In this project, you'll learn step by step how to modify a microwave oven transformer into a high-current device that can pump out 800 amps of electrical current, which is enough amperage to melt metal. If you liked the Metal Melter you saw in my previous project, here's how y ...more
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Melt some glass in your kitchen microwave. BUT WHY?!! Why would anyone want to DO such a thing? This video tutorial will show you how to do this crazy science experiment. You'll need a microwave, a beer bottle, and you'll need a electric start (propane would work also) blow t ...more
In a previous project, I showed how to build an electrical Jacob's ladder using an old microwave oven transformer (MOT). In this project, I modified the secondary coil on the MOT, which converts it from a high voltage/low current device into a low voltage/high current metal me ...more
Everybody at some point in time wants to or has to make text that looks like ice. So, if you're doing it for fun or for a project, here's a tutorial to show you how to make ice text that is melting.
Did you know that the average cost to make a penny is about 2.4 cents?!? That's why the Obama administration asked Congress earlier this year for permission to change the metals in the penny, hoping to get the cost back down where it makes sense. But do we even need these coi ...more
Spice up your next party with some unique party dishes, and we're not talking about food here, we're talking about the actual dishes, specifically bowls. But not just any bowls, vinyl bowls, made from authentic vinyl records. The steps are simple: melt the vinyl record in the ...more
Learn how to do the "melt through" coin and pen magic trick. This magic trick will make a pen slide right through a coin of your choice without any gimmicks. It's a pretty simple trick for anyone, if you're a fast enough magician. The melt thru is perfect for beginners.
Fashion designer Manel Torres has teamed up with scientists at Imperial College London and designers at the Royal College of Art to invent spray-on clothing, an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric-in-a-can. The innovative product (called Fabrican) promises to be useful in th ...more
First, I have to apologize—this is really old news. But when it comes to Nele Azevedo's Minimum Monument project, it's well worth digging into the archives. It's one of the most amazing street art installations I've ever seen. The image above shows an installation displayed b ...more
This short video is about melting a styro cup without fire. It's magical. Anyone watching it would wonder what had happened to the Styrofoam cup which was dipped in Acetone, nothing but common nail polish remover. This is a short and cute video and watching this could be fun f ...more
Melting chocolate is the first step in making a delectable chocolate bunny, heart, or other shape of your desire. Chocolate must be melted in order to pour into molds to create these fun shapes, which can be used on their own or to adorn cakes. Take a look at this cake decora ...more
The Interactive Lab Primer (ILP) has been developed as part of the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellowship Scheme, one of the themes of the Chemistry for Our Future program, and initiative which aims to secure a strong and sustainable future for the chemical sciences in ...more
Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more
Watch this how to video to learn how to decorate a cake with melted marshmallows.
Plexiglass is the pleather of glass, and it has disadvantages vs. it's natural cousin. For one, it's much harder to cut because it melts and chips easily. Watch this video to learn how to cut plexiglass safely and accurately.
Do you have a ton of old jewelry hanging around? If you have old pieces that have gone out of style or would like to reinvent the memories that were once attached these pieces, check this out. In this clip, learn how to melt down your old gold and silver and turn it into a stu ...more
Welcome to our Indiana Jones special. This week, we've been challenged by Eric Zala, the director of "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation" to create an awesome face melt effect for cheap! This is probably Indy Mogul's grossest effect yet, so you better not get nauseous or ...more
Can't help but love that visual, who knows how much longer this possibility will be around. The film gets jammed in the gate, the intense heat of the bulb begins to melt the celluloid. This short has amazing sound design and any film lover will dig it.
Some may call this a microwave prank. There won't be much left of the microwave...but what the heck...let's call it science. You need a blow torch to initiate the process of ionic conductivity. Horrible plasma noises will belch from your microwave. Glass will shatter. Wonder ...more
If you know how to use your microwave then you can easily make these gorgeous Valentine's Day cupcakes. That's because all it takes is microwaving candy melts - and squeezing some flower and heart shapes - to adorn your baked goods. Check out this cake decorating tutorial to ...more
Yep, anything (on Earth). Below, BBC One's Bang Goes the Theory demonstrates how normal sunshine can become a lethal heat-ray of 3,500 degrees celsius (with the aid of a high-performance solar furnace). That's hot enough to melt rocks. More by Bang Goes The Theory: Vortex Can ...more
Learn how to use some acids to melt a plastic doll in a jar.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I rented a bed in a tiny studio. I was too broke to afford my own place, so all I had was a mattress in someone else's apartment. Unfortunately, this person had no interest in cooking, and therefore no kitchen equipment whatsoever. To make ma ...more
Video: . I'm not sure if anyone has experienced the horror of opening a tube of lipstick only to find it has become liquified. It's quite tragic! In this video I go over several ways to prevent melted lipstick from happening in the first place but also what you can do if it does.
Ecosystem changes caused by agricultural choices in Brazil are creating a dangerous microbe mix in exploding populations of vampire bats and feral pigs. Even as human-influenced climate warming is tipping the tables on ecosystems around the world, choices made by landowners i ...more
Tired of boring old soap that you get from the store? Learn how to melt and mold soap from our soap expert in this free video clip series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Melt & mold soap. Melt & mold soap - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Melt & mol ...more
An instructional video on making melt & pour rubber soaps using a special duck pond soap mold.
Cool cassette tape art by Atlanta based artist Brian Dettmer. From Design Boom: "...Dettmer was walking down the street he spotted a dead bird and an idea hit him. ‘here was this thing that used to live, its used to fly around and play a vital role, and now it is dead and al ...more
Broken crayons kind of suck. They make it hard for you to stuff all your crayons back into your crayon box uniformly, plus then you have to ditch the wrapper and it all looks like a mess. Make broken crayons prettier by crafting these heart-shaped crayons that are great for V ...more
Amaze friends and family at your next dinner with this amazing magic trick. See the magic spoon melting trick revealed. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Don't humiliate your cake pops by letting them stand in their nakedness! Dress them to the nines - plus add some extra flavor kick - by dipping them in candy or chocolate melts. Check out this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to use candy melts step by step. Dipping is a ...more
This video explains two different ways to remove wax from candles left on furniture. Both heat and cold are used to accomplish the removal of wax. Heat generally from a hair dryer will provide enough heat to remelt the wax without damaging wood furniture. Ice or even a pack of ...more
Despite appearances, these Valentine's Day cupcake soaps take almost no time to make and are easy to assemble. Craft an entire batch for friends as a Valentine's Day present or gift them to a conversation heart-addicted niece. Either way, these cupcake soaps are irresistably ...more
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort. You should use this clever breadmaking trick when you create soaps, as well, which can be melted and poured into loaves, each of whi ...more
Melted chocolate has many uses and there are several ways of melting chocolate. In this how to video Chef Paul explains the process of melting chocolate. You can use a simulated double boiler with two bowls or the microwave to temper chocolate.
News : Melting Ice Sheets Are Releasing Toxins in Our Water — Bacteria Could Take Some of That Out of Play
Windborne microbes shifting in the snows of the great ice sheet of Greenland may be able to neutralize some of the industrial contaminants oozing out of the melting ice. Greenland is a long way off, and we tend to dismiss what happens there as not impacting us here — out of s ...more
Christmas without candy canes is like Halloween without gut-enhancing hoards of candy - it's not just right. Add some candy-scented Christmas cheer into your household without ingesting more calories (you're probably eating enough Christmas cookies and swigging enough cocktail ...more
These multicolored heart and square shaped soaps are so cute and pretty you may end up grudgingly giving several to friends before you can try them out yourself! Composed of rainbow hued strips of pastel green, white, red, purple, and yellow, the layered soaps cleanse well in ...more
Chocolate. Everybody loves chocolate. Unless you're allergic. If you want to melt chocolate, then this video tip is the perfect recipe for melting chocolate, straight from Real Simple. Chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-dipped cookies?perfectly melted chocolate can tak ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to melt chocolate in the microwave. When melting chocolate in the microwave the key is to not microwave it for a long time to melt it all at once, or it will end up burning. To do this properly, you will first need to cut up the chocolate and the ...more
Chocolate is undeniably a food fit for the gods, with it sumptuously silky texture, bittersweet flavor, and health benefits (not that gods need to worry about getting sick). But chocolate's flavor can be even further enhanced by pairing it with other foodstuffs like strawberr ...more
Take your Halloween celebrations into another realm entirely by making these disgusting bloody brain soaps. Hidden within each brain soap is a gooey slime that'll ooze out after several washings. This is a fun soap sure to please your kids when the wicked holiday rolls around ...more
Watch this video to learn how to melt drops of solder onto stained glass, a soldering copper foil technique.
Original Naked Chef shows you how to make tuna cheese melt with paprika. For this you need bread, cheese, canned tuna, spring onion, mayonnaise, paprika, salt and pepper. First drain the tuna and add it to a bowl and mix it with 2 big spoons full of mayonnaise, spring onions, ...more
There's nothing quite like a steaming cup of hot chocolate - and maybe some chestnuts roasting and a fireplace burning - to get yourself in the Christmas spirit. But storebought hot chocolate is very EW and coffee shop hot chocolate is expensive. So cut the crap and make your ...more
Making your own soap from scratch combines a little bit of creativity with a little bit of science and a little bit of cooking. Learn how to make, melt, and pour soap in your home.
Oh, how we love chocolate. Chocolate, in all its godlike perfection, makes everything taste better: crepes, apples, cookies, air. But we don't dig the enormous calorie content of chocolate as much. Which is why we're thrilled about this nail tutorial, which teaches you how to ...more
Combine lathering up and exfoliating in the shower with these salted watermelon slices. Crafted to resemble and smell like deliciously scented watermelon taffy, these melt and pour soaps are piled with sea salt to give your skin a good, thorough scrub. Watch this video to lea ...more
How many circle windows are behind the melting witch in this clip from The Wizard of Oz?
Just hearing "brie" and "baguette" were enough to get us interested in this delicious summertime recipe, but Food Network host Sandra Lee amps up the classic baguette topped with brie recipe by adding raspberry jam. The idea of the warm, melting brie paired with the sweet and ...more
When it comes to art and design, the Japanese believe in tasteful minimalism. Never is this "tasteful" part so true than with their sushi and sashimi, artfullly arranged in little cubes or cylinders and punctuated with small bursts of radish red, tuna orange, and green spinach ...more
These melt and pour soaps kind of look like Belgian chocolate seashells, so be careful when you leave them lying around that no curious hands get to them and think they're food! Made from snail soap molds and two different colors of soap, this realistic snail soap is a cinch ...more
Leaving things in your pocket and sending them through the wash is annoying, but gum and crayons can actually become melted into your dryer and damage future loads. This video will show you how to clean up this mess and keep your laundry looking great.
Love candy? Want to make it? Then candy melts, or candy wafers that you can pour into a mold and melt into any shape you desire, are your best and easiest bet for making beautiful confectionary creations. Check out this snack making tutorial to learn how to make a candy-melte ...more
To make the soap you will need some soap base cut into little bricks so it's easier to melt, a color brick, scent, a knife, a ladle, and some molds. Take some of the soap base blocks and put them in your crock pot. Let it cook for a hour or until it turns into soup. Put in one ...more
Who needs to hit up Taco Bell when you can fashion your own Taco Belle? Watch this soapmaking tutorial to learn how to create a melt and pour taco soap. This soap looks just like the real thing and may even tempt you to take a bite from its yummy offerings, so make sure to la ...more
A great way to class up your Christmas party is to make cute little decorative soaps shaped like wreaths. In this tutorial, learn how to use easy pour and melt soap to make decorative guest soaps for the holidays. It's easier than you may think, and only takes a few steps. You ...more
Standing on thin is not perhaps the smartest thing to do during the winter, but miniature tableaus of cute chubby animals standing amongst evergreen trees on a layer of ice are just genius! Watch this soap tutorial to see how to make an icy white soap that holds a friendly wa ...more
In this clip, learn how to make soap from scratch. This method of soap making involves melting and pouring and will produce fine, high quality soaps. Check out this tutorial for a step by step on how to create beautiful, long lasting soaps that your guests will love.
So you've mastered the melt and pour technique—now it's time to really soup up your soap with everything from festive colors to fruit seeds.