Fabrication

How To : Create cheap WiFi antennas for better reception

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. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create cheap W ...more

How To : Make a fiberglass mold

This how-to video series is a step-by-step guide to molding fiberglass. These videos give a simple introduction to fiberglass mold construction, explained using a model aircraft cowling but the same technique applies to any fiberglass sculpture. The entire process is detailed ...more

How To : Make a paper wakizashi/katana sword

-First, take some papers to make hard papers from it, and make make the papers fold as shown for fabrication. Make it fold twice. -Take a scissor and it cut it in the middle. -Take glue and spread it on the paper and make fold so there are no air bubbles. -Make one more fold t ...more

How To : Add night vision to your car

Would you like to see well beyond your high beams at night? Or see thru dust and light fog when you're behind the wheel and there's no where to pull off? We found an easy way to do it: FLIR's PathfindIR. The PathfindIR is a thermal imager; that means it senses heat, the infra ...more

News : Print Yourself in 3D

Since the early genesis of the brilliant Microsoft Kinect hack, inventive applications have been popping up nonstop. One of the most fascinating projects to surface recently falls within the realm of 3D printing. "Fabricate Yourself"—a hack presented at the Tangible, Embedded ...more

How To : Add night vision to your car to see at night

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 a steel spiral staircase

Spiral steel staircases are extremely space efficient and sturdy, allowing people to climb to a higher floor by spiraling in a tight radius. Making one of these staircases requires some considerable skill in steel fabrication. This process involves cutting and molding the meta ...more

How To : Make your own elegant & simple hoop earrings

Interested in crafting a pair of elegant hoop earrings? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete overview of the fabrication process in just over four minutes' time. For complete instructions on how to make your own custom hoop earrings, watch ...more

How To : Make a chain and (faux) pearl necklace

Looking for your next accessory project? Look no further. With this jewelry maker's guide, you'll learn how to a custom large-link chain and chunky glass pearl necklace with a feminine twist. For more information, including a complete list of necessary materials and a step-by- ...more

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to ...more

News : $500 Craigslist Car Beats $400K Rally Racers

Bill Caswell, we salute you. You bring true glory to the D.I.Y. world. Jalponik reports: "This is the multifaceted tale of Bill Caswell, a man who bought a crapcan off Craigslist to run against $400,000-plus rally cars in a World Rally Championship race. It is a tale of a gu ...more

How To : Make a story stick

Kitchen cabinets have multiple pieces that must fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. A story stick will help keep the measurements accurate when transferring them from the installation site to the layout and fabrication shop. Watch and learn how to build this helpful tool. Make ...more

How To : Forge metal

In this metal working how-to video series, learn how to forge metal from metal working expert and fabrication specialist Terry Leafty. Terry will give you the history of metal forging and hot metal forging tips such as how a homemade metal forge is constructed, and what metal ...more

News : PVC?!? Seriously?!?

Oh, yeah. I was a skeptic, too. A few things are worth noting, though. 1) This stuff is cheap. You can get started on a project for very little money. Even advanced fabrication tools are reasonably priced. 2) This stuff is a global standard. You can develop a system here tha ...more

How To : Use a handheld grinder

In this how-to video series, learn how to use a handheld grinder from professional welder and fabrication specialist Terry Leafty. Part 1 of 12 - How to Use a handheld grinder. Use a handheld grinder - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Use a ...more

How To : Build a photo set

Need to build a for a set for a film, TV, stage or photo production? This free video tutorial will walk you through the entire process, from design and sketching to fabrication and assembly. For detailed instructions, and to get started building your own professional quality s ...more

How To : Hone Your BS Detector

Can you tell when your friends are serving up a bunch of BS, or are you constantly oblivious, unsure if they're spinning a valid story? With so many ways to lie and fake information floating around, it can be impossible to tell what's the truth from what's complete BS. Here's ...more

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