# Basic Square

### How To : Tie a basic square or granny knot in macrame projects

The granny knot, or square not, is one of the most basic knots used in macrame. This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to tie this knot using two separate strands of macrame, and even different colors for your next project.

### How To : Crochet a basic granny square

Are you interested in learning how to crochet? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to crochet a basic granny square. You will need some yarn and a J-sized crochet hook.

### How To : Find the square root of a number in basic arithmetic

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps. With this installment from Internet pedagogical sup ...more

### How To : Kill Prey in the Wild with a Survival Deadfall Trap

The worst can always happen. Even if you think you're absolutely prepared, you can somehow find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere by yourself.  It can happen.  Without a map, without a compass, without a cell phone... without food and water. There are plenty of dange ...more

### How To : Draw a glass of water with charcoal and pencil

Drawing a glass of water is one of the most basic things you'll ever learn in art class, but it is also one of the most important studies you'll ever make about form, color, tone, and shape. This drawing tutorial runs you through how to perfect a drawing of a glass of water u ...more

### How To : Practice advanced passing drills

Reading FC Academy Manager Eamonn Dolan takes you through some advanced passing drills. Basic soccer drills for passing so that you can up your game. The passing square drill is a team drill that teaches passing. Practice advanced passing drills. Click through to watch this vi ...more

### How To : Play and spot opening chess moves

Chess is a strategy and logical deduction game between two players that is enjoyed by children and adults alike, from park benches to convention halls across the world. Though the game of chess has taken many variations over its long history, today's form involves black and wh ...more

### How To : Tie the timber and clove hitch knots as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

### How To : Do a Triple Scoot Back square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

### How To : Use basic sculpting methods in Zbrush 3.1

Are you fed up using Zbrush? Are you just not cut out to be a 3D digital sculptor? Nah, all you need is a little practice. Check out this three-part Pixologic video tutorial on how to use the basics when sculpting a head. You'll see how to make the perfect 3D animated head, an ...more

### How To : Use a framing square

Tim Carter of Ask the Builder demonstrates the basics of a framing square. Tim shows how to make the marks for a simple roof rafter. A simple tool like a framing square can help with laying out cuts for building a swing set or play house. The framing square is good for making ...more

### How To : Draft a Basic Pant Pattern

Written Instructions with accompanying video for anyone who wants to make a basic pant exactly to your measurements! Please get your correct measurements before you begin from How to Take Your Measurements. Video: . Note: Solid lines are the final cutting lines. Dotted lines a ...more

### How To : Draft a Basic Bodice Pattern

Unlock the secret to clothing design. If you can draft and sew a basic bodice you can design virtually any kind of t-shirt, blouse or other top! Attach a skirt and you now have a dress! Take your measurements by using the guide in the " How to Take Your Measurements" section a ...more

### How To : Draw complex figures using stick figures as a base

You know how people who proclaim they can't draw always muddle through drawing assignments by piecing together a couple of stick figures? Well, that's because stick figures are the absolute easiest figures to draw. And stick figures (and circles) are you need to know how to d ...more

### How To : Make a crochet octagon granny Afghan for right handers

Triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons? Crocheting projects often sound a lot like geometry class, with basic shapes being the foundation of all your knitting projects, whether beginner or advanced. If you've already mastered the aforementioned shapes, give yourself a fu ...more

### How To : Make a crochet octagon granny Afghan for left handers

Triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons? Crocheting projects often sound a lot like geometry class, with basic shapes being the foundation of all your knitting projects, whether beginner or advanced. If you've already mastered the aforementioned shapes, give yourself a fu ...more

### How To : Hang a door

Changing your doors can instantly improve the look of your home, and yes, it is a job you can do yourself. It just takes a couple of hours, a lot of patience and this step by step video tutorial. Stop hanging around, watch this video on how to hang a door and get to it. Here' ...more

### How To : Create Rubik's Cube algorithms using Cube Explorer

This is a basic tutorial on using the Cube Explorer computer software to create your own custom algorithms for different 3x3 Rubik's Cube patterns. And just when you thought the Rubik's Cube couldn't get any more fun! Note: In order to grey-out a cube square and make it unde ...more

### How To : Build a BBQ grilling station

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to building a bbq grilling station. The tools needed are a measuring tape, square, hammer and chisel, safety glasses, a deadblow hammer and work gloves. Select the location and measure the dimensions of the grilling stati ...more

### How To : Solve KenKen puzzles with Will Shortz

Toss aside that Sudoku. Take a stab at the new craze to hit the Times: KenKen. New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz introduces KenKen and gives a brief play-by-play demonstration of this new puzzle craze. In this video, Will Shortz speaks about how he found out about and ...more

### How To : Do a Teacup Chain square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

### How To : Do single-leg flat bench standups

Learn how to do single-leg flat bench standups and sculpt your body without weights! Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Single leg flat bench stand-ups improve strength and balance evenly in each of your legs. This exercise develops quadriceps, hip flex ...more

### How To : Build a Basic Birdhouse

How to Build a Basic BirdhouseMaybe you were outside in your back yard and you noticed that it seemed a little lonely and empty. Our maybe you have young kids that love to experience wild life in their own back yard. Whatever reason you have for searching out this article, you ...more

### How To : Fold a Textured Origami Ball

One of the most popular and basic origami geometric shapes is the "water bomb," which is a simple inflated cube. With a few extra folds and only a minor shift in approach, a more complex geometric shape can be achieved. This 24-faced, 3-dimensional object is formed using 8 id ...more

### How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

### How To : Play "The Impossible Game" on Android, iPhone, Windows and Xbox 360

Thanks to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, video games are constantly evolving to higher degrees of sophistication, with complex graphics, lifelike resemblances and storylines that create exciting experiences that relieve the tediousness of our everyday lives. It's a little di ...more

### How To : Use machine shop tools to build prototypes with MIT

This ten-part series on machining skills for prototype development comes straight from MIT & Erik Vaaler. It's one of the most extensive video tutorials available on the web for machining. MIT's artificial intelligence laboratory's primary work is done for their robotics group ...more

### How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

### How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

### How To : Program in Context Free

In my free time, I like to program in an image programming language called Context Free. You can download it at www.contextfreeart.org for free. The first thing to know about Context Free is that there are three basic shapes to which the program will understand and respond. T ...more

### How To : Crochet a two-color granny square with a circle center

Granny squares are a basic crochet project, which you can use to make doilies, coasters or even connect together to make an afghan or blanket. This tutorial shows you how to make a basic granny square with two separate colors and a circle in the center.

### How To : Draw with basic shapes

In this Fine Art video tutorial you will learn how to draw with basic shapes and apply them. The four basic shapes are spheres, cubes, cylinders and cones. A sphere is a three dimensional circle. On paper it will look flat without shading. Make sure you practice all kinds of c ...more

### How To : Transform shapes in Flash

This simple video tutorial teaches you how to create an animation of basic shapes transforming from one shape to another when using Flash. The tutorial handles drawing basic shapes, such as squares and rectangles and resizing and transforming them one by one. Then, through t ...more

### How To : Put together the perfect home tool kit

A great way to save money and be more independent is to do your own repairs. Having a well-rounded tool kit is the best way to be prepared for those unexpected problems. A good base kit will last for many years and is a sound investment. Get a fix on that leaky faucet and the ...more

### News : Mathematical Quilting

I got hooked on origami sometime after Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions for creating modular origami, but I had to take a break to finish a quilt I've been working on for a while now. It's my first quilt, and very simple in its construction (straight up squares, ...more

### How To : Factor differences of squares

A video that demonstrates one of the basic techniques involved in factorizing an equation that contains the difference of two terms which are also perfect squares themselves and are equated to 0. The solution to such type of problems is easy and simply involves factorizing on ...more

### How To : Prove some random trigonometric identities

This video shows the method to prove some trigonometric identities. This involves the use of algebra and knowledge of basic trigonometric identities. The video demonstrates three examples to illustrate this problem and its solution. The first problem shows a relatively simple ...more

### How To : Put together a tool kit for your home

The most important items in a tool kit, are the protection and safety equipment, like a breathing mask, ear muffs, and eye goggles. Other than that, tools vary on your needs. Some basics are a handsaw, a hacksaw, a level, a hammer, screwdrivers, a measuring tape, a shifting wr ...more

### How To : Buy a scrollsaw

In this two-part tutorial from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good discusses scrollsaw basics, including what to look for in a scrollsaw, blade selection, installing blades, and how to square up your table. Let Steve get you started on the scrollsaw with this how-to. Part 1 of ...more

### How To : Crochet the ends of a granny square

Watch this instructional crochet video to finish off the basics of a granny square. Once mastered, this process moves fairly quickly. A granny square blanket is popular because this crochet method is both engaging and fast paced. Once you can crochet around a corner, many of y ...more

### How To : Crochet a granny square

This slow motion video shows beginners the basics of making a granny square. Learn how to crochet a granny square by watching this video handicraft tutorial. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet a granny square. Part 2 of 2 - How to Crochet a granny square.

### How To : Find the area of complex figures

In this tutorial the author explains how to compute the area of a complex figure. Now he first defines what a complex figure is by saying that a complex figure is a figure made up of two or more basic shapes. He uses an example to convey his idea and breaks that sample figure ...more

### How To : Make a Buddhist Mandala

A Mandala is a sacred part of meditation. Instead of searching everywhere to purchase one, this tutorial will show you how to make your own, and feel spiritually closer to your creation. Used in Hindu and Buddhist meditation, a Mandala is a geometric sand painting whose patter ...more

### How To : Draw Naruto Sage Mode

This video contains different techniques to draw Naruto Sage Mode. The first step is to draw the basic outline of the characters face along with the ears and nose. After completing the basic outline the eye outline and details are then placed. The Lips and nose are drawn third ...more

### How To : Make a basic princess pillow case

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a basic princess pillow case. First, you will need to have a large piece of pink silk fabric. Lay this out flat, then cut out a 45x75 cm rectangle. Once finished, separate the two pieces of the fabric, then cut a new piece 45x20 cm. Then, ...more

### How To : Play defense in soccer

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to play defense in soccer. Playing good defense in soccer is required to keep the ball out of your own team's goal. Adrian Heath, a professional soccer head coach, teaches you how to do this. The ...more

### How To : Make half square triangle quilted coasters

In this episode of the Crafty Gemini Show you'll learn some quilting basics and make a small project out of what you learn. You'll be run through some quilting terminology, including what a pieced quilt is, what quilt blocks are, and how to make half-square triangle block unit ...more

### How To : Graph a hyperbola

This video is one in a series of videos dealing with conic sections, in mathematics. This particular video deals with hyperbolas. The teacher, Robert Ahdoot, gives an example of a hyperbola, during which he emphasizes some key points. A hyperbola is identified by an equation c ...more

### News : 20 Nitty Gritty Secret Ingredients for Mastering Food Photography

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

### How To : Practice a variation of the backbend posture for yoga

This tutorial gives you a variation on the basic backbend for yoga. Always make sure you are breathing properly when practicing this movement. Also make sure to keep your hips square and relatively motionless while moving your legs in this pose.

### How To : Make a Rubik's Cube wallet out of colored duct tape

Make a basic tri-fold wallet out of duct tape, but add two extra flaps that let it fold out into a cube. And each cube face has the square box pattern associated with Rubik's Cubes, so it looks like an actual toy when you unfold it. You can make the whole thing just using a fe ...more

### How To : Make a spinning square animation in Adobe Flash CS3

This is a very basic tutorial which shows you how to set up a square, convert it to a movie script, and then set up an animation and see your square spin. A simple clip, but you can apply it to many different objects, not just squares!

### How To : Do crochet with four strands of yarn

This is a basic crochet tutorial for those of you just starting off on the road to granny square and Afgan bliss. Using four strings of four ply yarn, you'll learn how to knot and loop your way into a circular, almost snail-like pattern. This tightly woven pattern will be a n ...more

### How To : Tie a surgical square knot

This how-to video goes over basic surgery techniques for third year medical students. The knot tying demonstrated in this video are vital to any surgical rotation. Follow along and learn how to tie square knots. This square knot presentation is demonstrated by the UMD School o ...more

### How To : Tie seven basic scout knots

How good of a scout were you? This how-to video goes over seven different knots that every boy scout should know how to tie. 7 knots every scout should know is filmed from the knot tying point of view. The bowline, clovehitch, sheetbend, tautline, timber hitch, square knot and ...more

### How To : Tie two ropes together with different knots

For those who didn't learn any knot-tying skills in scouts, or have forgotten them all now, this video demonstration shows how to do knots from basic to more advanced knots such as Sheet Bend, Fisherman's Knot, Square Knot and Thief's Knot. Knot tying is essential for camping, ...more

### How To : Fold a tetrahedron with modular origami

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, a tetrahedron. Modular origami differs from basic origami in that it requires multiple sheets of paper. This method of folding a tetrahedron calls for four ...more

### How To : Use the pen tool in Photoshop for freeform shapes

With the Pen Tool you can create shapes other then the basic circles and squares. Be sure to spend some time with the magnetic option within the Freeform Pen tool after watching this Photoshop tutorial.

### How To : Origami squash fold

Watch quickly as this video demonstrates the squash fold. Starting with as square base, the creator shows you how to perform this basic fold.

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