Rockets can be made from things you can buy at any electronics store - like a can of compressed air. You can even buy your own kit, or assemble your own by following the instructions in this video. Once you've built the chassis, just insert a can of compressed air and let it r ...more
Homemade Air Rockets
In this video we are shown how to make a homemade rocket. The necessary items are as follows: A plastic bottle, a bicycle pump and a cork. First, cut the cork in half and make sure that it fits in the mouth of the bottle. Next, take a nail and push it through the cork so that ...more
This video teaches you how to make an air horn out of two medicine bottles, a glove and a rubber band. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Hand made air conditioner made of a foam lunch box, 5 volt DC fan, 4 AAA rechargeable batteries, and some ice. This homemade AC can run on batteries and you can plug directly into any USB port. Video: .
If you're breaking a sweat in the summer heat, but not trying to break the bank, this dead simple trick will show you how to make your own air conditioner for under ten bucks. Video: . What You'll Need 1 styrofoam cooler 2 dryer vents 1 small fan you've probably got lying aro ...more
Think a hot air balloon is something you can only read about in books? Think again. In this six-part science based tutorial, learn how to make your very own hot air balloon using science & the following easy to find materials: plastic bags, plastic drinking straws, thin candle ...more
For those of us lucky enough to have gone on a hot air balloon, the sights you see are truly something spectacular. And unline hopping aboard a plane or a helicopter, hot air balloons are completely open air, which means you can enjoy the wind blowing in your face and communin ...more
Fans do a pretty good job of cooling you down in the summer but sometimes only an air conditioning can do the job right. In this tutorial, SuChin Pak and Daniel Sieberg demonstrate how to make a homemade air conditioning system with a fan, coil and ice water. Save the environm ...more
You can do a lot with liquid nitrogen, including freeze and shatter gummy bears, make homemade Dippin' Dots, and scare the crap out of your friends by dipping your hand in it! If you can't get your hands on any, you can even make it yourself. Or, if you want to try something a ...more
We've seen compressed air power a homemade rocket, shoot erasers across the room, and even remove dents from a vehicle, but how about breaking a bike lock? As Theodore Gray of PopSci explains, no matter how tough your lock is, there's one thing that will defeat it every time— ...more
Do you like drinking coffee? It may seem like this question has nothing to do with homemade rockets or fuse paper, but indeed coffee filters - which you should have in ample supply if you enjoy making your own cup of Joe - are the key ingredient in a kick ass construction of f ...more
If you like the idea of building rockets that will soar through the air like angels but don't want to bother with operating high explosive, it's possible to build pretty darn powerful rockets out of water. This video will show you how to do so very easily out of junk that you ...more
Who knew some plastic, water and air would be so much fun? If you like rockets and explosions, you probably knew. And so did this guy, who shows you how to make an awesome water rocket that can shoot over 200 feet! Before you try following along with the rocket build, you shou ...more
As Paula Deen has taught us time and time again, butter makes everything taste better, even air. And no dish is done until you've tossed a pound of lard or a stick or two of butter into the mix. But don't settle for lumpy storebought butter. Customize your butter and make it ...more
Crazy for homemade rockets and other flammable toys? This is your video. In this tutorial, learn a quick and easy way to make a matchstick rocket using a match and foil. These rockets can travel as far at 20 feet, so stand back as your DIY rocket flies!
This video tutorial shows how to make a homemade air conditioner with cool/hot function. No need to buy both a heater and an a/c, this home-made device does both jobs. Watch this video circuitry tutorial and learn how to modify and build a full functioning air-conditioning and ...more
For some reason, McDonald's hamburgers are mysteriously unsusceptible to Mother Nature's inevitable toll of decomposition. Yep, you pretty much have to dip a McDonald's cheeseburger in acid if you want it to decompose. So we're left with the question: Why? Why does a McDonald' ...more
We've gathered some of our favorite pranks with the seasonally appropriate for all you college kids out there. You're more than likely cohabitating with a complete stranger, and what better way to make a good first impression and develop a strong personal relationship than sub ...more
Greg Swanson and Joe Kelley demonstrate their superb skills at creating bottle rockets on rooftops. To make a plastic bottle fly into the air, you will need a cork, a inflation needle, a bicycle tire pump, and of course... a 2-liter plastic bottle filled with a little bit of ...more
Are you worried about how your bathroom cleaning supplies are damaging the environment and your own air? Use these recipes to create non-toxic, homemade bathroom cleaners instead. Never mix homemade cleaners with commercial cleaners, because when mixed, they can produce toxic ...more
If you are concerned about the environment, you would want to recover freon in your old car or air-conditioner before getting rid of them. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a homemade freon reclaimer.
Ros Figliano teaches us how to make Italian pizza at home in this tutorial. First, prepare your favorite toppings and set them aside on a plate. After this, take your homemade dough and place it on a floured counter, then push it down with your fingers to work the air pockets ...more
A very easy to make rocket made from a drinking straw, and launched using air pressure. Almost everyone will be able to make this, it does not require any hard-to-find items, but also can it be made in very little time. Therefore the rockets themselves will be very easy to mas ...more
This is a demonstration of how to make a yeast starter using a flask and stir plate. According to discussions on the forum at northern brewer dot com you can use an air lock without a stir plate but when you DO use a stir plate you should use foil or a dense foam stopper instead.
If you want to make homemade wine, you're going to need some equipment. This video gives an overview of the wine making equipment kits. The equipment mentioned in this video includes carboy, racking cane, bucket, bottle brush, air lock, bottle filler, corker, and corks. Gettin ...more
Hard economic times making it tricky to buy all that cat litter? Now you can make your own using old newspaper and baking soda. It might be a little time consuming but if you have an evening to kill, spend it making some homemade cat litter. Why buy the stuff when you can whi ...more
Rick Vanman shows you how to create plum wine from scratch with the use of a 5 gallon demijohn, a process that requires patience and time. First, you pick enough plums to make the desired amount of wine. You pick the red plums for red wine, and the light plums for white wine. ...more
Home cooks know firsthand what it takes to make delicious and amazing food for friends and family. One of the most effective ingredients to making foods as delicious as possible is herbs. Unfortunately for some, fresh herbs are not always readily available. When they are, nat ...more
Jet engines combine oxygen from the surrounding air with on-board fuel to burn at very high temperatures and create thrust in the direction of the flame. Rockets, which we will learn about in a later post, are similar but carry oxygen internally and can therefore function in s ...more
The joys of summer are many! If you, like me, live in a place where the summer is short, you’re going to want to maximize your fun in the sun by doing as many awesome things as possible before the sun goes back to wherever the hell it hibernates during the cold and dark times. ...more
This prank/stunt is to get a couple of big giant rockets and make a big hole on the top so that way people could either stand or sit on top of the rockets while someone takes a match and sets them off and go flying really high up in the air over a lake and landing in it. The p ...more
Strap wheels and rockets onto the bed with somebody on it lying down in PJ's like they are in bed. Set the rockets off down a wooden ramp and ride off the other side of the ramp so you go flying into the air, landing in a lake of water!
Gift-giving to your loved ones shouldn't be too time-consuming or strain your savings. Immortalize your special Instagram moments with family and friends by turning them into refrigerator magnets. For the stressed out family or friend, make homemade air freshener room spray, ...more
WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the commu ...more
Video: . Potato Air Pen Gun an simple homemade toy airgun made just from a ball pen or water pipe, a chopstick, some potato.
If a solar-powered air conditioner that requires no electricity or moving parts sounds to good to be true, well, then you're not as ambitious as this clever high school student. Instructables user Fozzy13 put together an awesome DIY tutorial on how he built his own air conditi ...more
Take everyday sprinkler parts and form them into a high pressure rocket launcher that will shoot paper rockets nearly 300 feet!!! It's cheap to make and a lot of fun! Video: . A quick trip to nearly any hardware or sprinkler supply store should get you everything you need for ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to make a high-powered, long-range, air-powered rocket gun. This launcher is based on a sprinkler valve, a modified propane tank, and a few other components. Though not hard to make, this device is VERY dangerous! The rocket can seriously har ...more
What's the best way to pass the time when you're bored beyond your wits? Make things explode, of course! But let's just say that you don't want your house to catch fire. The next best option that you've got is contained within this here video. Take a look to learn how to cons ...more
This tutorial shows how to construct a mouth-launched air rocket. He begins with an ordinary strip of chewing gum. After removing the gun, he flattens out the wrapper. He then carefully wraps the long end of the wrapper around his index finger, leaving about half the wrapper p ...more
This homemade hairspray-powered PVC rocket takes less than an hour to construct and only costs about 20 dollars to make. Check out my video below for the step-by-step instructions on building your own backyard rocket, and follow the written guide below for reference. Video: . ...more
Not that long ago I wrote an article discussing what it would be like, realistically, if you were to accidentally travel back in time to the Victorian era. At the end of that article, I mentioned that the best thing you could bring with you on a time-traveling adventure is a K ...more
Recyling your used plastic bottles and bags by taking them to the recyling center is a great way to save the environment, but you can turn recycling into a fun project by reusing your soda bottle as a rocket. Watch this tutorial by Make Magazine to see how to launch a soda bo ...more
Believe it or not, making it a pizza isn't that hard, so don't resort to ordering out tonight. Try out this quick and easy pizza recipe. Once you have your dough ready to go, and your pizza sauce already made, you just need to start stretching and forming the dough. Punch it o ...more
Are you looking to build a cool home science experiement? Why not try out a Stirling engine? Wait, what IS a stirling engine? Well... a Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperatu ...more
Do you simply swoon over thick homemade icing, but can't get over the fact that you have to mix in raw eggs? Raw eggs, of course, pose the risk of an upset belly and of dangerous bacteria, but did you know you don't even have to add raw eggs to make icing? Take a gander at th ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make "Coke" rocket. This process is very fast, easy and simple to do. The materials required for this project are a 2 liter bottle of Coca Cola and a pack of Mentos candy. Begin by sliding off the cover of the Mentos stick and drop ...more
BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more
Remember the Rocketeer? The rocket jet pack that he wore? Jet packs are the coolest sci-fi props that haven't been perfected in "real life" yet. Almost, but not quite. For now, film rocket belts or rocket packs will do. Like in the Bond flick "Thunderball" and in the Star Wars ...more
This starts having the guys do a stunt where they go down a zipline and get pelted by paintballs. Everything works fine the first couple times and the stunt goes on filming. Then Steve O gets on the zip. While everyone's had parachutes that help slow them down at the end, Ste ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make sulfuric acid (metabisulfite / oxidizer method). They show you how to make concentrated sulfuric acid from sodium metabisulfite, hydrochloric acid and an oxidant such as hydrogen peroxide or nitric acid. Warning: ...more
Killstreaks: Advantages and Disadvantages 3 Kills – Spy Plane: Advantages: This lets you see enemies on the radar in the upper left hand part of your screen. Though it is one of the lowest killstreaks, it is very beneficial and gives you a huge advantage. Disadvantages: It ca ...more
Move over NASA— SpaceX is taking over. Well, not really. But today, the privately funded spacecraft company broke all expectations when their Dragon capsule fell to a soft landing in the Pacific Ocean, completing an undoubtedly successful demo flight of nearly two full trips ...more
Help Chuck Green kill some zombies like MacGyver would! This video series covers 43 of the weapon combinations you can use in Dead Rising 2. Check them all out! 1. Tenderizers (Box of Nails + MMA Gloves) 2. Knife Glove / Claws (Boxing Gloves + Bowie Knife) 3. Paddle Saw (Kaya ...more
Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more
This is a fun little how-to showing what happens when you put some baking soda and vinegar in a film canistar. Shake it up and see it blast off. Keep back though, or you'll stink like your homemade rocket fuel. Video: .
You've seen what a vortex cannon can do, so now it's time to build your own! Okay, this air vortex cannon is not huge, but it's definitely a fun thing to construct if you have some junk plastic laying around, and it works really well for its size. Grab a cheap plastic containe ...more
WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more
Looking to make a homemade movie projector but don't have much cash? In this video, learn how one person created a video projector with $60 and some old cardboard. Tips from the videomaker: Add spacers on bottom of cardboard to keep LCD screen about 1/8 of an inch above the o ...more
No filters, just my 3G. This isn't really toys, but I think it counts. I love to paint these. The people are 15mm tall and are from WW2- hard to paint! I have a ton more- I just set this one up. I buy them and make them. For instance, the V1 rocket in the upper right is homema ...more