Instructables: exploring - technology - science - physics Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:16:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to: Construct Your Very Own Universe
How to: Construct Your Very Own Universe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bananamultiverse This instructable is a quick exercise to get you started in the business of universe construction.Required supplies: - time (s) - space (m) Define Space-Time First you will need to define the relationship between space and time with one simple equation:time cubed (s^3) = space to the fourth power...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:07:25 PDT
Phonebook Friction
Phonebook Friction - More DIY How To Projects]]> andr7 You need 2 phonebooks. I didn't have any so I used dictionary's. Intertwining First you need to intertwine the pages by have a couple pages from one book and then another book. Like the photo above. Pull Now you pull. No matter how hard you try it won't pull apart. Unless you didn't do it ri...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 20:35:46 PDT
Double-Slit Experiment(Converse)
Double-Slit Experiment(Converse) - More DIY How To Projects]]> carson_kosloski This experiment will show how physicists in the 20th century argued that light behaves as a wave. We will reproduce this experiment not only in a very easy-to-do and affordable manner, but in a fairly original way. So by following the simple instructions, not only will you be wowing any spectators w...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:12:25 PDT
Testing the 'Unbreakability' of Naked Eggs
Testing the 'Unbreakability' of Naked Eggs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ins Trucktibles Making Naked eggs, or bouncy eggs, or unbreakable eggs, is a popular experiment. It merely incorporates a simple reaction, to create something spectacular. Naked eggs, are made using vinegar, and normal eggs. This experiment requires some patience, and is not completed in day. Also, keep in mi...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:34:27 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A quick, easy tutorial on how to get an egg through a bottleneck and into a bottle--a classic, wow your friends science experiment.  Bottom line, science is cool. It's got the wow factor of magic and the additional bonus in that it helps us explore the world around us. This experiment is no excepti...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Tire Cooker
Tire Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> DanielTekle1 This tire cooker was constructed by Daniel, Jesus and Alonso. The purpose of making this tire cooker is to make it so that it can be easily accessible to people who cannot afford expensive materials such as metal tape and a tire. By using sunlight and an insulation system, heat cannot escape, keepin...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:41:49 PDT
Chocolate, the physical side
Chocolate, the physical side - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver The aim of this study is to find the lowest temperature at which chocolate can be in a liquid and the highest temperature at which it can be in a liquid state. I have also investigated the properties of chocolate like melting point and solidification temperature, energy required to heat the chocol...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:47:33 PDT
Physic behind sky lanterns
Physic behind sky lanterns - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver Hello everyone, in this instructable I will explain the principle of flight hot air balloon (known as sky lanterns). I had hot air balloons for school project, so,I thought that it might be interested to other people see how hot air balloons works and I translate it from my language. About tutor...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:58:42 PST
Spherical Cows
Spherical Cows - More DIY How To Projects]]> degroof "Spherical cow" has become a metaphor for highly simplified scientific models of complex real life phenomena. The joke goes: Milk production at a dairy farm was low, so the farmer wrote to the local university, asking for help from academia. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, hea...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:32:28 PST
Mechanized Newton's Cradle JimRD This video shows details and operation of a drive mechanism for the Newton's Cradle (or clacking balls). Rather than have the balls suspended by wire, I had to use a section of hollow fishing pole (could have used carbon fiber rods) so that I could have a lever to push the drive ball back with. This...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:27:19 PST
X-ray generator contest video SpectrHz DISCLAIMER!!!: This project can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know what you are doing, in the case of this system, the x-rays are the least of the problem, however a flyback transformer can give you a nasty shock that could even kill you in some cases. The X-ray emissions from this project ar...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:45:10 PDT
Crazy Mini Magnetic Stirrer
Crazy Mini Magnetic Stirrer - More DIY How To Projects]]> A14   I was planning to build those for a while now I got a chance to build one. So let's start building. Materials:    -PC Fan    -Neodymium Hard Disk Magnet    -SPST Switch    -Bunch of Round Magnets    -Alligator cables (for testing)    -Enclosure    -Wire Tools:    -X-acto Knife    -Hot Gl...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:39:42 PDT
More Cool Physics With A Smart Phone barkergk Bouncing Ball Decay using an app called OsciPrime
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:54:26 PDT
Cool Physics with a Smart Phone barkergk Novel approach to the falling body physics lab using oscilloscope apps with audio input through device microphone.
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 13:02:34 PDT
Detecting Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber
Detecting Cosmic Rays in a Cloud Chamber - More DIY How To Projects]]> ExperiencingPhysics It is kind of crazy to think that we are being bombarded at all times by tiny particles moving close to the speed of light. If you want to see  evidence of these randomly occurring cosmic rays check out the video. If you still don't buy it or want to see the vapor trails for yourself (like I did) th...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:09:50 PDT
How to Solve Physics Problems
How to Solve Physics Problems - More DIY How To Projects]]> resistanceisfutileiflessthan1ohm Physics, despite it's reputation is an amazing science and with not as much effort as you would expect you can make calculations on some very interesting/practical phenomena. In this instructable I intend to show you how to make and understand some of those calculations, a minimum of algebra is nece...
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 05:53:35 PDT
Greg Conner Jack Daniel's Independence Project Physics Education deepspacem32 Help me bring physics education to life! I will utilize my existing programming skills to utilize Corona SDK. Corona is a physics engine that enables cross platform portability to iphone and android devices. It will allow students to change variables in physics equations, and visualize those changes...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 18:25:26 PDT
How to see alpha particles
How to see alpha particles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Higgs Boson I've been looking for a simple experiment I could do involving physics that I already had all of the materials for. After a bit of searching online I came across a project on using a webcam and smoke detector, and of course I had to build it. basically you will be able to see small wh...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:40:35 PDT
BALLISTIC PENDULUM PHYSICS! Toga_Dan LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Conservation of momentum.     m1 * v1 = m2 * v2     Mass of the projectile times speed of the projectile before impact = mass of the pendulum times speed of pendulum+projectile after impact. The ballistic pendulum was invented in 1742 by English mathematician Benjamin Robins. San...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 03:35:33 PDT
Magicolor shadow lamps
Magicolor shadow lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> ynze Blending colored light beams is absolutely amazing and fascinating!  By hacking three (extremely cheap) Ikea spotlights into red, green and blue light sources, you can make a fascinating science experiment set-up or museum exhibit. There are two things about this experiment / activity that I really...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:42:56 PDT
Unique Pendulum Wave and Release Mechanism
Unique Pendulum Wave and Release Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> Coxster This is the first half of a two-part instructable. This first half deals primarily with the math (algebra, trigonometry, geometry) involved in creating a pendulum wave and the release, deriving the pendulum wave design and dimensions. Part 2 will detail the process of constucting the pendulum wave. ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:48:31 PDT
MONKEY HUNTER PHYSICS! EASIER GUN Toga_Dan Learning objective: acceleration of gravity is independent of horizontal movement. An object traveling sideways falls at the same rate as an object dropped straight down In my instructable "Monkey Hunter Physics!", which involves an advanced build,  I said I'd include pics of the simpler gun build ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:30:55 PDT
MONKEY HUNTER PHYSICS! Toga_Dan Learning objective: acceleration of gravity is independent of horizontal movement. An object traveling sideways while falling will fall at the same rate as an object dropped straight down. The equipment made for this experiment can also be used for other physics demonstrations. For example, the bal...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:30:54 PDT
How to Build an Egg Protection Device (Egg Drop) ElectroDanno This was one of my design projects for my engineering class in college. Follow the instructions in the images, or just download the PDF. Enjoy making your egg protection devices! :)  **This device was dropped at a maximum of 3 stories high. About 7 runs were conducted. Not once did the egg break. T...
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Fri, 18 May 2012 22:26:34 PDT
Wave Pendulum
Wave Pendulum - More DIY How To Projects]]> SargentPepper The holiday season is much anticipated by people of all ages, it is a time for good food, family, vacation, and fun!  But also a time to figure out what to give people... which can prove to be a difficult task.  For me, it's one of those things that I have great ideas for all year round but when the...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:16:15 PST
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Build your own avalanche disk to observe granular physics in action.  A single granule is a solid but when it interacts with many, it may behave as a solid, liquid, or gas. I first saw one of these a while back in some science museum that I took Caitlin to.  It was more of an art installation where...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:14:55 PST
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Xellers Learn how to build your own subatomic particle accelerator in a weekend! This simple project will allow you to investigate a variety of intriguing effects including magnetic deflection of an electron beam, Crookes dark space, plasma striations in a gas discharge tube, and many others. It can easily ...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:34:19 PDT
(Near) IR Infrared Webcam in 10 minutes for Less than $10
(Near) IR Infrared Webcam in 10 minutes for Less than $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> menk There are several general tutorials on the web for making (near) infrared cameras, but you might get lost picking a webcam and the directions you found might be different for your webcam. So, here are specific directions for a specific webcam with three priorities in mind: It's fast, it's cheap, it ...
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Mon, 2 May 2011 23:16:49 PDT
Faraday Rotation (EPIC!)
Faraday Rotation (EPIC!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> dyly Literally bending (twisting) light. Introduction: Circular Magnetic Birefringence This project recreates Faraday's 1845 experiment that revealed the fundamental nature of light: electromagnetic waves. History: • In 1845, Michael Faraday used a powerful electromagnet to rotate the polarization...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:39:01 PDT
A small, portable gravitation shield
A small, portable gravitation shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> gruffalo child Yes, it is a real gravitation shield! Well, not really, but it is a great thing to astonish people at first and then make them remember the electromagnetism they have been taught at school. It is also a great conversation and demonstration piece in a class studying electromagnetism. Also, it can be ...
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Fri, 24 Sep 2010 05:48:23 PDT
Make An Amazing Magic Ball! signalred Very easy to create this ball that rolls down hill in slow motion. I bought the plastic ball at Hobby Lobby The steel ball is a Chinese Stress Ball
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Fri, 7 May 2010 20:06:52 PDT
Paracord Newton's Cradle (Kiteman's Balls)
Paracord Newton's Cradle (Kiteman's Balls) - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Fascinating. Mesmerizing.  You can stare at it for hours.  Play with it all you want.  This device demonstrates the conservation of energy and momentum.  When you swing one ball and it knocks into the next, it will transfer the energy from one ball to the other.  Of course, we do have some real worl...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 21:33:41 PDT
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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) 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
The Ring Launcher Explained (The Geek Group) thermoelectric Chris explains how the ring launcher works in this video, he launches a few rings, and tourments the camerman doing so. You may see the ring launcher in other videos. Check out The Geek Group's other video's on their Youtube channel here. If you would like to check out their website, just click her...
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Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:17:21 PST
Home Experiment: Newton's First Law/Law of Inertia ThirstForScience This is a variation of the classic pulling out the table cloth experiment. The pen cap can be substituted for anything small enough to fit inside of the bottle's neck. If you find it difficult, you can try using something that is shorter, such as a pebble. An object at rest tends to stay at rest an...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2010 10:21:18 PST
Physics Project: Mini Electric Motor Boat bassclarinet23 For physics, I had to construct a boat that would successfully race down a 3m PVC track. We had limits on the dimensions, as well as the total voltage of the battery. The boat is really ugly, but it is fully functional. I attempted to model it after a catamaran, but it was no where near being the fa...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:49:01 PST
Space Frame Structure Force Sensors
Space Frame Structure Force Sensors - More DIY How To Projects]]> kronick Space frames are super efficient structures made entirely from straight pieces of material, joined together at their ends to form complex 3D shapes.They can look like this, this, or this. They can be gigantic, but are also cool on a small scale, like this space frame bench I built.Their advantages i...
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Tue, 10 Nov 2009 01:25:42 PST
Double-slit Interference Experiment
Double-slit Interference Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelseymh A classic experiment to demonstrate the wave nature of light involves double-slit interference. Running the same experiment with a source that outputs just one photon at a time can demonstrate one of the weird features of quantum-mechanics -- wave/particle duality.This Instructable uses a do-it-your...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:09:19 PST
Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!!
Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 007dna This will tell you how to make a real, down to earth black hole. I swear this is a real instructable! Now, if you have the money, I invite you to build this project. Guaranteed that the FBI doesn't blow your house up first. So, I will also tell you that, because I haven't the money, I have not exact...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:30:27 PDT
A Different Pepsi Challenge greeenpro What will happen if you drop 2 unopened cans of Pepsi (1 regular, 1 diet) into a pool of water? Will they both sink or both float? The answer may surprise you! This instructable will show you the setup of this simple, yet possibly surprising "challenge." The few items you'll need, a display of t...
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Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:05:53 PDT
Surprising Pepsi Challenge greeenpro This incredibly simple experiment is baffling to many and actually makes physics fun!?! Here's one way to do it, but using a swimming pool is even better. Feel free to comment on the reason that this happens.
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Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:15:53 PDT
Water Bottle "Magic" Trick
Water Bottle "Magic" Trick - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecorthell A great "magic" trick to show small kids or a fun way to kill time. Make steam come out of a water bottle without heating it. A simple pressure experiment that is very entertaining. Safety Warnings 1) Make sure you have safety glasses2) Have a parent/guardian present3) Do it in an open space 4)...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2009 06:59:50 PDT
Popsicle Stick Bridge
Popsicle Stick Bridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> drinkmorecoffee The popsicle stick bridge is a classic science demonstration and competition. Every year many students world-wide build bridges made soley from popsicle sticks and glue, to see which designs can hold the most weight.We built one, using maybe 140 sticks, give or take a few. Not expecting it to hold m...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 15:52:38 PDT
Physics : Learn Physics the fastest way
Physics : Learn Physics the fastest way - More DIY How To Projects]]> arylic Being a A+ student in Physics in my college didn't come from anywhere but my own strategy and hard work. During my basic physics classes i was bored and seemed a miss step in my career but then i found a easy way , a secret method actually to like, love and get the most in physics. So here i am to ...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:05:23 PDT
How to Make a Cartesian Diver
How to Make a Cartesian Diver - More DIY How To Projects]]> Danielfish This Instructable will show you how to create your very own, pointless, gratifying and scientific wonder-toy. I will show you what I did, how to alter it for yourself, and explain the science behind it so you can apply the theory to other projects!A Cartesian diver is an experiment (or toy :D) desig...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:08:22 PDT
Extreme Hovercraft
Extreme Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> sweny How we made a hovercraft out of standard household material. Materials Needed 4x4 piece of plywood 5x5 piece of tarp (that doesn't allow air flow) Duct Tape Staple Gun Coffee Can Lid Jigsaw ( or other cutting utensil) Wood Screws Leaf Blower Technical Drawing Rough Sketch of Ours How to Bui...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:12:47 PST
Hovercraft Physics Project
Hovercraft Physics Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> brayan Pictures of Our Hovercraft
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Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:06:17 PST
DIY Spectroscope
DIY Spectroscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> crowndelorean A spectroscope is an instrument used to break light up into its constituent colors, just like a prism does, showing the light spectrum. Save money with this DIY physics project, by making authentic scientific tools with recycled materials. Required materials: Now you can see the world i...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:20:27 PDT
Amazing & Graceful Egg Drop Contraption
Amazing & Graceful Egg Drop Contraption - More DIY How To Projects]]> wkl Recently my AP Physics class was assigned the egg drop project. After experimenting with a few designs I found one that works very well and looks good too. Although some of the restrictions for the classic egg drop project vary, some of the same prinicples found in this design might be applied to ...
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Sun, 25 May 2008 01:58:09 PDT