Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 26 May 2015 05:05:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 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...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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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...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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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: L...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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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/
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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
Sea Sampler: Midwater Plankton Tow for OpenROV http://www.instructables.com/id/Sea-Sampler-Midwater-Plankton-Tow-for-OpenROV/
Sea Sampler: Midwater Plankton Tow for OpenROV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/W8KC/I7QPQJIV/F6XW8KCI7QPQJIV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/W8KC/I7QPQJIV/F6XW8KCI7QPQJIV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/W8KC/I7QPQJIV/F6XW8KCI7QPQJIV.SMALL.jpg ahankowski Dive. Sample. Share.We know more about outer space than we do about the oceans on our own little planet--and funding for ocean research is dwindling. Our midwater plankton tow is a low-cost, customizable tool for researchers, students and citizen scientists to gather samples with an OpenROV. Our oce...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:03:52 PDT
How Dish Soap Works - Water Surface Tension Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Dish-Soap-Works-Water-Surface-Tension-Experime/
How Dish Soap Works - Water Surface Tension Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ARN0/I7MXKCWO/F3WARN0I7MXKCWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ARN0/I7MXKCWO/F3WARN0I7MXKCWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/ARN0/I7MXKCWO/F3WARN0I7MXKCWO.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax See how soap breakdowns the surface tension of water. This demonstration visualizes the effect dish soap has on the surface tension of water, and it helps to explain why soap is good for cleaning dirty dishes. The experiment is simple to follow and easy to try. It's great fun to do with children as ...
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:18:45 PDT
How to put out a candle with magic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-out-a-candle-with-magic/
How to put out a candle with magic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/GE6T/I7MXAEUH/FZ7GE6TI7MXAEUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/GE6T/I7MXAEUH/FZ7GE6TI7MXAEUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/GE6T/I7MXAEUH/FZ7GE6TI7MXAEUH.SMALL.jpg crashzoom There are many ways to put out a candle, one of them is using vinegar and baking soda. This guide is a cool simple trick that will impress your friends and even might you teacher. Watch video Materials For this project you will need:Vinegar.Baking soda.A glass.A lighter and a candle. The tr...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:57:15 PDT
DIY Interferometer: Prove Einstein Wrong in 20 Minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Interferometer-Prove-Einstein-Wrong-in-20-Minu/
DIY Interferometer: Prove Einstein Wrong in 20 Minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/WFRR/I7IVUGHI/F9OWFRRI7IVUGHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/WFRR/I7IVUGHI/F9OWFRRI7IVUGHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/WFRR/I7IVUGHI/F9OWFRRI7IVUGHI.SMALL.jpg DrewPaulDesigns What is light? Is it a particle or is it a wave? What an imprudent question! As we know, these are not mutually exclusive characteristics. “Particle” describes the composition of a substance and “wave” describes the motion of it. Right? But…, wait…, so…, that still doesn’t answer the questio...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 18:00:22 PDT
A Scientist's Guide to Citizen Science http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Scientists-Guide-to-Citizen-Science/
A Scientist's Guide to Citizen Science - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/B1BC/I760OHTE/FQHB1BCI760OHTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/B1BC/I760OHTE/FQHB1BCI760OHTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/B1BC/I760OHTE/FQHB1BCI760OHTE.SMALL.jpg Marbie25 The wonderful rouzejp was kind enough to translate this guide into French. Read it here!Le merveilleux rouzejp a eu la gentillesse de traduire ce guide en français. Lisez-le ici! Citizen science is all the rage right now, as it should be!However, it can be difficult to get into hands-on citizen scie...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:51:19 PDT
How to make a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:28 PST
Scientific Research High Altitude Balloon for Fun and Profit http://www.instructables.com/id/Scientific-Research-High-Altitude-Balloon-for-Fun-/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:52:42 PST
Air Trajectory for Science Olympiad http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Trajectory-for-Science-Olympiad/
Air Trajectory for Science Olympiad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/R0T7/I63EZR7P/FMOR0T7I63EZR7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/R0T7/I63EZR7P/FMOR0T7I63EZR7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/R0T7/I63EZR7P/FMOR0T7I63EZR7P.SMALL.jpg mtairymd My 13 year old daughter designed this project for the Science Olympiad competition. Although designed to meet certain requirements, it is a nice project for any STEM, 4H, Boy/Girl Scouts activity. This was my daughter’s plan; so I had to resist the urge to make it “better”. I did try to convince ...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:10:21 PST
Paper aeroplane wind tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-aeroplane-wind-tunnel/
Paper aeroplane wind tunnel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/RVKS/I5Z7MPHB/F75RVKSI5Z7MPHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/RVKS/I5Z7MPHB/F75RVKSI5Z7MPHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/RVKS/I5Z7MPHB/F75RVKSI5Z7MPHB.SMALL.jpg jellmeister For a while Mark (my maker faire partner in crime and co-projecter on jellyandmarshmallows.co.uk) and I had been wanting to do something with paper aeroplanes, so when looking for a more interactive Maker Faire project we decided to go big and make a wind tunnel with a working section fit for A4 a...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:19:44 PST
MAGNETIC LEVITATOR http://www.instructables.com/id/MAGNETIC-LEVITATOR/
MAGNETIC LEVITATOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/8AVD/I5WCPCTI/F8Z8AVDI5WCPCTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/8AVD/I5WCPCTI/F8Z8AVDI5WCPCTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/8AVD/I5WCPCTI/F8Z8AVDI5WCPCTI.SMALL.jpg aspirescience Magnetic levitation, maglev, is a method by which an object is suspended or floated in the air with no support other than magnetic fields.The fields are used to counteract the gravitational pull and any other counter acceleration. Magnetic levitation is applicable in maglev trains (and future ca...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:55:24 PST
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scissor-Lift-by-craft-sticks/
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Scissor lifts were first built to do an incredible amount of lifting work of large machines and workers. However, they can also be used to poke your friends, so that's great, too! This scissor lift is highly mod-able in that you make your scissor lift as short or long as you want, and make it do str...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:35 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
Pinhole Camera Explained - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FZRB/I3H4L96K/F2IFZRBI3H4L96K.SMALL.jpg pcjetgenius Hi there! I'm Melody, and I'm 13. I've always loved science, but recently we had to do this science project for school and I decided to record every step of it. Our project was recreating how a pinhole camera worked, or simply put : making a simplified version of it. My 7 year old sister loved watch...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:43:24 PST
Straw Propellor http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Propellor/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:29:28 PST
Seismometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Seismometer/
Seismometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Seismometers are instruments that measure motion in the ground, like the shaking produced by earthquakes. This seismometer is great for the amateur geologist because it is made from a few easy-to-find parts. Its design (based on a project found here) uses the electromagnet found in a typical audio...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:56:47 PST
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
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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/
Rat Skull - Cleaning, Preserving and Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/494O/I0VOXU50/FMO494OI0VOXU50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/494O/I0VOXU50/FMO494OI0VOXU50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/494O/I0VOXU50/FMO494OI0VOXU50.SMALL.jpg blooming_fern Imagine, you were lucky enough to find a dead animal's remains, all clean and nice. What's next? That's a great opportunity to learn something new and teach your kids! Pick it up, preserve it and make a beautiful conversation sparkler for your very own cabinet of curiosities. Find a dead animal G...
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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