With the microwave oven transformer (M.O.T.) salvaged in a previous project, a simple electrical circuit can be rigged to get high voltage arcs to fly outward and upward along a "V" shaped spark gap. You can look, but don't touch! These arcs of plasma are lethal enough to kil ...more
In this beading video tutorial you'll see how quick and easy it is to create this basic stitch - a must know stitch for weaving many other stitches! The ladder stitch creates a row of beads as long as you want to make it. Learn how to do a ladder stitch with beads by watching ...more
Unless you're living in some weird parallel universe where plug-in light bulbs are the norm for household lighting, chances are you've had to unscrew a light bulb every now and then. Sometimes, replacing those burnt out Edison-based bulbs can be tricky, particularly in high c ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet accurate demonstration of the "rising ionized gas" principle. In other words, a transformer, two metal prongs and lots of evil laughter. Remember those large "towers" in the background of Frankenstein movies with a "lig ...more
Ladder stitch in hand embroidery can be one of two stitches. There's the surface embroidery technique that creates a decorative band that looks a lot like a ladder, with edges that look like a chain stitch. There's also a drawn thread technique called ladder stitch that produc ...more
Watch this video to learn how make a beaded ladder stitch ring.
Here's a simple and easy addition to your own Jacob's Ladder. If you don't have one, here's how to make a Jacob's ladder. All you need is a couple high-voltage 15KV capacitors connected in series to each of the ladder's prongs. Basically, rather than arcing right away, the hi ...more
Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle. This string art video demonstrates how to make a Jacob's Ladder. Song by Alice Cooper. Browsing the International String Figure Association website, I came across Gadan Rock St ...more
The Ladder Stitch is wonderful for scarves, blankets, shawls. It might seem complicated at first, but once you get into the rhythm of it it goes along easily and it's fun to watch the ladder go up and up. Step 1: Row 1 (WS): P4 *k2tog Tbl, Wrap Yarn Twice, k2tog, p4; Rep from ...more
This shows how to make a ladder golf set. You need PVC pipe and a saw to cut it. You will also need connector pieces. This Instructables video is a fun outdoor game. Make golf ball bolas using golf balls and nylon rope. Drill through the balls to make the bolas. You throw the ...more
Jacob's ladder is a famous string game that most people don't know how to do. Here's how!
Learn how to do Jacob's ladder with string. You will be able to amaze your friends!
Looking for an easy way to find the lowest common multiple (LCM) of a pair of numbers in simple arithmetic? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged t ...more
Watch this video to learn how to hack together your own Jacob's Ladder optical illusion cassette tape toy.
Many knitters have trouble when knitting on double-pointed needles. They get ladders (or holes) when they switch needles. There's an easy way to eliminate those ladders. Follow the steps below and your troubles will be gone. Cast on double-pointed needles and knit as usual. A ...more
Using ladders (Rakes) to build your gable overhangs on the shed is one of the fastest and easiest ways to do this. Henry shows you how to layout, build and install the ladders on our shed. Video: .
If you like tying different things just for show or to use, then you're going to love this next tutorial. This video will teach you how to easily make a paracord ladder strap. It looks really cool and seems easy to do, but it could take some time to finish. It's created using ...more
This is how to make Jacob's Ladder. It should make sense.
This clip presents an introduction to ladder lashing. Once you get the hang of it, you'll find it's quite easy. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own ladder lashes, watch this video tutorial.
From the creators of the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment, EeepyBird show us how to have fun with sticky notes. Glue together stacks of post it pads. Write whatever you like on the side of the stack. End result has a cool Jacob's Ladder effect. Fun paper trick!
New Zealand energy drink V creates a new imaginary sport coined Pomparkour to promote their product. Not a bad idea. The addition of ladders ups parkour to all new heights (no pun intended). Previously, Um, Did That Just Happen? Parkour Master Gets Dressed Mid-Stunt. Outrun B ...more
In this video, we learn how to build a nest box and ladder for a chicken coop. Start off by creating the box with several pieces of 2x4's. Measure each piece individually, then screw them into place. Make sure it's the size that you want it and that it's secure and lays flat o ...more
Kiwua demonstrates how to make a Ladder Stitch Ring.
No mods Supports up to 4 players Supports up to 3 computer players Menu is aware of maximum players allowed, for example you cannot pick 2 bots if you have 3 players. Over 250 000 redstone wires Randomizer Ladders and Snakes are working Built by a single man You can download ...more
Learn how to perform this Valentine's Day-themed experiment, a variation on the basic Jacob's Ladder experiment. Fire is involved, so be safe.
In the world of Minecraft, style counts for a lot. Why get around by resource-expensive ladders when a water ladder will get you there just as easily? This gamer's guide presents a complete walkthrough of how to build both standard and stealth (i.e., invisible) water ladders. ...more
Ladder Safety is a video tutorial designed to highlight the important safety procedures associated with ladder use on construction sites. The video uses classic B&W comedic film footage and computer graphic simulations to illustrate safe ladder techniques. Learn how to use a l ...more
Golfing drills are the only way you will get better. Sometimes chipping practice can be tedious, especially with no goals in mind. Pam Wright teaches her clever technique for making the art of chipping more exciting. Pam Wright, LPGA, shows you how to do the golf ladder chippi ...more
Everybody had a yo-yo at one point in their life; some when they were just little children, some when they were bored teenagers, some when they found the kid inside of them they never knew of, and even some when they felt retirement was just not very fun. It just goes to show ...more
This video shows you how to safely use an extension ladder. To put the ladder up put the bottom against the wall and walk it hand by hand until the top is against the ladder. Then grab the bottom and pull it out. To make sure the ladder is at the correct angle and stand with y ...more
See how to make use of a Pilates ladder barrel. With pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding accidental injury. Whether you're looking to slim down or mer ...more
This video shows you how to assemble and install a Thule ladder rack (part # TH375) pick up truck rack system, part of the professional series line. The second video goes over adding the Thule ladder tilt rack and the third part shows you quickly how to use it. Part 1 of 3 - H ...more
Thankfully for sewing and embroidery beginners, the ladder stitch is one little animal that is completely guileless and straight to the point. Composed of vertical rows of neat horizontal stripes, the ladder stitch creates - you guessed it - a ladder shape. A ladder stitch is ...more
No more hauling that bulky ladder around. A simple push of a button will do the trick. Remote Controlled ladder by Niklas Roy. Previously, Remote Control Your Lawn Mower.
Need a hobby? The yo-yo is the perfect to for anyone in need of a hobby to keep them busy. Did you know that it's also one of the oldest toys around, and that modern yoyo's have been born and perfected in Santa Barbara, California? Did you know there's millions of tricks out t ...more
Learn how to make a string figure jacobs ladder with this string figure animation. The eskimos do it, pygmies in Africa do it, South Sea islanders do it, Native Americans do it, Europeans do it. In some cultures performing string figures are play for both children and adults, ...more
To be a great putter you need excellent alignment and great distance control. You can practice both by using this simple ladder drill. All you need to do is lay down a row of golf clubs. Give it a try.
This is a how to video that explains how to do the difficult task of cutting crown molding and how to do it with tools you have laying around, a ladder and a saw horse as a support, and a miter saw. The author of this video explains that if the molding sags then it will not cu ...more
Impeccable is the word for this distinctive and exclusive Ladder Hair Style. Extremely elegant and graceful, girls with long hair will be going to love this. Follow these simple steps and just with a little effort arrive at special and distinguished look. Step 1: Comb Your Hai ...more
I have seen wallets/billfolds made this way. Like magic. The essence of this folk design is that there's no movement up or down at all. The cassettes are simply flipping back and forth. The invention dates back to the pilgrims. As the scripture reads, Jacob dreamed of angels ...more
When buying extension ladders, you have various options. There are metal ones, fiberglass ones and (increasingly rarely) wood ones. Each kind has its own plusses and minuses. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com talks you through what to look for when shopping f ...more
More or less as the title makes you think 2 ladders next to each other 2 idiots and a pile of poop!!
There's nothing better than playing a game of Scrabble, feeling the smooth wooden tiles in your hand and savoring the heavy fumes of cardboard, cheap wood and plastic as you rearrange the letters on your rack into the perfect word. You try to keep a straight face while you wat ...more
I feel sorry for all of you homeowners stuck in snow right now. The snowy, blizzard conditions effecting most of the country is causing some serious headaches across our nation. And it's not just the cold weather I'm talking about. I'm talking about ice dams— something that mo ...more
Piezoelectric Energy In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, wallet-sized device that generates electricity from kinetic energy. The concept is simple: Piezoelectricity is the charge that is produced when certain solid materials (commonly ceramic and crystal) in r ...more
Looking to get super creative with your shoelaces? In this video, fifteen different shoelace styles are gone over with diagram as to how they were done. Such styles include the checkerboard, the double back, loop back, sawtooth, riding bow, twistie, lattice style, footbag, lad ...more
Will the predicted apocalyptic date—December 21st, 2012—really be the end of the world? In this ongoing five-part series, we examine what would happen if zombies, nuclear weapons, cyber wars, earthquakes, or aliens actually destroyed our planet—and how you might survive. End ...more
I'm not ashamed to admit that I've spent a fair amount of time at the various strip clubs in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto 5. Some of my characters may have even met a few "overly friendly" dancers. Nonetheless, having a strip club in a video game is great, and they're so muc ...more
The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long w ...more
This is the third part of my electromagnetic pulse series (see Part One and Part Two). By now, I've covered the hardware and general concept of electromagnetic pulse generators, but how exactly do they disable electronics? How can an invisible field of energy have such a catas ...more
If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more
In order to decorate A Fire Truck Birthday Cake, you will need the following: 3 chocolate cakes baked in loaf pans, Oreo type sandwich cookies, candies, and brightly colored icing. Level off the cakes, by cutting away the beveled tops. Place one of them onto a your serving tr ...more
In a previous project, I showed how to build an electrical Jacob's ladder using an old microwave oven transformer (MOT). In this project, I modified the secondary coil on the MOT, which converts it from a high voltage/low current device into a low voltage/high current metal me ...more
Minecraft just wouldn't be the same without all of those pesky monsters trying to break into your house and jump on you until you die. But that gets tiring after awhile, and sometimes you just want a safe place to go where you don't have to worry about being eaten, shot, or bl ...more
Sometimes a simple drowning trap is too boring, and you want something that's a little more stylish and exciting. That's where this trap comes in! This is what I like to call "The Mangler". It consists of a set of pistons that chomp together, literally chewing up your enemies ...more
In this article, I'll be showing you how to make a cool visual representation of sound using an old cathode ray tube (CRT) television, a stereo, and a sound source. You'll also need a pair of wire cutters, and a few screwdrivers. To properly understand this project, it's a goo ...more
You and your best friend may be taking the next step in the friendship ladder… the friendship bracelet. Not everybody wants to show off their friendship to everyone, but if you do, this video tutorial will show you how to make a friendship bracelet, specifically the bordered c ...more
Harnessing the power of the sun is something that Captain Planet made cool before it was the go-to for renewable energy. Solar-powered energy is quick and cheap, and can make for some really cool DIY projects. And for those of you wondering what you should do with your old sat ...more
Here's the trailer for the "Skyjacking" Terrorist vs. Counterterrorist map that I built using redstone for bombs, timers and more features, along with the SDK Gun Mod. If you want to give the PvP map a try, you can download it here. The goal is to defuse 3 bombs within 10 minu ...more
Get that Bohemian look this summer with homemade chunky jewelry! In this three-part jewelry making video tutorial, learn how to make a Cubed Herringbone Stitch for bracelets. From Auntie's Beads" "Ladder-stitched cube bead rows work as a foundation to this bracelet. The stitch ...more