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How To : Make a friendship bracelet using a cardboard wheel

Want to give your best buddy something to show them how much they mean to you? Why not a friendship bracelet? Friendship bracelets are made through a form of macramé, a textile-making knotting process. Very simple once practiced. In this tutorial "Nana" takes us through the kn ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Build a magnetic boxcar

Want a race car that never needs any gas? Then learn how to build your very own magnetic boxcar. With the magnificent magnetic force on your side your car will be cruising in no time! For this project, you'll need the following: pencil compass 1 piece of cardboard tape sciss ...more

News : Zoetrope + Bicycle Wheel = Cyclotrope

Kudos to student Tim Wheatley, who came up with this incredibly nifty DIY animation using a bicycle wheel, cardboard cut-outs, and wire to create a magical reinvention of the classic zoetrope, Earth's earliest form of animation (it first surfaced in China around 180 AD!). Simp ...more

How To : Fix squeaky bike brakes

Squeak, squeak, squeak… SQUEAK! How annoying. Squeaky brakes on your bicycle. An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by those squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. You Will Need * Clean rags * An oil-free cleaner * A ...more

How To : Care for a pet gerbil

A gerbil makes a great “starter pet” for a child. Gerbils are friendly, fun to watch, quiet, and clean little guys whose cages don’t get smelly as fast as some animals’. You Will Need * A gerbil * A large wire cage or 20-gallon glass aquarium * Bedding * Gerbil food * Fresh gr ...more

How To : Move a baby grand piano

In this tutorial we learn how to pack and move a baby grand piano. First, remove cover of the piano and wrap it in moving pads. Next, remove cover hinges and screws from the piano and dismantle the petals. After this, remove the legs of the piano. Now, place the piano board on ...more

How To : Make a basic rubber band car

To make a rubber band car you will need one sheet of card stock, four paper clips, two binder clips, one plastic straw, 8 inches of dowel that fits into the straw, two pencils and one rubber band. You will also need four CDs or round pies of cardboard, tape, a ruler and a mark ...more

How To : Make a Gatling gun arm costume

Backyard FX is back just in time for Halloween with this video tutorial. This how-to video shows you how to replace your an arm with a motorized gatling gun! Make a cool movie or the best Halloween costume in town! All for less then $35 dollars. You will need six cardboard shi ...more

How To : Make a catapult in Little Big Planet

This video is by chilled chaos demonstrates how to make a moving catapult in LittleBigPlanet. In materials first use the cardboard to draw and two legs at the bottom. Detach it from the ground. Take the rubber tool from the tool box and make two wheels. Take bolts and attach t ...more

How To : Make a hand-powered fan

To build your own hand-powered fan, you'll need the following: 1 peanut butter jar lid 1 wooden kabob stick hammer knife 3 corks nail 1 paper clasp 1 tack 1 plastic notebook divider 1 rubber band 1 small box scissors 1. You will be putting 3 holes in your box, 2 in the front ...more

How To : Fix squeaky bike brakes

If you're racing for time or taking a leisurely ride by the beach there's little that's more annoying than a squeaking sound every rotation of a wheel. Don't let a squeaky break ruin your biking fun when those brakes can be as good as new in no time. An idyllic bike ride can ...more

How To : Make a Balloon-Powered Paper Plate Racer

With a little spare time and and a few items you can find around the house, you can make your own balloon-powered paper car. This is a great and easy DIY project that's perfect for competitive kids. All you'll need to get started is: Cardboard Straws Scotch tape Marker Paper ...more

News : DIY "Boat Tail" Ups Fuel Economy to 64 MPG

Darin Cosgrove, founder of Ecomodder.com, used just cardboard, aluminum and duct tape to make his DIY "boat tail", a mod that creates aerodynamic efficiency. The tail, attached to his 1998 Pontiac Firefly, extends the car by 4.5 feet and increases the fuel economy to 64 MPG. ...more

How To : Hack Skateboard for Virtual Reality

An accelerometer/gyro goes onto an Arduino board and transmits the angular motion of the skateboard via Bluetooth to a virtual reality game I made for Android phones and Google Cardboard. DIY Virtual Reality Skateboard Video: . This is a really fun and easy project that can b ...more

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