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How To : Solder a wire to the pin of an IC chip

This short video tutorial presents a step by step method for soldering a wire to a pin of an IC chip. The tutorial opts out for more showing and less telling. It simply shows how to solder a wire to the pin in real time, with text running over the video. There are no audio ...more

How To : Build a beeping electronic practical joke

Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for the office, with parts from RadioShack. One of the original practical jokes is the gravity activated subwoofer simulator, or better known as the Whoopee Cushion. See how to make a high tech pran ...more

How To : Make an optical theremin to play music

Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for your music skills, with parts from RadioShack. Everybody's heard of them, but nobody has one or knows how to play one... a theremin. You could be the exception as you see how to build your very ...more

How To : Build a base for a model ic or steam engine

Whenever a new project comes their way, many people tend to go out to the store in order to buy all the parts they need instead of checking what they already have. This can be costly and can easily be avoided if they do find certain items lying around the house. In this tutor ...more

How To : Test Your Samsung Phone by Using Secret Code *#0*#

Besides obvious features like a touchscreen and biometric sensors, the modern smartphone comes with an array of state-of-the-art hardware in the form of various sensors that help your device sense the environment around it. And if you have a Samsung handset, chances are, you h ...more

How To : Make a DIY Battery-Powered USB Charger

With portable devices being a necessity in modern everyday life, they may be subject to overuse, improper charging, or normal wear and tear. For those people who carry around their smartphone or iPod with them all of the time, how many times have you been out and about just to ...more

How To : Use a breadboard, also known as a protoboard

This two-part video introduces you to the breadboard, also called a protoboard, used to build electronic circuits without soldering. The first part of this presentation describes the features of a breadboard. The second video continues by showing you how a breadboard is used ...more

How To : Make a Light Bulb with Dancing LEDs Inside

This is about dancing LEDs following the rhythm of music or speech picked-up by a small microphone. The projects is very cool, and for building it, you will need a light bulb,10 LEDs, project box, electronic board with IC CD4017 and LM358 and power adapter. Video: . You can do ...more

How To : Install recessed lighting

Installing recessed lighting into your kitchen or living room creates an immediate update to the look of your home! Recessed lighting is very low-key, makes a subtle statement, and yet is elegantly modern. If you are looking for an update to your home's lighting, think "recess ...more

How To : Turn Your Computer into an Android Tablet

There are tons of good reasons that you might want to use Android on your desktop. Perhaps your favorite game is only available on Android, or maybe you use a messaging service that doesn't have a Windows companion app. Whatever the reason, if you've ever found yourself wishi ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : MIMESIS

MIMESIS n pl. -MESISES or -MESES mimicry MIMETIC adj 61 points (11 points without the bingo) MIMESIS is just another term for MIMICRY in the world of zoology, but it's not just limited to the science of animals, it's used elsewhere as well. But no matter where you use the wo ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : GRAMARYE

GRAMARYE n pl. -S occult learning; magic 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Simply put, GRAMARYE is MAGIC, SORCERY, and in some cases, NECROMANCY. But overall, there is very little distinction between the terms. Magic is best described as an OCCULT art that can manipula ...more

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