Instructables: exploring - technology - science - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:40:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 Glove-a-Trombone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-a-Trombone/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:04:59 PDT
TestrBot: The $300 Universal Test Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/TestrBot-The-300-Universal-Test-Machine/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:23:42 PDT
Living Art - Ant Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-Art-Ant-Farm/
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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/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:21:49 PDT
How To Make Electricity! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Electricity/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 16:32:43 PDT
Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
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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 to put out a candle with magic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-out-a-candle-with-magic/
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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
Explore Your Genome! http://www.instructables.com/id/Explore-Your-Genome/
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:43:21 PDT
A Scientist's Guide to Citizen Science http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Scientists-Guide-to-Citizen-Science/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:51:19 PDT
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Flame-Controlled-MIDI-Controller/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:10:15 PST
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
How to acselerate to the speed of light (theroeticaly) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-acselerate-to-the-speed-of-light-theroetica/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:53:53 PST
Air Trajectory for Science Olympiad http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Trajectory-for-Science-Olympiad/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:10:21 PST
DIY Super Selfie Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Super-Selfie-Stick/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:32:01 PST
Paper aeroplane wind tunnel http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-aeroplane-wind-tunnel/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:19:44 PST
MAGNETIC LEVITATOR http://www.instructables.com/id/MAGNETIC-LEVITATOR/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:55:24 PST
San Francisco: Past, Present, Future http://www.instructables.com/id/San-Francisco-Past-Present-Future/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:34:00 PST
Removing Permanent Marker a Cinch with Hand Sanitizer..? Or Isopropanol... http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-Permanent-Marker-a-Cinch-with-Hand-Saniti/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/CWFS/HSE92VOX/FTXCWFSHSE92VOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/CWFS/HSE92VOX/FTXCWFSHSE92VOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/CWFS/HSE92VOX/FTXCWFSHSE92VOX.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan Can you use Isopropyl Alcohol or even modest Hand Sanitizer to remove, Permanent Marker..? The answer is a big, fat Yes!! Either one of these will do an amazing job of removing Permanent Marker from just about anything!! Don't believe me..? Watch this video and be Amazed!! Still if not, try it for ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:00:04 PST
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scissor-Lift-by-craft-sticks/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:35 PST
Pinhole Camera Explained http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinhole-Camera-Explained/
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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
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 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
Chess Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Chess-Robot/
Chess Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SMALL.jpg yousifnimat --This project was my graduation project at Kuwait University-College of Engineering & Petroleum--Chess is a very famous and common game worldwide. The main purpose of the design is to develop a stand-alone chess robot using an intelligent system to provide more entertainment with low cost as much a...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:20:20 PST
Make a simple hygrometer for 0$ !! (great for your childrens!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-simple-hygrometer-for-0-great-for-your-chil/
Make a simple hygrometer for 0$ !! (great for your childrens!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/1HUN/I1OTV4A9/FRE1HUNI1OTV4A9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/1HUN/I1OTV4A9/FRE1HUNI1OTV4A9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/1HUN/I1OTV4A9/FRE1HUNI1OTV4A9.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 Since I posted my last instructable about simple science (you can check it out here) it get 41,501 views, so I decided to post another one. And today you will learn how to make a simple hygrometer, Another project that is fun to make with kids, and it is educational as well. If you're curious about...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:26:47 PDT
Newton Cradle Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Newton-Cradle-Lamp/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:15:37 PDT
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
Mini Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SMALL.jpg EZHacks This is a really simple and great way to explore electric motors. Kids of all ages will love this and its a great way to see how electricity can be converted into physical motion. Materials Most of these materials you will have at home. Plastic or foam cup 2 paper clips large is best but small wi...
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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/
DIY Oil Pollution Testing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/EP5E/I0VP2KLZ/FPKEP5EI0VP2KLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/EP5E/I0VP2KLZ/FPKEP5EI0VP2KLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/EP5E/I0VP2KLZ/FPKEP5EI0VP2KLZ.SMALL.jpg PublicLab I work with the Public Lab community, and we've been developing DIY pollution measuring tools. The Homebrew Oil Testing Kit is an open source, Do-It-Yourself kit which attempts to make it possible to identify oil pollution by type. This means matching a suspected sample with a known sample of crude ...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:35:08 PDT
Batman Smoke Pellets http://www.instructables.com/id/Batman-Smoke-Pellets-1/
Batman Smoke Pellets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/5YP4/I13ECF8A/F615YP4I13ECF8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/5YP4/I13ECF8A/F615YP4I13ECF8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/5YP4/I13ECF8A/F615YP4I13ECF8A.SMALL.jpg Asamati98 You look up at the night sky and happen to see a massive spotlight with a symbol of a bat in it. You know immediately who this is for, The Dark Knight, Batman. If you ever imagined Batman fighting crime you might think about his suit and his bat-mobile, but what about all the fancy gadgets? Ever wan...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:05:22 PDT
Making Pine Rosin http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Pine-Rosin/
Making Pine Rosin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/18MG/I12KGDGY/FHA18MGI12KGDGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/18MG/I12KGDGY/FHA18MGI12KGDGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/18MG/I12KGDGY/FHA18MGI12KGDGY.SMALL.jpg blooming_fern Are you a violinist, cellist, athlete, artist, electronics pro or plumber? If you are you might use Rosin for grip, making better sound and all that kind of stuff. Does the rosin you use cost money? Well today I'm gonna try my best "WINK WINK" to teach you how to make it on your own. Supplies Yo...
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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
Physics : Learn Physics the fastest way http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction_6/
Physics : Learn Physics the fastest way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/6X3V/FSSIUXMX/F5H6X3VFSSIUXMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/6X3V/FSSIUXMX/F5H6X3VFSSIUXMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/6X3V/FSSIUXMX/F5H6X3VFSSIUXMX.SMALL.gif arylic Being a A+ student in Physics in my college didn't come from anywhere but my own strategy and hard work. During my basic physics classes i was bored and seemed a miss step in my career but then i found a easy way , a secret method actually to like, love and get the most in physics. So here i am to ...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:05:23 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
how to make a linear actuator http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-linear-actuator/
how to make a linear actuator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/J1J1/HZDYMK16/FDMJ1J1HZDYMK16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/J1J1/HZDYMK16/FDMJ1J1HZDYMK16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/J1J1/HZDYMK16/FDMJ1J1HZDYMK16.SMALL.jpg robobot3112 Linear actuators are machines that convert rotation or any motion into a push or a pull motion.Here I am going to teach you how to make an electric linear actuator using household and hobby objects.It is very very cheap Go get the stuff All you need is a glue stickA servo modified for continuous ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:59:06 PDT
Turn Copper Pennies into Silver and Gold [Chemistry Trick] http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Copper-Pennies-into-Silver-and-Gold-Chemistr/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SMALL.jpg NurdRage In a display of alchemy we turn copper pennies into silver and finally to gold. Obviously it's a chemistry trick but still impressive. First we get 30g of zinc sulfate and dissolve it into 100mL of water. Zinc sulfate was made back in our video on making a copper sulfate and zinc battery: http://...
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Thu, 20 May 2010 20:16:04 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
Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
Shake-A-Can Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Shake-A-Can Generator. Make a simple generator that will help show how electricity is produced. A generator works because the magnets are exciting the electrons in the coil. The magnet moving back and forth creates alternating current (AC).  That is the electrons are moving back and forth through ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
Preserve Your Own Animal Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Preserve-Your-Own-Animal-Skull/
Preserve Your Own Animal Skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/5DN6/HX90UB39/FBB5DN6HX90UB39.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/5DN6/HX90UB39/FBB5DN6HX90UB39.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/5DN6/HX90UB39/FBB5DN6HX90UB39.SMALL.jpg carpenterant96 To all the people who have an interest in the dead who have ever been improperly lumped in with Dahmer, this ones for you. Please know that I love nature and science and my association with death is not disturbing or morbid. If you are not comfortable with death, decide now or don't proceed. Always ...
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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/
The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/PAUL/HWXKAQLH/FQDPAULHWXKAQLH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/PAUL/HWXKAQLH/FQDPAULHWXKAQLH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/PAUL/HWXKAQLH/FQDPAULHWXKAQLH.SMALL.jpg Mr. Apol The most modern of modern gadgets, the wireless telephone,is actually not so modern after all. Within 6 years of the first American patent for a telephonic device (Alexander Graham Bell, 1876), another researcher discovered a method for sending voice through the air without connecting wires. His na...
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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
Water Powered Flashlight (v2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Flashlight-v2/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 22:53:09 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/
Why do Mentos React with Soda? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/S4PV/HURHQPPJ/FGDS4PVHURHQPPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/S4PV/HURHQPPJ/FGDS4PVHURHQPPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/S4PV/HURHQPPJ/FGDS4PVHURHQPPJ.SMALL.gif nodcah It is well known that when a Mento is dropped into soda, something cool happens. But, what actually happens?The dissolved CO2 in the soda is constantly looking for a place to accumulate and form a bubble. But, bubbles don’t form spontaneously because the water molecules keep the CO2 molecules trappe...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 15:52:05 PDT
Electricity Generating Footwear - Generate Electricity By Walking (Concept) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Footwear/
Electricity Generating Footwear - Generate Electricity By Walking (Concept) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/PGTV/HUU1E3OX/FYTPGTVHUU1E3OX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/PGTV/HUU1E3OX/FYTPGTVHUU1E3OX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/PGTV/HUU1E3OX/FYTPGTVHUU1E3OX.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Did you know that you can produce electricity by just walking? Here's a little science experiment that will show you a little secret on making insoles that can charge USB devices! The challenge is to make a slip-on insole that can produce enough electricity to charge batteries/ USB devices. Google...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 22:05:52 PDT