Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 24 May 2016 16:34:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Foam Cube Truss Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-Cube-Truss-Bridge/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/4MB1/IOD4DU1M/F3O4MB1IOD4DU1M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/4MB1/IOD4DU1M/F3O4MB1IOD4DU1M.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/Q7CZ/IMDZ8B4N/FK0Q7CZIMDZ8B4N.SMALL.jpg Breerito This project is to demonstrate the amount of electricity exerted from four lemons that can power LEDs. Gather Materials Gather-Four lemons-Five alligator clips-Four pennies from before 1982 so they're copper plated.-Four galvanized (iron coated) screws or nails. (Screws are featured in this pict...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/EAC2/IKWXD34T/FMBEAC2IKWXD34T.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab On your marks, get set, stay put! Have you ever that get up and not-go feeling? Well this car feels it, too. With a fan in the front and a sail in the back, you'd think it would be the perfect self-contained contraption. After all, it's a sail car that can make it's own wind, right? It wants to go e...
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/XSBL/IHRZG87G/FXFXSBLIHRZG87G.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2ZIK/IGCLRZT1/FS72ZIKIGCLRZT1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/2ZIK/IGCLRZT1/FS72ZIKIGCLRZT1.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This is the party trick that ends the party. The alarm clock for your siblings that earns you a wedgie. This is THE MOST ANNOYING SOUND IN THE WORLD. It truly is. And it's annoying to difficulty ratio is wonderful. Oh yeah, and it's all because of science. If you're feeling too un-annoyed today, sta...
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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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SMALL.jpg davefhunt Once upon a time Ultraviolet(UV) or "black" Light was reserved for clubs, theaters and science labs. With the arrival of cold cathode lamps and LEDs we can all have some fun. The science bit Ultraviolet light forms part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (first proposed by James Clerk Maxwell: Respe...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:53:18 PDT
Remixed Homopolar Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Remixed-Homopolar-Motor/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:39:16 PDT
Side-Bending Goggles http://www.instructables.com/id/Side-Bending-Goggles/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/XQEO/IDRLG9BI/F2RXQEOIDRLG9BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/XQEO/IDRLG9BI/F2RXQEOIDRLG9BI.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/8QK2/IBC22EA6/FV38QK2IBC22EA6.SQUARE.jpg http://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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Fish Dissection! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Dissection/
Fish Dissection! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab What's in that fish on your dish? While we may be used to the simple tuna fish sandwich or of simply wondering what the heck our goldfish is thinking about, there's a tremendous amount we can learn by investigating the anatomy of a fish. If you've always wanted the smell of fish permanently lining t...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:25:18 PDT
D.I.Y Wind Tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel/
D.I.Y Wind Tunnel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SMALL.jpg Atul N Yadav The instructable will show you how to make simple Wind Tunnel at your home / School. This project shall let students understand concept of Wind Tunnel, how they are used in testing aerodynamics of objects.This project shall also help you understand suction, exhaust of fans / propellers, how toggle s...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 08:35:19 PDT
How to make a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber-Cosmic-Ray-Detector/
How to make a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/YF0K/IAG0JVD8/FY5YF0KIAG0JVD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/YF0K/IAG0JVD8/FY5YF0KIAG0JVD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/YF0K/IAG0JVD8/FY5YF0KIAG0JVD8.SMALL.jpg Kranthi Gunthoti 6 year old Samatha shows how to build a Cloud Chamber (simple, elegant, & inexpensive Cosmic Ray Detector) at home and detect cosmic ray muons/electrons, and alpha particles. Tools to build a cloud chamber 1. 99% Isopropyl alcohol2. Dry-ice 3. Black Felt 4. Clear plastic cup 5. Play-Doh or Plasti...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:05:12 PDT
Enhanced Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - Apparatus 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhanced-Easy-Economical-Ecological-Distillation-A/
Enhanced Easy, Economical, Ecological Distillation - Apparatus 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/NJVF/I9YC24QP/FSENJVFI9YC24QP.SMALL.jpg Supernerd Sven -- This is an improvement based on the lessons learned from my first distillation apparatus. The first few introductory steps have been refined to reflect input from the previous Instructable's comments, and the construction steps are of course completely different. I apologize for how long it took;...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 21:59:06 PDT
Viscosity Tube Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Viscosity-Tube-Tumbler/
Viscosity Tube Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/3WBR/I9LZH6TG/FY83WBRI9LZH6TG.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For those that travel on a path slightly more gooey. Viscosity! It's the stickiness of life that keeps everything from lava to jelly in check. With the viscosity tube tumbler, you can look at everything from air bubble races to density columns to sedimentation in real time. Grab your glitter, your h...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:22:04 PDT
Wind Tube! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Tube/
Wind Tube! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Whether you want to wind down or wind up, this tube is soon to be your favorite automatic aerodynamic magic. Like the giant bubble fan from Willy Wonka's factory, this easy to make wind tube is great for exploring what flies, spins, tumbles, soars and falls, all easily mobile for the teacher/parent/...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:10:48 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/
Music You Can See - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/JGJ4/I95GPBWC/F8GJGJ4I95GPBWC.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Music isn't just for ears anymore. What ears have done for millions of years, oscilloscopes have done for about a hundred. Grab a thrift store keyboard, an electronic kid's toy, or any other electronic soundmaker and with a quick hack, turn those tunes into something your eyeballs can enjoy. This is...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 08:04:07 PDT
Water Rocket Launcher for Science Fun V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-Launcher-for-Science-Fun/
Water Rocket Launcher for Science Fun V2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/IDUP/I916FJMX/F75IDUPI916FJMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/IDUP/I916FJMX/F75IDUPI916FJMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/IDUP/I916FJMX/F75IDUPI916FJMX.SMALL.jpg Maccay Last year (2013/14), I taught 2nd grade science at IDEA Allan Academy in Austin Texas. When I was handed the assignment, I wanted to do more than lecture and provide worksheets for the subject. Science, like most subjects had to be taught with hands on examples where students would gain more from p...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:23:48 PDT
Coanda effect - experiment, 3D printed model, explaination. http://www.instructables.com/id/Coanda-effect-experiment-3D-printed-model-explaina/
Coanda effect - experiment, 3D printed model, explaination. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/HUN9/I8R69XO5/F9KHUN9I8R69XO5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/HUN9/I8R69XO5/F9KHUN9I8R69XO5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/HUN9/I8R69XO5/F9KHUN9I8R69XO5.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 What bring me to write this instructable is pure accident.Few weeks ago, I was looking for tesla turbines over Youtube and found one little video that shows this effect. I got really interested. Just because I feel like sharing my knowledge, I am writing this information to you because like Albert E...
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:04:28 PDT
Light Drum! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Drum/
Light Drum! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/ZHC9/I8UUV7U5/FW6ZHC9I8UUV7U5.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Light up your life! Opt in to this optic option with the most wonderful way to introduce kiddos (and adultos) to all of light's tricks. From refracting, diffracting, reflecting, diffusing, the light drum is just wonderful. This is one of our favorite projects for awesome science in the dark. What: ...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:22 PDT
Simplified Water Rockets - Elementary Science Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplified-Water-Rockets-Elementary-Science-Fun/
Simplified Water Rockets - Elementary Science Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/747M/I8VGL86J/FWN747MI8VGL86J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/747M/I8VGL86J/FWN747MI8VGL86J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/747M/I8VGL86J/FWN747MI8VGL86J.SMALL.jpg Maccay One of my favorite teaching subjects is science. However, many of the hands-on science projects are slanted towards the middle or high school grades. While the standards for elementary science are simplified as compared to middle or high school.Projects for 2nd-5th grade requires: too many material...
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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:11:24 PDT
Squid Dissection http://www.instructables.com/id/Squid-Dissection/
Squid Dissection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/I2IK/I8PQWTJH/FEUI2IKI8PQWTJH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/I2IK/I8PQWTJH/FEUI2IKI8PQWTJH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/I2IK/I8PQWTJH/FEUI2IKI8PQWTJH.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Squidward we go! Captivating the hearts of many starring in such worldwide venues as "Spongebob Squarepants" and all the oceans you've ever known, squid are truly amazing. There are over 300 species of these wonderful creatures, and being members of the cephalopod crew, they're also my favorite anim...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:43:48 PDT
Glove-a-Trombone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-a-Trombone/
Glove-a-Trombone! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/W7YA/I8MVZ3NL/FJ1W7YAI8MVZ3NL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/W7YA/I8MVZ3NL/FJ1W7YAI8MVZ3NL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/W7YA/I8MVZ3NL/FJ1W7YAI8MVZ3NL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Whether you miss the sound of a flock of geese in the morning, a foghorn at night, an ensemble of car horns at daybreak, the Glove-a-Trombone can take care of all your audio needs. With an adjustable pitch, the glove-a-trombone is a great instrument to introduce people to pitch, frequency, wavelengt...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:04:59 PDT
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! http://www.instructables.com/id/Strobe-Goggles/
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Why wait for the club when you can make the whole world appear in strobe all the time? Strobe goggles can reverse water drops, make your auntie look fly at dancing, and even give you mild seizures / migraines if you're lucky!But seriously, these are a super fun way to make adjustable-rate strobe gog...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:43:52 PDT
Balance Bot Buddy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Balancing-Bot-Buddy/
Balance Bot Buddy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/5SC2/I8BGHB11/FTT5SC2I8BGHB11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/5SC2/I8BGHB11/FTT5SC2I8BGHB11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTT/5SC2/I8BGHB11/FTT5SC2I8BGHB11.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Sometimes you just need a buddy to keep your whole life in balance, and this one's a quickie! And for the aspiring tight-rope walker, this bot is your new role model. Balancing on fingers, noses, ledges, this bot knows no balancing bounds. What: Balance Bot Time: ~ 5 minutes to make, 5 minutes to...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:40:15 PDT
Living Art - Ant Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-Art-Ant-Farm/
Living Art - Ant Farm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/5PA9/I8PQY8CN/FDZ5PA9I8PQY8CN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/5PA9/I8PQY8CN/FDZ5PA9I8PQY8CN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/5PA9/I8PQY8CN/FDZ5PA9I8PQY8CN.SMALL.jpg Metro STEAM This ant farm is both interactive and educational! We created this to tie in elements from our environmental science class, as well as community outreach. The farm is part of our daycare center, where the children can interact, learn, and take care of its inhabitants. All of the materials are availa...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 09:29:47 PDT
Science Fair Air Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Fair-Air-Rockets/
Science Fair Air Rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/WF80/I84BHJJ8/FIOWF80I84BHJJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/WF80/I84BHJJ8/FIOWF80I84BHJJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/WF80/I84BHJJ8/FIOWF80I84BHJJ8.SMALL.jpg Honus "Rockets! I want to build and test rockets!" That's what my oldest son told me when we began discussing what he wanted to do for his school science fair project this year. During a class launch last year he had noticed that some rockets appeared to launch faster than others and they were all using t...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 23:40:28 PDT
DIY hydrogen generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-hydrogen-generator/
DIY hydrogen generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/WHJ4/I84B9CK3/F7NWHJ4I84B9CK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/WHJ4/I84B9CK3/F7NWHJ4I84B9CK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/WHJ4/I84B9CK3/F7NWHJ4I84B9CK3.SMALL.jpg Make it BIG This Instructable shows, how to build an easy DIY hydrogen generator.Materials needed for this project:- Empty container with lid- Cables- Pencil- Luster terminals- Hot glue gun- DC Power Supply- Drill- Funnel - Balloon Build the anode For the anode, you need an old pencil, a knife, a luster term...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:21:49 PDT
Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
Matchbox Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax How to make a really basic microphone out of a matchbox and pencil graphite. This simple electronics experiment demonstrates how a microphone works and the science behind it. We'll explore the fundamental principles of a microphone and build our own working model. Background A microphone is a de...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:59:51 PDT