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How To : Change Drive Axle Boots on a Porsche 944

This is a video tutorial how to change the drive axle boots at a Porsche 944. The boots are different for the different versions, i.e., the Turbo and S2 version have stronger drive axles, but the work is the same for all models. Note The video has a German soundtrack but Eng ...more

How To : Do the bunny hop trick on a bicycle

Check out this cycling video tutorial to see how to do the bunny hop trick on a bicycle. Your BMX instructor for the day goes through the very basic steps with demonstrations on the bike bunny hop, along with some out-takes at the end to ease the pain of falling on your ass. ...more

How To : Do the manual trick on a bicycle

Check out this video tutorial on how to do the manual trick on a bicycle. Watch your instructor go through the basic steps and things to look out for in the manual trick on a bike. What is a manual bicycle trick? Basically it's just riding your cycle on the back wheel, with t ...more

How To : Fix a compact disc player drawer problem

When CD and DVD players stop working, it's usually because of the drawer not opening and/or shutting. For this CD player, the problem turned out to be a broken belt between the motor and the wheel that has the gear that opens the drawer. Look at these two video tutorials to se ...more

How To : Jack up a car safely

Everyone should know how to use the jack that comes with his or her car. Try this at home so if you ever get a flat, you'll know where the jack is and how to use it to fix that tire. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to jack up a car safely. Park the car on level grou ...more

How To : Pull a stoppie trick on a sport bike

Let's face it, stoppies on sport bikes are cool because they're basically a backwards wheelie, but what makes them work are three simple things. Body positioning; you have to rock your body forward. Brake modulation; the fancy way of squeezing the brakes of your motorcycle. Re ...more

How To : Build your own ten foot long camera dolly track

Need some smooth pan shots for your indie film? How about a cool dolly zoom effect? Well, you don't need to be a professional filmmaker to use such a device, but you do need the money for the gear. But—if you can work your way around the workshop, you can probably build your o ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Service a Peugeot 206 Compact Car

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Peugeot 206 with the 1.4 liter engine. Please note that the video is not in English, but you can follow along by watching the video and following the written instructions below. Work under the car. Change the oil and r ...more

HowTo : Make Impossible Gears

Gears: a set of toothed wheels that work together to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels). What if those "wheels" were shaped like squares? Or ovals? Or fish? Clayton Boyle is an engine ...more

How To : Change a bike tire step by step

A step by step video tutorial that shows you how to change the tire from a Triathalon or road bike! Don't get stuck with a flat tire in the middle of nowhere! Gear West Bike and Triathalon show you how to: shift into the smallest gear, release the brake, open up the quick rele ...more

How To : Remove or install a cog set on your bike

The cog sets are the iconic pieces of the bike on the wheels with all their delicate layers of gears. This video features detailed instructions from a professional bike mechanic on how to install or remove a cog set on a mountain bike. This is useful if you want to clean your ...more

How To : Make a solar-powered miniature car

Check out this science video to see how to make a solar-powered miniature car. To make this solar-powered mini car, you'll need some balsa wood, a small motor, two steel rods, four wheels, four washers, a straw of any color, two gears, a solar cell, hot glue gun, a tape measur ...more

How To : Assemble a bike

Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and as means to getting around but incorrect bike assemble will make for a bad time. Double check all your work and make sure everything is lubed up and fastened before taking your bike out for a spin. If your new bicycle comes in ...more

How To : Drive a semi

It takes talent and training to drive a semitrailer. See if you have what it takes to operate one of these rigs on the open road. Step 1: Prepare for tests In order to drive a semi, you must get a commercial driver’s license and pass a medical exam. Age requirements vary fro ...more

How To : Practice skateboarding safety

Whether you’re headed for a half-pipe or your driveway, always be safe. Wearing protective gear and taking a few precautions can help prevent you from landing in the ER. Watch this video to learn how to practice skateboarding safety. You Will Need * A skateboard * A helmet * ...more

How To : Throw a squashed vase

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a squashed vase using clay and a pottery wheel. This how-to video offers detailed instructions that are not geared for beginners--a decent amount of experience is needed for this project. Intermediate potters will be thr ...more

How To : Throw a rounded jewelry box

Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a rounded jewelry box using clay and your pottery wheel. This how-to video is geared toward intermediate potters with some experience in the wheel. The tips in this instructional video will help you throw a great rounded ...more

How To : Park a car uphill

This video click shows the correct way to secure your vehicle when parking uphill. If your handbrake fails the gear should still hold the vehicle but if all fails, because you have turned your wheel the vehicle will not roll because it will rest on the kerb. Park a car uphill. ...more

How To : Park a car downhill

This video click shows the correct way to secure your vehicle when parking downhill. If your handbrake fails the gear should still hold the vehicle but if all fails, because you have turned your wheel the vehicle should hold on the curb. Park a car downhill. Click through to w ...more

News : Slithery Snake Bot Scales, Sidewinds & Rolls

CMU’s Biorobotics Laboratory modular snake robot slithers in all sorts of different ways. Check out the three videos in the gallery below. Project statement: "Snake robots can use their many internal degrees of freedom to thread through tightly packed volumes accessing locat ...more

How To : Bunny hop onto any obstacle on a Trails bike

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to bunny hop with your bicycle onto any obstacle. To perform this trick, you'll want to crack to the gears one or two rotations to gain sufficient speed. Then, shift your weight backwards until your front wheel is in a high ...more

How To : Drift your car with ease

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to drift a car. Viewers will learn 3 different ways of drifting. The first ways is the handbrake turn. Begin by building up speed in the first gear, swing the wheel over sharply, pull the handbrake, dip the clutch and release the handb ...more

How To : Troubleshoot basic electric errors in RC

This video will help you diagnose and troubleshoot on a basic level, your electric kit. I get asked alot "please fix my rc" and the main issue is that people do not understand how their rc works. While using a multimeter, I will show you how to diagnose battery batteries bars, ...more

How To : Buy and sell a used RC vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Get the most out of your RC vehicle LiPo battery

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Change a mountain bike tire

In this video, we learn how to change a mountain bike tire. Start by shifting the rear cassette to the smallest gear. Then, remove quick release and remove the wheel. After this, remove the tire with tire levers or strong fingers, then check inside the tire rim for foreign obj ...more

How To : Avoid using bad flywheels for an LLV postal truck

When replacing flywheels on an LLV (Long Life Vehicle), which is a postal truck used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and made by Grumman, always look for the quality of the new flywheels ordered. Just because they're new doesn't mean they're good. The ring gear can ...more

How To : Install a new engine in an RC Nitro Truck

In this tutorial, we learn how to install a new engine in an RC Nitro Truck. First, fix the engine fly wheel and then fix the clutch shoes. After this, fix the drive gear by making sure the bearings are fit into place. Next, put the drive gear on, then make sure there isn't an ...more

How To : Use crawl control on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Have you ever driven your car on rough terrains? Seems difficult to handle it. You can now steer, brake and accelerate at the same time with the new 2010 Toyota 4Runner. It has introduced a new technology called crawl control which helps determine optimum combination of speed ...more

How To : Change your road bike tire

This video demonstrates how to change a road bike tire. First you would shift rear cassette to smallest gear and then you would open brake calipers or if you have the v-brakes. Then remove the quick release and then remove the wheel. Afterwards remove the tire with the tire le ...more

How To : Diagnose and troubleshoot basic Nitro RC

This video address the "My RC does not work... fix it" questions that I get. The main issue is that people do not understand how to break the rc into segments and troubleshoot or diagnose off of that. This video will show you how to troubleshoot on a basic level the nitro engi ...more

How To : Improve your bike's night visibility

In some places, it's illegal to ride your bike at night without lights or reflectors, so if you plan on going for a joyride on your street bike, then you need to be prepared to share the road with vehicles and be seen. Appropriate gear and lighting are essential for safety whe ...more

How To : Clean an RC vehicle kit, engine and air filter

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Shark Run Roller Coaster

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

Lube No More : Chainless Bike Operates With Pulley System

The forefront of bike technology has delivered bikes without hubs, bikes as flexible as Gumby, and invisible steering. The latest to enter the field rethinks the bicycle chain. As in... who needs it? Schwinn Csepel Zrt. have designed the "Stringbike", a bicycle powered by ste ...more

How To : Setup Axon racing anti-gravity razorback RC racer

This video is on how to setup the axon racing anti gravity razorback racer. it involves receiver installation, zeroing your servo with the trims and lifting the horn, programming the esc, installing the lipo, testing the unit, initial turn on. This is video 1 of lipo universi ...more

How To : Install LED lights onto your Axon hover RC

This video is on how to install the LED light kit onto your Axon Racing anti-gravity razorback racer hover. This video is on how to setup the axon racing anti gravity razorback racer. it involves receiver installation, zeroing your servo with the trims and lifting the horn, p ...more

How To : Teach your kid to ride a bike

Make sure the bike is properly fit to the child. She should just be able to stand over the top bar of the frame without touching. Install training wheels on the bike. Have the child wear a helmet. When first starting, knee and elbow pads, as well as gloves, are a good idea. ...more

How To : Operate a car jack

If you don't know how to raise a car off the ground by now, you don't know jack. You Will Need * A car jack * Your vehicle owner's manual * A screwdriver WARNING: Follow the instructions for your jack. Never jack up a vehicle from a point not designed to handle the load. Impr ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 1: Drawing

From the onset of the popularization of apps for the iDevice, users have experimented with creating original artwork on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And when famed British artist David Hockney christened the iDevice with his painterly digital drawings, the trend exploded even ...more

How To : Embrace the Blur

This is a continuation of a previous post about getting "unfocused" with your DSLR. We all work hard to get pictures that are sharp and have perfect focus. Maybe we’re missing the forest for the trees. Think about mood, color, ideas—in other words, not your gear. There are l ...more

How To : Set gear mesh on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins shows us some open wheeled modified oval cars and also how to properly set gear mesh. The trick to setting gear mesh is a scrap piece of paper. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to set gear mesh on an RC car.

How To : Use the paddle shifter in the 2010 Ford Flex

Not sure what a paddle shifter is? Well, if you own the 2010 Ford Flex, you are at least aware of its existence. You can switch your vehicle from automatic transmission to manual transmission in the 2010 Flex, and there's these things on the steering wheel called paddle shifte ...more

How To : Align an RC vehicle engine

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Select the right LiPo battery for an RC vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

Drinking Games : Android Edition

If you ever need to spice up a party, drinking games can really get things started quickly. The objectives are generally to complete tasks or challenges, but it's really all a thinly-veiled excuse for increasing everyone's alcohol intake in a hurry while testing levels of ineb ...more

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