Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 6 Dec 2016 04:34:56 PST BLOX v1.01 The Lightning Machine: How to Build a Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Lightning-Machine-How-to-Build-a-Tesla-Coil/
The Lightning Machine: How to Build a Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/ZENI/IVMQ63CQ/FN5ZENIIVMQ63CQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/ZENI/IVMQ63CQ/FN5ZENIIVMQ63CQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/ZENI/IVMQ63CQ/FN5ZENIIVMQ63CQ.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech Have you ever wanted the power to create a lightning storm in your house? Have you ever wanted to build the famous machine in the movies that creates giant sparks that jump into the air? If you have, then you are in luck! About 128 years ago, genius inventor Nikola Tesla invented a machine that ...
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:37:21 PST
Make a Simple Portable Tesla Coil! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Portable-Mini-Tesla-Coil/
Make a Simple Portable Tesla Coil! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/OE9A/IVO4DKSY/FGQOE9AIVO4DKSY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/OE9A/IVO4DKSY/FGQOE9AIVO4DKSY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/OE9A/IVO4DKSY/FGQOE9AIVO4DKSY.SMALL.jpg CCX191 IntroductionI've made this Tesla Coil in reference of José Davēd's video: "DIY Tesla Slayer Exciter Coil Tutorial Mini How to Build Easy Circuit Explanation" I find that his circuit seems to work really well so I wrote this instructables and also redraw the circuit appropriately since his video did ...
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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:25:42 PST
Make an Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Electric-Motor/
Make an Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/YJPA/IU9V1F39/FYJYJPAIU9V1F39.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/YJPA/IU9V1F39/FYJYJPAIU9V1F39.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/YJPA/IU9V1F39/FYJYJPAIU9V1F39.SMALL.jpg CCX191 IntroductionThis electric motor is made in reference of Roobert33's "How to make an electric motor homemade" YouTube video. This was made for a physics coursework. Although the video has already briefly explained how it works and made, here's my take. Or rather an improved version.SuggestionsRevisin...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:31:21 PST
How to make a Van De Graaff generator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Van-De-Graaff-Generator/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:56:12 PST
Water Bottle - Water Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Bottle-Water-Wheel/
Water Bottle - Water Wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/MPJG/IVA4NAYH/FORMPJGIVA4NAYH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/MPJG/IVA4NAYH/FORMPJGIVA4NAYH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/MPJG/IVA4NAYH/FORMPJGIVA4NAYH.SMALL.jpg mbrennan01 Hi! I am a graduate student and this is for a class project focused on prototyping a product with a typical household material. Before we even begin de -constructing to construct, we must gather our tools and materials.Tools + Materials:-Super Glue-Olfa Blade-Metal Ruler-White Thread-20 clear plasti...
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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:03:40 PST
Density of liquids and materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Density-of-Liquids-and-Materials/
Density of liquids and materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/QZ9N/IV0ASCHI/F7YQZ9NIV0ASCHI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/QZ9N/IV0ASCHI/F7YQZ9NIV0ASCHI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/QZ9N/IV0ASCHI/F7YQZ9NIV0ASCHI.SMALL.jpg rudyexplor The mass or density of the liquid depends on its nature.The density of a material is for the liquid, the ratio of the density compared to that of water (at 4 ° C). Test with Density of liquids In this first experience with liquids in order from bottom to top : honey 1 360 kg...
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Fri, 4 Nov 2016 14:11:56 PDT
No,the water does not freeze at 0° (not always) ! Proof here http://www.instructables.com/id/Nothe-Water-Does-Not-Freeze-at-0-not-Always-/
No,the water does not freeze at 0° (not always) ! Proof here - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/20GN/IUSM1Z5Y/FTR20GNIUSM1Z5Y.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/20GN/IUSM1Z5Y/FTR20GNIUSM1Z5Y.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/20GN/IUSM1Z5Y/FTR20GNIUSM1Z5Y.SMALL.jpg rudyexplor Supercooling, surfusion or Undercooling or allow freezing water instantly.Transform ice into water instantly through supercooling, this is a metastable state.A material which remains in liquid form below its solidification temperature.We learn all the water turns to ice below 0 ° C, if it is at nor...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:56:27 PDT
Myphotonics Powermeter (Laser-Leistungsmessgerät) http://www.instructables.com/id/Myphotonics-Powermeter-Laser-Leistungsmessgerät/
Myphotonics Powermeter (Laser-Leistungsmessgerät) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/0ZCU/IU9VKRY4/FQG0ZCUIU9VKRY4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/0ZCU/IU9VKRY4/FQG0ZCUIU9VKRY4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/0ZCU/IU9VKRY4/FQG0ZCUIU9VKRY4.SMALL.jpg myphotonics Dieses Werk ist lizenziert unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International. Eine für Menschen lesbare Zusammenfassung dieser Lizenz findet sich hier.Was ist das?Mit einem Laser-Leistungsmessgerät (Powermeter) ist es möglich, die ausgestrahlte Lich...
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:36:49 PDT
Splitting Water the Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Splitting-Water-the-Easy-Way/
Splitting Water the Easy Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/J1OU/IRW23ZGZ/FN7J1OUIRW23ZGZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/J1OU/IRW23ZGZ/FN7J1OUIRW23ZGZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/J1OU/IRW23ZGZ/FN7J1OUIRW23ZGZ.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Water, of course, is a big part of many great things: you, milkshakes, and water parks to name a few. Even though the ubiquitous liquid is transparent, there's more to see inside. While some molecular bonds last a lifetime, we can break these ones apart with a battery and some thumbtacks in a couple...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:04:02 PDT
Leaf Electroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-Electroscope/
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:33:08 PDT
SaturnV Vacuum Rocket Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/SaturnV-Vacuum-Rocket-Launcher/
SaturnV Vacuum Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/46FE/IRLQG4GF/F5Q46FEIRLQG4GF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/46FE/IRLQG4GF/F5Q46FEIRLQG4GF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/46FE/IRLQG4GF/F5Q46FEIRLQG4GF.SMALL.jpg KronBjorn This project uses vacuum to try and launch a model of the Saturn V rocket into space !It is is quite impressive to watch the forces involved, and guaranteed to impress anyone regardless of age. Firing one of these vacuum rockets, is an excellent way of understanding just how much one atmosphere of p...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:45:27 PDT
Wireless All Sky Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-All-Sky-Camera/
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Thu, 4 Aug 2016 22:24:03 PDT
Make Rochelle salt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Rochelle-Salt/
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:23:53 PDT
World's Biggest Bath Bombs (Galaxy and Rainbow Colored) - 37lbs Each! For Charity http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Biggest-Bath-Bombs-37lbs-Each-for-Charity/
World's Biggest Bath Bombs (Galaxy and Rainbow Colored) - 37lbs Each! For Charity - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/L5N4/IQQUYOK7/F04L5N4IQQUYOK7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/L5N4/IQQUYOK7/F04L5N4IQQUYOK7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/L5N4/IQQUYOK7/F04L5N4IQQUYOK7.SMALL.jpg Stemrise PurposeMy team and I created and detonated TWO 37lb bath bombs - galaxy-colored (inspired by this picture) and rainbow-colored - for your entertainment and for a good cause! We're using it to promote our back-to-school giveaway for 500+ low-income kids. Here is our campaign: https://www.generosity.c...
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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:02:11 PDT
Surber Sampler for Aquatic Invertebrates http://www.instructables.com/id/Surber-Sampler-for-Aquatic-Invertebrates/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:14:41 PDT
Sampling Lake Bottom Sediments http://www.instructables.com/id/Sampling-Lake-Bottom-Sediments/
Sampling Lake Bottom Sediments - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/SF5F/IPY0LGJA/F6CSF5FIPY0LGJA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/SF5F/IPY0LGJA/F6CSF5FIPY0LGJA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/SF5F/IPY0LGJA/F6CSF5FIPY0LGJA.SMALL.jpg notsosharp The sediments at the bottom of lakes accumulate over a long time. These sediments contain thousands of years of fossil remains. In 2003 the community around Cowley Lake asked us to explore the reason the lake level had dropped almost a meter over a three-year period. We decided to examine core sed...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:57:20 PDT
Burning Words Into Wood With Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-Words-Into-Wood-With-Electricity/
Burning Words Into Wood With Electricity - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKLB/IPIYQ0ZM/FZGVKLBIPIYQ0ZM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKLB/IPIYQ0ZM/FZGVKLBIPIYQ0ZM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/VKLB/IPIYQ0ZM/FZGVKLBIPIYQ0ZM.SMALL.jpg austiwawa Burn Words into Wood with Electricity - Lichtenberg FiguresA while back I uploaded an Instructable explaining how to burn Lichtenberg figures into wood using an old microwave transformer. Now after doing a bit of experimenting I came up with a simple way that you can actually burn words into wood by...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:02:48 PDT
Flying Toilet Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Flying-Toilet-Paper/
Flying Toilet Paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/80RH/IPE6JEX4/F0780RHIPE6JEX4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/80RH/IPE6JEX4/F0780RHIPE6JEX4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/80RH/IPE6JEX4/F0780RHIPE6JEX4.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Many years ago Fat Cat attended Space Camp for Educators. While there he met some amazing teachers from all over the country and learned many things about flight, rockets, and space. He wanted to learn more and started taking flying lessons to help quench that thirst for knowledge. To this day we ca...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:04:22 PDT
Inverted shadows: a polarization frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Inverted-Shadows-a-Polarization-Frame/
Inverted shadows: a polarization frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/PNB0/IPEIE9CP/FMZPNB0IPEIE9CP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/PNB0/IPEIE9CP/FMZPNB0IPEIE9CP.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Thu, 2 Jun 2016 12:02:29 PDT
DIY vacuum chamber for experiments http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Vacuum-Chamber-for-Experiments/
DIY vacuum chamber for experiments - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/Z8I1/IORH4Y4Q/FOOZ8I1IORH4Y4Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/Z8I1/IORH4Y4Q/FOOZ8I1IORH4Y4Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/Z8I1/IORH4Y4Q/FOOZ8I1IORH4Y4Q.SMALL.jpg AlexGyver Aloha! In this instructable I want to tell you how to make a vacuum chamber and a vacuum pump for this chamber to carry on some crazy experiments!Also I made the video, and at the first half of it I will show some crazy experiments in vacuum, and at the next half I will show how to make a pump and a...
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Sun, 29 May 2016 03:30:40 PDT
Foam Cube Truss Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-Cube-Truss-Bridge/
Foam Cube Truss Bridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/WGF9/IOCJ62PF/F6VWGF9IOCJ62PF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/WGF9/IOCJ62PF/F6VWGF9IOCJ62PF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/WGF9/IOCJ62PF/F6VWGF9IOCJ62PF.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science For heavy car and railroad traffic, beam bridges are replaced by truss bridges. A truss bridge is a bridge that bears its weight through its truss system. A truss bridge is a type of bridge that carries its weight through its truss system. This truss system is composed of triangles and rectangles th...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 10:13:14 PDT
How To Make a Mini Wave Model http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Wave-Model/
How To Make a Mini Wave Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/4MB1/IOD4DU1M/F3O4MB1IOD4DU1M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/4MB1/IOD4DU1M/F3O4MB1IOD4DU1M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/4MB1/IOD4DU1M/F3O4MB1IOD4DU1M.SMALL.jpg piersonb9 This is a great model for waves that move, reflect, stand, and wiggle, perfect for a starter project in classrooms learning about waves and motion.Concepts: waves, propagation, physics Time: Ranges from 30 minutes to an hourCost: $5Materials: Nut and bolt (2) Nuts (28) Candy sticks (seven 8...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 09:47:28 PDT
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lichtenberg-Figures-in-Wood/
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SMALL.jpg austiwawa Lichtenberg Figures! Burning fractal images into wood!In this Instructable I will be showing you how you can burn some amazing fractal images into wood. This project is cheap and it might not even cost you anything! All you need is an old microwave. Let's get started. Watch the Video! https://ww...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 PDT
An inexpensive Photometer and Colorimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Inexpensive-Photometer-and-Colorimeter/
An inexpensive Photometer and Colorimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/E7DX/IPET3INW/FSSE7DXIPET3INW.SMALL.jpg Dr H Version 08-May-2016What is this instructable about?The aim of this project was to construct a simple and inexpensive device that allows the measurement of the color composition of a solution, i.e. a colorimeter, and/or its optical density, i.e. a photometer.It is intended be an educational tool for ...
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:20:02 PDT
The Secret of Neocube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Secret-of-Neocube/
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:05:45 PDT
Lemon Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Lemon-Battery-2/
Lemon Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:55:57 PDT
How to Grow Salt Crystals! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grow-Salt-Crystals/
How to Grow Salt Crystals! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SMALL.jpg AmyKarle Growing salt crystals on objects to make interesting art forms or for a simple science experiment is easy and fun! Here I'll share how to grow crystals on 3D printed lattices and structures, but you can grow crystals on most anything you can imagine... or just on themselves.This process is easy and...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:37:45 PST
Revive an old microscope: proper cleaning, new light source (with plywood) and camera adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Revive-an-Old-Microscope-Proper-Cleaning-New-Light/
Revive an old microscope: proper cleaning, new light source (with plywood) and camera adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SMALL.jpg Maniacy Do you love science? If the answer is yes, then you need a microscope. Why, you ask? Because you can have a glimpse of the world otherwise unseen. And also you can attach a Raspberry Pi and an Ipad (or any other sort of screen).In the early days of microscopy, the microscope wasn't used as a scienti...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 18:47:52 PST
Vacuum Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sound-in-Space-the-Handheld-Version/
Vacuum Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Need some space and quiet?If you're trying to change your surroundings, maybe you should think about traveling vertically. You know what a car horn sounds like in outer space? Nothing! Sound needs something to move through, and if you take away the air, then you take away sound's pressure wave. An e...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:12:50 PST
Heart Dissection http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Dissection/
Heart Dissection - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Have a heart! The original pump that is the drumbeat of our lives is an amazing structure. You've seen them on holiday cards, but now it's time for the real thing. A heart dissection is a fascinating experience that is at the core of our circulatory system, and our body as a whole. There our other d...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:38:00 PST
Rock Tests 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Tests-101/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:36:39 PST
Self-Defeating Fan Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Defeating-Fan-Car/
Self-Defeating Fan Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:59:27 PST
Glowstick Dissection and Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowstick-Dissection-and-Painting/
Glowstick Dissection and Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Behind the ubiquitous decorations for dances parties is a chemist. A big party-loving super-nerd chemist. While glowsticks and other chemoluminescence patents were orginally for the US Navy (probably to party, okay maaaybe for emergency response), they have since sprung up everywhere. This project i...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:20:38 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/IYTT/IHF8RALF/FDKIYTTIHF8RALF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/IYTT/IHF8RALF/FDKIYTTIHF8RALF.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:50:57 PST
3 Ways To Make Water Glow! http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Ways-To-Make-Water-Glow/
3 Ways To Make Water Glow! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/JMLV/IH0YIDVF/FV3JMLVIH0YIDVF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/JMLV/IH0YIDVF/FV3JMLVIH0YIDVF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/JMLV/IH0YIDVF/FV3JMLVIH0YIDVF.SMALL.jpg WorkshopWizard Do you have a party to host soon? Stand out from the crowd at your next get together with these 3 super simple science tricks to make water glow!For all of the following you will need a UV black light. These lights have lots of applications in the sfx and lighting industry, but are also great for yo...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 08:21:00 PST
Synthesizing Conductive Nylon http://www.instructables.com/id/Synthesizing-Conductive-Nylon/
Synthesizing Conductive Nylon - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SMALL.jpg MaddyMaxey Nylon is a popular fiber used to make everything from parachuting material to tights. Maybe you've hear Nylon referenced as a popular thermoplastic or thread. Regardless of how you use it, Nylon is a versatile material that can be made in the lab.In this experiment, I added some bells and whistles t...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 22:08:12 PST
DIY Potato Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Potato-Clock/
DIY Potato Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2ZIK/IGCLRZT1/FS72ZIKIGCLRZT1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2ZIK/IGCLRZT1/FS72ZIKIGCLRZT1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2ZIK/IGCLRZT1/FS72ZIKIGCLRZT1.SMALL.jpg ImanuelEzra567 Hello Everybody!Welcome to my Instructables! This time i will show you how to make Potato Clock.The clock use potato energy not use battery.Hope you like this Instructables,Enjoy! What you need: These are what you need:•Potatoes•Digital Clock with wires/LCD Clock•Copper and Zinc strips•Connecting...
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Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:16:11 PDT
Bike Wheel Gyroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wheel-Gyroscope/
Bike Wheel Gyroscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Why is it so much harder to stay up on a stationary bicycle? Why don't Segway tours always fall flat on their faces? How do smartypantsphones know when they're face up? The answers are wheely similar, and all lie in the realm of angular momentum and gyroscopes. They keep spinning things in check. Br...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:12:25 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:34:30 PDT
Easy Science Fair Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Science-Fair-Project/
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:43:12 PDT
Simple MagLev Train http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-MagLev-Train/
Simple MagLev Train - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:23:06 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/UKAV/IDUQTYPB/F7TUKAVIDUQTYPB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/UKAV/IDUQTYPB/F7TUKAVIDUQTYPB.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2R7C/IDTAW633/FSS2R7CIDTAW633.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2R7C/IDTAW633/FSS2R7CIDTAW633.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:54:33 PDT
Using a Smartphone for Low Level Science Field Work http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-Smartphone-for-Low-Level-Science-Field-Wor/
Using a Smartphone for Low Level Science Field Work - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/XQEO/IDRLG9BI/F2RXQEOIDRLG9BI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/XQEO/IDRLG9BI/F2RXQEOIDRLG9BI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/XQEO/IDRLG9BI/F2RXQEOIDRLG9BI.SMALL.jpg Ammelanoleuca This is my first instructable writing about something that's not a hobby. How exciting! But also a bit scary...I don't have much experience in doing environmental field work besides some 'mock' field work assignments I've had to do for some classes, so feel free to leave comments and suggestions - I...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:13:10 PDT
Build an Underwater robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Underwater-robot/
Build an Underwater robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:52:35 PDT
Straw Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Rockets-or-Strawkets/
Straw Rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Hello there,I usually do 10 projects in a school year (try to do a project a month for most classrooms, and do a few more for my child's classroom), and I try to mix it up so that kids and I don't get bored. BUT this is one project that I go back to every year because kids ABSOLUTELY love this proje...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:40:30 PDT
Robotic Hand Science Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Hand-Science-Project/
Robotic Hand Science Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Hello,A little introduction first. I volunteer as a science teacher at a local elementary school, and my goal is to instill a love of learning in each child. You can check out my blog here. Kto6Science projects.Now, on to the robotic hand....Projects described in books or shown on Youtube seem absur...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:28:02 PDT
Instant Clouds: Just Add Pressure! http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Cloud-Just-Add-Pressure/
Instant Clouds: Just Add Pressure! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Time to make Zeus jealous. Mama always told you that you can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't control the weather. Well the forecast today is that your mama is, sadly, 100% wrong. With a little bit of pressure applied, a front of cloudy weather will be moving in to your bottle in less than a micr...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:27:16 PDT
Grow Bacteria From Gross Stuff! http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Bacteria-From-Gross-Stuff/
Grow Bacteria From Gross Stuff! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Ever had that hankering to grow millions of something? With a little swab from the inside of your mouth or the back of a toilet seat, you'll have a veritable bacteria farm empire in no time at all. Ever wanted to prove that a dog's mouth is cleaner than Ted from accounting's desk? Now is the time to...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:16:34 PDT