Instructables: exploring - photos - reuse Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:24:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 iPad Mini Kindle Fire or Playbook Tablet Stand edy Need a few extra tablet stands around the house? Prop up your iPad, Kindle Fire, Playbook or other tablet on this easy-to-make stand which you can make using parts you may have laying around your house! I've included the instructions below. Your parts may vary, but the idea is simple.... Feel free t...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:32:43 PDT
Inexpensive Case for Macbook Pro graydog111 I needed an inexpensive, but very sturdy case for my MacBook Pro (MBP) to carry in my truck.  It needed to be strong enough to fall from the truck cab 6 feet to ground with no damage to the MBP.  I also needed access to the computer without removing it from case. I found a nice used briefcase at a ...
By: graydog111

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:27:01 PDT
Reusable Crayola Candle keithhurly I will teach you how to make a reusable candle out of crayola crayons.  The things you will need are as follows: - Minimum of 4 crayola crayons - Small metal cylinder (can)       - Can opener (if the cylinder still has both faces attached.)       - Make sure that you empty the cylinder of its conte...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:23:07 PDT
Reuse K-Cups as seed starters susan_k So, there has been no shortage of guilt-inducing press-coverage about the wastefulness of K-cups.  And it does seem like a horrible waste in the name of convenience, to use these self-contained, filtered coffee brewers for one-time only. Especially when they have such promising potential for reuse ...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:05:47 PDT
how to make some cool jars kittyboom532 number 1: buried treasure. you need peebles, a sign, and scenery. you put peebles, plants, sign, fill with water, then put fish in number 2: lightning lights. you need lights, flat green marbles, and duct tape. surround the jar with lights, and then you fill the jar with the marbles, then cover the...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:23:17 PDT
Fabric Covered Tin Cans ~ Stationery / Cutlery holder Parvathi SMM To make these fabric covered tins, I used... -A few used tin cans. -Scrap pieces of fabric. -Some ribbons. -Clear white glue. The making is very simple too. You have to... -lay the tin can on its side over the fabric and cut enough material to cover the circumference of the can. -Apply a thin coa...
By: Parvathi SMM

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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:50:57 PDT
How To Make A Wind Turbine Out Of Popsicle Sticks ZebraComet Thanks for watching. Go To For More Videos!
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:40:52 PST
DIY Coke Bottle Vase Parvathi SMM Here's another simple yet beautiful project. These vases look beautiful when kept against a window and when the light falls through them onto the window sill making colorful patterns! To make this vase, you need... A glass coke bottle. Transparent glass paint. Paint Brushes. Making... -Wash the bo...
By: Parvathi SMM

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:34:22 PST
Reusing Bottle Caps vreinkymov This is a pretty simple instructable on how to reuse pill lids. Normally you tear the label off and put some words on the lid. Unfortunately, the lids are typically made out of polypropylene, which is horrible at accepting any kind of "permanent marker" markings. They wear off easily. To get around...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:47:07 PST
Foot Warmer - Amazingly Easy To Make MemberOFinstructables MAKE A COZY FOOT WARMER IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES WITH THINGS YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW...      1) Get a bed pillow (remove some of the filling if it's too thick)      2) Fold the pillow in half so the small sides touch (like folding a wallet).      3) Fasten the corners together with safety pins or snaps...
By: MemberOFinstructables

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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:44:52 PST
Modding trash can to take plastic shopping bag - recycling at its best Hieu I have one of those steel trash can that can be purchased from any big box store - mine happened to be from the sweedish based furniture store that you assemble yourself -- starts with an "I" and end with an "A". I modded it to accept plastic shopping bags so I dont have to buy trash bags for it. Wo...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:31:44 PST
DIY Magnetic Notepad and Pencil Parvathi SMM Recently, I have been thinking what I could do with all those promotional magnetic stickers that get dropped on my doorstep. I was sure that I wasn't going to put them up anywhere so, I was thinking of alternate was of using them and I came up with this idea of making my own magnetic notepad for t...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 06:45:08 PST
Recycle Old Board Games ctx1985 First off, I have to give my wife credit for this one. She works teaching ESL to different age groups from the age of about two to thirteen. The other day, one of her coworkers was throwing out some old board games that were missing some pieces and she asked for them.  Obviously, not all board game...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:42:00 PST
FireLine spindle miwin1000 This spindle is made to hold a roll of Fireline for easy unwinding or use. I use the Fireline for making jewelry and don't want to spend a lot of time taking the line off the roll. Materials: Aluminum can, rinsed marbles, rocks, beans, or other weighting material a pen an awl or something sharp and ...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:32:25 PST
Gazebo from Satellite Dish graydog111 This is a gazebo I made several years ago out of an old 10 ft fiberglass satellite dish when they became obsolete.  It was either do that or make it into a fish pond or the world's biggest birdbath.  I removed the dish from it's mount and dug holes and set the railroad cross ties.  I could have use...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:31:33 PST
Hollowed Out Book Secret Compartment Rose Winchester I found out that it's really easy to make a hollowed out book! So I thought I'd share it with you guys. (Although it is messy and you have to let it dry overnight) Materials: Thick, hardcover book in relatively good shape that you don't mind destroying and won't look too out of place on a bookshelf...
By: Rose Winchester

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:08:44 PST
Iron on Patches Nomad-Creations So I had this favorite cut up tee that was overworn, but I was still in love with the front graphic and wanted to give it a new life in my wardrobe! So I bought some Heat n Bond - or known as stitch witch.  I bought the no sew kind, but next time may get the sewing version so I can  give the patch ...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 02:04:19 PST
DIY Sphero nubby cover Bagie 1. GET SOME BALLOONS!2. AND SCISSORS 3. AND A SPHERO 1.0 OR 2.0First, cut of th thiner part of the balloon. Once you have done that, just put it on your Sphero and stretch it. Than just wash it, so that dust comes off and you are ready to go! This will provide better traction and will protect your S...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:42:50 PST
The simplest version of bags using T- shirt ancyans Bag made out of my sleeveless top. No sewing Things You'll Need ============== Scissors T-shirt Ribbon(optional) At the bottom of the shirt cut slits about every inch through both layers long enough that you will be able to tie them twice. I tied crossways too, also used a ribbon to  to add beauty...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:06:37 PST
DIY TOMS Pillow cjmahr More dorm DIYs! Here's a decorative TOMS pillow. Simple DIY. Materials: -TOMS bag (or two flags) - Needle/Thread - Stuffing (I used shredded foam pieces) 1. Sew the bag half way. 2. Stuff with foam. 3. After the bag if filled to your liking, sew the bag closed. Aaaand BOOM. Simple. Easy. DIY. Goodl...
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 06:05:15 PST
Fix Old Clogged Cartridges shahbazali4u I have an HP Deskjet 1000 since 1.5 Yrs and I am still using original cartridges and they still work great. The problem with Inkjet Cartridges is that if you refill them with cheap ink they clog if you do not use them twice or thrice every week and sometimes this is not possible. I have found a solu...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 23:34:03 PST
Old t-shirt & shredded paper= dog/floor pillow firedancer57 Recycle an old t-shirt and shredded paper into a really nice dog/floor pillow. From first stitch to stuffing to finish was just about a half hour.  
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:26:35 PST
Use an Old Wetsuit to Make a Beer Coozie techshopzack This is a quick and easy way to make a beer coozie out of an old wetsuit. Courtesy of: Needed: An old wetsuit Very sharp scissors (I used fabric scissors) Sharpie A sheet of paper Aquseal (or other neoprene repair contact cement) Beer/S...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 14:28:02 PST
MY Instructables skhan87 I CREATED A STEERING WHEEL SET FOR PC GAMES i want to buy steering wheel set but I don't have money to buy those kewl Logitech steering wheel for pc games, I decided to create one using potentiometer for steering and my old pc controller . and now im enjoying my own steering wheel with any racing g...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:05:17 PST
Refurbished wine Barrel Crown Artwork mass37 I had a few wine barrel staves and decided to make it look like a crown. I screwed in the staves on top and bottom. Then I took my daughter's old train set and nailed that to the wall to connect on top. The fleur de lis parts are made from cardboard and spray painted. The light behind the bottom par...
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 17:13:14 PST
Sock-wrapped stationery holder ckw Don't you hate it when you have a hole in a sock and you don't know what to do with it? Here is an idea what you can do with an old sock and a tin can. Turn it into a neat looking stationery holder. 1) You will need an old sock and a can. 2) Cut the sock into two. 3) Wrap the can with the ankle sect...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:14:20 PST
How to make a foot stool or chair from recycled paint cans Alice Tamani This is the first of four stools that I made more than 2 months ago.  They are in daily use as dining chairs and general chairs, rather than footstools, as we don't have a couch on which to sit on so that we can use them as footstools - never mind!  They really get used heavily with three teenagers ...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:49:14 PST
Stereo Speaker Storage Cabinet kwiggins4 Turn your old wooden stereo speakers into storage cabinets. Ok folks, here is how you recycle old stereo speakers. I finally got around to doing the second one. Here they are. The cool thing is the speaker covers still attach to hide the contents. Now, just use whatever tool you need to remove the e...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:00:41 PDT
Casa construida con botellas plasticas y de vidrio blkhawk English version Estos son imágenes de casas que fueron construidas con botellas plásticas y de vidrio.
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:46:11 PDT
Terrarium joconer I saw a coffe pot in the trash bin, it was still ok, no cracks. So i thought of either making it into an aquarium or a terrarium, i did the latter.:)So i picked up a few weeds & pebbles & moss along the way, (i have potting plant soil in my hoüse already) cleaned them & started planting/arranging & ...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:34:40 PDT
Turn two plastic bottles and a hanger into the world’s best DIY bicycle fenders! pandoheas The most sophisticated, durable, efficient, simple, discreet, reliable, unique, soundless (not more clanking), light, eco-friendly, good looking bicycle fenders in the world. And they are free  :) Am I exaggerating? Let's see! UPDATE: After six months of everyday use in the city (loads of rain), i...
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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:17:11 PDT
Texas Flag Scarydad Had some old fence planks laying around. Made something.
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:24:29 PDT
Ammo Can 12V Power Supply - Updated! Grunambulax This is a simple power supply.  I had some 12V batteries from an old alarm system and telephone backup system.  I simply wired them in parallel and wired in a power outlet and alligator clips.  I currently use the alligator clips to attach the batteries to a trickle charger.  When not charging I put...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:19:33 PDT
Floppy Disk bag spacepirate04 My floppy disk bag inspired by I made mine smaller and easier to carry.  I used 26 disk linking them together by following Imanalchemist template. I used about three coat hangers to make the rings.I wrapped the wire around a screw driver shaft and cut...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:41:17 PDT
Scrap Wood to Centrifuge Atakan Atamert I decided to recycle scrap wood and turn them into a powerful centrifuge. Making process is pretty straight forward, detailed info on pictures. Materials;    -Gearmotor with high rpm    -Size M Panel-mount Coaxial DC Power Jack    -SPST Switch    -Pipe Clamp    -Wire    -Scrap Wood    -Adjustabl...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:51:37 PDT
Shapelock / Polymorph plastic - Key Repair c0ffeepowder use mouldable plastic to repair ur key!
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 02:45:58 PDT
Make a Homemade Vase ajensen19 Materials: empty soda bottle, scissors, hands. Procedure: 1. Take your soda bottle and drink all the soda to make it an empty soda bottle. 2. Going from the top of the bottle, going down to where the curved part meets up with the straight part, stop there and cut all the way around there. 3. Cut...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:10:13 PDT
Vodka bottle Lamp ashuinfy You just need a spare empty VODKA bottle and one 1W or more LED lamp
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 14:34:23 PDT
Sugru cable construction hfxmakerspace Hooking up random electronics sometimes requires a bit of cable hacking. We soldered up a bit of a mess to get our ancient pen-plotter working. Tidying up and insulating the parallel plug was quick and easy with Sugru. The result looks much better than the mess of cables we started with.
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:03:41 PDT
Scraping together a laptop charger Eman72 I accidentally left my laptop charger in another city. Being a laptop addict, I needed my charger, so I made my own (sorta) An interesting thing to note: Since I was using my grandma's charger and my brothers extension, I couldn't actually do anything destructive to either piece. (This includes sol...
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 20:19:38 PDT
Easy vase from bottle and crocheted lace lalakenne A few years back, I bought several crocheted lace ornaments on a fleamarket. They were really cheap and the old lady happy to sell them - classical win-win, I'd say! But what to do with them??? Some of them I used to embellish notebooks, some where still in my room when I came back from the wedding ...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:57:05 PDT
Broken\missing switch on Jabra Bluetooth 530 headset y2kgtp I had a few year old Jabra headset that the power switch broke on.  It worked perfectly fine otherwise, it was just stuck in the "On" position all the time. It was past warranty, and Jabra does not offer a replacement part, so I simply took it apart (the case pries open if your careful) and noticed...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:58:37 PDT
Destillation apparatus Mr.Hyde Every time I go to the Austrian Alps, I found these cool copper destillation apparatuses (apparati? ...whatever) and I really wanted to have them. Only problem: they cost about 500 euros as a minimum. So I thought: I can make that! Next thing I know I found myself buying copper pipes, a copper vase...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 02:56:47 PDT
Toilet paper roll art kalireagan You will need: 1 Several toilet paper and paper towel rolls (I'm not sure how many I needed total, I worked on the project little by little as I collected them). 2 Tape measure 3 Pen 4 Scissors 5 Hot glue gun 6 Spray paint Step 1: Fold toilet paper/paper towel roll in half and mark them every half ...
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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 14:27:22 PDT
book strap dbrenek fun simple small project to keep your book closed.sorry forgot to add rubber band in pic.
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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:35:22 PDT triumphman
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:21:39 PDT
Sugru for miscellaneous use/design ZeWeX During the instructables build night with Sugru at LambaLabs Hackerspace, we came up with many ideas "spaghetti": 1- Redesign a cola can for storing and pouring contents (a pitcher) 2- Fix a microphone headset 3- Fix a broken eyeglass and make a new look with sugru 4- Make a magnetic button for a s...
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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 13:23:56 PDT
Old book upcycle: disguised purse piggleliggle Made this for one of my school assignments, where we had to come up with jewellery or accessories from recycled or sustainable materials.  Based on this blog post, except when I went to Salvos and Vinnies, I couldn't find a clutch in the same size as my thrifted book. Thus, I spent a good day sewin...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 02:57:27 PDT
Sugru fix for key fob richspoon After breaking my car's keyfob - i used Sugru to re-close the broken loop and give it a soft bumper shell on the back.
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:37:11 PDT
Arduino board made Lego-compatible with Sugru P2P Lab Arduino board specially customized using sugru, so as to be Lego compatible. Sugru is placed at the bottom of the plastic base and a Lego baseplate attached on it.
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:54:14 PDT