- the majority of this project relies on the coding and...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:57:37 PDT
DIY Bio-plastics http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bio-plastics/
DIY Bio-plastics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/MN1N/I8OH04QK/F12MN1NI8OH04QK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/MN1N/I8OH04QK/F12MN1NI8OH04QK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/MN1N/I8OH04QK/F12MN1NI8OH04QK.SMALL.jpg jordan.stark.505 Bio-plastics are a great alternative to traditional plastics, which are often composed of petroleum products. As years pass, we have less and less petroleum available to us, so it is important to find a suitable alternative. You can't beat the light-weight, low-cost applications of plastic products,...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:36:59 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/
Barebones High-Altitude Balloon Cam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/8CBN/I8LGP9LE/F9T8CBNI8LGP9LE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/8CBN/I8LGP9LE/F9T8CBNI8LGP9LE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/8CBN/I8LGP9LE/F9T8CBNI8LGP9LE.SMALL.jpg Ray Visser High-altitude ballooning, or HAB, involves sending a payload of cameras, scientific instruments, or other items on a journey into the stratosphere, strapped to a weather balloon. When the balloon bursts, a parachute brings the payload gently back down, where it (and your data/photos/freeze-dried foo...
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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
Cheap and Easy Lab Agitator / Shaker (Great for PCBs too!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Lab-Agitator-Shaker-Great-for-PCBs-/
Cheap and Easy Lab Agitator / Shaker (Great for PCBs too!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/HTV9/I8J9U1U0/FR7HTV9I8J9U1U0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/HTV9/I8J9U1U0/FR7HTV9I8J9U1U0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/HTV9/I8J9U1U0/FR7HTV9I8J9U1U0.SMALL.jpg jgroner EDIT 4/16/15: I switched power supplies to a 5 Volt, 1/2 Amp with a USB adapter. This slows down the agitation motion to a more tolerable level and allows me to plug it into my PC to power it as well! See updated video above.I am a die hard home brewer. As such, I have also become quite the nerd ab...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:44:57 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