Build a Computer Fan

How To : Fix a dead computer fan using motor oil

Ever had a computer fan that started to sound like it was grinding flour or mowing the lawn? In lieu of purchasing a replacement fan, you might try reviving it with motor oil, any average bottle of which will last for years and thousands of fans. Learn how in this video tutorial.

How To : Speed up your computer by cleaning the fan

This how-to video is about how to speed up the computer by cleaning the fan. Actually the air from the computer fan will be circulated outside through the vents which we can see on any side of the computer, as the computer circulates the air through this vent lots of dust pre ...more

How To : Make USB air conditioning

Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but effective, air conditioning unit. Fo ...more

How To : Build a mini fume extractor

Materials needed: Altoid mint tin, 9 volt batter and connector, switch, 7812 voltage regulator, 12 volt computer fan, carbon filter and 2 pieces of screen. Wire the battery connectors. Solder all of the following: Negative connector to the switch, wire to the switch, ground wi ...more

How To : Make a miniature fog machine with dry ice

For great looking fog, you no longer need to go to the local film prop store or Halloween store (which is almost always closed 11 months of the year). You can make your own homemade version of a fog machine. Okay, it's not as strong as a electric-powered fog machine, but if y ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove side case and fan

Need to fix your Power Mac? Disassembling the Power Mac could be tricky, but not now. See how to remove the side case and fan from the G5 Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials ...more

How To : Make a fog machine with a household iron

Liven up your parties by making your own fog machine, using items that you can find around the house. You Will Need * An iron * Two aluminum roasting pans, about 5 inches deep or deeper * Scissors * Aluminum foil * A hot-glue gun * 7 lbs. pebbles or gravel * A 20-oz. plastic b ...more

How To : Add photos to your Facebook fan page

Laura Roeder demonstrates how to add photos to your Facebook fan page. First, sign into Facebook and go to your fan page. Then, click on the photos tab which is an application on your page. Click the plus sign if you do not see the photos tab to access the photos function by a ...more

How To : Repair a MacBook Pro 13" - Fan removal

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Repair a MacBook Pro 17" - Fan & heat sink removal

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Build a mineral oil cooled computer

Build a mineral oil computer aquarium. It cools the system while giving you something to look at. The setup is quite simple -- with a few cuts to the top brackets on the aquarium, and an acrylic panel cut to provide a flat base for the motherboard to rest on, there isn't much ...more

How To : Repair a MacBook Pro 15" - Logic board removal

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Make a USB smoke absorber

This hack with a USB fan uses activated charcoal to clean air of harmful smoke. Now you can have a cigarette while using the computer and not worry about smoking up the room. Make a USB smoke absorber. Click through to watch this video on metacafe.com

How To : Use the BT Apps SDK to create Apps for uTorrent

Today, BitTorrent Inc. released the SDK for uTorrent Apps, which will allow software developers from around the world to create Apps for uTorrent, the popular bittorrent client. This video will show you how to download the SDK, install it on your computer, make an app, view th ...more

How To : Install an XBox 360 12 volt fan mod

The XBox 360 runs hot. Really hot. And that is never a good thing for a computer. In fact, it is responsible for the infamous Red Ring of Death that has become synonymous with the XBox 360's poor build quality. This video is here to help solve the problem. It will teach you ho ...more

How to Play World of Warcraft : the Adventure Game

At almost twenty pounds (or so it seems), World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game may just be the biggest board game ever. Check out this video tutorial from Obsessed Board Gamers to get an introduction to what's inside the box and how to play it. You'll also see if you need to ...more

How To : Make a USB fan out of old CDs

Sweaty summer day by the computer? Office A/C broke? Watch this how-to video! You can make a simple USB fan using a compact disc, a USB cable, and a small fan motor. It's quick and easy! Don't suffer from the heat. Watch this video tutorial and with these circuitry tips, build ...more

How To : Upgrade Your Motorola XOOM 3G to Verizon's 4G LTE

The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon? From what I saw across Android forums, yes—because most could not wa ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Make a USB fan

If things are getting a bit stuffy at your desk, don’t fret. A cool breeze is just a USB slot away. Watch this video to learn how to make a USB fan. Step 1. Retrieve computer fan Look online or at your local computer-repair shop for a plastic computer-cooling fan. Or, disman ...more

How To : Build a Mini Altoids BBQ

Instructables user vmspionage demonstrates how to make a tiny bbq grill with an Altoids tin "powered by a standard-sized charcoal briquette and capable of cooking a full-size hot dog (cut down to size) or smaller hamburger patties with ease." Impressive design and execution. Y ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirrer from computer parts

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a magnetic stirrer from computer parts. This is a simple thing to make, and is great if you are going to be mixing chemicals and don't want to get your hands dirty. First, you will need to create a wooden box with the top empty. Then, pl ...more

How To : Clean dust & dirt from your desktop computer

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean dust & dirt from your desktop computer. First, take the front panel off of the tower and then clean the area around the fan off as well. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dirt out but make sure not to touch the surface on the system. On t ...more

How To : Identify computer parts

This video tutorial helps you identify the various components within a desktop computer. The CPU, a circular windmill-looking piece, consists of a fan that keeps the CPU cool. The CPU chip is located underneath this fan. There are four RAM slots in this particular motherboard ...more

How To : How A Computer Works

Many folks seem to treat their computers as a sort of mysterious alien technology that only the shamans of the IT Department can comprehend. You might have gotten it into your head that you're just not good at computers and will never understand them. On the contrary, getting ...more

How To : Remove the fan assembly from a 15" MacBook pro

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of removing the fan assembly from your 15" MacBook Pro both quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair. This tutorial will also be ...more

How To : Remove the fan assembly from a G5 iMac

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove the fan assembly from a G5 i-Mac computer. This process is very fast, simple and easy to do. Begin by laying the i-Mac screen face down and remove the screws on the back cover. Then remove the back cover of the screen. There ...more

How To : Clean Your Computer

I love my laptop. It goes wherever I go. Unfortunately, that means that it also gets pretty grubby after a while. The screen gets dusty. The frame gets smudgy. The spaces between the keys fill up with crumbs of questionable origins. And my desktop? That thing is a dust bunny m ...more

How To : Assemble a computer from parts

In this tutorial, we learn how to assemble a computer from parts. First, you will need to take the motherboard, video card, RAM, hard drive, power supply, CD-rom drive, and the case and make sure you have them all laying out. From here, you will take out the motherboard and pl ...more

How To : Play downloaded or backup Wii games

For all you Nintendo Wii fans out there, this tutorial will show you how to softmod your Wii in order to play certain games. Those games are backups or downloaded Wii games that can be made using some tricks with your computer. Note: There is always a danger to damaging your d ...more

News : The Best Places to Play Scrabble Online

There's nothing better than playing a game of Scrabble, feeling the smooth wooden tiles in your hand and savoring the heavy fumes of cardboard, cheap wood and plastic as you rearrange the letters on your rack into the perfect word. You try to keep a straight face while you wat ...more

HowTo : Convert Your Old Laptop into a Projector

Wish you had $1000 to throw down for a projector? Well, if you have an old laptop lying around instead, here is a simple way to cheaply build your own digital projector. Lifehacker posts a HowTo excerpted from DIYer Randy Sarafan's 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer: (An ...more

How To : Make an Assassin's Creed hidden blade prop

Adam from Chemical Reaction wants to show you a little movie magic. This video tutorial will show you how to make an Assassin's Creed hidden blade prop for your homemade film. If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed video game, then you can't not make this hidden blade. This i ...more

News : The $25 USB Stick Computer

Earlier this month, game developer David Braben and his Rasberry Pi nonprofit foundation revealed a $25 USB PC. The computer can connect to an HDMI monitor on one end, and a USB peripheral on the other (such as a keyboard or a USB hub). You can use the USB hub to connect multi ...more

How To : Build your very own computer

See how to build your very own computer! Just watch this video tutorial, in 22 parts, on how to make a homemade computer from scratch! This is a very detailed how-to on creating your own computer tower. Step 1 - The CPU (Central Processing Unit) Step 2 - More on CPU's Step 3 ...more

News : Top Movies 2011

TOP MOVIES 2011 The Artist (2011) Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.Dir: Michel Hazanavicius With: Jean Dujard ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/29 - 03/06)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

News : Is Your Dream Gaming PC Worth It?

The last week has been a trying one for me. On Sunday, there were four computers in my office, three of which were broken. The fourth was not really a computer, but more of a collection of parts that were cobbled together for the purpose of constructing a PC that would sneer d ...more

News : Has SimCity Been Destroyed for Good?

Yesterday, Electronic Arts had a nice sale on Steam for 40-60 percent off some of their Sims titles, which included The Sims 3 (along with its DLCs) and SimCity 4. I've never been a big Sims fan, especially with the slew of virtual people games in the last decade, so I didn't ...more

News : What's all the fuss about World of Warcraft?

So what's all the fuss about World of Warcraft? I guess the first question would be 'is there a fuss?' and the simple answer is Yes there is, very much so. World of Warcraft now has over 12 million subscribers, it is by far the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer onli ...more

How To : Make ramen noodles healthier

While ramen noodles aren't unhealthy per se, they aren't packed full of vitamins either. But if you're a fan of these cheap, tasty noodles, there are ways to make the meal more balanced. You Will Need * Ramen noodles * A source of protein * Vegetables * A computer with intern ...more

How To : 10+ Time Saving Menu Bar Applications for Mac

If you‘re new to Mac, you may not realize that the Dock is not the only place you can access applications and folders. The menu bar of your desktop can also hold a dozen or more applications and plug-ins for easy access to lots of content on your computer. In this article, I ...more

News : Are You Noob-Positive or Noob-Negative?

noob - Short for "newbie." Someone with little to no experience or skill. In some gaming communities, there is fierce debate over the distinction between "noob" and "newb"—one being derogatory while the other simply indicates being a novice. While some may argue the semantic d ...more

News : Disappearing Animals and broken buildings.

Update This issue has been resolved Animals and building materials have been returned! If you did not get something back that you had bought for farm cash, CONTACT SUPPORT! After the fix, I still hadn't gotten everything back so I contacted support again yesterday, and got ...more

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