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How To : Make 9 volt LED flashlights using household items

In this clip, learn how to make super powerful 9 volt LED flashlights using things you most likely already have around the house. You will make these mini-lights out of things like batteries and scrap wires. So, dig around in your garage and see what you can find to get starte ...more

How To : Light a house with ambient occlusion in Blender

This Blender 3D tutorial teaches you how to light a scene (in this case a house) from scratch using Ambient Occlusion, one lamp for the Sun and a hemi in the interior to fake radiosity. Ambient occlusion is a great way to light things, so if you need to learn 3D ray-trace ligh ...more

How To : Turn Your House Lights On & Off Using the Internet

Haven't you ever wanted to live in a futuristic home? I think that homes are headed towards an era where they will be controlled by our computers and smartphones. No longer will you have to find your keys to unlock your door, or wait until you get home to monitor your security ...more

How To : Create your own ring light for lighting and more

Ring Lights can create a specific lighting that brings out warmer hues from your actors/models, as well as giving you a cool effect for the eyes. If you're not looking to spend a fortune on buying an already made one, you can make one with items from around the house on the ch ...more

How To : Watch the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Online

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards take place this Sunday, January 16th, 2011 between the hours of 5 and 8 PM PST — that's 8 & 11 PM for those of you on the East Coast (and Somewhere in the Middle for those of you Somewhere in the Middle). Can't make it to the Beverly Hilton ...more

How To : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to put in a ceiling fan. Steps: 1 Turn off the electricity to the ceiling light at the main panel. 2 Remove existing ceiling light fixture and fixture strap from the ceiling. 3 Unscrew the old electrical box and pull it down f ...more

How To : Stay Safe When Trick or Treating on Halloween

Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays of the the year in the United States. Retailers even lease out empty retail spaces to put in Halloween stores. People hang Halloween lights on their houses, decorate the front yard and of course there are hundreds of haunt ...more

How To : Refinish exterior lights

Are your exterior lamps looking totally out of place? Bring them back into the fold with a simple spray paint face lift. As every fashion-conscious gal knows, accessories make all the difference. The same is true for your house: the decorative touches, accent pieces, and color ...more

How To : Hack together LED candles

Ah, the alluring glow of the LED light. Whether you're looking to create a bit of romantic (albeit extremely geeky) ambiance, or you just want to have some extra emergency lighting around the house, a set of mini LED candles is a great thing to have. They also happen to be qui ...more

How To : Map electrical circuits in your home

If you are planning to add any new outlets, lights or appliances, it is helpful to have a map (or schematic drawing) of your electrical circuits. This will help you determine if you can tap into an existing circuit or if you need to run a new circuit from the breaker panel. In ...more

How To : Make light using a stepper motor generator

In this tutorial, we learn how to make light using a stepper motor generator. First, take the motor out of an old printer that you don't use anymore. After this, find a few LED lights. You will need to solder the LED lights, then connect them with a soldering iron to the print ...more

How To : Craft a cute Christmas elf girl from polymer clay

Christmas means decorating trees with store-purchased ornaments and tinsel, decorating stairwells with store-purchased garlands, and decorating the exterior of your house with store-purchased lights. These days everything you need can be puchased pre-made somewhere, and while ...more

How To : Make a water bong with a water bottle

Tutorial on how to make a water bottle bong. This time I show you how to make a water bong the fast and easy way with materials you can find around the house. You will need: a bottle a paper clip a lighter a hollowed out Bic pen wrench heads foil water marijuana or tobacco 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 : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

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

How To : Make an easy origami table for a living room

Got a niece who loves playing make believe in her doll house? Then she'll get a kick out of this project. After all, every doll house needs a set or two of furniture. Make her a furniture piece that's unique and can actually hold a few light objects (like fake food) by watchin ...more

How To : Create a fashionable shrug from an old t-shirt

Do you have a t-shirt lying around the house with the most gorgeous sailor stripe pattern but is simply too small to fit you now? Don't despair; in this episode of "Whitney Sews," you'll learn a method for creating a shrug out of an old t-shirt. Because the shurg is made out ...more

How To : Make perfect pancakes

Impress your brunch guests—or just treat yourself—to light, fluffy, delicious pancakes. You will need: 3 large bowls a whisk 1.5 cups unbleached flour 3/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tbsp. sugar 2 large eggs a hand mixer 1 1/4 cup milk 3 tbsp. melted butter or vegetable o ...more

How To : Make a light up bubble tube

Lava lamps are cool and retro, but they can be expensive and there is a risk of fire if you leave them unattended and they tip over accidentally. By using this tutorial by Shooting Eggs, you can make your own light up bubble tube using materials you might already have around t ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Divide and re-pot onions and herbs

How to divide and re-pot onions and herbs Take some green onions from your garden and bring them inside. If there are any dead or dry leaves on the onions that you bring in clean them up so that you have nice clean onions. Herbs are also good to grow inside during the winter a ...more

How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

How To : Make Coffee Cake with Chef Hubert Keller

Watch Chef Hubert Keller whip up a coffee cake that will fill your house and taste buds with the comforting aromas and flavors of cinnamon and sugar. Ingredients 1 package dry yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup cold milk 1 large egg 1-1/2 ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

News : Satan Surprise!

Synopsis: Tell one guy that a girl that one of the other guys knows just had some sketchy demonic encounter/satanic experience at some Wicca gathering she went to last night while she was trying to get answers from the past. Then say she’s incredibly creeped out right now and ...more

How To : Draw a outdoor rainbow scene

This video is all about how to draw a rainbow. The picture is drawn using a computer paint tool. In a blank white page they started drawing the outline for the trees, shrubs, house. After that using the light blue, dark blue and gray color they started painting the clouds. Af ...more

How To : Make a haunted house

Ditch those namby-pamby clichés like skeleton decals and peeled-grape eyeballs. This year, give your guests a real scare. WARNING: Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, and those who are photosensitive to flashing lights, like some epileptics, should not visit haunted ...more

How To : Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn’t as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled. You Will Need: • A ...more

How To : Change your household lightbulbs

Here's a helpful house and apartment video tip to help you succeed in your home. Watch this tutorial to learn how to change your household lightbulbs. To really enjoy a good light bulb joke, you need to make sure you can change one yourself. In the average house, you might fi ...more

News : Roof Top Rock

Send April and Phil away for the day, limo, nice dinner all that. While they are gone, annouce a free concert to everyone in town and online, put a stage on top of the roof, with all the sound equipment needed for a band to play. Have spotlights in place, pyrotechnics and mayb ...more

News : very hard to do prank

This is prank is a 'bit' complicated to do but if you manage to do it, it will be the best prank ever made for good. I think the best man for this prank should be Bam as his chances not to die during the fall down are the best : - Go to some scene shooting somewhere in the wo ...more

How To : Make a museum art wall in your house

This how to video shows you how to put your interior decorating skills to the test. Watch and learn how easy it is to make a museum art wall in your own house. Make any wall into an artwork showcase with a track system and lighting. Display your own works of art or your favori ...more

How To : Make a miniature baby bottle

In order to make a miniature baby doll bottle to be used in a dollhouse, you will need the following: orange paint, white paint, a paintbrush, and a light bulb from a string of white Christmas lights. The light bulb must be a standard light bulb. It can't be a replacement bulb ...more

News : Alan Wake Episode 3 Gameplay & Musings

There are no spoilers in this writing, read without worry. Finished Episode 3 of Alan Wake yesterday, impressed by different reasons. I originally bought the game for the possibility of great story, dialogue, and voice acting. That part of the game has been disappointing. Wha ...more

How To : Hang drywall on a ceiling with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how put drywall on a ceiling. Steps: 1 Use a drywall T-square to draw lines onto drywall sheet 16 in. on center; these lines correspond to the 1x3 strapping screwed to ceiling joists. 2 Mark onto the drywall the location of any li ...more

How To : Protect your valuables from burglars

Keep your possessions safe from thieves with these tips. You Will Need * Motion detector lights * Locks * A locksmith * A security alarm system * A safety deposit box or home safe * An engraving pen * A trusted neighbor * Bolts or wooden dowels (optional) Step 1: Eliminate bu ...more

How To : Decorate your graduation cap

Learn how to decorate your graduation cap. Customizing your graduation cap is a way to stand out among the sea of identical, ill-fitting graduation robes. You Will Need * Time * A crafts store * Money * A needle and thread * And artistic flair * Battery-operated lights Step ...more

How To : Install recessed lighting in your home

If your home needs a makeover, why not take things into your hands instead of waiting around for some reality TV pretty boy? This video shows you how to install recessed lighting, a sleek look for any room in the house.

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