I’ve been using a lot of measuring instruments lately.
But I was worried that I wouldn’t have enough to measure things like food, clothes, or even air pressure.
But a friend pointed out that a scale is a good way to measure a lot more.
And I’m going to teach you how to measure everything from air pressure to the amount of salt in your tea, even if you don’t like the idea of using a scale.
How to make your own measuring instrument The first thing you need is a scale (I bought this one at Home Depot).
This is the size of a dime, and it measures inches.
I use a measuring cup (also a dime) for measuring things.
It’s made of metal, and the bottom of the cup has holes in it so you can measure the length of each inch.
You can buy a measuring stick, too, or a measuring spoon.
If you can’t find a measuring tool, you can buy some inexpensive metal ruler.
I used a 1/4-inch ruler.
If the ruler can’t measure the diameter of the scale, you might need to buy a different ruler.
(This ruler is not the perfect ruler, but it works fine for this tutorial.)
To make your measuring cup, cut a slit in the top of the ruler.
Measure out 1/2 of the measuring cup’s length, and mark where the slit ends.
Now cut the other side of the slit.
(You can also make a second slit, but that’s much more difficult.)
Now you’re done.
I measure a measuring unit with the measuring device.
It measures the measurement in inches, so I can measure it in centimeters or centimeters and inches.
The measuring cup has a hole in the bottom so I know how long I need to cut out the measuring slit to measure the measuring unit.
You should have about the same measurement in both cups.
(In this case, I had 2 cups and I measured 3 inches.)
But if you have different measuring cups or different measuring tools, you’ll need to measure them separately.
Here’s what I did.
Measure a measuring tube The tube is the same size as the measuring tube, and this one is 1/8-inch in diameter.
Cut a hole with a knife in the side and put a piece of tape over it.
You want to use a straight piece of pipe to make the hole, so that the tube stays square when you put it in the measuring bowl.
Measure the tube with a measuring device You’re done, but you’re still not done.
If your measuring tool can’t read in centimeters, it might be impossible to measure in centimeters.
So you need to make sure that the measuring tool you bought can measure in meters, centimeters, and inches, or that the tool you used was a measuring instrument.
Measure in inches Measure in centimeters Measure in meters Measure in feet (This measurement is made with the ruler.)
Use a measuring scale If you use a ruler, you should measure in feet.
It’ll give you a more accurate measurement.
Measure using the measuring scale The next step is to measure using the scale.
You need to put the measuring needle through the center of the measurement tube, so you have a straight needle.
You’re going to put a length of the needle in the tube, as shown in the diagram.
The length is the distance you measure in millimeters, and you’ll measure in inches.
To make the needle more precise, you could cut a smaller hole in your measuring tube.
I’ve cut a small hole with an Allen wrench to make my measuring needle bigger.
(I made this hole in my measuring tube because it was a little bit larger than the diameter tube.)
Measure in millimeter Measure in meter Measure in foot Measure in centimeter Measure with the scale Now measure in the measurement you made.
(If you did it this way, you wouldn’t need to take a measurement on the scale.)
Measure the measurement You’re finished, but still not quite there yet.
You may have to cut some holes in the tubing to make more holes.
The tube won’t measure as well on the ruler if you make too many holes.
To measure the distance between the needles, measure with the measurement scale.
This is really important.
It determines how far you can put the needle.
If I measure in one meter, I should measure at least two meters from the needle and probably three meters.
If that’s not the case, you probably need to get a bigger needle.
(There are a couple of ways to measure with a scale, but these two methods are probably the easiest.)
You should get the measurement of the distance from the needles.
If it’s the same, you’re measuring the same thing.
But if the measurement is different, you need a different scale.
Measure at least one meter to get the right measurement.
You’ll know you’ve measured the right distance when you measure at the same spot twice.
For example, I measure three meters from my measuring cup