Instructables: exploring - technology - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:50:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Spacetime Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/2HDB/I84B9ARS/F1K2HDBI84B9ARS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/2HDB/I84B9ARS/F1K2HDBI84B9ARS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/2HDB/I84B9ARS/F1K2HDBI84B9ARS.SMALL.jpg gravitino 2015 is the Centennial of General Relativity (GR). GR is the modern way astronomers and physicists think about gravity. Today, 100 years after it was first deduced by Einstein, general relativity plays a major role in astrophysics (think: black holes), is used in your everyday life (think: GPS navig...
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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/
Balance Bot Buddy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/5SC2/I8BGHB11/FTT5SC2I8BGHB11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/5SC2/I8BGHB11/FTT5SC2I8BGHB11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/5SC2/I8BGHB11/FTT5SC2I8BGHB11.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Sometimes you just need a buddy to keep your whole life in balance, and this one's a quickie! And for the aspiring tight-rope walker, this bot is your new role model. Balancing on fingers, noses, ledges, this bot knows no balancing bounds. What: Balance Bot Time: ~ 5 minutes to make, 5 minutes to...
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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/
DIY hydrogen generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/WHJ4/I84B9CK3/F7NWHJ4I84B9CK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/WHJ4/I84B9CK3/F7NWHJ4I84B9CK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/WHJ4/I84B9CK3/F7NWHJ4I84B9CK3.SMALL.jpg Make it BIG If you like my project please vote for it in the Explore Science Contest.This Instructable shows, how to build an easy DIY hydrogen generator.Materials needed for this project:- Empty container with lid- Cables- Pencil- Luster terminals- Hot glue gun- DC Power Supply- Drill- Funnel - Balloon Build...
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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-/
Galileo Ramps: exploring velocity and acceleration with marble and inclined planes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/3SVX/I800XB3B/FG03SVXI800XB3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/3SVX/I800XB3B/FG03SVXI800XB3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/3SVX/I800XB3B/FG03SVXI800XB3B.SMALL.jpg RichardM10 This experiment follows Galileo inclined plane experiment investigating speed and acceleration of balls rolling down an inclined plane. Galileo used brass balls and bells mounted on an inclined plane, we can use marbles a little opto-electronics and and arduino.The basic principle is to roll marbles...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:00:34 PDT
Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
Matchbox Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax How to make a really basic microphone out of a matchbox and pencil graphite. This simple electronics experiment demonstrates how a microphone works and the science behind it. We'll explore the fundamental principles of a microphone and build our own working model. Background A microphone is a de...
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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/
Sea Sampler: Midwater Plankton Tow for OpenROV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/W8KC/I7QPQJIV/F6XW8KCI7QPQJIV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/W8KC/I7QPQJIV/F6XW8KCI7QPQJIV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/W8KC/I7QPQJIV/F6XW8KCI7QPQJIV.SMALL.jpg ahankowski Dive. Sample. Share.We know more about outer space than we do about the oceans on our own little planet--and funding for ocean research is dwindling. Our midwater plankton tow is a low-cost, customizable tool for researchers, students and citizen scientists to gather samples with an OpenROV. Our oce...
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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/
How Dish Soap Works - Water Surface Tension Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ARN0/I7MXKCWO/F3WARN0I7MXKCWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ARN0/I7MXKCWO/F3WARN0I7MXKCWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ARN0/I7MXKCWO/F3WARN0I7MXKCWO.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax See how soap breakdowns the surface tension of water. This demonstration visualizes the effect dish soap has on the surface tension of water, and it helps to explain why soap is good for cleaning dirty dishes. The experiment is simple to follow and easy to try. It's great fun to do with children as ...
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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/
Easy Chladni Plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/QP6V/I7KBC5UN/F1OQP6VI7KBC5UN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/QP6V/I7KBC5UN/F1OQP6VI7KBC5UN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/QP6V/I7KBC5UN/F1OQP6VI7KBC5UN.SMALL.jpg Aron Hoekstra This build began as a science project with my son. He wanted to do a project about sound - after some research we found this mesmerizing video that introduced us to Chladni plates. We were fascinated & knew we had to build one! Unfortunately that video give no real information about the device they ...
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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/
DIY Interferometer: Prove Einstein Wrong in 20 Minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/WFRR/I7IVUGHI/F9OWFRRI7IVUGHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/WFRR/I7IVUGHI/F9OWFRRI7IVUGHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/WFRR/I7IVUGHI/F9OWFRRI7IVUGHI.SMALL.jpg DrewPaulDesigns What is light? Is it a particle or is it a wave? What an imprudent question! As we know, these are not mutually exclusive characteristics. “Particle” describes the composition of a substance and “wave” describes the motion of it. Right? But…, wait…, so…, that still doesn’t answer the questio...
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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/
Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/XI5D/I7D62JJK/F2OXI5DI7D62JJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/XI5D/I7D62JJK/F2OXI5DI7D62JJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/XI5D/I7D62JJK/F2OXI5DI7D62JJK.SMALL.jpg Supernerd Sven Amateur chemistry can be educational, fun and rewarding; however, it can be intimidating to begin, especially with the cost of professional laboratory equipment. Fortunately, this is amateur chemistry, and we can use amateur equipment, a process which not only saves you money but also helps you to u...
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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/
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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/
Vapour TorQ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/OW7E/I6QD4V4F/F0OOW7EI6QD4V4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/OW7E/I6QD4V4F/F0OOW7EI6QD4V4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/OW7E/I6QD4V4F/F0OOW7EI6QD4V4F.SMALL.jpg ygujarati Our Objective: To convert low grade thermal energy into mechanical torque using phase change.The Scientific Principle that does the 'magic':Our prototype is principally a heat engine which uses the principle of vaporisation and condensation. The prototype exhibits a simple technique of converting lo...
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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
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
MAGNETIC LEVITATOR http://www.instructables.com/id/MAGNETIC-LEVITATOR/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:55:24 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
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBucket-the-boombox-bucket/
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab If you like boomboxes and you like buckets, you're going to LOVE BoomBucket! In fact, it's pretty hard not to like, unless you're the neighbors hearing Enya play for an hour straight from the street below. But this is an incredible device for everything from roving dance parties, the youth center ja...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:11:25 PST
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scissor-Lift-by-craft-sticks/
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Scissor lifts were first built to do an incredible amount of lifting work of large machines and workers. However, they can also be used to poke your friends, so that's great, too! This scissor lift is highly mod-able in that you make your scissor lift as short or long as you want, and make it do str...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:35 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:43:24 PST
Straw Propellor http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Propellor/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:29:28 PST
Bite-sized Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBiteBox-listening-with-your-teeth/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:11:35 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