If you've ever parked your car outside in direct sunlight and it's about 90 degrees out, you know what ends up happening 2 hours later when you get back into the car. The car itself is hotter than hell, and your car seat is so hot it feels like it'll burn your tushie if you s ...more
Keep Your Car Cool
If a solar-powered air conditioner that requires no electricity or moving parts sounds to good to be true, well, then you're not as ambitious as this clever high school student. Instructables user Fozzy13 put together an awesome DIY tutorial on how he built his own air conditi ...more
Staying cool in the summer heat sometimes feels like it takes all the energy in the world. But what about a fan using no-cost electrical energy? If you're looking to keep cool during a power outage, or if you don't want to break the bank by running your DIY air conditioner all ...more
Getting pulled over sucks, even when you're in a normal car. Just imagine how these teenagers felt when they were pulled over for driving their wooden car without a license! They also got a citation for not having a speedometer or side indicator lights, but if that's all that' ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more
The radiator cooling fans on your car are vital to keeping the car cool enough to run and pretty simple to work with. In this video you'll learn how to diagnose problems with and fix the radiator cooling fans in most modern cars. Problems include the fan motor, the fuse, and t ...more
Overheating causes serious engine damage. Here are some repairs that keep your engine running cool.
Your car's radiator needs to be cleaned to be cool. As time goes on, a car's radiator builds solid deposits that can clog the cooling system. A quick, inexpensive radiator flush can keep the system in shape. This automotive tutorial video will give you tips on how you can flus ...more
Summer is here, and with the season comes more freedom and searing heat. It's the ultimate between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place situation. You want to be outside and enjoy the sun, but you don't want to be over-powered by it. Thankfully, you can create makeshift misters on the chea ...more
This is an instructional video for and by a beginner ukulele player. It goes over the tuning, chords, and strumming pattern for one possible way to play "Keep the car running" by Arcade Fire. The ukulele is tuned to a normal GCEA pattern, and there are only three chords in th ...more
Cars require maintenance no doubt, but it needs pampering even with the change of weather. Like in summer rainy and winter your vehicle is suppose to be looked after differently. It’s always wise to take measures before the onset of the winter season, to save you from the peri ...more
Live in a shady neighborhood? Learn how you can keep your car from getting ripped off? Protect your vehicle by parking it in smart areas like well lit streets or in front of an angry dog. Also, don't drive the nicest car on the street. It's too flashy and will incite interest.
It's always handy to waterproof your RC car because your toy car is going to tread in a lot of dirty - and sometimes wet - ground. This means that any electric circuitry faces the risk of coming in contact with water and fizzing out. So keep things safe by learning how to wat ...more
There are always certain situations that unnerve people. One of the biggest unnerving situations you may encounter is a job interview. The nervousness breaks out and you look like a total fool, but it's just the nerves. It happens. And why can't you control it? It's hard for s ...more
Connoisseurs of hard liquor always face a dilemma: how do they chill their spirits without diluting the flavors? After all, if you've shelled out big bucks for a bottle of single malt, you really don't want to mess it up with an ice cube that has freezer burn. (As for refriger ...more
If you want to keep the inside of your car smelling awesome, don't buy commercial air fresheners. They contain toxic synthetic chemicals which can be harmful to your health. Using recycled cardboard, fabric, a piece of string, a hole puncher, and some natural essential oils, ...more
Whether you live in foggy California or icy Massachusetts, you've more than likely struggled with a cloudy, vision-impairing window that makes even the shortest commute impossible. While you can get rid of fogged up windows pretty easily using your vehicle's defogger system, ...more
Nothing about living in a snowy climate is easy, but life with a snowy, frozen car doesn't have to be the worst part of your day. With a few clever hacks and some anti-weather tactics, you can fight off frozen windshields, icy locks, and even stubborn car doors, while keeping ...more
Overheating can be the cause of a variety of problems in your compute. The Lab Rats, Andy Walker and Sean Carruthers, explain some simple ways to keep your PC cool and improve internal air flow.
In this clip, learn how to make delicious 'pup'sicles for your dog at home. These pops are made from meat and chopped food so they are not human friendly but they are perfect for keeping your pet hydrated and cool in the hot summer months.
This video gives you tips on how to keep your dog cooler in the summer heat. Their natural body temperature in the summer is 102 degrees already. Dogs are unable to sweat. Their only mechanisms for cooling themselves naturally are their mouths and the pads of their feet. The f ...more
The battery in your car is more important now than ever before. If yours is dead, not much of your car will work. Watch this video to learn some easy way to inspect and maintain your battery to make sure it works great for as long as possible.
If humans love to eat frozen treats during the summer, then it should be no surprise that dogs also love the same. Show your favorite pooch some extra love during hot days by putting together some DIY frozen doggie treats during the summer. Click on image to enlarge.
Video: . This video will explain how to keep the battery in your RV, boat or classic car charged during winter storage, so that it doesn't drain and kill your battery.
Taking care of your car requires effort, whether you take it to the pros for washes, waxes, and detailing, or you spend time to make it shine yourself—and it often seems that, right after your car is sparkling again, rain or midnight moisture appears to cover its surface in wa ...more
Ride-sharing firm Lyft says it will continue to rely on drivers in the near and long term even as it replaces them with driverless cars, Taggart Matthiesen, Lyft's director of product, said during a Podcast with Recode. In other words, Matthiesen says Lyft plans to offer oppo ...more
RC Car Action Paul Onorato shows you a simple tip on keeping a tab on your suspension setup. Clean a cap and write the oil and piston used in the shock. Easy, and no more confusion! Watch this video tutorial and learn how to keep track of the maintenance of the shocks on a rem ...more
Keeping the incredibly hot parts of a car (including you) cool is vital to the car running well. If the cooling fan on your 1997 Ford Windstar isn't working, you may have a problem with your cooling fan dropping resistor. This video will show you how to find and fix that part.
The air conditioner in your car is supposed to keep your cool, so if yours is blowing hot air all the time you're probably pretty pissed. If you own a Chevy Colorado and your condenser is good, watch this video to learn a fix that may get your AC working again.
The internal combustion engine is hot by it's very nature, and keeping it cool is vital to keeping your car running. In this video you'll learn how to figure out why your car is overheating and fix some common causes of the problem.
If the air conditioner in your car has stopped pumping cold air out, you probably have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. In this video you will learn how to find the leak in your A/C and fix it, keeping yourself cool and comfortable.
Pop ball bearings into place with just a tap using this great hint. Installing bearings for your car can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be if you know how to keep your cool. Watch this how to video and learn how keeping bearings in the fridge can help ease them into plac ...more
The road can sometimes resemble a battle field. Tailgaters, horn-honkers, and jerks who cut you off are enough to drive any driver batty. Here's how to keep your cool behind the wheel and stay calm during moments in which you'd like to explode. You Will Need: • Sleep • Plen ...more
It's one hell of a device, but the Samsung Galaxy S5 is still susceptible to the many hazards that other smartphones are prone to: theft, cracked screens, poor battery life, and particularly, overheating. If your Galaxy S5 is burning a hole in your pocket—and it's not from yo ...more
Keep your car engine running cool in the summertime. Learn how to replace a car radiator in this free auto repair video from a master mechanic. Part 1 of 15 - How to Replace a car radiator. Replace a car radiator - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more
The lingering smell of cigarette smoke can bother just about anyone, including smokers themselves. Unfortunately, it can be quite difficult to mask or completely get rid of the smell altogether. While you can go through extremes like washing and even repainting the walls in yo ...more
Imagine if you had to wear a fur coat all summer long. Here’s how to keep your pets comfortably cool. Never leave a pet in a parked car or more might happen than them getting overheated. This is an interesting tip: leave some fur in your backyard to deter deer, which carry ticks.
Day for Night courtesy of Videomaker.com Those 3 Words We Love to Hear, Day for Night (DFN). What better three words could a director ask to hear? No huge generators, no freezing temperatures, no vampire-style living... what's not to love? Are you perplexed? Well, long ago, ...more
If rubbing alcohol is commonly used to treat minor scrapes and disinfect surgical instruments in hospitals, then you might as well use its medicinal qualities to also disinfect your cell phone and mix with aloe vera gel to make your very own DIY hand sanitizer. Other surprisi ...more
When it comes to social engineering, Null Byte is here to show you how it's done. Social engineering is the key fundamental to unlocking tons of possibilities and opportunities in your everyday life. So, what is social engineering? Social engineering can be called many things. ...more
Driving through thick fog can sometimes be intensely scray. Luskily we have a how to video for how to deal with situations like these. When you run into fog on the road, keep your head and follow these simple tips to stay safe. You Will Need: • Patience • A cool head Step ...more
There are two options when it comes to a dent in your car — live with it, cringing each time it enters your view, or get rid of it. While the latter is obviously the best option, most of us will probably just live with dents and dings since spare money is better spent on the a ...more
Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more
A spare key is one of those things that never seems like a huge deal until you need it. If you've ever lost your keys, had them stolen, or locked yourself out of your house or car, you know how difficult and embarrassing it can be trying to get your door open. So, how would y ...more
It's nearly impossible to keep a stovetop clean when cooking, at least, in my experience. No matter what I do, liquid and solid food bits fall to the surface and around the burners every single time, creating a hard-to-clean mess. Scrubbing away the stains and crusty charred ...more
Find out how to patch up your radiator hose long enough to drive to the auto parts store or your local mechanic and replace it with a new one. You Will Need * Rubber gloves * Safety glasses or sunglasses * Duct tape * Engine coolant WARNING: Avoid direct skin contact with rad ...more
If you own a Porsche 944 Turbo and hate having to pay hundreds of dollars to fix or keep your care in tip-top shape, check out this next video. In the tutorial, you'll find out how to change the water pump and balance shaft belts on a Porsche 944 Turbo. The water pump is a be ...more
Just recently, Snapchat decided to implement a feature that it had long been lacking—the ability to play music and record a video at the same time. For those of us that are jailbroken, we've had this feature for some time, but now that everyone has the ability, how should you ...more
Wet shoes are uncomfortable, no one can deny that. Just think about walking around with soaking wet footwear ... and each squishy step you take. Makes you cringe, doesn't it? It can happen in heavy rain, at the beach, or from an unforeseen puddle on the street. And while you c ...more
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
Privacy and security go hand in hand, especially for smartphones. When it comes to privacy, you decide what personal information about yourself is out there to discover. Security, on the other hand, is all about enforcing those privacy decisions. Sometimes privacy and securit ...more
Uber's year is going from bad to worse, and they may be subject to a potential criminal probe in the ongoing Waymo legal battle. Judge William Alsup referred the case to the U.S. Attorney which means Travis Kalanick's company could be investigated for criminal wrongdoing, not ...more
This weekend, I was on a trip to Binghamton. In the midst of unpacking my toiletries at the hotel, I found that my brand new razor blade had lost its cap. How did I find that out? Well, when I pulled my hand out of the bag, I found that my right pointer finger was missing a bi ...more
An expert in the driverless market has earmarked Porsche as the company to watch in the automated car race. Grayson Brulte, the co-founder of Autonomous Tomorrow, told Driverless that the luxury car company were the underdogs in a highly competitive and specialized field. On ...more
I've had a thing against bananas ever since Mario Kart; not only do I believe it's the worst weapon in the game, but it's also a very funny-looking food. Nevertheless, bananas are a great source of potassium, and I can't overlook that. But bananas are fragile, so you have to ...more
This German video is amazing. A joyously analog interpretation and deconstruction of the digital gaming experience. Malte Jehmlich is as primitive and inspiring as the the Vanuatu natives who devoted themselves to cargo worship after World War II! Try to imagine. It's 2010 an ...more
The joys of summer are many! If you, like me, live in a place where the summer is short, you’re going to want to maximize your fun in the sun by doing as many awesome things as possible before the sun goes back to wherever the hell it hibernates during the cold and dark times. ...more
Here at Food Hacks, we're very fond of finding ways to regrow food. That means taking things like carrot tops and leftover bits from garlic, onions, chives, and other herbs and aromatics to create mini reusable herb gardens. Don't Miss: Vegetables & Herbs You Can Eat Once & R ...more
The new iPhone 5 was just revealed yesterday, and it's 18 percent thinner and just 1/5 the weight of its 4S predecessor. It's also taller with a larger screen, which gives you a fifth row for apps now. As far as speed is concerned, it has a speedy A6 chip and can tap into wire ...more