Want a safe place to hide your stash? Here's how to build a miniature electronic safe out of an Altoids tin and a Hallmark musical greeting card.
Nope, this isn't a flash game version of SCRABBLE. There's already one of those (and a multitude of imitations) for the Apple iPhone, iPod, and Facebook. This is an electronic game, and it's not a "handheld" game like the SCRABBLE Pocket Pogo Touch Screen Game (pictured right) ...more
Need to save a few quarters for laundry? Then skip paying at the parking meter when you're out and about. The video below will show you how to con your way out giving up your hard-earned coins at a city parking meter. With this trick, you'll get unlimited time. It works by sim ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers! Null-Byte is a world to learn about hacking. But in my time here, I've pretty much only seen articles about software hacking. Here at Null Byte, few seem to know about electricity, more specifically electronics. The thing is, using electronics is r ...more
If you're fond of remote-controlled vehicles, you might appreciate this video tutorial on how to program a Traxxas electronic speed control. The Traxxas R/C ESC models you will learn to program are the XL-5, XL-10, EVX-2 and VXL-3S. They all have a single push button to turn o ...more
The EOS 7D has an accurate level display, which you can activate on either the read LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. See how to work the electronic display on the Canon digital SLR camera. This is great for getting a steady shot wherever you need it. Electronic Level Display ...more
Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science. Watch ...more
So 2000 was a wash for an election year; we put up with W for four years, then what happened? 2004! Lost again!!! Diebold you just can't seem to fade. Don't believe the elections were a fraud -- try out the legitimacy of the elections yourself. Princeton students present the ...more
This tutorial goes over the music editing and creating software Massive. You're shown all the various features of the program, and how to get them incorporated into your own projects. You'll be producing electronica and remixing your own music in no time!
I obviously do a lot of Steampunk projects, but there are a ton of things out there that I haven't tried yet. So, in an effort to broaden my horizons, I recently taught myself how to use Arduinos, which I plan to incorporate into some of my future Steampunk builds. Since ther ...more
Create a nighttime chorus of insect sounds by modifying a solar yard light! You'll need some components, and the circuit board is not for the timid. It's pretty complicated with resistors, capacitors, thermistors, amplifiers, and some transformers. If you can manage all of thi ...more
Making trance music has been the point of departure for most of the world's great DJ's, and your career need be no different. If you want to start making your own trance tracks, watch this video. It will teach you how to do it in great detail using Reason 4. Check out a writt ...more
Are you in Delaware County, PA? Well, check out this video for how to use the new electronic voting machines at the Pennsylvania polls. So, if you want to vote for our next president, or your next governor, then get to the polls and cast your vote. There's just one thing to re ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers and electronic engineers! Welcome to part 3 of my Electricity/Electronics series. In previous parts, we already talked about what electricity is, the most important units in electricity, and the effects of electricity on the human body, as well as a ...more
E Ink technology is nothing short of amazing. It recently contributed to the world's first bend-sensitive flexible smartphone, and now it's capable of something even cooler, not to mention astonishingly simpler—flashing digital displays on cloth. E Ink's electronic paper disp ...more
The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have identical camera hardware—in fact, both use one of the highest-end camera sensors ever put into a smartphone. The only real difference between the cameras on Google's latest flagship devices is that the 6P natively supports electronic image stabi ...more
Want to spice up your origami cranes? MIT's High-Low Tech Group made two electronic origami cranes that flap their wings when you squeeze their tails. Video: . If that's not cool enough, they connected them wirelessly so that when one flaps its wings, the other lights up. Vide ...more
Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for the office, with parts from RadioShack. One of the original practical jokes is the gravity activated subwoofer simulator, or better known as the Whoopee Cushion. See how to make a high tech pran ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers! As promised, here is part 2 of my fresh electricity and electronics for hackers series. In this series, we will be making a lot of things, from power supplies to (hopefully) EMP bombs. But before we can build skyscrapers, we first need a foundation ...more
If your clock will not respond to input, or does not regulate temperature, you will probably have to replace your oven electronic control board. You can follow the steps in this video to help you do this easy repair. Video: .
Are you from Delaware County in Pennsylvania? Is it voting time again? Well, get out to the polls and cast your ballot, but first, you should check out this fun video tutorial on how to use the new electronic voting machines. First, make sure you are registered to vote, then ...more
It's one of the most popular queries on the web, meaning the wet electronic disaster is likely a common mishap. There are many answers out there, but if you're lucky enough to have never googled it, pay attention now. You never know when you may drop your cell phone or iPod in ...more
First, part the curtain to enter the voting machine. Then, start the voting process on the ELECTronic 1242 voting machine in Delaware. All that's left is to press the big green VOTE button on the voting machine and you're done. So get down to your county and VOTE in this comin ...more
Austin Paranormal Investigations shows how to record your own EVP. EVP stands for Electronic Voice Phenomena. Some people believe that spirits or ghost can cause voices to be recorded on tape. In this video Katrina tells you how you can test this for yourself. EVPs are one of ...more
A function or signal generator is an electronic device that can create different types of waves and send them through a circuit without building oscillators. This video will teach you how they work and how to build a basic LED dimmer that uses one as an example.
How To : Electricity/Electronics for Hackers: Extras: The Journey of Electricity: From the Power Plant to Your House.
Hello again, fellow hackers! This is an article that belongs to the "extras" category of my series on Electricity/Electronics, meaning that the knowledge I share here WON'T be required to build the circuits we will see in this series, but might still be of interest. Today, we ...more
Why can't all electronic devices be waterproof like my watch? There are watches worth three times as much as my iPhone that I can wear into the hot tub without a worry in the world, but cleaning most of my electronics requires a lot of caution. If only I could toss my dusty l ...more
Need a little help soldering? If you can't quite figure out how to solder for your electronics and wires, maybe it's time you took a soldering 101 class. Well, no need to pay any expensive tuition, just watch this video tutorial to see how to do some basic soldering for electr ...more
In this drumming video series, learn tips and techniques on using electronic drums. Our expert will show you the basic trigger system of the v-drums, how the brain works, how to make your own kit and store it in memory, sound output options, playing electronic drums live, how ...more
In this five-part video tutorial series, you'll learn the fundamentals of working with electronics. To follow along, you'll need a 28-280 Electronics kit from RadioShack. You can skip to lesson 1 if you (a) have experience with a bread board and caring for electronic chips, ( ...more
This simple weather instrument is an example of electronic instrumentation, it uses a swinging pendulum conductor and four LEDs to indicate wind direction. This simple, but sophisticated, device is suitable as a science fair project or as a project in the grades 6/7/8 technolo ...more
Violin Lesson #39 -- Playing in Tune. Todd Ehle talks about playing in tune here, with a little help from an electronic tuner.
In this drumming video series, you'll learn tips and techniques on recording with electronic drums. Our expert Steve Blank will show step-by-step, from the click track, scratch vocals, and laying down the first drum track, to building dynamics with background percussion, addin ...more
This free video science lesson from Mr G. demonstrates a simple technique for creating a lemon battery. For all of the relevant details and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started trying this experiment yourself, watch this home-science how-to.
This is a video that is showing its audience how to use the electronic image stabilization or digital image stabilization on their digital cameras. Image stabilization is a good function to have on when movement is involved while taking a photo. The video goes over terms such ...more
This video shows you how to use the transfer case electronic dial on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited. This 4 Runner has 3 transfer case settings.4 wheel drive high range free, 4 wheel drive high range locked, and 4 wheel drive low range locked. To change from 4 wheel drive (H4 ...more
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to completely disassemble electronics without damaging the tamper seal or the parts. This tutorial uses a brand new HP IPAQ 2410 for instructional purposes and you can apply these techniques to other electronic products tha ...more
This video will help you decide which paintball marker (or paintball gun) is right for you. The low-end electronic marker or the mechanical paintball gun. Mechanical guns are extremely loud, and semi-automatic, but effective. It uses a CO2 tank. Electronic markers have a highe ...more
If you've recently upgraded you doorknob to an elegant Schlage Plymouth Handleset, then it's time to match your front entry locks and install a new electronic high-security Schlage Plymouth Keyless Entry Deadbolt. This keypad is great if you never want to lock your bottom hand ...more
Reason 3.0 is a powerful music-making device by Propellerheads. This session shows you sequencing electronic music in Reason 3.0.
Dance lead synth tracks with oscillator sync (osc sync) effects have powered some of the biggest pop hits of recent years, notably "Sandstorm" by Darude and "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa. In this video you'll learn how to use osc sync and other effects create a dance pop synth lea ...more
In this video, we learn how to tune a violin or fiddle with an electric tuner. The tuner may not know the difference between the strings, so make sure you know what you are playing before you begin. Clip the tuner to the bottom of the violin or fiddle, then play your strings t ...more
Does this sound difficult? It probably does to most people. Don't feel overwhelmed. Iin this step by step video series it will not only be better explained but Ross Safronoff, our expert, will show you how simple it really is and how to put it to work for you. Electricity is v ...more
BCC Smooth Tone is an image restoration filter that smoothes out skin imperfections while maintaining image detail and contrast in areas such as hair and eyes. This video tutorial from Paul Ezzy goes over the basics of applying the filter to a clip in AE and provides a brief l ...more
E-cigarettes are a new innovation that allows smokers to get the impact of nicotine without any tar or tobacco. These cigarettes offer smokers a healthier alternative that will also save them a ton of money because they are reusable. In this tutorial, learn how to re-stuff a c ...more
Stand out from the high street fashion clones with stuff you’ve fashioned yourself. It’s easy to take old pieces of electronic junk and transform them into all sorts of fun ‘n’ funky geeky accessories. Like a totally useful tote bag, a what-on-earth-is-that wallet and a bedazz ...more
Any electronic equipment is bound to accumulate dust, slight moisture, dirt or any combination of the above on its sensitive parts over time. The delicate nature of items also means further care is required. This video explains how to clean the contact and other surfaces of c ...more
Smartphones and TVs aside, most of the electronics industry is focused on making everything smaller. From cars to cameras to computers to memory, we want power and convenience to go hand-in-hand. Professor John Rogers at the University of Illinois is ready for the next wave of ...more
EVPs or electronic voice phenomena are sounds that cannot be perceived by the human ear, but can be picked up by a recorder and played back after the fact. With some tips, start ghost-hunting on your own. Watch this video paranormal tutorial and learn how to record an EVP for ...more
Wally from the East Coast Trans-communication Organization explains a little about collecting EVPs. EVPs, or electronic voice phenomena, are supernatural sounds that can't be heard by the human ear, but can be recorded by a tape recorder and then played back to hear any messag ...more
The bad thing about Christmas and Birthdays, is the fact that with new gifts, means old junk. Old iPods, video game consoles, and televisions can;t be just thrown away like that. They contain dangerous parts that can be toxic and bad for the enviornment. So in this tutorial fr ...more
See how to vote in York County in PA by watching this video tutorial. With the new touchscreen electronic voting machines in Pennsylvania, you'll need to check out this video to make sure your ballot gets counted. So, if you want to get out this year and vote for Hillary or Ob ...more
Want to break into the video game industry? Dream of a career as a game designer? This video shows you how you can become a game designer, in specific for the large game studio Electronic Arts. Find out what's in store for you and the ideal path of study.
"What is dead may never die." That's easily one of the best lines (and episode title) from HBO's Game of Thrones series. While the saying may ring true for the Ironborn, it's not quite as catchy when it comes to batteries. Lithium-ion batteries power tons of consumer electron ...more
In one of Apple's newer ads, the company claims that "more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera." If this is in fact true, then it might also be appropriate to say that more photos are accidentally deleted on iPhones than any other camera. Don't Miss: How to ...more
Have you ever seen those super-expensive universal remote controls like the Logitech Harmony and thought to yourself, "Man, I really want one of those, but that's just too much money"? You're not alone. Luckily, if you're an owner of an Android device with an infrared (IR) bl ...more
If you drop your smartphone in water, take it apart as much as you can and place it in rice. It's been the most recommended method of cell phone rescue since the days of clamshells. In fact, it's usually the only thing recommended when searching for "how to save your wet phone ...more
Remember those old vinyl records? Remember jumping on the 8-track bandwagon? Switching over to cassette tapes? How much money you spent converting your music collection to compact discs? To MP3s? How about your VHS movie collection? You probably emptied the bank switching ove ...more
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
It may not be as large as the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but the Galaxy S3's screen size is still big enough to make iPhone owners cry themselves to sleep. The 4.8-inch AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels makes the GS3 a great mobile companion—and an even better portable gaming ...more