Harry Potter Wands

Does anyone think there could be a way to make a Harry Potter wand, or even a regular wand that shoots glitter? I think it would be really cool to cast a spell on someone, and then they unknowingly get pelted - err, showered with glitter! LOL. But yeah, so if anyone has any ideas or know how or made one before, I would really like to know! Thanks!(:

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Harry Potter Flying Broom Idea? Answered

My idea is having fireproof fake or even real straw, a tube for rockets and rockets on the foot rests to turn and balance out. Speed is increase the power of the rockets or add more rockets. Only problem I've thought of is size. Will it work please help me.

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Any Harry Potter fans out there?

OK, good, you know about the whole Harry Potter thing, but do you know about this?Here's the idea. - You put these MP3s onto two CDs and get a copy of The Sorcerer Stone. - Mute your TV. - Put them both in CD and DVD players. - When you're at the DVD menu you hit play on both players at the same time. - Swap CDs for the second half of the movie. - Enjoy the hilarity!OK, I'm guessing on the last one. I haven't tried this and it'll be a while before I have the time to do it. Has anyone else done it or willing to try?

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Multi-color Wizard Wands Almost Ready for the Harry Potter Conference

Only a few hours before her floo powder flight to Harry Potter summer camp (Terminus), Christy is madly making Wizard Wands in an assortment of colors. Why pink? You'll have to ask her directly for those gory details.

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I need help!! Trying to draw a clockwork powered Golden Snitch!!

Ok, here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to draw a line drawing sketch of a Golden Snitch from Harry Potter with the clockwork mechanisms superimposed inside the sphere. The Snitch itself is easy enough to draw (a circle with a pair of delicate wings) but the clockwork mechanisms to power the thing are tough to do. The end result should, hopefully, look like an old "da Vinci-esque" drawing that was found in an old book. The aging of the paper is easy enough to figure out. So this is my question. Does anyone know where I can find a line drawing of a windup mechanism that I could easily draw in a scaled down version to fit within the walnut-sized Snitch body?

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Harry Potter Whereabouts Clock

A great Harry Potter project even non-fans will like. Ran across this while looking for interesting clock projects. The author remains anonymous on his blog.  Magic Whereabouts Clock

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Harry Potter Challenge Winners

Results are up here.

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Harry Potter Challenge Winners

The Instructables Daily Prophet is happy to report that Voldemort is officially dead!The Ministry thanks Muggle DIY enthusiasts for contributing these projects to the war effort. Constant vigilance!First Prize: Page ViewsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Use Spells to Control Your Computer! by technick29First Prize: RatingsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue or A really magic Harry Potter wand for Lumos and Reveal Your Secrets charms by KaptinScarletRunners Up: RatingsWinners receive a robot t-shirt.Easy Harry Potter Scarf by keggo24Harry Potter: Make a Death Eater Mask! or Harry Potter: Henna a Dark Mark by grimsqueakerMake a Ministry of Magic memo (owl airplane) by shangrilarcadiaHalf Hour Harry Hat by RobyntheslugRandom Prize:Winner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Harry Potter House Skirt by wolfybrieWinners, check your Instructables inboxes tomorrow- I'll send prize claim information via private message!KaptinScarlet and grimsqueaker each had two projects that fell in successive rank order, so I've listed them both for completeness. They only get one prize, so the additional projects are just listed for your amusement. Do you have a suggestion for the next speed contest? Tell me all about it here. 1 where dragon = laser. What will those Muggles think up next?

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Harry Patch 1898 - 2009

Let's raise a glass of respect to Henry Patch, (and along with Henry Allingham, plus their cohort) , the last Tommy to fight in the First World War. He was born a Victorian ( that's the 1800's ) reached his majority as an Edwardian ( early 1900's ) and died an Elizabethan, (that's nowadays over here in Blighty).He outlived both his sons, and he still had an eye for the ladies in the twilight of his years.Above all maybe was the fact that he was a pacifist.

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what was the name of the harry potter parody that had proffessor stumblebum , as a mockup of dumbledor? Answered

Hello, after watching potter puppet pals, i rememberd breifly watching a parody of harry potter on a show that was on air a a little while before thank god your here was first being airs which was a few years back. anyway, this show made spoofs of lord of the rings, all in a simila  fashion to than god your here, but only slightly. in this show, there was harry potter, and the scene i saw, was profesor dumbledor falling down the stairs, with someone going "proffesor stumblebum, are you ok?". and thats all i can remember. does anyone know the name of the show im talking about? perhaps it may have actually have been an earlier version of thank god your here, ifso, does anyone know the episode number?

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Mr Super Glue dies.

Harry Coover, accidental discoverer of Super Glue, has died in Tennessee, aged 94. Coover realised the adhesive potential of cyanoacrylate in 1951, when an assistant noticed that a piece of the material had firmly stuck two optical prisms together.

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Harry Potter- Knitted Dark Mark Bag

I'm a big Harry Potter nerd, so a friend passed this link along to me. It's definitely cooler than just knitting house scarves!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 Official Trailer!!!

Its the official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EC2tmFVNNE

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Flight Physics of a Golden Snitch?

Does anyone know if it's possible to build a miniature battery operated ornithopter with a spherical body?  I'm interested in attempting to make one and would greatly appreciate any information.

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Find the Hidden Harry Potter References and Win 1 Year of Instructables Premium Membership!

I recently published my Witching Hour Halloween Window Display Instructable. Placed within the images and video of the Instructable are SEVEN hidden (and not so hidden) references and items relating to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I will give away 1 year of free Instructables Premium Membership to the first person to identify SIX of the SEVEN hidden items, extra kudos to anyone who can find all SEVEN. Just list your six (or seven) Harry Potter related things and where you found them in the comments below, good luck!!

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how does everyone like the new harry potter movie??

I saw the new movie but didnt like it. how do you like it?

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How to make a Harry Potter lighting scar? Answered

A grandson will go as Harry Potter. I would like to make a scar to spirit gum to his forehead. As a kicker I plan to put an smd LED under the appliance. Powered by a flat cell in the hair and fine magnet wire for conductors. So far I was planing to use a glue gun to form the scar on a tin can for simulated forehead curved shape.. Any suggestions on a better material or kit will be greatly appreciated !

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Harry Potter 5 movie opening tonight...

Anyone else going? :D I sadly didn't get on the opening night boat until this year. I got into HP a bit later than most. But I'm also going to the Hallow's Ball that Borders is putting on for the release of the seventh book. I'm going to be partying with a bunch of 8 year olds until midnight. Weeeeeeee!

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can I down load classes??

I have had a stroke, comprehension pooooor,  Can I down load classes to my computer, and do as feel up to it???? If so, how to d/l video's????? Will it help if I buy Prem plan??? Harry Shaboogy

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I am restoring a table and this was one of my ideas for the top, I would like opinions? Answered

The table is all black with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban quotes on it, really I'm just wondering if people like it and if not I'll change it as I'm on the fence

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How to make LED's flash when moved?

I want to create a Sneakoscope ( it's a top that flashes when spun, from Harry Potter). How would I get lights to flash when it's spun?

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Makeup Holoween Scar

A grandson will go as Harry Potter in a few days. I would like to make a scar to glue to his forehead. As a kicker I want to put an smd LED under the scar. What and where does one find scar materials use to make a on skin ?..

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Harry Potter flying broom idea. Would it work? Answered

               Ok, so in the past few months I've came up with an idea for a maglev-esque flying broom design after re-watching Harry Potter. It would hover over a magnetic track using two electromagnets- one in the handle and one hidden in the broom straw. The power of the magnets could be controlled via a control panel/joystick on the handle of the broom, letting the rider control the height of the broom. I'm not sure how the speed would work, but if I understand magnetic propulsion right, it should move forward by itself. Is there any way i could get it to where the rider could control the speed? And also, I'm assuming this will cost way more than I can afford, so at the moment it is all hypothetical.

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Sad News Proffesor Snape has passed.

"Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish." Wikipedia  Actor Alan Rickman, Snape in Harry Potter films, dies at 69. https://www.google.com/search?q=professor+snape+actor&biw;=1550&bih;=746&source;=lnms&tbm;=isch&sa;=X&ved;=0ahUKEwj31pf7larKAhUINT4KHTdRBq0Q_AUIBigB&dpr;=0.8

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Harry Potter crafts/projects you'd like to see?

We've got a lot of excellent stuff on the site already, but surely there are more things we could make! I've been pining for Hogwarts in general since the movies came to an end, so I'm rerouting my love in crafty ways. I've been trying to come up with some ideas this week. I made a golden snitch necklace yesterday, and I'll be making another one and posting an instructable soon. :) So what other things from the books/movies would you like to see? :D

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not hapening

For some reason i put up a recipe for the harry potter challenge but it doesnt show up in the challenge. does anyone know why?

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Album Review: Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) ****

Harry Nilsson - Nilsson SchmilssonRelease Date: 1971Nacho's Rating: 4 (out of 5)Tracks:01 - Gotta Get Up YouTube02 - Driving Along YouTube03 - Early In The Morning YouTube04 - The Moonbeam Song05 - Down06 - Without You YouTube (hit single in 1972)07 - Coconut YouTube08 - Let The Good Times Roll09 - Jump Into the Fire YouTube10 - I'll Never Leave YouThe 2002 remastered version also has demo versions of all but "Early In The Morning". This is the album that first turned me on to music. I had been interested in music before I heard this, but Nilsson's wide range of styles and his goosebump-inducing vocals showed me that there was more to music than Top40 hits and screaming guitars.. For me, the album as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Some of the songs don't stand alone very well, but sound pretty good when played together. I could do without "The Moonbeam Song" and "I'll Never Leave You" (having to follow "Jump Into The Fire" is a big disadvantage) but even they sound OK in context.. The album leads off with the rather goofy "Gotta Get Up" and follows with "Driving Along" - neither a great song, but definitely fun to listen to.. "Early In The Morning" gives a peek at what he can do with his voice and it's a good song, too.. "The Moonbeam Song" shifts into slow ballad mode. Nothing special, but Nilsson does a pretty good job.. "Down" is a nice bluesy song that starts to really show off his voice.. "Without You" is one of my all-time favorite songs. Nilsson takes a rather smarmy song and infuses if with FEELING. I still get goose-bumps when I hear the refrain.. "Coconut" is about as silly as a song can get, but Nilsson somehow makes it work. Another favorite for me. Wooo-oo-oo.. "Let The Good Times Roll" is another bluesy song with great vocals. Fits well between Coconut and JITF.. "Jump Into The Fire" is another favorite of mine. Not many singers can scream and make it sound good. And it has a bass line and a drum solo that will put a grin on Punkguyta's face as he blows out his speakers/amp.. "I'll Never Leave You" is a slow plaintive wail that is a bit of a let down after JITF. Great vocals, but I've never liked the song.. Not an album for every one. Check out the YouTube clips and see what you think.Links:Harry Nilsson at Wikipedia

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what to read? Answered

I have read LOTR, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion, The children of Hurin, Unfinished tales, and Harry Potter. Any suggestions?  Thank you 

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What can i make out of knex? Answered

I would like to make a robot so if anyone can add a link it would be great.

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Sheldon Brown... 1944-2008

If you didn't know - Sheldon Brown has passed away :(http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/This makes me sad :(

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Well, I got fired

Well, yesterday i got some bad news from my boss. after missing a shift because of a long Harry Potter movie, I called to tell her what happened and that is when it happened, " Well this is the last time this will happen because I'm afraid that Steve (owner of the store) has told me to let you go". She then hung up quickly. So I ran down the the store and called Steve, He said that he had NOT SPOKEN TO MY BOSS FOR A WEEK! Displeased with her lie i asked him to talk to her. She managed to make me sound like a useless pay-robbing dick, so he fired me for real this time. although he said that i could use him as a reference, i still had to leave what I actually loved doing. Now, i sit here Unemployed because of a really bad, little kids Harry potter movie. Does anyone know how to handle this?

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Need Free altoids Tins!!!!!!

I need some altoids tins for electronic projects. I live in Australia and altoids are not sold here. I will pay shipping if under $15USD.

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DRIP WATER IRRIGATION

Hi all! I am trying to find out about a simple stupid drip water irrigation system. Bucket, tube. Is there any instructable out??? Thx, Harry

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Cloak help needed

I want to have a cloak for the new harry potter theme at universal in Orlando. I went to this site " http://www.twinrosesdesigns.com/Cloaks%20for%20Sale.html " and looked at one called "Black Wool Cloak with Celtic Knot Trim" half way down the page, which I think is similar to the "Black 100% Wool Flannel Full Circle Cloak with Silver Knotwork Trim" located above it.While it gives the measurements and some of the materials used, I was wondering if it's possible to make it for $50 or less instead of the $155 dollars they want.

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Please put it back so people can locate it.

Answers link has strayed again in the last update. Please put it back so people can locate it.Richard Harris

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Does instructables ship gifts to pakistan?

I have recently won a gift in hiding place contest, but i am not sure that if inscrutables would be able to ship the gift to pakistan where i live.

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Will RFID work on a Key fob (Tesco sized Key fob) ? 53mm x 30mm.

Just want to know if it possible with it being small at 53mm x 30mm. Many thanks, Harry.

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What should I do when I go to Spain?

I am going to Spain on holiday and I don't know what to do. BTW i am going to Costa Dorada.

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Favorite Books

What are your favorite books? I know mine are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Luxe books by Anna Godbersen, and My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, though there are MANY others! PLEASE NO SPOILERS FOR ANY BOOKS!!!

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(newsletter) Harry Potter Spellbooks, Water Bottle Raft, Furry Laptop

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