27207Views54Replies

Author Options:

Back to School 2: More instructables to help you in class Answered

School has started for most of you and to help you out joshf posted The Top 10 List for going Back to School. But school is complicated and we feel that students can use all the help they can get. So we're helping you out with 10 (+1) more Instructables.

Good luck in school this year. Learning is awesome.


Minimalistic Desk by arte.sano
Planning on renting a room, decorating with a single mattress, and studying on the floor? Time to make your own desk and act like a grown-up. Your back will thank you.

Moleskine Hipster PDA case by atman
Be ready to take notes at any time and keep your life together, analog-style. Who says you only learn in classes? The world is your classroom, buddy.

Make a $5.00 "Space Pen" for your wallet by doctor_wu
Even if you forget your Moleskine Hipster PDA Case, with this tiny pen you'll always be sure that you can write those thoughts down if you can just find a scrap of paper.

Laptop sleeve from a zippered three ring binder by cmrc
Laptop bags can be crazy expensive for what is just some fabric and a zipper. Strip out a zippered binder instead and you're all set!

Vinyl Pencil Case by splityarn
Store your fancy mechanical pencils and fine point pens in style with this custom case for your binder. The one you didn't rip up for a laptop sleeve, that is.


Collegiate meals by trebuchet03
You're on your own and your idea of cooking is boiling water for ramen? That's sad. This collection of easy recipes will keep you eating well without stress. That's good.

Office supplies trebuchet by Scissorman
We recommend that you work on your verbal sparring with classmates before you resort to violence, but if you do need to get some agression out this tiny medieval weapon will help you launch your assault.

The Paper Catapult by Kiteman
So you don't have any office supplies for a trebuchet? Then print up this file and you'll have a scaled-down war going on in no time.

Lego USB Stick by ianhampton
If you're worried about accidentally using your Pinky USB Drive and destroying your homework you can make a flash drive with a sturdier bit of LEGO plastic. Just don't lose it by burying it inside your model of Helm's Deep.

How to "Steal" Your Textbook by TimAnderson
OK, we don't think you should really steal any textbooks, but you can turn them into PDFs by destroying them. You lose the resale value, but you can now keep all your books on your laptop and only carry one item to classes!

Wikipedia in your pocket by PKM
Afraid of getting into an argument in the cafeteria without the Internet to back you up? Take it with you by cramming Wikipedia in your pocket!

Discussions

0
None
Kiteman

10 years ago

Oh, you mentioned the paper catapult! I had thirty kids make those at once last term, then started a major cross-class war with dried peas as ammunition - the casualties were appalling...

0
None
CameronSSKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I'm in physics this year, I should bring this up when we get to projectile motion.

0
None
bumpusCameronSS

Reply 10 years ago

Heh, guess what one of our projects is: Make a trebuchet :D Along with bridge concepts, bottle rockets, centrifuges, and some wicked mechanical K'nex contraptions, just to name a few.. ; )

0
None
casey321bbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

I wish i was in physics. middle school sucks!!! its like the work made harder and more of it...

0
None
vailocasey321b

Reply 10 years ago

Hey, I'm in middle school too! The limitation of electives is appaling.

0
None
jakee117vailo

Reply 10 years ago

I remember that... but now I'm a freshmen! yay It is awesome

0
None
taco_guy93jakee117

Reply 10 years ago

cool, im a sophmore so we do som pretty cool stuff

0
None
smashbobtaco_guy93

Reply 10 years ago

you're lucky. i'm a sophmore too but our science is not very fun, and the teacher makes it worse.

0
None
taco_guy93smashbob

Reply 10 years ago

my science teacher is cool, he gave us all cookies one day and we had to use science to find out witch one was bad, the bad cookie tasted sour. :P i dont know how he did it but it was funny to see the look of my best friends face cringe when he bit into his! lol!

0
None
vailotaco_guy93

Reply 10 years ago

My current science teacher gives someone $20, $40, $60, (so on) for every chapter test that person aces. But he tests culumatively, so his tests are long...

0
None
taco_guy93vailo

Reply 10 years ago

my history gave us an impossible challenge you draw a rectangle, draw a line splitting it in half long ways, draw on line in the middle on the top half, and to lines in thirds on the bottom it just looks like a brick pattern, then you have to draw a line that goes through all of the lines in the box without going through one line twice.

untitled.bmpuntitled.bmp
0
None
Kaiventaco_guy93

Reply 10 years ago

HAHA! I Did those all the time... to no avail. guess what? You missed the bottom line :P

0
None
taco_guy93Kaiven

Reply 10 years ago

yeah i know thats the thing, i dont remeber how to do it, HOWEVER a while ago i had a ripleys believe it or not book and it showed how to do it. you should have been there when i was running around frantically trying to find it that day!

0
None
Kaiventaco_guy93

Reply 10 years ago

lol. I think I actually found the answer by accident a year after trying the problem, but I lost the paper. Or I didn't care lol.

0
None
Sly_Cooperjakee117

Reply 10 years ago

im almost a fresh man next year i will be(:

0
None
bumpuscasey321b

Reply 10 years ago

Actually when I was in a 7th grade science course, we did a huge unit on pulley systems, it was a contest who could figure out the reduction of weight or something everytime you add a pulley.. The previous record was 34 pulleys on one system.. We got up to 66. :D

0
None
Sunbanksbumpus

Reply 10 years ago

Pshh, when I was in 7th grade we learned about plants. And on the days we didn't do much the people at the table I sat at and I played Survivor. That was actually quite an interesting year...

0
None
shabakiSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

wer learning about ecosytems , cells and stuff (-.-)

0
None
jakee117Kaiven

Reply 10 years ago

yeah I did that in 7th grade... but I don't have science yet... I hope I don't have to learn it

0
None
geeklordKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

how did you get thirty kids to make those??

0
None
geeklordKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

thats what i thought! You gotta be an awesome teacher!

0
None
Kitemangeeklord

Reply 10 years ago

I like to think so...

...awesome can also mean "scary"

0
None
shabakiKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

id rather have scary teavher then have a bad one

0
None
Gjdj3Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Why can't we have cool teachers in my school! I'm jealous of the kids at your school. They have you as a teacher.

0
None
fungus amungusKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, I like that li'l catapult. One of these days I should make one myself :)

0
None
omnibotfungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

Me to, when I get e printer working .. hmm .. doesn't our office printer do A1's? *moah ha ha haa*

0
None
Shadowmangomnibot

Reply 10 years ago

There isn't a printer on this computer either, so I just drew it, then cut it out. I made two catapults.

0
None
omnibotShadowmang

Reply 10 years ago

Hmm .. some cardboard and the projector would perhaps allow me to creat a weapon of massconfusion *moah aha ha*

0
None
keastesomnibot

Reply 10 years ago

oh!!! a WMD (weapon of mass-distraction) being a junior so rocks

0
None
PlasmanaKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

And your paper catapult is really cool!

0
None
Pompom

10 years ago

I miss school. I do not like the real world. :-(

0
None
KitemanGjdj3

Reply 10 years ago

Don't be too keen - I'm rather old-fashioned as a teacher, which means you don't get away with "attitude" and laziness.

0
None
Gjdj3Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, but we'd probably get to learn more and do cooler stuff. So it would still be worth it.

0
None
jakee117Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

You seem kind of laid back though... you are easy to talk to... at least on the Internet o_O I like to be able to talk to teachers in an easygoing kind of way... it is nice. by the way, what subject do you teach?

0
None
Kitemanjakee117

Reply 10 years ago

I teach Science, with a dash of maths thrown in. Thanks for your kind comment.

0
None
jakee117Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I like science, it can be very fun. the projects are always interesting, to say the least.

0
None
geeklordKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

aren't all good teachers that way?

0
None
Pumpkin$

10 years ago

the iwiki-sh idea was nice

0
None
phant0m_sp00f3raPumpkin$

Reply 10 years ago

yeah i actually did that in my iPod touch, it rocks the hell outta me

0
None
Plasmana

10 years ago

Cool stuff, but I am home schooled...