Instructables: exploring - technology - science - diy - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 26 May 2015 21:06:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Wind Tube! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Tube/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:10:48 PDT
Glove-a-Trombone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-a-Trombone/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:04:59 PDT
DIY hydrogen generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-hydrogen-generator/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:21:49 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
THERMAL ENERGY MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/THERMAL-ENERGY-MACHINE/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:17:20 PDT
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
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
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
Copper Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Plating-2/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:50:38 PDT
Build a Fire Tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fire-Tornado/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SMALL.jpg rickosgood Build a fire tornado from simple tools and materials.   Also, check out my follow up to this instructible where I build a GIANT fire tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-GIANT-Fire-Tornado/ Materials 4 x 3/4" PVC pipe - 2 feet long 4 x 3/4" PVC end plugs 4 x 3/4" PVC coupl...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:59:59 PST
Tornado Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tornado-Machine/
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:34:09 PST
Hover Sled 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hover-Sled-10/
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 11:57:49 PDT
Casting a Large, Light-Weight Telescope Mirror from Recycled Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-a-Large-Light-Weight-Telescope-Mirror-fro/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:56:08 PDT
5 Minute DIY Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-DIY-Motor/
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:43:57 PST
Solar powered Reverse Trike http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-Vehicle/
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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:59:47 PDT
Homemade 12.5 inch Dobsonian Telescope http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-125-inch-Dobsonian-Telescope/
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Sat, 9 Jul 2011 11:55:03 PDT
Make A Water Leyden Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Water-Leyden-Jar/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2008 06:57:05 PDT
Home Built Hydroponics Unit for an 8th Grade Science Classroom - The Hydroshack Lives Again! http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Built-Hydroponics-Unit-for-an-8th-Grade-Scien/
Home Built Hydroponics Unit for an 8th Grade Science Classroom - The Hydroshack Lives Again! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/XSMG/FJ7JE6EQ/FOFXSMGFJ7JE6EQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/XSMG/FJ7JE6EQ/FOFXSMGFJ7JE6EQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOF/XSMG/FJ7JE6EQ/FOFXSMGFJ7JE6EQ.SMALL.jpg Mikey D My wife teaches 8th grade science. This project "The Hydroshack" is a rendition of one I built over 20 years ago in my college teaching methods class. It is designed specifically for performing experiments in a science class. It therefore incorporates some modifications for flexibility and contro...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2008 00:15:49 PDT
Homemade Plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Plastic/
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Sat, 28 Apr 2007 17:26:23 PDT
Wind Generator from old scanner [updated] http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Generator-from-old-scanner/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:08:43 PDT
Circuit Building 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Building-101/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:02:06 PST
Crystallization of homemade sodium acetate http://www.instructables.com/id/Crystallization-of-homemade-sodium-acetate/
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Thu, 13 Dec 2007 15:45:11 PST