Instructables: exploring - technology - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:39:06 PST BLOX v1.01 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
Scientific Research High Altitude Balloon for Fun and Profit http://www.instructables.com/id/Scientific-Research-High-Altitude-Balloon-for-Fun-/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:52:42 PST
Growing Rock Candy In Only a Few Hours!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Only-a-Few-Hours/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:09 PST
Air Trajectory for Science Olympiad http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Trajectory-for-Science-Olympiad/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:10:21 PST
Paper aeroplane wind tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-aeroplane-wind-tunnel/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:19:44 PST
Hero's Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Heros-Engine/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:48:19 PST
Grow Amazing Crystals in Just Hours http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Amazing-Crystals-in-Just-Hours/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:06:07 PST
How to Document your Busy Bees http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Document-your-Busy-Bees/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:12:30 PST
Hydrophobic Drumpad, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydrophobic-Drumpad-for-MaKey-MaKey/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:07:45 PST
How To Make Your Own Sugru Substitute http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:43:39 PDT
Making an ElectroMagnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-ElectroMagnet/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:55:14 PST
Cycle Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cycle-Phone-Charger/
Cycle Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/WTX9/I48CXY8T/FOQWTX9I48CXY8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/WTX9/I48CXY8T/FOQWTX9I48CXY8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/WTX9/I48CXY8T/FOQWTX9I48CXY8T.SMALL.jpg Rajat Cool When I ride a bicycle,the battery of my phone often gets used upand then I can't do any work on my cell phone or call anyone.So I thought of making a cycle phone charger.This is a charger which takes energy form your bicycle and converts it into electrical energy which is then used to charge phone.S...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 03:19:35 PST
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 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 hesitate to con...
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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/
Seismometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Seismometers are instruments that measure motion in the ground, like the shaking produced by earthquakes. This seismometer is great for the amateur geologist because it is made from a few easy-to-find parts. Its design (based on a project found here) uses the electromagnet found in a typical audio...
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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/
Small Wimshurst generator from cardboard and CDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/WNP8/HYZX0OQB/F1XWNP8HYZX0OQB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/WNP8/HYZX0OQB/F1XWNP8HYZX0OQB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/WNP8/HYZX0OQB/F1XWNP8HYZX0OQB.SMALL.jpg Sparticles The Wimshurst influence machine was a popular machine at the end of the 19th century to generate high voltages.From it's development ~1883 it superseded other devices such as the "Holtz" and "Voss" machines. It was one of the first ways to generate high voltage to more or less conveniently take Rön...
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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/
Milk + Soap = Awesome Reaction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/UH9R/HYPNXEZS/FOTUH9RHYPNXEZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/UH9R/HYPNXEZS/FOTUH9RHYPNXEZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/UH9R/HYPNXEZS/FOTUH9RHYPNXEZS.SMALL.jpg The Best Hobbies Blog Great fun for kids and adults! Minimal set up and clean up makes this at home science / art project a real winner. When you're done reading this instructable feel free to check out more of my how-to, life hack and DIY videos and articles by visiting my YouTube channel or website.YouTube channel: www...
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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/
RC Eagle for Bird photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/UQ5W/HX8HSXA5/FOGUQ5WHX8HSXA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/UQ5W/HX8HSXA5/FOGUQ5WHX8HSXA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/UQ5W/HX8HSXA5/FOGUQ5WHX8HSXA5.SMALL.jpg fairaj This is a project for intermediate RC builders and flyers.The RC Eagle is constructed from the included pdf plans .It flies on three channels: ailerons, throttle and elevator.Powered by a 1300 Mah Lithium Polymer Battery flight times are around 15 mins on full throttle and exceed 20 mins if flown on...
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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/
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR Hello if you like this please take the time to vote in the competitionsTHANKSAt the end of my light sensing instructable where I played with the measurement of reducing sun light levels as well as making it into a laser game , I mentioned that I wanted to have a go at making a full spectrometer. Thi...
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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/
Two Dimensional Acetic Acid Molecule - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/FNH8/HVKOIBVY/FOXFNH8HVKOIBVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/FNH8/HVKOIBVY/FOXFNH8HVKOIBVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/FNH8/HVKOIBVY/FOXFNH8HVKOIBVY.SMALL.jpg Little Dragon and Company Using the skeletal formula which is also known as line-angle formula, Acetic acid, the active component of vinegar, can be created using paper and wire. It is an excellent way to represent the bonding and structure of a molecule. It can be done in fun colors for those who wish to use it as decoratio...
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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/
Laser Starfinder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/WJIB/H9T4CF2D/F1BWJIBH9T4CF2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/WJIB/H9T4CF2D/F1BWJIBH9T4CF2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/WJIB/H9T4CF2D/F1BWJIBH9T4CF2D.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid I've always been interested in astronomy, and often thought I'd like to get a telescope.  Last year was the International Year of Astronomy, marking the 400th anniversary since Galileo first pointed a telescope at the heavens, and learned that there was so much more to discover there.  There were a ...
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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/
Homemade liquid nitrogen generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/8V6B/HVFL6I4P/FWA8V6BHVFL6I4P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/8V6B/HVFL6I4P/FWA8V6BHVFL6I4P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/8V6B/HVFL6I4P/FWA8V6BHVFL6I4P.SMALL.jpg imsmooth Did you ever think you could make liquid nitrogen in your own garage? This is an industrial process so how can an individual do this? Still doubt me? Intrigued? Read on.As a lover of science I tried to think of a challenging project that was out of the ordinary. After going through the internet web ...
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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