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DIY – How to Hack your own Solar RC Car!

When it comes to building your own gadgets, nothing is better than a solar powered RC Car!

Of course, it only “charges” using solar cells, but this solar movement is helped greatly by DIYs like this.

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A rc car with two solar panels strapped up top for charging power. (Sorry no images) video coming soon. This is my first Instructable so be as honest as you can be

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DIY – How to Build a Tennis Ball Massage Chair!

Wow, here’s a really cool DIY on how to make a Tennis Ball Massage Chair that will get leave you feeling fully relaxed. Even better, you could probably substitute any type of ball such as golf balls to get a different effect.(softer or harder)

The tennis balls you see are not glued in place; they are held only by different-sized holes in the top and bottom sheets of plywood. The holes on the bottom are smaller so the balls don’t push through when you sit on it. To create the contoured effect, the sizes of the top and bottom holes vary i

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DIY HACK – How to Build a Magnetic Stripe Card Spoofer!


Here’s a fun little hack that will allow you to spoof most magnetic stripe readers including your local groceries’ credit card reader.

This instructable demonstrates how to use an electromagnet, a simple amplifier circuit, and a personal music player to induce signals into a magnetic stripe card reader, causing it to think that you have swiped a card through it.

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DIY – How to Make a Chapstick LED Flashlight!

Here’s a fun DIY on how to make a chapstick LED flashlight.  It’s pretty simple to do but a great idea.  Maybe Chapstick companies will pick up on this and make them as promotion materials.

This is an instructable on how to make a flashlight out of a ChapStick tube. After reading up on multiple LED instructables I thought it would be neat to make an original design that had not been done before. Since button cell batteries can be expensive, I went with an A23 (12V) battery that cost less than $2.00 for two.

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DIY – How to Make your own DIY Compact Survival Kit!

If you are outdoors a lot, you might want to consider making your own DIY compact survival kit and customize your emergency needs.

Wilderness survival should be taught to everyone. It can save lives, thus is an important body of knowledge. A survival kit should be cheap, and it should be simple, as this encourages more people to carry them when they go into the outdoors. In this instructable I will show, and explain how to make wilderness survival kit, and how to use it.

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DIY – How to make Paper Ghandi!

Here’s a fun way to make your own paper Ghandi.  FYI, if you don’t know Ghandi is, here you go.  (better yet, I suggest you attend elementary school)

This instructable will take you through the process I used to create a 17′ tall reproduction of my avatar from Second Life, MGandhi Chakrabarti.

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DIY – How to convert a Disposable Camera into an Emergency Strobe Light

Here’s a cool hack that shows you how to turn your regular old Kodak disposable camera into an emergency strobe light.  The hack does require some soldering but not too much work for some cool effects.

This instructable involves modifying a device that operates on 300v DC, so I am NOT responsible if you injure or kill your self and/or any body else from any of your actions messing around this

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Mario DIY – How to Make 1-Up Mario Candles!

Here’s a cool DIY on how to make your own 1-Up Mario Candle.

Go retro with this candle that looks like a 1up from Super Mario Bros.!

I recommend you to read through the entire Instructable before you start.

This is entered in the Let it Glow contest. Please vote it you like it! Thanks, enjoy!

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DIY Steampunk Fan!


It seems like the social networking internet world “loves” steampunk stuff, here’s another steampunk fan!

(Ah gowwwd, please turn off that awful music!)

This is sort of a cross between an instructable and a slide show. I did take some pictures during the build of my fan, but not enough to be a complete walkthrough. Odds are, you won’t have the exact pieces that I used to make my fan anyway – so hopefully this will inspire you to see what you have available to m

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DIY – How to Measure Speed of Light using Chocolate!

Here’s a really cool science experiment that allows you to measure speed of light by putting chocolate in the microwave and measuring the hot spots.

In this Instructable, the first in a series using the book How to Fossilize Your Hamster And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist as inspiration, we use a bar of chocolate to measure the speed of light.

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