Make Robot Simple Things

How To : Build a simple solar rope-shimmying robot spy toy

If you want to become a great robotics engineer, then you need to start out small, and this robot is a great first-time project. It's the simplest kind of robot, with only one motor and a gear box, but it moves really interesting, capable of shimmying across a rope. You can se ...more

HowTo : Build a Dancing Robot in Ten Minutes

Though named "Walker," this robot doesn't really ambulate so much as shimmy. Which, to tell the truth, is fine by us. Lots of gross things walk. Only cute things dance. Bot builder Randy Sarafan explains his motivation: My goal with Walker Bot was to make a 4-legged walking ...more

How To : Make the z-axis lead screws for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Make the z-axis motor mount for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Make the y-axis motor mount for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Build a slide mechanism for a pipe CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Transform a camera into a taser

This is a long form tutorial on exactly how to disassemble the disposable camera to make a shocking taser. Make a tazer or taser using simple things at like a disposable camera and some simple hack sense. This prank is great to pull on an unassuming friend. Transform a camera ...more

How To : Make a bristlebot (toothbrush robot, get it?)

The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun. The BristleBot is our take on the popular vibrobot, a simple category of robot that is controlled by a single vibrating (eccentric) ...more

How To : Play a game of marble solitaire

During this day and age of video games and HD televisions, more kids are relying on electronics to keep them entertained. But, for many people who grew up without such things, simple board games like chess, checkers, and even Monopoly was all they needed. Another great game wa ...more

How To : Swing to contact in a tennis forehand

Welcome to a tennis lesson from FuzzyYellowBalls, the the best place to learn how to play tennis online. Our free video tennis lessons teach you how to play the game in a new way that combines technical analysis, visual learning, and step-by-step progressions. The third step ...more

How To : Pull a stoppie trick on a sport bike

Let's face it, stoppies on sport bikes are cool because they're basically a backwards wheelie, but what makes them work are three simple things. Body positioning; you have to rock your body forward. Brake modulation; the fancy way of squeezing the brakes of your motorcycle. Re ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more

How To : Get the most out of blood glucose meters

Monitoring your blood glucose level is absolutely essential to your health if you suffer from diabetes. You need to keep track of your blood sugar or you could be in danger. This video tutorial will show you the proper way to use a blood glucose meter and give you helpful tips ...more

How To : Make a simple dry ice bomb

When I was a kid, the 4th of July was my favorite holiday for one simple reason...the joy of making things go BOOM! Somewhere along the line that fun was taken away by politicians. It's time to put the fun back in celebrating freedom. From your friends at America's favorite po ...more

How To : Use a pick on your acoustic guitar

Learn how to properly hold and use the pick while playing acoustic guitar, with a little help from Charles Sedlak. Simple and easy, but one of the most important things (bet you didn't know that).

How To : Tune up the rear brakes on a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Fix the sliding door on your closet

Over time, your sliding closet doors can start to wear down, have a hard time rolling on their track, sticky doors, and more. In this video you'll learn some simple solutions on how to fix your sliding closet door quickly and efficiently using a few things laying around the ho ...more

How To : Levitate a Paper Cup Using Magic

In this tutorial, learn how to trick your audience into thinking you can control things with your mind! With this super simple magic trick you will learn how to make an ordinary cup appear to be floating out of your hands! This trick is so cool, you will have anyone who watch ...more

How To : Install off-road lights onto a Toyota FJ Cruiser

Reach the lights at the end of the tunnel, or better yet... be the lights at the end of the tunnel. Check out this video tutorial to see how to install off-road lights onto a Toyota FJ Cruiser. You will see exactly how to install Baja Designs' off-road lights onto that Cruiser ...more

How To : Make a simple and powerful Knex gun

There are an infinite number of things that you can make out of K'nex. A disproportionate, but entertaining, number of these are toy guns. This video features an innovative design for a powerful K'nex (it also has a rubber band in it) gun that shoots small K'nex pieces across ...more

How To : Hack Google Search to find things more quickly

Though the Google home page may appear simple, its search tool is anything but. This quick clip from the folks at CNET TV demonstrates a number of the search engine's most obscure and most useful features, all certain to help you to find your desired information more quickly. ...more

How To : Make Simple Homemade Grape Juice

Things You'll Need 5-20 lbs. grapes A large pot A strainer to rinse the grapes Something to mash the grapes with Jars and canning supplies A stove A cloth bag for straining the juice A few thirsty people to enjoy the juice with :) Collect Grapes 5-20 lbs of grapes is a good ...more

How To : Paint different things with acrylic paint

This tutorial will show you what you need to get started with acrylic painting and how to quickly produce some simple but effective paintings on a wide variety of surfaces - and not just with paint brushes either! Paint different things with acrylic paint. Click through to wat ...more

How To : Do the Dual Goals soccer drill with Nike Bootcamp

Running and scoring. Two things you can never get enough of. It’s a simple formula: grab one ball, two goals and four cones. Add a combination of electric pace and razor sharp finishing. What do you get? Dual Goals: this week’s featured Nike Bootcamp drill. Brush up on your so ...more

How To : Fold a super easy and quick origami seashell

This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty. If you're a fan of all things ocean and aquatic life, then these little seashells would be adorable pieces to place on your tabl ...more

How To : Do wolf face painting

Woof woof! Face painting sure can liven up an otherwise tedious children's party, and few things get get the kids howling more than turning their face into a wolf! This simple how to shows the steps to create the base and work your way up to the finished scary product. Werewol ...more

How To : Do the Liquid ASS air freshener stink prank

Isn't the whole point of those battery-operated automatic fresheners to make things smell good? Normally, yes. But with a simple mod, it could be the world's best stink prank. Simply changing the liquid aromatic cleanliness of the freshener to something not so sterile and swee ...more

How To : Make black pepper crusted pork tenderloin

This succulent dish has all the things I love in a recipe; an easy piece of meat to work with, a super simple sauce that tastes like something that took hours, and the classic flavor combination of hot/tangy with sweet/fruity. Ingredients needed are pork tenderloin, garlic clo ...more

How To : Solder copper pipe together with this easy DIY

This simple how-to from Buildpedia shows every DIYer how to "sweat pipe", meaning, how to solder it together. This is a simple technique that's easy to get the hang of. You'll need a solder kit, the pipes want to solder, an aceteline torch and a few other things.

How To : Post an update to a WordPress blog or website

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a simple update to a WordPress blog or website. Every version of WordPress brings with it new features, new functions and new ways of doing things. Fortunately, the very same technology that allows an open-source blog publishing appli ...more

How To : Remove Super Glue

If you've ever gotten super glue stuck to your fingers, you know what a pain it can be to get it off again! Don't worry - there's a simple household item you probably already stock that can take care of your super glue super mess! Things you'll need: Nail polish remover Tiss ...more

How To : Create drawings in OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 Draw

Learn how to create simple drawings in the OOo graphical editor, Draw. More than just a free, open-source clone of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, OpenOffice has its own unique feature set and its own unique way of doing things. Happily, the Internet is awash in free ...more

How To : Craft adorable yarn cards with Martha Stewart

Whoever said that pretty has to be complicated hasn't taken a glimpse at these adorable cards decorated with glued-on yarn motifs. A simple craft for kids and adults, yarn art creates homespun cards that evoke a whimsical, old world charm. Learn how to make yarn cards by watc ...more

How To : Refinish wood furniture with simple techniques

When that dusty old dresser you have starts looking more fit for Grandma than your sleek 21st century home, it may be time to refinish. This tutorial guides you accurately and quickly through how to refinish furniture, including using a chemical stripper, scraping off the fin ...more

How To : Make Art Out of Everyday Objects

After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more

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