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How To : Build your own NAS using FreeNAS for a PC

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. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more

How To : Build your own NAS or networked attached storage

If you're just itching for an excuse to reuse that retired desktop PC or laptop sitting in your closet there here's your chance. This tutorial offers a look at the basics of installing FreeNAS, an open-source DIY NAS. So instead of spending money on off the shelf options why n ...more

How To : Build your own Japanese katana out of foam

If you're looking to play a samurai or other Japanese inspired character at your next boffer larp, this tutorial is for you. You're shown how to build a foam katana using duct tape, a razor blade, measuring tape, cloth athletic tape, DAP contact cement, liquid craft latex, fab ...more

How To : Build your own website using WYSIWYG Flash editors

What You See Is What You Get, or WYSIWYG, is a useful type of web builder which allows new users or beginning coders create their own websites by using a type of plug and play interface. This tutorial shows you how to build an entire website using a WYSIWYG Flash-based editor. ...more

How To : Build your own picture frame from scratch

This tutorial shows you how to build your own picture frame from scratch. It's a grea tutorial for those interested in saving some money for a high-end frame or for those interested in expanding their woodskills. This tutorial has great insight and tips for making a great look ...more

How To : Build your own aquifer

Many communities obtain their drinking water from underground sources called aquifers. If a surface water source, such as a river, is not available, water companies will drill wells into the soil and rock to a water source below. Some homes have their own private wells and mus ...more

How To : Build your own ten foot long camera dolly track

Need some smooth pan shots for your indie film? How about a cool dolly zoom effect? Well, you don't need to be a professional filmmaker to use such a device, but you do need the money for the gear. But—if you can work your way around the workshop, you can probably build your o ...more

How To : Build your own DIY camera dolly

Does your production need the smooth graceful movement of a dolly, but lack the $1,800 it would cost to buy one? Welcome the DIY Dolly! Watch this episode, as Erik and Jared show you how to build your very own dolly.

How To : Build your own prop shotgun

In this tutorial, we learn how to build your own prop shotgun. To make this, you will need: one 2x6 that is 2 feet long, one 1x3 eight inches long, two 8" diameter PVC piping 2 feet long, two one inch PVC end caps, picture hangers, assorted nuts, bolts, and crews. First, draw ...more

How To : Build your own HD DVR

Want to break free from the confines of DVR land? If you're tired of spending all the money to download program listings from your DVR, then it's time for a change. If you don't want to mess with DRM files anymore, but want to backup your system, then MythTV is the way to go. ...more

How To : Build your own stilts

Tired of always having to ask tall folks to help you get stuff down from the top shelf? In this tutorial from Make Magazine, Kipkay teaches you how to build your own stilts. But while these stilts will make you taller, we don't suggest wearing them on the basketball court. Ma ...more

How To : Build your own custom workbench

Enhance your garage with a custom-built workbench. If you can use a wooden workbench, you can build one. And this carpenter's guide, which presents a complete breakdown of the build process, will show you precisely how to do it. For more information, and to get started buildin ...more

How To : Build your own bird house

Give a bird a home with help from this handyman tutorial! Learn step-by-step how to build a professional looking Bluebird nesting box bird house. To build this nesting box you will need the following tools & materials: rough cedar or pine, a tape measure, pencil, speed square, ...more

How To : Build your own sous vide rig for cooking

Sous vide, or ultra-low temperature poaching, is transformed into a safe and precise science when you create your own rig in this informative video from Cooking With Geeks entrepreneur Jeff Potter. The essential components of this cooking device are a slow cooker, a thermocoup ...more

How To : Build your own DIY police taser for your film

If you remember in the Hangover, there was an incredibly funny scene where the guys were stuck getting out of going to prison by helping the officers demonstrate a police tazer in front of a group of kids on a school field trip. If you've ever wanted to make your own prop poli ...more

How To : Build your own lightsaber props from Star Wars

In this episode of the popular web series Systm, you'll learn how to make your very own lightsaber prop from the "Star Wars" movies. Many of the components are surprisingly simple - old flashlights, windshield wiper blades, etc. But when you them together, you can have an effe ...more

How To : Build your own pub table and matching stools

This style of table is often only seen at restaurants, but you can easily build a set for your own home - a square, high-set pub table with four matching stools. A stylish addition to any kitchen or dining room. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build your own pub table and matching stools ...more

How To : Build your own HID projector headlights

In this four part video demonstration, learn how to build your own HID projector headlights. The four parts cover the following: Part 1: See how to remove the lens, remove the reflector, level the reflector, and confirm your halogen aim. Part 2: How to cut the holes for the ...more

How To : Build your own bookcase for your study

If you have a ton of books and no place to store them, a bookcase may be needed. Buying one from the store is an easy way out, but building one on your own is another great idea. Not only will you have the power to determine how it looks and what size it will be, but you'll fe ...more

How To : Build your own circuit boards for guitar effects

This video tutorial will tell you how to make your own circuit boards for guitar effects. There are hundreds of great gadgets out there and a lot of the good ones don't come in a ready-to-build kit, so this video teaches you how to make your own circuit board. This method uses ...more

How To : Build your own water feature

In this how to video, Adam Richards demonstrates how to build your own water feature. He has chosen a transportable feature, most suited to a courtyard. You can dress up your garden with this beautiful DIY water feature. Build your own water feature. Click through to watch thi ...more

How To : Build your own set of graffiti lettering

Drawing graffiti letters can be done in hundreds of different ways, but drawing on graph paper helps the letters stay to scale, and using a brush pen creates a flared effect. Draw a few different types of graffiti letters with a demonstration from an experienced artist and art ...more

How To : Build your own balance board

This video will show you how to build your own balance board, including all the dimensions. Balance boards have been known in the circus for a long time as rola-bolas, but they are now appearing on the market as indoboards or voodoo boards. They are used as balance training ai ...more

How To : Build your own Stonehenge

This video demonstrates how to build your own Stonehenge. This would be a good project to do with children, because you could teach them a little history at the same time.

How To : Build your own rain barrel

In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions on how to build your own barrel as well as learn about the benefits of water of conservation. Rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, provides healthy water for your plants, conserves water and, of course, to the extent that you ...more

How To : Build your own Xylophone

The xylophone is one of the most universal musical instruments, with variations existing in cultures throughout the globe. Build your own xylophone by following the instructions shown in this helpful video. You can make a xylophone out of found or recycled materials like wood ...more

News : Build Your Own Lego Router

Built a case for the Linksys WRT54GL router out of LEGO bricks.  More Images here. Download the instructions of how to build your own Lego Router here.

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

How To : Build your own in-car camcorder mount

An in-car camcorder can be extremely useful at times. Should some situation arise that you would need to know the description of another car, a camcorder could provide the information. Or maybe you just want to record a car trip. Check out this tutorial and learn how to build ...more

How To : Start your own business & build your brand

Johnny Cupcakes teaches viewers how to start their own business and build up their own brand! You should create an interesting atmosphere for your customers! Find your niche and your theme and go for it! Your store and niche may evolve, and that's okay, it will happen! As your ...more

How To : Build your own guitar maintenance stand

This video explains how to build your own guitar maintenance jack. This helps when you change a lot of strings and do other maintenance work. It starts with an old roller stand and uses the bracket to apply just a piece of wood. It is adjustable, which makes it very handy to a ...more

How To : Build your own skateboard

A skateboard consists of three elements: the board or deck, the wheels, and the trucks, which connect the wheels to the deck. Craft your own sweet ride by putting them together. Learn how to build your own skateboard with this Howcast guide. It is laid out for you in 9 easy st ...more

How To : Build your own lunar city model

In this tutorial, we learn how to build your own lunar city model. You will need: toilet paper tube, bottle caps, CDs, sheets, and scissors. Now, cover your table area with the bed sheet so it's completely covered. Now, star tot arrange your lunar city model. Place the CDs on ...more

How To : Build your own hydroponics system

In this tutorial, we learn how to build your own hydroponics system. To do this, you will need: square line rain gutter, 6x end caps, 3x gutter running outlet, 1x small pond pump, 2 meters pond pump tubing, timber for framework, large plastic container, and gutter leaf guard. ...more

How To : Build your own functional boom microphone

Joe Richardson, Five Sprockets consultant, demonstrates how to build your own functional boom microphone. First, if you don't already have one, get a microphone from your local electronics store. Then, pick up a mic holder. Next, you'll also need a telescoping pole like a pain ...more

How To : Build your own windmill with household materials

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build your own windmill with household materials. Materials needed for the windmill are a template, scissors, straw, some yarn, some pennies, a paper cup, rubber bands, pencil, single hole punch, a skewer and thumb tac ...more

News : Build Your Own AT-AT Imperial Walker Snow Sculpture

It's been a legendary year for snow art. First there was the Eiffel Tower penis. Then the crash-landed AT-AT. Then the beautiful snowdecahedron and the skull-shaped igloo fortress. Found on Unreality Mag, the latest newsworthy snow sculpture is every Star Wars-loving little ki ...more

How To : Build your own cactus farm in Minecraft

Do a little landscaping work in Minecraft. Here's a video that will show you how to build a cactus farm. Learn the best design and techniques for farming cactus. Watch this video to see what a cactus farm irrigation system looks like in Minecraft.

How To : Build your own burning blue laser torch

This mod will run you about $130, but you'll have your own laser torch at the end of it. You'll need a high end flashlight, a Aixiz module, an AR coated lens and a blue diode. Then assemble according to the instructions, and get a laser at the end of it!

How To : Build your own sleeping bag

Learn how to make your own sleeping bag out of roll insulation. This is a redneck or ghetto way of keeping warm without spending hundreds at REI. The industrial insulation will work better than down. This idea has been employed by homeless people and survivalists alike. Enjoy ...more

How To : Build your own PC computer

Watch this video to learn how to put your own PC computer together. The video offers helpful tips on what you'll need to assemble your PC and how to mount it into the case.

News : Build Your Own Van De Graaff Generator

I know, I know, I've already posted one of these. Sorry, but this one's cooler than the last, so I had to put it up. This also has a great in-depth tutorial that shows exactly what to do and why you do it. There are photos for every step of the process, so you can actually mak ...more

HowTo : Build Your Own DIY SuperMacro Lens

Lozzless demonstrates how to make a diy cheap macro lens with working aperture for his Canon 5D Mark II, coined the "SuperMacro". According to Hack a Day, "The process involves fashioning a connector ring from a lens cap, modifying an Electro-focus lens mount, and assembling ...more

How To : Build your own Iron Man Repulsor Arm

If you love Iron Man 2 and wish you could have his gadgets or want to have a cool costume for Halloween, you too, can be Iron Man once you're done watching this video. This tutorial will walk you through the steps needed to convert household materials and inexpensive items you ...more

How To : Build your own slider camera dolly

For graceful camera moves, it's hard to beat a dolly. A professional rig can cost a lot of money, but in this video tutorial you'll learn how to make a pro-quality slider using parts you can find at the hardware store. This rig is great for close-ups and tabletop set-ups.

How To : Build your own camera stabilizaer

It is difficult to keep the camera stabile during high g force accelerations. I built this arm to keep my mini DV cam from shaking all over the place and it worked pretty well. This tutorial video will show you how to make an awesome camera stabilizer.

How To : Build your own microscope

Dr. Kiki explores the inner workings of microscopes while our Magic Creator, Moujan Z, remixes empty Altoid cans into a cool and useful container, Sarah makes you a a Muxtape, and Heather goes fencing - all on PopSiren!

How To : Build your own backyard patio

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a backyard patio. First, determine the location keeping in mind other buildings and landscape features. There should be a retaining wall around the patio so measure out all the different dimensions. Position a cap block at the highest ce ...more

How To : Build your own green screen

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to build a green screen. The materials required for this project are: two 10 ft long PVC pipes, measuring tape, saw, duct tape and pipe elbows and couplings. Begin by marking the two PVC pipes with 6 ft on one side and 4ft on the other ...more

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