MrfixitRick shows how to make hydro-electric power using faucet water pressure, a Tesla CD Turbine, and a Subaru radiator fan motor. The Tesla CD Turbine is home-made from recycled CD's, CD cakebox, and neodymium magnets.
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Stan Taylor and his physics class at Miles Community College built a hovercraft powered by an average electric leaf blower! Watch it in action below. Video: . Now, learn how to do it from William J Beaty's plans.
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
This how-to video shows how to build your own electric motorcycle; a nice way to change from gas to batteries to save the environment. There is lots of welding, but the key to welding is dropping the piece and checking if it stays together. Spindles and sprockets must align an ...more
Hello again, fellow hackers and electronic engineers! Welcome to part 3 of my Electricity/Electronics series. In previous parts, we already talked about what electricity is, the most important units in electricity, and the effects of electricity on the human body, as well as a ...more
Watch to learn how to play lead electric guitar using power chords. Includes tablature to help following along.
Learn how to play Power Chords in this two part guitar lesson. This how to video Power Chords with a 6th string root note. You will learn about muting the strings and about root notes too. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing power chords in no time. Part 1 of 2 - How t ...more
These guys started with a Honda Rebel junker and a dream - to make a practical, zero emissions vehicle for commuting. Armed with a basic metal shop, you too can build an electric powered motorcycle. See how to methodically convert the Honda rebel 250 into a clean quiet bike in ...more
Follow me To Get New Tutorials Everyday! Want a Built-In Power Line to your own Village or City? Well you came to the right place! Building a Power Line is a simple process. All you need is: Some blocks to build a power line A house for your lights A Lever for the light swit ...more
Whether you want to pave your patio or give someone cement shoes, here's how to mix concrete like an expert. Learn how to mix concrete by hand with this instructional video. You Will Need * Portland cement * Sand * Gravel * Water * A hose * A wheelbarrow or mixing trough * A ...more
Whole Structure Heating Jeff White from Bedbug-central.com explains the different methods of effectively killing bed bugs in your home with heat instead of poison. The temperature of the air must be brought to 120 degrees Fahrenheit and maintained for 2 to 4 hours. The metho ...more
MrfixitRick demonstrates the Shake Flashlight Shaker, as it generates electric power out of faucet water pressure. A Tesla CD Turbine is used to convert the kinetic energy of water into rotation. Then, a connecting rod and magnets charges the built-in battery of the shake flas ...more
How To : Electricity/Electronics for Hackers: Extras: The Journey of Electricity: From the Power Plant to Your House.
Hello again, fellow hackers! This is an article that belongs to the "extras" category of my series on Electricity/Electronics, meaning that the knowledge I share here WON'T be required to build the circuits we will see in this series, but might still be of interest. Today, we ...more
An experiment was carried out at our laborataries to investigate the flow through two pipes of same diameter fitted at the same height from water level inside of a water tank as shown. It is found the longer pipe line inside the water tank generates a higher speed resulting mo ...more
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more
While breadboarding may seem like some odd combination of snowboarding and consuming the fluffy pastry at the same time, it's actually just the technical term for using a construction base to build a prototype electric circuit. Breadboards are solderless so they're great for c ...more
Learn from Perry Novak how to build your own electric solid body mandolin. Instruction is very detailed. This project is not for people who are not familiar with power tools. Part 1 of 2 - How to Build an electric solid body mandolin. Part 2 of 2 - How to Build an electric so ...more
This video introduces the formulae for watts in an electric circuit, P=IxE, P=I^R, and P=E^/R. It also explains how P=I^R and P=E^/R are algebraically derived from P=IxE and Ohm's Law.
Before there was digital music and fancy computers and music software, people use to employ the power of the electric color organ (now more commonly known as the "light organ") to add some visuals in sync with their music. MAKE shows you how to build your own sound-to-like cir ...more
For great looking fog, you no longer need to go to the local film prop store or Halloween store (which is almost always closed 11 months of the year). You can make your own homemade version of a fog machine. Okay, it's not as strong as a electric-powered fog machine, but if y ...more
This video describes the process of tuning the E string on a guitar down to D. The presenter explains this is a great effect for heavy metal and hard rock and makes playing power chords much easier. The method is to listen to the open D string on the guitar and then tune the E ...more
In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, from the Nevermind album. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, break ...more
In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz will teach you how to play "Come as You Are" by Nirvana. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the song, breaking it down slowly so that you can follow along with him. In this video y ...more
Arc welding is a type of welding that uses a power supply to create an electric arch between an electrode (electric conductor) and a base material to melt the metals at the welding point. While you can certainly purchase a welder for your car shop or jewelry making business, y ...more
If you're fond of remote-controlled vehicles, you might appreciate this video tutorial on how to modify gearing on a Traxxas Rustler R/C vehicle. The Traxxas Rustler is a proven favorite with a formula for rugged fun that nothing else can touch. The Rustler blows the doors off ...more
Check this PopSci 5-Minute Project out to see how you can make your very own gadget charging station. The number of electronic devices growing in your home are spreading like wild fire, with cords tangled all over the place, just waiting to start that fire. Grab a power stri ...more
If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more
Help Chuck Green kill some zombies like MacGyver would! This video series covers 43 of the weapon combinations you can use in Dead Rising 2. Check them all out! 1. Tenderizers (Box of Nails + MMA Gloves) 2. Knife Glove / Claws (Boxing Gloves + Bowie Knife) 3. Paddle Saw (Kaya ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to clear a clogged drain. Steps: 1. Clear toilet clogs with a plunger; press plunger down tight against bottom of bowl, then yank up sharply to pull clog free. 2. For stubborn toilet clogs, use a closet auger; feed flexible ca ...more
Inspired by the glittery, flickering lights she saw as she drove through the city at night, Michelle Phan came up with a luminous and sexy makeup look, which she presents here in this tutorial. This unbelievably gorgeous look focuses on the eyes, which are liquid lined into a ...more
General Electric isn't known for their Christmas lights, but maybe they should be, because their GE Color Effects are pretty awesome. Especially the LED Color Effects G-35 String sets. And especially when someone named Darco hacks them. Darco, whose real name is Robert Sun Qu ...more
The video gives a step by step tutorial on how to replace the water pump, all belts and the shaft seals on a Porsche 944 S2. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. The repair is shown for a S2, but most steps are the same for other mo ...more
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more
Check out this instructional guitar video and learn how to play power chords in E and A and basic riffs on the electric guitar. Follow along with this video and practice the sixth string riff, fifth and sixth string riff, third fourth fifth and sixth string riff. Watch this vi ...more
Ron Hazelton shows how to install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). First turn off the power to the electrical outlet at the circuit breaker or fuse box (check to make sure there's no power in the outlet!). Then remove the electric cover plate. Then gently remove the ...more
In this video, we learn how to play "In Bloom" by Nirvana on electric guitar. The first riff will be played on the top string using E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play these together on different frets with power chords to get the best sound for the song. The second riff will include t ...more
This tutorial video will teach you how to make your very own home made electric motor. This electric motor can power a variety of accessories, and is useful for science projects.
Many of us often faces the electric problem and one of them is power plug problem. When it goes down you need to change it. First of all you need to buy a new quality product that last longer. Now 2nd step is very important, you need to switch off power supply of your house a ...more
Sit back and ride as G Word correspondent David Newsom finds out the benefits of an electric bicycle. Watch and see how to convert a conventional bike to a battery-powered riding machine.
Power the clocks at your home with the sun! With a solar cell that costs around $5, you can convert a clock to solar power and avoid buying batteries or running up the electric bill. Instead, connect a rechargable battery to the solar panel with a few wires and some adhesive a ...more
Learn how to play Shout it out loud by Kiss on electric guitar. The guitar is tuned down 1/2 step for this song (Eb, Bb, Gb, Db, Ab, Eb). First riff: Two lead guitars are playing together. 2nd string, 16th fret, twice. Bend up and back down. 14th fret. Second guitar is playin ...more
Chef Marcel Desaulniers demonstrates how to make white chocolate pattycake with chocolate tulips - using white and dark chocolate and fresh raspberries, sugar and egg yolk. Use a high powered egg beater or electric whisk to dissolve the sugar in the yolks and make the ribbon a ...more
Is your computer's power supply on the fritz? Learn how to install a power supply in a desktop PC with these easy steps.Before we begin, you should know that many brand name PCs use specially designed power supplies. So, make sure you contact them directly before installing a ...more
Around the world, X-People (yes... there are X-Women, too) are under attack from an intolerant sapiencentric ruling class. Integration without equality is a farce. Autonomy is denied outright. Human prejudice cannot abide a mutant state. Human fear, born to hate, imposes itsel ...more
Don't let your computer get fried during the next thunderstorm. Keep it safe from damage with the right procedures and tools. Try using a surge protector that can help prevent a power surge from destroying your computer. You don't want a lightning strike to fry your laptop or ...more
In this video you'll visit one of the largest solar power farms in the world to learn the difference between reflection and refraction. Unlike most solar farms, this farm uses giant mirrors instead of photo electric cells. Check it out.
Are your DVDs piling up? Want to get rid of a few, but don't think you can sell them to anyone? No problem— recycle them! If your desktop is in need of some zest, this hack will show you how to light things up— in style! It's an electric rotating disc that's powered by a motor ...more
In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by JustinGuitar, host Justin Sandercoe, will teach you how to play "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks. This is a great song for those of you wanting to learn how to put your power chords to use. As you follow along with him, h ...more
If you can make yourself a cup of tea just by turning on your faucet, you need to lower your water heater. You’ll help the planet and save money on your heating bills. You Will Need: * A meat thermometer * A water heater blanket * And a water heater timer Step 1: Check the t ...more
Not only does this solar-powered cinema have all the trimmings of a great movie theater — ticket booth, brick façade, Ionic columns, popcorn machine, fancy art deco signage —, it is itself remarkably trim: The Sol Cinema was commissioned by media arts charity Undercurrents an ...more
Robots have a long-standing obsession with tandem bikes. The first song ever sung by a computer? "Daisy Bell." If you don't recognize the title, you might nevertheless recognize the song's famous refrain: "But you'd look sweet/Upon the seat/Of a bicyle built for two." That was ...more
Everyone should have an electric fan installed in their attic, but who wants to waste electricity on something like that? That's where the 1010TR Solar Powered Attic Fan from U.S. Sunlight Corporation comes in. If you have just gotten yourself one of these energy saving roof f ...more
In this video, we learn how to smoke salmon in a smoker. You can use an electric or gas powered smoker, it doesn't matter which you choose. Before you begin to salt the salmon you will need to brine it with a salt water brine. Next, soak your wood chunks in some water for 30 m ...more
Cobbled together from thousands of empty cigarette packs, this electric-powered vehicle puts the "car" in carcinogen. Looking suspiciously like something the China National Tobacco Corporation would commission as part of an advertising campaign, the Bugatti Veyron-style auto i ...more
Ever wanted to cook things on the go? Well, with this homemade USB frying pan, you can easily cook eggs for breakfast right next to your laptop, powered by your laptop. Cooking eggs with your laptop is just what you need in the morning. Make your breakfast at school, all whil ...more
Nikola Tesla. He was the man behind some of the greatest inventions of all time, including radio and alternating current. But perhaps his most visually fascinating invention is the Tesla coil. While maintaining a low current, it can produce dangerous high frequencies and volta ...more
If you want to save money on your electric bill, try building some of these solar panels using solar cells wired in a series. You can save money by using extra glass you or a friend may already own if it isn't being used. Soon you can harness the power of the sun by creating y ...more
In this video, we learn how to play "Walk this Way" by Aerosmith on electric guitar. Start out using the E blue scale with your first finger on the fifth fret of the E string. Using half steps, go to 5,6,7 and 7 on the A string. From here, hammer onto the seventh, then continu ...more
What do you get when you mix water-filled bowls with electrical wiring and human hands? The answer may shock you. Artists Ion Furjanic & Isaac Souweine write, "Electric Tea 1.0 is the first in a series of works that put sound where it doesn't belong. [It] uses porcelain bowls, ...more