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Hardware Science

How is it possible to detect the direction of the Earth's magnetic field using a pencil, fishing line, and a magnet? Want to blow out a candle from ten feet away, or trap your most annoying friend using only a garbage bag and a vacuum cleaner? Hardware Science provides hundreds of such activities and projects. Each activity is designed to practice the thinking skills used by all scientists and engineers. Once you know how to think like a scientist, the possibilities are endless! You'll start to see Hardware Science everywhere.

How-To Videos 

Watch how-to videos from ACE, the helpful place. Topics range from how to prepare for a hurricane, to how to unclog a drain. 

DIY Project Sheets 

Have a project in mind? Check out our list of fun DIY projects and find a list of items needed and the steps necessary to get the job done. Print the sheet at home and bring it in to your local Ace Hardware to pick up the tools for the job.