Halloween is less than a couple weeks away, so it's about that time you start thinking of cool ways to decorate your house (if you haven't already), and pumpkins are an obvious choice. Pumpkins are one of the cornerstones of Halloween celebrations, dating all the way back to t ...more
About Glowing in the Dark Project
Take a break from watching your lava lamp, and have some freaky fun with phosphorescence. Inspired by the Instructables project: http://www.instructables.com/id/UV-Fun/ You will need: -a pencil -laundry detergent with whitener/brightener -a bucket, paintbrush, and water -a da ...more
Kool-aid + Sno Cones + LEDs. For some of us (e.g. small kids), it doesn't get much better than that. Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Givers Log's Glow Sno Cone project is so simple, it barely requires explanation: Place glow sticks in several different cups. Tip ...more
Have you ever wondered how to create that 'whoosh' effect, created by including a set of thin, glowing parallel lines? This tutorial shows you precisely how to use anchor points and blending tools to create this 'light rib' effect.
This video tutorial will show you how to make glowing water. You can use as an ingredient to make other science projects glow in the dark, such as crystals and slime. All you need is a highlighter pen and some water. Check out this how-to video and go make some glowing water.
One of the best times to get creative during the year is Halloween, and if you're one of those people that like to make your own costumes and decorations, then here's a little something you can do for that scary night... A GHOST!!! Video: . Materials You'll need the following ...more
Glowing substances have always held a powerful appeal to people, and making new ones can be a lucrative business. If you need some glow powder for a project of yours, watch this video to learn how to make DIY glow-in-the-dark powder out of normal household chemicals. Video: . ...more
Parties are a great way to celebrate and have fun with your good friends, so to make sure your next party rocks, I've assembled some of the biggest life-hackers on YouTube to bring you 10 outrageous party tricks your guests will not forget. Video: . All these YouTubers posted ...more
One of the only things I remember from watching Nickelodeon as a kid is the epic green slime. Looking back, I don't know what was so great about it, but every kid my age thought that being drenched in slime would be the coolest thing on earth. Of course, the first thing I did ...more
By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more
1. The following lines describes how to create animated glowing text on Flash. 2. Open a new Flash Project and select first Key Frame and place a Text Box and Type "HELLO" 3.Select TextColor as red. 4. Then Go to Filters->Glow a. select color as Dark Yellow b. increase the Blu ...more
Walking the streets at night can be uncomfortably dangerous. In 2010, there were 32,885 motor vehicle deaths in the United States. Of those, roughly 13%, or 4,280, were pedestrians. Two-thirds of those pedestrian deaths occurred at nighttime. Along with darkness, drivers also ...more
It turns out that the popularity of soft circuit electronics has leaked out of the interwebs and into the hands of the U.S. military. Soft circuit electronics allow you to literally sew electronics circuits into fabric using flexible conductive thread instead of wire. Soft cir ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more
If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more
Making a blue glowing substance is easy, as long as you already know the secret to making green luminescent phosphorescent glow powder. By watching the green glow-in-the-dark procedure, you know that you will need strontium nitrate, aluminum nitrate, europium and dysprosium ni ...more
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create an Inte ...more
We all know what elephant toothpaste is, but what's the best way to make this massive growing foam? Dr. Lithium from NurdRage has answers. He'll show you the best way to reproduce this chemical reaction to get the best foaming action! This is a classic science class demonstrat ...more
"Tron" is a very cinematography-heavy film. While the story itself is interesting - Sam being contacted by his father who's stuck in a game he built many years after he's disappeared from the real world - the big draw is definitely the dark, glowing bodysuits and tracks in the ...more
Though named "Walker," this robot doesn't really ambulate so much as shimmy. Which, to tell the truth, is fine by us. Lots of gross things walk. Only cute things dance. Bot builder Randy Sarafan explains his motivation: My goal with Walker Bot was to make a 4-legged walking ...more
Choosing a paint color is a creative and fun way to begin any home decorating project. The right color can easily brighten up a dark room, or create the illusion of more space in smaller areas. For this project, you will need; foam brush,a handful of 6-inch by 4-inch pieces of ...more
The wrong kind of makeup can make you look tired, but with the advice from this how-to video, your skin is going to look fresh and glowing. Use MAC's mineralized satinfinish foundation NC42, msf natural med dark, select moisture concealer NW37, sunbasque blush, msf light flush ...more
In keeping with today's theme of dark and twisted sweets (edible blood slides), check out this German gun-sucking art project. For a piece entitled Freeze: Revisited, Florian Jenett and Valentin Beinroth made handgun replicas crafted from ice, in an array of flavors, including ...more
Make any dark shirt look super cool with discharge dye in less than 30 minutes! This is an easy dying project that is similar to tie dying but does not use colors. Bleaching a dark shirt will make it fashionable and customized to your liking. Bleach discharge uses the same tec ...more
See in these two videos, how to dye your radio controlled vehicle's parts. You'll see how to properly dye many plastic parts on your RC vehicle like Revo 2.5 or 3.3 rockers, high down force Ofna wings, pro-line rims, and many more parts. The project uses RIT dye that comes in ...more
To spray paint graffiti, you will need the following: 2 cans of spray paint and a mask. You will need to have an idea of the design you want to paint, before you begin this project, because you will need to work quickly. Put on your safety/protective gear. Paint an outline of ...more
Jacques Torres shows how to mold and decorate a jolly Santa and pretty Christmas trees in milk and dark chocolate. His handy tips will help with any sort of chocolate project.
If you're looking for a fun little project to work on using Adobe Photoshop, why don't you give this a try. In this next tutorial, you'll be finding out how to create multi-colored glowing lines using Photoshop. Beside just making the lines, you'll also learn how to variate t ...more
If you've never had a reason to keep some Epsom salt in your home, I'm about to give you seven good ones, some that will surely surprise you. The magical ingredient in Epsom salt is the mineral magnesium sulfate, which naturally sedates your nervous system and draw toxins out ...more
A little early for Halloween, Instructables user faridbayan88's glowing fingers seem to somehow belong in a Daft Punk video. Whatever direction you decide to take the project, the effect is spooky and surreal. Learn how to do-it-yourself.
Graffiti is a great way of getting your message out to the masses. The earliest known graffiti dates back to 30,000 years ago and used the traditional apply-paint-to-wall technique. Though our paint now comes in cans and not from scavenged berries, the actual graffiti process ...more
Creating any object you want is as simple as point and click if you have a 3D printer at home. If you don't have one handy, there are a few companies that offer printing services online. But to help services realize your design in extruded plastic, you have to make a 3D comput ...more
Create a wallpaper for your own tech company or project! This Adobe Photoshop tutorial walks you through the process of creating a flashy red and black wallpaper, complete with a logo and a glowing, live-wire looking line running across the screen.
UPDATE: Looks like the previously featured mysterious translucent skeletal specimens aren't the work of unknown scientists, but rather a project by Japanese scientist-turned-artist Iori Tomita. Tomita majored in fisheries as an undergraduate student, and has since used his kno ...more
Since the invention of the mechanical clock, enclosure of the commons, and proletarianization of labor, the alarm clock has been the bane of our existence. While not actually evil, it does represent the constant and uncompromising glare of our owners shaking a patronizing fing ...more
When I was attending college, my friends had a phantom thief in their dormitory. Almost every night, a different item of food would go missing, never to be seen again. There was constant speculation as to whom the thief was and how to catch them. Security cameras were deemed t ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to make a glowing orb. The orb is a fun, round flashlight useful for lighting your path in a magical way. Consisting simply of LEDs, a tennis ball, a battery and a switch, it's a great simple project for beginners with electronics. Here's a v ...more
Using black walnuts, boiling water and a lot of time, you can make your own beautiful shades of deep dark brown to black ink for your next drawing, calligraphy, or wood craft project. Simply gather walnuts from a black walnut tree and let them sit in a pot of water outside (b ...more
Earlier this week, we learned that you can get people to put more money in a tip jar simply by drawing eyes on it. But what if you want to keep them away from something? Eyes can do that, too, especially when they're Putin's. Check out Overflo's creepy 'Puta Putin' project, a ...more
At night, it can be pretty difficult to see what's inside drawers and cabinets, unless you have night vision or something. Sure, you can turn on the light, but sometimes you're in such a hurry that you don't have 5 seconds to walk over to the light switch and turn it on. Perh ...more
If you've been using Windows 10 for a while, you already know that Microsoft incorporated lots of new features into it. So you're probably familiar with Cortana (the new voice assistant), the Edge browser (their replacement for Internet Explorer), the newly resurrected Start m ...more
This magical, glowing mixture is very strange, with an equally strange name (Oobleck), because it feels like moldable pizza dough in your hands one second, and like liquified goo the next. Even stranger is the fact that this glowing "magical mud" is made from things we eat, s ...more
Glow sticks, a popular favor at parties and outdoor events, and a must-have on Halloween, can be traced back to the United States Navy in the mid-1960s. The military desired improved visibility during night operations, and glow sticks, with their small-size portability and lac ...more
The holiday season wouldn't be the same without decorations. Ornaments and fancy lighting brightens up a neighborhood and helps spread the holiday cheer. While decorations and Christmas lights are fantastic, why not get a little more creative and some fun in the process? One ...more
Adobe Premiere Clip gives mobile video editors the tools they need to make some great looking projects from their iPhone or Android device. Editors need ways to organize and trim clips, edit the look of those clips, add music, and more. For a smartphone app, Adobe Premiere Cli ...more
We've all played with bubbles as kids, but I think most would agree that they're not exactly the most functional of objects. An international team of researchers made up of Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima wants to change that. They've figured out how to proje ...more
If you're dressing up as someone iconic for Halloween, having the right voice can make or break your costume. Think about it—having a Darth Vader lookalike walk up to you and start talking like Alvin the Chipmunk would probably ruin the effect (and possibly be a little creepy) ...more
How To : How Much Time Do You Spend Indoors and Outdoors? Find Out with This DIY Arduino Tracking Device!
How much time do you spend outside, as opposed to inside? Whether it's because you're working, studying or just have a bunch of errands to run, it may seem like the majority of your day is spent indoors. Ever wondered exactly how much time you spend indoors and outdoors? Now ...more
Turning your abode into a haunted house of horror for Halloween takes a lot of time and work. Finding ways to build props on your own can save you some money that's better spent elsewhere. If you're looking to add some flare to your household decorations, try out this DIY bur ...more
One of the best things about Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is how realistic he makes the caped crusader feel. Unlike the Joel Schumacher or even the Tim Burton versions, Nolan's world seems grounded in some level of scientific fact. But just how close is science to actual ...more
Kylo Ren, conflicted villain of the new Star Wars trilogy, will surely be a major presence again this Halloween, with The Last Jedi fast approaching. His costume, all black and layered, complete with dark-side helmet and crossguard lightsaber, seems quite perfect for Oct. 31 — ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make glow in the dark goo with household products. Add 1 teaspoon of Borax to 1 cup of warm water. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Glow powder and mix for 30 seconds. Pour the contents of a 4 ounce bottle of glue into a measuring cup, fill the container ...more
Here's a cool video! By combining two readily accessible liquids, you can make yourself a cool bouncey ball. This how-teaches kids about polymers, chemicals. You'll also learn in this video how to make glow in the dark goo. Just what the world needs!
You know those cool skintight black bodysuits they wear in "Tron"? They seem like costumes only the best of movie costume designers - and CG artists - can produce, but you can make a pretty good replica at home. Just check out this video to learn how to make a "Tron: Legacy" ...more
Techno-Guru Brian of My Home 2.0 shows how to make a really easy and cool surface for painting and doodling...with light!
Glow-in-the-dark stars, paint, stickers, and even fabric are pretty commonplace, but glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow? Using glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow, xsparkage will show you how to craft a raver look that will truly stand out as you dance under black light. Super bright with ora ...more
Check out this how-to video, and see how easily a pro adds gorgeous luminosity to African American skin. The right bronzer for dark skin can be tricky to find. Try golds to bring some light to the eyes. Watch this video makeup application tutorial and learn how to make dark sk ...more
Are you looking for some fun party decorations, or a neat gift idea? You can make beautiful glow in the dark flowers, using nothing more than a standard fluorescent highlighter and ultra violet light. After you watch this video, you will be able to amaze your friends by making ...more
When Halloween comes around it's easy to give in to the rampant orange and black decor paraded at every drugstore and mass retailer. But if you truly want a unique decoration for the spooky holiday, consider watching this tutorial to learn how to make a glow-in-the-dark portra ...more