Instructables: exploring - technology - science - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:52:07 PST BLOX v1.01 How to Pipette http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Pipette/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:32:39 PDT
Purification of Copper Sulfate http://www.instructables.com/id/Purification-of-Copper-Sulfate/
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:57:34 PST
Water Rocket Bottle Splicing http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Rocket-Bottle-Splicing/
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:17:51 PST
LED Polarity Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Polarity-Tester/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2008 15:33:24 PDT
10 minute trash/garbage/bin bag hot air balloons http://www.instructables.com/id/10-minute-trash-bag-hot-air-balloons/
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Mon, 8 Feb 2010 11:47:39 PST
High Voltage Power Supply from Laser Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Power-Supply-from-Laser-Printer/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 05:28:05 PST
How to make your own telescope mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-telescope-mirror/
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Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:55:43 PDT
Double-slit Interference Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-slit-Interference-Experiment/
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Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:09:19 PST
LED Pulse Sensor (PPG) for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pulse-Sensor-PPG-for-Arduino/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:28:54 PST
How to Make Ammonium Nitrate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Ammonium-Nitrate/
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Sat, 24 Apr 2010 18:42:31 PDT
How to galvanize metal (for rust protection) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-galvanize-metal-for-rust-protection/
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Mon, 31 May 2010 17:56:35 PDT
Model Rocket Launch Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Rocket-Launch-Controller/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 00:22:14 PDT
Speedy Gonzales: How to Make a Mousetrap Racecar http://www.instructables.com/id/Speedy-Gonzales-How-to-Make-a-Mousetrap-Racecar/
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Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:55:02 PST
How to make a match rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-match-rocket-2/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2008 23:15:54 PST
How to Make Black Snake Fireworks With & Without Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Black-Snake-Fireworks-With-Without-F/
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:16:57 PDT
Steam Turbine, The Easy DIY Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Steam-Turbine-The-Easy-DIY-Way/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2008 10:03:00 PDT
Fitzroy Storm Glass (18th Century Weather Prediction Device) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitzroy-Storm-Glass-18th-Century-Weather-Predictio/
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Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:08:08 PST
Make a Rube Goldberg Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Rube-Goldberg-Machine/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:35:48 PDT
Acoustic Tractor Beam http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Tractor-Beam/
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Tue, 3 Jan 2017 07:55:44 PST
RPiScope: a raspberry pi microscope, build from laser cut acrylic parts http://www.instructables.com/id/ARPM-Another-raspberry-pi-microscope-made-from-Ple/
RPiScope: a raspberry pi microscope, build from laser cut acrylic parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/KAYX/IGL8IN4W/FDVKAYXIGL8IN4W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/KAYX/IGL8IN4W/FDVKAYXIGL8IN4W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/KAYX/IGL8IN4W/FDVKAYXIGL8IN4W.SMALL.jpg Dr H Work in progress. Version: 29 Nov 2015Step 1: IntroductionStep 2: Taking images & example images (have a look on the fly movie)Step 3: Building instructionsStep 4: Reflected light vs. transillumination microscopyStep 5: SVG files and other instructionsIntroductionBased on the RPI camera and LEGO bri...
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:24:41 PST
Control Your Telescope Using Stellarium & Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Your-Telescope-Using-Stellarium-Arduino/
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Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:55:51 PDT
How To Make Epsom Salt Crysals http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Epsom-Salt-Crysals/
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 04:46:56 PST
Rat Trap Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Rat-Trap-Car/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2007 16:46:15 PST
Making a Saline or Hydroxide Solution http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Saline-or-Hydroxide-Solution/
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Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:46:49 PST
The World's Simplest Electrostatic Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Worlds-Simplest-Electrostatic-Machine/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2008 17:50:52 PDT
Simple method of getting a spark plug to spark http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-method-of-getting-a-spark-plug-to-spark/
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:24:49 PDT
Work safely with high voltage http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-safely-with-high-voltage/
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Tue, 5 Jan 2010 15:10:49 PST
Rock Tests 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Rock-Tests-101/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:36:39 PST
How to make Chlorine Gas http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Chlorine-Gas-1/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:31:23 PDT
Awesome Chemistry Experiment!! (Just 4 simple steps) http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Chemistry-Experiment-Just-4-simple-step/
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:56:29 PST
HOW TO MAKE A ROTATING LAMP SHADE http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-A-ROTATING-LAMP-SHADE/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:55:12 PDT
A GEODESIC SPHERE MODEL http://www.instructables.com/id/A-GEODESIC-SPHERE-MODEL/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2009 07:48:20 PDT
Building an Ornithopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Ornithopter/
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Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:14:15 PDT
Solar Boat Kit :: KidWind Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Boat-Kit-KidWind-Project/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:46:49 PDT
The Lightning Machine: How to Build a Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Lightning-Machine-How-to-Build-a-Tesla-Coil/
The Lightning Machine: How to Build a Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/ZENI/IVMQ63CQ/FN5ZENIIVMQ63CQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/ZENI/IVMQ63CQ/FN5ZENIIVMQ63CQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/ZENI/IVMQ63CQ/FN5ZENIIVMQ63CQ.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech Have you ever wanted the power to create a lightning storm in your house? Have you ever wanted to build the famous machine in the movies that creates giant sparks that jump into the air? If you have, then you are in luck! About 128 years ago, genius inventor Nikola Tesla invented a machine that ...
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:37:21 PST
3D periodic table http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Periodic-Table/
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:21:37 PST
Simple Science: Burn Steel Wool http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Science-Burn-Steel-Wool/
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Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:04:16 PST
Make an Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Electric-Motor/
Make an Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/YJPA/IU9V1F39/FYJYJPAIU9V1F39.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/YJPA/IU9V1F39/FYJYJPAIU9V1F39.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/YJPA/IU9V1F39/FYJYJPAIU9V1F39.SMALL.jpg CCX191 IntroductionThis electric motor is made in reference and inspired by Roobert33's "How to make an electric motor homemade" YouTube video. This was made for a physics coursework. Although the video has already briefly explained how it works and made, here's my take. Or rather an improved version.Sugge...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:31:21 PST
Hoverboard / Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Hoverboard-Hovercraft/
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Sat, 5 May 2012 10:03:11 PDT
Make a basic electromagnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-basic-electromagnet./
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Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:06:50 PST
How NOT to Build A Valved Pop-Pop Boat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Not-to-Build-A-Valved-Pop-Pop-Boat/
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:55:34 PST
How to get 100KV out of your flyback!!! VERY SIMPLE SETUP http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-100KV-out-of-your-flyback-VERY-SIMPL/
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:39:01 PST
A Way to Cover Powerful Neodymium Magnets http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Way-to-Cover-Powerful-Neodymium-Magnets/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2007 20:08:15 PDT
Thermoelectric Generator Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Generator-Project/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:38:21 PDT
30 second labcoat! http://www.instructables.com/id/30-second-labcoat!/
30 second labcoat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/YF5H/F7DWQW22/FHDYF5HF7DWQW22.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/YF5H/F7DWQW22/FHDYF5HF7DWQW22.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/YF5H/F7DWQW22/FHDYF5HF7DWQW22.SMALL.jpg distortedlabs Need to do some painting/surgery but don't want to get your clothes all wrecked and you don't have a lab coat anywhere in sight? Well make one in 30 seconds using item probably with in a meter of your reach! All pictures in this instructable feature my brother as the lab coat model. Yay. Get ma...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2007 20:12:19 PDT
How to make a Van De Graaff generator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Van-De-Graaff-Generator/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:56:12 PST
how to build a maglev train http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-build-a-maglev-train/
how to build a maglev train - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/M8AQ/GKS0TKS1/FYVM8AQGKS0TKS1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/M8AQ/GKS0TKS1/FYVM8AQGKS0TKS1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/M8AQ/GKS0TKS1/FYVM8AQGKS0TKS1.SMALL.jpg luneydude Alright this is my first instructable and im only fifteen so please give me a break.  Also this instructable/project im working on wont be finished till the end of summer vacation of 2011.  I decided to post the instructable now while im in the blue prints stage of this project because well 1. I wa...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:04:22 PST
Super Simple Electrocardiogram (ECG) Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Electrocardiogram-ECG-Circuit/
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Sun, 6 Nov 2016 08:28:01 PST
DIY Make Light Bulb Smart Phone Projector At Home Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Make-Light-Bulb-Smart-Phone-Projector-at-Home-/
DIY Make Light Bulb Smart Phone Projector At Home Easy Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/RS09/IQFCEA4L/FJERS09IQFCEA4L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/RS09/IQFCEA4L/FJERS09IQFCEA4L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/RS09/IQFCEA4L/FJERS09IQFCEA4L.SMALL.jpg krazykred Requirements:Light BulbShoe BoxUSB SpeakersMobile Power BankCaution :Take care while handling blades and while breaking filamentLet's Get Started Preparing Light Bulb Remove the filament in the light bulb after removing wash it water and clean it you will get a clear bulb. Fixing the bulb to Sh...
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Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:34:27 PDT
How To Dust For Fingerprints http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Dust-For-Fingerprints/
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Tue, 26 May 2009 14:52:03 PDT