Watch and learn how to make this awesome DIY toy car that runs off solar power. This makeshift mini-vehicle is made from a plastic bottle, small motor, tires, supports and a solar panel. See if you can replicate this interesting solar toy, or see if you can come up with a bett ...more
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Nowadays, protecting your valuables can be challenging especially when you're on the go. That's why I decided to make a little secret compartment inside my car. Only you'll know it's there because nobody will be able to find it. Not only that, but you'll have easy access to it ...more
For the month leading up to the release of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online, I had daydreams of how wonderful the experience would be to rob banks, smoke in my apartment, and visited strip clubs with all my friends. When the day finally came, I got this message... Are you fuc ...more
Maps is great for making sure you always get to your destination, until you miss that critical turn because you couldn't hear the turn-by-turn directions. If your iPhone is connected to your vehicle's Bluetooth system and you're using it to listen to your favorite music or Sp ...more
Bottled water is a rip-off. Not only is it pretty much the same stuff that comes out of your tap for free, but plastic bottles are rarely recycled and thus account for a huge amount of the waste that's overflowing our landfills. Next Up: Water Bottles You Can Eat Fortunately, ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy car with CD wheels. The materials required for this task are: 2 thread spools, long piece of thing wood, 4 CD's, 2 screws, 2 washers and 2 bolts. Begin by drilling a hole in the spools and 2 holes in the wood. Then place ...more
Now this is one how-to video you probably don't come across often. While most jewelry makers and welders probably purchase their soldering irons, it's actually possible to make your own soldering iron out of graphite pencil, car battery and jumper cables. We know it sounds lik ...more
Check out this science video to see how to make a solar-powered miniature car. To make this solar-powered mini car, you'll need some balsa wood, a small motor, two steel rods, four wheels, four washers, a straw of any color, two gears, a solar cell, hot glue gun, a tape measur ...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
Last month, Alexander Heit drifted into oncoming traffic after being distracted from the road. His sudden correction forced his vehicle to roll and flip over. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly thereafter. All because of a freaking text message. He was only 22 ...more
Kipkay explains how to make a rocket powered matchbox by combining two matchbox toy cars. You need A10-PT model rockets and 32 gauge wire to connect the model rockets to the two cars.
There are already a ton of glitches on Grand Theft Auto Online, and one of the newest ones to be uncovered lets you make millions in less than an hour, but you will need a million to get the job done. This glitch, revealed by YouTube user Caspahz below, lets you duplicate exot ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a robot car. To start, you will need to prepare the sensors by placing in the pins and soldering. After this, you will need to connect the wires to these and solder them into the correct places. Use a map to find the correct placement for ...more
To make a rubber band car you will need one sheet of card stock, four paper clips, two binder clips, one plastic straw, 8 inches of dowel that fits into the straw, two pencils and one rubber band. You will also need four CDs or round pies of cardboard, tape, a ruler and a mark ...more
Craft a mobile phone holder for your car by bending and cutting an old CD. It doesn't actually hook up to your car but maybe with a little modding ...more
Bikes are a great form of transportation. They use human energy more efficiently than any other machine. You can keep it in your closet or hallway. You can even take it on the train in a pinch. However, this portability is also the bike's biggest draw back. If you own a bike i ...more
If you like making miniature models for their own sake or for use in playing Warhammer and other table top games, there may come a time when you want a shiny new model to look like an old rusty model. If you're working with plastic, you've come to the right place, because this ...more
How To : Make a Samsung Galaxy S3, Sony Xperia Z, & Other Android Phones Safer for Driving with Car Launcher
I'm all about safety in my life. I even put on safety goggles when someone opens a bottle of champagne—high life problems. But when it comes to driving, you have to be double safe, because the other drivers on the road may not have your safety in mind. We all know that smartp ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers. For fresh molds you must put several layers of wax on and I would consider PVA as well if the mold is less then a week old. Always use PVA (or equivalent) on your plug surface before molding ...more
The Mighty Car Mod team will show you how you can make a homemade boost pressure tester for a turbo car, all with parts you can get from your local hardware store, just for about ten bucks. You can use this boost pressure tester to find pesky leaks in your custom intercooler p ...more
Elemental Designs shows you how to make your own custom RCA cables which are sometimes necessary when installing car stereo or audio systems and components.
When your iPhone can't be found, Find My iPhone is a true lifesaver. When you use the feature, you can ping your iPhone and even see its current location on a real-time map. But what happens when your iPhone runs out of battery? Find My iPhone can't locate a dead iPhone, can i ...more
How to produce strange noises using your mouth and throat. Guttural Noises Guttural noises are a staple of making people avoid you by imitating animals, aliens, and other such things. The main idea here is to use your throat and lots of mucus to produce variations of a sort ...more
If your car cranks and won't start, you may need to put some fresh fuel in it. Rather than push the car inside, why not construct an external fuel tank and pump system for fixing the car in the field? This video will show you how to do it.
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
In this video, we learn how to make a VW beetle cake with buttercream. First, you will need to apply the buttercream icing onto the top of your cake and the sides. After this, you will pile on the other cakes to this with more icing inside of each layer. Then, you will start t ...more
This three tiered tire cake is a perfect Groom's cake for a man who loves cars! For this cake, you will need Fondx brand fondant in jet black, rolled fondant stabilizer, powdered sugar, a rolling pin, a pizza cutter, cooking scissors and a tire mold.
We all know the G-spot as that sensitive area that drives women crazy, but for auto enthusiasts, it has a whole new meaning. The G-Spot, designed by Daniel Davies, is a vehicle immobilizer, which keeps your vehicles safe from car thieves. And you don't need to pay a huge amoun ...more
Joann from Emerald City Elegance teaches is how to make a creative business card holder in this short paper craft video. You will need card stock, patterned paper, a scoring tool, adhesive, scissors and a bone folder. After you assemble all of your supplies, follow Joann's e ...more
Vroom! Power a balsa wood vehicle from the energy of a mousetrap! Fun and easy project brought to you by Make Magazine!
Using a wireless video camera and an RC Car or Truck, you can make a working spy car that transmits live video to a nearby TV or computer.
Need an ipod dock for the car? This video will show you how to make an ipod car dock charger. Now you will be able to charge you ipod through the cigarette lighter in your car!
More and more jurisdictions are mandating drivers use hands-free sets when they make or receive cell phone calls. This tutorial shows you how you can use a Bluetooth or hands-free headset to make and receive calls, or how to use the hands free functionality in some cars.
Gas stations may be convenient for travel snacks, but the cost of shopping there sure can add up. If you're looking for easy, on-the-go snacks that fit into your travel budget, look no further. We've got 12 kid-friendly, portable food ideas you can make before leaving on your ...more
Most oil cooler kits cost $250 or more, but the guys at Poor Man Mods show you how to make your own oil cooler for only $60! Oil coolers are great security for longer lasting and better performing engines, especially high-performance engines and in warmer climates. PoorManMod ...more
Stuck behind bars? Held hostage by a guy with a flamethrower? Thanks to the wise and resourceful 80s secret agent MacGyver, these problems can be resolved by a car battery, two coins and some jumper cable. Sound absurd? Did you see this year's Superbowl MacGruber Pepsi ad? Ma ...more
A bike rack that's lightweight, small enough to store in your car, easy to build at home, and only costs 50 dollars sounds to good to be true, right? It's not. This guy built a suction-based bike rack in just two hours with only his jigsaw and a drill. He built the contraption ...more
This is how to make yourself (or anyone) look like you're being hit by a car, truck or van. You need the mask tool, so you will need the pro version of Sony Vegas 7 or Sony Vegas 8.
Piñatas add great fun to any party. However sometimes it is hard to find the pinata shape you want. This how to video is a demonstration of how to make a car shaped piñata. Watch and learn how easy it is to make a piñata from scratch. Create it in the shape of a car, or get cr ...more
Michael Floyd shows us how to make a balloon car. Make sure you have TWO balloons ready for this one. The final car is a bit difficult to make out, but I'm sure if you follow the steps, you can tweak your own balloon car quite nicely.
The website carbonmods.com shows up how to make mold for carbon fiber parts. Find a place you would want to put the boards to proceed with the action. Then take the shaping clay and put all around the edges. Cut off all the excess clay to become smooth and lay it out. The next ...more
Hack a car photo to be a really awesome decorative object for your home or office at a very low cost. It's also really fun to make! All it takes is a few LED lights and a 9V battery.
Michael Faraday knows how to harness static electricity. The television sends enough static electricity to the aluminum to spin the cup between the polar charged cans. This science is common in up close magic tricks like the spinning straw trick. So, what else can you get f ...more
Whether you use an iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android smartphone, it definitely doesn't deserve to get scratched up by car keys or other sharp objects that may be in your pocket or handbag. If you're too cheap to invest in a protective phone case, how about making your very own of ...more
Sleeping the car can be a pain, but sometimes it's necessary. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to make your own car hammock with a king sized sheet and some rope.
Sorry Nissan Land Glider, the BMW Simple makes you look like a Granny car. This prototype truly feels like a car and motorcycle combined (plus it bears an amazing resemblance to the Tron light cycle). From BMW: "Simple is the acronym for sustainable and innovative mobility ...more
The first step is to select a photo of a black, glossy car. Using the Lasso- polygonal tool, select the outline of the car. Once the image outline is complete, the dots animate around the image. The next step is to deselect the areas on the car where the chrome paint is not re ...more
Take one vintage, British made, 20 year old stock mardave meteor car and stick a 11.1v Li-Po battery up it's jacksey! It almost doubled it's speed and didn't seem to melt anything (although I didn't play with it for long, so if you want to try it yourself use extream caution)!
In this instructional video brought to you by Lowe's, a leader in the home improvement retail business, host NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, demonstrates how to create and customize a pinewood derby car with the help of a Dremel tool. New and experienced enthusiasts in the pinew ...more
Smog and other emissions tests are an annoying part of life for most American motorists. It can be surprising and even more annoying when your car fails, and even new ones can. Watch this video for tips that will ensure that your car passes.
Although wear and tear on kitchen knives is unavoidable, it's extremely frustrating when I can't cut through tough, fatty tendons in meat or even make a clean slice through an onion. If you don't have a steel rod or water stone to sharpen your knives, or even a cheap knife sha ...more
How specific and awesome! Our favorite thread heads teach us how to make cool jewelry, like hemp bracelets, while on a long car ride. Sweet! Macrame rules!
Most carmakers now agree with Waymo that piloting driverless cars is best left to the machine — with no meddling from the human. In Waymo's case, this assumption dates back years ago. More recently in 2014, Google's driverless arm (before it became Waymo) shocked Detroit when ...more
Why sit on a regular old couch when you can get in the fast lane? Guru Brian shows how he made the hotrod-inspired furniture featured in Episode 5 of My Home 2.0.
Not only does this camera mount take less than five minutes to make, you can do it for less than ten dollars. Mount a camera to your car for greater versatility in how and what you film for your next project!
If your cat insists that you do a DIY on how to turn an old mini RC car into a kitty toy that will cause a feline frenzy, check out this video!
Phun is a program that simulates a 2D physics sandbox. In this tutorial, learn how to make a 3D crash car in the Phun 2D physics sandbox with step-by-step instructions from this Phun expert.
If you've ever lived in an area that gets ridiculously cold during the winter, you know that it's not so much like this... But usually a little more like this. So...cold... And don't even get me started on digging your car out of the snow. Once you're past the age where snow ...more
Make a secret container safe from a bottle of car wax and other house hold tools.
This video tutorial shows how to make a balloon car. Great how-to to pick up for children's birthdays and parties.