Make a Coil Train

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No doubt about it, electric trains are cool.  They are expensive though.  And you could get called “a nerd.”  But really, those people are just not cool, so there. Follow the simple 4 step instructable to make “The Simpliest Electric Train“.  Now, watch the video of it in action.  It’s quite cool.  Except the jumps, … Continued

Trick Cutlery

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This Instructable will show you how to make your own Gallium Spoon.  Unlike the trick spoons from the movies, this won’t form back into a spoon when you take it out of the water, or soup.  Also, I’d make sure you have lots of extra soup, because while gallium might be non-toxic, I don’t think … Continued

Simple Salt Water Purifier

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Don’t worry, you’ll probably want something like this after yesterday’s post. Or in other words, a still.  That’s basically what Eddie the Invemtor has made.  It won’t make you and decent booze, but it will purify water for you enough to drink while you’re in the woods.  I’m not sure if I’d carry these things … Continued

Coke Shotglass

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If you ever wanted an edible shotglass made of coke, this video is for you: Honestly, the rubberness of it looks weird to me.  I would prefer if it were frozen.  It would probably feel better while you drink from it.  The glass wouldn’t last long, but that’s the idea I bet.  How would warm … Continued

Survival Fire Piston

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Instructables user wartellc made his own Fire piston in about 4 hours.  I had never heard of one of these before, but the concept is pretty basic, I like it.  I don’t have any of the tools necessary to make my own, so I’ll probably just buy one, it’s only $25 on Amazon.  However, the … Continued

Pipe Lamp

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Instructables user Matt2 Silver has a really awesome DIY aged bubbling pipe lamp.  He did a fantastic job on the whole thing, I thought it was a real copper pipe from the initial photo and video, but it’s really PVC.  The small touches of mixed white and green paint for oxidation are really nice.  The hammered … Continued

DIY “Lava” Lamp

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It’s more of a controlled reaction of acids and bases then the soothing blobs from a true lava lamp, but this instructable is dead simple to follow and can be quite fun.  I bet if you got something a little thicker then vegetable oil it might be a slower process that’s more true to the … Continued

Fun with Magnets!

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Powerful permanent magnets are fun to play around with and experiment and learn from.  Aptly named Instructables user Magnetic Games has a short 2 step instructable that  shows how to make a few neat things. Actually, his YouTube channel is full of interesting experiments and toys you could make with ease with magnets.  I think the gears … Continued

5th Element Candle Holders

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At first, I thought the whole sculptures were candles, but it’s just holding tea-lights.  That’s kinda lame, but it still represents the final scene part of the excellent movie The 5th Element.  I did learn something though, there was a rhyme and reason to the wavy lines on each stone, I thought they went around … Continued

LEGO Mini-figure candles

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Instructable User Hey Jude has put together a quick instructable on how to make your own LEGO Min-figure molded candles. Using a product called Sugru to make a mold of the min-figure, then pouring in a tablespoon worth of melted wax into the mold.  Allowing it to dry for 30 minutes gives you finished product, … Continued