Instructables: exploring - technology - science - physics http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 May 2015 16:34:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Viscosity Tube Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Viscosity-Tube-Tumbler/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:22:04 PDT
Wind Tube! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Tube/
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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 ...
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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...
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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, "...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 10:02:51 PDT
Music You Can See http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-You-Can-See/
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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-/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:00:34 PDT
Homemade Thermal Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Thermal-Machine/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:55:42 PDT
RadSense - A Rad SolidState Gamma Radiation Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/RadSense-An-Open-Rad-SolidState-Gamma-Detector/
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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...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:22 PDT
THERMAL ENERGY MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/THERMAL-ENERGY-MACHINE/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:17:20 PDT
Convert any microscope into digital microscope with just $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-any-microscope-into-digital-microscope-wit/
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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/
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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 ...
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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/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:07:32 PST
Straw Propellor http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Propellor/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:29:28 PST
How to Defy Gravity with Science (or make them think you can) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Defy-Gravity-with-Science-or-make-them-thin/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:48:55 PST
Easy $3 ferrofluid and other explorations with magnetic slime http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-3-ferrofluid-and-other-explorations-with-magn/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:36:18 PDT
How to: Make Your Own Quasar (The Heavenly Death Ray!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Quasar-The-Heavenly-Death-Ray/
How to: Make Your Own Quasar (The Heavenly Death Ray!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/GUGK/HZB3HBO9/FEQGUGKHZB3HBO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/GUGK/HZB3HBO9/FEQGUGKHZB3HBO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/GUGK/HZB3HBO9/FEQGUGKHZB3HBO9.SMALL.jpg Bananamultiverse In this instructable you will make your very own quasar with which to strike fear into the hearts of your galactic enemies, their knees turned to pudding or some other substance of moderate to weak molecular bonding at the very sight of your awesome power.If you haven’t made your own universe per my...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:03:20 PDT
Why Your Black Hole Isn’t Working and How to Fix It http://www.instructables.com/id/Why-Your-Black-Hole-Isnt-Working-and-How-to-Fix-It/
Why Your Black Hole Isn’t Working and How to Fix It - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/V6VK/HZ9O3SM5/FPYV6VKHZ9O3SM5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/V6VK/HZ9O3SM5/FPYV6VKHZ9O3SM5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/V6VK/HZ9O3SM5/FPYV6VKHZ9O3SM5.SMALL.jpg Bananamultiverse In my first instructable we went over how to construct your own universe and I am sure that some of you were not to be stopped and pushed your universe to the very limits. Unshakably gripped by ambition you would not rest until you had in your own universe the crown jewel of physics, a black hole.I...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:02:01 PDT
How to: Teleport Through Space Across Time http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Teleport-Through-Space-Across-Time/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:50:18 PDT
How to: Construct Your Very Own Universe http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Construct-Your-Very-Own-Universe/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:07:25 PDT
Phonebook Friction http://www.instructables.com/id/Phonebook-Friction/
Phonebook Friction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/MAVO/HV9I3MOI/FECMAVOHV9I3MOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/MAVO/HV9I3MOI/FECMAVOHV9I3MOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/MAVO/HV9I3MOI/FECMAVOHV9I3MOI.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Slit-ExperimentConverse/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:12:25 PDT
Testing the 'Unbreakability' of Naked Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-the-Unbreakability-of-Naked-Eggs/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:34:27 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-an-Egg-Through-a-Bottleneck/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Tire Cooker http://www.instructables.com/id/Tire-Cooker/
Tire Cooker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/W2I3/HT557GIH/F39W2I3HT557GIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/W2I3/HT557GIH/F39W2I3HT557GIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/W2I3/HT557GIH/F39W2I3HT557GIH.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-chocolate/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:47:33 PDT
Physic behind sky lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-sky-lanterns/
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:58:42 PST
Spherical Cows http://www.instructables.com/id/Spherical-Cows/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:32:28 PST
Mechanized Newton's Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Newtons-Cradle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/RRKI/HR8VEP88/FTFRRKIHR8VEP88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/RRKI/HR8VEP88/FTFRRKIHR8VEP88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/RRKI/HR8VEP88/FTFRRKIHR8VEP88.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-X-ray-source-ZVS-driven/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/DJ35/HLZRVM85/FRLDJ35HLZRVM85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/DJ35/HLZRVM85/FRLDJ35HLZRVM85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/DJ35/HLZRVM85/FRLDJ35HLZRVM85.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Crazy-Mini-Magnetic-Stirrer/
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:39:42 PDT
More Cool Physics With A Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Cool-Physics-With-A-Smart-Phone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Physics-with-a-Smart-Phone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/78GO/HET1AOQ3/FSP78GOHET1AOQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/78GO/HET1AOQ3/FSP78GOHET1AOQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/78GO/HET1AOQ3/FSP78GOHET1AOQ3.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Detecting-Cosmic-Rays-in-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:09:50 PDT
How to Solve Physics Problems http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-Physics-Problems/
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 05:53:35 PDT
Greg Conner Jack Daniel's Independence Project Physics Education http://www.instructables.com/id/Greg-Conner-Jack-Daniels-Independence-Project-Phy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/BZWA/H6MER6PA/FG7BZWAH6MER6PA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/BZWA/H6MER6PA/FG7BZWAH6MER6PA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/BZWA/H6MER6PA/FG7BZWAH6MER6PA.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-see-alpha-particles/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:40:35 PDT
BALLISTIC PENDULUM PHYSICS! http://www.instructables.com/id/BALLISTIC-PENDULUM-PHYSICS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/0Z2O/H2WEJRE0/FKM0Z2OH2WEJRE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/0Z2O/H2WEJRE0/FKM0Z2OH2WEJRE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/0Z2O/H2WEJRE0/FKM0Z2OH2WEJRE0.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Magicolor-shadow-lamps/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 21:42:56 PDT
Unique Pendulum Wave and Release Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Unique-Pendulum-Wave-and-Release-Mechanism/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:48:31 PDT
MONKEY HUNTER PHYSICS! EASIER GUN http://www.instructables.com/id/MONKEY-HUNTER-PHYSICS-EASIER-GUN/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/X322/H2WEVIRJ/FMWX322H2WEVIRJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/X322/H2WEVIRJ/FMWX322H2WEVIRJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/X322/H2WEVIRJ/FMWX322H2WEVIRJ.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/MONKEY-HUNTER-PHYSICS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/0CFC/H2WEVIHP/F3F0CFCH2WEVIHP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/0CFC/H2WEVIHP/F3F0CFCH2WEVIHP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/0CFC/H2WEVIHP/F3F0CFCH2WEVIHP.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Egg-Protection-Device-Egg-Drop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/36LC/H2BMNIF3/F1S36LCH2BMNIF3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/36LC/H2BMNIF3/F1S36LCH2BMNIF3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/36LC/H2BMNIF3/F1S36LCH2BMNIF3.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Pendulum/
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:16:15 PST
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Avalanche-Disk-Granular-Physics-Demonstrator/
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:14:55 PST
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electron-Accelerator-A-Cathode-Ray-Tube-in-a-/
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:34:19 PDT
(Near) IR Infrared Webcam in 10 minutes for Less than $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Near-Infrared-Camera-for-Less-than-10-and-10-mi/
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Mon, 2 May 2011 23:16:49 PDT
Faraday Rotation (EPIC!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Faraday-Rotation-EPIC/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:39:01 PDT