Instructables: exploring - technology - science - science - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:28:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Splitting Water the Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Splitting-Water-the-Easy-Way/
Splitting Water the Easy Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/J1OU/IRW23ZGZ/FN7J1OUIRW23ZGZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/J1OU/IRW23ZGZ/FN7J1OUIRW23ZGZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/J1OU/IRW23ZGZ/FN7J1OUIRW23ZGZ.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Water, of course, is a big part of many great things: you, milkshakes, and water parks to name a few. Even though the ubiquitous liquid is transparent, there's more to see inside. While some molecular bonds last a lifetime, we can break these ones apart with a battery and some thumbtacks in a couple...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:04:02 PDT
SaturnV Vacuum Rocket Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/SaturnV-Vacuum-Rocket-Launcher/
SaturnV Vacuum Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/46FE/IRLQG4GF/F5Q46FEIRLQG4GF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/46FE/IRLQG4GF/F5Q46FEIRLQG4GF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/46FE/IRLQG4GF/F5Q46FEIRLQG4GF.SMALL.jpg KronBjorn This project uses vacuum to try and launch a model of the Saturn V rocket into space !It is is quite impressive to watch the forces involved, and guaranteed to impress anyone regardless of age. Firing one of these vacuum rockets, is an excellent way of understanding just how much one atmosphere of p...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:45:27 PDT
Wireless All Sky Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-All-Sky-Camera/
Wireless All Sky Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/Y3EB/IRGZYF3H/FAXY3EBIRGZYF3H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/Y3EB/IRGZYF3H/FAXY3EBIRGZYF3H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/Y3EB/IRGZYF3H/FAXY3EBIRGZYF3H.SMALL.jpg ThomasJ1 An all sky camera is a device designed to take pictures of the entire sky over a certain amount of time, usually to monitor meteor showers or other astronomical phenomena.I built mine to monitor the northern lights. I live in the Yukon and we sometimes get beautiful aurora displays during the night....
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Thu, 4 Aug 2016 22:24:03 PDT
Magnetic Stirrer http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Stirrer/
Magnetic Stirrer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/MUYL/KQWERXTRU4T/FOCMUYLKQWERXTRU4T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/MUYL/KQWERXTRU4T/FOCMUYLKQWERXTRU4T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/MUYL/KQWERXTRU4T/FOCMUYLKQWERXTRU4T.SMALL.jpg g0pher This instructable shows us how to make a magnetic stirrer, that can be used in your home lab, from the following items: An old 3" PC fan A dead hardrive A 12v ac adaptor A paperclip Tools: Hotglue gun Screwdriver Superglue Misc Items depending on your taste for getting things done :) Read on, an...
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Sun, 10 Sep 2006 19:40:41 PDT
Make Rochelle salt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Rochelle-Salt/
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:23:53 PDT
Be a scientist: make your own force meter. http://www.instructables.com/id/Be-a-scientist%3a-make-your-own-force-meter./
Be a scientist: make your own force meter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/EDR1/F4E8640I/F0JEDR1F4E8640I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/EDR1/F4E8640I/F0JEDR1F4E8640I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/EDR1/F4E8640I/F0JEDR1F4E8640I.SMALL.jpg Kiteman Forces are the pushes and pulls of our universe. This neat little device can be built for almost nothing (I used plumbing off-cuts), but will let you measure pushes and pulls around you, as well as doing experiments with different-sized forces.It is perfect for kids still at school as well; it can ...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2007 15:50:39 PDT
DIY Spectroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectroscope/
DIY Spectroscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/ASRZ/FHTOF5GD/FOYASRZFHTOF5GD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/ASRZ/FHTOF5GD/FOYASRZFHTOF5GD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOY/ASRZ/FHTOF5GD/FOYASRZFHTOF5GD.SMALL.jpg crowndelorean A spectroscope is an instrument used to break light up into its constituent colors, just like a prism does, showing the light spectrum. Save money with this DIY physics project, by making authentic scientific tools with recycled materials. Required materials: Now you can see the world i...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:20:27 PDT
Amaze A Science Class with Elephant Toothpaste http://www.instructables.com/id/Elephant-Toothpaste-Chemistry/
Amaze A Science Class with Elephant Toothpaste - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/RDQJ/FBU346XM/F2PRDQJFBU346XM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/RDQJ/FBU346XM/F2PRDQJFBU346XM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/RDQJ/FBU346XM/F2PRDQJFBU346XM.SMALL.jpg kentchemistry.com This experiment shows the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by potassium iodide. The reaction is done in a tall graduated cylinder so that the foamy product shoots out very quickly in a tall cylindrical shape; hence, the name elephant toothpaste. Materials: tall graduated cylinder (at le...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:46:25 PST
Highly sensitive Arduino light sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Highly-sensitive-Arduino-light-sensor/
Highly sensitive Arduino light sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/2W34/HPLWZGTO/F0M2W34HPLWZGTO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/2W34/HPLWZGTO/F0M2W34HPLWZGTO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/2W34/HPLWZGTO/F0M2W34HPLWZGTO.SMALL.jpg Patrik In the Bioluminescence Community Project at BioCurious, we've been working with a number of bioluminescent bacteria and algae. We'd love to be able to measure accurately how much light these organisms produce. Unfortunately, the amount of light they produce is quite faint, and although the human eye...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:55:33 PST
How to Make Sodium Nitrate, A Potassium Nitrate Substitute http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Sodium-Nitrate-A-Potassium-Nitrate-Su/
How to Make Sodium Nitrate, A Potassium Nitrate Substitute - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/4TJK/FT7PVR43/FWQ4TJKFT7PVR43.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/4TJK/FT7PVR43/FWQ4TJKFT7PVR43.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/4TJK/FT7PVR43/FWQ4TJKFT7PVR43.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make sodium nitrate, which can substitute for potassium nitrate for most purposes.Note: Sodium Nitrate is somewhat hygroscopic. Stuff you make from it such as pyrotechnic compositions should be used soon after making and not stored for extended periods of time.WARNING: Both procedures produce...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:46:23 PDT
How to Build a Real Working "Brain Ray" (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Demo) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Real-Working-Brain-Ray-Transcran/
How to Build a Real Working "Brain Ray" (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Demo) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/8ZXT/H8RK8JKN/F4L8ZXTH8RK8JKN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/8ZXT/H8RK8JKN/F4L8ZXTH8RK8JKN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/8ZXT/H8RK8JKN/F4L8ZXTH8RK8JKN.SMALL.jpg TheHomebrewGuru Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a method for stimulating brain tissue, and in recent years there has been much research on this method as a replacement for Electroconvulsive (Shock) Therapy to combat mental disorders such as depression. Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation is a safer non-invasive...
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Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:39:45 PDT
Bike Wheel Gyroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wheel-Gyroscope/
Bike Wheel Gyroscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/46T6/IG3WTYXS/FM546T6IG3WTYXS.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Why is it so much harder to stay up on a stationary bicycle? Why don't Segway tours always fall flat on their faces? How do smartypantsphones know when they're face up? The answers are wheely similar, and all lie in the realm of angular momentum and gyroscopes. They keep spinning things in check. Br...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:12:25 PDT
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/XMUR/GW3WR4YK/FBQXMURGW3WR4YK.SQUARE.jpg https://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
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Glow-Stick-Reaction-Using-Real-Chemicals/
Make a Glow Stick Reaction Using Real Chemicals - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/9022/FRXUSXGA/FW29022FRXUSXGA.SMALL.jpg NurdRage Here I show you how to make a glow stick reaction with real chemicals. Yes this is a repost, i made a huge mistake on the last one The glowstick reaction is made using a diphenyl oxalate derivative known as bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate or TCPO. Additional ingredients include ethyl acetate as ...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:12:58 PDT
How to measure the speed of sound with two lumps of wood ... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-measure-the-speed-of-sound-with-two-lumps-o/
How to measure the speed of sound with two lumps of wood ... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/6SLJ/F2FRVL3Z/F8U6SLJF2FRVL3Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/6SLJ/F2FRVL3Z/F8U6SLJF2FRVL3Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/6SLJ/F2FRVL3Z/F8U6SLJF2FRVL3Z.SMALL.jpg Kiteman ... a stop watch and a convenient wall. The idea Speed is how far something travels in a known time speed = distance / time.In everyday life, speed is generally measured in either miles per hour (or kilometres per hour; most of the world is metric). Higher speeds, especially in a scientific or ...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2007 15:34:52 PDT
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lichtenberg-Figures-in-Wood/
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SMALL.jpg austiwawa Lichtenberg Figures! Burning fractal images into wood!In this Instructable I will be showing you how you can burn some amazing fractal images into wood. This project is cheap and it might not even cost you anything! All you need is an old microwave. Let's get started. Watch the Video! https://ww...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 PDT
Things That Will Glow In Black(UV) Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-That-Will-Glow-In-BlackUV-Light/
Things That Will Glow In Black(UV) Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/PYW5/IDUR6IEW/FJOPYW5IDUR6IEW.SMALL.jpg davefhunt Once upon a time Ultraviolet(UV) or "black" Light was reserved for clubs, theaters and science labs. With the arrival of cold cathode lamps and LEDs we can all have some fun. The science bit Ultraviolet light forms part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (first proposed by James Clerk Maxwell: Respe...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:53:18 PDT
How to Make Phosphorescent "Glow in the Dark" Powder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Phosphorescent-Glow-in-the-Dark-Powd/
How to Make Phosphorescent "Glow in the Dark" Powder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/DYHV/G33OQ8ON/FZEDYHVG33OQ8ON.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/DYHV/G33OQ8ON/FZEDYHVG33OQ8ON.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/DYHV/G33OQ8ON/FZEDYHVG33OQ8ON.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to make phosphorescent glow in the dark powder. Also known as luminescent, photoluminescent or simply glow powder. Warning: This experiment uses mildly toxic chemicals, wear gloves when handling them. In addition, the combustion reaction must be performed outside or in a fume-hood due to the res...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:51:36 PST
Make Copper Sulfate from Copper and Sulfuric acid (3 ways) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Copper-Sulfate-from-Copper-and-Sulfuric-acid-/
Make Copper Sulfate from Copper and Sulfuric acid (3 ways) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/08DN/FXK6AFOG/FBB08DNFXK6AFOG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/08DN/FXK6AFOG/FBB08DNFXK6AFOG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/08DN/FXK6AFOG/FBB08DNFXK6AFOG.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We make copper sulfate from copper and sulfuric acid using two chemical methods and one electrochemical method.Copper does not directly react with sulfuric acid so some form of oxidant is needed. Hydrogen peroxide and nitric acid are excellent oxidants and the first two methods demonstrate this. The...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2009 19:52:26 PDT
Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Potassium-Chlorate-from-Bleach/
Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/CT2A/FUPUPMI1/FZHCT2AFUPUPMI1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/CT2A/FUPUPMI1/FZHCT2AFUPUPMI1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/CT2A/FUPUPMI1/FZHCT2AFUPUPMI1.SMALL.jpg NurdRage How to Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach and sodium-free salt. Warning: This produces small amounts of chlorine gas, this should be done outside or in a fumehood. Potassium chlorate is a useful oxidizer and small amounts can be easily made using household chemicals. Start by boiling a large quan...
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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:09:01 PDT
Diamagnetic Levitation Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Diamagnetic-Levitation-Experiment/
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Sun, 25 Feb 2007 11:17:12 PST
Determine how magnetic field varies with distance http://www.instructables.com/id/Evaluate-magnetic-field-variation-with-distance/
Determine how magnetic field varies with distance - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/X259/HANAYGD5/FLAX259HANAYGD5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/X259/HANAYGD5/FLAX259HANAYGD5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/X259/HANAYGD5/FLAX259HANAYGD5.SMALL.jpg Bill WW This Instructabler describes how to make a scientific investigation to determine how magnetic field varies with distance. Two methods are presented , and reasonable conclusions made. Note that the magnet used in this Instructable is a thin disk type, not a bar magnet. Tools and equipment: One ra...
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:02:17 PST
Homemade gunpowder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-gunpowder/
Homemade gunpowder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/V9UG/HZI8OD8R/FUEV9UGHZI8OD8R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/V9UG/HZI8OD8R/FUEV9UGHZI8OD8R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/V9UG/HZI8OD8R/FUEV9UGHZI8OD8R.SMALL.jpg martis_ltu Hello everyone!!!Today i will show you how to make real homemade gunpowder!It's very easy to make and requires only 3 ingredients!So... Let's start :)P.S. In the video i burned less then a gram of gunpowder! So be careful Ingredients So...You will need: Charcoal ( just burn down some wood or buy ...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:00:04 PDT
How to Grow Salt Crystals! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Grow-Salt-Crystals/
How to Grow Salt Crystals! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/KXOK/ILQTH7DY/FTCKXOKILQTH7DY.SMALL.jpg AmyKarle Growing salt crystals on objects to make interesting art forms or for a simple science experiment is easy and fun! Here I'll share how to grow crystals on 3D printed lattices and structures, but you can grow crystals on most anything you can imagine... or just on themselves.This process is easy and...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:37:45 PST
Homemade Gelatin Plates For Growing Microorganisms http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Nutrient-Agar/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:04:05 PST
Heart Dissection http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Dissection/
Heart Dissection - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F33/TQL1/IJUCHB6N/F33TQL1IJUCHB6N.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Have a heart! The original pump that is the drumbeat of our lives is an amazing structure. You've seen them on holiday cards, but now it's time for the real thing. A heart dissection is a fascinating experience that is at the core of our circulatory system, and our body as a whole. There our other d...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:38:00 PST
Self-Defeating Fan Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Defeating-Fan-Car/
Self-Defeating Fan Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/PUWZ/IHXB6H5E/FX1PUWZIHXB6H5E.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab On your marks, get set, stay put! Have you ever that get up and not-go feeling? Well this car feels it, too. With a fan in the front and a sail in the back, you'd think it would be the perfect self-contained contraption. After all, it's a sail car that can make it's own wind, right? It wants to go e...
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:59:27 PST
The vinegar and baking soda reaction! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-vinegar-and-baking-soda-reaction-in-different-/
The vinegar and baking soda reaction! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/OCNV/HSM55Y7H/FW2OCNVHSM55Y7H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/OCNV/HSM55Y7H/FW2OCNVHSM55Y7H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/OCNV/HSM55Y7H/FW2OCNVHSM55Y7H.SMALL.jpg JM1999 In this Instructable I will show the readers what happens with the vinegar and baking soda reaction and what I am trying to get is what amount and form is best for an awesome reaction. I will try: Frozen vinegar room temperature baking soda, cold baking soda room temperature vinegar, ...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:51:27 PDT
Step By Step Plans to Building a 250,000 Volt Tesla Coil. (REVISED VERSION) http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-By-Step-Plans-to-Building-a-250000-Volt-Tesl/
Step By Step Plans to Building a 250,000 Volt Tesla Coil. (REVISED VERSION) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/9Q1X/FQJZNV08/FLP9Q1XFQJZNV08.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/9Q1X/FQJZNV08/FLP9Q1XFQJZNV08.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/9Q1X/FQJZNV08/FLP9Q1XFQJZNV08.SMALL.jpg Tesla Coiler In this Step-By-Step process I will explain 1. How a Spark Gap Tesla Coil works. 2. The parts you will need. 3. The price of each part. 4. Safety. The Parts That You Will Need. The parts you will need to build a tesla coil: 1. 6500 volt 23 milli amp transformer found at amazing1.com 2. 10,000 ...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:26:04 PST
The Naked Egg: Make an ordinary egg wobbly, bouncy, and squishy using the Scientific Method! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Naked-Egg-Make-an-ordinary-egg-wobbly-bouncy-a/
The Naked Egg: Make an ordinary egg wobbly, bouncy, and squishy using the Scientific Method! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/O9S4/HSM561ER/FJOO9S4HSM561ER.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/O9S4/HSM561ER/FJOO9S4HSM561ER.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/O9S4/HSM561ER/FJOO9S4HSM561ER.SMALL.jpg jmloosen In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make an egg squishy and bouncy using household items, but will also teach you how to use the scientific method. When using the scientific method, remember this acronym: P: Problem H: Hypothesis E: Experiment O: Observations C: Conclusion To make a problem...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:15:20 PDT
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
THE 5 MINUTE POCKET ROCKET!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-5-MINUTE-POCKET-ROCKET/
THE 5 MINUTE POCKET ROCKET!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TS5H/FX8OUHLF/F2DTS5HFX8OUHLF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TS5H/FX8OUHLF/F2DTS5HFX8OUHLF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/TS5H/FX8OUHLF/F2DTS5HFX8OUHLF.SMALL.jpg JackDavies Hello everybody, this is my entry for the Pocket-Sized Contest, please rate and subscribe! The 5 Minute Pocket Rocket, which is very easy to build and will give guaranteed maximum fun. It is built of household items and will take abut 5 minutes to make. It will fly HIGH up in the air, and then la...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:53:19 PDT
Synthesizing Conductive Nylon http://www.instructables.com/id/Synthesizing-Conductive-Nylon/
Synthesizing Conductive Nylon - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ONVQ/IGWO1TZ8/FZXONVQIGWO1TZ8.SMALL.jpg MaddyMaxey Nylon is a popular fiber used to make everything from parachuting material to tights. Maybe you've hear Nylon referenced as a popular thermoplastic or thread. Regardless of how you use it, Nylon is a versatile material that can be made in the lab.In this experiment, I added some bells and whistles t...
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 22:08:12 PST
The Most Annoying Sound in the World http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Annoying-Sound-in-the-World/
The Most Annoying Sound in the World - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/WEYP/IFMRO2ND/FRCWEYPIFMRO2ND.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This is the party trick that ends the party. The alarm clock for your siblings that earns you a wedgie. This is THE MOST ANNOYING SOUND IN THE WORLD. It truly is. And it's annoying to difficulty ratio is wonderful. Oh yeah, and it's all because of science. If you're feeling too un-annoyed today, sta...
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 08:34:30 PDT
Make Potato Plastic! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Potato-Plastic!/
Make Potato Plastic! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F52/TSY4/F4JUPFA4/F52TSY4F4JUPFA4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F52/TSY4/F4JUPFA4/F52TSY4F4JUPFA4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F52/TSY4/F4JUPFA4/F52TSY4F4JUPFA4.SMALL.jpg Brandon121233 **Note: If you like this Instructable and are looking for something a little more challenging that will yield better results then check out my new potato plastic instructables here http://www.instructables.com/id/Starch_Plastic_20_Pressure_Cooker_Hacking/** Also if you have questions and want some ...
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Thu, 26 Jul 2007 00:36:51 PDT
How to make a Telescope http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Telescope/
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:06:23 PST
Science Fair - Articulated Hand < $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Science-Fair---Articulated-Hand--20/
Science Fair - Articulated Hand < $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/GJNK/FABRX0GA/FR8GJNKFABRX0GA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/GJNK/FABRX0GA/FR8GJNKFABRX0GA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/GJNK/FABRX0GA/FR8GJNKFABRX0GA.SMALL.jpg rgraylint My niece Sydney needed help for a 7th grade Science Fair project. I helped another friend's daughter (Kaitlin) build an articulated hand for a project in the past and suggested we resurrect the project. The build is fun for the kids and I wanted to try some enhancements on the original idea. Mate...
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Sat, 22 Dec 2007 19:17:53 PST
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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/8ZXK/GRFN1DX5/FJ18ZXKGRFN1DX5.SQUARE.jpg https://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
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
How to Make Potassium Nitrate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Potassium-Nitrate/
How to Make Potassium Nitrate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/B1AZ/FT7PTWAK/FT0B1AZFT7PTWAK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/B1AZ/FT7PTWAK/FT0B1AZFT7PTWAK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/B1AZ/FT7PTWAK/FT0B1AZFT7PTWAK.SMALL.jpg NurdRage Make Potassium Nitrate from Instant Cold Packs and Potassium HydroxideWarning: This reaction will produce large quantities of toxic ammonia gas. Perform the reaction outside or in a fume hood. Potassium hydroxide is highly corrosive; wear gloves when working with it.Some instant cold packs contain a...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 10:11:26 PDT
Simple MagLev Train http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-MagLev-Train/
Simple MagLev Train - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/SA0P/IEMNHOU7/F1ISA0PIEMNHOU7.SMALL.jpg KJMagnetics One popular science experiment we are often asked about is the magnetic levitating train. We built a basic version of this experiment to highlight some of the challenges and solutions of a project like this. Of course, once you figure out the basic setup we've built here, you could let your imaginat...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:23:06 PDT
Build an Underwater robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Underwater-robot/
Build an Underwater robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/8H5J/IDH7QW2J/FIB8H5JIDH7QW2J.SMALL.jpg ksaichandra Sea Perch is an innovative underwater robot. Building an under water robot is very cool. Of course, it takes lot of time. But, you can operate it with a remote. You can buy an sea perch kit, which is available online for $155. Building a Sea Perch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine desi...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:52:35 PDT
Vedic Multiplication http://www.instructables.com/id/Vedic-Multiplication/
Vedic Multiplication - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/QOXN/FQ6DXBLD/FDIQOXNFQ6DXBLD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/QOXN/FQ6DXBLD/FDIQOXNFQ6DXBLD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/QOXN/FQ6DXBLD/FDIQOXNFQ6DXBLD.SMALL.jpg purduecer Some time ago (this past summer, to be exact) I created my first instructable. A fun little trick, really, about how to quickly extract the cube roots of large integers mentally. Included in the comments section of this instructable was a very useful comment from mahi16 which suggested I incorporate...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2009 13:32:27 PST
Physics Project: Mini Electric Motor Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/Physics-Project-Mini-Electric-Motor-Boat/
Physics Project: Mini Electric Motor Boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/6XNF/G43EG7TV/FEX6XNFG43EG7TV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/6XNF/G43EG7TV/FEX6XNFG43EG7TV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/6XNF/G43EG7TV/FEX6XNFG43EG7TV.SMALL.jpg bassclarinet23 For physics, I had to construct a boat that would successfully race down a 3m PVC track. We had limits on the dimensions, as well as the total voltage of the battery. The boat is really ugly, but it is fully functional. I attempted to model it after a catamaran, but it was no where near being the fa...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2010 09:49:01 PST
Straw Rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Rockets-or-Strawkets/
Straw Rockets - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/GVMT/IBV0FC9R/F0EGVMTIBV0FC9R.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Hello there,I usually do 10 projects in a school year (try to do a project a month for most classrooms, and do a few more for my child's classroom), and I try to mix it up so that kids and I don't get bored. BUT this is one project that I go back to every year because kids ABSOLUTELY love this proje...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:40:30 PDT
Robotic Hand Science Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Hand-Science-Project/
Robotic Hand Science Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FXS3/IBV0FCJ0/FY8FXS3IBV0FCJ0.SMALL.jpg Kto6Science Hello,A little introduction first. I volunteer as a science teacher at a local elementary school, and my goal is to instill a love of learning in each child. You can check out my blog here. Kto6Science projects.Now, on to the robotic hand....Projects described in books or shown on Youtube seem absur...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:28:02 PDT
Instant Clouds: Just Add Pressure! http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Cloud-Just-Add-Pressure/
Instant Clouds: Just Add Pressure! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/Y64A/IBAMPM1L/F5EY64AIBAMPM1L.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Ever had that hankering to grow millions of something? With a little swab from the inside of your mouth or the back of a toilet seat, you'll have a veritable bacteria farm empire in no time at all. Ever wanted to prove that a dog's mouth is cleaner than Ted from accounting's desk? Now is the time to...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:16:34 PDT
Fish Dissection! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Dissection/
Fish Dissection! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/YTS3/IATHBM0A/FG6YTS3IATHBM0A.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/BIXT/IAP6XM72/FUXBIXTIAP6XM72.SQUARE.jpg https://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