Instructables: exploring - photos - science Sun, 2 Aug 2015 19:53:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rain water and well water purification unit dinesh43  ADVANTAGES: Purifies both rain water and well water Well water can be purified in absence of rain Natural purifier is used which reduces cost Direct u v rays get contact with water which kills microorganisms present in water For huge water to purify this model is good . Chlorine can be added in sto...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 22:48:50 PST
Algae Experiment jcrome I have conducted several experiments with growing algae in my backyard. I wanted to see how algae would grow in different conditions. I first grew algae in one container in fresh water, and noticed it grew very slowly, unlike in normal pond water. I noticed the same later after separating the algae ...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:25:50 PST
Tesla Coil (Lit a lamp wirelessly) sheariahna Homemade mini Tesla Coil. It is mini but i can lit a fluorescent lamp What you need 1. Magnet wire 0.2 mm 2.  PVC pipe 3.  Alumunium foil 4.  Magic twist tie 5.  Stick (like ice cream stick or other stick) 6.  Glue gun 7.  Solder 8.  Fly swatter 9.  Clear coat 10.  Screwdriver 11.   Reguler wire 1...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:55:42 PST
How to Pick a Science Fair Project scienceprojects 1. Make a list of topics that interest you such as renewable energy, electronics etc. 2. Research your options by going to sites such as and 3. Make another list of all of the projects that interest you. 4. Cross off projects that are too t...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:36:24 PST
Molding With Liquid Paste Starch yazdanian1 Materials Requirements : 1.Powder Corn(or Starch) 2 Spoons 2.Glue Wood 1.5 spoons 3.Glycerine A few drops 4.Lemon Juice 1 spoon 5.water (Arbitrary ..The trait depends) 1 with2 and 2 with 3 4 and final water    Can be mixed. now your Liquid ready. just  throw at Format. and wait until Drying and ha...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 02:26:08 PST
Elephant's toothpaste Dave44 Two students at KIh Decided to try out a cool experiment and try out the elephant's toothpaste project. You mix : 30% hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution, saturated potassium iodide (KI) solution, liquid dishwashing detergent, food coloring 150 mL graduated cylinder After you pour in the Saturated po...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:43:06 PST
Electronic Pendulum Made Into Brushless Motor JimRD I had built this electronic pendulum for an earlier project and decided to make it into a single pole brushless motor by doubling the length of the armature and adding magnets to both ends. After balancing the armature it worked first try. Slow running motor, abut 60 RPM and very little torque thoug...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:06:31 PST
Baking Soda and Vinegar vs Diet Coke and Mentos Reactions GraceAndTali Today we're comparing two experiments. Diet Coke and Mint Mentos which is a physical experiment, and Baking Soda and Vinegar which is a chemical reaction. We're going to see which has a larger eruption, and we predict the Diet Coke and Mentos will. To start, we need the supplies; Baking Soda, Vineg...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:39:50 PST
Steam Powered Vacuum ajensen19 Materials: bottle, container, water, microwave, gloves Procedure: 1. Fill up a bowl with water. 2. Put a little water in a bottle a microwave it for a fair length of time so that the water vaporizes so a vacuum can be created. 3. Put on gloves and put the mouth of the bottle into the water and w...
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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:55:12 PST
electron trajectory shabir3449 I had simulate trajectory of electron n = 92; load('EHField_3D_5to15fs.mat'); xx(1)=0; yy(1)=y(40); zz(1)=332*10^-9; vx(1) = 0; vy(1) = 0; vz(1) = 10^6; for i=2:n speed = vt(xx(i-1),yy(i-1),zz(i-1),vx(i-1),vy(i-1),vz(i-1),i-1); vx(i) = speed(1,1); vy(i) = speed(1,2); vz(i) = speed(1,3); position...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:28:14 PST
Finishing Details for the Electrostatic Turbine brazilero2008    Finishing details for my electrostatic turbine (EST) described in a previous tutorial ( are provided here. The EST is a motor that uses a high voltage DC power supply, such as a Van de Graaff generator, high poten...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:54:12 PST
How to Perform Hands-Only CPR on Adults walters8 Materials Needed: An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) with pads and a working battery. When Appropriate: When an ADULT is found to be unresponsive (different instructions must be used for young children and infants). Note: "Hands-Only" means that you will perform compressions (explained below)...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:10:37 PST
Glove Bag for DIY Biology marshallpeck Glove boxes, flow hoods and the economical glove bag are important tools for creating a sterile environment. This is an alternative to making a glove box and is several times more effective when using ozone a sterile gas to inflate the bag. We used a 3D printer to make the rings that hold the glov...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 00:55:35 PDT
How To Make A Battery Hand Warmer chupp boys First get a nine volt battery.then get a paperclip and electric tape cove the paperclip with the tape when the paperclip is straight.then bend the paperclip to fit in each whole at the top of the tape one of ends of the paperclip to one of the battery wholes. Last when you want the bat...
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:01:36 PDT
Propeller Driven Pendulum JimRD This is a simple project using a toy motor with propeller to drive a pendulum. The problem I encountered while making the mechanism was how to drive the motor only when the pendulum was going forward. To do that I made a simple mechanical contact switch with the conductive wire only on one side of a...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:36:29 PDT
How Combination Lock Works? I Made it at TechShop. John_TS_DTW Background:      Many are curious on how safe are these combination locks?  Does it take an expert to unlock these combination locks?  How does combination locks works?  How can it be improved and become hack proof?   This instructables is inspired by youtube video "Easily Hack a Combination Lock" h...
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:25:30 PDT
Dynamo gauravclb96 Consider a coil of fine insulated wire wound on a plastic or cardboard tube. Connect the ends of the coil to a DC milliammeter or galvanometer (for demonstration purposes!). A center-zero meter is preferred for this demonstration. Now take a bar magnet and thrust the magnet into the coil. The meter ...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:56:26 PDT
DIY Orthographic Sphere justn1185 My orthographic sphere is a DIY astronomy tool that "accurately" tracks our sun and local constellations.  Depending on your steady hands, it's reliable year-round for the next thousand-thousand years (give or take a millennium or two). This is my first attempt at an educational tool so I decided t...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 20:17:06 PDT
Intro to Bio-hacking. The trans-humanism primer. Cyborg-lite. ixisuprflyixi Short primer. First lets start off by defining some key components of bio-hacking.  Bio-hacking is part of the trans-humanist movement and trans-humanism is just achieving something beyond human abilities, be they, intellectual or physical or even spiritual.  Like any well known movement there are c...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 19:49:06 PDT
Simple method of getting a spark plug to spark r570sv   Purpose I was working on a Halloween prop that was going to have a flame shoot out of it periodically so I needed some type of igniter to light the flammable liquid that would produce the flame.  My first thought was to use a spark plug to do the job.  I have a lot ...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:24:49 PDT
Make a Rube Goldberg Machine! jill710 This How-To Video shows you how to make your own Rube Goldberg machine! A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of simple machines that work together to perform one simple task. It was coined by a famous cartoonist, Rube Goldberg, whose cartoons showed numerous...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:35:48 PDT
Prosthetics Modification for Pain Relief of Pressure Points lamedust Working on this for a while now but I have made some progress that I'd like to share. Not finished because the hacked solution still causes some pain, but this is helping my cousin Zaid with the pain that his prosthetic is giving him. While in Iraq last April I came across my cousin Zaid. Zaid's an...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:37:34 PDT
Pringles Wind Tunel Misac-kun Hello Everyone! Showing out this wind tunel I made from scratch at a tedious night, it dryed Mint leaves in 48h and they were cracker dry! At first I used a USB plug as a power source but after the first test run I changed to a wall wart.
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:58:28 PDT
YM - Submarines abugslife99 This weekend I wanted to make something with my 6 year old daughter and her friends. It was a nice warm day so we settle on submarines. The exercise was quite simple: Bottle Stones Balloon Rubber tubing Put the stones into the bottle to make it sink to the bottom of th...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:33:41 PST
KCA Science Club "Van De Graaff" KCAscienceclub This is a simple Van De Graaff generator.  We used a 6-inch piece of plastic pipe 30 inches long; an oscillating fan motor bolted directly to bottom of pipe which had a nice long shaft where a plastic bed roller was driven into it tightly.  Another plastic bed roller bolted to the top with 1/4 40 th...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:23:43 PST
Test Tube Stirling Engine Parcgwyn Above is a short video clip of a simple test tube stirling engine using glass marbles as the displacer and a glass syringe as the power piston. This simple Stirling engine was built from materials that are available in most school science labs and can be used to demonstrate a simple heat eng...
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:08:39 PST
Curiously Strong, Clear Skies- Astronomy Altoids Tin Flashlight envirolutionary What another Altoids flashlight? Yes, yes indeed. I wanted to share some of the things I have made because of the Instructables community! I made this flashlight for a star party I attended. I have made a few modifications, as this was my first rendition. I used the “Make an Altoids Flashlight” i...
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:41:43 PST
Wind Lantern lonte  In this project, we’ll build a small, vertical-axis wind turbine, or VAWT for short. These are not as efficient as their horizontal-axis cousins, but they are better suited to urban environments where wind can come from all different directions. Normally, when you give electricity to a motor, i...
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Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:00:56 PST
SOLAR-PANEL WINDMILL ajose4 hi today i am presenting you a windmill that is connected to solar panel , you must be wondering how the solar panel will absorb the sunlight it is easy in your seventh grade you must have studied about sea breeze and land breeze.When the wind comes the back axil will spin into the direction of the ...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:29:15 PST
two ways to make a cheap hail pad team-America materials  1. Styrofoam cups 2. 8 tent stakes they are reusable 3. 12x12" card board piece 4. aluminum foil heavy duty 5. hot glue 6. duct tape     the thing that makes this cheaper is it takes a lot less foam. 1.first check and see how many cups will fit then cut about 2 inches of each one and add ...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:11:18 PST
Moonlight In A Jar Defractal Items Required: 1 Empty, clean and dry jar 1 Blue Glow Stick 1 Tsp of diamond glitter (any will do if you can't get any) 1 Pair of gloves 1 Pair of scissors or sharp knife Steps: 1) Put 1/3 teaspoon of glitter in the bottom of the jar. 2) Put on the gloves 3) RE-READ STEP 2!!! 4) Take the scissors ...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:40:01 PST
EEG and the Force lievn_m We invented an apparatus that simulates the Force. Using a wireless EEG headset and a home automation module, the wearer of the device is able to control ambient lighting in the room, with the aim to see the dark side of the room. In addition to that, the wearer can control a flock of particles by ...
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Sat, 15 Dec 2012 13:45:10 PST
Baking Soda & Vinegar djrunner29 The supplies you will need for this experiment with baking soda and vinegar is first a plastic canister, preferably one with a whole in the cap to make it easier to put the baking soda in. Second is vinegar and baking soda the two main supplies. Lastly a little water to soften the baking soda. 
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:12:33 PST
Micro Wool Coat noapkaplan This is a wool coat structured to resemble magnified wool fibers: 100 microns: 1 inch.  Wool creates a complex network of interlocking scaly fibers. At a macroscopic scale, these intricate systems of filaments manifest as flexible, durable surfaces, which provide insulation and circulation. While i...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:47:40 PST
Calculator Coded with Python Hammock Boy After learning a bit about the programming language Python, I though that it would be neat to try and replicate some of the math that they Python shell does with a GUI. While I clearly did not match the shell's performance my calculator adds a few helpful shortcuts such as the numbers "pi" and "e" a...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:35:31 PDT
air +solar car mak911 this car runs on the air pressure and the pressure pushes the turbine and the car moves while moving it creates  energy to light up our headlight and the solar panel collects energy all energy and because our air is limited in case of emergency car runs on solar power this is totally non polutionary...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 06:50:37 PDT
Thermoforming Plastic mustmovie STEP 1: You need to have a model in high densitiy foam before you can start STEP 2: Put the model in the machine STEP 3: Lower the platform where you've putted your model on STEP 4: Put a plastic sheet on the machine (this one is 2mm thick) and fasten it STEP 5: Start heathing the sheet STEP 6: Chec...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 08:19:41 PDT
Weather Station Roof Mount creativeinstrumental After a severe thunderstorm damaged the existing weather station mount on the roof of our Science building, I decided that a new mount was in order. The base is pressure-treated 4x4 lumber, with 12' of unistrut making up the mast. Three stainless steel cables connect the mast to sleds containing 300...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 12:11:50 PDT
Simple Skull Display EricRaines  Before I begin I would like to note that this instructable does not condone killing animals in the sake of later displaying them. I acquire my specimens from nature without killing them; AKA scavenging. This Instructable was not made to discuss the ethics of killing animals for display or profit, r...
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:37:36 PDT
lava lamp Smkjallad first you a cup of water with oil. second step add to it some drops of food color. third step add too salt
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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:45:36 PDT
Homemade Solar Viewer (HSV) lionmartyn333 Homemade Solar Viewer Solar viewer is very easy to make. but We Need, 1. 2' A4 Size Paper  = Take a paper and make perfect circle on paper and cut the paper in perfect diameter. 2. Plastic Board = Here, again take a board and make little bit big circle and make a hole on it and then put paper on a ...
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Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:45:09 PDT
Transhumanist Appendage Addition Device frenzy The following project was my Final Project for my "Electronics and Robotics" class at San Francisco State University in the "Conceptual Information Arts" department.  Here is my artist's statement for the piece: ""Primitive Transhumanism #2: Sixth Finger" Glove, Arduino, Code, Electrical Wire, Serv...
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 12:30:52 PDT
Pictures I took today(June 5th, 2012) of the Venus Transit trevorcgross These pictures aren't very good quality, but they are better than nothing.  These were taken in Buffalo, NY, USA from 6:00pm to 7:30pm EST.
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:40:21 PDT
30 ROCKETS for $5 !!!!!!! Toga_Dan Learning objectives: Physics: Newton's 3rd Law- Every action has an equal and opposite reaction Aerodynamics: The center of gravity must be forward of the center of pressure, or it wont fly straight. (fins in the back, weight in front) Economics: Added value. You could spend $10 on a kit, or PENNI...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:56:03 PDT
perpetual motion wheel kodavinci this is the leonardo da vinci's motion wheel combined with other perpetual factors to make it more accurate and faster.  "Can't figure-out how to make another step so, i'll just type my comments and steps here." i noticed that those perpetual wheels tend to stop or run ruff.  therefore i adjusted ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:06:08 PDT
EEG "Coral" headband dukode I'm working on a series of fanciful electroencephalography (EEG) headbands to be used for a science planetarium game. The subject of the game may be ocean acidification, and these headbands are adorned with 3D printed clips that resemble flowering plants, anemones, and coral. A 3D clip over each ear...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:42:13 PDT
MONKEY HUNTER PHYSICS! EASIER GUN Toga_Dan Learning objective: acceleration of gravity is independent of horizontal movement. An object traveling sideways falls at the same rate as an object dropped straight down In my instructable "Monkey Hunter Physics!", which involves an advanced build,  I said I'd include pics of the simpler gun build ...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:30:55 PDT
SR 71 GabooR This was made with ProE
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Tue, 29 May 2012 23:13:20 PDT
Leaf inspire canopy antipaxx44 Solidworks designed, modeled from nature. very rigid structure at less weight and material costs
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Sat, 19 May 2012 12:18:33 PDT
Leaf inspired bridge antipaxx44 Solidworks model of a bridge that can span up to 6 lanes of traffic with no central support along with height clearances on 15 feet. A very ridged structure that minimizes weight factors along with environmental. this is just a model for testing
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Sat, 19 May 2012 12:18:33 PDT