Instructables: exploring - technology - science - green http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:31:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ghostly Green Fire Using a Household Chemical! http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Fire-Using-a-Household-Chemical/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/9N7J/HS9YBK83/FBM9N7JHS9YBK83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/9N7J/HS9YBK83/FBM9N7JHS9YBK83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/9N7J/HS9YBK83/FBM9N7JHS9YBK83.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan Coloring fire using borax! Cool, easy and fun at home experiment! Quick, Fun and Cheap!! Ratios are not Crucial, I would say 2:1 Methanol to borax... Now the Methanol can be purchased at most Auto store or local stores with an Auto section sold under the name of "HEET" it is made for us as a wate...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:40:14 PST
Self-Watering Water Bottle Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Water-Bottle-Planter/
Self-Watering Water Bottle Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UNOM/HNP96DKQ/FHQUNOMHNP96DKQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UNOM/HNP96DKQ/FHQUNOMHNP96DKQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/UNOM/HNP96DKQ/FHQUNOMHNP96DKQ.SMALL.jpg NateWheel Today I am going to teach you how to make a Self-Watering Water Bottle Planter. This contraption can be used to grow plants indoors or outdoors. Tools What you need:Water BottleTapeStraw(pre-cut)Knife Cutting The Bottle First, cut the bottle in half at a reasonable point so that the bottle a...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 17:09:42 PST
Wind Mill (vertical axis wind turbine) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Mill-vertical-axis-wind-turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/338O/HKVLLTCD/FX3338OHKVLLTCD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/338O/HKVLLTCD/FX3338OHKVLLTCD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/338O/HKVLLTCD/FX3338OHKVLLTCD.SMALL.jpg Jason Lindstrom Students of Drafting and Engineering at Truckee Meadows Community College (T.M.C.C) build their own version of a vertical axis windmill. The plans were drawn by using the free student versions of AutoCAD / Inventor offered by AutoDesk to students of the school. The goal was to make it out of the mo...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:56:28 PDT
How to Make Green Fire from Laundry Booster http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Green-Fire-from-Laundry-Booster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/AKH9/HJKC622F/FDOAKH9HJKC622F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/AKH9/HJKC622F/FDOAKH9HJKC622F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/AKH9/HJKC622F/FDOAKH9HJKC622F.SMALL.jpg pmadero In this guide, you'll learn how to make your own boric acid from borax and other common chemicals to produce a green flame when mixed with methanol. Green Fire Safety Information Boric acid is a relatively safe household chemical. This is an outdoor project. There isn't a lot of smoke produced, nor...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 12:07:02 PDT
Two Stroke engine HACK to a powerful Steam Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Stroke-engine-HACK-to-a-powerful-Steam-Engine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/IZDK/H5Y9VO7H/FSTIZDKH5Y9VO7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/IZDK/H5Y9VO7H/FSTIZDKH5Y9VO7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/IZDK/H5Y9VO7H/FSTIZDKH5Y9VO7H.SMALL.jpg GREENPOWERSCIENCE This illustrates the simplicity of converting any gasoline engine into a near perfectly machined Green Steam engine from scrap weed eaters or chain saws. Even old lawn mowers will work. I am considering an air powered tractor from a deep sea diving tank:-) Regulator to reduce 3200 psi to about 250. ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:38:27 PDT
Casting a Large, Light-Weight Telescope Mirror from Recycled Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-a-Large-Light-Weight-Telescope-Mirror-fro/
Casting a Large, Light-Weight Telescope Mirror from Recycled Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/P5LI/H2TJ4MD1/FPTP5LIH2TJ4MD1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/P5LI/H2TJ4MD1/FPTP5LIH2TJ4MD1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/P5LI/H2TJ4MD1/FPTP5LIH2TJ4MD1.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 The first photo below shows a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, telescope mirror blank, made from recycled glass, that has been lightened by casting the mirror in a mold that made lots of hexagon-shaped pockets in the back of the mirror. This is the story of how I did it. Why light-weight mirror ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:56:08 PDT
How to make green fire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-green-fire-2/
How to make green fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/NYIF/H0KL7FGN/F6HNYIFH0KL7FGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/NYIF/H0KL7FGN/F6HNYIFH0KL7FGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/NYIF/H0KL7FGN/F6HNYIFH0KL7FGN.SMALL.jpg zwickied WARNING: This experiment can be dangerous!!!!!!!!!! What you need: -alcohol(50%) -Ammonium chloride -Copper(II) sulfate -matches Mix it ! Mix the Ammonium chloride and the Copper(II) sulfate in a ratio of 1:1 and put a bit of alcohol on it. Set fire to it ! Be carefully! Alcohol burns very ho...
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:50:48 PDT
the algae experiment: How to build your own algae photo-bioreactor. http://www.instructables.com/id/the-algae-experiment-How-to-build-your-own-algae-/
the algae experiment: How to build your own algae photo-bioreactor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/SRT6/GXEZCIDY/FTESRT6GXEZCIDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/SRT6/GXEZCIDY/FTESRT6GXEZCIDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/SRT6/GXEZCIDY/FTESRT6GXEZCIDY.SMALL.jpg m0uch In this instructable we will go over how to construct an at-home version of a photo-bioreactor which will use solar energy and artificial lighting with carbon dioxide to produce algae biomass. The aim of this project is to create an model which harbors an ecosystem fit to help us escape a fossil fu...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:45:57 PST
Pumpkin Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Battery/
Pumpkin Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/0NF4/GTV9WJKB/FCQ0NF4GTV9WJKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/0NF4/GTV9WJKB/FCQ0NF4GTV9WJKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/0NF4/GTV9WJKB/FCQ0NF4GTV9WJKB.SMALL.jpg emdaniels Here is a fun food hack I did over the weekend that is a useful alternative to lighting jack o' lanterns with candles or traditional batteries on Halloween. It could also double as a center piece for the fall and is easily made with common household items. You'll need miniature pumpkins (I used Bab...
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Mon, 17 Oct 2011 07:55:17 PDT
making hydrogen and oxygen http://www.instructables.com/id/making-hydrogen-and-oxygen/
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:15:09 PST
how to make green fire!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-green-fire-1/
how to make green fire!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/XH2C/GKLJ5QNK/FB5XH2CGKLJ5QNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/XH2C/GKLJ5QNK/FB5XH2CGKLJ5QNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/XH2C/GKLJ5QNK/FB5XH2CGKLJ5QNK.SMALL.jpg macgyver2012 this instructable will show you how to make green fire by mixing 2 simple ingrediants. these ingredients are poisonous if inhaled or ingested so be careful. materials you will need: Boric Acid-it is commonly sold as roach killer (we found some at lowes) "Heet" Anti-Freeze(wal-mart) a disposable...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 17:40:17 PST
Worlds brightest led flashlight 3 1200 lumen http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-brightest-led-flashlight-3-1200-lumen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JI1G/G69MW0VE/FASJI1GG69MW0VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JI1G/G69MW0VE/FASJI1GG69MW0VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/JI1G/G69MW0VE/FASJI1GG69MW0VE.SMALL.jpg jayandersons Making the worlds brightest led flashlight useing a ssr 50 for a max brightness of 1250 lumen. a aw mir lithum 18650 was used . brass heat sink. light was a mte p7
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Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:57:06 PDT
Alternative to Scheffler solar kitchens http://www.instructables.com/id/Alternative-to-Scheffler-solar-kitchens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/QQS6/G68H9ZNH/F7RQQS6G68H9ZNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/QQS6/G68H9ZNH/F7RQQS6G68H9ZNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/QQS6/G68H9ZNH/F7RQQS6G68H9ZNH.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician Scheffler solar kitchens are a great solar cooking option.  He has designed a paraboloid that he mounts at one end of an equatorial axis and he puts the kitchen at the other.   The paraboloid rotates slowly all day and the sun shines into the kitchen on the one spot all day too. This provides heat f...
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 13:17:33 PST
World's brightest LED flashlight 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-brightest-LED-flashlight-3/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/7C83/G69MW0VP/FVW7C83G69MW0VP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/7C83/G69MW0VP/FVW7C83G69MW0VP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/7C83/G69MW0VP/FVW7C83G69MW0VP.SMALL.jpg jayandersons The new sst 50 makes 1200 lumen alowing a brighter light. useing a mte light ofr the body and brass heat sink. a aw mir 18650 is used for greater power out put
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Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:43:03 PST
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
Cheap solar heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-solar-heater/
Cheap solar heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/EZ1E/G68HE57Y/FRHEZ1EG68HE57Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/EZ1E/G68HE57Y/FRHEZ1EG68HE57Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/EZ1E/G68HE57Y/FRHEZ1EG68HE57Y.SMALL.jpg unknownpocketnerd A video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-9wcDqM8qs Here is what you'll need: -Plywood and some assorted pices of wood -Copper tubes, elbows, couplings, connections, etc. -copper or brass sheets -Plumbers solder and paste -A plumbers torch -sand paper -Used engine oil (just a little...
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 20:16:41 PST
Solar design t-square for designing solar cooker reflectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Jig-for-designing-solar-cooker-reflectors-for-unat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/0UPS/G23UTZPE/FAQ0UPSG23UTZPE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/0UPS/G23UTZPE/FAQ0UPSG23UTZPE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/0UPS/G23UTZPE/FAQ0UPSG23UTZPE.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician I tried this on a small scale model and then scaled up. It can better be  used on a larger scale. You could also  design flat parabolic "plates"  with mirrors  on a sheet of  plywood  to make powerful mock parabolic dishes.  (In that case only one laser shining straight down is needed) This shows  h...
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Wed, 2 Dec 2009 15:31:40 PST
The Scientific method? It has its failings, how can we make it better? http://www.instructables.com/id/Why-is-science-not-working-properly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OZBR/FGXS2KVP/F30OZBRFGXS2KVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OZBR/FGXS2KVP/F30OZBRFGXS2KVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OZBR/FGXS2KVP/F30OZBRFGXS2KVP.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician  Ambjorn Naeve invented a neat solar device over 30 years ago. But the practical idea and the mathematical concept fell through the cracks in the system.Once upon a time, well to do people did "science" privately for fun. Peer review was not  the formalized process we have now. It was people copying...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 21:38:39 PDT
Using an art of illusion scene file to make, test and compare a funnel cooker with other solar cookers! http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-an-art-of-illusion-scene-file-to-make-test-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/C495/FROA0NFV/F7SC495FROA0NFV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/C495/FROA0NFV/F7SC495FROA0NFV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/C495/FROA0NFV/F7SC495FROA0NFV.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician This video shows you how to use an art of illusion scene file to do useful solar testing before you make anything. The scene file will be available for download (It contains parabolic, deep parabolic, and other dishes and you can also make your own. Please feel free to improve the scene file and te...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2009 17:40:58 PDT
A Paper Plate and Pop Bottle Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Paper-Plate-and-Pop-Bottle-Savonius-Wind-Turbine/
A Paper Plate and Pop Bottle Savonius Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/EP5T/FX55749C/FO2EP5TFX55749C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/EP5T/FX55749C/FO2EP5TFX55749C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/EP5T/FX55749C/FO2EP5TFX55749C.SMALL.jpg egbertfitzwilly Build a vertical axis windmill from cardboard and recycled pop bottles to experiment with wind power generation.Small wind turbines have lower energy output than commercial wind turbines, such as those found in wind farms. Commercial generators in the 5-50W range are available for boat or caravan us...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 20:09:56 PDT
Small NFT Hydroponics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-NFT-Hydroponics-System/
Small NFT Hydroponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/QDEF/FUI0TC22/FWEQDEFFUI0TC22.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/QDEF/FUI0TC22/FWEQDEFFUI0TC22.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/QDEF/FUI0TC22/FWEQDEFFUI0TC22.SMALL.jpg Weissensteinburg Hydroponics is a type of agriculture that uses no dirt, and usually results in larger, fuller plants. I recently became interested in the topic, and decided to start my own vegetable garden using the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT). It involves a channel of nutrient enriched water constantly flowing p...
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Sun, 24 May 2009 07:38:03 PDT
Software for solar design suggests improvements to reflectors. http://www.instructables.com/id/Software-for-solar-design-suggests-improvements-to/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/3D0Y/FTK8AGQ6/FEB3D0YFTK8AGQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/3D0Y/FTK8AGQ6/FEB3D0YFTK8AGQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/3D0Y/FTK8AGQ6/FEB3D0YFTK8AGQ6.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician The video at http://blip.tv/file/2429375/ is about using software to help design better reflectors for solar cookers. and the video above shows some of the first results of tests made using this software. Do you think it is worth it? If you do, start using the software and design a great dish! Havi...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:18:06 PDT
Wind powered Composter - The Green Twist , Exactly http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-powered-Composter/
Wind powered Composter - The Green Twist , Exactly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/6MP1/FTK8AJL2/FF26MP1FTK8AJL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/6MP1/FTK8AJL2/FF26MP1FTK8AJL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/6MP1/FTK8AJL2/FF26MP1FTK8AJL2.SMALL.jpg kdunner This is my Epilog Laser Cutter entry so please Vote if you think the idea is unique and worth supporting.Composting is the easiest thing one can do to help your community. With a wealth of good soil you, your neighbors, and everyone else is stuck with the predictament of what to grow. Imagine suc...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:25:40 PDT
Charge Your Cellphone Using Wasted Heat (and Build a Steampunk Wall-E) http://www.instructables.com/id/Charge-Your-Cellphone-Using-Wasted-Heat/
Charge Your Cellphone Using Wasted Heat (and Build a Steampunk Wall-E) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/1L2G/FT7PRNPC/F151L2GFT7PRNPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/1L2G/FT7PRNPC/F151L2GFT7PRNPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/1L2G/FT7PRNPC/F151L2GFT7PRNPC.SMALL.jpg splitreaction We updated the instructable with a new implementation you can build without spending all that money on those expensive seebeck generators. This one uses Peltiers in reverse to generate rather than cool. They aren't as efficient but they are much more affordable. Plus most of the parts required are ...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:51:22 PDT
How To Make A Tesla Turbine (Greenest Turbine) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Tesla-Turbine-Greenest-Turbine/
How To Make A Tesla Turbine (Greenest Turbine) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/OQC1/FRXW6YGT/F06OQC1FRXW6YGT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/OQC1/FRXW6YGT/F06OQC1FRXW6YGT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/OQC1/FRXW6YGT/F06OQC1FRXW6YGT.SMALL.jpg CrazyMachinist94 If you like this instructable please vote for it in the Epilog Challenge coming up. I have spent alot of time and effort trying to make this easy to understand and easy for anyone out there to do. I hope you enjoy and please rate and vote. This Instructable will show you how to c...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:56:00 PDT
aerial shell for pyrotechnic display http://www.instructables.com/id/aerial-shell-for-pyrotechnic-display/
aerial shell for pyrotechnic display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/2DWN/FRXUYTZM/FJ22DWNFRXUYTZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/2DWN/FRXUYTZM/FJ22DWNFRXUYTZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/2DWN/FRXUYTZM/FJ22DWNFRXUYTZM.SMALL.jpg Twotails This is for those of us who cant wait for standerd shells to dry, its easy and fun. its made from newspaper, white glue, superglue, a ball (or object that will fit your needs), and a hair dryer.(It also recycles old news paper) Prep white glue, white glue solution (75/25 water/glue), super glue,...
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Sat, 7 Mar 2009 20:22:55 PST
Software for solar design. Help improve the explanation. http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-software-to-design-a-better-solar-cooker/
Software for solar design. Help improve the explanation. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WVA3/FS6PQ190/F4CWVA3FS6PQ190.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WVA3/FS6PQ190/F4CWVA3FS6PQ190.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WVA3/FS6PQ190/F4CWVA3FS6PQ190.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician It IS working! 2august 2009 and the latest scene file is wfunnelandotherstiltedforward and is available for download and improvement belowhttp://blip.tv/file/2429375/ is the latest how to about using the art of illusion software.check it out! (It is 11 minutes but worth it and I could not edit the ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:12:31 PST
An Algae Bioreactor from Recycled Water Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Algae-Bioreactor-from-Recycled-Water-Bottles/
An Algae Bioreactor from Recycled Water Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/1QVM/FQMXFIJU/FFN1QVMFQMXFIJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/1QVM/FQMXFIJU/FFN1QVMFQMXFIJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/1QVM/FQMXFIJU/FFN1QVMFQMXFIJU.SMALL.jpg mfischer In this instructable, we describe how to build a photo-bioreactor that uses algae to convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy. The energy that is produced is in the form of algae biomass. The photo-bioreactor is built from plastic recycled water bottles. By designing the apparatus to be co...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2009 16:17:00 PST
How To Speed Up Utorrent 1.8.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Speed-Up-Utorrent/
How To Speed Up Utorrent 1.8.1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/2G67/FQ6E5G6X/FAA2G67FQ6E5G6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/2G67/FQ6E5G6X/FAA2G67FQ6E5G6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/2G67/FQ6E5G6X/FAA2G67FQ6E5G6X.SMALL.jpg mrmoneybagss This instructable is for people who want utorrent 1.8.1 to go faster. This will make utorrent go a few times faster.--== Think ==--Lets think, what can you do with all of that time saved? Getting To The Preferences 1. Go to the toolbar at the top and click options.2. The select Preferences*shortc...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2009 21:59:11 PST
Real-time Web Based Household Power Usage Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-time-Web-Based-Household-Power-Usage-Monitor/
Real-time Web Based Household Power Usage Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/FJ4I/FPWWWQO0/FQZFJ4IFPWWWQO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/FJ4I/FPWWWQO0/FQZFJ4IFPWWWQO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/FJ4I/FPWWWQO0/FQZFJ4IFPWWWQO0.SMALL.jpg jasonT This Instructable details a real-time web based household power usage monitor. The end result is a live chart in a web page that updates every 10 seconds with the instantaneous power usage for my entire house. The electrical current is measured on the main lines entering my home with AC clamps. The ...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:06:23 PST
Assembling the GEK gasifier and preparing for fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-the-GEK-gasifier-and-preparing-for-fire/
Assembling the GEK gasifier and preparing for fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MDHX/FPIOLKEZ/FMLMDHXFPIOLKEZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MDHX/FPIOLKEZ/FMLMDHXFPIOLKEZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MDHX/FPIOLKEZ/FMLMDHXFPIOLKEZ.SMALL.jpg jimmason This project is part of a series of instructables from ALL Power Labs showing how to create aHonda Accord that runs on trash. (note two years later.  there are much improved plans for building the GEK wood gasifier.  see http://www.gekgasifier.com for the most recently updated plans) This portion o...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:19:52 PST
Building the GEK Gasifier in seven parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-GEK-Gasifier-in-seven-parts/
Building the GEK Gasifier in seven parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/ZZXR/FP8NMG4K/FOLZZXRFP8NMG4K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/ZZXR/FP8NMG4K/FOLZZXRFP8NMG4K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/ZZXR/FP8NMG4K/FOLZZXRFP8NMG4K.SMALL.jpg jimmason This project is part of a series of instructables from ALL Power Labs showing how to create a Honda Accord that runs on wood gas. This project is entered in the Craftsman contest, if you like this project I hope you will consider voting for it. Just click the "Honda Accord" link above to go to the ...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:47:31 PST
"Compound" parabolic solar cooker, make a template with technical drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Compound-parabolic-dish-making-a-template-with-te/
"Compound" parabolic solar cooker, make a template with technical drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/GJSC/FOHU3P97/FZIGJSCFOHU3P97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/GJSC/FOHU3P97/FZIGJSCFOHU3P97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/GJSC/FOHU3P97/FZIGJSCFOHU3P97.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician Compound parabolic dishes have a super advantage over parabolic dishes. You rarely have to reposition them as the sun moves. So you can leave them unattended for long periods!There are many possible compound parabolic dish configurations and rather than me try to satisfy everyone, I though it would...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 14:50:32 PST
Modular, Windowsill, Air Powered, Hydroponics Herb Garden/Experimenter http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Windowsill-Air-Powered-Hydroponics-Herb-Ga/
Modular, Windowsill, Air Powered, Hydroponics Herb Garden/Experimenter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/GP52/FNZA8KB7/FXKGP52FNZA8KB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/GP52/FNZA8KB7/FXKGP52FNZA8KB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/GP52/FNZA8KB7/FXKGP52FNZA8KB7.SMALL.jpg wiley coyote Although this is an evolution of previously entered work, there has been significant changes to the whole modular idea as well as some control mechanisms added.I have learned along the way that the back flow of air through the pump IS definitely a problem, especially when working with air tight syst...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2008 12:12:07 PST
Starch Plastic 2.0- Pressure Cooker Hacking http://www.instructables.com/id/Starch-Plastic-20-Pressure-Cooker-Hacking/
Starch Plastic 2.0- Pressure Cooker Hacking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/E75E/FK75GRF9/FJUE75EFK75GRF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/E75E/FK75GRF9/FJUE75EFK75GRF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/E75E/FK75GRF9/FJUE75EFK75GRF9.SMALL.jpg Brandon121233 So you have done or were interested in my first instructable on potato plastic and now your looking for something that will yield better results and a little more danger, well here it is. First and foremost I strongly recommend that you approach this project only if you are willing to accept some sa...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:17:06 PDT
Increase Battery Life for Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Increase-Battery-Life-for-Electronics-5/
Increase Battery Life for Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/R9N9/FK27BJ9S/FZFR9N9FK27BJ9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/R9N9/FK27BJ9S/FZFR9N9FK27BJ9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/R9N9/FK27BJ9S/FZFR9N9FK27BJ9S.SMALL.jpg LemonSlice This instructable will tell you how to increase the life of electronics without the need to buy batteries that are expensive and designed to last long.These are ideas that I am making up as I write this instructable. Please correct me on anything that, well, needs correcting! This is only my second ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 19:16:25 PDT
Solar rc conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/solar-rc-conversion/
Solar rc conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/LL4O/FJNELB4W/FHILL4OFJNELB4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/LL4O/FJNELB4W/FHILL4OFJNELB4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/LL4O/FJNELB4W/FHILL4OFJNELB4W.SMALL.jpg Mr.NHRA This instructable will teach you how to use the sun to your advantage. Those silly little remote controlled cars always drain the life from my perfectly good batteries and i wanted them to stop, it's really not nice you know! To solve the problem i bought some rechargeable ones but then i had to tak...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2008 17:49:15 PDT
Build a laser show that moves to your favourite music http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-laser-show-that-moves-to-your-favourite-mu/
Build a laser show that moves to your favourite music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BISI/FIY4LGJY/F6HBISIFIY4LGJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BISI/FIY4LGJY/F6HBISIFIY4LGJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/BISI/FIY4LGJY/F6HBISIFIY4LGJY.SMALL.jpg gmilburn This is a home laser show I built with a 35mW green lab laser. The laser bounces off a mirror attached to a speaker, then goes through a diffraction grating so the patterns will cover my entire ceiling. It's pretty sweet.You'll need a green lab style laser module, a pair of old headphones, a box, a ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2008 06:43:59 PDT
Hard Drive Parts Generator and Theory Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Hard-Drive-Parts-Generator-and-Theory-Tester/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/WLM6/FGYCH1MX/FXBWLM6FGYCH1MX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/WLM6/FGYCH1MX/FXBWLM6FGYCH1MX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/WLM6/FGYCH1MX/FXBWLM6FGYCH1MX.SMALL.jpg FullyInvolvedScientist This is a device built out of hard drive parts and a piece of wood that simulates the action of a windbelt. I built this because I think this way of producing energy could be used differently With this I can be anywhere and not need wind to power it while I think of a different way it can be used. ...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2008 18:45:25 PDT
Adapt a clock today! Cheap trackers boost solar panel and solar cooker performance. http://www.instructables.com/id/Clock-based-dripper-tracker-for-solar-cookers-and-/
Adapt a clock today! Cheap trackers boost solar panel and solar cooker performance. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OZBR/FGXS2KVP/F30OZBRFGXS2KVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OZBR/FGXS2KVP/F30OZBRFGXS2KVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/OZBR/FGXS2KVP/F30OZBRFGXS2KVP.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician The Sun's path across the sky has been known and has been predictable for a very long time. People with solar panels and solar cookers take either a high tech approach to solar tracking (light detecting electronics, etc or they manually adjust the cooker or panel. High tech is very expensive and ma...
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Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:24:00 PDT
The Glowing Green Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Glowing-Robot/
The Glowing Green Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/8W2W/FGWJR4WK/FJ68W2WFGWJR4WK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/8W2W/FGWJR4WK/FJ68W2WFGWJR4WK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/8W2W/FGWJR4WK/FJ68W2WFGWJR4WK.SMALL.jpg societyofrobots Robots look cooler when they have a sinister green glow. Better yet, when that glow exists for a functional purpose it's even better!Here I show how to make a custom robot and use LED's to not only enhance line following, but also make it work in the dark too.Enjoy the video! The Mechanical Desig...
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Sat, 31 May 2008 14:57:02 PDT
Demonstrating the Fiber Optic Effect of Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Demonstrating-the-Fiber-Optic-Effect-of-Water/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/SA9P/FEEMAP2B/F27SA9PFEEMAP2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/SA9P/FEEMAP2B/F27SA9PFEEMAP2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/SA9P/FEEMAP2B/F27SA9PFEEMAP2B.SMALL.jpg kentchemistry.com You need a clear container and a laser. Poke a small hole an inch from the bottom of container for the water to stream out of. Fill the container with water and cap it. Aim the laser through the container and out the hole and open the cap. Check out the cool effect in the video.
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Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:56:07 PDT
How to clean a laser pointer lens http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-a-laser-pointer-lens/
How to clean a laser pointer lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/E4V6/FCEIJ3BZ/FMME4V6FCEIJ3BZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/E4V6/FCEIJ3BZ/FMME4V6FCEIJ3BZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/E4V6/FCEIJ3BZ/FMME4V6FCEIJ3BZ.SMALL.jpg grannybasher A very common problem with laser pointers and lasers in general that is easy to fix is dirty lens. I'll briefly explain the two safest and effective methods to clean laser pointer lens.The equipment used in these instructions areA Viper 95mW from Dragonlasers at http://www.dragonlasers.comA lenspen ...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2008 23:28:18 PST