Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:14:21 PST BLOX v1.01 Bottle Rocket Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Rocket-Lamp/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:19:49 PST
Dalek Dome costume headpiece http://www.instructables.com/id/Dalek-Dome-costume-headpiece/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:03:56 PST
Skull fan from used computer parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Skull-fan/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:18 PST
DIY Blood Pumping Effect - How to Cry Blood http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Blood-Pumping-Effect-How-to-Cry-Blood/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:15:40 PST
Butter Tea http://www.instructables.com/id/Butter-Tea/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:51:52 PST
Smartphone Wood Veneer Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-Wood-Veneer-Case/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:00:42 PST
How To Make Butter At Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Butter-At-Home/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:27:13 PST
Takedown Recurve Bow - Home made http://www.instructables.com/id/Takedown-Recurve-Bow-Home-made/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:02:43 PST
Artful Fences http://www.instructables.com/id/Artful-Fences/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:57:25 PST
Refurbishing antique radiators http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbishing-a-Victorian-radiator/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:24:35 PST
Silcone Mold Making for Investment Casting Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Silcone-Mold-Making-for-Investment-Casting-Pendant/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:28:02 PST
Wire Scorpion http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Scorpion-2/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:33:40 PST
cryptext http://www.instructables.com/id/cryptext/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:33:40 PST
Drywall TV Niche http://www.instructables.com/id/Drywall-TV-Niche/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:55:17 PST
Rekeying Home Locks Yourself http://www.instructables.com/id/Rekeying-Home-Locks-Yourself/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:35:22 PST
Making Diesel from Waste Vegetable Oil - Biodiesel http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Diesel-from-Waste-Vegetable-Oil-Biodiesel/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:41:14 PST
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Degrees-of-Freedom-IMU/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:19:16 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Steampunking a Dodocase VR http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunking-a-Dodocase-VR/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:44:55 PST
DIY Airplant Terrarium and Sculpey Cow Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Airplant-Terrarium-and-Sculpey-Cow-Skull/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:19:19 PST
Arduino Modules - L298N Dual H-Bridge Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-L298N-Dual-H-Bridge-Motor-Controll/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:34:08 PDT
Modular Felt Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-Felt-Jewelry/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:14:54 PST
DS3231 OLED clock with 2-button menu setting and temperature display http://www.instructables.com/id/DS3231-OLED-clock-with-2-button-menu-setting-and-t/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:52:24 PST
Designing a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley for Stepper Motor NEMA 17 on TinkerCAD http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-3D-printed-beaded-ball-chain-drive-pul/
Designing a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley for Stepper Motor NEMA 17 on TinkerCAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SMALL.jpg anisabboud In this instructable, I will explain how to design a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley that works with the Stepper Motor NEMA 17.In one of my projects in the CMSC838F class at the University of Maryland (taught by Prof. Jon Froehlich), we put a stuffed bunny on the lab's window, and using Mi...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:22:24 PDT
Seismometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Seismometer/
Seismometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Seismometers are instruments that measure motion in the ground, like the shaking produced by earthquakes. This seismometer is great for the amateur geologist because it is made from a few easy-to-find parts. Its design (based on a project found here) uses the electromagnet found in a typical audio...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:56:47 PST
Dog Wearables (Live Streaming Dog Camera) http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Streaming-Dog-Camera/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:31:01 PST
How to Draw Sweet 3D Graphics for LED cubes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-Sweet-3D-Graphics-for-LED-cubes/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:04:06 PST
3D Silhouette Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Silhouette-Light-Box/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:22:58 PST
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-of-the-L3D-Cube-Idea-to-Product-in-Four-Mon/
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SMALL.gif sfrayne Four months ago we were fucked.Oh, but that's putting the cart before the horse - which as we all know is a no no. First, a brief background: I'm part of a volumetric imaging company, Looking Glass. We invented volumetric printing the previous year as a way to seed the ground for our big dream of ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:23:41 PST
Lower Your Energy Bill With Chic Insulated Curtains http://www.instructables.com/id/Lower-Your-Energy-Bill-With-Chic-Insulated-Curtain/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:22:11 PST
Cardboard fan blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-fan-blade/
Cardboard fan blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/DC3W/I2VLEGHN/FQUDC3WI2VLEGHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/DC3W/I2VLEGHN/FQUDC3WI2VLEGHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/DC3W/I2VLEGHN/FQUDC3WI2VLEGHN.SMALL.jpg 5hwb Sometimes, the plastic fan blade of a fan can be prone to breaking, rendering the fan useless, even though the motor is still able to spin well. A non-functioning fan can be very inconvenient, especially when all you want to do is cool off on a hot summer day. So what now? Thankfully, it's quite eas...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:22:25 PST
Restore an Old Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Restore-an-Old-Vise/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:10:40 PST
Work in Process: Machine Knitting http://www.instructables.com/id/Work-in-Process-Machine-Knitting/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:35:43 PST
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 PST
RGB LED Safety (Party) Bike Light ($30) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-SafetyParty-Bike-Light-12/
RGB LED Safety (Party) Bike Light ($30) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/0O4A/I2TG5MEK/FTA0O4AI2TG5MEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/0O4A/I2TG5MEK/FTA0O4AI2TG5MEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/0O4A/I2TG5MEK/FTA0O4AI2TG5MEK.SMALL.jpg tgvoss We wanted to add some safety to bike commuting as the days keep getting shorter. Here is our $12 solution.My wife tries to commute three times a week and the current bike lights were not cutting it. Reflective tape and a brighter head lamp did not seem like it would solve the visibility issue. We ha...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:10:28 PST
Wooden pulley without a lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-pulley-without-a-lathe/
Wooden pulley without a lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/0LIP/I2VLEDMS/FQ00LIPI2VLEDMS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/0LIP/I2VLEDMS/FQ00LIPI2VLEDMS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/0LIP/I2VLEDMS/FQ00LIPI2VLEDMS.SMALL.jpg Tom Howbridge This is a simple project that you can do with your pillar drill or drill press.This pulley turned out quite nice.It works best with mdf as it is really easy to work with it helps to have a sharp chisel and dust collection and mask is recommended. You could create any size your drill can take,and us...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:18:55 PST
focaccia bread recipe http://www.instructables.com/id/focaccia-bread-recipe/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:15:26 PST
How to make the best DIY trouser strap in the world with waste materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-waste-material-into-the-best-DIY-trouser-stra/
How to make the best DIY trouser strap in the world with waste materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/EGNP/I2VR9JY3/FV6EGNPI2VR9JY3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/EGNP/I2VR9JY3/FV6EGNPI2VR9JY3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/EGNP/I2VR9JY3/FV6EGNPI2VR9JY3.SMALL.jpg pandoheas I love trouser straps, they are one of the most important accessories of my bicycle life. I’ve bought several types over the years but I’ve never really found one that is tough for everyday use and convenient enough at the same time. So, I ‘ve sat down and designed one myself. Using again scrap mate...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:50:44 PST
Windowsill Aquaponics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Windowsill-Aquaponics-System/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:13:56 PST
DIY sextoy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-sextoy/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:24:32 PST
How to Build a Tahitian Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Tahitian-Ukulele/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:38:19 PST
Personalized wooden names http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-wooden-names/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:41:46 PST
DIY Copper Cup From 3/4" Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Copper-Cup-From-34-Pipe/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:58:15 PST
Make a Hand Turkey http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hand-Turkey/
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Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:58:55 PST
How to Use the Top-O-Matic to Make a Cigarette http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-Top-O-Matic-to-Make-a-Cigarette/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:38:33 PST
Stirling Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Stirling-Engine-3/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:00:45 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Putting A Heated Floor In A Bus (part 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Putting-A-Heated-Floor-In-A-Bus-part-1/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10:49:16 PST
DIY Decorative Wall Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Decorative-Wall-Panels/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:55:54 PST
Doctor Who TARDIS Laser Cut Money Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Doctor-Who-TARDIS-Laser-Cut-Money-Box/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:32:53 PST