Electric Wires

How To : Use an electric tester to test wires

In this video we learn how to use an electric tester to test wires. You will first need to purchase a voltage tester that runs on double a batteries. When you press it the end will turn green and you are ready to use it. Test it out by pushing it into a plug you know works and ...more

News : The Electric race

alright so Johnny and Bam run through this course "the Electric race" which is first: crawling under wires of electricness second: they jump over wires of electricness which are like hurdles about 4 feet high Third: go on monkey bars that send little electric shocks thourgh th ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...more

How To : Make darts for a blowgun with wire and tape

This video shows us the method to create blowgun darts with wire and tape. Put the shaft of the dart on to an electric drill. Fix the dart tightly in the electric drill. Make one end of the dart into a gradual needle point. Now go ahead and shape the end to a smoother point. A ...more

How To : Hack your electricity meter

This video will show you what you'll need to know to hack a digital electric meter. You'll need 2 magnets, one much bigger than the other, an AC adaptor that you'll cut into pieces, or some speaker wire, distilled water, electrical tape, a knife, some plascic wrap, and a plast ...more

How To : Make electrical circuits

This video introduces the concept of an electric circuit and how electrons flow through the wire. It describes the difference between an open and closed circuit, and the importance of continuity.

How To : Make a cigar box guitar

Make a fully functional electric guitar with a cigar box and some wood. This is brought to you by Geek Dad from Wired Science. Make a cigar box guitar. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org

How To : Build an electromagnet

This video demonstrates the relationship between electricity and magnetism and shows how to construct an electromagnet using a 4 inch iron nail, 5 meters of copper wire and a 1.5 volt AA battery. Electromagnetism was discovered by the Danish scientist Oersted. Electromagnetism ...more

How To : Bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle. If you have broke your kickstand switch, you can easily bypass it while you are on the road so you can set your bike. All you need to do this is a piece of electric tape. If you don't have th ...more

How To : Make a potato gun, otherwise known as the spud gun

This is a step-by-step instructional on how to make a potato gun, otherwise known as the spud gun, potato launcher, potato cannon, etc. Although this can be a fun activity, it is still dangerous, just like a real weapon. The tools needed for this spud cannon are a drill, saw, ...more

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Peter Green

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Make a Werewolf costume

Don't wait for a full moon to unleash your inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating the ultimate werewolf mask. You Will Need * Petroleum jelly or lotion * A wig cap * Gauze suitable for plaster work * Plaster * Hot glue * A small sheet of craft foam, cut int ...more

How To : Make silver different colors by anodizing

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make silver different colors by electrochemical anodizing. Without using paint, you can give a silver surface various colors by anodizing it. WARNING: Anodizing solution is corrosive, so wear gloves at all times when ...more

How To : Be aware of electricity and matter

In the first video, you'll see how contact between different materials can result in attraction or repulsion. Experimental results are discussed that led to Ben Franklin's one fluid theory of electricity. It explains how clues were found from rubbing different materials togeth ...more

How To : Paint a Fender Telecaster electric guitar

This video will show you the steps to wire in a humbucker and coil into a Fender Telecaster electric guitar. And you'll get to learn how to paint it as well! What's humbucker? Well, it's a type of electric guitar pickup, that'll help you improve your rocking out. What are you ...more

How To : Build an electric motor

Want to make a simple electric motor at home? Andy and Mike show you how in just a few easy steps, using a block of wood, two paperclips, a AA battery, some insulated copper wire, and a magnet. This is a fun and simple science experiment that anyone can do at home. Wrap the wi ...more

How To : Install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

Ron Hazelton shows how to install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). First turn off the power to the electrical outlet at the circuit breaker or fuse box (check to make sure there's no power in the outlet!). Then remove the electric cover plate. Then gently remove the ...more

How To : Change an RV electric plug

Many of us often faces the electric problem and one of them is power plug problem. When it goes down you need to change it. First of all you need to buy a new quality product that last longer. Now 2nd step is very important, you need to switch off power supply of your house a ...more

How To : Install electric underfloor heating cables

This is a simple video guide that shows you how to install electric underfloor heating cables. 1. Measure the area to order right heater for the room. 2. Before start, make sure the surface is smooth, dry and free from dust and grease. 3. Prepare the subfloor. Then install in ...more

How To : Make a potato launcher

This how to video gives a detailed description of how you can make a combustion spud/potato gun. This tutorial uses the following materials: pipe cleaner, PVC cement, 3" PVC, 1.5" PVC, 3" PVC clean out fitting, 3" PVC coupling, Coupling reducer 3" to 1.5", a grill ignitor kit, ...more

News : Think You're a Tough Guy?

Try running through fire, swimming in freezing water, wading through mud tunnels, and crawling across barbed wire, all the while being distracted by fire machine-gun blanks, thunder flashes and smoke bombs. (Possible injuries you may sustain: barbed wire cuts, burns, hypother ...more

How To : Build a magnetic stirring device

In this video, we learn how to build a magnetic stirring device. First you will need: a block of 1 inch thick Styrofoam, a piece of cardboard, 2 magnets, a small electric motor, a piece of non-magnetic metal, a hot glue gun, and a soldering iron. First, draw the shape of your ...more

News : Teens Build World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

How many gallons of gas does it take to get from Kansas City to New York? Depends on what you're driving. In this custom-modded Indy race car designed by students at the DeLaSalle Education Center? About four. WIRED's Autopia reports, "A team of high school students has deve ...more

Water Music : Conducting with Conductivity

What do you get when you mix water-filled bowls with electrical wiring and human hands? The answer may shock you. Artists Ion Furjanic & Isaac Souweine write, "Electric Tea 1.0 is the first in a series of works that put sound where it doesn't belong. [It] uses porcelain bowls, ...more

News : Afrigadget

Yankee ingenuity is a trait we hold in the highest regard here at Wonderhowto. So imagine our delight in sharing Afrigadget, whose tagline is: "solving everyday problems with African ingenuity". Bending scrap wire into clever and functional toys is but one hallmark of any res ...more

How To : Build a mini potato gun

He starts out by pulling an electric spark creator out of a grill lighter. Get a travel sized medicine bottle and cut the bottom of the bottle off. Place two thumb tacks into the bottle 2/3 of the way down the bottle beside each other. Taking a piece of scrap wire attach it to ...more

How To : Take apart the Xbox 360 and the console disc drive

Disconnect all wires from XBox. Hold power button for 2 minutes to clear electric charges from XBox. Remove hard drives by pulling hard drive button and just straight up. Remove faceplate in XBox by gripping on the sides. Remove the bottom and top panels. Separate them. You'll ...more

How To : Maintain the entrance steps on an RV

Keep your RV Entrance Steps in tip top condition with this instructional RV video. This tutorial demonstrates how to maintain and repair your recreational vehicle entrance steps. Most RVs have electric steps, which are fairly maintenance free. The biggest component is lubricat ...more

How To : Build a simple carboard magnet generator

Build this ultra-simple AC electric generator from magnets, wire, and cardboard. (And a big nail!) Light a small lightbulb, or flash a red LED. This demonstrates how generators work. Now if you want a more useful device, use a small DC motor as a generator, since it has much ...more

News : World's First 3D Printed UAV Takes to the Skies

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been widely used by the military for surveillance and reconnaissance missions—even armed combat. But there are other beneficial applications of an unmanned aircraft, such as search and rescue operations, scientific exploration, lo ...more

News : EL Wire Basics

EL Wire is a bit tricky if all you want to do is glow. But there's a lot to know about the technology, as well as helpful information to get you addicted to it. EL Wire is a thin copper wire that gives off a beautiful glow when an electric charge is applied. There are 10 color ...more

How To : Make a potato powered calculator at home

Need an electric outlet and don't have one? No batteries on hand, either? Well, then you should use the next best thing - potatoes! In this tutorial, learn how to make that old science fair staple - the potato powered calculator! Check it out, it really works! You Will Need: * ...more

How To : Change a guitar string on a Stratocaster

In this how-to video, you will learn how to change a guitar string on a Stratocaster. You need a guitar, a new set of strings, and a diagonal wire cutter. You might also need a string winder. You will need a guitar tuner and a guitar cable if you have an electric guitar. First ...more

How To : Make a homemade potato gun

Zack Lim demonstrates how to make a homemade mini potato gun, spud gun or spudzooka. You will need a bottle as a combustion chamber and a barbecue igniter as an ignition system. First, take apart the barbecue lighter. Disconnect the fuel wire and the electric generator wire fr ...more

News : Pentagon Funds Real Life Spider-Man Technology

Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adh ...more

How To : Make electric igniters from Christmas lights

This video shows us how to make quick and cheap ematches from Christmas Lights. • First we need to break the top of the Christmas bulb tubes without damaging the filament inside. • You can use a file for this procedure. Rub the tip of the bulb on the edge of the file till it ...more

How To : Install a GFCI outlet properly

A GFCI outlet (which stands for ground fault circuit interrupter) is a receptacle with its own built-in circuit breaker. It is intended to protect you from electric shock and your wiring and breaker panel from being “shorted out”. Building codes require that you have a GFCI o ...more

How To : Bake heart healthy chewy cinnamon oat cookies

Here is a recipe for heart healthy chewy cinnamon oatmeal cookies made with canola oil. This cookie recipe is a great way to incorporate healthy fats into your family's diet. Watch this cooking how to video to learn how to make these chewy oat and cinnamon cookies. Cookie Ing ...more

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