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How To : Build a cool soda bottle water rocket

Real rockets require top ingenuity from physics and engineering experts, but you can construct a smaller replica that costs almost nothing can can be made from materials you already have at home or can find at a hardware store. Watch this video to learn how to create a soda b ...more

How To : Build your own slider camera dolly

For graceful camera moves, it's hard to beat a dolly. A professional rig can cost a lot of money, but in this video tutorial you'll learn how to make a pro-quality slider using parts you can find at the hardware store. This rig is great for close-ups and tabletop set-ups.

How To : Remove rust from metal

This video shows how to use a wire wheel brush on an angle grinder to remove rust or old paint from metal so that it looks practically brand new. The brush is easy to find at any hardware store and costs $15-$20. He shows how to attach the brush to an angle grinder. He then de ...more

How To : Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning ...more

News : SCORE With Tron-a-Sutra (NSFW)

Whoa. Look what we found in the mainframe. Let's say you're a 15-year-old boy nerd looking to SCORE. Real life experience has been... limited. (Ok, you're a virgin.) Lara Croft was inspired (nine years ago when you were six-years-old!). So, where are the sex-ed tutorials that ...more

How To : Consistently Locate Hidden Wall Studs in Your Home

Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important ...more

How To : Recover Lost Files and Images

You've had a massive hard disk failure.. ...in your PC or laptop and like a large number of people who think it will never happen to them...you did not have a backup of those 2000+ family pictures, those hundred of important Word documents, those family videos that you downlo ...more

How To : Hang Curtains Without Making Holes in the Wall

For anyone who lives in a space that may frown upon making holes in the walls, or for anyone who may not want to take on such a task, there's a simple alternative to hanging curtains or drapes. And the answer is brilliantly simple. Look no further than 3M Command hooks. Yes, ...more

How To : Find the Best Black Friday Weekend Sales Online

Yesterday was the biggest shopping event of the year— Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving. Most waiting in huge lines, getting swallowed up by commercialism on its biggest profit-turning day, and there's still tons of shopping to be had on Saturday and Sunday, with many s ...more

How To : Turn a wine bottle into an oil lamp

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp couldn't be easier. If you don't have the supplies on hand, a quick trip to the hard ...more

How To : Make Coasters with Scrabble Tiles

Make your own personalized coasters using Scrabble tiles! You design them, so they can say anything you want them to! Pick a theme and make a set or make each coaster completely different from the rest. What You'll Need Scrabble tiles Glue gun Squares of wood or cork (about ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

News : VARIOUS WINDOWS ISSUES RESOLVED BELOW...

STANDP'S WINDOWS 7 "ASTON-2" CUSTOMIZED DESKTOP IT ROCKS COMPLETELY!. DEC 07 Computer Backup If you have taken good care of your computer then you know what you have to do to keep it running smoothly. It has to be cleaned regularly so there isn't any dirt and dust on it. It ...more

How To : Change power button settings in Windows 7

In this tutorial, we learn how to change power buttons on Windows 7. First, go to the control panel and find your hardware and sound section. Now, go to power options and change what the power buttons do. You will be able to see what your power options currently are, and chang ...more

How To : Make an RC snow plow truck

This video details how to construct a front plow for an rc snow plow truck. Using basic materials found at any hardware or hobby stores, you can make a servo lift plow. The video shows the proper way to attach and assemble it to a preexisting rc truck.

How To : Make a retro steampunk hardware chess set

Steampunk, a vintage Victorian mechanical style, is one of the hottest design trends to date since faux bois. Get in on the trend while creating many hours of fun for yourself and friends by making this awesome steampunk style chess set. This chess set is comprised of various ...more

How To : Recognize what components are in your computer

This video gives you a quick guide to what components are inside your computer. Learn about the major hardware components found in your hardware tower with out help. Recognize what components are in your computer. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Make a mini milkshake for a doll & dollhouse

This short video explains how to create a mini milkshake for a doll. Using Elmer's Probond Stainable Wood Filler is preferable because it happens to already be the right color, although using this brand is not absolutely required-any wood filler would do. You can find this at ...more

How To : Make your own skateboard deck from scratch

This video, by GC Productions, brings you this segment of "Hammered and Screwed". In this episode, they teach you how to make your own skateboard at home, using materials you may have around the house or may find at your local hardware store. You will need 6 to 9 pieces of woo ...more

How To : Maintain your lawn tractor's engine

You can do the basic engine care - such as changingJust like a car, a lawn tractor is an expensive piece of hardware that should be properly maintained on a regular basis. Not only does it need a regular oil change and tune up, but it needs to be cleaned as well in order to ma ...more

How To : Keep the winterized combat armor in Fallout 3

If you've purchased the DLC or add-on to Fallout 3, Operation Anchorage, then you may already have seen the awesome armor that comes with it as well. This baby is one good looking piece of hardware and will have you easily looking better than everyone else in the game. But if ...more

How To : Test graphic frame rates via iTunes

How to test your graphic frame rate in iTunes For those of you who like to see how powerful your computer’s hardware is, you can test the graphic frame rate in iTunes. This can work for either the Windows or Mac version of iTunes. To do this, start to play your favorite song i ...more

News : Help! Child Swarmed by Bots

This kid looks less than pleased (skip to 2:37). The goal of  Swarm-bots is to show how many small robots can work together to achieve a larger task (such as dragging a little girl's body across the floor): "The goal of this project is the study of a novel design approach to ...more

How To : Find all your computer system specs using SIW

In this video the ClearTechInfo tutor shows how to learn about your computer hardware, software, and network information using a free program called 'System Information for Windows' (S.I.W.). By using this software, you will be able to answer all sorts of questions about your ...more

How To : Conceal a USB Flash Drive in Everyday Items

Technology in computers these days are very favorable to the semi-knowledgeable hacker. We have TOR for anonymity online, we have SSDs to protect and securely delete our data—we can even boot an OS from a thumb drive or SD card. With a little tunneling and MAC spoofing, a dece ...more

News : What does Pro Tools HD Native mean for you?

Recently, Avid announced the upcoming release of Pro Tools HD Native, and caused a lot of stir in the audio community. There’s plenty of information about this new gear out there, so I won’t drop a spec sheet on you, just yet. I do, however, want to talk about what exactly “N ...more

How To : Monitor hardware sensors in Ubuntu

In this tutorial, we learn how to monitor hardware sensors in Ubuntu. First, go to your Synaptic Package Manager and download any IM-Sensors you need. You will also have to download and install "hddtemp". After you do this, go to your terminal and type in "sudo sensors-detect" ...more

How To : Build a giant geoboard with your kids

Geoboards are fun tools to teach your child the basic concepts of shapes and how they work in math; any kid would love a gigantic one! Firstly, you need to obtain a pegboard (what they hang merchandise on in hardware and similar stores). They usually come in 4x8' sheets, so yo ...more

How To : Balance and Repair a Ceiling Fan

A wobbly ceiling fan can be annoying and even potentially dangerous. Follow Brent Holland as he shows you the step-by-step process to repairing and balancing your ceiling fan. Clean fan of all dirt and debris. Make sure all hardware is tightly fastened. Over time the screws ...more

HowTo : Dumpster Dive For Gold

Dumpsters make great swimming pools and skateboard ramps, but when they're full of trash, they're pretty valuable, too. You can get a surprising amount of free booty dumpster diving. If you're a penny pincher who values low cost (re: free) functionality, check out Apartment Th ...more

How To : Set your default printer on a PC

Make life easier by printing to your nearest PC printer the first time, every time. You Will Need * A printer * A PC * The printer’s model number * The printer’s manufacturer Step 1: Check connection and power Check to see if the printer is properly connected and powered on. ...more

How to Make a Jacob's Ladder : Chained Lightning

In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet accurate demonstration of the "rising ionized gas" principle. In other words, a transformer, two metal prongs and lots of evil laughter. Remember those large "towers" in the background of Frankenstein movies with a "lig ...more

How To : Remove and reinstall devices in Windows XP

The beyourownit shows you how to remove and reinstall devices in Windows XP. The first thing he shows what to do is Right click on the My Computer icon and select properties then select then choose the hardware TAB. When you click on the Device Manager button, the Device Manag ...more

How To : Hang things on hollow walls

This video demonstrates how to hang things on hollow walls. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to hang things on hollow walls, For Dummies. Th ...more

How To : Clean a sink drain

A clogged drain is not only an unpleasant but seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Good thing there is a simple way to unclog most minor stoppages with a few household products. Be your own plumber and keep those drains free and flowing. Keep your sink drain flowing ...more

How to Make Ferrofluid : The Liquid of the Future

What Is Ferrofluid? Ferrofluid is a black, solvent-based liquid, that, in the presence of a magnetic field, becomes strongly magnetized. The fluid is made up of nanomagnetic particles coated with an "anti-stick" or surfactant compound, suspended in a "carrier", commonly an or ...more

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