How to Wire a Room

How To : Plant and care for little bamboo

The addition of plants can add warmth and beauty to any room in the home. Unfortunately, not all of us were born with a green thumb. This video shows you how to plant and care for one of the most beautiful and low-maintenance members of the plant family, the little bamboo. Sup ...more

How To : Install radiant heat with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install radiant heat. Steps: 1. Screw aluminum transfer plates to underside of subfloor; install two plates per joist bay. 2. Assemble radiant-heat manifold with circulating pump, sensor, relay switch and mixing valve. 3. C ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Fix broken home button on iPod touch

So you want to go home eh? Just can't seem to get there? Well, if you're dealing with a broken home button on an iPod touch this can be a frustrating challenge that can leave you wanting to hurl your device across the room. Well, worry no more. This video will get you home qui ...more

How To : Make glowing LED creature costume eyes

By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Change a light switch in your room

Warning! When dealing with electrical wires, makes sure you always turn off the power before you do anything. There is no room for error since you can become severely injured in the process. Anyways, if you're looking to change an old switch with a new one or a new type of sw ...more

How To : Install a mini air conditioner with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a mini-split air conditioner. Steps: 1. Lay pad on ground, check for level, then set condenser unit on top of pad. 2. Use 1 ½-inch hole saw to drill hole through house for refrigerant line. 3. Feed refrigerant line ...more

News : Mmmmm... Deliciously Deep Red Velvet Cake

I love red velvet cake. The deep, vibrant color. The faint taste of cocoa. The legendary myth behind the recipe. I also love Bakerella. True treasure trove of recipes for dessert lovers. Check it out. Red Velvet Cake recipe, courtesy of Bakerella: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flo ...more

How To : Finish a bracelet with crimps and crimp covers

Learn how to finish a bracelet with crimps and covers to finish a bracelet start by putting a crimp bead over your beading wire and then add a clasp. After putting the clasp on the wire run the beading wire back through the crimp. Move the crimp bead up toward the clasp leavin ...more

How To : Ice cookies

Cookies might be delicious already without any additives, but icing is a must have. This video shows you how to ice your cookies to add to the deliciousness. Add a finishing touch to cookies that will leave everyone begging for more. Step 1: Allow the cookies to cool on a wi ...more

How To : Make covered hangers with spare fabric scraps

Covered hangers are great for your clothing. They help to maintain the shape and texture of your dresses, plus they look nice! Check out this tutorial and use old scrap fabric to cover ordinary wire hangers and make them look expensive and stylish. This is a great idea for a g ...more

How To : Solder wires like a professional

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Melt the solder to connect wires for switches and permanent circuits. Heat the surface before you put the solder on it. Don't drip the solder ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with ease

Beauty and brains in one package! A ceiling fan offers many functional benefits while adding a certain decorative touch to a room. In the summer it can help cool a room (or even a porch) by helping to circulate air and by creating a slight breeze. In the winter it can be used ...more

How To : Install a drop-down attic stairway

Who needs more storage space? We all do! You may have an untapped gold mine of storage space just over your head, but it is probably too impractical to access. Of course we are referring to your attic, which unfortunately has only a small access door through one of your closet ...more

How To : Hang a wall sconce

Let there be light! Brighten up a room by hanging a beautiful wall sconce. Check out these tips on how to mount and wire a wall sconce.

How To : Purchase and hook up an Atari 2600

In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition. Cla ...more

Understanding Electricity : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla In my opinion, one of the most neglected inventors of all time. The names Edison and Marconi come to mind as familiar, but Tesla? Most think of a car. Few know that Tesla is responsible for alternating current, florescent lights, radar, remote control, generators ...more

7/8- Thurs Pick : Au Revoir Simone / Alexa Wilding / Ge

Pick of the Week: Au Revoir Simone / Alexa Wilding / George Sarah @ Echoplex ($14) I'll be at this show and can't wait to check out this all girl band from Brooklyn, NY. I've been following them for a while and really dig their electronic dream pop music. Admiral Radley / The ...more

News : Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Rescuing wounded soldiers in a war zone is extremely dangerous. Again, (previous entry, Futuristic Warefare), the Pentagon turns to scifi technology and robotics for the answer. The current solution is to develop robots that perform as "combat casualty extraction system[s].” A ...more

How To : Install a dimmer switch in a snap

How many handymen does it take to install a dimmer switch? None, you can do it yourself in a snap. A dimmer switch can make a room more comfortable, by allowing you to adjust the light to just the right brightness at the moment. You will need a screwdriver, a circuit tester, a ...more

How To : Light up your ceiling without recess lighting

This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category which will show you how to light up your ceiling without recess lighting. Tamara Maslar shows two easy lighting projects to brighten up your living room. The first project is lanterns. You will need paper lanterns, assorted ...more

How To : Plant and grow pumpkins

In this how to video, you will learn how to grow pumpkins. First, you must pick an area with plenty of sunshine to place your seeds in. Make sure there is enough room for vine and pumpkin growth, and that the area will not freeze. Build a mound of dirt about three fit in diame ...more

News : Super Eco-Car Gets 2,752 MPG

The upcoming Shell Eco-Marathon promises to unveil vehicles that will blow current fuel economy standards way out of the water. California Polytechnic State University is one of the most promising contenders, with a vehicle that gets 13 times the 230 mpg General Motors promise ...more

News : Pentagon Funds Real Life Spider-Man Technology

Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adh ...more

How To : Hang indoor Christmas lights

A presenter from The Home Depot gives you several tips and professional secrets on how to hang your indoor Christmas lights making this tricky process a little bit easier. She takes you through the selection of lights, planning and the installation of lights. -It's easier to ...more

How To : Install electric underfloor heating cables

This is a simple video guide that shows you how to install electric underfloor heating cables. 1. Measure the area to order right heater for the room. 2. Before start, make sure the surface is smooth, dry and free from dust and grease. 3. Prepare the subfloor. Then install in ...more

How To : Make a corsage

Why justify the cost of buying a corsage from your local florist? Make an affordable corsage yourself that reflects your personal style. You Will Need * Flowers * Leaves * Scissors * Wire cutters * Floral wire * Floral tape * Baby’s breath or other filler * Colored elastic tap ...more

How To : Create a underground wire tunnel

Tim Carter of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to drill a hole under a sidewalk, driveway or walkway so you can install an underground wire. If your project calls for running a small cable or wire under an existing patio, sidewalk or driveway, there is an easy way to do it, ...more

News : Debatably Delectable Broccoli Cakes

I love broccoli. I love cake. I know zucchini bread is sweet and delicious, but savoury broccoli cake? I'll have to take Kitchenist's word for it and give this unusual recipe a try: "While savoury broccoli cake might seem bizarre to some, I know that if anyone is going to app ...more

Master the Power : How to Shock People with Your Fingertips

In this article, I'll be showing you how to make a simple yet effective static electricity generator. Basically, this device allows you to carry a constant static charge on your body and discharge it on anything grounded or of opposite polarity. The electricity generated is ar ...more

How To : Remain Anonymous and Chat Securely with Cryptocat

I'm sure we've all heard about MSN and Yahoo! Messenger, right? They can be useful, but the setup can be quite time consuming for those who need to use it just once or twice—and the privacy statements are a real bother. For example, we must provide our real details. You could ...more

News : The Soft Fur Rat

The African Soft Fur Rat though new to the pet trade is a unique little rodent with unusual qualities. Not only is this little rat a great step up for people who feed reptiles it is virtually odorless and that is definately a plus for those who would like to have a pet rat or ...more

How To : Use crimping pliers

In this video arsbeadsvideos instructs you on the use of crimping pliers, crimp tubes and how to use crimp covers. Make sure you use jewelry wire that is fine enough to fit through the holes in your jewelry. On your crimping pliers you'll notice there are two notches, also cal ...more

How To : Make a Glowing Orb with a Tennis Ball & LEDs

In this article, I'll show you how to make a glowing orb. The orb is a fun, round flashlight useful for lighting your path in a magical way. Consisting simply of LEDs, a tennis ball, a battery and a switch, it's a great simple project for beginners with electronics. Here's a v ...more

How To : Make a Redstone Death Machine

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Oh, the power of redstone! But, what good is any technology if it can't be harnessed for killing? Here's a redstone build for the mad scientist in each of us. Building the Death Ma ...more

How To : Build a Laser Trip Wire Alarm System

Building a DIY Alarm System: The Concept So, you want to protect your property, or maybe a room, car, or even your backyard. The concept of an alarm system is to notify the "alarm administrator" that there is an intruder entering the previously designated boundaries. The trig ...more

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