Instructables: exploring - video - technology - science - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:29:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Turn Copper Pennies into Silver and Gold [Chemistry Trick] http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Copper-Pennies-into-Silver-and-Gold-Chemistr/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/BTMU/G9C6ZF01/FEYBTMUG9C6ZF01.SMALL.jpg NurdRage In a display of alchemy we turn copper pennies into silver and finally to gold. Obviously it's a chemistry trick but still impressive. First we get 30g of zinc sulfate and dissolve it into 100mL of water. Zinc sulfate was made back in our video on making a copper sulfate and zinc battery: http://...
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Thu, 20 May 2010 20:16:04 PDT
At Home Elephant Toothpaste Demonstration http://www.instructables.com/id/At-Home-Elephant-Toothpaste-Demonstration/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/Q3C1/HUEEMM10/FZHQ3C1HUEEMM10.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Hello TrollFaceTheMan here with How to make Elephant Toothpaste... Now I know this is an old one, but sometimes the classics are worth repeating... Now this experiment is completely safe to do at home, and all the igredents most of you will already have around the house...  So stay tuned, to fin...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:18:30 PDT
Growing Rock Candy In Under 24 Hours (Includes Time Lapse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Under-24-Hours-With-Time-Lap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Please vote if you like it!! Hello Yotubers TrollFaceTheMan Here...     I had been Looking around about Crystal Growth and such and decided to re-try an experiment I had always failed at in the past, making rock candy... Why had I always failed it..? Well patience has never been my strong suit...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:16:45 PDT
How-To Make Fireworks From Marshmallows, a Pyrotechnic Putty http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Fireworks-From-Marshmallows-a-Pyrotech/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/9J2E/HSHDWNFW/F7Z9J2EHSHDWNFW.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan If you like this Instructable please don't forget to vote for it!! In this Video I explain how to make a slow burning firework putty using Marshmallows and an oxidizer (Sodium Nitrate in my case...) Potassium Nitrate can also be used but the ratio is 3 parts oxidizer to 2 parts sugar, instead of 2 ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:14:20 PDT
Make Smoke Without Heat Using Common Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Smoke-Without-Heat-Using-Common-Chemicals/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/JVGZ/HRN4FZ31/FI9JVGZHRN4FZ31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/JVGZ/HRN4FZ31/FI9JVGZHRN4FZ31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/JVGZ/HRN4FZ31/FI9JVGZHRN4FZ31.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This video demonstrates a simple chemical reaction between ammonia (NH3) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) to form the salt ammonium chloride (NH4Cl). When the reaction takes place between the two reactants as their vapors mix in the air the solid ammonium chloride product is formed in flowing trails idea...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:38:56 PST
Get Lithium Metal from an Energizer Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Lithium-Metal-from-an-Energizer-Battery-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/ZQAZ/FVW24KGG/FW9ZQAZFVW24KGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/ZQAZ/FVW24KGG/FW9ZQAZFVW24KGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/ZQAZ/FVW24KGG/FW9ZQAZFVW24KGG.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We show you how to get Lithium Metal from an Energizer Ultimate Lithium battery.There are a great many types of lithium batteries and the particular chemistry of interest is "lithium iron disulfide" batteries which contain pure lithium metal and less toxic electrolyte than other batteries. Lithium i...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2009 15:57:11 PDT
Build a Fire Tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fire-Tornado/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SMALL.jpg rickosgood Build a fire tornado from simple tools and materials.   Also, check out my follow up to this instructible where I build a GIANT fire tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-GIANT-Fire-Tornado/ Materials 4 x 3/4" PVC pipe - 2 feet long 4 x 3/4" PVC end plugs 4 x 3/4" PVC coupl...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:59:59 PST
Make a High Volume Manual Vacuum Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-High-Volume-Manual-Vacuum-Pump/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/K5B8/HMMFBCI1/FA9K5B8HMMFBCI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/K5B8/HMMFBCI1/FA9K5B8HMMFBCI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/K5B8/HMMFBCI1/FA9K5B8HMMFBCI1.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This video will show how to make a vacuum pump, a device that can be used to suck the air out of sealed environments. This is the same pump I use to operate my vacuum cannon seen here: http://youtu.be/CVL99yIB3NQ A clear vacuum chamber such as the one seen in the video can be obtained by purchasing...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:49:17 PDT
Black Snake Science Experiment http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-Snake-Science-Experiment/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/NSKM/HLSHHCW7/FWLNSKMHLSHHCW7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/NSKM/HLSHHCW7/FWLNSKMHLSHHCW7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/NSKM/HLSHHCW7/FWLNSKMHLSHHCW7.SMALL.jpg CrazyRussianHacker Black Snake Science Experiment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNG8w0lJ4U
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:49:10 PDT
How to Make Fluorescein from Highlighter Markers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Fluorescein-from-Highlighter-Markers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VOI0/HJKBM1LU/FR1VOI0HJKBM1LU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VOI0/HJKBM1LU/FR1VOI0HJKBM1LU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VOI0/HJKBM1LU/FR1VOI0HJKBM1LU.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight The above video demonstrates how to extract the chemical fluorescein from highlighter markers using no other chemical besides common rubbing alcohol. As is demonstrated in the video, fluorescein is spectacular to watch dissolve into water, especially under black light. Below is a list of other excel...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:00:21 PDT
More Cool Physics With A Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Cool-Physics-With-A-Smart-Phone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/DTKB/HF23R48V/FI1DTKBHF23R48V.SMALL.jpg barkergk Bouncing Ball Decay using an app called OsciPrime
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:54:26 PDT
Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Party Trick http://www.instructables.com/id/Heisenberg-Uncertainty-Principle-Party-Trick/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5CWS/HET1AYHL/F4C5CWSHET1AYHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5CWS/HET1AYHL/F4C5CWSHET1AYHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5CWS/HET1AYHL/F4C5CWSHET1AYHL.SMALL.jpg barkergk You'll either be the hit of the party or you will clear the room. No uncertainty about that!
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:35:16 PDT
Make Prince Rupert's Drops - Glass Turned Hand Grenade http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Prince-Ruperts-Drops-Glass-Turned-Grenade/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/H9PT/HET1301H/FO9H9PTHET1301H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/H9PT/HET1301H/FO9H9PTHET1301H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/H9PT/HET1301H/FO9H9PTHET1301H.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight Prince Rupert's Drops are one of the most spectacular physics demonstrations I have witnessed. They are formed by a drop of molten glass being cooled rapidly in water in such a way that stress in the core is at a tipping point that requires only a slight imbalance to explode. Even so, the stresses a...
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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:43:32 PDT
Make Ferric Chloride (for etching printed circuit boards) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Ferric-Chloride-for-etching-printed-circuit-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/QOYW/H9G0SQPD/FQZQOYWH9G0SQPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/QOYW/H9G0SQPD/FQZQOYWH9G0SQPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/QOYW/H9G0SQPD/FQZQOYWH9G0SQPD.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We make ferric chloride, a well-known etchant for printed circuit boards. Get 20g of iron. This can be in the form of nails or steel wool. It's best to use iron that's rusting, that indicates it doesn't have other metals like zinc or chromium that's normally used to prevent rust. To the iron add 10...
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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:33:57 PST
METAL MELTER! http://www.instructables.com/id/METAL-MELTER/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/1CRH/H7URGNWH/FLZ1CRHH7URGNWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/1CRH/H7URGNWH/FLZ1CRHH7URGNWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/1CRH/H7URGNWH/FLZ1CRHH7URGNWH.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Here's a microwave oven transformer that's been modified into a dangerous little device. Now it can pump out 800 amps of electrical current, so let's use it to melt some metal! http://www.thekingofrandom.com
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:10:24 PDT
Make Quantum Dots (Cadmium Selenide Type) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Quantum-Dots-Cadmium-Selenide-Type/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/04N2/H1Y0BL9G/F6204N2H1Y0BL9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/04N2/H1Y0BL9G/F6204N2H1Y0BL9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/04N2/H1Y0BL9G/F6204N2H1Y0BL9G.SMALL.jpg NurdRage In this video we make cadmium selenide quantum dots. WARNING: This experiment uses toxic and carcinogenic reagents and directly handles extremely hot liquids. Gloves, protective clothing and a fume hood should be used. This should be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced ...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 16:48:27 PDT
Downwind Faster Than The Wind Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/Downwind-Faster-Than-The-Wind-Cart/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5UEL/GYVDIXHF/FFC5UELGYVDIXHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5UEL/GYVDIXHF/FFC5UELGYVDIXHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5UEL/GYVDIXHF/FFC5UELGYVDIXHF.SMALL.gif wiredcav This instructable will take you through the construction of a working model of the wind powered cart that answers the question that sparked so much controversy across dozens of internet forums.  It resulted in tens of thousands of posts of heated debates, on-line and print articles in Make, Popular ...
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Sat, 25 Feb 2012 20:51:20 PST
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 16:23:43 PST
Make Luminol From Domestically Available Chemicals http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Luminol-From-Domestically-Available-Chemicals-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2BOB/GVIYJPV1/F332BOBGVIYJPV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2BOB/GVIYJPV1/F332BOBGVIYJPV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/2BOB/GVIYJPV1/F332BOBGVIYJPV1.SMALL.jpg NurdRage In this video we make luminol from domestically available chemicals. WARNING: The process pretty complicated and dangerous at parts and so should only performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. First we obtain diethylhexyl phthalate by refluxing 50g of finely cut vin...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:38:18 PST
Make Glow Sticks - The Science http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Glow-Sticks-The-Science/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/8MK8/GBOTJEXQ/FHR8MK8GBOTJEXQ.SMALL.jpg NurdRage We show how to make glow sticks and go through all the chemicals needed as well as how to make different colors. We also talk about the chemistry and scientifically research a proposed mechanism. To make the glow stick mix together the following: 10mL Diethyl Phthalate (solvent) 3mg of fluorescent...
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Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:56:54 PDT