Instructables: exploring - photos - table-top Tue, 4 Aug 2015 00:37:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser-cut Personalized Chess Board Samosoul Using Illustrator and a Trotec Laser (I made it at Techshop!), I created a personalized, awesome chess board for my son. (My original intention was to also create chess pieces from his favorite video game, Skylanders, but with a little sense in my brain, I abandoned that part. Had i not started thi...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:29:33 PDT
Oman Numeral D6 Dice armored bore A few months ago, a friend posted something on MyFace about artisan wood dice. I wanted to make some myself, but I was disappointed that they used a fancy CNC lathe with far more precision than my puny mortal hands. Still, I wanted to try and make SOMETHING, and there's nothing more tormenting than ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:52:25 PST
Giant Objective Risk Boardgame PotentManic Instructions – Giant Risk (Epic) video link:   Design game board in Photoshop (see diagram 1) • Build vector continents and elements by creating shapes from original map content in smaller images available via google images • Software – Adobe Photoshop • D...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:37:43 PST
Laser cut Ping Pong set victorjung Hi, this is a small, but awesome all in one ping pong set, made of laser cut wood. You can bring in anywhere with you, and can be used, on tables / bench / ground / car roof...., you will always find a place to play with this small and fun ping pong set! You need to cut both .dxf  files. Red lines ...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:32:12 PST
Super Stratego JacobAziza Same board, pieces, as basic rules as regular stratego, except that (almost) all the pieces have special powers: 1 and 2 are powerful enough already 3 (kamikaze) sacrifice it plus a bomb to take out any opponents piece on the board from anywhere 4 (air lift) can switch places with any one bomb or f...
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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:59:52 PDT
Tech Deck Skatepark hillbish123
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Sun, 26 May 2013 17:13:28 PDT
How to Make a Cardstock d20 (with a printer) gpurdy1 I'll show the simple steps in Illustrator, but really all you need to do is print out my finished version on cardstock with a decent color printer, then fold, cut, and glue.
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:09:15 PST
Making a break apart puzzle chessboard - I made it at TechShop San Jose controlledwrinkles I was asked to make a quick and easy chessboard to fit a chess set with pieces that had two inch bases. I designed the original board using Adobe Illustrator, with two and a half inch squares, but realized that it wouldn't fit within the parameters of the lasers here at TechShop San Jose, eighteen i...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:38:33 PST
Mini Tsuro Board Game Sreyo I saw this game on a youtube video a while back and it looked pretty fun to play. The thing is, the game was around $20 to buy and also I wanted something to keep me entertained when I went on vacation. So I came up with a mini version of the game! Complete with: -All 36 game pieces -foldable board...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 16:10:41 PST
Medieval Dungeon Sabsta This is a tutorial on how to make your own medieval torture dungeon. I did this in grade 9 (20120) for a history assignment.  Materials used: -Box  -Paper (lots!) -Glue -Knife  -Cardboard -Tissues  -Wire -Pencil -Pliers -Bottle caps -Scissors  -Brown coloured paper -Brown,yellow, red and black pain...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:07:56 PST
Halloween Candy Sundaes and Decorations BeeZu This is a Fun table decoration and also fun candy treat for the kiddies!!!! and fun to make as well.....:-) Supplies Needed: Lace or themed ribbons Bagged Lifesavers Candies (covered with plastic coverings) Glass or plastic sundae cups - your choice of size Assorted Halloween candies (ie.  chocola...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:40:46 PDT
Add Weight to Chess Pieces GildoCra The quickest way I've found. Consist in using fishing weights made of lead and zinc. First put a little of hot glue to prevent a rattle. Add weight, interspersed with hot glue. Press to stick properly. Finally, cover the bottom with felt fabric. MODEL STAUNTON - MASSIVE POLYETHYLENE HIGH IMPACT K...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:47:18 PDT
Rock, Paper, Scissors - the board game. Kiteman loves a simple game made overly-complicated! Here's my version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, in a set that can be played by two or three players. It's a quick play, ideal for a coffee break in the office (printed on office supplies, of course), in a ...
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:37:37 PDT
Roman Villa, 21st Century tech. steveastrouk This little project was made for a "year 7" history project (age 12) with my son Jonnybo111. It uses techniques from the Instructable and the software tool developed by  "FlightOfIdeas"
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:09:23 PDT
Autonomous Mobile Guns For RPG Games dragnoz The “little zerstorung”. Scale: 28-30mm System: Gods of Steam, World War Weird, Weird Wars Perfect little project for al you RPG Tabletop Gamers. The plans and instructions is available for free to download at These were secret autonomous mobile guns that was developed...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:22:08 PDT
Finger Soccer Sreyo I've always liked making things from one of my favorite materials, cardboard. This was my latest idea, it's a simple game that you can play with friends or just anyone. basically you just take some cardboard boxes, (ex: cereal boxes), and make a boundary and then the goals. And for the ball, you can...
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 11:49:12 PDT
Settlers of Catan card holder scoochmaroo Don't you hate it when you're playing Settlers and your card stacks keep getting messed up and mixed together?  Me too!  Now you can build your own card holder to keep everything neat and organized. My brother designed this set-up and made the plans for it.  I cut it out of 1/8" clear acrylic with ...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:57:57 PDT
Custom Laser Cut Catan Board scoochmaroo I discovered this custom designed Settlers of Catan board on Kickstarter last year and knew I needed to support the project!  For a donation, I got the files to assemble something I could laser cut on our Epilog.  After arranging the files how I wanted (and creating a custom desert tile), I cut, san...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:07:28 PDT
Knitted d20 Dice Bag yoyology When etymike posted his RPG dice tray, I realized that I'd never posted an instructable of what might be my geekiest project, the knitted d20 dice bag. A few years ago I got tired of the standard Crown Royal bag of dice I carried to every gaming session. I thought it would be neat to make something...
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:32:14 PDT
Making [non-wood] Tokens for Games: Use Washers! jacobz_20 I've seen a lot of people making their own gaming boards with custom tokens and cards, etc.  Everyone seems to make their tokens out of wood, which matches their boards that are also made out of wood. But if you don't care that they don't match your other pieces, I have an alternative method: washer...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 14:04:46 PDT
Homemmade Mancala Board with Storage spitfireap I made this mancala board using 2 pieces of 1x2x8 poplar boards, routed with a 3/4" corebox bit.  I first glued the 2 poplar boards together to make a thicker board - I did this so I could drill some holes to store the game pieces in.  I then drew out the areas I would route then hand routed the...
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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:08:45 PST
Easy way to make your own Heroscape game pieces! Davidfz7 This is a low cost and easy way to make your own game pieces for Heroscape. What you will need: Paper (heaver paper works best), cardboard, packing tape, glue, small plastic figures. Making the cards step 1: To get your card the proper shape place an existing Heroscape card onto your sheet of pa...
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 01:47:42 PDT
My failed gaming room eshearer1 At one point this area was going to be my gaming room, but now its just another area to store junk.  I need a place in the house that I can play violent video games or complex board games without my kids running in and getting nightmares or swallowing parts.  Plus, when I have friends come over to p...
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:34:56 PDT
Cardboard Pinball Machine vishalapr Two days ago I felt really bored and after thinking a bit I thought why not make myself one of those cool pinball machines that are there at videogame then I started searching for materials and after a lot of searcch these are the materials I used : Cardboard 6 Chopsticks Duct tape (Re...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 08:38:58 PDT
tech deck stand James368
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:39:51 PDT
Pinball Machines: Themed Comics for Breakfast PlayDoh25 I made a mini pinball machine themed comics for breakfast that you CAN PLAY. Its pretty much easy to build. The hardest part is making the figures in it.  Materials: Cardboard Colored Duct Tape Clay Acrylic Paint Paper (for background) K'Nex Wire Popsickle sticks Small wooden stick Elmer's Wood Glu...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 15:55:59 PDT
Play With Knives - Keep Kids Entertained at a Restaraunt howdoesshewebsite B.O.R.E.D and hungry. Restaurant waiting with 4 kids! The manager comes out to say they are backed up and will be out shortly …what he means is it will be another 30 minutes. So here is the part where we begin to play with knives. Please…they are butter knives and usually extremely dull at rest...
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Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:47:03 PDT
Homemade coin pusher instructions. gamingzombie Ok so far this is my frame for my coin pushing arcade game not finished ofcourse i'll be uploading more pictures and then a video of it of the building of it and the completed project hope you all like it. I'll put a video on my youtube channel thezombiedogg thanks for looking at it.
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Tue, 7 Jun 2011 11:22:19 PDT
Printable Chess paracord junky Chess lovers rejoice, for now you may play any time, any place, as long as you have access to a printer. You Will Need: The provided images a printer Paper Scissors Clear Packing Tape(optional) Just print out the attached images, cut out the mirrored pieces and fold them in half so that the imag...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2011 06:50:52 PDT
Best Monopoly Board Ever Made jtrask1 I made this two years ago, it's a monopoly board that lights up and has sound. everything works by magnetic switches. Magnets were placed in the cars so it triggered the lights and sounds when you landed on the different spaces.
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Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:25:11 PDT
Simple Train Table gdhenson I have 2 sons, one is 3 1/2 and the other is 1 1/2 and the 3 year old is totally out of his mind crazy for Thomas the Tank Engine. He lives, eats and sleeps Thomas and his friends. During one of his many perusals of the Toys R Us catalogs, he stumbled onto the Thomas Train table and it's all he has ...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:18:37 PDT
LAC-LUCK The Dreamy Dryad how to play: Lacluck is a table board game for 3 or more players. Two players team up and while one represents the helper of Kunti, the other is the Spirit of Goodness. The other team forms the Spirit of Evil. GAME STORY: The Pandavas have been caught in the Lac palace which was set on fire, and ...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2011 02:57:53 PDT combine_force
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Tue, 5 Apr 2011 15:31:48 PDT
Super Mario Bros. 3 Beer Pong and Flip Cup Table lithium017 This table is a one of a kind item that took well over 100 hours to produce. I blew up and printed images of over 300 things from Super Mario Bros. 3 and cut them out pixel by pixel. Then I glued them down to a table (yes it does have legs) after painting it a blue shade from SMB3 and then put 6 or ...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:44:14 PDT
Non-linear marquetry chessboard PeterTheUnGreat I made this chessboard for my wife before we were married, when I still had the time to do this sort of thing! I did this because my Dad at the time had acquired an old marquetry process from an elderly friend who's father had been a well respected marquetry craftsman. The Black and white squares ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:25:28 PST
Electronic dice PeterTheUnGreat I made this pair of electronic dice many years ago (probably about 15!). It was a present for my then girlfriend - now my wife (she was not put off by extreme geekiness - thankfully)   They use a single character LCD dot matrix display, the display is about 75mm x 50mm (3" x 2" for non-European r...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:55:20 PST
Toy Cannon Kaptain Kool I built this little metal toy cannon a few weeks ago but didn't take enough pictures to make an instructable.  I made it from balsa wood, 2 pens, and 2 ball bearings.  Anyways, it took me a while to make it and I really hope you enjoy it.
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Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:57:14 PST
Chess Set from bolt and co. NegroJ For Xmas I tried to build and not buy gifts for my friend. So I used some bolt to build chess pieces and some simple wood for the chessboard. I had troubles making rusty the "black" pieces, while the "white" ones are untouched. I also did a big mistake: the square of the chessboard are too small for...
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Sat, 25 Dec 2010 15:39:06 PST
knex basic drum set (non-working) Im_the_knex_god_hail_me title says it all
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:42:33 PDT
Chess Board Safe With Hardware Chess Men Data643 Here is a safe that I made. It uses neodymium magnets as locks for the drawer. The chess men are made out of metal, so they move the magnets, thus locking or unlocking the safe. I credit the idea of this safe to Andrew Lewis' article in Make magazine.
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Thu, 25 Mar 2010 09:16:07 PDT
3D Settlers of Catan Board Game flio191 I made a set on cut out mat board, then used clay to form islands.  I would have mass produced (used silicone and made molds, and then filled them to make resin pieces) but I lacked the time, and had to give them away on craigslist (yes! somebody actually came to get them :D ). Here they are, in th...
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Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:30:22 PST
Shogi Set sparrowheart  A shogi set I made for my cousin for Christmas. The King, Rook, Bishop, and Gold General pieces are engraved; the rest are just painted. The board itself is cut from an old cabinet door and engraved, and the board's feet are made from some poplar bought a while back.
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Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:44:54 PST
Dive! Cribbage Board royshearer This is a cribbage board layout, for engraving into a piece of wood. In the last week in Dundee I managed to get round to doing something that has been plaguing me for about two years: a cribbage board from my friend Suzy. I had already drilled the holes and it took me a while to think up something...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:08:42 PST
Turbo Duel Gauntlet termanis This is a custom made Yugioh 5ds Turbo Duel Gauntlet Made out of common house hold items such as Cardboard and Hot Glue
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Fri, 11 Dec 2009 06:45:01 PST
my board game fordboi4lyf
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Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:14:55 PDT
Rb-79k Ball airbrushed and modified chosenangelx Comment for more info
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Sun, 13 Sep 2009 07:56:41 PDT
Gundam: bb warrior 310 chosenangelx if u want more of this on instrucatbles comment this is my prototype for airbrushing. my first 1. materials are pictured . i do mg for now . ask away!!
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Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:50:00 PDT
Knoebleopoly airsoftjim123 this is basically monopoly but with the theme of my favorite amusement park, Knoebles
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Tue, 28 Jul 2009 17:19:38 PDT
My Best Stronghold Legends Maps Oblivitus My name is {TUS}SAURON on Stronghold Legends, I have made a couple hundred custom maps for the game, and this is a showcase of the best ones. 1-5: King Race 2: Inspired by {LOD}Classic's original king race, this is my all time best map. Teamed players fight through a labrinth of puzzles, defenses, ...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:56:11 PDT
plaster techdeck ramps free running robin plaster tech deck ramps!!!!!
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Sun, 27 Apr 2008 05:01:27 PDT