Make Your Own Compass – Sick Science! #072


Learn more at There is one tool that is sure to give you guidance if you get lost, a compass. But what could you do if you forgot to pack this useful tool in your survival kit? Easy! Float a needle on top of a standing pool of water. Well, there’s a bit more to creating a compass out of a needle and some water, but you can do it right at home with just a few tools.

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  1. hi, great video. I came here because i was trying to look for what is direction auxiliary indication coz i bought a multi purpose credit card size tools and it is called direction indication ( sun compass). Do u think u can help me understand how to use it ?

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