Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - light - simple http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:45:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Power led flasher-simple,powerfull and effective!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-led-flasher-simplepowerfull-and-effective/
Power led flasher-simple,powerfull and effective!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari hii guys,yesterday i was searching the internet for a flasher or strobe which i would use to slow motion photography or simply fun!!! ;) but i couldnt find any cheap and reliable alternative for those professional strobe light.then a thought struck in my mind that probably i could make one at home u...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:00:20 PDT
LED using USB cable http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-using-USB-cable/
LED using USB cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/PEGC/I8SLP7SW/FX2PEGCI8SLP7SW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/PEGC/I8SLP7SW/FX2PEGCI8SLP7SW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/PEGC/I8SLP7SW/FX2PEGCI8SLP7SW.SMALL.jpg TrầnB No introNothing to say Just Flashlight using USB cableJust simple =]] Materials knife (or stripper)tape LED (3V) LED (5V) Resistor (110V) or 2x resistor (220V 100ohm -parallel connect) Usb cable (default 5V) Power source Process Strip the wirePower wire is red and black one Red is anonde Black...
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:12:17 PDT
Drink-ie, LED nite lite in a bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Drink-ie-LED-nite-lite-in-a-bottle/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:46:26 PST
simple ultra bright flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-ultra-bright-flashlight/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 19:33:28 PST
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
DIY designer plywood swing http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-swing/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:25:02 PST
Fun & Easy Mason Jar Mosaics http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Easy-Mason-Jar-Mosaics/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 07:52:01 PST
Simple 3x3x3 LED Cube with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-3x3x3-LED-Cube-with-Arduino/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:23:33 PST
Light Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Printer/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:32:28 PST
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Pipe-Lamp/
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:16:16 PST
Cheap PVC Pipe desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-PVC-Pipe-desk-lamp/
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:03:45 PST
Floating Logo http://www.instructables.com/id/Floating-Logo/
Floating Logo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y45J/I3U1U3HQ/F60Y45JI3U1U3HQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y45J/I3U1U3HQ/F60Y45JI3U1U3HQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F60/Y45J/I3U1U3HQ/F60Y45JI3U1U3HQ.SMALL.jpg Rajat Cool This is my first 'ible And i want to devote this to the site...This is about how to make your logo look interesting...I have used leds to make the water glow on which the logo will float...So I am going to start with some basic materials...Lets Begin Materials Required... Here's A list of materia...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:19:00 PST
Low Cost Light Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Light-Diffuser/
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 11:55:55 PST
Day Night Sun Sensor made of Potentiometer LED LDR no microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Day-Night-Sun-Sensor-made-of-Potentiometer-LED-LDR/
Day Night Sun Sensor made of Potentiometer LED LDR no microcontroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/IYK2/I1T48XO2/FXDIYK2I1T48XO2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/IYK2/I1T48XO2/FXDIYK2I1T48XO2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/IYK2/I1T48XO2/FXDIYK2I1T48XO2.SMALL.jpg bastelking This is a tutorial for building a sensor, that indicates day, night and light intensity. Materiallist & Schematics What you need:Power Source (USB TTL Module 3,3V OUT)BreadboardJumper WirePotentiometer ( to trigger sensibility of dark sensor)3 X LED in prefered colour3 X LDRPlug all together as s...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:41:17 PDT
Simple Decorative Batman Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Decorative-Batman-Light/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:12:56 PDT
Jeep tail light armor http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeep-tail-light-armor/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:55:11 PDT
Simple LED Cube 4x with Arduino/328p http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Cube-4x-with-Arduino328p/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:48:35 PDT
Simple seashell LED night light or mood lamp (w/LED driver circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-seashell-LED-night-light-or-mood-lamp-wLED-/
Simple seashell LED night light or mood lamp (w/LED driver circuit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/KRKO/HZOKZVBW/F8ZKRKOHZOKZVBW.SMALL.jpg dudes So this is a two-part instructable, the first being the LED driver circuit, (don't worry, it's very simple) the second part being the physical lamp. This is an extremely flexible design, just about any LED can be used, and just about any, low power, power source, including USB. Also, I decided to us...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:18:43 PDT
Super Simple Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Flashlight/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:09:31 PDT
Comic Book Themed Side Table (that lights up!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Comic-Book-Themed-Side-Table-that-lights-up/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:53:57 PDT
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Simple-and-Easily-Made/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
Simplest Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Line-Follower/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:09:49 PDT
Minimalistic LED wall light http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-LED-wall-light/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 11:28:06 PDT
Kitchen Led Bar lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-home-improvement-Led-lights/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:04:03 PDT
Glow in the dark duct tape solar path light Sierpinski Pyramid Array style http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-dark-duct-tape-solar-path-light-Sierpi/
Glow in the dark duct tape solar path light Sierpinski Pyramid Array style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/KUMQ/HW0FZ61O/FYIKUMQHW0FZ61O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/KUMQ/HW0FZ61O/FYIKUMQHW0FZ61O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYI/KUMQ/HW0FZ61O/FYIKUMQHW0FZ61O.SMALL.jpg kcutd05 Super simple fast table lamp. Glow in the dark tape or paint and solar path light Hi everyone,I just got my order from Shapeways (So cool!!! thank you) it came out very well. I had an idea on how to display your orders.Here is my thought, It would make a great conversation starter if you display ...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:36:02 PDT
Beautiful tap-light night-light http://www.instructables.com/id/Beautiful-tap-light-night-light/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 22:47:53 PDT
Make Any Light Switch a Magnetic Key Holder (VIDEO) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Any-Light-Switch-the-Perfect-Key-Holder-Light/
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Thu, 22 May 2014 15:28:59 PDT
9-Volt Star Jar (or Portable Night Light) from Old Walkie-Talkies http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Volt-Star-Jar-or-Portable-Night-Light-from-Old-W/
9-Volt Star Jar (or Portable Night Light) from Old Walkie-Talkies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SMALL.jpg Adalei I'm gonna be honest with you guys, I'm 24 years old and I still need a night light sometimes. I've had plenty of time to look into all sorts of lights, be it motion-controlled, light-sensitive, changeable brightness, etc., but none have had the charm or usefulness to suit my tastes. None of them are...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 13:32:42 PDT
Reclaimed Wood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Wood-Light/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:34:43 PDT
Glow in the Dark lamp transition and other uses http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-lamp-transition-and-other-uses/
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Tue, 13 May 2014 08:40:03 PDT
Worlds simplest LED light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-simplest-LED-light/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 14:48:07 PDT
Dinosaur Diorama Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Dinosaur-Diorama-Lamp/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 16:54:59 PDT
EDC survival tools and everyday useful items http://www.instructables.com/id/EDC-survival-everyday-usefulness/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:36:47 PDT
Jar Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Lights/
Jar Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/S8GR/HT1M3CF4/F6US8GRHT1M3CF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/S8GR/HT1M3CF4/F6US8GRHT1M3CF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/S8GR/HT1M3CF4/F6US8GRHT1M3CF4.SMALL.jpg nealdog simple and cheap indoor/ outdoor solar lights The supply's! supply's...box cutter/ utility knifehot glue and gunsharpiemason jar or other vesselcheap solar lightscrew driver is optional but makes fitting easier. getting to work one of the first steps...take apart your solar light. it should br...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:01:36 PDT
Pipe Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Pipe-Light/
Pipe Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/5C0M/HSTP25IY/FRP5C0MHSTP25IY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/5C0M/HSTP25IY/FRP5C0MHSTP25IY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/5C0M/HSTP25IY/FRP5C0MHSTP25IY.SMALL.jpg chriskauzmann This is a very simple project to make creative and unique lights out of standard available hardware. Step 1: Tools All you need is:1. Flat head screwdriver2. Box cutter (or other way to strip wire) Step 2: Supplies What you'll need: 1. 3/8" pipe threaded both ends 2. 3/8" T-joint 3....
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:12:41 PDT
How To: Remove Wax Easily http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Remove-Wax-Easily/
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:29:54 PDT
simple cabinet led light with recycled power adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-cabinet-led-light-with-recycled-power-adapt/
simple cabinet led light with recycled power adaptor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/U486/HRBNF0NJ/FYZU486HRBNF0NJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/U486/HRBNF0NJ/FYZU486HRBNF0NJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/U486/HRBNF0NJ/FYZU486HRBNF0NJ.SMALL.jpg zaksken Everyone has power adaptors that have no more use. From old laptops, portable phones and all sorts of portable machines. Don't throw them away !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look for the 12volt and 9 volt adaptors. We can use these as power adaptors with 12 volt led light strips. what do we need ? ...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:05:43 PST
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Paper-LanternLamp-Easy/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Music Stand Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Stand-Light/
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:19:52 PST
How to control "stuff" from your PC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-stuff-from-your-PC/
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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:38:04 PST
Tea Light Radiant Space Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Light-Radiant-Space-Heater/
Tea Light Radiant Space Heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/7B3R/HP0CR3S6/FX57B3RHP0CR3S6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/7B3R/HP0CR3S6/FX57B3RHP0CR3S6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/7B3R/HP0CR3S6/FX57B3RHP0CR3S6.SMALL.jpg azükiBEAN This is a simple space heater; and as the name implies, the heat source is a tea light candle. This is going into my camper, so it's actually fairly small.I imagine something like this being lit during a bath or shower to prevent the mirrors from fogging up -of course it'd have to sit next to said m...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:07:02 PST
DIY USB Multi Mobile charger & LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USBMobile-charger-LED-light/
DIY USB Multi Mobile charger & LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/9XA6/HCB8KP29/FTQ9XA6HCB8KP29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/9XA6/HCB8KP29/FTQ9XA6HCB8KP29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/9XA6/HCB8KP29/FTQ9XA6HCB8KP29.SMALL.jpg bhvm LED. Such a Tiny, Yet marvellous Invention. A Promise to make the Mankind Glow (Pun Intended). Here, I present a new Instructable using LEDs to create a versatile, Bright and universal lightThese lights work on any standard 5V DC source Like USB ports or Mobile chargers. Other option is to rig up th...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 04:02:09 PST
Pumpkin Carving 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Carving-101/
Pumpkin Carving 101 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/S6XF/HN82NWCV/FI3S6XFHN82NWCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/S6XF/HN82NWCV/FI3S6XFHN82NWCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI3/S6XF/HN82NWCV/FI3S6XFHN82NWCV.SMALL.jpg alannarosewhitney This instructable outlines the basics of how to carve a pumpkin for Halloween.  You Will Need: Pumpkins Newspaper Sharp Knife Skewer / Other Sharp Implements / Etc Large Metal Spoon Large Bowl Marker, Pencil or Stencil Tealight Candles Matches or a Lighter Petroleum Jelly Pop the Top Cut a circ...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:55:24 PDT
2 Minute Mini Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Minute-Mini-Flashlight/
2 Minute Mini Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/KBNO/HH2VFG8R/FOJKBNOHH2VFG8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/KBNO/HH2VFG8R/FOJKBNOHH2VFG8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/KBNO/HH2VFG8R/FOJKBNOHH2VFG8R.SMALL.jpg A14 - Empty Lead Refill box - Wire - 3 LED's - 2032 Battery - Reset Button Connecting LED's, Switch and Battery First, I connected leds in parallels. Then open groove in the bottom of the container, next i run the wire through the container and make final connections.(Tape down everything) Test R...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 13:00:37 PDT
Steampunk Emergency Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Emergency-Nightlight/
Steampunk Emergency Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AKQL/HF23R86N/FRLAKQLHF23R86N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AKQL/HF23R86N/FRLAKQLHF23R86N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AKQL/HF23R86N/FRLAKQLHF23R86N.SMALL.jpg ElmarM I was watching the evening news, and it was reported that a line of spring storms were brewing throughout the mid-west. I used to live within tornado alley and I remembered how bad these storms could be. I also remembered losing power a number of times (not fun).   So, what happens when you lose yo...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 17:21:42 PDT
Led Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Star/
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:43:20 PDT
LED Driver (5 LEDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Driver-5-LEDs/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:05:29 PDT
Elegant Interchangeable Color Ambience Lamp. Using dining mats, very easy to make. http://www.instructables.com/id/Elegant-Interchangeable-Color-Ambience-Lamp-Using/
Elegant Interchangeable Color Ambience Lamp. Using dining mats, very easy to make. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/9B56/HE7D2DP3/F7N9B56HE7D2DP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/9B56/HE7D2DP3/F7N9B56HE7D2DP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/9B56/HE7D2DP3/F7N9B56HE7D2DP3.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya Hello Instructables Fellows, I think I am being obsessed with lights and things which can be used to create awesome light effects. This time it is a very easy to make but elegant, stylish looking table ambience lamp. Believe me it's really easy. All you need is just some wooden or bamboo dining tab...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:07:39 PDT
PVC Camera and Light Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Camera-and-Light-Mount/
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Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:36:31 PST
Aeroplane from an Aluminium Can (and it flies too) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aeroplane-from-an-Aluminium-Can-and-it-flies-too/
Aeroplane from an Aluminium Can (and it flies too) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/QZRC/HAQ3CA36/F85QZRCHAQ3CA36.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/QZRC/HAQ3CA36/F85QZRCHAQ3CA36.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/QZRC/HAQ3CA36/F85QZRCHAQ3CA36.SMALL.jpg awesomecreations This aeroplane can definitely be improved by measuring before cutting. I didn't do this and it ended up looking a little bit uneven. This aeroplane will fly, but only if you make it from an ALUMINIUM can. Most canned energy drinks use all-Aluminium cans. This model is not a scale version of any real...
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Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:50:52 PST