Top 10 Back-to-School Instructables

Thanks to an idea from Labot2001, we've put together a list of some of our favorite back-to-school Instructables. Whether you're getting set for another year of school or helping to prepare someone else, these Instructables will help you get back into the classroom mindset in true DIY style. Floppy Disk Bag by Imanalchemist Floppy disks are now rarely used to carry information, but they can effectively carry all of your stuff. If you like this project, also check out Imanalchemists's Floppy Tote and Floppy Binder. &nbsp Eraser Flash Drive by fungus amungus Stealthily conceal your flash drive in the guise of a standard pink eraser. &nbsp Nintendo Lunchbox by fluctifragus Is that a sandwich in your Nintendo or are you just happy to have an awesome lunchbox? &nbsp Homemade Whiteboard by ausable An erasable whiteboard can help you keep all of your assignments organized amidst a busy schedule. &nbsp Circuit Board Binder by killrsheep A PCB binder will show all of the other regular, non-creative binders who's boss. &nbsp Make Your Own Notebook by chebang Create a personal notebook with an album cover and some basic bookbinding techniques. &nbsp Mont Blanc Pen Hack by kingant Nobody wants to throw down lots of money for writing utensils; luckily, with this method, you can cheaply recreate an expensive pen on the cheap. &nbsp Neoprene Laptop Bag by saul Pieces of Neoprene, the squishy material often used in wetsuits, can be sewn together to create a functional and comfortable laptop case. &nbsp Better Videotape the School Play by westfw A great videotape will help you remember your child's performance and much more effectively embarrass them when they're older. &nbsp How to Do Laundry by linuxmom While you may disagree, your roommate knows that doing your laundry every once in a while is necessary for college students. For those who need to learn, don't worry: linuxmom is here to rescue you! &nbsp There are also some other great Instructables that could help you in school--comment and share those below. From one person going back to school to another, best of luck and have a good year!

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


Track Season (Spring sports)

Spring sports are starting, I'm doing track, anyone else doing any spring sports?

Posted by TheCheese9921 10 years ago


Surface area drag?

Anyone know how to calculate how fast you will fall if you weigh 170 pounds and you have surface area a feet squared (if you wan't to calculate it I am thinking about 14 square feet

Asked by jj.inc 6 years ago



If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound? Answered

If a tree falls in a forrest and no one hears it fall does it make a sound?  

Asked by i3dpple 7 years ago


Gossamer Falls Copper Works

Any body know how to make a Gossamer Falls Copper Works Will sombody of a How to...?

Posted by kjvman 9 years ago



Is it possible to survive a fall through the center of the earth? Answered

Okay, LOTS of supposing here. So lets suppose someone dug a hole through the center of the earth, and managed to cover up the sides of the hole with a magma resistant cover of some sort. You start out by getting one of the spacesuits from nasa and decide to jump in the hole. Would you survive? I know that a human in the open sky diving position will go about 200 km/h, and I believe a space suit can survive up to 250 degrees fahrenheit. Please tell me how you came to that conclusion because it's been killing me how to figure it out. And also please include any formulas that are used, they're good to know!

Asked by a_traceur 8 years ago


what if a man fall in love in a same man also?what is that ?

What if a man fall in love in a same man also?what is that?

Asked by clarkfred 5 years ago



Niagara Falls was OBVIOUSLY cool...

I just came back from Niagara not to long ago. I got some pretty... um... odd pictures.

Posted by watermelonhead 8 years ago


How Can I Turn Toy Capsules into Real Acorns?

I'm working with a theatre company for a Christmas event, and they need an  absolutely massive amount of acorns that they can hand out to kids. Natural acorns are too small, as are most of the faux ones on store shelves. The only thing available in bulk that I could find were the capsules in those toy machines  at department stores, which I thought I could make work with a nice paint job. What exactly could I do to make them look natural? Or is there something else I'd have better luck using? 

Asked by Numbuh1Nerd 1 year ago


Perpetual Motion

If perpetual motion is theoretically impossible, how is the earth still in orbit? Or how is anything in orbit? There falling at the rate at which the object there falling towards is rotating and they'll never stop rotating or falling so isn't that perpetual motion?

Posted by emuman4evr 9 years ago


falling picture effect

Is there any way to turn this off? it makes the site completely unuseable for me

Posted by JayB7 3 years ago




Agave? ? Answered

Where does Agave syrup fall?

Asked by nashphil 1 year ago


How to get energy from falling snow? Answered

From my research I've noticed that the only way people harvest energy from snow is through hydroelectric dams.   Are there any other viable options? Some ideas I've thought of: -Spinners facing the sky that spin when weight falls on them -artificial tree branches that hold a certain amount of snow and then get energy from the snap back. Could this apply to falling leaves?

Asked by Houdinipeter 6 years ago


balloons falling from a roof

How would one rig up a system to make balloons fall from the roof like in the movies for proms and stuff like that? It would be awesome to set up for a random day at home, or my sisters 21st birthday or something, freak them out

Posted by craig3 9 years ago





broken/falling bookshelf

I found this image while wandering the web and i would love to attempt to recreate it, but i have no idea how to. anyone have an ideas?

Posted by unknownpersons 7 years ago



Help... Anyone know how to translate this song into music symbols on a staff?

Can anyone translate this song into music symbols on a staff. or point me to where or how to do this. the song is : ANOINTING FALL ON ME I looked for it but this is all I found without music symbols. if you can put it into music symbols on a staff I will really appreciate it. thanks I provided an screen shot of the music because the text on the song I wrote here moved after posting it so it's off) ANOINTING FALL ON ME ...C.....Am7.....Dm7....G7 ANOINTING FALL ON ME ..Em.....Am7....Dm7.....G7 ANOINTING FALL ON ME .....C7 LET THE POWER OF THE ........F............Fm6 HOLY GHOST FALL ON ME ...C........G7..........C ANOINTING FALL ON ME -- ..............C....... Am7 TOUCH MY HANDS LORD ....Dm7............G7 MY MOUTH AND MY HEART ...........Em.....Am7...Dm7.....G7 FILL MY LIFE LORD EVERY PART ...........C LET THE POWER OF THE ...............F..........Fm6 HOLY GHOST FALL ON ME ...C.........G7........C ANOINTING FALL ON ME

Asked by PitStoP 8 years ago



how do i disable the falling picture effect? Answered

Not sure what more to add for details, when i go to a category all is fine for about a second, then the pictures move and fall down, blocking text and pretty much making this site unuesable for me had to pick a catergory even tho...

Asked by JayB7 3 years ago


Items falling off search...

I have a feeling this will be gone tomorrow ;-) When I searched something all the pictures for different instructables, the robot, and my profile picture fell off the page.

Posted by bertwert 3 years ago


Show & Tell, Fall 2007

A bunch of cool people came together all at once, and showed off their cool projects. Here they are, live-blogged right from my desk in Cambridge!

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Miracle Gel Saves Egg From Fall, Amazes Japanese TV Hosts

The egg drops 22 meters and doesn't break. It manages to stop within a few millimeters, too.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Amazing Battery

This looks relatively easy to make;A stream of water is split into two streams and falls through two bottomless cans into two buckets. The falling water creates opposite electrical charges in the buckets, and high voltage arcs jump between them periodically.

Posted by radiorental 11 years ago


How do the gears in a car window prevent the window falling? Answered

Whether manual or motorised, I am gobsmacked that a gearing system has been invented that prevents falling that is not a worm drive. Its been impossible to find ANY information about the gearing system that explains this miracle on google. If its not a worm gear, why doesn't the window fall back down when you let go of the crank handle or cut power to an electric window?

Asked by zxen 1 year ago


Did the today views "resetter" fall asleep at the key board thingee?

Self explanatory, I believe...maybe some body knows the answer?  Maybe there is another place to put this question...I don't know...

Asked by Creativeman 5 years ago


A lot of houses feature falling waterfalls. Has anyone ever used one for a water cooling system for a PC?

Http://www.discountfountains.com/product.php?productid=84&cat=6&page=1 is an example of such a waterfall. I was thinking that making one with tubing running accross the surface of the water flow so that the falling water cool the tubes, and the water in these tubes would be used to cool the PC. It would be a aesthetic way to make a radiator that is fanless, functional and pleasing to the eye.

Asked by anaipatel 9 years ago


Pendulum length to falling body height ratio? Answered

How long does a pendulum need to be for its time period to be equal to the time it takes for a falling body to drop from a distance equal to the pendulum's length? A general equation as well as a specific solution for Earth surface gravity would be appreciated. With this, I would be able to establish standard time and distance units even if trapped on an island without any instruments other than what I can make from available materials. I'm sure I'm the only one tired that happening so often. Of course, I'd still need a way to establish the gravitatoinal constant if stranded on another planet...

Asked by MDude 7 years ago



I Mded my gun and my cocking mechanism was screwed up. BTW: I have the Nerf Dart Tag Blaster. (10 Shot) Can Anyone help?

 The part of the gun that you pull back falls if I move the gun.

Asked by Pinguin 8 years ago


How can I stop my glasses falling off my face when I bend forward, without looking like a geriatric librarian?

My glasses are a little loose fitting and tend to fall off if I lean forward. Everyone keeps telling me to get one of those chains that attaches to the frame and let you hang the glasses around your neck. These are waaaay too uncool, what can I make instead?

Asked by so_real 9 years ago


whats the best way to care for scratched chrome on a motorbike? Answered

had my first fall today :( ended up scratching the exhaust...whats the best way to clean it up? im riding a yamaha xvs dragstar any additional information such as best way to keep the bike buffed/polished and generally clean and rust free will be much apreciated thanks

Asked by dubpunkdub 6 years ago





Instructables Needs Fall Interns!

Instructables needs interns for this Fall in the San Francisco area! We're especially looking for people to help us do community management and build cool projects. See the seedy under-belly of the site! Learn that "scalable community management" isn't just a silly buzz-phrase I made up! Help us make Instructables users happy. Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to iwannawork at instructables dot com.See all the positions available at Instructables.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


how long does the zombie makeup (toilet paper and latex) stay on your face without falling off?

I've heard that the toilet paper/ liquid latex combo starts to peel off/ fall off after awhile... is that true, if so, how long will it stay on before it starts to mess up?

Asked by bnl612 8 years ago



how do you make one of thos thing that you flip over and see the sand fall down?

How do you make one of thos thing that you flip over and see the sand fall down? my nany wons to make one and can you tell me the name is???????????????????

Asked by jacobzman 8 years ago


why do my cookies rise and fall while still in the oven?

They go flat and look kind of gooy and form 1 giant super cookie I make them the same way I always have but I still get the problem ime also kind of new a backing so pleas help

Asked by jake long 4 years ago


Gorilla Glue? Answered

What kind of glue does gorilla glue fall under? Also, are there any adhesive/glue options that are fairly natural and fume-less?

Asked by jcramer 1 year ago


Robot that walks like a human

Watch a video of a robot that walks like humans and balances itself to avoid falling.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago


my robot wont walk foreward or in circals he wont even fall over and my battery is full and srong what can i do?

I have a stong batt and he wont even fall over or move at all he just stays stil i made the bottom of him slippery and took weaght of too.

Asked by eel12333 8 years ago