Instructables: exploring - education - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:41:32 PST BLOX v1.01 Design and Prototyping of the Skelequill Start to Finish http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Prototyping-of-the-Skelequill-Start-to-/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:55:42 PST
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBucket-the-boombox-bucket/
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab If you like boomboxes and you like buckets, you're going to LOVE BoomBucket! In fact, it's pretty hard not to like, unless you're the neighbors hearing Enya play for an hour straight from the street below. But this is an incredible device for everything from roving dance parties, the youth center ja...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:11:25 PST
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scissor-Lift-by-craft-sticks/
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Scissor lifts were first built to do an incredible amount of lifting work of large machines and workers. However, they can also be used to poke your friends, so that's great, too! This scissor lift is highly mod-able in that you make your scissor lift as short or long as you want, and make it do str...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:35 PST
Straw Propellor http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Propellor/
Straw Propellor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/KYIO/I3BH745F/FSBKYIOI3BH745F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/KYIO/I3BH745F/FSBKYIOI3BH745F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/KYIO/I3BH745F/FSBKYIOI3BH745F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Ever feel like you've wasted your breath on something? Well now every breath you take is going to spread total wonder and joy with this straw propellor. Also a bit of saliva! With three straws only you can create this double-spinner of a physics lesson in forces and air pressure. It takes a bit to g...
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:29:28 PST
Bite-sized Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBiteBox-listening-with-your-teeth/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:11:35 PST
Straw Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Flute/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:35:37 PST
Shadow theater http://www.instructables.com/id/Shadow-theater/
Shadow theater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/CE4F/I34DXN3L/FSSCE4FI34DXN3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/CE4F/I34DXN3L/FSSCE4FI34DXN3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/CE4F/I34DXN3L/FSSCE4FI34DXN3L.SMALL.jpg Renaud Iltis This instructable show you how to do CNC-cutted puppets and a theater box.I made this theater as an example for a teacher working with 8-9 years old children. The project is that I will lend her my MiniCut2d CNC and that she will make 4 or 5 differents tales with her schoolboys. Artistic and digital...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:06:43 PST
Simple Pneumatic Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Pneumatic-Machine/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 12:58:18 PDT
5 Phenomenal Science Stunts, Done with Dry Ice http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Phenomenal-Science-Stunts-Done-with-Dry-Ice/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:27:05 PDT
Sun Viewer: Observe the Sun safely with binoculars http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Viewer-Observe-the-Sun-safely-with-binoculars/
Sun Viewer: Observe the Sun safely with binoculars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/HWTK/I0VOZ7WB/FVWHWTKI0VOZ7WB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/HWTK/I0VOZ7WB/FVWHWTKI0VOZ7WB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/HWTK/I0VOZ7WB/FVWHWTKI0VOZ7WB.SMALL.jpg ChrisMentrek Using binoculars to project an image of the Sun is an old trick, but it's a good one! However, most older books call for a setup that uses a photographic tripod and is difficult to set up and keep oriented (particularly for elementary school students). This Instructable describes how to assemble a...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:44:39 PDT
Extending Grabber http://www.instructables.com/id/Extending-Grabber/
Extending Grabber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/RFOB/I0TV1PFZ/F1CRFOBI0TV1PFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/RFOB/I0TV1PFZ/F1CRFOBI0TV1PFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/RFOB/I0TV1PFZ/F1CRFOBI0TV1PFZ.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Materials For the basic example, you'll need:8 craft sticks2 milkshake straws, cut into quarters2 skewersDesignable components:Pipe cleanersRubber bandsFor testing:2 cups Assemble and reinforce the beams Create four beams by inserting the craft sticks into the pieces of straws.Leave a small g...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:48:25 PDT
What is Life Like in the Vacuum of Space? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-Life-Like-in-the-Vacuum-of-Space/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 06:18:39 PDT
Water Wheel from Plastic Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/waterwheel/
Water Wheel from Plastic Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/HPWG/I0C93E6S/FKDHPWGI0C93E6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/HPWG/I0C93E6S/FKDHPWGI0C93E6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/HPWG/I0C93E6S/FKDHPWGI0C93E6S.SMALL.jpg openproducts This outdoor parent-child project is big fun and has educational aspects: a water wheel from reused bottles and branches is turning in a river's current and is towing a small boat in.Main requirement is a small, fast-running and shallow (mountain) river. You'll also need some empty plastic bottles (...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:44:35 PDT
Biogas Plant Using Kitchen and Food Waste http://www.instructables.com/id/Constructing-a-Medium-Sized-Biogas-Plant-Using-Kit/
Biogas Plant Using Kitchen and Food Waste - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/R66A/I0C93BNJ/FTER66AI0C93BNJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/R66A/I0C93BNJ/FTER66AI0C93BNJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/R66A/I0C93BNJ/FTER66AI0C93BNJ.SMALL.jpg antoniraj Long back I have posted an instructable on how to construct prototype of a Biogas plant, using 50 liter capacity tank as digester, which you can see here : http://www.instructables.com/id/Bio-gas-plant-usin...That was my first instructable and people are still commenting and asking me for guidance o...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:59:58 PDT
Minecraft chest pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/Minecraft-chest-pencil-case/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:54:47 PDT
Stingray Paper Airplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Stingray-Paper-Airplane/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:36:59 PDT
How to Play instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-instructables/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:02:12 PDT
Learn how to count money with coins using the MaKey MaKey! http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-how-to-count-coins-with-the-MaKey-MaKey/
Learn how to count money with coins using the MaKey MaKey! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J19L/HYZX28TR/FY2J19LHYZX28TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J19L/HYZX28TR/FY2J19LHYZX28TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/J19L/HYZX28TR/FY2J19LHYZX28TR.SMALL.jpg edwardbarnabas Learn how to recognize and count with coins using the MaKey MaKey. Anyone with a MaKey MaKey can create this educational tool for kids. The software is written in Scratch, which can be modified in order to go deeper in using coins as well as Scratch programming. We hope that you have fun!Required...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:28:34 PDT
Sketching & Drawing Lessons http://www.instructables.com/id/Sketching-Drawing-Lessons/
Sketching & Drawing Lessons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/1PTQ/HX5H6QNS/FJ61PTQHX5H6QNS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/1PTQ/HX5H6QNS/FJ61PTQHX5H6QNS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/1PTQ/HX5H6QNS/FJ61PTQHX5H6QNS.SMALL.jpg ianbates1 This Instructable will be slowly developing over a number of weeks 8 out of 10 lessons so Faryou may need to pop back to pick up new lessons.9 out of 10 lessons complete - videos being added [these are embedded in the image sections at the start of each lesson]So Far : Getting started ...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:11:41 PDT
Teach Investigative Science with a Simple Glider http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Investigative-Science-with-a-Simple-Glider/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:18:20 PDT
Project-Based Engineering for Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Based-Engineering-for-Kids/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/3TYV/GY4ROS7I/FWP3TYVGY4ROS7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/3TYV/GY4ROS7I/FWP3TYVGY4ROS7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/3TYV/GY4ROS7I/FWP3TYVGY4ROS7I.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This is a collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids. Project-based learning allows students to control the direction and pace of their learning. Activities that promote investigation, critical thinking, and hands-on subject matter are also central to project-based learning.Thes...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:13:01 PST
How to win Instructables contests. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-win-Instructables-contests-1/
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Thu, 22 May 2014 16:33:42 PDT
Hanging Magnet Compass http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Magnet-Compass/
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Sun, 11 May 2014 20:08:48 PDT
Cub Scout Erosion Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Our-Erosion-Experiment/
Cub Scout Erosion Experiment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/5KZZ/HUQARFNE/FHD5KZZHUQARFNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/5KZZ/HUQARFNE/FHD5KZZHUQARFNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/5KZZ/HUQARFNE/FHD5KZZHUQARFNE.SMALL.jpg DeandrasCrafts My oldest son (8-years old when I wrote this Instructable) is in Cub Scouts. As part of one of the requirements we were trying to fulfill, our Wolf/Bear Den (combined meeting) performed Elective 15, Water and Soil Conservation, to earn an arrow. (This is all part of the Cub Scout Bear handbook, show...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 06:23:04 PDT
How A Prosthetic Leg Is Made! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-A-Prosthetic-Leg-Is-Made/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:57:11 PDT
Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-7-8/
Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y7I8/HTTU8YR6/FZ4Y7I8HTTU8YR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y7I8/HTTU8YR6/FZ4Y7I8HTTU8YR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/Y7I8/HTTU8YR6/FZ4Y7I8HTTU8YR6.SMALL.jpg tseevers These are all made from Ostrich Eggshell. The are carved using a ultra high-speed tool called the Sho fu. The Coloring on the eggshell are gilding powders, and palladium. The elk and Daffodils are also ostrich eggshell cut away from the egg and set into a shadow box. It take up to 3 months to comple...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:42:49 PDT
Wobbly Woggly : Glowing Goggly Eyes that last forever http://www.instructables.com/id/Wobbly-Woggly-A-Goggly-Eye-Trap-A-Very-Bright-Apri/
Wobbly Woggly : Glowing Goggly Eyes that last forever - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/8GKD/HTHC5D84/FBW8GKDHTHC5D84.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/8GKD/HTHC5D84/FBW8GKDHTHC5D84.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/8GKD/HTHC5D84/FBW8GKDHTHC5D84.SMALL.jpg mpinner A quick video describing the build : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM9x9-xxc1U how long is 5 seconds to a four year old..? forever. eventually, she learns a bit of patience. Parts and Tools Wobbly Woggly Goggly Eye Trap : Bright Led April Fools Prank Firstly, Cleanup your workspa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:23:30 PDT
Love Nest - milkweed bug condo http://www.instructables.com/id/Love-Nest-milkweed-bug-condo/
Love Nest - milkweed bug condo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TCK4/HTG5G7C9/F1OTCK4HTG5G7C9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TCK4/HTG5G7C9/F1OTCK4HTG5G7C9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/TCK4/HTG5G7C9/F1OTCK4HTG5G7C9.SMALL.jpg denisek.sf This instructable will describe how to make a house to display live milkweed bugs, but it is also meant to show how I develop exhibits for my job at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. I'll start by showing some photos of my first version, then how I took it to the next iteration using CNC ...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:43:00 PDT
Paper Roller Coasters :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Roller-Coasters-/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:14:44 PDT
Open-Ended Hydraulic Machines http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Ended-Hydraulic-Machines/
Open-Ended Hydraulic Machines - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/TK40/HSGFWE2D/FSFTK40HSGFWE2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/TK40/HSGFWE2D/FSFTK40HSGFWE2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/TK40/HSGFWE2D/FSFTK40HSGFWE2D.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This project is very similar to my other Instructable, Simple Hydraulic Machines. The difference here is that students are not shown any examples how to turn their simple hydraulic-powered hinge into something meaningful. Instead, students are taught only how to make a hinge that's actuated by a hyd...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:35:02 PST
Gliding Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Gliding-Car/
Gliding Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/WH9W/HR0AYRT0/FK9WH9WHR0AYRT0.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance This car is designed to be pushed off of a tabletop, glide gently to the ground, and continue rolling! Materials Craft sticks Milkshake straws Skewers Cardstock Wheels Tape Prep the paper Cut cardstock into thirds lengthwise for the wings. Cut those strips in half for the tail. Form the fram...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:13:00 PST
Mechanical Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Hand-4/
Mechanical Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/M6X1/HQINBRTR/FPPM6X1HQINBRTR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/M6X1/HQINBRTR/FPPM6X1HQINBRTR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/M6X1/HQINBRTR/FPPM6X1HQINBRTR.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Students will make a simple mechanical hand with a trigger connected to a hinge. Once complete, students can test the ability of their hand by trying to pick up as many straws as possible. Extra class time (and there should be plenty!) can be devoted to further testing and redesigning to make the be...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:21:37 PST
Learn New Skills http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-New-Skills/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/QSAB/HPY97NXK/FSTQSABHPY97NXK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/QSAB/HPY97NXK/FSTQSABHPY97NXK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/QSAB/HPY97NXK/FSTQSABHPY97NXK.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Acquire a new skill to increase your cognitive capacity. These projects by Instructables staff and featured authors will help you get started with new skills, and the Instructables community is full of great project ideas to help you build on what you learn. null The premier introduction to Ardui...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:50:15 PST
Bog Garden For Carnivorous Plants http://www.instructables.com/id/Bog-Garden-For-Carnivorous-Plants/
Bog Garden For Carnivorous Plants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/JNU3/HNWFS2W9/F6EJNU3HNWFS2W9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/JNU3/HNWFS2W9/F6EJNU3HNWFS2W9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/JNU3/HNWFS2W9/F6EJNU3HNWFS2W9.SMALL.jpg ChrisMentrek Nothing livens up a classroom windowsill like some predator / prey action.  Carnivorous plants are the mightiest of houseplants, but many can only thrive in a soggy, acidic, bog environment. To keep your carnivorous plants happy year-round, make them a simulated bog environment! You can follow the...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:09:18 PST
How to Tie a Goat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Tie-a-Goat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VBZH/HMEXWYT5/FCZVBZHHMEXWYT5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VBZH/HMEXWYT5/FCZVBZHHMEXWYT5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/VBZH/HMEXWYT5/FCZVBZHHMEXWYT5.SMALL.jpg nsederstrom Scoop method by Lynn Smity.  Demonstrated by Nicole Sederstrom, 3rd Place National Little Britches Finalist.
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 12:53:41 PDT
Top Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Gyroscopic-Whirligigs/
Top Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/KZXA/HKJRZHDY/F3WKZXAHKJRZHDY.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Gyroscopic Whirligigs is a project that breaks away from the usual fare and offers students a unique engineering gizmo that always impresses onlookers. This quirky contraption isn't a true gyroscope, but it relies on the gyroscopic effect to produce some impossible-looking stunts. Materials...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:23:08 PDT
Personal Portfolio http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Portfolio/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/33OB/HK6XB1VZ/F1733OBHK6XB1VZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/33OB/HK6XB1VZ/F1733OBHK6XB1VZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/33OB/HK6XB1VZ/F1733OBHK6XB1VZ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I've made a lot of different projects, too many for somebody to read them all in a single sitting. So, I've gathered this selection. Maybe not my most-viewed, or most popular, but they are the ones I am most proud of, and the ones that some people say are most "me". null Oh, I love this projec...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:47:30 PDT
How To Copper Plate a Nail http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Copper-Plate-a-Nail/
How To Copper Plate a Nail - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/FRO3/HJZ85GQN/FMSFRO3HJZ85GQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/FRO3/HJZ85GQN/FMSFRO3HJZ85GQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/FRO3/HJZ85GQN/FMSFRO3HJZ85GQN.SMALL.jpg Go Repairs This is a simple experiment you can easily replicate at home using things you may find around the house. It's something people of all skill levels can do and can be a fun little experiment to do with the kids. For more projects visit our blog. Materials Needed List of materials: Oxidised C...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:15:12 PDT
Bow and Arrow http://www.instructables.com/id/Bow-and-Arrow-2/
Bow and Arrow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/9O21/HJKBJW9Q/FDV9O21HJKBJW9Q.SMALL.jpg WYE_Lance Project Goal: Students build truss-based bow frames that launch weighted straws at least 15 feet. Design Variables Amount of weight in arrow tip Length of arrow Size of bow frame Bow frame design Number of rubber bands Type of rubber bandsKey Concepts Energy transformation is when one kind of energy...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:37:51 PDT
Tiny Terrariums http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Terrariums-1/
Tiny Terrariums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6E/TIAK/HHMHZIIH/F6ETIAKHHMHZIIH.SMALL.jpg alisha145 Here is a great, easy and inexpensive project perfect for kicking off the weekend with the family or getting in touch with your inner farmer.  Also, a great way to introduce "The Water Cycle" to kids and teens.   Materials Used in this Project Materials used in this project include: Glass Bot...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 23:10:43 PDT
Teachers' Resource: Simple Laser Cutter Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Teachers-Resource-Simple-Laser-Cutter-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/FVL4/HFSHUE51/FUAFVL4HFSHUE51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/FVL4/HFSHUE51/FUAFVL4HFSHUE51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/FVL4/HFSHUE51/FUAFVL4HFSHUE51.SMALL.jpg Kiteman If you're like me, you spend ages saving up for a piece of cool kit (or put a lot of effort into getting somebody else to buy cool kit for you), but then, after you get it, unpack it and set it up, there's an awkward What now? pause. This is a collection of simple, two-dimensional projects using a ...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 10:06:01 PDT
What it's like to be an Artist in Residence at Instructables http://www.instructables.com/id/What-its-like-to-be-an-Artist-in-Residence-at-Ins/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/9N89/HGH6PEI4/F5A9N89HGH6PEI4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/9N89/HGH6PEI4/F5A9N89HGH6PEI4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/9N89/HGH6PEI4/F5A9N89HGH6PEI4.SMALL.jpg timwikander Recently I joined the Instructables team for two months as an Artist in Residence at the renowned yellow robot headquarters in San Francisco. Being an east coaster from a small town in MD that no one has ever heard of, you can imagine this was quite an adventure. Though the Bay Area was a little chi...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 20:09:51 PDT
Gardening Science: Investigating Germination http://www.instructables.com/id/Gardening-Science-Investigating-Germination/
Gardening Science: Investigating Germination - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/E0N4/HFPTII5D/FE8E0N4HFPTII5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/E0N4/HFPTII5D/FE8E0N4HFPTII5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/E0N4/HFPTII5D/FE8E0N4HFPTII5D.SMALL.jpg Kiteman The germination of seeds is a perennial* subject in science classes around the world. Seeds are planted somewhere, they germinate, the students look at them. The hard part is looking at what you are growing. The point of this project is to provide students, teachers and interested parents with a ...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 01:17:13 PDT
Learn a second language one word a day bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-a-second-language-one-word-a-day-bracelet/
Learn a second language one word a day bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/SZ7M/HEXS4PC5/FPMSZ7MHEXS4PC5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/SZ7M/HEXS4PC5/FPMSZ7MHEXS4PC5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/SZ7M/HEXS4PC5/FPMSZ7MHEXS4PC5.SMALL.jpg babybayrs The universal difficulty of learning a second language is the fact that students' ears, mouth, eyes, hands and mind are not immersed in the environment. When they don't have the chance to use what they learn soon enough, students quickly forget what they learned. To solve the problem of lacking the ...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:13:51 PDT
How to use Fortune Tellers as a Revision Aid. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-Fortune-Tellers-as-a-Revision-Aid/
How to use Fortune Tellers as a Revision Aid. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/P12V/HEI3Z5KZ/FP4P12VHEI3Z5KZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/P12V/HEI3Z5KZ/FP4P12VHEI3Z5KZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/P12V/HEI3Z5KZ/FP4P12VHEI3Z5KZ.SMALL.jpg Kiteman By making "fortune tellers", students will revise the key vocabulary and facts of a topic of your choice. Most folk know how to make fortune tellers, and most teachers will have had to confiscate their share over the years - so why not use them in a positive way? This project is most suitable youn...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:20:42 PDT
Leather Alphabet Bean Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Alphabet-Bean-Bags/
Leather Alphabet Bean Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/6KGZ/HDHM3EPG/FAL6KGZHDHM3EPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/6KGZ/HDHM3EPG/FAL6KGZHDHM3EPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/6KGZ/HDHM3EPG/FAL6KGZHDHM3EPG.SMALL.jpg Phiske Here you'll see how I made a sweet set of all leather (minus corn, thread and glue) alphabet bean bags.  No beans included.   My almost two year old has been obsessed with the alphabet.  Sings the song in his crib as he falls asleep, sings it on the potty, and even tries to replace the alphabet wit...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:41:21 PST
Solitary Bee Habitat http://www.instructables.com/id/Solitary-Bee-Habitat/
Solitary Bee Habitat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HIBL/HBXWSD0G/FR6HIBLHBXWSD0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HIBL/HBXWSD0G/FR6HIBLHBXWSD0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR6/HIBL/HBXWSD0G/FR6HIBLHBXWSD0G.SMALL.jpg tjesse While searching for something for my daughter and I to do together on scistarter, I stumbled upon a project involving insects. Kids love insects, so I thought it was an easy way to get her interested in science. The University of Florida is requesting the help of amateur backyard scientis...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:24:37 PST
Glueless PVC joints that stay stuck together but can be taken apart in seconds! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glueless-PVC-joints-that-stay-stuck-together-but-c/
Glueless PVC joints that stay stuck together but can be taken apart in seconds! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/E5DK/HBXWRGUO/FQCE5DKHBXWRGUO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/E5DK/HBXWRGUO/FQCE5DKHBXWRGUO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/E5DK/HBXWRGUO/FQCE5DKHBXWRGUO.SMALL.jpg MechanicalMashup I love PVC pipe and tubing.  You can build awesome projects with it like Trebuchets, Steady cam systems, Light stands, Green houses, and tons more. Its a grownups (and kids) big erector set. But some things are too big to glue together so you want to disassemble them. Problem is sometimes your proje...
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Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:14:32 PST
How to Judge a Contest http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Judge-a-Contest/
How to Judge a Contest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/OG3D/HCB8KFFC/FXOOG3DHCB8KFFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/OG3D/HCB8KFFC/FXOOG3DHCB8KFFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/OG3D/HCB8KFFC/FXOOG3DHCB8KFFC.SMALL.jpg Carleyy At this point you have been asked by the Instructables staff to help judge a contest.  You may be a professional outside of the Instructables community, prolific author, or a past contest winner. Your input as a judge is invaluable to the Instructable community and helps us to run the best contests...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:56:21 PST
Spool Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Spool-Car/
Spool Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/34ND/HAQ3ARGW/FVE34NDHAQ3ARGW.SMALL.jpg Childrens Museum of Houston Make a rubber-band powered wooden racer! A great, pocket-sized toy to explore transformation of energy. Bascially, a precursor to the wind-up car... This is one of the projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston . Produced in partnership ...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:13:59 PST