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How To Make A Storm Glass That Will Predict The Weather… The Storm Glass was first invented in the mid 1700’s, and soon made it’s way into ships and harbors around Europe to help give warning of approaching bad weather. It gained the most fame through Admiral FitzRoy who used a Storm Glass on the voyage in which he and Darwin traveled to the Galápagos Islands. As such, the instrument is sometimes called a ‘FitzRoy Storm Glass’. Due to the use of vodka rather than pure ethanol and water, the proportions I use to make the Storm Glass in the video below breaks somewhat from the traditional ratios, but the recipe is balanced to achieve the same effect as the original. Fortunately, the chemical solution does not require extreme precision to work properly. Composition… Vodka, 100 Proof (50% Ethanol) – 300 mLCamphor – 28g (1oz)Potassium Nitrate – 10gAmmonium Chloride – 10g To read a Storm Glass for weather prediction, here is a description from the book Pharmaceutical Formulas by Peter MacEwan, published in 1908:

How to Build a looping rolling marble machine with magnetic elevator « Construction Toys. Wow! No longer do you have to buy those huge marble machine roller coaster toys — you can DIY one! This video covers the materials, tools and techniques used to make a homemade rolling ball marble machine. If you haven't seen this rolling ball marble machine toy in action yet, WATCH IT. It's a looping rolling marble machine made with wood, rebar tie wire and polyurethane tubing, featuring a magnetic elevator.

The total cost to build this exquisite DIY toy is only about fifty bucks. And the supplies you'll need are: Materials:* Wooden plank craft board (for the base)* Wooden dowels (for the supports)* Metal flashing (for the elevator)* Heavy duty wire* Gear head motor* Gears* Magnet* Steel ball bearing* Plastic chain* Power source (such as 9-volt battery or AC adapter)* Polyurethane tubing (or ice-maker tubing)* Screws* Superglue Tools:* Saw* Drill with various sized drill bits* Wire cutter* Spray-paint (optional)* Wood stain (optional)* Paintbrush (optional)

DIY Seed Bombs - 5. Comment faire aspirateur à la maison. Start an Element Collection - How to Find Samples in Everyday Places. This instructable shows you how to find some surprisingly good, and mostly inexpensive, samples of the elements in second hand shops, coin shops, Wal-Mart, or broken things that you take apart. Scroll down and see for yourself!

Whether you like science, are just curious, or want to make a collection of the elements, possessing samples is a great way to bring the periodic table to life. People who don’t even care much about science may be impressed when you hand them an element they have never seen before, or have only seen in photographs. For a bit of fun, I like to hand people samples and make them guess what they are holding. Some of the things we will be looking for are: CoinsBatteriesSpark plugsFishing sinkersLight bulbsElectronic devices – cell phones, computers, etc. Obviously, you could use the internet and a credit card to buy samples of the elements. A few notes before we begin: I have probably only spent about 10 dollars or so on my collection. How to make a paracord bottle wrap- the chain sinnet.

Paper Rockets That Fly 300 Feet. How to Make an Icy Air Blaster. Homemade Fire-starters for Backyard BBQ's. DIY Emergency Fire Starter (Char Cloth) How To Make a 3 Penny Battery. Make An Emergency Candle Out Of Butter! How To Make A PVC Pump! How To Make Fire With A LEMON. Simple Water Distillation for Bushcraft and Survival. Youth and Environment Europe - Entries for the bee competition. The Winners The big winner of our competition was Gutta-Club from Moldova with the "Save bees" workshop. Buzzing congratulations to them! Second place went to MUDDUM with their "Sweet colours", while the third place was awarded to "The Buzzing Beehive" from Vi Odlar!. We want to congratulate all the participants for their amazing activities and to use their examples as inspiration for other bee projects.

Gutta-Club receiving the prize MUDDUM receiving the prize Biodiversa receiving the prize OPE receiving the prize Mine Vaganti receiving the prize See the voting below: Best bee workshop 2014. Hu2 Design has generously given us some fabulous, eco-friendly prizes. Entry #1: The Buzzing Beehive Name of the workshop: The Buzzing Beehive Organisation: Vi Odlar! Country: Sweden Workshop description: Under the label 'The Buzzing Beehive' we set up a beehive in the cultural center Stenkrossen in Lund.

Entry #2: Sweet colours Name of workshop: Sweet colours Organisation: MUDDUM Country: Czech Republic. Gulp. The making of. Simple Homemade DE Toothpaste - Fluoride Free & NO Baking Soda! Getting Started with TreeView. iNaturalist – Android-appar på Google Play. About | How it works. To explore is human. Somewhere along the way, we got stuck on the idea that an "explorer" is something rare and specific. We need to reboot that idea for the 21st century. The old models don't hold up in this day and age, as it's now about collaboration and connectedness.

OpenExplorer is a digital field journal. You can begin by posting an expedition that you've been dreaming up (even if it's just exploring your backyard), or get started by following along and contributing to other adventures. This is a new way to explore, together. Here are a few examples of how OpenExplorer can be used: What qualifies as an expedition? Do I have to have an OpenROV to start an expedition? How much do I have to plan before I begin creating an expedition?

If I contribute to an expedition, do I get any rewards or ownership? Is the contribution tax deductible? What are the fees? Free Hugs Campaign - Official Page (music by Sick Puppies.net ) How to do anything. 泥だんご. Japanese German by Kayo, Fumio ・・・・2002/3(Japanese version) 2003/12(English version) translated by MES mystery tomato miracle [Items you must have] 1.Nice weather of 2-3 days duration, completely dry soil, a small quantity of water, and your trustful hands. 2.Company with whom you can chat and work together. 3.A soft material such as a dry dust cloth (a safe place on which you can rest the ball) [Items you will find it convenient to have] 1.Plastic bags (cheep transparent bags for cooking) 2.Polishing cloth (Jersey or cheap stockings are the best) Wet the soil as shown in the picture, compress it hard with the hands, and make a ball that serves as the core.

The principle is to forget about shining and to concentrate on making something round. During <the first 2-3 minutes> the surface of the ball is sufficiently wet, and occasional rough handling is permitted. <The next 30-40minutes> is the stage of making a smooth surface. A variety of roughness click to a smooth sphere ... BEFORE I DIE I WANT TO... The Polaroid Project :: An international community exploring what it means to live life to the fullest.

How to compact sand for sand sculpting. The Birthday Party: A Chad, Matt & Rob Interactive Adventure! Reciclaje de palets 3. A Recycled Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden Treehugger. Timeline Photos. Timeline Photos. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!). So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time.

Have fun creating any color combination you like!! Nathan Shields. Thoughts on the Bamboo Sax. Introduction of handmade vegetable musical instruments. Carrot clarinet making. 泥だんご. Open Explorer. Trash Backwards Blog | Our Videos. For a regular day job, one of us happens to be a filmmaker. So we tend to pull out the camera when we’re inspired to tell our story or the story of others having epiphanies when it comes to reducing, reusing, and rethinking our stuff. We follow plastics flowing from the world’s highest places to sea level, we glimpse into the lives of the people who find resources in what others throw away, and we document our own joy in teaching others about our collective stuff and how we can reduce it or reuse it in interesting ways. Learn from people all over the world in our videos, many of which are narrated by our children who live to tell these stories: High Mountains, Pure Water: Liesl’s family works and schools in Nepal.

The children work with village kids to help reduce waste. High Mountains, Pure Water <p>JavaScript required to play <a hreflang="en" type="video/mp4" href=" Mountains, Pure Water</a>. Like this: