Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - recycle - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:28:50 PST BLOX v1.01 Press Aluminum Cans into Ceiling and Wall Tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Press-Aluminum-Cans-into-Ceiling-and-Wall-Tiles/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 23:08:22 PDT
New life to old toys through magnetism http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-to-old-toys-through-magnetism/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:14:27 PST
Dumpster Diving For Fun and Profit! (mostly fun though) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dumpster-Diving-For-Fun-and-Profit-mostly-fun-thou/
Dumpster Diving For Fun and Profit! (mostly fun though) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AQ3E/I5BS4JWG/FPYAQ3EI5BS4JWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AQ3E/I5BS4JWG/FPYAQ3EI5BS4JWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AQ3E/I5BS4JWG/FPYAQ3EI5BS4JWG.SMALL.jpg bigdaddycole I was writing this instructable when my brother mentioned the budget contest, so i am entering it. Please vote for me!So, my brother is a stay at home dad, and I am underpaid. It's kind of hard to make cool stuff, when you can't afford raw materials. My brother decided to try dumpster diving as a...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:00:10 PST
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Locally-Save-Energy-A-How-to-Guide/
Eat Locally, Save Energy - A How-to Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/S1NZ/I5BLSMUP/FZ4S1NZI5BLSMUP.SMALL.jpg Rhonda Chase Design My Environmental BlogAbout 5 years ago I made a commitment to myself that I would do something about the environmental issues I care about. With work and two young kids, I didn't have a lot of bandwidth, but I had determination. I decided to do research and write a blog (the link is above). My idea ...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:57:14 PST
Dumpster Diving: The Right Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Dumpster-Diving-The-Right-Way/
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:14:02 PDT
Umbrella watered plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Umbrella-watered-plant/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:07:42 PST
Wall-mounted horizontal ladder shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-mounted-horizontal-ladder-shelf/
Wall-mounted horizontal ladder shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/5KWW/I50X517E/F4Q5KWWI50X517E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/5KWW/I50X517E/F4Q5KWWI50X517E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/5KWW/I50X517E/F4Q5KWWI50X517E.SMALL.jpg chrismo It's been a while, but I'm back with another instructable! This time with a practical wall mounted ladder!I came about this idea after seeing a photo on my Facebook news feed with a small ladder mounted on a wall. I thought to myself, what a cool idea that is...but it needs to be bigger! and now tha...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:58:54 PST
Drip watering system that costs only nickels and time. http://www.instructables.com/id/Drip-watering-system-that-costs-only-nickels-and-t/
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:23:15 PDT
The Simple Mans Wandering Sandals from Plastic Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simple-Mans-Wandering-Sandals-from-Plastic-Bot/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 06:08:34 PST
Turn Your Can into a Drinking Can (Glass) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Can-into-a-Drinking-Can-Glass/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:50:50 PST
Multipurpose Cardboard Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Multipurpose-Cardboard-Stand/
Multipurpose Cardboard Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HJR4/I4XP3Y2O/FUWHJR4I4XP3Y2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HJR4/I4XP3Y2O/FUWHJR4I4XP3Y2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HJR4/I4XP3Y2O/FUWHJR4I4XP3Y2O.SMALL.jpg lindarose92 I consider this cardboard stand as my multipurpose bed table's brother. I guess it's not hard for your to guess why! They have many things in common, but the main difference is that this one is not for beds, but it's smaller (for smaller objects), faster and even simpler to make.I thought about this...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:18:55 PST
walnut and vw parts stools/ side tables http://www.instructables.com/id/walnut-and-vw-parts-stools-side-tables/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:58:40 PST
My hanging garden http://www.instructables.com/id/My-hanging-garden/
My hanging garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/YVHK/I4PHXB7H/FYLYVHKI4PHXB7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/YVHK/I4PHXB7H/FYLYVHKI4PHXB7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/YVHK/I4PHXB7H/FYLYVHKI4PHXB7H.SMALL.jpg DK-learningbydoing I live in a small apartment high ceilings and a sleeping loft. I have a big skylight turning south, so most of the year there is a lot of sunlight in the apartment. This gave me the idea to grow different plants in flower boxes hanging from the railing.We had some spare ceiling planks after renovati...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:34:14 PST
Pallet Wood Wine Rack and Liquor Shelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Wood-Wine-Rack-and-Liquor-Shelf/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:34:34 PST
Recycle paper into Edible Gourmet Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-paper-into-Edible-Gourmet-Mushrooms/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:32:51 PST
Simple Mason Jar Soap Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Mason-Jar-Soap-Dispenser/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:38:27 PST
Table Made Out Of A 100 Year Old Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Made-Of-A-100-Year-Old-Door/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:30:36 PST
Up-Cycle Junk Mail into Artisan Paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-Junk-Mail-into-Artisan-Paper/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:00:42 PST
MASON JAR SPICE RACK http://www.instructables.com/id/MASON-JAR-SPICE-RACK/
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Thu, 1 Jan 2015 09:40:17 PST
Simple Router Table from Reclaimed Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Router-Table-from-Reclaimed-Desk/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:06:38 PST
Gift Bows (from recycled paper) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Bows-from-recycled-paper/
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:35:21 PST
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Robo-Planter-with-light-and-detachable-an/
Ultimate Robo-Planter (with light and detachable anti-spill module) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/WCQN/I3VHGZDY/F4CWCQNI3VHGZDY.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like my project, please vote for me. Thanks!)Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... my Ultimate Robo-Planter!"But Mario" - you will say - "We have seen your Robo-Planters before. Not bad and very ecological, but what new do you have to show?"Good question, my dear reader! Let me explain it to y...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:50:28 PST
Make A Recycled EDC For Repairmen http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Recycled-EDC-For-Repairmen/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:43:43 PST
Eat Now!!! - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Eat-Now-Arduino/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:16:45 PST
Solar Water Heater http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Heater-1/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:24:30 PST
Recycling A PC Internal Card Reader - Make it External & Portable http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-A-PC-Internal-Card-Reader-Make-it-Extern/
Recycling A PC Internal Card Reader - Make it External & Portable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/0FHT/I395S3AE/FUC0FHTI395S3AE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/0FHT/I395S3AE/FUC0FHTI395S3AE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/0FHT/I395S3AE/FUC0FHTI395S3AE.SMALL.jpg qakaos I had a bunch of these left over from some older computers that were faulty and being disposed of, so I thought I 'd make them useful again as a "portable usb device" These units are designed to be fitted inside a computers case 3.5" bay - I know you can buy something 10 times smaller for a couple o...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:40:59 PST
Straw Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/Straw-Flute/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:35:37 PST
Coat rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Coat-rack-1/
Coat rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/T93R/I34DXW6J/FUAT93RI34DXW6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/T93R/I34DXW6J/FUAT93RI34DXW6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/T93R/I34DXW6J/FUAT93RI34DXW6J.SMALL.jpg Metal_maestro While working in the shop my brother expressed his dislike of how we throw our coats and other discarded garments over chairs, equipment, or anything that will hold them. And being easily distracted as I am, I decided to build a coat and/or hat rack.Things I used: MIG welder 4 1/2 inch grinder wi...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:16:14 PST
Mini Fireplace - Upcycled Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Fireplace-Upcycled-Materials/
Mini Fireplace - Upcycled Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/3X9Z/I34DWHPJ/FEM3X9ZI34DWHPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/3X9Z/I34DWHPJ/FEM3X9ZI34DWHPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/3X9Z/I34DWHPJ/FEM3X9ZI34DWHPJ.SMALL.jpg bagnitsch A fireplace can set a cozy mood in your room while giving off a "warm" glow. This miniature fire place does all of the above. Our home didn't come with a fireplace so I decided to build one to display during Christmas. This started out as a fish tank stand. Supplies Keep in mind everyone's firepl...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:35:42 PST
Recycled Book Planters http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Book-Planters-1/
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By: LD_P

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:16:47 PST
Two-Tier Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Tier-Table/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:27:22 PST
DIY cheep/safe heated water dish for pets http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-cheepsafe-heated-water-dish-for-pets/
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By: matthew.b.lynch

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:25:30 PST
Small Paper Bags for your Small Gifts http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Paper-Bags-for-your-Small-Gifts/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:51:00 PST
Pallet Coffee Table with Lifting Top and Landing Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/Lift-top-Pallet-Coffee-Table-with-Landing-Gear/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:27:45 PST
Maker/Work Bench From Scrap Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/MakerWork-Bench-From-Scrap-Wood/
Maker/Work Bench From Scrap Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/3RR3/I2KS8UMU/FDG3RR3I2KS8UMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/3RR3/I2KS8UMU/FDG3RR3I2KS8UMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/3RR3/I2KS8UMU/FDG3RR3I2KS8UMU.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 I had a plastic folding table for building various projects in my workshop. It was a bit flimsy (go figure) and not the sturdiest table in the world. I needed something more suitable for a work station. It was time to make something sturdy, strong and good looking for my maker table. And so my journ...
By: ctx1985

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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:38:01 PST
How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Recycle-HDPE-Plastic-The-Easy-Way/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:18:40 PST
Firewood to Natural Edge Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Firewood-to-Natural-Edge-Bowl/
Firewood to Natural Edge Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/SN80/I28OIV17/FI1SN80I28OIV17.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/SN80/I28OIV17/FI1SN80I28OIV17.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/SN80/I28OIV17/FI1SN80I28OIV17.SMALL.jpg hank4444 So for this project I used a piece of firewood that had the fewest cracks in it from my pile outside. You want to make sure your wood is dry or else it will split and crack once you turn it. Video of finished product: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWZ7M-7GEbc&feature=youtu.beMaterials:- Any sort ...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:29:27 PST
Hypermiler Flat Hubcaps http://www.instructables.com/id/Hypermiler-Moon-Hubcaps-Increase-MPG/
Hypermiler Flat Hubcaps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/9NSU/I24LZJRZ/FOG9NSUI24LZJRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/9NSU/I24LZJRZ/FOG9NSUI24LZJRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/9NSU/I24LZJRZ/FOG9NSUI24LZJRZ.SMALL.jpg Nor-tea-a This simple instructable will show you how to make some quick and dirty hypermiler hubcaps out of recycled coroplast signs. I got my signs for free, once you keep an eye out for it, the corrugated plastic can be found easily. WARNING! This modification will reduce the rate at which your breaks cool ...
By: Nor-tea-a

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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:05:13 PST
DIY Dash Camera for under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dash-Camera-for-under-20/
DIY Dash Camera for under $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver In this instructable I'll be showing you how to turn an old video capable smartphone and some random, easily acquired odds and ends into a high quality, multi-function dash mounted car video recorder, or Dash Cam. This is an awesome project that allows you to capture some of the amazing things you ...
By: Matt2 Silver

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:41:36 PDT
DIY Electromagnet from Rubbish make it yourself in a few steps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electromagnet-from-Rubbish-make-it-yourself-in/
DIY Electromagnet from Rubbish make it yourself in a few steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/RPL8/I1NUEK30/FPORPL8I1NUEK30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/RPL8/I1NUEK30/FPORPL8I1NUEK30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/RPL8/I1NUEK30/FPORPL8I1NUEK30.SMALL.jpg bastelking Here I show you how to make an electromagnet from rubbish.Besides a power source you only need 2 things. What you need:Power Source ( USB TTL Module 5V OUT)Ferrous Thing ( Screwdriver)Copper Coil from Electro Rubbish- also used but not necessary:BreadboardJumper WireVoltmeter Unwind Copper Coi...
By: bastelking

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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:05:01 PDT
Redo a Cool Old Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Redo-a-Cool-Old-Robot/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:02:44 PDT
Superheroic Wrist Gun (made of plastic trash and an old leather boot) http://www.instructables.com/id/Superheroic-Wrist-Gun-made-of-plastic-trash-and-an/
Superheroic Wrist Gun (made of plastic trash and an old leather boot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/7MI4/I1FPST0A/FRD7MI4I1FPST0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/7MI4/I1FPST0A/FRD7MI4I1FPST0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/7MI4/I1FPST0A/FRD7MI4I1FPST0A.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like my instructable, please vote for me. Yes, it's the orange thing in the right, the one that says "Vote!". That one. Thanks Mom!)If there is something I love in superhero movies, comics and cartoons, is when the hero (or villain) has some kind of wrist mounted weapon. Even I can forgive t...
By: M.C. Langer

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:50:47 PDT
Bath Caddy From Recycled Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Bath-Caddy-From-Recycled-Wood/
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By: ctx1985

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:00:11 PDT
Recycled Tupperware/Storage Container from a Milk Jug http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-TupperwareStorage-Container-form-a-Milk-J/
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By: Nor-tea-a

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:56:30 PDT
Make a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mason-Jar-Soap-Dispenser/
Make a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/I8WP/I169QG5D/FT2I8WPI169QG5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/I8WP/I169QG5D/FT2I8WPI169QG5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/I8WP/I169QG5D/FT2I8WPI169QG5D.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 We've all seen those mason jar soap dispensers at expensive home decor stores or at little markets or online or wherever. My wife has always wanted one, and I figured I could make one pretty easily and for a fraction of the cost of one you would buy in a store. Actually, it was free to build!What yo...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:55:37 PDT
Morph it!: Turn a fluorescent starter into an ignition source! http://www.instructables.com/id/Morph-it-Turn-a-fluorescent-starter-into-an-igniti/
Morph it!: Turn a fluorescent starter into an ignition source! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/TE81/I10JDWYO/FUATE81I10JDWYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/TE81/I10JDWYO/FUATE81I10JDWYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/TE81/I10JDWYO/FUATE81I10JDWYO.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 Morph it! the title says it all,I'll be showing you guys a simple project you can make from that pile of junk you have around you (that's if you do keep a pile of scrap parts)Note: This project is a part of an upcoming craft i'll be posting in a few days, read till the end for a clue.so, why did i c...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:07:48 PDT
Simple Robo-Dog (made of piano keys, a toy gun and a mouse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robo-Dog-made-of-a-toy-gun-a-mouse-and-a-pi/
Simple Robo-Dog (made of piano keys, a toy gun and a mouse) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/A7HD/I0TVL764/FQSA7HDI0TVL764.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/A7HD/I0TVL764/FQSA7HDI0TVL764.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/A7HD/I0TVL764/FQSA7HDI0TVL764.SMALL.jpg M.C. Langer (If you like my instructable, please vote for me. Thanks for your support!)Oh, Azerbaijan! Land of fire, great hospitality, friendly people and beautiful women (... sorry, woman! of course I only have eyes for you, my gözəl balaca ana ördəkburun wife!). But honestly, this is a very hard place for a ...
By: M.C. Langer

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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:40:14 PDT
Picture Frame Terrarium http://www.instructables.com/id/Picture-Frame-Terrarium/
Picture Frame Terrarium - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/JXEJ/I0LDZERK/FLQJXEJI0LDZERK.SMALL.jpg Teisha There are many great reasons to take an old picture frame and turn it into a terrarium:If you want a terrarium but you don’t have much space — maybe you live in a dorm room, a small apartment, or you just don’t want to clutter your work surfaces — then hanging a terrarium on your wall (which could b...
By: Teisha

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:04:39 PDT
PC Box Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Box-Fan/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:17:13 PDT
Printer Rock Tumbler - with adjustable speed, leds, and different jar sizes http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-Rock-Tumbler-with-adjustable-speed-leds-an/
Printer Rock Tumbler - with adjustable speed, leds, and different jar sizes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/PCD6/I0HYVMUG/FRCPCD6I0HYVMUG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/PCD6/I0HYVMUG/FRCPCD6I0HYVMUG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/PCD6/I0HYVMUG/FRCPCD6I0HYVMUG.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Howdy, Years back I stumbled on a printer coin tumbler hack that liquidhandwash had created. It caught my attention because I happened to have the exact printer sitting in my room waiting to be used for something. Liquidhandwash had created a useful but simple solution for a need of a coin tumbler...
By: th3_jungle_inv3ntor

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:14:12 PDT