Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:40:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
Mini Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SMALL.jpg EZHacks This is a really simple and great way to explore electric motors. Kids of all ages will love this and its a great way to see how electricity can be converted into physical motion. Materials Most of these materials you will have at home. Plastic or foam cup 2 paper clips large is best but small wi...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:17:32 PDT
DIY Oil Pollution Testing http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Oil-Pollution-Testing/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:35:08 PDT
Making Pine Rosin http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Pine-Rosin/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 11:44:55 PDT
Rat Skull - Cleaning, Preserving and Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Rat-Skull-Taxidermy-and-Display/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:36:16 PDT
How to catch micro-organisms! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-catch-micro-organisms/
How to catch micro-organisms! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/BFWB/HZNYIRV5/F2MBFWBHZNYIRV5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/BFWB/HZNYIRV5/F2MBFWBHZNYIRV5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/BFWB/HZNYIRV5/F2MBFWBHZNYIRV5.SMALL.gif jluo2 You can find micro-organisms everywhere!!! But can you see them? And can you catch them?Bacteria and viruses are the most common, but typically require special dyes and very powerful microscopes in order to see. And they aren't the most interesting to look at either, you can only see their overall s...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:24:38 PDT
Milk + Soap = Awesome Reaction http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Soap-Awesome-Reaction/
Milk + Soap = Awesome Reaction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/UH9R/HYPNXEZS/FOTUH9RHYPNXEZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/UH9R/HYPNXEZS/FOTUH9RHYPNXEZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/UH9R/HYPNXEZS/FOTUH9RHYPNXEZS.SMALL.jpg The Best Hobbies Blog Great fun for kids and adults! Minimal set up and clean up makes this at home science / art project a real winner. When you're done reading this instructable feel free to check out more of my how-to, life hack and DIY videos and articles by visiting my YouTube channel or website.YouTube channel: www...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:26:17 PDT
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Permanent-Bubbles-From-A-CD-or-DVD/
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan In this video I show how to blow Permanent bubbles using an old Cd or DVD all you'll need for this is: 1. A CD Or DVD 2. A lighter 3. Scissors, a Knife, or a Razor Blade And that's it, in the video I show you how to separate the two layers on the CD or DVD, heating it up, and actually blowing the ...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:11 PDT
Preserve Your Own Animal Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserve-Your-Own-Animal-Skull/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 14:36:04 PDT
Easy Webcam Microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Webcam-Microscope/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:30:37 PDT
The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Model-1882-Wireless-Telephone/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:12:37 PDT
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Spectrometer-from-a-head-inspection-lamp/
Light Spectrometer from a "battery powered" head inspection lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/OK8V/HXY66P6D/F1JOK8VHXY66P6D.SMALL.jpg HUKBMBEAR Hello if you like this please take the time to vote in the competitionsTHANKSAt the end of my light sensing instructable where I played with the measurement of reducing sun light levels as well as making it into a laser game , I mentioned that I wanted to have a go at making a full spectrometer. Thi...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 14:28:46 PDT
What is the point of ironing your clothes? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-the-point-of-ironing-your-clothes/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 13:23:16 PDT
Why do Mentos React with Soda? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Does-the-Number-of-Mentos-Affect-the-AmountRat/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:52:05 PDT
At Home Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration http://www.instructables.com/id/At-Home-Elephant-Toothpaste-Demonstration/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Hello TrollFaceTheMan here with How to make Elephant Toothpaste... Now I know this is an old one, but sometimes the classics are worth repeating... Now this experiment is completely safe to do at home, and all the igredents most of you will already have around the house...  So stay tuned, to fin...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:18:30 PDT
Growing Rock Candy In Under 24 Hours (Includes Time Lapse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Under-24-Hours-With-Time-Lap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Please vote if you like it!! Hello Yotubers TrollFaceTheMan Here...     I had been Looking around about Crystal Growth and such and decided to re-try an experiment I had always failed at in the past, making rock candy... Why had I always failed it..? Well patience has never been my strong suit...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:16:45 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
Fitzroy Storm Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitzroy-Storm-Glass/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:14:46 PST
Save money on your DIY laboratory - robust, easy to focus USB microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-money-on-your-DIY-laboratory-robust-easy-to-f/
Save money on your DIY laboratory - robust, easy to focus USB microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/6GSB/HJAI2GB5/F3Z6GSBHJAI2GB5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/6GSB/HJAI2GB5/F3Z6GSBHJAI2GB5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/6GSB/HJAI2GB5/F3Z6GSBHJAI2GB5.SMALL.jpg Dean Wilson There are plenty of examples of how to build a USB microscope from an old web-cam out there. This design builds on those examples by using a plastic twist pack (also known as 'Bolt cases' and often used for storing machine tool cutters) to provide a cheap, elegant, robust and easy to use focusing me...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 16:27:33 PST
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) http://www.instructables.com/id/PIE-rotechnic-Thanksgiving-Dessert-Mega-Dangerous/
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SMALL.jpg The King of Random An innocent looking pumpkin pie erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire! Watch the Video! WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   It is not intended to be duplicated.  This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professi...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:57:48 PST
10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Things-To-Do-at-a-Birthday-Party-with-Liquid-Ni/
10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SMALL.jpg The King of Random 10 tricks with liquid nitrogen that you could try at your next party, but probably shouldn't! Watch the Video!   WARNING:  These projects and results are depictions of my own personal experiences, which may vary depending on location, and modifications to project ideas.  There may be risks ...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:46:40 PDT
Dry Ice Bubble Project for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Ice-Bubble-Project-for-Kids/
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:44:26 PDT
Microbial Fuel Cell Of Science!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Microbial-Fuel-Cell-Of-Science/
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 13:55:17 PDT
How to create a Science Hack Day http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-Science-Hack-Day/
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:47:11 PDT
Make a Hail-Pad without any Styrofoam or Foil! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Hail-Pad-without-any-Styrofoam-or-Foil/
Make a Hail-Pad without any Styrofoam or Foil! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/1VR7/HBNXWW62/FGT1VR7HBNXWW62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/1VR7/HBNXWW62/FGT1VR7HBNXWW62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/1VR7/HBNXWW62/FGT1VR7HBNXWW62.SMALL.jpg 3ddementor In accordance to one of the Citizen Science challenges from SciStarter.com,  it describes to create an inexpensive and efficient type of hail-pad for organizations such as the CoCoRaHS, that can accurately display the size, orientation and number of hailstones throughout a hailstorm. This challenge ...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 23:42:49 PST
Tornado Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tornado-Machine/
Tornado Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SMALL.jpg ixisuprflyixi I have made a number of these "tornado machines" in the past and everyone usually enjoys them but because I make things in such a careless way I often don't take photos and everything is one of a kind.  However, Instructables is helping me to change all that. Now I plan and research and make models ...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:34:09 PST
Wave Pendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Pendulum/
Wave Pendulum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/0D5W/GXFXNMYT/FM00D5WGXFXNMYT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/0D5W/GXFXNMYT/FM00D5WGXFXNMYT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/0D5W/GXFXNMYT/FM00D5WGXFXNMYT.SMALL.jpg 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
How to make a hexaflexagon http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-hexaflexagon/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 17:58:59 PDT
Hover Sled 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hover-Sled-10/
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 11:57:49 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
Magicolor shadow lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Magicolor-shadow-lamps/
Magicolor shadow lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/9JBF/H2WEQ9J6/FJC9JBFH2WEQ9J6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/9JBF/H2WEQ9J6/FJC9JBFH2WEQ9J6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/9JBF/H2WEQ9J6/FJC9JBFH2WEQ9J6.SMALL.jpg 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
How to Obtain and Extract Americium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Obtain-and-Extract-Americium/
How to Obtain and Extract Americium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/O32J/GWF6ECQZ/FMAO32JGWF6ECQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/O32J/GWF6ECQZ/FMAO32JGWF6ECQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/O32J/GWF6ECQZ/FMAO32JGWF6ECQZ.SMALL.jpg Mr.Science Projects This instructible shows how to obtain and extract Americium,have fun :) How to Obtain and Extract Americium Inside inexpensive smoke alarms is a tiny amount of the radioactive element Americium. The isotope used, americium 241, has a half life of 452 years. Since americium 241 decays into the muc...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:05:36 PST
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Avalanche-Disk-Granular-Physics-Demonstrator/
Avalanche Disk Granular Physics Demonstrator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/5GDP/GW88L8OX/FP05GDPGW88L8OX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/5GDP/GW88L8OX/FP05GDPGW88L8OX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/5GDP/GW88L8OX/FP05GDPGW88L8OX.SMALL.jpg 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
How to make conductive play dough. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-conductive-play-dough/
How to make conductive play dough. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SMALL.jpg furrysalamander All credits go to the people over at the squishy circuits website. I was on hackaday earlier this year and I found an article on squishy circuits.  I thought making circuits from play dough sounded like a very interesting idea.  I did some research into it and it seemed simple enough; different ing...
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:07:59 PST
Build a Lab Quality (ish) Distillation Apparatus. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Lab-Quality-Distillation-Apparatus/
Build a Lab Quality (ish) Distillation Apparatus. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/71N0/GU63Y2HT/FTB71N0GU63Y2HT.SMALL.jpg laserjocky There are a few Instructables out there on how to create stills for various purposes. Usually these include a large amount of small diameter, flexible copper refrigerator tubing. While these stills can be quite effective, there is just something a little hokey about them. Especially the part where ...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:10:26 PDT
Prepare for the Science Fair http://www.instructables.com/id/Prepare-for-the-Science-Fair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/V9PX/GS3BCV8M/FYCV9PXGS3BCV8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/V9PX/GS3BCV8M/FYCV9PXGS3BCV8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/V9PX/GS3BCV8M/FYCV9PXGS3BCV8M.SMALL.jpg sciencesiblings An animated short explaining the steps to completing a science fair project. Created by Kevin Temmer. © Copyright 2011 Kevin Temmer  www.kevintemmer.com
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 08:04:21 PDT
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-/
DIY Electron Accelerator: A Cathode Ray Tube in a Wine Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/39OD/GRFMV8TV/FFY39ODGRFMV8TV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/39OD/GRFMV8TV/FFY39ODGRFMV8TV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/39OD/GRFMV8TV/FFY39ODGRFMV8TV.SMALL.jpg 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
Set Up Your Home Chemistry Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Set-Up-Your-Home-Chemistry-Lab/
Set Up Your Home Chemistry Lab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SMALL.jpg Pyrophoric A concise introduction to home chemistry and methods/utensils for an improvised chem lab setup - for those interested in setting up their very own home chemistry laboratory.   Tired of watching a nurdrage video and not having the means to try it at home? Make a lab.  We will be using various met...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:33:32 PDT
How to Get Started in Amateur Astronomy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Started-in-Amateur-Astronomy/
How to Get Started in Amateur Astronomy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/HGZD/H9G0SYIN/FZDHGZDH9G0SYIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/HGZD/H9G0SYIN/FZDHGZDH9G0SYIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/HGZD/H9G0SYIN/FZDHGZDH9G0SYIN.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid Astronomy is the study of the stars, planets, and other celestial objects that populate the sky.  It is an endlessly fascinating field, the oldest of the natural sciences, and one of the few areas of science that amateurs can directly assist the professionals.  It is open and accessible for any leve...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:07:16 PDT
Electricity Generating Kite! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Kite/
Electricity Generating Kite! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/4ZX4/GOZIQH9B/FFD4ZX4GOZIQH9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/4ZX4/GOZIQH9B/FFD4ZX4GOZIQH9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/4ZX4/GOZIQH9B/FFD4ZX4GOZIQH9B.SMALL.jpg robotkid249 Imagine, a children's toy generating all of your electricity needs. That is the reality of kite power! Kites mounted with turbines fly autonomously generating power on a megawatt scale! I have always been infatuated with kites. Their simple movement and calming effect seem to interest every child. ...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:09:03 PDT
The Poong Stick ("Whistling Stick") http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poong-Stick/
The Poong Stick ("Whistling Stick") - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/DS2O/GOHMB8P6/FYXDS2OGOHMB8P6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/DS2O/GOHMB8P6/FYXDS2OGOHMB8P6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/DS2O/GOHMB8P6/FYXDS2OGOHMB8P6.SMALL.jpg Kiteman This is a neat, and very quick little toy that I first came across on the "Happy Scientist" website. A couple of minute's work, and you have a toy to keep the kids happy, a fun craft activity, a hook for a fascinating science lesson, and probably the cheapest and quickest at that. Materials ...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 11:33:39 PDT
Make Multicolored Carnations . . . With Science! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Bouquet-of-Multicolored-Carnations/
Make Multicolored Carnations . . . With Science! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/OJZL/GKAYXZQC/FNCOJZLGKAYXZQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/OJZL/GKAYXZQC/FNCOJZLGKAYXZQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNC/OJZL/GKAYXZQC/FNCOJZLGKAYXZQC.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid Inspired by user NurdRage's video of how to make your flowers glow under UV light, I revisited an old science experiment from middle school.  India and I turned a bland spray of white carnations into this lovely bouquet of multicolored flowers, just in time for Valentine's Day. So come along and j...
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 23:40:03 PST
Make Glow Sticks - The Science http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Glow-Sticks-The-Science/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We show how to make glow sticks and go through all the chemicals needed as well as how to make different colors. We also talk about the chemistry and scientifically research a proposed mechanism. To make the glow stick mix together the following: 10mL Diethyl Phthalate (solvent) 3mg of fluorescent...
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:56:54 PDT
Cardboard Savonius Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Savonius-turbine/
Cardboard Savonius Wind Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/58IV/FCEIM1LP/FZK58IVFCEIM1LP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/58IV/FCEIM1LP/FZK58IVFCEIM1LP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/58IV/FCEIM1LP/FZK58IVFCEIM1LP.SMALL.jpg rhackenb Goal: build a Savonius wind turbine made out of cardboard to see whatworks. This is for the turbine only and not the generator itself. The main photo you see is the goal.The need for a working model grew out of frustration trying tojury-rig various designs of a Savonius turbine that in the end wou...
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Sat, 16 Feb 2008 14:42:34 PST
How To Make A Homemade Electric Telegraph! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Homemade-Electric-Telegraph!/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/RJWL/F9T3NIWS/F8CRJWLF9T3NIWS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/RJWL/F9T3NIWS/F8CRJWLF9T3NIWS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/RJWL/F9T3NIWS/F8CRJWLF9T3NIWS.SMALL.jpg johnnyrockstah Make a homemade electronic telegraph for sending morse code messages to family and friends. No soldering required. MATERIALS NEEDED:Two pieces of cardboard (5x7 inches)Two pieces of cardboard (2x4 inches)Duct tapeJumbo paper clipSciccorsThumbtackMini BuzzerRuler One short wireLight bulb from Christm...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:14:34 PST
Wiimote Rubens Tube: Control Fire With Sound! (And a Nintendo Wiimote!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiimote-Rubens-Tube%3a-Control-Fire-With-Sound!-And/
Wiimote Rubens Tube: Control Fire With Sound! (And a Nintendo Wiimote!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/03PD/F5R8MTEZ/F6303PDF5R8MTEZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/03PD/F5R8MTEZ/F6303PDF5R8MTEZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/03PD/F5R8MTEZ/F6303PDF5R8MTEZ.SMALL.jpg ScaryBunnyMan A Ruben's tube is essentially a demonstration of standing waves in air. Numerous very small holes are drilled at lengths through the top of the tube and propane or a similar gas is fed through it. By forcing sound waves into the tube through a speaker at one end, varying areas of pressure a...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2007 09:09:31 PDT
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightning-Wand-a-Handheld-Van-de-Graaff-Genera/
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SMALL.jpg 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
Space Frame Structure Force Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Frame-Structure-Force-Sensors/
Space Frame Structure Force Sensors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/8ULH/G1QWAY46/FTX8ULHG1QWAY46.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/8ULH/G1QWAY46/FTX8ULHG1QWAY46.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/8ULH/G1QWAY46/FTX8ULHG1QWAY46.SMALL.jpg 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
Tsunami Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Tsunami-Model/
Tsunami Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3IV/G068I98R/FOCN3IVG068I98R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3IV/G068I98R/FOCN3IVG068I98R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3IV/G068I98R/FOCN3IVG068I98R.SMALL.jpg walkalongaviation Ever wonder what a tsunami is? Turns out tsunami follow the same physics as shallow water waves on an unimaginable scale (where the ocean, miles deep, is shallow compared to the length of the wave). Here 3 gutter segments are duct taped together to create a shallow water wave tank: The 3 sections of...
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Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:57:34 PDT
The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Office-Workers-Portable-Solar-Oven/
The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/ARE6/G068LSXU/FWGARE6G068LSXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/ARE6/G068LSXU/FWGARE6G068LSXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/ARE6/G068LSXU/FWGARE6G068LSXU.SMALL.jpg z0rb In keeping with the grand tradition of creating ways to warm my lunch at work with readily available office supplies, I present for your review, dear reader The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven. The Situation Due to circumstances beyond my control, my cubicle at work is close to both the bre...
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Tue, 29 Sep 2009 19:01:55 PDT
Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Black-Hole/
Make Your Own: Black Hole Fabricator!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/I8LA/FZQ1GQO9/F5ZI8LAFZQ1GQO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/I8LA/FZQ1GQO9/F5ZI8LAFZQ1GQO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/I8LA/FZQ1GQO9/F5ZI8LAFZQ1GQO9.SMALL.jpg 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