I love making my own printed circuit boards. It really gives a professional look to a finished project, and having all the design files means I can whip up another batch whenever I need to. However, when I need to make, say, three thousand swarmbots or fill an order for a doze ...more
There are plenty of tank robots out there, but how many of them can recognize 3D objects and map their environment? Tanky, the tracked mobile robot, can do all that and more while rolling around on his bicycle chain treads. Created as a Master's thesis project, Tanky is made a ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a tank top or shirt with lace and a print. You need a template with the picture of your choice, some lace, some fabric glue and fabric pins or safety pins, and a flat board about the size of a meal tray. Slide the board into the shirt. Put ...more
This guy shows how he made a hidey hole for his sharks in a 300 gallon aquarium. Very cool. This is a great tutorial, but the photos aren't integrated into the article, so you have to click the links to see the pictures. They open in separate tabs, though, so you don't have t ...more
Looking for a tough-guy (or tough-girl) craft project? You're in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper army tank with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as we ...more
Ever drive a friend's car? Maybe a rental? Then you've probably found yourself in a very frustrating situation when you realize you need some gas. Heck, it probably even happens to you in your own car sometimes. What side is the gas tank on?!? Before pulling into the station ...more
This instructional video series is on how to build any type of 2/5th (40%) scale, fully functional tank. The specific model demonstrated is the M60 Patton. An MBT. A destructive force. If you have any questions about your backyard tank build, please address them to "Dave's Tan ...more
Lowe's talks about a common toilet problem in this video tutorial about a slow-filling toilet. Most toilet tanks should refill within a three-minute timespan, depending upon the water pressure in your area. If it's taking longer than that, or if it isn't refilling at all, reme ...more
In this tutorial learn how to spice up your summer wardrobe without spending a penny. Jessica will show you how to chop up an ugly, oversized, dirty old shirt from the back of your closet and turn it into an adorable tank top. This look is easy to do and you can use funky tees ...more
Your tanks and your tees aren't fitting just right, don't throw them away or toss them in a storage box just yet. Grab some scissors and cut that sucker up, then mold it in a better fitting, unique and cute shirt. The easiest part is simply slicing up the back up the shirt, bu ...more
Instructional video explaining how to start a siphoning gravel vacuum. Create a siphon or suction through a tube to clean a fish tank. The carbon gravel will clean the water of junk or debris. Fish tank maintenance is critical to keeping the fish and aquatic life healthy and h ...more
If your system keeps filling up and won't shut off, you will probably need to switch out your toilet's float valve. Make sure to turn off the water before making any plumbing repairs! Watch this video home improvememnt tutorial and learn how to replace the float valve in a toi ...more
This how-to video shows a simple setup to drain the tank from a 1998 Beetle without taking out the fuel pump. Do it to any car that has a siphon block. "DISCLAIMER": No one takes any responsibility for any actions, fire, damage, theft, and or any other causes that may arise b ...more
In this video, we learn how to remove your windshield washer tank. First, lift up the hood of the car. After you have done this, you will need to remove the outer light on the front of the vehicle with a screwdriver. Next, find the tank on the inside of the hook where the wind ...more
I don't know how else to say it. In a word, the DTV (Dual Tracked Vehicle) Shredder from BPG Werk is just plain awesome. "Built as a first response modular platform to better equip the soldier to deal with crisis situations, the DTV is a new class of vehicle that can handle an ...more
Want to add a few new pieces to your closet for summer but don't have the cash? Look no further than your "clothes junk drawer". Recycle your old oversized tshirt and reconstruct it into a sexy racerback tank top with help from this DIY fashion tutorial. Get the look you want ...more
Learn how to turn a plain boy's T-shirt into a girl's tank top using just scissors. No sewing necessary just tying fabric.
T-shirts are practical and unfailingly comfortable, but not particularly known for looking either sexy or fashionable (they're more, shall we say, frumpy, than anything else). But did you know that within the ugly duckling that is your blank gray T-shirt is a beautiful swan of ...more
We all have old tshirts lying around our house. Why spend the big bucks when you can reconstruct & recycle what you already have? In this DIY fashion tutorial, learn how to turn an old oversized t-shirt into a sexy cropped tank top! Perfect for summer!
Trim down your water bill and do the planet a favor by adjusting the water height in your toilet tank. The Fluidmaster's float cup on the fill valve can easily be adjusted to set water height in the cistern, just by fine-tuning the water level adjustment clip. This process is ...more
For most vehicles, the only way to replace the fuel pump is by dropping the tank, which could take a long time. But on most flatbed pickup trucks, there's a simpler way to access the troublesome fuel pump. Simply unbolt the bed and lift that sucker up! See the trick to avoidin ...more
Jiiang Chen and Yang Junlin, of the Wing Wah metalcraft factory in Huizhou, China, forged together a 10,000-pound replica of the Megatron tank as seen in the movie Transformers 2. The tank is from a series of other massive works from the company's "Legend of Iron" project (see ...more
Forget about a goldfish bowl. This video will show you how to create an ecosystem inside a condom! Tip: Keep in bowl in case your rubber pops and build where it is ok if you spill your load. Whether these animals will die is still undetermined.
In this video, we learn how to create a knotted tank top. First, you will need to take a shirt that is too large, the cut off the sides of the two sleeves down to the bottom. Next, cut the shirt from the collar and make strips out of the excess fabric. Tie the strips on the ba ...more
Origami a whole fleet of these and you'll have your own army of unstoppable origami war machines that can blow up some paper aliens. This video will show you how to make these paper tanks and paper spaceships. The two are actually quite similar, but if you want to concentrate ...more
Need some creepy visual effects for your alien flick, but don't want to spend a bunch of money? With some pretty basic materials, you can turn an empty aquarium into a "cloud tank," which can be used to create several different atmospheric effects. Before Hollywood started usi ...more
What's the most efficient way to become a fashion designer? By challenging yourself to creating your own clothes from the ground up. And while you probably already know this means cuting, sewing, and embroidering your fabrics, it also means making your own patterns. But don't ...more
This is an instructional video on how to build a massive, fully-functioning model of a Sherman Tank. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank. Part 2 of 5 - How to Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank. Part 3 of 5 - How to Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank. Part 4 of 5 - ...more
Hey, remember the awesome paper gun bloodbath we covered earlier this year? We were wondering, what does it take to recreate your own tank and weaponry with nothing but cardboard, paper, and PVC? Luckily, our curators were able to find out. Build a 1:1 scale M1A1 Abrams tank ...more
Are you thrilled to finally have your RV to motor around the country in? It does require a fair bit of maintenance. In this video, the RV Doctor tells you how to drain the water out of the fresh water holding tank on your RV. It'll help keep your RV in tip-top shape for travel ...more
Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing, shows you how to do essential RV maintenance by cleaning out the hot water tank. It is recommended that the hot water tank is cleaned at least once a year, or more if it is more heavily used. This procedure will remove dirt and scale that can s ...more
This video shows how to set up an enclosure suitable and realistic for a White's tree frog. Learn how to build a welcoming home for a pet White's tree frog.
In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is t ...more
If you have a damaged toilet tank fill valve, you'll need to replace it as soon as possible. It's an important part to your toilet that makes sure your toilet is working properly. In this video tutorial, you'll find out how to replace the toilet tank fill valve easily. It's n ...more
War leaves a lot of stuff behind. Torn families, delegitimized institutions, mass graves, and unexploded ordinances litter the post occupation landscape. Whether or not you have driven the imperialist out, or are still in the phase of armed resistance, you will need the abilit ...more
Great for Summer and showing off your tan! Learn how to convert tees into one shoulder tanks with sexy Gianny L! The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that's simple and cheap. Enjoy the relaxed t-shirt fit but with a sexy summer flair!
It's like the H-bomb. In slo-mo, it's stunning. In real life, it's terrifying. The footage below was uploaded by YouTube user NielsBorg, unfortunately lacking in description, but offers the following information via headline: "T90 shot taken by Photron camera at 18000 fps". Th ...more
Did you watch "Mr. Rogers" when you were a kid? If so, then you probably remember Thomas the tank engine fondly. One of the recurring lovable characters in Mr. Roger's home, he always had something funny to say and a lesson of the day that helped us grow and become smart littl ...more
This is a great project to make a fun and feminine shirt. All you need is one piece of fabric cut in a circle, a few basic notions and a sewing machine. No pattern required, just make sure you have your measurements at hand!
If your car cranks and won't start, you may need to put some fresh fuel in it. Rather than push the car inside, why not construct an external fuel tank and pump system for fixing the car in the field? This video will show you how to do it.
Don't you hate it when your RV (recreational vehicle) crap tank is getting full and starts to stink? Do you feel frustrated not knowing how to empty your RV's septic tank yourself? Do you get some strange thrill out of watching others suffer? Then this automotive video tutori ...more
Take a bite out of a bike cake! In this tutorial, learn what steps it took to bake this amazing motorcycle tank shaped cake! Celebrate your biker friend's birthday with this unique idea!
This is a great and attractive shirt - a corset tank top. You don't need a pattern to make this, just some fabric, lining and ribbon. You'll also need some basic sewing notions and access to a sewing machine to sew this very basic item.
Old t-shirts can be given new life when you take a gander at this upcycling tutorial. Using nothing but a raggedy old t-shirt, you'll learn how to make a cut here and put a stitch there in order to magically transform the shirt into a wonderous tank top. The tank is body cont ...more
Nothing ruins a cute outfit quicker than a visible bra strap or a slipping tank top. This quick video from CyberSeams offers tips on how to keep those annoying straps in place. You will need ribbon or twill tape, Fray Check, snaps, a sewing needle and thread. You are instructe ...more
Check out this how to article that shows you how to turn that old TV sitting in your basement into an awesome custom fish tank! How to Convert an Old TV Into a Fish Tank: 13 steps. Have you discovered a dinosaur of a TV set in your attic? You know, the ones with imitation wood ...more
You want to get your hands on the notorious Hang drum, but you can't because it's too expensive. Well, try your hands at the Hank drum, a Hang drum alternative that's cheap and easy to make. It was first invented by Dennis Havlena to imitate the Hang drum, and was made from ol ...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. Army agreed to drop quite a big chunk of change ($461m to be exact) on 423 M1117 Guardian Armored Security Vehicles (ASV), made by Textron Systems. What makes the M1117 worth $461m of the army's budget? Well, a Hummer isn't capable of withstandin ...more
In this video Gary Bunzer tells us how to tell the fuel level in your RV propane tank. If you don't have a flow gauge to tell you the level in your tank, it will be more difficult to tell how much you have left inside. Try looking on the tank itself to see if there is a gauge ...more
This video is about your magical bathroom device— the toilet. The toilet is a thing that sees a lot of use in the house, and problems can arise from time to time. One of the biggest bathroom issues is a toilet that runs on after flushing, or starts running or flushing by itsel ...more
Watch this video to learn how to draw Thomas the Train. 1) First start out with a circle, followed with a rectangle attached, to make a cyclinder 2) draw the smoke stack, and the upside down U beside it. 3) make the back frame of Thomas with a couple cube shaped lines follo ...more
One word. Awesome. Wish your Honda had army tank capabilities? Luckily, Russian DIYers have come up with a totally badass conversion kit that uses tank treads to turn your car into a monster. Says PopSci, "As shown in the video below, the system can convert any car, from an ...more
This is how to fill a paintball tank using a scuba tank. You will need- $150 Scuba Tank $40 Fill Station Usually it costs about $20 per year to maintain your scuba tank (hydro and visual inspection), and about $4 to $5 to fill it at your local scuba shop. With 2 or 3 of the ...more
This is no ordinary tractor. Nor is it an ordinary Fiat. Not by a long shot. Japanese ironsmith Kogoro Kurata custom built this bulldozer from an old Fiat 500 body and caterpillar tracks, which can only reach a speed of 3 km/h. It may move at the pace of a snail, but I wouldn ...more
In this how to video, the Beverly Hills Organizer, Linda Koopersmith demonstrates how to fold a wife beater style tank top, or A-shirt for neat and compact storage. The way you store your clothes makes a huge difference in the appearance and longevity of your garments. Watch t ...more
This video is about how to make a wind chime from empty oxygen cylinders. It may be also known as a "redneck" wind chime. As a safety precaution use a small nail to go inside and make sure all the air is out. Use a small hand hack saw and cut slowly to make sure all the air is ...more
First decide if you want a simple tap or a pump out system. Then you'll need to decide where the tank is going. Watch this video home plumbing tutorial and learn how to install a water tank.
In this video, we learn how to make a tee a stylish one shoulder tank. First, lay your shirt down on a flat surface. After this, cut the shoulder off one side, then cut a diagonal line down the other side, removing the other shoulder completely. Next, take a round brass ring a ...more
This next tutorial is one that RV owners hope they'll never have to experience. In the video, The RV Doctor, answers a viwer's question about a plugged RV sewer holding tank. The news isn't that great and the options can be a bit messy. So check out the video above to see if y ...more
This is a instructional video on how to change a high pressure tank into a low pressure tank for paintball guns. Some markers were better with a low pressure tank, or perhaps the high pressure tank for the paintball gun is too intense. Always remember to take the pressure out ...more