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How To : Make Music with Floppy Drives & LabVIEW

Video: . Project Overview Have any old school floppy drives lying around? Get hacking... and transform them into an electronic orchestra! This project uses a myRIO embedded controller and four floppy disk drives. The myRIO effectively plays the disk drives like musical instru ...more

How To : Machine knit with a Brother KE-100 motor drive

If you have been curious about the Brother KE-100 electric motor drive, this video will explain some of it's features and demonstrate how it works. Basically what the motor drives does is replace the movement of your own hands, or even more simply put, it can't change stitches ...more

How To : Make a floppy disk USB flash drive

Here is a video tutorial on how to make a USB Drive from a Floppy Disk. Look at my new storage solution. Yeah, I modified this floppy disk into a USB drive. I'm Tom Merritt, editor for CNET.com. On this edition of Insider Secrets, a very silly edition, I'll show you how to wo ...more

How To : Drive a manual transmission motor vehicle

Ever wonder if you could drive a stick shift? Well, wonder no more and get your ass inside that car. Just watch this automotive video tutorial on how to drive a manual transmission vehicle, car or truck. The basics are knowing the gear box of the automobile. Get used to your ...more

How To : Make a USB drive out of an old floppy disk

Want to make an old floppy disk useful again? Turn it into a USB drive. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial from CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes and a half. For detailed instructions, and to get started modi ...more

How To : Drive a Go Kart

Karting is one of the most exciting and exhilarating activities you could wish to take part in. There are very few things quite like the thrill of buzzing along at up to 50 miles per hour at only 5 cms off the ground! Here is Videojug's guide to the techniques that will get yo ...more

News : AT-AT Made with Spare Computer Parts

Blacksmith Sage Werbock —also known as the Great Nippulini, "pierced weight lifting extraordinaire"—welded together this Star Wars Imperial Walker sculpture with a bunch of old computer parts and scrap metal. Currently listed on Etsy for $450, the AT-AT is artfully assembled a ...more

How To : Build a beam bot twin motor robot base

This robot is BEAM bot inspired. First we build up the Motor Drive, an excellent and cheap Robot Bot-Base. We start with the Tamiya kit, get it going, then strap on a battery and a drag wheel, center the drag wheel. Tape it all in place with bright yellow tape and make a BEAM ...more

How To : Make ice cream

Everyone loves ice cream, no matter what age they are. So why not try making a little homemade ice cream instead of hitting up Ben & Jerry's? You'll enjoy it, and most of all, you're kids will love it. With this recipe and an ice cream maker, you can create your own sundaes, s ...more

How To : Make a speaker out of a tissue box

In an old video posted on YouTube, about how to make a speaker in a tissue box, they got a Kleenex box, foil, motor, and battery. Of course the motor ran off the battery and it made a sound, but there's no way to just plug in the audio jack from your Apple iPhone into the Klee ...more

News : OCD Iron Man Nut Builds SPECTACULAR Suit Replica

25-year-old Anthony Le, of Colorado is THE ultimate Iron Man fan. A cosplay fan, Anthony decided to try his hand at building a super realistic Iron Man suit, just in time for the release of Iron Man 2. The incredibly talented fitness consultant did above and beyond what you mi ...more

How To : Be a product tester

Testing products for a living is a bit more complicated than it sounds. You Will Need * A field of interest * A college degree Step 1: Pick a field Pick a field. Do you want to test toys? Evaluate appliances? Judge new ice cream flavors? The area that interests you will deter ...more

How To : Use different drive modes in the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to use different drive modes in the 2010 Prius. The Prius offers a smooth and gentle ride, and new technology lets you tailor the driving experience to your needs. All you have to do is press the button and let the car do the rest. The EV mode le ...more

How To : Make the z-axis motor mount for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...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 : Obtain and keep a California drivers license

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) created this "The California Driver License" video series specifically to help new drivers understand the requirements and responsibilities of obtaining and keeping a license to drive. CA DMV examiners explain the application p ...more

News : Can You Pass the Crazy Chinese Driving Test?

China is a hot mess of traffic and is stereotyped for spawning some of the craziest drivers in the world. The traffic jams are known to be so bad, drivers have been gridlocked for 9 straight days. A truck driver washes himself after waiting more than two days in the jam on an ...more

How To : Brake properly on a motorcycle

When driving, the most important thing to remember is the brake. Mercy Stop 1. Be on the second gear with 22 mph. 2. Pull the clutch and give a bit of pressure on hand break and foot break. B. Red Light 1. Kick down the gear or the motorcycle to slow down. 2. Pull the clutch b ...more

How To : Drive safe and use seat belts properly (Ford DSFL)

Wearing a seat belt while in a car can save your life. Do you know how to adjust and properly use it? Learn how to drive safe and use seat belts properly (Ford DSFL). A professional driver explains how to fasten your seat belt properly. Ford Driving Skill for Life (DSFL) was ...more

How To : Install a camshaft when building an engine

This video explains part of the final assembly of a motor when you install the camshaft. You will need all of your cam bearings installed first. You will need moly lube on the distributor drive gear and all of the lobes of your cam. To avoid a mess only do one section of lobes ...more

How To : Measure the Drive Current.

There is thousands of motor driver, do you find an easy way to measure the drive current? That is what this motor shield do. The drive chip is L298N. The following steps is how to control two DC motors and how to measure the drive current. With it, you will make your control s ...more

News : Making a Low Cost wall.e Robot

make robots WALL.E with low cost. using materials from scrap Video: . WALL.E robot is made from recycled materials, to the whole body using water pipe tubes are cut and flattened using a hot flame. and use that in the former the motor gearbox modifications to achieve the requi ...more

How To : Make Dry Ice at Home Using a CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Here's how to make dry-ice at home, or wherever you feel like it! All you need is a pillow case, and a CO2 fire extinguisher. Video: . WARNING: Dry Ice is extremely cold! (-78C/-109F) and can cause instant frost-bite to exposed skin. This project should not be attempted withou ...more

How To : Install MS-DOS on a Modern Computer

For those needing to replace old controller hardware on cutting mills, those into native retro gaming, or for those who want to see what all the fuss was about in the 1980's, or for those who just want a play with old but great technology, this tutorial shows you step-by-step ...more

News : Hack hard drives into working speakers

Old Hard Drive + MP3 player = Music This equation just doesn't make sense. If you're an iPod addict, the HD element is redundant! Well, take a second look at what constitutes a speaker and what a hard drive is made of. They are more alike than you'd think. Rip apart a junked ...more

Today's Top News : Unions Wise Up to Commercial Trucks

The AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Division, which represents 32 unions in the US, has successfully lobbied for the removal of 10,000-lb. and heavier commercial trucks from provisions in bills expected to pass that could allow for millions of driverless vehicles on public roa ...more

How To : Make simple homemade battery-driven motors

Learn how to build your very own motor, but not just one motor, three motors. These motors you will learn to make a very simple, and the materials needed are minimum. Just watch to see how to make simple homemade battery-driven motors. For the first motor, you'll need a batte ...more

How To : Share the road when driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) created this "Sharing the Road" video series specifically to help remind drivers about the requirements and responsibilities of being a safe driver. It covers cooperative driving, risk management, blind spots, pedestrians, bicy ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV Driving Test

If all things go well, you'll only have to take your road test once. That's the goal: to ace your test on the first try and then start driving on your own. Granted, it's a nerve-racking experience, but keep in mind that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to ...more

How To : Recover lost files with Windows XP and Vista

In this video tutorial, Mike shows how to find a missing file in Windows XP and Vista with three different options. In the first option, open Windows Explorer or My Computer. Then open the recycle bin to check for your missing files. If you don't see your file there, close the ...more

News : Robo-Plants Respond to Human Touch

Japanese artist and visual designer Akira Nakayasu creates robotic plants that not only respond to human touch, but anticipate human touch. The first video in the gallery below, entitled "Plant", was inspired by grass blowing in the wind. The robotic plant has 169 artificial ...more

Scantily Clad Chick Presents : Chainsaw Powered Chopper

If you liked the mini dragster powered by 6 circular saws, then you'll love this Harley-Davidson powered by 24 chainsaws (complete with hot babe). "Twelve engines are mounted in two rows of six on either side of the drive belt casing. Each engine is held in place by two threa ...more

How To : Screw drywall to studs with a drywall screwgun

Bob Schmidt teaches us how to screw drywall to studs with a drywall screw gun. A countersink bit is a great option to help you screw drywall studs in. This will fit in a variable speed drill for setting counters and drywall. Use a DeWalt screw gun, which is specifically made t ...more

News : Amazing Star Wars Sand Crawler Made of LEGO

This amazing Star Wars Sand Crawler is built entirely out of legos. Includes lighted eyes of the Jawas and a working crane to life the droids. Youtube User Marshal Banana from Switzerland created it. Here are the details: Minifigscale: 96 cm long, 100.5 cm long (lowered ma ...more

News : 6 Hours of Sleep Not Enough Say Scientists

Scientists have good and bad news for hard-driving people who boast they need only six hours of sleep a night. The good news is a few may be right: Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco have identified a family with a genetic mutation that causes members to ...more

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