Instructables: exploring - education - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:40:23 PST BLOX v1.01 Magnet Building Sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnet-Building-Sticks/
Magnet Building Sticks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/ZSLN/IJWUV4L5/FS2ZSLNIJWUV4L5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/ZSLN/IJWUV4L5/FS2ZSLNIJWUV4L5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/ZSLN/IJWUV4L5/FS2ZSLNIJWUV4L5.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Let's make some (magnetically) attractive structures! Magnet Building Sticks are great because the options are infinite. You can build, tear apart, create, form, and mess up all in the span of a couple minutes, which makes them a great building tool! I leave them out in my classroom to see what evol...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:02:24 PST
Mini Wave Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wave-Model-1/
Mini Wave Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XVG2/IJWUUVVU/FN3XVG2IJWUUVVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XVG2/IJWUUVVU/FN3XVG2IJWUUVVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XVG2/IJWUUVVU/FN3XVG2IJWUUVVU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab A little wave goes a long way! The mini wave model is small but mighty. With just a few minutes of set-up, it's just as good at demonstrating as its bigger siblings. This is a great model for waves that move, reflect, stand, and wiggle, perfect for a starter project in classrooms learning about wave...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:25:35 PST
Hand Pump! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Pump/
Hand Pump! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/UGN0/IJQOMAT4/FGSUGN0IJQOMAT4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/UGN0/IJQOMAT4/FGSUGN0IJQOMAT4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/UGN0/IJQOMAT4/FGSUGN0IJQOMAT4.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The literal hand pump!With nothing but a tube and science on your side, you can make water climb skyward. This is a quickie and requires almost no set-up, but is a great introduction to so many fundamentals of motion like adhesion, cohesion, friction, air pressure, and gravity. It's also just plain ...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:44:20 PST
Making Color Mash-Ups http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Color-Mash-Ups/
Making Color Mash-Ups - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/DAUC/IJQOLYX6/FB5DAUCIJQOLYX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/DAUC/IJQOLYX6/FB5DAUCIJQOLYX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/DAUC/IJQOLYX6/FB5DAUCIJQOLYX6.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Light is one heavy subject. You're told that the primary colors in painting are red, yellow, and blue, but then you learn that the cones in our eyes only sense red, green, and blue. All light together makes white light, but all color paint together make brown and black. What gives?The science of col...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:38:51 PST
Dream Island Mapping Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Dream-Island-Mapping-Project/
Dream Island Mapping Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/KBPA/IJQOE8QM/FYKKBPAIJQOE8QM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/KBPA/IJQOE8QM/FYKKBPAIJQOE8QM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/KBPA/IJQOE8QM/FYKKBPAIJQOE8QM.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Well ahoy! You've set sail for the seven seas, and your barge has just bumped into a beautiful bay. It's your dream island of course! This is a project to make, model, and map out your landscape involving everything from math to art to science. It is also a great way to learn how to make and read to...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:13:50 PST
Repairing a Toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Toilet/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:13:50 PST
Oil and Ice Density Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Oil-and-Ice-Density-Experiment/
Oil and Ice Density Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/A07A/IHWBXLRX/F38A07AIHWBXLRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/A07A/IHWBXLRX/F38A07AIHWBXLRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/A07A/IHWBXLRX/F38A07AIHWBXLRX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Oil and Water. Plaid and Argyle. Hulk Hogan and a movie acting career. Some things just don't mix. In science, we can use these things to experiment with things such as density, buoyancy, and other physical properties. Oil and Water have been played with for a long time, but amazing things happen wh...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 14:12:07 PST
Maker Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Cart/
Maker Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Z8XD/IHVVQ051/F3UZ8XDIHVVQ051.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Z8XD/IHVVQ051/F3UZ8XDIHVVQ051.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Z8XD/IHVVQ051/F3UZ8XDIHVVQ051.SMALL.jpg jweisgrau The Maker Cart is a mobile makerspace designed to be used for hands-on projects in middle and high school classrooms. This version is designed to interface with the supplies and storage in the Friends' Central School makerspace, allowing for flexible interchange of storage bins and tools from the ma...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 07:09:26 PST
Wood Arch Blocks in 5 Minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Arches-in-5-Minutes/
Wood Arch Blocks in 5 Minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/2EMK/IHQK0ZES/FGV2EMKIHQK0ZES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/2EMK/IHQK0ZES/FGV2EMKIHQK0ZES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/2EMK/IHQK0ZES/FGV2EMKIHQK0ZES.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab What do Rome, McDonalds, and The Rock's eyebrows all have in common? Arches! Big friendly semi-circles that humans have used for thousands of years in architecture, art, and facial expressions due to their aesthetic and physical properties. Humans and nature have done so much with them from a giant ...
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Thu, 3 Dec 2015 13:20:50 PST
FlatPack Ladle http://www.instructables.com/id/FlatPack-Ladle/
FlatPack Ladle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/GVL4/IGV8PEVM/FUHGVL4IGV8PEVM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/GVL4/IGV8PEVM/FUHGVL4IGV8PEVM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/GVL4/IGV8PEVM/FUHGVL4IGV8PEVM.SMALL.jpg Wardv1 The flat-ladl is a ladl with a simple system that you can make into a full ladle. Because these can be made flat, it is easier to store it, without the ladle is in the way. By pushing the handle to form in the shape of the ladle itself, so you can use it What do you need what do you need :- 1 Ple...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 05:51:35 PST
Learning about Motion with Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-about-Motion-with-Lightpainting/
Learning about Motion with Light Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/3XRB/IGCJM4SO/FWS3XRBIGCJM4SO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/3XRB/IGCJM4SO/FWS3XRBIGCJM4SO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/3XRB/IGCJM4SO/FWS3XRBIGCJM4SO.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Got a light? Then you're ready for the wonderful world of light painting. Light painting is an incredible way to use a camera to make beautiful art and illusions. Here is just a sample of some of the fantastic possibilities. But now you can use it for the study of motion, physics, and kinetics as we...
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Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:31:55 PDT
How to find righ angle with twine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-find-righ-angle-with-twine/
How to find righ angle with twine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/0OJI/IFPOO861/F8H0OJIIFPOO861.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/0OJI/IFPOO861/F8H0OJIIFPOO861.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/0OJI/IFPOO861/F8H0OJIIFPOO861.SMALL.jpg BartG2 The idea for this instructable came to me during the latest lecture about physics.All credits goes to Pythagoras (572-497 BC).It may not have any practical application unless post-apocalyptic survival, but it's great for making with kids to demonstrate them the most fundamental laws of Universe. ...
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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:49:41 PDT
Liquid Hourglass http://www.instructables.com/id/Liquid-Hourglass/
Liquid Hourglass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/22RE/IFPMFW8F/F6H22REIFPMFW8F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/22RE/IFPMFW8F/F6H22REIFPMFW8F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/22RE/IFPMFW8F/F6H22REIFPMFW8F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab It's 2:59pm. The school bell rings in one minute. The teacher is going off about something like "viscosity" or "density" or some other made-up word, but has still forgotten to assign homework. There's a chance you might get off free to build tree forts all weekend long with Jamico. You look at the w...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:18:23 PDT
How To College http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-College/
How To College - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/25YC/IFLC4A2Q/FOA25YCIFLC4A2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/25YC/IFLC4A2Q/FOA25YCIFLC4A2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/25YC/IFLC4A2Q/FOA25YCIFLC4A2Q.SMALL.jpg dbacaflocka I have seen countless amounts of posts online claiming to give you the best advice about college. None of them seem to be genuine or specific enough for me. This instructable is for anyone looking to attend college. Seniors about to leave high school will benefit the most from this advice. This is a...
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 20:17:01 PDT
Balancing Bottle Trees! http://www.instructables.com/id/Balancing-Bottle-Trees/
Balancing Bottle Trees! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/1QOO/IFF8EHFS/FF81QOOIFF8EHFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/1QOO/IFF8EHFS/FF81QOOIFF8EHFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/1QOO/IFF8EHFS/FF81QOOIFF8EHFS.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Feeling imbalanced? Now you'll get to work on that wobble as you create the least organic forest of all time!I made this project to start investigations in to balance, levers, center of mass, and recycling with my students. After seeing their wild arboreal creations, it has already become one of my ...
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:58:14 PDT
Water Drop Science: 8 Explorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Drop-Science-8-Explorations/
Water Drop Science: 8 Explorations - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/UYYR/IEN4QZEK/FVTUYYRIEN4QZEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/UYYR/IEN4QZEK/FVTUYYRIEN4QZEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/UYYR/IEN4QZEK/FVTUYYRIEN4QZEK.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Water you waiting for? There's an ocean of knowledge and experience lying in every wee drop water, and it's now you can start checking it out. From looking at surface tension to magnifying effects to vapor cushions, the water drop makes being little seem like a pretty big deal. I love doing these ex...
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 06:48:03 PDT
Infinite Worlds Viewer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-World-Viewer/
Infinite Worlds Viewer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/8P5O/IEKJ1K52/F1S8P5OIEKJ1K52.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/8P5O/IEKJ1K52/F1S8P5OIEKJ1K52.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/8P5O/IEKJ1K52/F1S8P5OIEKJ1K52.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Your own clone army has never been so real. If you've ever sat at the barber between two mirrors and felt like you were stuck in the Twilight Zone, get ready to feel that tingle of infinity all over again. And again and again and again. Set this simple project up in your home and classroom, and let ...
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:04:04 PDT
Monarch Butterfly Farm http://www.instructables.com/id/Monarch-Butterfly-Farm/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:58:03 PDT
Method to calculate squares of numbers from 1 to 125, without using pen or calculator. http://www.instructables.com/id/Method-to-calculate-squares-of-numbers-from-1-to-1/
Method to calculate squares of numbers from 1 to 125, without using pen or calculator. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/WXES/IDUQWAJ9/FS9WXESIDUQWAJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/WXES/IDUQWAJ9/FS9WXESIDUQWAJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/WXES/IDUQWAJ9/FS9WXESIDUQWAJ9.SMALL.jpg Prem_Sagar This is one the most interesting vedic mathematics techniques to learn. It is very easily to understand and remember. This will help you to do quick calculations which are otherwise lengthy. You just need to remember squares of numbers from 1 to 25. The excel file is attached and you may print it fo...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:14:55 PDT
Robots for Change: A First Robotics Team Fundraiser http://www.instructables.com/id/Robots-for-Change-A-First-Robotics-Team-Fundraiser/
Robots for Change: A First Robotics Team Fundraiser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/1DMQ/IDW24I8Z/FXR1DMQIDW24I8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/1DMQ/IDW24I8Z/FXR1DMQIDW24I8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/1DMQ/IDW24I8Z/FXR1DMQIDW24I8Z.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens I've been really lucky to work with the awesome young folks of Team Duct Tape #2845, a FIRST robotics FTC team from Florida. Not only are the kids great, but they have an amazing support network of adults behind them. This year one of the team mentors came up with the idea of Robots for Change, a fu...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:03:45 PDT
How to write a self marking test. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-a-self-marking-test/
How to write a self marking test. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WX8C/IDUQSJS1/FXJWX8CIDUQSJS1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WX8C/IDUQSJS1/FXJWX8CIDUQSJS1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/WX8C/IDUQSJS1/FXJWX8CIDUQSJS1.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Google has a number of "apps" that can be quite useful if you are an educator and would like to try something different with your students. This Instructable will show you how to make a simple self marking test which will give loads of feedback. It will show which questions student struggled with, t...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:58:18 PDT
Bubble Window! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Window/
Bubble Window! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/NC5Q/IDUQS2HX/F5CNC5QIDUQS2HX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/NC5Q/IDUQS2HX/F5CNC5QIDUQS2HX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/NC5Q/IDUQS2HX/F5CNC5QIDUQS2HX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Looking for decor that really *pops*? Or something that can add that *burst* of color? A Bubble Window allows the string-puller to create a infinite number of wobbling, ever-changing window paintings. All with a just a wee bit of bubble solution and physics. I made this one for my classroom, but you...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:50:40 PDT
Lava Boogers! (aka waxy earth science) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lava-Boogers-waxy-Earth-Science/
Lava Boogers! (aka waxy earth science) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/2XGZ/ICPP7VFA/FV82XGZICPP7VFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/2XGZ/ICPP7VFA/FV82XGZICPP7VFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/2XGZ/ICPP7VFA/FV82XGZICPP7VFA.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab What happens when a volcano has a runny nose? Slightly more powerful than your average human flu, it usually involves a whole lot ash, acid rain, mudslides, and some fiery lava flow. That's right, good old fashioned fun! If you want to learn about the creation of igneous rock, but don't own explosiv...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:52:19 PDT
Homemade Fossils! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Fossils/
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:18:39 PDT
Travel To Your Antipodal: The Opposite Side of The World http://www.instructables.com/id/Find-Your-Antipodal-The-Opposite-Side-of-The-World/
Travel To Your Antipodal: The Opposite Side of The World - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/V1V9/ICN7HFWK/F6AV1V9ICN7HFWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/V1V9/ICN7HFWK/F6AV1V9ICN7HFWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/V1V9/ICN7HFWK/F6AV1V9ICN7HFWK.SMALL.jpg icecats Have you ever wondered what would happen if you dug a hole to the other side of the world? I sure did. Ever since I was 5, I have pondered the possibility of excavating a very deep hole and coming out on the opposite side of the world (I had always assumed it would be China). This exact opposite loc...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:23:34 PDT
Brainstorm Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Brainstorm-Mobile/
Brainstorm Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/Q003/IFF8FGXD/F7ZQ003IFF8FGXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/Q003/IFF8FGXD/F7ZQ003IFF8FGXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/Q003/IFF8FGXD/F7ZQ003IFF8FGXD.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The forecast calls for a 100% chance of brainy skies! Keep those thoughts flowing with your inspiration condensation from above. I made the brainstorm to store a classroom full or projects and inspire new ones, but whether your weather is for a maker space, the crib, or the office, the Brainstorm M...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:52:05 PDT
Model Magic Texture Stamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Magic-Texture-Stamps/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:01:03 PDT
Grow Seeds Without Soil! http://www.instructables.com/id/Start-Seeds-Without-Soil/
Grow Seeds Without Soil! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/AC6U/IC7HM8P7/FLGAC6UIC7HM8P7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/AC6U/IC7HM8P7/FLGAC6UIC7HM8P7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/AC6U/IC7HM8P7/FLGAC6UIC7HM8P7.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Oh the places they'll grow! Whether you want to eat them, grow them, or throw them in a maraca, seeds are nature's suitcases of magic. From the smallest orchid seed at 1/35,000,000th of an ounce to the largest coconut seed at just under forty pounds, seeds are food, culture, and ultimately, life. So...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:42:17 PDT
Sound Flipping Headphones! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Flipping-Headphones/
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:39:12 PDT
Knife Restoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Restoration/
Knife Restoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/LXYP/IC6I43NN/F7CLXYPIC6I43NN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/LXYP/IC6I43NN/F7CLXYPIC6I43NN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/LXYP/IC6I43NN/F7CLXYPIC6I43NN.SMALL.jpg RedHandedBlades Welcome, and thanks for checking out this knife restoration by Red Handed Blades. This Mar-Din knife belongs to a family friend. The knife was originally owned by his grandfather and has great sentimental value to his family. As you can tell by the pics, this knife was in desperate need of repair, s...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:09:32 PDT
Rainbow Lab http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Lab/
Rainbow Lab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/7PH0/IC1RTTJ6/FTY7PH0IC1RTTJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/7PH0/IC1RTTJ6/FTY7PH0IC1RTTJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/7PH0/IC1RTTJ6/FTY7PH0IC1RTTJ6.SMALL.jpg Biodynamic This rainbow lab is a "layered solution" using different densities of salt water. The materials are super cheap and the end result is impressive. Students are engaged in a hands-on experience that encourages real world connections and forces them to follow the directions. The experiment also allow...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 05:21:55 PDT
Homemade Harmonograph! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Harmonograph/
Homemade Harmonograph! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/VGF9/IBXMNFTK/FR6VGF9IBXMNFTK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/VGF9/IBXMNFTK/FR6VGF9IBXMNFTK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/VGF9/IBXMNFTK/FR6VGF9IBXMNFTK.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Finally, a robot to draw for you! If you only want to make gorgeous geometric scribbles, that is. With one pen and four pendulums, you're bound for pandemonium with this great way to look at complex geometry, momentum, and art! With a push of the base, you can make all sorts of amazing repeating col...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 06:39:51 PDT
Bike Wheel Wave Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Wheel-Wave-Machine/
Bike Wheel Wave Machine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/43IY/IB49M7IX/FPQ43IYIB49M7IX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/43IY/IB49M7IX/FPQ43IYIB49M7IX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/43IY/IB49M7IX/FPQ43IYIB49M7IX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Wave back in the day in 1987, Norman Tuck made a beautiful kinetic sculpture he called "The Lariat Chain." Showing unique wave patterns that writhe and ripple through a long chain in unexpected patterns of movement, the motorized exhibit was wonderful. Standing waves and interference all came togeth...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 18:04:19 PDT
Model Magic 101: Finger Puppets http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-Magic-101-Finger-Puppets/
Model Magic 101: Finger Puppets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/6HMV/IB22A21U/FZ16HMVIB22A21U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/6HMV/IB22A21U/FZ16HMVIB22A21U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/6HMV/IB22A21U/FZ16HMVIB22A21U.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia Model Magic is an air-dry clay made by Crayola. It's light and fluffy with no crumbly or sticky mess. I love to use it with my elementary students, but it's also great for costume props. I'll show some examples of props I've made with it in the last step. I'll outline the basics of how to use it and...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:51:47 PDT
Craft Stick Catapult! http://www.instructables.com/id/Craft-Stick-Catapult/
Craft Stick Catapult! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/4DSJ/IAP73BWK/FUA4DSJIAP73BWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/4DSJ/IAP73BWK/FUA4DSJIAP73BWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/4DSJ/IAP73BWK/FUA4DSJIAP73BWK.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab The craft stick castle isn't going to invade itself! With a quick craft stick catapult, you'll be launching pom-poms over pipe cleaner parapets in no time. Whether you're using it to learn about levers simple machines, or want to join in a 2,400 year history of launching projectiles, the craft stick...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:03:13 PDT
delete an intructable? http://www.instructables.com/id/tobacco-pipe/
delete an intructable? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/IHKY/IASCUTLM/F3ZIHKYIASCUTLM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/IHKY/IASCUTLM/F3ZIHKYIASCUTLM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/IHKY/IASCUTLM/F3ZIHKYIASCUTLM.SMALL.jpg starwarsgeek1 In this instructable I will tell you the simplified way of deleting an intractable. edit it The thing about felting an intractable is that it can never be deleted. yes yes yes I know it gives you the option. BUT, it doesn't work. I simply edit my intractable by turning it into something else. Ex...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 22:18:09 PDT
Use Kobo for Accountable Independent Reading http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Kobo-for-Accountable-Independent-Reading/
Use Kobo for Accountable Independent Reading - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SI05/IADRJBS6/F8FSI05IADRJBS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SI05/IADRJBS6/F8FSI05IADRJBS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SI05/IADRJBS6/F8FSI05IADRJBS6.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast In this Instructable I will walk you through the process of setting up a Kobo account and sideloading ebooks on iOS and Android. Then I'll show you how to make use of the Kobo data to get a clearer view of your reading habits.You'll need: an iOS or Android phone or tablet a cloud storage app like Go...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:02:22 PDT
Stop Motion En Masse http://www.instructables.com/id/Stop-Motion-En-Masse/
Stop Motion En Masse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/HNG5/IA3VVZI2/F9QHNG5IA3VVZI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/HNG5/IA3VVZI2/F9QHNG5IA3VVZI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/HNG5/IA3VVZI2/F9QHNG5IA3VVZI2.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia Stop Motion is a time honored beginning film project for the art classroom, but how do you do it with 30 kids without a ton of expensive equipment? My school is comprised of students from Kindergarten through 2nd grade and each student is provided an iPad to use while at school. I'll outline how use...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 18:11:48 PDT
Bottle Boogie Flute! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Boogie-Flute/
Bottle Boogie Flute! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/R4U0/I9YBIT0H/F7PR4U0I9YBIT0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/R4U0/I9YBIT0H/F7PR4U0I9YBIT0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/R4U0/I9YBIT0H/F7PR4U0I9YBIT0H.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab If you got some boogie bottled up, add this recycled rabble-rouser to your ruse! Whether you're in it for the physics of the phun, this is a great project with youth and adults alike to start getting an idea of resonance, vibration, and the way sound works. Put some science in your ears! What: Bottl...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:26:28 PDT
Galaxy Scanner! (make planetary pictures at home) http://www.instructables.com/id/Galaxy-Scanner-make-planetary-pictures-at-home/
Galaxy Scanner! (make planetary pictures at home) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/ZE0H/I9UEA1WU/F5OZE0HI9UEA1WU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/ZE0H/I9UEA1WU/F5OZE0HI9UEA1WU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/ZE0H/I9UEA1WU/F5OZE0HI9UEA1WU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Time to break the ol' pulsars out of the basement, wormholes out of the craft drawer, planets out of storage, and supernovae out of the attic, because it's time to make a galaxy. As Carl Sagan once said, "We are star stuff which has taken its destiny into its own hands." So let's use those hands to ...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 15:30:39 PDT
Periodic Table Magnets - 120 PCS set http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-Table-Magnets-120-PCS-set/
Periodic Table Magnets - 120 PCS set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/DXS4/I9M08H8R/F3GDXS4I9M08H8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/DXS4/I9M08H8R/F3GDXS4I9M08H8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/DXS4/I9M08H8R/F3GDXS4I9M08H8R.SMALL.jpg Bits4Bots Hello Science & Chemistry fans. In this instructable I will show you how I made a full set of 120 of magnetic tiles.Use: Decor. Fridge, file cabinet, any magnetic surface! Print The first thing I did was find a Periodic Table. I used a Wiki Periodic Table image since they are free to use without ...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 06:03:45 PDT
Spring kindergarten Class Project with 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-kindergarten-Class-Project-with-3D-Printer/
Spring kindergarten Class Project with 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/P255/I9FGY1KE/F80P255I9FGY1KE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/P255/I9FGY1KE/F80P255I9FGY1KE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/P255/I9FGY1KE/F80P255I9FGY1KE.SMALL.jpg colbrydi This instructable describes a simple curriculum for a 1-2 hour craft designed to work well in a classroom full of kindergartners. For this craft the kids will be decorating a flower pot with light-up 3D flowers. Students will hopefully learn a little about batteries, LEDs and 3D printers. Most al...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 15:46:49 PDT
Starwheel for Backyard Astronomy (Planisphere) http://www.instructables.com/id/Starwheel-for-Backyard-Astronomy-Planisphere/
Starwheel for Backyard Astronomy (Planisphere) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/HN15/I941CGTQ/FLSHN15I941CGTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/HN15/I941CGTQ/FLSHN15I941CGTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/HN15/I941CGTQ/FLSHN15I941CGTQ.SMALL.jpg gravitino Learning to find your way around the night sky can be a daunting task when first faced with a sky full of stars. Once you do know the sky, orienting yourself every time you look up is not easy because the sky is always changing. In both instances, a good map goes a long way to making your time unde...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:37:11 PDT
How to Make Egg Glow in the Dark http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Egg-Glow-in-the-Dark/
How to Make Egg Glow in the Dark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/26OC/I84GZQH0/FQQ26OCI84GZQH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/26OC/I84GZQH0/FQQ26OCI84GZQH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/26OC/I84GZQH0/FQQ26OCI84GZQH0.SMALL.jpg Ludvic Today for Easter I show you a simple trick to create a naked and bouncy egg that glows in the dark!This experiment it's really easy to do and you need only few componentsIf You Want to see the video about this experiment click HERE or below: Components You need only:-Vinegar-Egg-Highlighter-Uv l...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 08:03:16 PDT
Powerful Triangles and Spheres: Paper Plate Buckyballs - 1st Grade Tinkering - Week 7 http://www.instructables.com/id/Powerful-Triangles-and-Spheres-Paper-Plate-Buckyba/
Powerful Triangles and Spheres: Paper Plate Buckyballs - 1st Grade Tinkering - Week 7 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/VZKV/I81V1KBT/FCDVZKVI81V1KBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/VZKV/I81V1KBT/FCDVZKVI81V1KBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/VZKV/I81V1KBT/FCDVZKVI81V1KBT.SMALL.jpg amybalsbaugh "Powerful Triangles and Spheres: Paper Plate Buckyballs" is the seventh lesson in a 10 week Tinkering series offered to first grade students. Using everyday materials in open-ended projects, we transform the ordinary to the extraordinary while nurturing problem solving skills, building creative conf...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 20:34:32 PDT
How to Make a Closed Aquatic Ecosystem http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Closed-Aquatic-Ecosystem/
How to Make a Closed Aquatic Ecosystem - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/LP7W/I7RGCVHY/FUYLP7WI7RGCVHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/LP7W/I7RGCVHY/FUYLP7WI7RGCVHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/LP7W/I7RGCVHY/FUYLP7WI7RGCVHY.SMALL.jpg vs29 Do you want to create a self-sustaining aquatic ecosystem that will teach future generations about marine life and the environment around us?Join us in creating an aquatic ecosystem in a half a gallon jar with a glass lid home for 3 Japanese Algae Shrimps with 2 Anacharis. This is an excellent proje...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:01:56 PDT
Best Codes http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Codes/
Best Codes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/5NME/I7KB3YTA/F235NMEI7KB3YTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/5NME/I7KB3YTA/F235NMEI7KB3YTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/5NME/I7KB3YTA/F235NMEI7KB3YTA.SMALL.jpg zjawesome This instructable is filled with tons of cool codes and ciphers I'm sure all of you will enjoy.For more awesome codes and cipher go to my website bestcodes.weebly.comAlso visit my other instructable "Movie Codes" or see them here athttp://bestcodes.weebly.com/movie-codes.html A1Z26 A1Z26The A1Z26...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:11:01 PDT
How to Clean Copper From Tarnish http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Copper-From-Tarnish/
How to Clean Copper From Tarnish - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/MLOS/I78VRJ93/FW7MLOSI78VRJ93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/MLOS/I78VRJ93/FW7MLOSI78VRJ93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/MLOS/I78VRJ93/FW7MLOSI78VRJ93.SMALL.jpg Ludvic Hi!In This Tutorial You can lean a easily way to clean your copper from tarnish and let it to shine!There are a lot of products for clean the metal, but I think there are a lot ECOfriendly methods for obtain the same result!you have two choice:-see with you eyes the incredible reaction!-Try on yours...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:56:28 PDT
How to Clean Tarnished Silver http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Tarnished-Silver/
How to Clean Tarnished Silver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/3XJ8/I7AAZEPH/FDM3XJ8I7AAZEPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/3XJ8/I7AAZEPH/FDM3XJ8I7AAZEPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/3XJ8/I7AAZEPH/FDM3XJ8I7AAZEPH.SMALL.jpg Ludvic Hi Guys! With this instructables you can Learn easily method to clean your Silver from Tarnish (Silver sulfide)If you see the video you might think "Wow It's magic" i reply : "No it's Science!"Yes, because This phenomenon is called: "Redox Reaction" in a nutshell: The sulfide on the silver, shif...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:58:12 PDT
Adjustable Tealight Bunsen Burner Tripod With Optional Flask Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Tealight-Bunsen-Burner-Tripod-With-Opti/
Adjustable Tealight Bunsen Burner Tripod With Optional Flask Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/CNL7/I5THV9WD/F1PCNL7I5THV9WD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/CNL7/I5THV9WD/F1PCNL7I5THV9WD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/CNL7/I5THV9WD/F1PCNL7I5THV9WD.SMALL.jpg SchooledYou As a homeschool family, we often perform chemistry experiments. A traditional laboratory style gas Bunsen Burner is not always available or convenient. Alcohol burners are an option, but we never seem to have the alcohol on hand. Often a simple tea light is sufficient.Additionally, children are not ...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 19:07:27 PST