Instructables: exploring - science - electricity - science http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:52:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Model 1882 Wireless Telephone http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Model-1882-Wireless-Telephone/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:12:37 PDT
Make Silver-Colored Pennies! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Silver-Colored-Pennies/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:09:31 PDT
How to make conductive play dough. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-conductive-play-dough/
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Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:07:59 PST
Electricity Generating Kite! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Kite/
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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:09:03 PDT
Copper plating made easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-plating-made-easy/
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Sun, 8 May 2011 20:26:58 PDT
Generator Demonstration from Cordless Drill http://www.instructables.com/id/Generator-Demonstration-from-Cordless-Drill/
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Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:49:03 PDT
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lightning-Wand-a-Handheld-Van-de-Graaff-Genera/
DIY Lightning Wand -- A Handheld Van de Graaff Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/248I/G61ASDY7/FSB248IG61ASDY7.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon Most instructions for building a Van de Graaff generator (VDG) are for tabletop models; however VDGs grounded through a person work well enough to make a handheld version possible. The Fun Fly Stick, a popular toy, is an example of a handheld VDG. This instructable will show you how to make your own...
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Tue, 2 Mar 2010 02:33:54 PST
Will It Fry - Dollhouse (The Geek Group) http://www.instructables.com/id/Will-It-Fry-Dollhouse-The-Geek-Group/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/OG1L/G5X4M9PL/FWIOG1LG5X4M9PL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/OG1L/G5X4M9PL/FWIOG1LG5X4M9PL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/OG1L/G5X4M9PL/FWIOG1LG5X4M9PL.SMALL.jpg thermoelectric During this installment of "Will It Fry", Chris will be frying Tysk's old doll house. It stands up remarkably well. The arc is generated by a 75,000V transformer, which is capable of a 1A output. This is part of a long series of Will It Fry videos by The Geek Group. You can check out the rest of th...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:33:45 PST
How to Electroplating A Quarter http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroplating-A-Quarter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VR83/FBU346T1/F8OVR83FBU346T1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VR83/FBU346T1/F8OVR83FBU346T1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8O/VR83/FBU346T1/F8OVR83FBU346T1.SMALL.jpg kentchemistry.com Quarters are nice and silvery. What if they looked like a big penny? This video shows you how to electroplate metal objects. How to Electroplate a Quarter Attach a piece of copper (a penny should work) to the positive + end of a battery Attach the quarter to the negative end - Fill a beaker/glass w...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:41:39 PST
How to Demonstrate Temperature Properties of Muscle Wire (Nitinol) http://www.instructables.com/id/Muscle-Wire-Nitinol-Electrocuted/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/ZFQ7/FBU346TV/FRMZFQ7FBU346TV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/ZFQ7/FBU346TV/FRMZFQ7FBU346TV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/ZFQ7/FBU346TV/FRMZFQ7FBU346TV.SMALL.jpg kentchemistry.com Sometimes called the Smart Alloy, Muscle Wire or Memory Metal, is an alloy that "remembers" it shape. You can reshape the wire, but when heated it returns to the preset shape. Ever wonder how someone bends a spoon with their mind? Same metal. This demo straighten the spring so it is suined. Then at...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2008 20:25:59 PST