Acetone peroxide is a primary high explosive. It is the product of the reaction between hydrogen peroxide and acetone and is an acid catalyst. It is notable for being a high explosive that does not contain nitrogen, but is very unstable and typically too dangerous for practica ...more
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties. This video tutorial wi ...more
Want to make your own glass drinking cups? You don't need to be a glassworker to get creative. Just recycle some of your old beer, soda, or wine bottles into stylish toothbrush holders or glass cups. You can tie a loop of string that was dipped in nail polish remover around a ...more
RFID cards are becoming a fairly common way to purchase goods, but they're already widely used to pay fares on buses, trains, subways, and trolleys across various cities. TAP cards are quick and reliable, but it can be a real pain to remember to bring them with you, especially ...more
Styropyro shows a classic demonstration of "The Vanishing Cup" experiment. Things you will need: a container, slightly larger than the Styrofoam cup, acetone and a Styrofoam cup. Place the container on a flat surface and fill it up with an acetone. Get the Styrofoam cup and Ca ...more
Dissolve styrofoam with acetone using tips from this how-to video. Acetone breaks the structure of polystyrene in its expanded form, styrofoam. The 'foam' bit goes away. In other words, acetone "dissolves" polystyrene.
In this video, I will show you how to make copper glow red hot with the catalytic oxidation of acetone. For this science experiment, we'll just need some acetone, copper wire, and a flame source to initially heat the copper coil we'll make. Video: . Materials Needed Pure acet ...more
You can freeze water by boiling it. To do this you will need a Vacuum pump. Vacuum pump can be used to suck out air from a container and create vacuum in it. Take a bell jar. Now connect the vacuum pipe into it and suck out the air from it. Take a flash and add little bit of w ...more
Fake nails can be such a pain in the butt. Yeah, they look good when they're on (they're one of the few things that look perfect when we wake up, unlike our face and hair), but removing them inevitably leaves nail scratches, stubby, ugly nails, and causes pain. But not if you ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make fire without using any matches. You will need Manganese heptoxide and acetone to do this experiment. You will also need a rod, pipette, and glass beaker. Please exercise caution before doing this experiment, as it involves fire. ...more
See how you can make acetone peroxide safely in this video tutorial. Warning: This chemical is unstable and should under no circumstances be made by people without experience in this field! Avoid static electricity in the vicinity of the drug. As state it is incredible unstab ...more
This magic trick will show you how to make a simple, thin cardboard, egg carton vanish before the eyes. The egg carton gets stuffed down a small circular object, and disappears before your eyes, but how? The secret? Acetone. Behind that little circular barrier is a bowl of car ...more
Joyce teaches viewers how to remove fake nails by using acetone. First, you should get acetone solution and submerge your nails into the solution for a few minutes and the nails will come off by themselves. For fake nails, you can apply nail polish remover and the nails will e ...more
How much air is actually inside a packing peanut? There is a simple experiment to conduct to see what is leftover. To begin, pour 200 ml of acetone into a glass container and add approximately 1800 ml of packing peanuts. Stir with a wooden spoon to dissolve. The video's author ...more
Notorious hacker Chris Tarnovsky opens his underground laboratory to WIRED, providing a peek into the world of satellite television smart-card hacking. This complicated process involves nail polish, a pin head and various acids -- so don't try this at home (unless you're Chris ...more
Learn how to cut a beer bottle in half! That's right, watch this video tutorial to learn how to cut a beer bottle in half with acetone, string and fire. You'll also need the glass bottle to be empty, and probably a pair of scissors. What you do is tie a piece of string around ...more
If you're a Steampunk (or costumer of any variety) and you don't know what Rub 'n Buff is, this tutorial will make your life so much easier. You have no idea. So, what is Rub 'n Buff? Well, it's a product made of wax and very, very fine metal grit. You can rub it on any smoot ...more
How To : 14 Practical Uses for Nail Polish Remover That Have Nothing to Do with Removing Nail Polish
Acetone-based nail polish remover is great for removing nail polish, and it's also useful for eliminating scratches from your watch face, fixing the consistency of your correction fluid, cleaning your computer keyboard, getting rid of ink stains, and even removing leeches from ...more
Demonstrator Caitlin offers a tutorial on how to remove fake nails you purchased from your local drug or beauty supply store and applied yourself, safely. You start with putting an acetone based nail polish remover in a paper cup and where you soak your nail in the cup. You ca ...more
So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $ ...more
Well it's time to put on the school play! This year, the school's going to put on Chekov's "The Cherry Tree". Only problem? You have no tree. Well, this helpful how to will guide you through the steps to make a light, portable tree that will turn your school play on its head. ...more
There are some really talented graffiti artists out there. Some of them are good enough that businesses hire them to paint advertisements, rather than hiring someone to scrub their work off the side of the building. Then there are the taggers who just go around painting their ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make a cool beer glass out of a beer bottle. This is also a great trick for cutting the bottle; forget the glass cutter or tricks with string and acetone. Just pour oil up to the level where you want the bottle cut off and place a red-hot piece ...more
Homemade circuits are amazing. You can build any kind of circuit on a simple perfboard, as we have seen in previous projects. However, some projects require very tiny circuit boards. We could special order some boards from a printed circuit board (PCB) factory, but that will m ...more
Watch this instructional fashion design videos to customize a pair of Nike Air Force One sneakers. Make sure to clean the shoe with nail polish remover, or acetone to remove the finish. Tape off the areas of the shoe you want to protect. Here is one example of how to paint you ...more
This video shows you how to remove acrylic nails using a nail tip. It takes a long time to soak the nails in acetone to remove them, and this method is quicker. To do it, slide one of the corners under any part of the tip. Force it in and slide it over across the nail and you ...more
Here's a fun experiment you can do that will demonstrate the effects that pressure has on the freezing point of a liquid. You will amaze your friends as you do what seems to be impossible, turning water into ice without sticking it in the freezer. See water freeze before your ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to make nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitrocellulose is a highly flammable material made by treating cellulose with concentrated nitric acid, used for explosives. The lacquer is the spreadable liquid made by dissolving ping pong balls in acetone. ...more
Here's how to remove the RFID chip and antenna from a London Oyster travelcard. You can then put it in anything you want. You need a jar and acetone.
If you found the world renown Body Worlds exhibition gnarly and perverse, perhaps you'll find this latest parade of plastination a little less so—considering we don't share the same DNA as these specimens of jerky-in-the-name-of-science. The Koerperwelten der Tiere—or Animal B ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make fire 4 ways without matches by using chemistry, without matches or lighters. WARNING: These experiments are for educational purposes only and are not meant to be repeated. First, a small mount of potassium perma ...more
In this video, you'll learn a quick and simple tip for removing shoe stains from your patent leather shoes. All you have to do is use a cotton ball and dip it in a non-acetone nail polish remover. Then use it to gently remove any scuff marks. Voila!
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a test tube thunderstorm. They show you how to make the thunderstorm in a test tube using alcohol, sulfuric acid and potassium permanganate. WARNING: This experiment is extremely dangerous as it involves corrosiv ...more
Pour water into a cast iron bomb. Then bathe the bomb in a dry ice acetone slush. This will cause the reaction. This is to illustrate that the volume of ice is greater than of an equal mass of liquid water.
TVfXQs2Cassiopeia shows you have to remove your acrylic nails at home. You'll need to by a bottle/ container of acetone, which is fairly cheap (~$5) and can be bought at drug stores. Acetone looks like water, and is usually beneath the sponge that comes in the container (it ma ...more
If you consider yourself a "laser" man, then you probably know all about front-surface mirrors. But do you know how to make an FS mirror? This video from AP Digital light will show you how to make cheap first surface mirrors. You'll need an acrylic mirror sheet, safety glass, ...more
If you've ever gotten super glue stuck to your fingers, you know what a pain it can be to get it off again! Don't worry - there's a simple household item you probably already stock that can take care of your super glue super mess! Things you'll need: Nail polish remover Tiss ...more
A step-by-step how-to video from grooveshark.com explaining how to make your own circuit board or PCB. It's a simple, but long process for copper etching a printed circuit board, so pay attention and pause when needed. You'll need tinsnips, laser printer, copper clad board, g ...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
In this video, the instructor shows us how to remove acrylic nails quickly and easily. First, remove some of the acrylic using a professional nail tool, you can find this online or at a beauty supply store. Next, take a big bowl of warm water and a small bowl of pure acetone. ...more
I've always had an affinity for pretty wine bottles. When I was younger, my parents and my siblings would give me their empty wine bottles so I could collect them, and I loved every single one. Of course, once I reached a certain age, I realized that I loved what resided in t ...more
A little elbow grease of your own can quickly take care of any stains and get your granite counters looking like new. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to get grease off a granite counter. You Will Need * Washcloths * Dish detergent * Warm water * Paper towels * Acetone ...more
Need to make a PCB quick? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to create a PCB with the toner transfer method using photo laser paper. This is an "easy and cheap" way to build PCB (printed circuit board) using the toner transfer method. With many papers tried, photo la ...more
Superglue isn't supposed to stick to some things - like your hand. You can use a dab of acetone-based nail polish remover on a cotton ball to dissolve the super glue, and then rinse the residue off with soap and warm water.
Chris Burden's latest piece is a portrait of L.A.'s hot mess of traffic, entitled Metropolis II. The artist has constructed a miniature highway system, complete with 1,200 custom-designed cars, 18 lanes, 13 toy trains and tracks, and a landscape of buildings made with wood blo ...more
In this tutorial, Tony Vo teaches us how to cut a bottle. You will need: a glass bottle, yarn, lighter, sink of cold water, and acetone or alcohol. First, take your glass bottle and tie a piece of yarn around the part you want to cut. Wrap the yarn two times around, then tie i ...more
This can actually happen. It seems unnatural, but the laws of physics don't lie. Liquids require heat to boil, and if the conditions are right one liquid can be boiled in order to freeze a second. Under a vacuum, the water in an acetone/water mixture can freeze while the aceto ...more
A knife doesn't do much good if it isn't sharp. Ever tried to cut up vegetables for dinner with a dull blade? You're more likely to cut yourself than the onion. Most easy-to-use sharpeners aren't good for your knives, and a good sharpening stone can be pretty pricey. That's w ...more
If you've grown tired of your acrylic nails and want to remove them, but don't want to go to the salon, follow these steps to learn how to remove them from home. You will need to use a 100 percent acetone remover to take off all of the nail polish first. Then, take an old cont ...more
Learn how to make a jar of Styrofoam or starch packing peanuts dissolve right before your eyes. The key is acetone or water.
A clogged drain is not only an unpleasant but seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Good thing there is a simple way to unclog most minor stoppages with a few household products. Be your own plumber and keep those drains free and flowing. Keep your sink drain flowing ...more
Find a good work area where you can sit down and be comfortable. A kitchen table works perfectly for this. Be sure to cover the surface of your table with a plastic garbage bags and a thick layer of newspaper to soak up spills and prevent damage to your table's surface. Get al ...more
Acrylic nails make your talons look beautiful, long, and slender...until you rip them off, along with part of your own nail. Learn how to remove these plastic imposters without damaging your own nails with this video tutorial on removing fake nails safely. You'll need acetone ...more
Hydrazine sulfate has many uses, but most notably, it's been used under the trade name of Sehydrin, a treatment for anorexia, cachexia and some even think cancer. But for we DIY chemists, it's useful for something entirely different— as a substitute for the more dangerous pure ...more
Soldering properly is a skill every electronics and computer hobbyist needs. Proper soldering appears deceptively simple, but it requires practice. One has to do the steps below to solder the wires which is as follows, First Clean the area you wish to solder and scrape the wir ...more
Alexpyro teaches you how to granulate black powder to create Lift Powder in a few easy steps. First, you need to pour a good quality meal powder into a bowl. At this point you can mix in 5% Dextrin if you would like. Next, you should mix at least 70% isopropyl alcohol into the ...more
When fancy kicks started making their way into the indie scene, the art of custom leather shoe painting exploded. If you want to custom paint some kicks to show you creativity in this high-visibility area, watch this video for an in-depth guide to prepping any leather (not pat ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to remove acrylic and gel nails. First, fill a large dish with warm water, large enough to fit a small glass bowl inside. After this, fill the small glass dish with pure acetone. From here, place the bowl inside the large dish and then add in sev ...more
Watch this instructional fashion design video for a quick guide on how to prepare shoes before you paint them. You will need a Magic Eraser, water, a tooth brush, q-tips, masking tape, and acetone (nail polish remover). Get you shoes ready for a specialty customized look.