Now that Minecraft is officially Minecraft Beta, it's time to do some of your own enhancements, and skins are a great start. Minecraft skins are a way to personalize your gaming experience, giving your Minecraft character the wardrobe that best suits him or her. You can make ...more
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RFID chips are everywhere. They're in passports, credit cards, and tons of items you've bought in the last 5 years or so. Big retailers like Walmart started using tracking products with RFID as early as 2004, and today, they're used in everything from mobile payments to hospit ...more
Full disclosure: I really like Apple's stock ringtones on the iPhone. After all, there are over 50 to choose from if you include the classic ones. With all that choice, why would you ever need more? Personally, I get bored easily, and I'd like my music to play when people call ...more
It seems like custom Google Now commands are a dime a dozen these days. With Commandr for Google Now giving non-rooted users their first taste of custom voice commands just a couple weeks ago, you may wonder why we're covering this subject again. Unlike Commandr, the app Auto ...more
Remember that feeling when you first took your smartphone out of the box, powered it on, then proceeded to futz around with it for the rest of the day non-stop? If you've owned your device for more than a year, chances are, that scenario is a distant memory by this point. So ...more
This shows you how to create a custom character in Mugen (the custom PC game engine), it shows you how to make one with a hand drawn character, but the same method applies for using ripped sprites. You'll also see how to animate your character. Programs used are MSPaint and Fi ...more
A map is a map is a map. Unless, of course, it's a map that you're using to navigate around Left 4 Dead. Having a customized map design lets you quickly find safety points, fellow players, and identify zombie locations so you don't, well, die. The tutorial is excellent for th ...more
If you can't find the perfect glittery eyeshadow in just the shade you want, you can make your own! This quick tutorial shows you how to combine cosmetics to whip up a batch of sparkly, glittery eyeshadow in whatever color you want.
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.
The Clone Army, one of the most dangerous forces ever to threaten the Galactic Republic in the Star Wars series, carried many different types of weapons in to battle. This video will teach you how to make replicas of a number of these weapons yourself out of Legos, at a scale ...more
Are you tired of being bossed around by the Call of Duty Black Ops player card / emblem videos? Then you've found the right one, because this design leaves plenty of room for customization. The video will teach you how to make a nice-looking generic logo background that you ca ...more
You can make your own vampire fangs at home! Or any type of creature fang, really. You'll need to make a mold of your teeth first, which you can do easily by biting into non-toxic clay. Then you can use craft acrylic to mold the fangs to fit your teeth.
See how to make rings out of polymer clay with this free video craft lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including step-by-st ...more
Make a custom track for Guitar Hero 3, so you may play any song you'd like on your GH3. This is a walk through starting with an MP3
Threaded metal rods and bars are useful to have around because they allow you to make custom length bolt and nut combos whenever you like. Cutting them to the right length in such a way that your nut will still fit on the bolt can be tricky, but this video will show you just h ...more
It is a truth universally acknowledged that food molded into fancy shapes somehow seems tastier. That's true even with chocolate, which is inherently delicious. Now, while you can buy chocolate that's been pre-molded into fancy shapes, you can have a lot of fun and save a few ...more
Create a custom brush which you can use to stamp your own signature onto projects you've worked with in Adobe Photoshop. You'll be able to change the size or color of your signature, and put it anywhere on the image you want.
In this Threadbanger video, Secret Life of a Bionerd gives you tips on making a custom tank top pattern. She'll teach you how to measure yourself, along with making a simple pattern from those measurements. Making this tank pattern sure makes life easier when sewing. This is t ...more
This is flawless iPhone 3G ringtone creation for dummies. You can use iTunes or any music track to make the custom track your newest hip ringtone! This is a simple version of PC iPhone 3G ringtone creation. This will probably work with the old iPhone.
Serious collectible trading card gamers generally prefer to play with their cards on a mat to protect them, keep them in a contained area, and look badass. If you've always wanted a custom mat but not known how to make one, watch this video for a complete guide to making and p ...more
The reciprocating quad blaster, or cip quad, is one of the most powerful parts of the Clone Army's arsenal in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. This video will teach you how to make your own tiny replica of this terrifying weapon out of Legos, on a scale where it can be us ...more
Earbuds have always been a problem for me. Maybe I have abnormally shaped ears, but when I go running, my iPod Shuffle earbuds are a chronic distraction, always popping out. With the iPod Shuffle, you're bound by the Apple brand earbuds, as the controls are on the headphones r ...more
Finding the right mix of custom ROM, kernel, and tweaks for my OnePlus One has left me flashing every new release I come across. This has led to many hours going through thread after thread trying to find the latest and best software out there for my phone. While I do enjoy th ...more
Have a room in the home that needs a little something more? Make a custom lamp shade with tips from a professional designer in this free video series on home decor. Part 1 of 6 - How to Make a custom lamp shade. Make a custom lamp shade - Part 2 of 6. Click through to watch th ...more
This video will show you how to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone using iTunes. Do the following to get a custom ringtone for your iPhone: You need to edit the song of your choice to 35 seconds or less. Convert it to a .m4a file, and rename that file as .m4r. Now all you ...more
In the words of Gertrude Stein, a rose is a rose is a brightly-colored cellulose fiber sculpture. With this free video guide, you'll learn how to liven up your home's décor with your own small, custom decorative paper roses. For more information, including a step-by-step overv ...more
Starcraft 2, like it's predecessor before it, has a very robust level editor that allows you, the DIY modder, to create nearly any scenario within the bounds of the Starcraft 2 engine that you could imagine. We have compiled videos on how to do all sorts of fun things with it, ...more
Jango Fett and his father Boba from Star Wars are arguably the two most famous bounty hunters in all of modern Western art. This video will teach your how to make a custom Lego minifigure of Jango, using only simple hobby tools and patience. This is one of the more difficult L ...more
Ever wondered how to make a tee shirt? With a little cloth, some thread, a sewing machine and some direction, it's as easy as baking a cake. If you want to start designing your own cool T-shirts with your favorite fabrics, watch and learn! In this eight-part video tutorial, y ...more
In this video tutorial, learn how to make a cardboard house with leftover cardboard that you may have sitting around from the holidays. You will need cardboard and plastic box rivets. Create several holes along one side of your first piece of cardboard. These holes will be us ...more
Are you interested in the art of knifesmithing? Learn how to make a custom knife blade in this free tools video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Make a custom knife blade. Make a custom knife blade - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a cust ...more
You can buy a pre made corset pattern from a manufacturer, or, if you really want to start from scratch, you can draft your own pattern. This tutorial shows you how to take your measurements and translate that into a custom fit corset pattern.
Clean out the empty bottle that you are going to use. You can use a white dish-washing soap bottle or a cleaning agent bottle. Just make sure it is empty and clean. Use the pen to draw a wide rectangle that measures 3 inches long by 1/4 inch wide onto the bottle. The teeth you ...more
Anne Beckett is going to take you through this 15 part series on how to set up a custom embroidery design on a machine embroiderer. In this first part she'll cover how to tell if your design is good for the embroiderer. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make custom machine embroidery desi ...more
Learn to create custom songs on Guitar Hero 2 for the Playstation 2 (PS2)using Guitar Hero Explorer software. This will not work unless you have a PS2 with a mod chip.
This video tutorial will show you how to Make a custom head template for making a full wig. These are very easy steps to follow. You may use this how-to video to make a template for a simple hair piece, lace frontal or lace front wig.
How to make a custom guitar hero faceplate. I spray painted my guitar hero faceplate and in this video I will show you how to do the same.
Sargent Denal is one of the most decorated members of the Clone Army, and thus an important player in the Clone Wars saga of the Star Wars series. This video features detailed instructions for making a custom Lego minifigure of the Sargent for use in any Clone Wars scenes you ...more
This video demonstrates how to import XML code from the Internet into Movie Maker. The video shows you how to find the XML code on the Internet, how to download it, and how to import it into Movie Maker.
This is a great way to repurpose your old covers! Tired of your old iPhone cover? Rather than spend $30 on a new one, why not just paint the old one until it suits you? It's way less expensive, and better on the environment! Things you'll need: old smartphone cover spray pa ...more
This video shows how to make a custom jewellery box for cheap. Find any box we want to use. Next find some spare fabric to put on the inside. Make little compartments big enough for whatever we are putting in. Just use cardboard for this. Measure the cardboard into strips and ...more
A do it your self instructional video on how to build and paint your own beer pong table. We take you step by step through the process involved in creating a tournament regulation size Beer Pong table. Have a question on part of the process? Want to play in a beer pong tournam ...more
The Star Wars universe is vast and diverse, and for the Lego Star Wars-modeling enthusiast, knowing how to make the dizzying number of different types of figures from the series is key to creating accurate-looking scenes. This video features detailed instructions for making a ...more
If the holiday season is stirring your dormant DIY spirit to make cool handmade things, then look no further than your fruit and vegetable drawer in your kitchen. Using cut vegetables and acrylic paint, you can easily transform carrots, apples, potatoes, okra, celery stalks, ...more
This video shows you how to make your own home made Christmas reindeer decorations. You need some floral fabric, scissors, a few feathers, and some artificial eyes. Draw a reindeer template on some cardboard, using a cookie cutter if you wish, and cut it out. Paint some glue t ...more
I use a lighter as a case for my USB drive and it came out pretty cool. Watch to see how I made it. Video: . Make sure you subscribe for more awesome videos from the macobt projects!
How to make maps for Crysis using the Sandbox map editor.
Windows Vista's boot screen is pretty boring, and for those of you that like to really customize your desktop, you may be wondering why it isn't as easy in Vista as it was in previous versions? While it isn't as easy as it used to be, if you follow along while watching this tu ...more
Mail custom packages and envelopes or quirky objects; learn how to make custom envelopes and packaging for personal letters in this free video. Part 1 of 11 - How to Make custom envelopes for letters. Make custom envelopes for letters - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch thi ...more
In this video series, learn how to make a custom lamp shade from expert Denise Robinson. Denise will tell you what materials you will need to make a custom lamp shade. Part 1 of 11 - How to Make a custom lamp shade. Make a custom lamp shade - Part 2 of 11. Click through to wat ...more
Your iPhone comes packed with a long list of excellent text tones to choose from. Bamboo anyone? Of course, for some of us, stock sounds from 2013 don't cut it anymore. We want customizability, something that's found more on Android than iOS. However, you can add your very own ...more
Do you like making fun-shaped cookies? Have you grown tired of the cookie cutter cookie cutters you can buy at the store? Watch this video to learn how you can easily make your own cookie cutters in whatever shape you want!
In this video, we learn how to make easy custom ornaments from clear bulb ornaments. First, you will need to grab your clear ornament, then grab some glitter glue and pour it into the middle of the bulb. Continue to fill in different colors into the bulb, then wipe off the top ...more
Highlight your individuality by customizing a tee-shirt—without much time, effort, or money. Here are some ideas to get you started. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to make a custom T-shirt. You Will Need * A T-shirt * Fabric paint * A paintbrush * Tie-dye kit * ...more
The Nite Owl is the everyman of The Watchmen, and is many people's favorite character because of it. This video for all the Nite Owl fans out there who also love Legos will teach you how to make a custom Lego minifigure of Nite Owl using only basic hobby tools and paint. Make ...more
Kick up your look by adding dresses you make yourself to your wardrobe. It's simple to create a patter and sew a dress that will fit your exact measurements. You'll be amazed at the differene of having a drees you made yourself makes. You can sew clothing for your specific me ...more
Wall sconces are a great way to give a room accent lighting. Do you find most of them a little too subtle though? Try making this bad boy. This video will show you how to make a custom wall sconce out of an old hubcap and a few brackets and screws. Quick, easy, and badass home ...more
Snapchat is in the midst of a massive redesign — one that not everyone loves. Still, it's clear that this is a decision fueled by money, and Snap Inc. believes this redesign will help attract more advertisers. Even so, Snapchat has a few more tricks up their sleeves to make a ...more
In this video Lowe's shows you how to make custom lampshades out of a plain old lampshade so that it looks great for the kids room or classy for any other room in the house. Decorate an old or plain lampshade using stencils, paint, decals, or in any way you can imagine. Then a ...more
This instructable aims to show you how to cut any type of disk to a desired shape. It is particularly useful in cutting down cheap 12cm DVD-+R 's into more expensive (can be up to 10 times more) 8cm DVD-+R disks. The technique shown here works with all disk types. The video be ...more