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How To : Create your own light art with camera and lights

Light art is a cool way to express yourself… or just make some pretty cool light images. Starting out with light art can be tricky, but as long as you have the right equipment and the determination, you'll be making a light art masterpiece in no time. All you'll need is a cam ...more

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Create your own ring light for lighting and more

Ring Lights can create a specific lighting that brings out warmer hues from your actors/models, as well as giving you a cool effect for the eyes. If you're not looking to spend a fortune on buying an already made one, you can make one with items from around the house on the ch ...more

How To : Build a solar powered USB charger

Want to stop wasting energy charging your USB devices? Transform some cheap solar-powered garden lights into your very own solar USB charger. For step-by-step instructions on replicating this hack yourself, watch this video tutorial. Just watch to see how to build your own sol ...more

News : Electric Fly Swatter Tag

Have about 10 guys In a small, pitch black room, each armed with two electric fly swatters. Once the lights go off, it's every man for himself in an all-out, spark-filled brawl. I would suggest a strobe light in the room, but I'm sure the sparks given off by the electrified ra ...more

How To : Make a haunted house

Ditch those namby-pamby clichés like skeleton decals and peeled-grape eyeballs. This year, give your guests a real scare. WARNING: Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, and those who are photosensitive to flashing lights, like some epileptics, should not visit haunted ...more

News : LED Embedded Cop Heels

Hubba, hubba, Mrs. Officer! Insanely ghetto fabulous pair of cop heels that belong in a Lil' Wayne video. These babies blink like a siren, and are laden with teeny, tiny law-enforcement detailing, such as headlights, turn signals and strobe lights. Designed by Tim Cooper. Pr ...more

How To : Light a portrait for photography

Portraits come in all shapes and sizes, but follow a few basic guidelines and you'll set the scene for a beautiful and professional shot. You Will Need * Work or studio space * A camera * A tripod * A backdrop or natural environment * Lighting equipment (preferably two light ...more

HowTo : Trigger Green Traffic Lights

Scenario: it's late at night, the roads are completely empty and you are stuck at the longest light ever. Solution: don't run a red- change it to green yourself. Avoid a ticket, save yourself some time (and perhaps a little gas). Many of you may have already seen Kipkay's ins ...more

How To : Create custom-shaped lights in modo

In this new tip tutorial, you'll see how you can use Luminous properties to create custom shaped lights. Devolped by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and acce ...more

How To : Create & manipulate shape lights in 3ds Max 2010

In this clip, you'll see how to create custom shaped light sources using simple meshes and adding an Arch&Design shader to it to render the scene with Mental Ray. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint ...more

How To : Do your own car window tint

Sick of people looking in your windows at stop lights? Check out this tutorial and learn how to install your own window tint and give your car a cool new look. It's really not that hard to do, but you need to do it right in order to avoid rookie mistakes like bubbles and peeli ...more

How To : Contour and highlight your skin with makeup

This tutorial video will show you how to contour and highlight your skin with makeup. Contours are "shadows" so you want to go darker than your actual skin tone. I personally use the same shade on everyone to coutour (NW55 Studio Stick Foundation), BUT it's all in the produc ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: Create a redstone calculator in Min ...more

How To : Get instant color highlights with hair extensions

Hairtalk TV demonstrates how to instantly get color highlights with hair extensions. Put On Pieces offers Clip In Color which is a very thin, nine inch wide, sixteen inches long weft of hair that clips into your hair to give you highlights, low lights or bright, fun colors. Th ...more

How To : Make homemade fireworks

This features how to use fire wire to create your own homemade fire works! What you need is fine steel wool, wire, and a lighter. Take your wire and your steel wheel and a tie a slip knot on the wire. Stretch out the steel wool and put it inside the slip knot and tighten. Now, ...more

How To : Build a desk hutch

This video series shows you how to build a desk hutch all the way from designing it to installing lights. If you watched the series on building a desk, this is a great second step in creating your own custom office. Part 1 of 15 - How to Build a desk hutch. Build a desk hutch ...more

Friday Fresh : Make Your Own Electroluminescent Ink & More

Turkey's been consumed, you've awakened from the food coma, and you've escaped the madness of Black Friday. Isn't it about time you tackle a new project? We've got some great new projects for you to help illuminate the darkness of winter. Make your own electroluminescent (EL) ...more

How To : Craft a "Harry Potter" style wand that lights up

With the first installment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" out, don't be surprised if you find yourself more than ever wanting to whip out a twelve inch phoenix feather wand and wrist twirl your way to defeating your own personal Voldemort. While this video won't tea ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/14 - 12/20)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A nostalgia-themed cell phone photo ...more

How To : Make an infinity mirror

Ever wanted to have your own window into the infinite? By using this tutorial by Shooting Eggs, you can create an infinity mirror that will show rows of colored lights that seem to recede into the distance forever. It's a trippy illusion you can create with simple and inexpens ...more

How To : Decorate your graduation cap

Learn how to decorate your graduation cap. Customizing your graduation cap is a way to stand out among the sea of identical, ill-fitting graduation robes. You Will Need * Time * A crafts store * Money * A needle and thread * And artistic flair * Battery-operated lights Step ...more

How To : Make a tomato cage Christmas tree

Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work if you let it get out of hand. Keep it simple and try and use as many things as you have around the garden, like tomato cages. When you combine tomato cages with a few other unlikely objects, an ...more

How To : Make a homemade Diwali greeting card

For this Diwali, try making your own homemade greeting card for family members and friends. You don't need much to make your own card for Diwali (aka Divali, Deepavali or the festival of lights). Even children can make DIY cards with some raw or unused materials. Diwali is a f ...more

How To : Set up your own photography studio

Start with a large room when setting up a photography studio and add a background and studio lighting with umbrellas to reflect the lights. Set up a photo studio with the tips in this free video on photography tips from a professional photographer.

How To : Make a greeting card for Diwali in Microsoft Paint

During Diwali, when family and friends can't be together to celebrate the festival of lights, then it's courteous to send an appropriate Diwali greeting card. But you don't need to fork out money on store-bought versions. You can make your own! All you need is MS Paint. Watch ...more

How To : Make a Pendant Lamp

Not sure how or what kind of lights to add to a room in your rental? Consider making your own pendant lamps from materials you can recycle from your closet and kitchen. This is a do it yourself lighting project on a budget that's perfect for renters and anyone needing to add l ...more

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