How to Make a Using an Old Printer

How To : Build a CNC machine using two old CD drives

Take a look at this instructional vidkeo and learn how to make your own computer numerical control (CNC) machine out of two old CD drives. CNC machines serve as controllers for a number of devices such as machine tools by reading G Code instructions. With a own CNC machine, yo ...more

How To : Make a flower arrangement using old CDs

In this video, Steven Marin shows us an interesting method to recycle old CDs to make beautiful flower arrangements along with other recycled materials. In order to make the flowers, you need to take your old CDs and heat them up in a toaster oven. As demonstrated in the video ...more

How To : Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coat ...more

How To : Make yourself look very old using basic makeup

In this tutorial, learn how to age yourself for any film or theatre project. This method of aging requires just a few simple makeup products that are cheap and easy to buy, if you don't already own them. Instead of waiting 50 years for wrinkles and sagging skin, why not creat ...more

How To : Create boxer briefs using an old pair as a pattern

In this 3-part video, Chris White shows you how you can take an old pair of boxer briefs, make a pattern for new boxer briefs, and then create an entirely new one. You'll need some tools, and materials, including elastic, sewing machine with zigzag, serger, stretch fabric, pat ...more

How To : Make old-skool house music using drum machines

Do you yearn for the days when house music had a soul and didn't sound like something that combat robots are supposed to dance to? Check out this video. It features a veteran DJ explaining all sorts of techniques for creating old-skool house beats, mostly using amazing 1980's ...more

How To : Clean old Nintendo game cartridges using Windex

If your old Nintendo game cartridges have been sitting around collecting dust, then check out this video for an explanation on how to clean them using Windex and some other household materials. This can protect your old treasured Super Nintendo video games, or help make them ...more

How To : Make light using a stepper motor generator

In this tutorial, we learn how to make light using a stepper motor generator. First, take the motor out of an old printer that you don't use anymore. After this, find a few LED lights. You will need to solder the LED lights, then connect them with a soldering iron to the print ...more

How To : Fold an elegant origami swan by Robert J. Lang

Origami is a lot of fun (okay, and also a lot of frustration), but what often turns beginners off from the Japanese art form is simply that it requires special origami tissue paper. While it's true that thin paper made exclusively for origami is preferable for any origami proj ...more

How To : Make a paper mache glitter wand

This video teaches you how to make glitter wands using a simple and fast method. For a wand measuring about 18 inches long, you will need a sheet of A4 printer paper, glue, 2 strips of 1 inch wide 2 ply tissue paper, a pair of scissors, black and gold paint, an old sponge and ...more

News : Run USB through phone lines

One of the many reasons Circuit City should go out of business is their sale of ridiculously expensive cables, wire and cords. The secret to the industry of Monster Cables is that it is unnecessary and ineffective. Gold-plated or otherwise, Monster's $100 cables are not intrin ...more

How To : Refill printer ink cartridges

There's a reason why printer companies want you to recycle your old printer cartridges. Because they can be reused. It cuts costs and saves them money, but you can save money, too. You don't have to keep buying new cartridges, you can recycle your used ones yourself by simply ...more

Receipt Racer : A Paper and Laser Tangible Video Game

Video games have been a purely digital medium for some decades now. They exist in the electronic nether, embedded on discs and projected on screens. Since digital distribution has gained popularity, even the physical manifestation of the game disc is going away, leaving games ...more

How To : Make a cyanotype

This lesson is the second of a series exploring alternative process photography. In this lesson, learn how to create a Cyanotype using a digital negative. Step by step instructions are included with samples and illustrations. Follow along with this photo lesson and learn how t ...more

How To : Print custom stationary with photo backgrounds

Bored with the same old stationary? You can create you own! It's just a few easy steps! *Using the on-screen menu on the printer, scroll to the second page and select "Print ruled papers". *Choose the "Notepad" letter size to print on 8.5 x 11 inch paper. *Now just choose the ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

How To : Use an old flash on a new digital camera

Old camera equipment like flashes and lenses are often praised by modern photographers, but getting them integrated into new digital photography setups can be a challenge. This video will show you some tips for using old flashes with new digital cameras, including a great tric ...more

How To : Turn your kids into puppeteers with John Lithgow

In this video, learn how to make your own puppets and put on a puppet show! Let the mayor of Paloozaville, John Lithgow, show you how to make your own hand puppets with your kids and act out stories and songs with them! You will make cheap, fun sock puppets and then build a th ...more

How To : Build a stunt dummy

Make a life-size stunt dummy for your films using old clothes, newspaper, and a roll of duct tape. Indy Mogul shows you how to create a stunt dummy in the likeness of your actors for your films.

How To : Print accurate colors from within Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn how to print accurate colors from within Photoshop using printer paper profiles. This trick include tips on color management. Learn to download third-party printer profiles from the Internet. Print accurate colors from within Photoshop. Cl ...more

How To : Make an egg carton flowerpot

Want a fun craft to do with the kids using old egg cartons? Following these easy instructions with only a few supplies such as; acrylic paints, egg carton, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, tissue and a small clay pot. Great craft for a fun spring project! Make an egg carton flower ...more

How To : Make a simple rocket with film canisters

Try out this science experiment... watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a simple rocket with film canisters. This is purely educational, and demonstrates the reaction of an Alka-Seltzer tablet, toilet paper, and water. If you don't have Alka-Seltzer, you can substitu ...more

How To : Build a hipster 'fixie' track bike

The first part is the trailer for a fixie feature from track bike legionnaires, MASH SF. The second is a video by Bre Pettis. This instructional DIY video shows you how to build a single speed fixed-gear or 'fixie' bicycle. Using old parts, build a bicycle effective for flat ...more

How To : Make an origami star from a magazine page

Convert old magazines into luck with this video guide! This video tutorial will show you how to create lucky stars from strips of old magazines using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For a step-by-step overview of the entire folding process, and to ...more

How To : Make shoes (hooves) out of paper mache

If you're looking to make some unique footwear from paper mache, this video will teach you how. The term for these shoes is hooves, and they will definitely turn heads as you wear them down the street. Like many others who make costumes/cosplay, this video creator was working ...more

How To : Recycle an old T-shirt into a 2-piece bikini

Fashion a bikini absolutely no one else at the beach this summer will have by watching this sewing tutorial by GiannyL. Using only an old T-shirt, you'll learn how to cut the T-shirt into pieces and refashion it into a two-piece bikini. Experiment with any sort of colors you ...more

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