Instructables: exploring - technology - science - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:39:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 Live data to excel from an Arduino Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-data-to-excel-from-an-Arduino-Light-Sensor/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:11:12 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-20-Project-Paperclip/
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SMALL.jpg jamesabt007 "The true method of knowledge is experiment" - William Blake Towards the end of my junior year, my physics teacher challenged the class to work on a final project that would encompass all that we have learned over the year. We had the choice to learn something new, hone a specific discipline, o...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
Contact Angle Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Contact-Angle-Instrument/
Contact Angle Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/DKFT/HELWVQ0X/FU1DKFTHELWVQ0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/DKFT/HELWVQ0X/FU1DKFTHELWVQ0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/DKFT/HELWVQ0X/FU1DKFTHELWVQ0X.SMALL.jpg drumbum11 This instructable is intended to detail the steps used in creating a contact angle instrument. The design, construction, and testing of this particular contact angle instrument served as my college senior project. The instrument was built for the university for research in chemistry and materials sc...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:39:09 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
Pyramid energy, does it exsist? (Research) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pyramid-energy-does-it-exsist-Research/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 09:24:25 PDT
Asynchronous single-phase motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Asynchronous-single-phase-motor/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:58:15 PDT
how to spray saliva straight from the glands http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-spray-saliva-straight-from-the-glands/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2008 04:13:15 PDT
How to hollow out a lightbulb http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hollow-out-a-lightbulb/
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Fri, 2 May 2008 20:38:11 PDT
Arduino and Plotly Based Seismograph http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-Plotly-Based-Seismograph/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:44:52 PDT
Simple dc motor with forward/reverse and self starting http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-dc-motor-with-forwardreverse-and-self-start/
Simple dc motor with forward/reverse and self starting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/BW2B/HSUELO2J/FF8BW2BHSUELO2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/BW2B/HSUELO2J/FF8BW2BHSUELO2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/BW2B/HSUELO2J/FF8BW2BHSUELO2J.SMALL.jpg nlinventor Grandson Nicholas and I developed this simple motor for his school project. We checked the web for ideas and then evolved this motor that has a number of unique features that make the motor easy to start and run.  The motor also features a forward-reverse and speed control.   The motor armature rot...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:38 PDT
Chocolate, the physical side http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-chocolate/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:47:33 PDT
How-To Make Fireworks From Marshmallows, a Pyrotechnic Putty http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Fireworks-From-Marshmallows-a-Pyrotech/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan If you like this Instructable please don't forget to vote for it!! In this Video I explain how to make a slow burning firework putty using Marshmallows and an oxidizer (Sodium Nitrate in my case...) Potassium Nitrate can also be used but the ratio is 3 parts oxidizer to 2 parts sugar, instead of 2 ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:14:20 PDT
Play with Math: Make Animated GIF and HTML5 http://www.instructables.com/id/MathVision/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:31:38 PDT
Copper Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Plating-2/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:50:38 PDT
Physic behind sky lanterns http://www.instructables.com/id/Physic-behind-sky-lanterns/
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:58:42 PST
How to make sodium hydroxide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-sodium-hydroxide/
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 12:33:06 PST
Turn Copper Pennies Gold and Silver Pennies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Copper-Pennies-Gold-and-Silver-Pennies/
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 07:52:20 PST
Freeze Water Instantly! http://www.instructables.com/id/Freeze-Water-Instantly/
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 16:53:32 PST
Laser operated nest box visit counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-operated-nest-box-visit-counter/
Laser operated nest box visit counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/SWFH/HRPBNIDW/FL8SWFHHRPBNIDW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/SWFH/HRPBNIDW/FL8SWFHHRPBNIDW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/SWFH/HRPBNIDW/FL8SWFHHRPBNIDW.SMALL.jpg ljohann We have a bird nest box close to our terrace which has been used by a Great Tit (Parus major) couple during the recent years and we hope to have them back breeding this year. However, the box is in a bad condition and hast to be replaced sooner or later. As a scientist I couldn't resist having a b...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:28:12 PST
Make Smoke Without Heat Using Common Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Smoke-Without-Heat-Using-Common-Chemicals/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/JVGZ/HRN4FZ31/FI9JVGZHRN4FZ31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/JVGZ/HRN4FZ31/FI9JVGZHRN4FZ31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/JVGZ/HRN4FZ31/FI9JVGZHRN4FZ31.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This video demonstrates a simple chemical reaction between ammonia (NH3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) to form the salt ammonium chloride (NH4Cl). When the reaction takes place between the two reactants as their vapors mix in the air the solid ammonium chloride product is formed in flowing trails idea...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:38:56 PST
Solar powered stove using 100% recycled materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-stove-using-100-recycled-materials/
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Mon, 4 May 2009 13:19:00 PDT
How to DIY your own Magnetic Stirrer V2 (better than first version) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-DIY-your-own-Magnetic-Stirrer-V2-better-th/
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:51:51 PDT
The best hacking Trick !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-best-hacking-Trick-/
The best hacking Trick !!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/19P0/HQQIJW9F/F5T19P0HQQIJW9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/19P0/HQQIJW9F/F5T19P0HQQIJW9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/19P0/HQQIJW9F/F5T19P0HQQIJW9F.SMALL.jpg Harsh298 The best hacking tricks ever A great collection of hacks and tricks!!@#$#For more projects visit :instructablesprojects.blogspot.com How to download apk directly from Google Play Store to pc How To Download APK Files Directly From Google Play?Usually, people get apps for their android device by ...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:48:46 PST
The Recycled Jet Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Recycled-Jet-Engine/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 17:15:36 PDT
The Color-Changing Sports Drink http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Color-Changing-Sports-Drink-Mocktail/
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Fri, 1 Jan 2010 22:27:47 PST
Microwave Science Experiments - Will it blow up? What can we stick in? Microwave Night at MITERS http://www.instructables.com/id/Microwave-Science---Will-it-blow-up--What-can-we-/
Microwave Science Experiments - Will it blow up? What can we stick in? Microwave Night at MITERS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/O43O/FCEILQV9/FA0O43OFCEILQV9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/O43O/FCEILQV9/FA0O43OFCEILQV9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/O43O/FCEILQV9/FA0O43OFCEILQV9.SMALL.jpg stasterisk MITERS is a creative heaven for MIT inventor types and practical physicists. We have build parties every Friday at 7 in N52-115, and anyone is welcome to come check it out and build something. This build party, we got an old junky microwave from a thrift store, and put any interesting thing into i...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:47:44 PST
Gummy Bear And Pottasium Chlorate Explosion http://www.instructables.com/id/Gummy-Bear-And-Pottasium-Chlorate-Explosion/
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:08:13 PST
Fitzroy Storm Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitzroy-Storm-Glass/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:14:46 PST
Magnetic Gem & Mineral Float Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Gem-Mineral-Float-Tester/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:42:27 PST
Controlling a character LCD with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-a-character-LCD-with-an-Arduino/
Controlling a character LCD with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/0JY8/G0HVHCT9/F170JY8G0HVHCT9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/0JY8/G0HVHCT9/F170JY8G0HVHCT9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/0JY8/G0HVHCT9/F170JY8G0HVHCT9.SMALL.jpg baharini Hello! Today I will be introducing Character LCDs and showing how to connect them to an Arduino.It is all very simple and uses only 6 PINS TO INTERFACE WITH!Note: the image is not mine and comes from http://www.micro-examples.com/public/microex-navig/doc/078-lcdscope.html Parts needed You will ne...
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Sat, 21 Nov 2009 06:29:20 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
Making Light from Magnetism: Electromagnetic Induction & the Bedini Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Light-from-Magnetism-Electromagnetic-Induct/
Making Light from Magnetism: Electromagnetic Induction & the Bedini Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/J4R9/HP3FUF9U/FHAJ4R9HP3FUF9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/J4R9/HP3FUF9U/FHAJ4R9HP3FUF9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/J4R9/HP3FUF9U/FHAJ4R9HP3FUF9U.SMALL.jpg Mr. Apol Great discoveries are sometimes made by more than one person at the same time. Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry discovered the principles of electromagnetic induction at much the same time. Faraday published the results of his work in 1831, before Henry, and so gets the credit. Strange to say, many ...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:07:57 PST
Programmable Temperature Controller + Hot Plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Temperature-Controller-Hot-Plate/
Programmable Temperature Controller + Hot Plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/3GCG/HOHY6T61/FYF3GCGHOHY6T61.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/3GCG/HOHY6T61/FYF3GCGHOHY6T61.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/3GCG/HOHY6T61/FYF3GCGHOHY6T61.SMALL.jpg BrittLiv Heating things up is one of the most performed tasks in a lab. Quite a lot of times it is not enough to simply hold something at a certain temperature, but the rate at which something is heated and for how long is just as important. Especially when you try to develop catalysts for chemical processes...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 12:38:06 PST
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) http://www.instructables.com/id/PIE-rotechnic-Thanksgiving-Dessert-Mega-Dangerous/
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SMALL.jpg The King of Random An innocent looking pumpkin pie erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire! Watch the Video! WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   It is not intended to be duplicated.  This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professi...
By: The King of Random

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:57:48 PST
HOW TO TURN ANY WEBCAM INTO A HIGH POWER MICROSCOPE..... http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-TURN-ANY-WEBCAM-INTO-A-HIGH-POWER-MICROSCOP/
HOW TO TURN ANY WEBCAM INTO A HIGH POWER MICROSCOPE..... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/TZX4/HO7XKKWY/FBWTZX4HO7XKKWY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/TZX4/HO7XKKWY/FBWTZX4HO7XKKWY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/TZX4/HO7XKKWY/FBWTZX4HO7XKKWY.SMALL.jpg kushalverma Hello friends,this is my first instructable that i made using my old SVB webcam.It's really simple to make..just place anything 1.5cm away from camera lens and enjoy the crystal clear highly magnified images...PLZZZ VOTE FOR ME IF YOU LIKED IT....let's begin..... Materials required... here is the...
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:19:23 PST
How to Make Glowing Mountain Dew http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Glowing-Mountain-Dew/
How to Make Glowing Mountain Dew - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/FBRS/HO238WUE/F4KFBRSHO238WUE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/FBRS/HO238WUE/F4KFBRSHO238WUE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/FBRS/HO238WUE/F4KFBRSHO238WUE.SMALL.jpg sirkevinwright - Take your beverage from "Mountain Don't" to "Mountain Dew!!" - Eight easy steps to make your Mountain Dew GLOW!!! **Disclaimer** -- This Mountain Dew is NOT drinkable. It contains ingredients that may be harmful to one's health if consumed. It is solely meant for aesthetic purposes. Materials ...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:18:25 PST
Stirling Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Stirling-Engine-1/
Stirling Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/6M61/HO237LLB/FS36M61HO237LLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/6M61/HO237LLB/FS36M61HO237LLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/6M61/HO237LLB/FS36M61HO237LLB.SMALL.jpg jam BD Before I start here is the Wiki page to explain what a Stirling Engine is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stirling_engine Auxiliary cylinder I made my main cylinder by soldering a piece of metal to the bottom of a pipe. The metal came from a old metal lid. Before use just scrape off all the plas...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:06:06 PST
Backyard Personal Observatory http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Personal-Observatory/
Backyard Personal Observatory - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/U2SX/GR0E76KA/FNAU2SXGR0E76KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/U2SX/GR0E76KA/FNAU2SXGR0E76KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNA/U2SX/GR0E76KA/FNAU2SXGR0E76KA.SMALL.jpg maewert This instructable shows you how you can build a low cost personal astronomical observatory in your back yard. Materials and Tools Materials: 1 Rubbermaid 7 foot x 7 foot shed such as: http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?Prod_ID=RP091372 Square stock steel, 100 feet 1.5 in...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 20:55:07 PDT
Get Lithium Metal from an Energizer Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Lithium-Metal-from-an-Energizer-Battery-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/ZQAZ/FVW24KGG/FW9ZQAZFVW24KGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/ZQAZ/FVW24KGG/FW9ZQAZFVW24KGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/ZQAZ/FVW24KGG/FW9ZQAZFVW24KGG.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We show you how to get Lithium Metal from an Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery.There are a great many types of lithium batteries and the particular chemistry of interest is "lithium iron disulfide" batteries which contain pure lithium metal and less toxic electrolyte than other batteries. Lithium i...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:57:11 PDT
Finishing Details for the Electrostatic Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Finishing-Details-for-the-Electrostatic-Turbine-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/TCHK/HNVJ1RAQ/FHTTCHKHNVJ1RAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/TCHK/HNVJ1RAQ/FHTTCHKHNVJ1RAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/TCHK/HNVJ1RAQ/FHTTCHKHNVJ1RAQ.SMALL.jpg brazilero2008    Finishing details for my electrostatic turbine (EST) described in a previous tutorial (http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Electrostatic-Turbine-Made-from-Recyclabl/) are provided here. The EST is a motor that uses a high voltage DC power supply, such as a Van de Graaff generator, high poten...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:54:12 PST
Design criteria for Stirling cycle engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-criteria-for-Stirling-cycle-engine/
Design criteria for Stirling cycle engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/C1RZ/HNT62GW0/F2IC1RZHNT62GW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/C1RZ/HNT62GW0/F2IC1RZHNT62GW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/C1RZ/HNT62GW0/F2IC1RZHNT62GW0.SMALL.jpg Bill WW This Instructable  will describe a model Stirling cycle engine I built. More importantly, it will list design criteria, materials of construction, and tips so that you can build one of your own design. This type engine is called a low temperature difference (LTD) Stirling engine, and there a...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 22:40:42 PST
Build a Fire Tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fire-Tornado/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SMALL.jpg rickosgood Build a fire tornado from simple tools and materials.   Also, check out my follow up to this instructible where I build a GIANT fire tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-GIANT-Fire-Tornado/ Materials 4 x 3/4" PVC pipe - 2 feet long 4 x 3/4" PVC end plugs 4 x 3/4" PVC coupl...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:59:59 PST
High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Quality-and-safe-Nickel-Plating/
High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JVI/HNICKGPR/F981JVIHNICKGPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JVI/HNICKGPR/F981JVIHNICKGPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JVI/HNICKGPR/F981JVIHNICKGPR.SMALL.jpg A_Steingrube Just like my very popular copper plating instructable, the aim of this is to do high quality, low cost, and safe electroplating.  We will also be making our own electrolyte from scratch instead of buying chemicals online. If you've looked at my copper plating instructable, note that the process her...
By: A_Steingrube

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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 12:22:54 PDT
Build Your own FM Radio Astronomy Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-own-FM-Radio-Astronomy-Lab/
Build Your own FM Radio Astronomy Lab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/EYQK/FCHYOCZS/FKTEYQKFCHYOCZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/EYQK/FCHYOCZS/FKTEYQKFCHYOCZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/EYQK/FCHYOCZS/FKTEYQKFCHYOCZS.SMALL.jpg foxmcf Because I'm a simple man, and the thought of trying to understand all of the unknown is more than I can handle, I prefer the simpler side of astronomy. My personal astronomy tools include a 4.5" reflector telescope, a pair of binoculars, and a FM Radio! So your asking, "FM Radio?". Well... I love...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2008 12:59:21 PST
High Quality (and Safe) Copper Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Quality-Copper-Plating/
High Quality (and Safe) Copper Plating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/UZL7/HN82H2VU/FQUUZL7HN82H2VU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/UZL7/HN82H2VU/FQUUZL7HN82H2VU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/UZL7/HN82H2VU/FQUUZL7HN82H2VU.SMALL.jpg A_Steingrube There are a few copper electroplating methods on here, but they are either dangerous, provide very low quality results, or cost an arm and a leg.  Your plated object should be a brilliant, shiny red and not blackened and your pocket book shouldn't be hit hard by chemical costs or hospital bills.   ...
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:11:13 PDT
Gel electrophoresis power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Gel-electrophoresis-power-supply/
Gel electrophoresis power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/AMQB/HGH70WFO/FZ6AMQBHGH70WFO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/AMQB/HGH70WFO/FZ6AMQBHGH70WFO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/AMQB/HGH70WFO/FZ6AMQBHGH70WFO.SMALL.jpg jorodeo In previous Instructables tutorials we have described how to make equipment used for DNA electrophoresis and imaging. These include a mini-gel electrophoresis tank, a UV transilluminator for ethidium bromide gels and a blue LED transilluminator for sybr-safe gels. An additional piece of hardware re...
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Fri, 24 May 2013 21:35:56 PDT
Make a High Volume Manual Vacuum Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-High-Volume-Manual-Vacuum-Pump/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/K5B8/HMMFBCI1/FA9K5B8HMMFBCI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/K5B8/HMMFBCI1/FA9K5B8HMMFBCI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/K5B8/HMMFBCI1/FA9K5B8HMMFBCI1.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This video will show how to make a vacuum pump, a device that can be used to suck the air out of sealed environments. This is the same pump I use to operate my vacuum cannon seen here: http://youtu.be/CVL99yIB3NQ A clear vacuum chamber such as the one seen in the video can be obtained by purchasing...
By: NightHawkInLight

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:49:17 PDT
Landslide http://www.instructables.com/id/Landslide/
Landslide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/DAGQ/HMVJGFNV/FRCDAGQHMVJGFNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/DAGQ/HMVJGFNV/FRCDAGQHMVJGFNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/DAGQ/HMVJGFNV/FRCDAGQHMVJGFNV.SMALL.jpg Zayda Gonzalez A landslide or landslip is a geological phenomenon which includes a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows, which can occur in offshore, coastal and onshore environments. Although the action of gravity is the primary driving force for a l...
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:55:37 PDT
Jacob's Ladder Sculpture from found materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Jacob-s-Ladder-Sculpture-from-found-materials/
Jacob's Ladder Sculpture from found materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/D88A/F35J1NNG/FXYD88AF35J1NNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/D88A/F35J1NNG/FXYD88AF35J1NNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/D88A/F35J1NNG/FXYD88AF35J1NNG.SMALL.jpg nemomatic This sculpture is the first product from my artists residency at the San Francisco Dump. Having been a found object kinetic sculptor for many years now I was very pleased to have this opportunity. One of the first things that I found during my time there was an old broken neon sign. I recalled my go...
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Sun, 24 Jun 2007 19:04:05 PDT
Hydroxy Gas Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroxy-Gas-Generator/
Hydroxy Gas Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/MCDT/FJ7PNLFM/FKOMCDTFJ7PNLFM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/MCDT/FJ7PNLFM/FKOMCDTFJ7PNLFM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/MCDT/FJ7PNLFM/FKOMCDTFJ7PNLFM.SMALL.jpg petercd YES, you can melt rock, fuse glass and even boost an I.C.E. ... no Cyril not the ice in a fridge, an Internal Combustion Engine.But first you'll have to toss out the schoolboy experiments with carbon rods and paper clips dipped in saline or baking soda solutions.That was fine to demonstrate a concep...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:56:37 PDT