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How To : Build a beer safe using RFID technology

Dave and Pat break down the basics of RFID technology and show you how to put it to use by building an RFID beer safe! RFID, or Radio Frequency ID, is everywhere: key cards in office buildings, electronic tollbooths and even passports. But how do you take that technology and ...more

How To : Build your own hidden safe

With over 6 million break-ins across the nation a year, Here's a cheap quick and easy way to hide your smaller more valuable goodies! Build your own hidden safe. Click through to watch this video on instructables.com

Safe-Cracking Made Stupid Easy : Just Use a Magnet

SentrySafe puts all sorts of measures in place to protect your valuables and important documents. This particular SentrySafe has an electronic lock, four 1-inch bolts to keep the door firmly in place, pry-resistant hinges, and it's able to withstand drops of up to 15 feet. Tha ...more

How To : Tell When It's Safe to Eat Around Moldy Food

It's always the snack you're most looking forward to that ends up being moldy when you open the fridge to grab it. Always. That slice of leftover pizza or chunk of cheese you've been thinking about all day? We've all been there. What separates us is how we choose to deal with ...more

How To : Dial open a combination safe lock

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to dial open a combination safe lock. Begin by turning the lock 4 times to the left. Then turn the lock 3 times to the right. Now turn the lock 2 times to the left and finish by turning it one more time to the right. Users should hear ...more

How To : Break into a Digital Safe

This tutorial shows you how to break into a digital safe. The technique uses a design floor in the safes often found in hotels or homes. Turn the Dial the Wrong Way The first step is to find out which way the dial should be turned. It is usually clockwise. Then turn the dial ...more

How To : Turn an Ordinary 9-Volt Battery into a Secret Safe

Sometimes the best way to hide things is in plain sight. Whether you're trying to sneak some medication past security at a concert with a zero-tolerance policy, or you're just worried that maybe Omar comin', YouTuber MrGear has a clever way to put your mind at ease. In the vi ...more

How To : Collect Safe Drinking Water from the Wilderness

Without water, human beings can only survive for a few days. When you are out in the wilderness, knowing how to collect safe drinking water can be a matter of life or death. Large plastic bags are extremely handy for collecting condensation from grass and tree leaves, as well ...more

How To : Make a Super Secret Book Safe

Need to stash a couple small valuables and your super secret Moleskin journal in a place where no one will ever find them? Get yourself some glue, a few cutting tools and a fairly thick book, and you'll have all of the utensils you need to make yourself a nifty book safe that ...more

How To : Make a Super Secret Wall Safe for Less Than $3

Sometimes the best place to hide something is where people least expect it, so in this project, we're making a super secret safe that only you'll know about. You'll need either a single- or double-gang plastic, old-work, electrical box made for existing walls, depending on ho ...more

How To : Boot Your Galaxy S9 or S9+ into Safe Mode

No smartphone is immune to software issues, even one as advanced as the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Bugs can be caused by a multitude of issues, such as third-party apps that just refuse to play well with your device's OS. Thankfully, there's a simple way for you to check if your S9's ...more

How To : Make a secret deodorant stash safe

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a secret deodorant safe. Begin by removing the cap of the deodorant, and cut off the top part of the deodorant can, using a pair of pliers. Now simply place in your item and place on the cap to disguise your safe. Place some ti ...more

How To : Play Safe & Avoid FarmVille Scams

With FarmVille being one of the hottest Facebook games on the market, it's no wonder it's the primary target for scams and virus downloads. Anyone playing FarmVille is at risk, but the primary targets are those looking to improve their gameplay and build their farms and neighb ...more

How To : Create Strong, Safe Passwords

Movies like to show hackers breaking passwords with fancy software and ludicrous gadgets. The reality of busting passwords open is much more mundane. Simple as it may sound, most passwords are broken purely by guesswork. Check out this infographic from ZoneAlarm, as well as th ...more

How To : Make a secret candle safe for valuables

Need a way to hide your small pricey or memorable objects? Well, what better place to hide those cherished items than in a burning candle? Unless your robbers have a thing for scented and aromatic candles. Watch this video tutorial to see exactly how to make a secret candle s ...more

News : Inspire Your Kids to Cook with a Safe Mini Knife Set

When you have a parent who cooks—and has you act as sous chef—the kitchen automatically becomes a less intimidating place. In other words, kids who know their way around the kitchen will most likely become adults who cook for themselves, which also means that they'll eat more ...more

How To : Make safe drinking water

Using only a plastic bottle, a lighter, a string, and the step-by-step instructions in this how-to video learn how to turn any water into safe, potable drinking water. This is a vital skill for camping, hiking, and even emergency situations when there's something wrong with yo ...more

How To : Make LARP-safe werewolf claws or monster claws

This tutorial shows you how you create a boffer larp safe pair of werewolf claws. Start with some basic heavy gloves, like gardening gloves, then cut out your claws from foam (at least three inches long!), and then follow along with the tutorial to end up with your own awesome ...more

HowTo : Stay Safe Using Public WiFi

For travelers on-the-go, or penny pinchers who like to surf the web for free in public places, there are necessary precautions one must take when accessing sensitive information over a public WiFi connection. For advice on doing this safely, check out Glenn Fleishmann'sguide t ...more

How To : Make a larp safe throwing weapon out of foam

All you need is some 3/4 inch pipe insulation foam, 1 inch pipe insulation foam, rice filler, electrical tape and some blue camping foam. Layer the insulation foam, add some blue camping foam and then tape everything up and apply paint or Plasti-dip as desired.

How To : Make a quiver full of larp safe foam tipped arrows

This tutorial is a great guide on how you can make a set of safe, foam-tipped arrows. You'll need to start with some hobby arrows, metal washers, wall anchors, a small NERF football, a hot glue gun, glue sticks, measuring tape and a foam golf ball or blue camping foam. Part 1 ...more

How To : Make a secret stash safe out of an ordinary candle

Check out this tutorial and hide your goodies inside a seemingly ordinary house candle. The candle will still burn once you've hacked it, but be careful not to burn it all the way down! You don't want your stash to be revealed! So, the next time you have something you need to ...more

How To : Turn a Cobra Crossbow into a larp safe crossbow

If you're only fighting with foam, you don't want a professional hunting weapon. But you can refit a commercial crossobw and make it larp safe. Starting with the Cobra crossbow, you can modify it to safely shoot foam tipped arrows at a boffer larp.

How To : Turn a 9-volt battery into a small safe

Hide your money, small candies or other tiny items you want to keep hidden! Pry off the top of the battery, take out the innards and then rebuild the casing to re-camoflauge the battery. Then you're ready to hide your goodies!

How To : Get your Windows XP PC out of safe mode

Sometimes we need to load our computers in safe mode to see if we can fix major computer failure and discover other major problems. But if you're stuck in safe mode and not sure how to load up in normal mode again check out this video. In it, you will learn how to get your com ...more

HowTo : LED Your Sneakers for Safe Night Jogging

Jogging at night is risky, but with these LED sneakers, the odds of getting hit are drastically reduced. Creator Will Cruz wants you to be safe, so he has generously shared full instructions for making your own light up kicks. Previously, HowTo: Auto-Lace Your Kicks.

How To : Lock and Unlock a Safe

This is an easy step by step tutorial how to lock your jewels in a hotel room or in a public safe. Be aware that in a public safe it is more secure to use the second method of locking by a magnetic card, not by a PIN code that can be easily seen by someone nearby. Video: . Ste ...more

News : Is It Safe to Download iOS 12 Beta 7 on Your iPhone?

Last week, iOS 12 developer beta 7 was quickly pulled upon release, due to complaints of poor performance and instability issues. While Apple tackled these bugs with the release of developer beta 8 two days later, testers are seeing beta 7 again in their Software Update settin ...more

How To : Move A Safe

Moving a 2000 pound safe isn't easy... I was working as manager for a construction company that was performing an up fit on a century old building in downtown Concord, N.C. The owners wanted us to move a two thousand pound (that's a ton!) safe up to the second story so that i ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote control car to keep it safe

It's always handy to waterproof your RC car because your toy car is going to tread in a lot of dirty - and sometimes wet - ground. This means that any electric circuitry faces the risk of coming in contact with water and fizzing out. So keep things safe by learning how to wat ...more

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