Instructables: exploring - technology - science - physics http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:48:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 PocketLab Crash Cushion Activity http://www.instructables.com/id/PocketLab-Crash-Cushion-Activity/
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By: ThePocketLab

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:44:33 PDT
Smart Pendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Pendulum/
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By: HarishR29

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 19:12:42 PDT
Inverted shadows: a polarization frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/PNB0/IPEIE9CP/FMZPNB0IPEIE9CP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/PNB0/IPEIE9CP/FMZPNB0IPEIE9CP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/PNB0/IPEIE9CP/FMZPNB0IPEIE9CP.SMALL.jpg Dr H βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι' ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι (For now we see through a glass, darkly) 1 Corinthians 13:12Usually, if you place an object between a light source and the observer, it will block the light and cast a dark shadow. Here the object, which has to be transparent to some degree, allows l...
By: Dr H

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 12:02:29 PDT
A Beam Bridge Science Project http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Beam-Bridge-Science-Project/
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By: Kto6Science

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:01:46 PDT
The Physics of Car Safety http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Physics-of-Car-Safety/
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By: Student-of-DIY

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:39:11 PDT
Lemon Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Battery-2/
Lemon Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SMALL.jpg Breerito This project is to demonstrate the amount of electricity exerted from four lemons that can power LEDs. Gather Materials Gather-Four lemons-Five alligator clips-Four pennies from before 1982 so they're copper plated.-Four galvanized (iron coated) screws or nails. (Screws are featured in this pict...
By: Breerito

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:55:57 PDT
Homemade xray machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/9GY1/IPU1VUYQ/FVB9GY1IPU1VUYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/9GY1/IPU1VUYQ/FVB9GY1IPU1VUYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/9GY1/IPU1VUYQ/FVB9GY1IPU1VUYQ.SMALL.jpg stoppi71 Hello!I'd like to Show you my latest project, a homemade xray machine.But before I start I have to point out, that xrays are really dangerous! To protect my enviroment, I use plenty of lead. So if you handle with xrays be careful and protect everyone...Some interesting links: http://www.idc-onlin...
By: stoppi71

Wed, 2 Mar 2016 03:39:56 PST
Underwater Musical Instruments: sound from water http://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-Musical-Instruments-Sound-From-Water/
Underwater Musical Instruments: sound from water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/NXGO/IKK0CFW0/FTSNXGOIKK0CFW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/NXGO/IKK0CFW0/FTSNXGOIKK0CFW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/NXGO/IKK0CFW0/FTSNXGOIKK0CFW0.SMALL.jpg SteveMann Let's build a musical instrument that makes sound from vibrations in liquid!For the first time in human history, we'll give water a "voice".I recall from my childhood, our kindergarten teacher told us:"There are 3 kinds of instruments: strings; percussion; and wind."Something bother...
By: SteveMann

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 17:38:12 PST
Research Project in Ultra High Vacuum Physics http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Research-Project-Into-Ultra-High-Vacuum-P/
Research Project in Ultra High Vacuum Physics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/LTJ7/IKLHX1RF/FWBLTJ7IKLHX1RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/LTJ7/IKLHX1RF/FWBLTJ7IKLHX1RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/LTJ7/IKLHX1RF/FWBLTJ7IKLHX1RF.SMALL.jpg SpectrHz This Instructable will detail a project I have been working on for many years to accomplish, This is a high science project done out of my sheer wish to learn. I desire no monetary gain, this is not a college project nor is it aimed at any specific goal. This is a personal project that was simply st...
By: SpectrHz

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:07:21 PST
Android edition for JustAPendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Edition-for-JustAPendulum/
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By: SquareBoot

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:20:40 PST
DIY Wind Tunnel: Introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-Introduction/
DIY Wind Tunnel: Introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/U964/IJN9H31D/FWWU964IJN9H31D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/U964/IJN9H31D/FWWU964IJN9H31D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/U964/IJN9H31D/FWWU964IJN9H31D.SMALL.jpg Science of Full House Official Welcome!Today's project is recreating the iconic wind tunnel scene from the pizza party arc of Full House season 3. Who could possibly forget the shocking truths revealed in the climax of season 3? Among both casual Full House fans and Full House original series purists alike, this finale to Jesse's...
By: Science of Full House Official

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:09:35 PST
Salt Water Leyden Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Salt-Water-Leyden-Jar/
Salt Water Leyden Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/52S2/IJ8Z8QVZ/FI052S2IJ8Z8QVZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/52S2/IJ8Z8QVZ/FI052S2IJ8Z8QVZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/52S2/IJ8Z8QVZ/FI052S2IJ8Z8QVZ.SMALL.jpg Nawman So this is a fancy shmancy Leyden Jar. It's basically a jar filled with salt water with aluminum foil around the outside of the jar. In essence, this is a capacitor, so when you charge the inside (negative) the grounded outside would then become charged as well with the opposite charge of equal valu...
By: Nawman

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:35:09 PST
Self-Defeating Fan Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Defeating-Fan-Car/
Self-Defeating Fan Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab On your marks, get set, stay put! Have you ever that get up and not-go feeling? Well this car feels it, too. With a fan in the front and a sail in the back, you'd think it would be the perfect self-contained contraption. After all, it's a sail car that can make it's own wind, right? It wants to go e...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:59:27 PST
Schlieren Imaging: How to see air flow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Schlieren-Imaging-How-to-see-air-flow/
Schlieren Imaging: How to see air flow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/IYTT/IHF8RALF/FDKIYTTIHF8RALF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/IYTT/IHF8RALF/FDKIYTTIHF8RALF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/IYTT/IHF8RALF/FDKIYTTIHF8RALF.SMALL.jpg astroknut This project documents the construction, science, and application of a Schlieren aparatus. In short, a Schlieren system leverages the principal of refraction, and some clever optics to allow for the visualization of differences in density of transparent media. I also made a video for this project th...
By: astroknut

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:50:57 PST
Laser experiment: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-experiment-Heisenberg-Uncertainty-Principle/
Laser experiment: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/CY3U/IHHLCZKQ/FMGCY3UIHHLCZKQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/CY3U/IHHLCZKQ/FMGCY3UIHHLCZKQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/CY3U/IHHLCZKQ/FMGCY3UIHHLCZKQ.SMALL.jpg PHYSICART I did this famous Laser Experiment: seeing the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle live and precise. We call these "Single Slit Diffraction Experiment & Pin Hole Diffraction Experiment". Cheap and a really impressive way to see the wave-nature of the light by yourself and at home.!!! STAY TUNED, I'll ...
By: PHYSICART

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:21:01 PST
Sugarality = Sugar + Chirality http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugarality/
Sugarality = Sugar + Chirality - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ZI11/IH87H1T8/FOQZI11IH87H1T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ZI11/IH87H1T8/FOQZI11IH87H1T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/ZI11/IH87H1T8/FOQZI11IH87H1T8.SMALL.jpg yapster1 Sugar is something that sweetens food and exfoliates skin, but sugar can be used to do something much more surprising - something that exhibits some really cool physics, chemistry, and math principles. Moreover, it's beautiful and the concepts involved are useful in many areas of science and enginee...
By: yapster1

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:58:56 PST
Wave Demo http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Demo/
Wave Demo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/N6QZ/IFYBCSFD/FOAN6QZIFYBCSFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/N6QZ/IFYBCSFD/FOAN6QZIFYBCSFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/N6QZ/IFYBCSFD/FOAN6QZIFYBCSFD.SMALL.jpg edabagian This wave demo is an easy to build and fun contraption. The materials are very easy to find and assemble and I would recommend building this for an project or demonstration if you have the time. It works very well and does not take a ridiculous amount of time to build. Assemble all your materials ...
By: edabagian

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:22:59 PDT
The Most Annoying Sound in the World http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Annoying-Sound-in-the-World/
The Most Annoying Sound in the World - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This is the party trick that ends the party. The alarm clock for your siblings that earns you a wedgie. This is THE MOST ANNOYING SOUND IN THE WORLD. It truly is. And it's annoying to difficulty ratio is wonderful. Oh yeah, and it's all because of science. If you're feeling too un-annoyed today, sta...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:34:30 PDT
Physics Fan Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Physics-Fan-Cart/
Physics Fan Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/06AU/IF0XX83L/FBC06AUIF0XX83L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/06AU/IF0XX83L/FBC06AUIF0XX83L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBC/06AU/IF0XX83L/FBC06AUIF0XX83L.SMALL.jpg bclamore A common piece of physics lab equipment is a device called a "fan cart." Perhaps you used one yourself when you were in high school of college? A fan cart is essentially a low-friction dynamics cart, commonly used to study motion, momentum, energy, etc., fitted with a motor and propeller or "fan."...
By: bclamore

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:58:54 PDT
Simple MagLev Train http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-MagLev-Train/
Simple MagLev Train - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SMALL.jpg KJMagnetics One popular science experiment we are often asked about is the magnetic levitating train. We built a basic version of this experiment to highlight some of the challenges and solutions of a project like this. Of course, once you figure out the basic setup we've built here, you could let your imaginat...
By: KJMagnetics

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:23:06 PDT
Part 1 & 2 - Newton's Law of Gravity - Real World Situation http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-1-Newtons-Law-of-Gravity-Real-World-Situation/
Part 1 & 2 - Newton's Law of Gravity - Real World Situation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2APR/IEEOHERT/FXC2APRIEEOHERT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2APR/IEEOHERT/FXC2APRIEEOHERT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/2APR/IEEOHERT/FXC2APRIEEOHERT.SMALL.jpg matt392 2 videos that apply Newton's Law of Gravity in a real world situation. Part One below: Part 2 Part 2 of video on Newton's Law of Gravity.
By: matt392

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:02:58 PDT
Detecting cosmic muons in a simple can http://www.instructables.com/id/Detecting-cosmis-muons-in-a-simple-can/
Detecting cosmic muons in a simple can - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/OEFG/IE6H8OB8/F0FOEFGIE6H8OB8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/OEFG/IE6H8OB8/F0FOEFGIE6H8OB8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/OEFG/IE6H8OB8/F0FOEFGIE6H8OB8.SMALL.jpg stoppi71 Hello!This time we are trying to detect muons created through collisions of the cosmis radiation with particles of our atmosphere.Muons are elementary particles belonging to the group of the leptons (falsely also named µ-meson) with a "middle" mass (207 times heavier than an electron). They have an ...
By: stoppi71

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 03:38:51 PDT
Things That Will Glow In Black(UV) Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-That-Will-Glow-In-BlackUV-Light/
Things That Will Glow In Black(UV) Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SMALL.jpg davefhunt Once upon a time Ultraviolet(UV) or "black" Light was reserved for clubs, theaters and science labs. With the arrival of cold cathode lamps and LEDs we can all have some fun. The science bit Ultraviolet light forms part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (first proposed by James Clerk Maxwell: Respe...
By: davefhunt

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:53:18 PDT
Remixed Homopolar Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Remixed-Homopolar-Motor/
Remixed Homopolar Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/UKAV/IDUQTYPB/F7TUKAVIDUQTYPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/UKAV/IDUQTYPB/F7TUKAVIDUQTYPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/UKAV/IDUQTYPB/F7TUKAVIDUQTYPB.SMALL.jpg davefhunt I've been using these for years in physics lessons - it is a good demonstration of Fleming's left hand motor rule.There are a couple ofproblems though. It can be difficult to see the motion from the back of the class. It won't run unattended.I remixed this from here Ingredients A retort clamp...
By: davefhunt

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:39:16 PDT
Side-Bending Goggles http://www.instructables.com/id/Side-Bending-Goggles/
Side-Bending Goggles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2R7C/IDTAW633/FSS2R7CIDTAW633.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2R7C/IDTAW633/FSS2R7CIDTAW633.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2R7C/IDTAW633/FSS2R7CIDTAW633.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The world is not as you see it. Particularly when you're sporting light-bending, orientation-ending, lenses that make even the most eagle-eyed among us go out of whack. With these side-bending goggles, the world appears a little more to the left than it really is. And it's all with just a bit of acr...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:54:33 PDT
Backwards Water - Real Life Gravity Defying Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Backwards-Water-Real-Life-Gravity-Defying-Water/
Backwards Water - Real Life Gravity Defying Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/6SYK/IDRLEWYK/FUC6SYKIDRLEWYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/6SYK/IDRLEWYK/FUC6SYKIDRLEWYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/6SYK/IDRLEWYK/FUC6SYKIDRLEWYK.SMALL.jpg WorkshopWizard A while back I was watching an episode of "Breaking Magic" which is a television series consisting of amazing scientific stunts and experiments when I saw something that was quite amazing... Gravity Defying Water! I thought to myself "That is so cool, I just have to try it!"The clip of the amazing ...
By: WorkshopWizard

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:40:36 PDT
Build an Underwater robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Underwater-robot/
Build an Underwater robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SMALL.jpg ksaichandra Sea Perch is an innovative underwater robot. Building an under water robot is very cool. Of course, it takes lot of time. But, you can operate it with a remote. You can buy an sea perch kit, which is available online for \$155. Building a Sea Perch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine desi...
By: ksaichandra

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:52:35 PDT
Glider Creations http://www.instructables.com/id/Glider-Creations/
Glider Creations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/MV54/ICEMT87M/FVPMV54ICEMT87M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/MV54/ICEMT87M/FVPMV54ICEMT87M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/MV54/ICEMT87M/FVPMV54ICEMT87M.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science This is a project I do with the students, 1st grade to 6th grade, every year because they love it. And I love it, too. Why? This project is full of opportunities for creativity and experimentation. Possibilities are endless! The motto for this project is - Fail Spectacularly! I ask the students to p...
By: Kto6Science

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:33:39 PDT
Tooth Phonograph! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tooth-Phonograph/
Tooth Phonograph! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/DKI0/IC7HMHIJ/FJ0DKI0IC7HMHIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/DKI0/IC7HMHIJ/FJ0DKI0IC7HMHIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/DKI0/IC7HMHIJ/FJ0DKI0IC7HMHIJ.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Teeth aren't just for chomping anymore! Now you can hear Miles Davis with your molars and The Cure with your canines. With only a few basic supplies, you can tap into the physical grooves of records as they vibrate your jaw, playing music and resonating inside your head. Never before have record sto...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:00:50 PDT
Air-powered Vehicles http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-powered-Vehicle/
Air-powered Vehicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8KXI/IBTEUHD5/FVG8KXIIBTEUHD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8KXI/IBTEUHD5/FVG8KXIIBTEUHD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/8KXI/IBTEUHD5/FVG8KXIIBTEUHD5.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Two years ago, I spent 26+ hours prepping a rubber band drag racer for a 4th grade class science project (my guinea pig class), and it was a complete BUST! Even after I worked out the kinks, unforeseen issues came up and things didn't go smoothly in the class. After spending 1 1/2 hours in class, ki...
By: Kto6Science

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:09:27 PDT
Measuring the speed of sound with Arduino microcontroller and ultrasonic sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-the-speed-of-sound-with-Arduino-microcon/
Measuring the speed of sound with Arduino microcontroller and ultrasonic sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/OLOO/IBGDC56S/FNZOLOOIBGDC56S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/OLOO/IBGDC56S/FNZOLOOIBGDC56S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/OLOO/IBGDC56S/FNZOLOOIBGDC56S.SMALL.jpg Kranthi Gunthoti My 6 year old daughter, Samatha, demonstrates how to measure the speed of sound in air with Arduino Uno microcontroller and ultrasonic sensor. I think this is a good project for kids to get exposed to science, engineering and maths. We need 1. Arduino Uno microcontroller board2. Ultrasonic sensor...
By: Kranthi Gunthoti

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:39:36 PDT
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Physics-Measure-the-speed-of-light-with-ch/
Kitchen Physics - Measure the speed of light with chocolate! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/2TW3/IAPAR0V9/F9P2TW3IAPAR0V9.SMALL.jpg Kranthi Gunthoti In honor of the International Year of Light, my 6 year old daughter calculates the speed of light using chocolate bars and microwave oven.Microwaves are part of light or electromagnetic spectrum. We have been using this radiation in microwave ovens to heat up the food for the past 50 years or so...
By: Kranthi Gunthoti

Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:46:17 PDT
How to make Chlorine Gas http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Chlorine-Gas-1/
How to make Chlorine Gas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/HT2I/IAGMEO3Y/FSQHT2IIAGMEO3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/HT2I/IAGMEO3Y/FSQHT2IIAGMEO3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/HT2I/IAGMEO3Y/FSQHT2IIAGMEO3Y.SMALL.jpg RandomBuilder A lot of you probably know electrolysis with water. In this instructable I am going to show you how to take electrolysis to another level, with chlorine gas as a product. Safety Instructions + Theory WARNING! Chlorine Gas is toxic and this experiment should be performed outside or under a fume ho...
By: RandomBuilder

Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:31:23 PDT
Viscosity Tube Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Viscosity-Tube-Tumbler/
Viscosity Tube Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For those that travel on a path slightly more gooey. Viscosity! It's the stickiness of life that keeps everything from lava to jelly in check. With the viscosity tube tumbler, you can look at everything from air bubble races to density columns to sedimentation in real time. Grab your glitter, your h...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Wed, 13 May 2015 12:22:04 PDT
Wind Tube! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Tube/
Wind Tube! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Whether you want to wind down or wind up, this tube is soon to be your favorite automatic aerodynamic magic. Like the giant bubble fan from Willy Wonka's factory, this easy to make wind tube is great for exploring what flies, spins, tumbles, soars and falls, all easily mobile for the teacher/parent/...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Mon, 11 May 2015 18:10:48 PDT
Water Lava Lamp (learning density) http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Lava-Lamp/
Water Lava Lamp (learning density) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/I98W/I9CLWFHM/FP1I98WI9CLWFHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/I98W/I9CLWFHM/FP1I98WI9CLWFHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/I98W/I9CLWFHM/FP1I98WI9CLWFHM.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Want to go back to your Grateful Dead days, but can't get yourself to order a lava lamp from Hot Topic? Or maybe you want to introduce kids to the amazing wonders of density as it relates to temperature, and you're looking for an accessible project?Either way, you're in luck, because the water lava ...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Wed, 6 May 2015 13:43:08 PDT
Maggie the Simple Electromagnet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Maggie-the-Electromagnet/
Maggie the Simple Electromagnet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/O9GZ/I9B6HD0U/FQKO9GZI9B6HD0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/O9GZ/I9B6HD0U/FQKO9GZI9B6HD0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/O9GZ/I9B6HD0U/FQKO9GZI9B6HD0U.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Maggie sure puts the FUN in the four FUNdamental forces. This project is a great introduction to electromagnetism, the force that not only helps pick up squished cars in junkyard wars, but is also responsible for a lot of the properties of matter in everyday life. Get enough electrons flowing via yo...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Tue, 5 May 2015 16:10:53 PDT
Water Drop Trampoline http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Drop-Trampoline/
Water Drop Trampoline - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/JQSS/I95GQQS8/FVZJQSSI95GQQS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/JQSS/I95GQQS8/FVZJQSSI95GQQS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/JQSS/I95GQQS8/FVZJQSSI95GQQS8.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Water you doing today? Add some bounce to your bubble and some dance to your drops with the water drop trampoline! Columns of air moving at different speeds let you float drops in a hovering boogie. We set out to make this as a homemade version of one of our favorite exhibits at the Exploratorium, "...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Fri, 1 May 2015 10:02:51 PDT
Music You Can See http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-You-Can-See/
Music You Can See - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Music isn't just for ears anymore. What ears have done for millions of years, oscilloscopes have done for about a hundred. Grab a thrift store keyboard, an electronic kid's toy, or any other electronic soundmaker and with a quick hack, turn those tunes into something your eyeballs can enjoy. This is...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

Fri, 1 May 2015 08:04:07 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...
By: RichardM10

Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:00:34 PDT
Homemade Thermal Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZC42/I7VQPJIZ/FMPZC42I7VQPJIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZC42/I7VQPJIZ/FMPZC42I7VQPJIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/ZC42/I7VQPJIZ/FMPZC42I7VQPJIZ.SMALL.jpg Gustavo A W In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a simple, fun and cool looking thermal machine with everyday objects.After following a few steps, everything you have to do is watch as the power of science amazes you.Kids, don't forget the adult supervision while making this experiment! Have the followi...
By: Gustavo A W

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:55:42 PDT
RadSense - A Rad SolidState Gamma Radiation Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/9OOE/I7MXGR77/FE19OOEI7MXGR77.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/9OOE/I7MXGR77/FE19OOEI7MXGR77.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/9OOE/I7MXGR77/FE19OOEI7MXGR77.SMALL.jpg MoonLanding "All science is either physics or stamp collecting." - Ernest RutherfordRadSense : Custom electronics to make radiation detection totally RAD! Building a "semi-directional" radiation and/or cosmic-ray detector is not an easy feat. In vue of this I aimed to design, construct, and test a portable and ...
By: MoonLanding

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:01:01 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...
By: DrewPaulDesigns

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:22 PDT
THERMAL ENERGY MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/THERMAL-ENERGY-MACHINE/
THERMAL ENERGY MACHINE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/2CHL/I7AAZSND/FKZ2CHLI7AAZSND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/2CHL/I7AAZSND/FKZ2CHLI7AAZSND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/2CHL/I7AAZSND/FKZ2CHLI7AAZSND.SMALL.jpg manu.dalpoz The thermal energy machine that we are about to build is quite simple and cheap. But first of all, what does it do?Our machine is going to transform thermal energy to mechanical energy, following the principal of the first thermal energy machine, built by the greek Heron. Lets get started! Materials...
By: manu.dalpoz

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:17:20 PDT
Convert any microscope into digital microscope with just \$20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-any-microscope-into-digital-microscope-wit/
Convert any microscope into digital microscope with just \$20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/48NU/I6RSYK05/FXN48NUI6RSYK05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/48NU/I6RSYK05/FXN48NUI6RSYK05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/48NU/I6RSYK05/FXN48NUI6RSYK05.SMALL.jpg rifath.stechlabs Hello Everyone !!!!Want a digital microscope at low cost ? Have you look at the pictures given here, theses pictures are taken from my normal microscope which is just \$25, already owned a microscope and want to covert that into a digital microscope at low cost, Then this instructable is exactly for...
By: rifath.stechlabs

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 07:13:36 PST
How to make a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber/
How to make a Cloud Chamber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/S420/I6NI6MFX/FFTS420I6NI6MFX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/S420/I6NI6MFX/FFTS420I6NI6MFX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/S420/I6NI6MFX/FFTS420I6NI6MFX.SMALL.jpg InstructablesSeven In this brief tutorial we will show you how to build a cloud chamber with a brief explanation of how it works and images to refer to when in the process of making. But, what is a Cloud Chamber?A cloud chamber is a simple contraption that lets you see muons, an elementary particle similar to an elect...
By: InstructablesSeven

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:28 PST
Coil Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-Gun-1/
Coil Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/YGVQ/I4VQML4C/FMTYGVQI4VQML4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/YGVQ/I4VQML4C/FMTYGVQI4VQML4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/YGVQ/I4VQML4C/FMTYGVQI4VQML4C.SMALL.jpg kennethanddivya OverviewThis is a guide to create a functioning coilgun. The purpose of the gun is to accelerate a projectile at high speed. The gun consists of coil wire to perform as a electromagnet which serves as a type of motor to shoot the intended small object. The coils receive charge from the capacitor to ...
By: kennethanddivya

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:09:12 PST
Experiments with Magnets, Cans and More http://www.instructables.com/id/Experiments-with-Magnets-Cans-and-More/
Experiments with Magnets, Cans and More - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/OWUN/I3KBWWPT/FHBOWUNI3KBWWPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/OWUN/I3KBWWPT/FHBOWUNI3KBWWPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/OWUN/I3KBWWPT/FHBOWUNI3KBWWPT.SMALL.jpg bubal A series of experiments with magnets, aluminum cans and othere parts and pieces. This experiments turn around the eddy currents. That currents are induced by a changing magnetic field near a metal electrical conductor. That currents generate a magnetic field opposed to the first one that brakes and...
By: bubal