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Topic by furrysalamander
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.
Topic by radiorental | last reply
I saw this microscope slide on ebay. It went for almost Â£80, but I grabbed the images because they are simply amazing - the slide's maker has spent what are probably hours or days arranging microscopic diatoms into the shape of a three-masted galleon, complete with sailors and a figure-head.Anybody care to reproduce it?
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
This deluxe papercraft castle in Japan was made over the course of four years. It has its own lights and even an electric train! But seriously, that's enough of an explanation, just hit the link below for lots more pretty pictures. Go! A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean via boingboing
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Making a shirt of of a dollar bill is a nice trick, but it's absolutely nothing compared to what Won Park can do with money. Check out his gallery for some insanely cool folding. Even better, he's made PDFs and videos to help you make the same stuff. GalleryFish InstructionsVideo tutorialvia Drawn!
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I was thinking I could do a conversation about this under my instructable and I probably will but maybe I can get different feed back from here but I guess you would need to check my instructable first to really know what I am talking about unless you are some one who is also sticking organic packing peanuts as an art media. https://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-packaging-peanuts-/ AND I would love so much to here from some one doing the same stuff because I have yet to hear of any one else doing this or even if I could start to hear of people starting to do this would be cool.
Topic by thaicares | last reply
Hi there! I am creating a fictitious planet as a personal project of mine, and I would like to blog (Is that the right word for this?) about it. I am creating the planets, the geography, the natural history, and the wildlife of each of my 3 planets (Sattelites?). Most of the info will be in the form of an uploaded scan of my notes and sketches, which I will progressively add as I get more Info. Here they are! Sorry if there are any problems with the image quality.
Topic by eulaliaaaa! | last reply
This wooden marble machine is packed with cool ways of moving a metal marble up, up, and up. It's an amazing labor of love, that's for sure, and one I wish I could see in person. Skip to 2:30 for the explanation of what happens. At 8:00 the runthrough begins. Reddit via Gizmodo
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Just found this. A group of 7 people use everything from doors to windows to starter motors to make an amazing jeep techno song. The song starts off slow but then picks up at about 1:00 if you are low on time and want to skip ahead. I would recommend listening to it all though its amazing. Apparently it took two weeks of rehearsing and 7 hours to get a flawless take :O Download MP3: http://www.juliansmith.tv/2009/12/techno-jeep-mp3/ Download Ringtone ? http://www.myxer.com/ringtone:2839039/
Topic by =SMART= | last reply
Hey everyone, I'm part of a team building a bike for to break the human-powered land speed record of 83 mph! Check out our kickstarter page at http://kck.st/1o5DowU, or our website/blog www.aerovelo, for updates on the design/construction/testing process. We've worked on a few other crazy human-powered projects including a helicopter and an ornithopter. Check it out! :)
Topic by aerovelo
A solar array, grandstands, aircraft runway, elevator, and an assortment of support vehicles, this epic LEGO creation has it all! Flickr user DeGobbi has created a rolling city out of LEGO blocks and what must have been months of hard work. There's even a back-story to go along with the epic build: "Crawler town roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use. Several such cities exist but Crawler town is the most popular due to the Aero 500 hydrogen fuel cell Air races that are held." Yup, looks like he's thought of everything with this build, there's even a place to grab a beer! There are plenty of close ups of the entire project and all the details, you can check them out here.
Topic by mikeasaurus | last reply
Https://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Alien-in-a-Jaranything like the "glowing alien in a jar"
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Http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/look/look-paperclip-pendant-lamp-076946For the sake of my sanity, someone PLEASE do an instructable on how to create this amazing paperclip chandelier!
Topic by kettir | last reply
I created this new gun that is longer more acurate better equiped and hurts alot
Topic by Erikthegreen | last reply
Mike Rea makes amazing wooden sculptures of items that recreate the form and absolutely none of the function, but that doesn't stop them from being wonderful pieces to look at. Whether it's a set of musical instruments, a tank, a mech walker, or many other things, his work deserves a good look.Fecal Face (a great art site from SF) does a nice interview with loads of pics here.via Make
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Take a good look at these crazy and beautiful hand-blown light sculptures. Prices are in the range of $200 - $1,300 and look like they're not recommended if you have small kids in the house, but hey, they come with a free filament replacement. artist pagevia BoingBoing
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
What's better than LEDs? Spinning LEDs! Laserpointer forums member FireMyLaser has decided that spinning LEDs is so much fun that he built a contraption that spins on 3 axes and creates some pretty insane effects. He also posted lots of build photos, but for now he's exceeded his photobucket bandwidth. Hopefully they'll be up again soon. NOTE: this is a forum post. Forums are where users can post links to other cool things happening in the DIY space and as such instructions aren't always available. Thanks! LED Orb 2.0 via MAKE
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
"I think mobile homes are a blight on the planet... Attractive, affordable housing is possible and I'm out to prove it." - Dan PhillipsA man in Texas has started a program to build low-income housing out of trash and other found and donated materials. I know you are probably thinking to yourself "oh great, another beer can house," but these homes are actually quite artfully done. He is on a crusade to prove to the world that you can build stylish housing out of discarded materials. Completely self-taught and working with a limited crew, he makes highly-crafted and sturdy houses. He also requires that the eventual owner helps in the construction of the house so that they have a larger stake in its future.Check out the full New York Times article and don't miss the slideshow.
Topic by randofo | last reply
What a wild ride... So here's the recipe. Take one computer illiterate lady who's got a lot of random skills she's learned along the way and throw her into a room with 12 other people who's second language is CAD or 0110001 or some other variation of looking into the eye of a screen and typing sweet nothings into its curvacious keyboard. Man did I feel like a fish in the desert. I left orientation completely overwhelmed, flattened, and having no idea what I was doing there amongst all these obviously tech savvy folks. Once again odd man out. Now let me be clear, this has nothing to do with the people. Everyone was super sweet and willing to help. I was out of my element, which is exactly what I needed. For as long as I can remember, I've always thought in art. From the clothing and accoutrements I make for myself to the images I capture. From the food that I create to the materials I bind together, or the mood i can set in an empty space if given a couple days to have my way with it. Creation and art are an integral part of my existence as an external expression of my internal voice. So having three paid months to spend on my own work was a dream come true. For the first time in my life I was able to really focus on my work with 100 % of my attention and not juggle how I was going to pay rent and which piece goes where or how am I going to afford that thing I need for it. It was fantastic to have that kind of creative freedom and I feel incredibly lucky to have had that opportunity. I was able to finally create my stained fruit windows, something I've been imagining and working on in my head for many many years. I was able to experiment with different coatings and textures, slice thickness and transparency to best preserve the beauty of the sliced fruit. I spent day after day in the kitchen testing gluten free meal-worm flour bread amongst other insect delights. This was really an important experience for me due to my issues with factory farms and its effects on the environment but still feeling my bodies need for animal protein to perform. Once I felt comfortable with my results in the kitchen, I decided to explore the rest of the workshop at Autodesk / Instructables. Let me start by saying Holy $hit is that shop incredible. There are classes that are required to be able to use any one piece of equipment from the 3D printers to the drill. There were tools in the metal shop that I knew how to use but was unable to because I didn't take the class or get signed off. I recommend that any new AIR be realistic in what they want to use and take those classes right away. If you need a hole drilled and you aren't signed off on the drill, just ask someone who is signed off, they'll drill that hole for you because it's that kind of place. Time goes fast and if there is something you want to learn, go for it because when are you going to have that opportunity again? All the instructors are great and willing to answer all your crazy questions. A special thanks to Gabe for helping me so many times with all my computer questions and when the laser cutter doesn't feel like cooperating. (I did mention I'm computer Illiterate right?) On that note, I have learned soooooo much here and though I still feel that computers are generally going to shut down when I touch them, I have learned how to create an image and laser cut that image. I started with leather and made a few water bottle sheaths, dog collars, a leather necklace and a beautiful bag. Now I'm working with wood and the detail is pretty incredible. I dabbled in the 3D software world and learned a little with Fusion 360 but I wasn't willing to take my precious residency time to learn it. But I do plan on pursuing that education. It's interesting to me and important for the way the world is going which I'm still trying to wrap my head around being a very old school DIY hand made kind of gal. I really cherished my time as an Artist in Residence at Instructables. Honestly, when I was there, I never wanted to leave and would stay into the wee hours. The people are very kind and its like a large quirky family. I've never worked anywhere where employees voluntarily and enjoyably come in on the weekend to work. By the time my residency was over, I think there were forty-five Airs. So many interesting and creative people. What an amazing idea this is. What an amazing opportunity for growth this program has given so many people. A truly beautiful gift that I am forever grateful for. Thank you to all the people in the foreground who help us on a daily basis and form this place and for those behind the scenes that make it possible. Thank you, you are so appreciated. Sincerely, Rima Khalek
Topic by rimamonsta | last reply
Ok i was the choice builder but it was almost flawless i just added some rods in the mag to help profmece and 1 rubber band for the triggeralso i made the full verson i have 2 mags the sniper and high clapictypower:10/10it shot 15-20 ft with 1 #32looks:9/10 the only down side is that theres some blue rods sticking out but thats normalstrengh:9/10 stock:10/10 i though it would be veryvery week with the middle part but its the strongest knex stock i have made barrels:9/10 i have the mess up once because my friend loaded it wrong bi-pod:10000000000000000000000/10 my fav bi pod mags:9/10 i dont geat how or what hold the pusher back but i made my owan way handle:8/10 not the strongest but its comfeyover all:10/10the best knex gun yet i have made i cant wait for the z36creator:Oblivitusgun: https://www.instructables.com/id/Z35-Knex-Assault-Rifle/video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQeA_Ytr7Dg
Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak | last reply
I was just wondering what the best type would be to use
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I just found these on a news website and thought that I would share it! These are some sand sculptures that were made in Australia a few weeks ago...They are absolutely dazzling! They are the biggest and best sand sculptures I have ever seen! Hope you like them!
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Does anybody other than me listen to the music genre hardstyle?If so then have you heard Of the Headhunterz? I think he is the greatest artist of all time. So I was just asking if anyone else likes hardstyle and if you don't know what that is it is basically a techno song with a huge bass line, I love it!
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Hello everyone its robots199 here. If you look at the picture below you can see my new avatar icon. If you are wondering what does this matter to me? I will tell you... I will be making avatars like these for free for anyone who requests one. You chose the color and the fonts.If you think I should make this an instructable Please say so
Topic by robots199 | last reply
I have built a plasma speaker and I am using it for my science fair and while I was listening to my speaker I realized that sound was coming from somewhere besides the speaker(arc). I disconnected the arc and it was coming from the batteries! Is there any way to prevent the batteries from playing the music as well? Is it feedback? I'd like the science fair judges to only hear the arc, thank you. Also I used this guys instructible
Topic by firebird2000 | last reply
Check out Peter Callesen's portfolio. It's full of wonderful paper craft and his interpretation of classic fairytales. I particularly love the way the original medium, often a piece of A4 paper, is an integral part of the art.Link from AndrewM.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Dear Community, !!Spoiler Alert!! Last summer, my family took a vacation to the California America!! My parents only planned 2 day in SF!! It is such an vibrant city! i wish i had stayed longer! In our brief stay we did went to ILM's lobby and Pier 9 under my strong request!! A super friendly Community manager helped us to sign up between our DM. We began in the lobby, a gentleman Jacob was our guide! He took us through a round of self introduction, the tour size was 9. And i was the only instructable member! After learning about the exhibit in the lobby and what role does pier 9 serve for Autodesk's development, we headed to the little showroom next to the kitchen. I saw projects i read about in real life! The feeling was incredible. My father was picked to try out the cocktail mixer from Manhattan project. We also learn from example hoe artist's work give feedback to software design and the cycle goes on and on, resulting in better iteration every time. We then are instruct to wear lab goggles since it is time to see the CNC milling room. Luckily, there were only 2 machine in used. We got open up and see the inside of the machines with its extensive variety of drill head. We also get to hear from those who are currently using the machines! Pass this door, is the wood and metal work room. Behold the Killer view(see attached pics). All members of the tour asked interesting questions. I was wondering if the metal chips and bit can be recycled in house, turn out they don't. We didn't spent much time there, since there is nobody working there. But hey, who would mind so decent carpenter metal-smith experience, making game related armor and weapons. I was taking picture with my Canon DSLR. At this moment, the battery flated out despite being fully charged the night before. I continued with my Phone Camera. Which turns out that my Camera was shorted and formatted the sd card. Luckily recovered some pics later. Up stairs we went, to the 3D print farm!! There is also the laser cutter. It is the busiest room in the pier. People on computers, setting up the printers, washing the water soluble support away. I am so overwhelm by the fillament, powder, even paper based printer which eat A4 and pumps 3d models out!! A massive amount of 3d print works are on a shelf. There are multicoolor print, a sabertooth skull, Human ears. A continuous track that i was told that it was printed that way without any assemble, which was made possible by the water soluble support! It was also one of my favorite room as a 3d artist. How i could quickly prototype parts and toys! Afterwards, it is the skywalk of over the top of the milling room. there is this fun over head track with handles. I certainly took a spin!! haha that is what i mean by tech meets fun!! Across the skywalk, we saw the Arduino and electronics room next to the internship area, where host XYZen-Garden and mini clear King Kong!! Many more!! The sewing room with so sewing machine mounted to the wall! With every equipment and machine i see, i can see myself using it to create interesting PROJECTS!! My brain was constantly bouncing into storming mode!! Unlocking new possibility of creation! New present idea i can surprise my Girlfriend with!! The tour ends with the restaurant grade kitchen! Which was brief, since we were running out of time. We asked so many quality questions along the tour and time is almost up. It was the most interesting workshop i have ever been to!! As a scientist-artist hybrid, I really wanna work there some how!! To put my ideas to the test! Enough about my visit, there are so many things i didnt wrote about though. Have you been there? Any fun ideas about HQ? Please tell me!! draft and Craft, Mchau2 Who am I? I am joined instructables at March 2013, I published my first instructable about a year later!! It was a paper ironman that i built without peps. Being picked as featured the first time was my honor. I am from HK, apart from Digital art, I focus on prop making and D.I.Y. Toys. I tried my best every time. Until next time, Happy instructabling.
Topic by mchau2 | last reply
Please make it look really good! Thanks! http://postimg.org/image/3yv92z6hj/
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I just found this absolutely astonishing piece by NMAP that visually shows the top 288,945 most visited websites on the web. Yes, I know what you are wondering, and instructables is on there. They included a search box, so you can find your favorite sites. Just make sure you put in a "www." and a ".com", otherwise the search won't work. Enjoy! Via Engadget Source NMAP
Topic by kcls | last reply
Happy Thanksgiving. On the 25th I made an apple pie with a crumb top and on the 26th I'll make a green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. My dad will make the turkey and he also made Crab Dip-it and a Pumpkin pie. The day a lot of the fat americans gorge themselves half to death, and the rest also gorge themselves, just not as much. Remember: "Don't panic! It's organic." And, "Make your Plastic Fantastic."
Topic by Yerboogieman | last reply
Hi my name is juan I am 16 and art is what I do. I can make rustic wood furniture draw even make costumes. This is my first pyrography drawing and my first post. Please tell me what you all think and if you guys ever want an instuctable on anything just ask(I have allot of free time) please comment!
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I want to know how to do a live video on ustream of my computer screen. Computer: mac mini early 2009 model, 2.26 ghz, 4gb ram, 1tb hdd The person with the best answer gets a free song on iTunes, my choice. SO GET ANSWERING!!!
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