Instructables: exploring - technology - science - electricity http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 05:49:05 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY Microbial Fuel Cell from Mud! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-from-Mud/
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell from Mud! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/3G4J/I3PRRSXD/FB23G4JI3PRRSXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/3G4J/I3PRRSXD/FB23G4JI3PRRSXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/3G4J/I3PRRSXD/FB23G4JI3PRRSXD.SMALL.jpg eternallyethereal This cool project was something we experimented with in my Microbiology class! We were instructed to do a little background research, check out some online designs, and design our own microbial fuel cell. Then we tested our projects!I was originally going to test the amount of energy produced from t...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:53:29 PST
Eddy Current Brake Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Eddy-Current-Brake-Experiment/
Eddy Current Brake Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/2TJW/I3KBX88J/FUE2TJWI3KBX88J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/2TJW/I3KBX88J/FUE2TJWI3KBX88J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/2TJW/I3KBX88J/FUE2TJWI3KBX88J.SMALL.jpg bubal Experiment with a neodymium magnet pendulum. The magnet passes abovevery near a block of wood and a block of aluminum. Because of the eddy currents generated on the aluminum block the movement of the magnet is damped until the magnet is braked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_current_brake http://...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:23:10 PST
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machine was a popular machine at the end of the 19th century to generate high voltages.From it's development ~1883 it superseded other devices such as the "Holtz" and "Voss" machines.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
The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Model-1882-Wireless-Telephone/
The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/PAUL/HWXKAQLH/FQDPAULHWXKAQLH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/PAUL/HWXKAQLH/FQDPAULHWXKAQLH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/PAUL/HWXKAQLH/FQDPAULHWXKAQLH.SMALL.jpg Mr. Apol The most modern of modern gadgets, the wireless telephone,is actually not so modern after all. Within 6 years of the first American patent for a telephonic device (Alexander Graham Bell, 1876), another researcher discovered a method for sending voice through the air without connecting wires. His na...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:12:37 PDT
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Silver-Colored-Pennies/
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/EXW6/HWLD2KJE/FXREXW6HWLD2KJE.SMALL.jpg PopsicleGhoul This guide will show you how to transform boring old pennies into shiny silvery wonders! The method of choice is, in this case, electrochemistry. Specifically, this Instructable will use electroplating to put the shine on your moolah. In other words, we will coat a normal penny in a thin layer of...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:09:31 PDT
Homemade Electromagnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Electromagnet-1/
Homemade Electromagnet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/IEWE/HUIWKCRM/FD6IEWEHUIWKCRM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/IEWE/HUIWKCRM/FD6IEWEHUIWKCRM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/IEWE/HUIWKCRM/FD6IEWEHUIWKCRM.SMALL.jpg ajensen19 Turn electricity in magnetism in your spare time with this simple procedure involved in this experiment. Materials: copper winding, screw, battery, staples Procedure: 1. Take the copper winding and unwind it into a straight fashion. 2. Wind the copper coil around the screw several times until yo...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:14:47 PDT
Making Light from Magnetism: Electromagnetic Induction & the Bedini Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Light-from-Magnetism-Electromagnetic-Induct/
Making Light from Magnetism: Electromagnetic Induction & the Bedini Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/J4R9/HP3FUF9U/FHAJ4R9HP3FUF9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/J4R9/HP3FUF9U/FHAJ4R9HP3FUF9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/J4R9/HP3FUF9U/FHAJ4R9HP3FUF9U.SMALL.jpg Mr. Apol Great discoveries are sometimes made by more than one person at the same time. Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry discovered the principles of electromagnetic induction at much the same time. Faraday published the results of his work in 1831, before Henry, and so gets the credit. Strange to say, many ...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:07:57 PST
Carbon arc lamp without a transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-arc-lamp-without-a-transformer/
Carbon arc lamp without a transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/N9S0/HMFQJN7K/F1EN9S0HMFQJN7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/N9S0/HMFQJN7K/F1EN9S0HMFQJN7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/N9S0/HMFQJN7K/F1EN9S0HMFQJN7K.SMALL.jpg deathwisher I was facinated by arc lights but never got a transformer and commercial arc lamps out of my budget.So I decided to go for 220 v 5 amp current.And voila it worked .It isnt complicated and all the materials needed can be found at home.please vote for me. what i am imitating this is a simple versio...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:35:41 PDT
Plasma ray in a jar at very low pressure. http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasma-ray-in-a-jar-at-very-low-pressure/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/YMZH/HJ604XEZ/F7IYMZHHJ604XEZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/YMZH/HJ604XEZ/F7IYMZHHJ604XEZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/YMZH/HJ604XEZ/F7IYMZHHJ604XEZ.SMALL.jpg bubal As soon as I drecrease the pressure in a vacuum chamber (jam jar) the sparks begin to flow from the two electrodes. The electrodes are two nails and the electricity comes from two 9 volts batteries pulsated with a relay to a car ignition coil. When I stop the vacuum pump, the pressure rises again an...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:27:14 PDT
RotoVerter http://www.instructables.com/id/RotoVerter/
RotoVerter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/J8JI/H8CVG6HN/FLDJ8JIH8CVG6HN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/J8JI/H8CVG6HN/FLDJ8JIH8CVG6HN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/J8JI/H8CVG6HN/FLDJ8JIH8CVG6HN.SMALL.jpg Heer_Lorcan Thought it would be nice to have at least 1 way of making electricity with all these projects here. So, after a few years at the EVGRAY group, wanted to post this at instructables. The idea it to use 2 electromotors to create electricity. The Prime mover, tuned to use a low Amp, and the mechanical w...
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:59:38 PDT
Industrial Motor Controller Trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Motor-Controller-Trainer/
Industrial Motor Controller Trainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/P3Z2/H1DRXUO6/F2SP3Z2H1DRXUO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/P3Z2/H1DRXUO6/F2SP3Z2H1DRXUO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/P3Z2/H1DRXUO6/F2SP3Z2H1DRXUO6.SMALL.jpg damoelld ***The Design of this Trainer Uses EXTREMELY DANGEROUS Voltages and should only be used under QUALIFIED supervision*** The electrical trainee can learn to recognize some of the more common symptoms and their causes encountered during operation of an industrial motor that incorporates controllers wi...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 16:51:38 PDT
Make your own simple "shaky" generator to light an LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-simple-shaky-generator-to-light-an/
Make your own simple "shaky" generator to light an LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/DIZX/GTKFPXVR/FSODIZXGTKFPXVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/DIZX/GTKFPXVR/FSODIZXGTKFPXVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/DIZX/GTKFPXVR/FSODIZXGTKFPXVR.SMALL.jpg Deeg The Instructable will show you how to make a very simple electric generator that can light up an LED when you shake it back and forth.  It's a simple experiment that demonstrates how an electric generator works.  The generator made here can not store energy so the LED is lit only while shaking it. ...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:08:01 PST
The Improved Simple Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Improved-Simple-Tesla-Coil/
The Improved Simple Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/RTNJ/GYN8Z8RS/FR7RTNJGYN8Z8RS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/RTNJ/GYN8Z8RS/FR7RTNJGYN8Z8RS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/RTNJ/GYN8Z8RS/FR7RTNJGYN8Z8RS.SMALL.jpg MistaStokes After finally finding some good sources on Tesla Coils, I set off to see how well built my previous instructable, "The Simple Tesla Coil" was. My findings were grim, it was performing terribly considering that the transformer draws in 990 watts. So I set out to change that. I would recommend that yo...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:25:11 PST
Make a 240V MOT high voltage power supply with 120V transformers http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-240V-MOT-high-voltage-power-supply-with-120/
Make a 240V MOT high voltage power supply with 120V transformers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/MLCZ/GW9VCBCA/FZKMLCZGW9VCBCA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/MLCZ/GW9VCBCA/FZKMLCZGW9VCBCA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/MLCZ/GW9VCBCA/FZKMLCZGW9VCBCA.SMALL.jpg Jimmy Proton I love to play with MOT's but the only breaker i have to power them off of it only rated for 15 amps, so i decided to see if I could power them off a 240V outlet my dad made for his welders and air compressor and sure enough, it works! So here i will show you how to make a great MOT power supply ver...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:47:03 PST
awesome MOT power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/awesome-MOT-power-supply/
awesome MOT power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/GMI2/GW88OQPF/FYAGMI2GW88OQPF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/GMI2/GW88OQPF/FYAGMI2GW88OQPF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/GMI2/GW88OQPF/FYAGMI2GW88OQPF.SMALL.jpg Jimmy Proton This is a nice compact MOT power supply that I created, it uses two 120V MOT's and some other things that can easily be obtained, I built this entire thing for free out of stuff laying around in my house and from microwave ovens that I took apart. *A MOT can kill you instantly or give you a really ...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:44:44 PST
How to make conductive play dough. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-conductive-play-dough/
How to make conductive play dough. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SMALL.jpg furrysalamander All credits go to the people over at the squishy circuits website. I was on hackaday earlier this year and I found an article on squishy circuits.  I thought making circuits from play dough sounded like a very interesting idea.  I did some research into it and it seemed simple enough; different ing...
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:07:59 PST
Starship coil winding http://www.instructables.com/id/Staship-coil-winding/
Starship coil winding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/VG7S/GUKAXIQX/FZJVG7SGUKAXIQX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/VG7S/GUKAXIQX/FZJVG7SGUKAXIQX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/VG7S/GUKAXIQX/FZJVG7SGUKAXIQX.SMALL.jpg nerd7473 this is a starship coil winding intro# winding and points #start at 1 then go to 6 then to 11 then 4 then 9 then 2 then 7 then 12 then 5 exetera. the wires after finishing winding wrap the wires around the first pin#
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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:37:52 PST
The Simple Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simple-Tesla-Coil/
The Simple Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SMALL.jpg MistaStokes This is a guide on how to build a medium sized Tesla coil. I built this one from parts I had laying around, all I had to buy was magnet wire, in all I spent less than $30! For those building their first coil, I would not suggest using this a standalone source of instructions. This is my first coil,...
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:28:12 PDT
WIND TURBINE MADE FROM SCRAP PARTS http://www.instructables.com/id/WIND-TURBINE-MADE-FROM-SCRAP-PARTS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/F3VE/GRFN2QKX/FXRF3VEGRFN2QKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/F3VE/GRFN2QKX/FXRF3VEGRFN2QKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/F3VE/GRFN2QKX/FXRF3VEGRFN2QKX.SMALL.jpg williamswindtech HI EVERYONE, I MADE THIS WIND TURBINE FROM SCRAP PARTS, ITS BEEN RUNNING 9 YEARS NOW NEAR THE COAST WITH NO PROBLEMS, THE VIDEO SHOWS HOW TO DO IT AND WHATS NEEDED, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FIRE AWAY..
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Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:02:41 PDT
Electricity Generating Kite! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Kite/
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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:09:03 PDT
Copper plating made easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-plating-made-easy/
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Sun, 8 May 2011 20:26:58 PDT
Electricity generated from 2 wires stuck into the ground or dirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-generated-from-2-wires-stuck-into-the-/
Electricity generated from 2 wires stuck into the ground or dirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/GIL1/GLE1RQ64/FQKGIL1GLE1RQ64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/GIL1/GLE1RQ64/FQKGIL1GLE1RQ64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/GIL1/GLE1RQ64/FQKGIL1GLE1RQ64.SMALL.jpg crrdlx There simply must be a better way to generate electricity. Or, to produce energy in any form for that matter. I stuck two wires into the ground and they generated 0.8 volts (1/2 a normal battery). Why can't this be used on a practical level?   Electricity was generated: 1. with poles 2. - 4. wi...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 10:00:01 PDT
Generator Demonstration from Cordless Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Generator-Demonstration-from-Cordless-Drill/
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Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:49:03 PDT
Paper Coffee Cup wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Coffee-Cup-wind-turbine/
Paper Coffee Cup wind turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/OL6F/G8XPCIBN/F0COL6FG8XPCIBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/OL6F/G8XPCIBN/F0COL6FG8XPCIBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/OL6F/G8XPCIBN/F0COL6FG8XPCIBN.SMALL.jpg n1cod3mus ok so when submitting my water pump instructable i saw the competion for paper coffee cups, this gave me some ideas but the closing date is the 9th, today is the 9th (at 2.26am) so i dont have time to get hold of a bunch of paper coffee cups and i dont think it would be in the spirt of the thing jus...
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Sat, 8 May 2010 20:41:49 PDT
Paper cup hydro electric generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-cup-hydro-electric-generator/
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Sat, 8 May 2010 18:57:33 PDT
Electricity from walking http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-from-walking/
Electricity from walking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/5PDK/G5ZJQV6L/FS25PDKG5ZJQV6L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/5PDK/G5ZJQV6L/FS25PDKG5ZJQV6L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/5PDK/G5ZJQV6L/FS25PDKG5ZJQV6L.SMALL.jpg santhosh_r Hi friends, This is my first Instructable!!! "ELECTRICITY FROM WALKING",looks like a weird title!!.But it is true that you can generate electricity by just walking over. The principle is very simple,when you apply a pressure on piezoelectric crystals electricity is developed over the crystal lattice...
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Mon, 8 Mar 2010 04:24:06 PST
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightning-Wand-a-Handheld-Van-de-Graaff-Genera/
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon Most instructions for building a Van de Graaff generator (VDG) are for tabletop models; however VDGs grounded through a person work well enough to make a handheld version possible. The Fun Fly Stick, a popular toy, is an example of a handheld VDG. This instructable will show you how to make your own...
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Tue, 2 Mar 2010 02:33:54 PST
Will It Fry - Dollhouse (The Geek Group) http://www.instructables.com/id/Will-It-Fry-Dollhouse-The-Geek-Group/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/OG1L/G5X4M9PL/FWIOG1LG5X4M9PL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/OG1L/G5X4M9PL/FWIOG1LG5X4M9PL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/OG1L/G5X4M9PL/FWIOG1LG5X4M9PL.SMALL.jpg thermoelectric During this installment of "Will It Fry", Chris will be frying Tysk's old doll house. It stands up remarkably well. The arc is generated by a 75,000V transformer, which is capable of a 1A output. This is part of a long series of Will It Fry videos by The Geek Group. You can check out the rest of th...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:33:45 PST
Work safely with high voltage http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-safely-with-high-voltage/
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Tue, 5 Jan 2010 15:10:49 PST
Leyden jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Leyden-jar/
Leyden jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/9NGM/G29ZG4TK/FIJ9NGMG29ZG4TK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/9NGM/G29ZG4TK/FIJ9NGMG29ZG4TK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/9NGM/G29ZG4TK/FIJ9NGMG29ZG4TK.SMALL.jpg knoxarama Here you will learn to make a leyden jar. the images shown were created using computer design software materials lidyou will need: tape (scotch perferred)a stainless steel or alluminum nailplastic or glass jara lidsome wirealluminum foilsalt water foil it up tear out a piece of foil so that it...
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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:24:44 PST
Make your own simple battery 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-simple-battery-2/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:51:24 PDT
Diy bio-fuel battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-bio-fuel-battery/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:30:11 PDT
Wine Bottle Capacitors http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Capacitors/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:24:22 PST
Using Falstad's Circuit Simulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Falstads-Circuit-Simulator/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2009 13:57:02 PST
Real-time Web Based Household Power Usage Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-time-Web-Based-Household-Power-Usage-Monitor/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:06:23 PST
How to Repair a Cracked or Broken Circuit Board http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-a-Cracked-or-Broken-Circuit-Board/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/GHWQ/FPBKYOME/F0DGHWQFPBKYOME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/GHWQ/FPBKYOME/F0DGHWQFPBKYOME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/GHWQ/FPBKYOME/F0DGHWQFPBKYOME.SMALL.jpg The Lightning Stalker Step by step guide to repairing circuit boards Yes, I know, my hands are shaky. I didn't say it in the video, but the epoxy doesn't have to be Super Glue brand. There are several different brands of 2 part plastic bonder epoxy. Any of them will do. Of course make sure the power is removed and all ca...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 02:20:09 PST
Little Mad Scientist - my case workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Mad-Scientist-my-case-workshop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/CI6D/FOVXP3ZR/FWBCI6DFOVXP3ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/CI6D/FOVXP3ZR/FWBCI6DFOVXP3ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/CI6D/FOVXP3ZR/FWBCI6DFOVXP3ZR.SMALL.jpg omnibot Although the Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest Is not open for me I would like to show off my little toolbox/secret lab. Living with my partner means we are two crazy artists in a two-room apartment (hence why we are crazy half the time) and we use the space to max. Currently we are at war ov...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2008 16:40:27 PST
500,000 volt Van de Graaff Generator Using Cheap Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/900000-volt-Van-de-Graaff-Generator-using-cheap-p/
500,000 volt Van de Graaff Generator Using Cheap Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/4RIZ/FORZTJ0O/FC34RIZFORZTJ0O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/4RIZ/FORZTJ0O/FC34RIZFORZTJ0O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/4RIZ/FORZTJ0O/FC34RIZFORZTJ0O.SMALL.jpg nickademuss Lets build a 500,000+ volt Van de Graaff generator!! I built this one in about a week, using scrap parts from a sewing machine and materials ordered from http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/start.shtml I have seen the larger machines in operation at my local science museum and this one does just ...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:28:47 PST
Simple Homopolar Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Homopolar-Electric-Motor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/HTSP/FEQ4B3FW/FCPHTSPFEQ4B3FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/HTSP/FEQ4B3FW/FCPHTSPFEQ4B3FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/HTSP/FEQ4B3FW/FCPHTSPFEQ4B3FW.SMALL.jpg shoemaker Here's a video I made a while back. It has had some pretty amazing popularity around the web and I thought I might as well include it here. It is not unique, but hopefully the video is helpful to some of you.
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Mon, 7 Apr 2008 22:25:56 PDT
supercharged lemon http://www.instructables.com/id/supercharged-lemon/
supercharged lemon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/Y509/FEMY3DK8/FKKY509FEMY3DK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/Y509/FEMY3DK8/FKKY509FEMY3DK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/Y509/FEMY3DK8/FKKY509FEMY3DK8.SMALL.jpg s8 build a lemon-powered flashlight!normally it takes 3 lemons to get an LED slightly glowing...with this design you can make a single-lemon-powered flashlight that will run for weeks!!!credits:it was developed during the exhibition "Cooking and Constructing" at Platform21joule thief design prepare t...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2008 13:46:04 PDT
How to build a simple Plasma Rifle aka Electrothermal Rifle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-simple-Plasma-Rifle-aka-Electrother/
How to build a simple Plasma Rifle aka Electrothermal Rifle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/2SSQ/FCEIOK0E/FM82SSQFCEIOK0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/2SSQ/FCEIOK0E/FM82SSQFCEIOK0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/2SSQ/FCEIOK0E/FM82SSQFCEIOK0E.SMALL.jpg geckowil In this Instructable we will show you how to build a simple electrothermal rifle that can shoot bbs using the plasma burst from a capacitive discharge. This design is easily scalable. If you use a higher voltage or larger capacity power supply you will be able to fire the projectile faster. Using on...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2008 11:43:10 PST
Powerful Shocking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-static-recuperation/
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 13:51:21 PST
How to Electroplating A Quarter http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroplating-A-Quarter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VR83/FBU346T1/F8OVR83FBU346T1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VR83/FBU346T1/F8OVR83FBU346T1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VR83/FBU346T1/F8OVR83FBU346T1.SMALL.jpg kentchemistry.com Quarters are nice and silvery. What if they looked like a big penny? This video shows you how to electroplate metal objects. How to Electroplate a Quarter Attach a piece of copper (a penny should work) to the positive + end of a battery Attach the quarter to the negative end - Fill a beaker/glass w...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:41:39 PST
How to Demonstrate Temperature Properties of Muscle Wire (Nitinol) http://www.instructables.com/id/Muscle-Wire-Nitinol-Electrocuted/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/ZFQ7/FBU346TV/FRMZFQ7FBU346TV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/ZFQ7/FBU346TV/FRMZFQ7FBU346TV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/ZFQ7/FBU346TV/FRMZFQ7FBU346TV.SMALL.jpg kentchemistry.com Sometimes called the Smart Alloy, Muscle Wire or Memory Metal, is an alloy that "remembers" it shape. You can reshape the wire, but when heated it returns to the preset shape. Ever wonder how someone bends a spoon with their mind? Same metal. This demo straighten the spring so it is suined. Then at...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:25:59 PST
120,000 Volt Van De Graaff Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/120%2c000-Volt-Van-De-Graaff-Generator/
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Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:11:22 PDT
Be a Scientist: Bottle Electricity. http://www.instructables.com/id/Be-a-Scientist%3a-Bottle-Electricity./
Be a Scientist: Bottle Electricity. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NEFG/M2FEYF8MDT5/F46NEFGM2FEYF8MDT5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NEFG/M2FEYF8MDT5/F46NEFGM2FEYF8MDT5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/NEFG/M2FEYF8MDT5/F46NEFGM2FEYF8MDT5.SMALL.jpg Kiteman This is a quick-and-dirty method for making a Leyden Jar (an early form of capacitor) from my old friend, the 35mm film cannister. Tools and materials. Tools:Something sharp.Scissors.Glue stick.Materials:35mm film cannisterAluminium (kitchen) foilWireSticky tapeOptional:Proper wire strippers...
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Sat, 24 Feb 2007 15:50:53 PST
Build an Electrostatic Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Electrostatic-Motor/
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Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:39:23 PDT