Once when I was a kid, my dad used a glue trap to catch a mouse in our basement. The result was so awful for the mouse that my mom and I made him promise to never use that kind of trap again. Call me a softy, but I'm a firm believer that you don't have to kill pests to get rid ...more
Bees are the key to pollination and healthy vegetation, and wasps may help by assisting in pest control, but despite their benefits in the world, they're still a real pain in the ass if they're in your face. This would probably warrant an expression stronger than "pain in the ...more
Needing to trip the feral cat population in your neighborhood. Well, it's time to make a trap, fill it with cats, and shut your trap. This good how to shows a trap you can build yourself, and the necessary tequinique to catch those cats. A drop trap is an essential tool for T ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. The Nether is a dangerous place. It usually takes days of playing, creating enchanted armor, and using advanced potions until one is able to safely traverse the Nether. The ...more
We know that April Fool's has just passed, but that doesn't mean you can't still prank your friends and family in the most satisfying way possible (satisfying for you, of course, because it'll suck for them). Check out this practical jokes and pranks video to learn how to pul ...more
There are a few ways to make trapdoors, but out of all of them, this one is my favorite. It's fast, completely hidden, and both opens and closes. This particular trapdoor can be used for a variety of purposes, such as hiding your valuable possessions, having a secret entrance ...more
Learn to make your own super effective bass traps and acoustic panels with materials from your local hardware store, just by watching this home audio video tutorial. Why haven't you heard of a Bass Trap or High Frequency Panel, and what is the difference between the two? A B ...more
Check out this how-to video to make non typical box traps and to catch wild ring necked pheasants (hens). These traps can be modified in size and bait to catch many different species of wild animals alive. This is an idea of a few animals that these traps will catch alive: ri ...more
This is an easy water based trap to trap monsters and animals in your Minecraft game, complete with a special loot collection drop. In addition, you're shown how to build an indicator light so you will know immediately when something has triggered your trap!
Have you ever been the victim of theft? It sucks. Why would these lazy scumbags rather steal from us than work hard like everybody else? Well, teach them a lesson with your own homemade security system. This video tutorial will show you how to create a fun and easy security/a ...more
Whether you are venturing on a rugged camping trip, or simply want to brush on your outdoor survival skills, this video will come in handy. Learn how to make a snare for trapping animals when out in the wild. While this trap is illegal in some states, the skill can be useful t ...more
The animals in Minecraft can either be scarce or very abundant, but a cool way of cutting out the mundane process of searching for them are creating a pit trap. The easiest way to lure them using a path of torches that will lead them into falling into a deep pit that they can' ...more
All North American birds are edible and therefore a good source of meat if you're trying to survive in the wild. This detailed video shows how to construct and bait an Asian bird trap snare. You'll need some 150lb test bankline, some twigs, an available young sapling and somet ...more
Gnats seem to come out of nowhere - one day your house is clear and the next you're covered in a million little pests. They get in your eyes and nose and all over your food. Forget about calling an exterminator - in this tutorial learn how to use 3 simple household items to cr ...more
Learn how to make a Figure Four Deadfall trap- Wilderness Survival Skills, demonstrated by Paul Scheiter of Hedgehog Leatheworks. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival ...more
It's a real challenge to create exploding targets that can be set off by low velocity projectiles, yet remain safe to handle without risk of ignition during construction. The targets demonstrated in the following video were created to avoid those challenges by using quite har ...more
Do you have a major mosquito problem? Well, here's a solution used by the military to drastically cut down their numbers. Video: . Step 1: Getting Started. Grab a plastic bottle from your recycle bin. The bigger the better. This concept will work with many types of containers ...more
This short video tutorial will outline the process of making acoustic wall panels using a simple wooden frame and rockwool insulation. These DIY broadband acoustic panels, or bass traps for treating music studio rooms, performance rooms or home theater rooms, will save you ton ...more
Mike demonstrates this basic trap: Figure 4 Deadfall. The Figure 4 deadfall is similar to a Paiute Deadfall. Whether you are venturing on a rugged camping trip, or simply want to brush on your outdoor survival skills, this video will come in handy. Learn how to make a figure 4 ...more
Making traps is a lost art. Landmines are facing international condemnation, hunting is barely allowed anywhere. There just aren't that many reason to make them anymore. But don't let that stop you! This video will teach you how to make a double spring snare trap using only ba ...more
This water bottle prank is really ingenious. You split two water bottles and recombine them to form a new, weaker frankenwwaterbottle. You fill this with water and superglue the cap on. Now, when your victim tries to open the water bottle they'll push so hard on the unopenable ...more
I love quick and simple projects that can be made from everyday items. With that thought in mind, I decided it would be fun to make a tiny catapult trap. This tutorial video was soon to follow: You Will Need 1 Large Eraser 3 Paper Clips 1 Popsicle Stick 1 Spring (this could b ...more
See how to make a figure four deadfall trap. This is a great survival trap that can be easily constructed (with practice) out of very basic materials that in most environments can be easily found. The trap can also be made with very limited, or primative tools. This trap is a ...more
Looking a for a secure and secretive entryway to your Minecraft base? Check out this video to learn a great design that uses pistons to make a trap door. With this trap door you can control who gets into your base, and who gets sent to the lava pit.
Ryan teaches us how to make a trapeze spring snare to catch small game in this video. You will need: finishing line, a knife, paracord, and natural living wood. the trap will have two snares built into one mechanism. Start off by gathering all your wood and then place a stake ...more
If you're going to survive in the wild you're going to need something to eat. This video shows how to build what's called an Asian monitor trap, ideal for catching small animals. With a few tree branches, some cord and bait, you could be dining on squirrel tonight!
Are you tired of monsters or unwanted other players coming down your tunnels full of precious Minecraft ore? Why not build a classic hidden arrow trap for them? This video will show you how to do so, and demonstrate it's brutal effectiveness.
Having trouble with people snatching your stuff? Did someone take your lunch from the company fridge? Here is an inexpensive, sneaky gizmo you can make to keep those sticky fingers away. This is a junk drawer hack from Make Magazine's Kipkay. It's activated when an item is mov ...more
Do you have a problem with flies and you're not sure how to get rid of them? In this video, learn how to make a homemade fly trap to get rid of those pesky insects with wings! If you have too many flies buzzing around your house, here's a quick way to make an inexpensive fly t ...more
This is a cheap and easy way to make a sticky fly trap that can catch tons of whiteflies. Get a can of Tanglefoot’s Tangle-Trap Sticky Coating. I stored this in the greenhouse which may not have been a great idea, as you can see by the amount of rust there is on the can. Next ...more
How to Make Anything demonstrates how to make a humane mouse trap from a paper towel tube. If you have a pesky mouse that you would like to catch alive, make a tube mouse trap in a few easy steps. First, put something delicious in the end of the tube. Then, balance the tube on ...more
Deafall traps are the type of trap most familiar to the American public, largely due to the efforts of Elmer Fudd to catch Bugs Bunny on Looney Tunes. In real life, they tend to work quite a bit better than they did on the show. In this video, Wilderness Outfitters presenter C ...more
I saw Maro post about a trap on YouTube today, so I thought I'd post one here that I just invented. Since we are friendly at WonderHowTo, the TNT has been replaced with a note block. Step 1: Bait Start with the "bait-block", place a redstone dust on top of it. Step 2: Ceiling ...more
In order to make a door alarm out of a mouse trap, you will need the following materials: a mouse trap, a clamp, 2 screws, caps, a piece of string, scissors, a screw driver, a drill bit, a hex-head screw, an a piece of aluminum from a soda pop can. Drill a hole in the mousetr ...more
Want to know the easiest way to kill Terraria zombies and monsters to take their money and items? Watch this video to learn how to build a simple, but very effective, death trap. This Terraria death trap will take care of all the zombies and monsters for you.
Besides being useful, mousetraps can be pretty loud, which makes them perfect for the prankster at heart. They can scare the crap out of your intended victim, but for some, giving them the heebie-jeebies can be more difficult than just a normal trap. They might not scare as ea ...more
If you're out in the wild and hope to capture something, the best way to do so without using any bullets or a knife is by capturing it. You can do so by making a great trap using mother nature and some other manmade parts. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to make a ...more
If you're out in the wilderness, need food, and any sophisticated equipment like guns, catching food can be a very difficult proposition. In this video, we learn how to make a trap called Doug's Deadfall, a very simple but effective deadfall trap. It was culled from Les Stroud ...more
Fruit flies suck, but the fruit fly traps you can get from a hardware store can sometimes be environmentally damaging. Here is how you can make a safe fruit fly trap out of a votive glass, plastic wrap and apple cider vinegar.
If you like your privacy, you probably hate snoopy people, and when it comes to your briefcase, you don't want anyone's paws on it besides your own. To keep their hands off your precious belongings, you need to take some drastic measures… Kipkay is at it again. This booby-tra ...more
When going into an area that you're unfamiliar with, the first thing you need to learn is where the animals are and what you can use to bring them in, trap them, and well, you know the rest. In this video you will learn how to create sign post traps that use visual and smell b ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make your own trapped heart puzzle. All you need are 2 clothes hangers and wire cutters.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our full tutorials and make sure to post to the community forum if you have any questions or cool builds you want to share. All of these tricks were taught as a part of one of our old community workshops for the 1.2.3 update, but the majo ...more
You've probably seen those deep-web images floating around on the Internet. Usually, it goes something like this: There is a towering iceberg and the deeper the underwater portion extends, the more “hidden” and “exotic” the content is described to be. Sometimes these images ar ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Although Minecraft is a powerful creative tool, it does have limitations. The scarcity of block types and their linear size tends to make the creation of certain detailed ob ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Gathering resources can be an exhausting business. Hours can be spent collecting feathers for arrows or in search of enough Ender pearls to find a stronghold. Luckily with e ...more
A trip to any grocery store's produce section will quickly reveal that bananas are often picked from the tree well before their prime—which is necessary for them to arrive at our local store without going bad. In fact, bananas are refrigerated en route to our supermarkets in o ...more
Everyone loves a cuddle, particularly a cuddle in bed. But how can you avoid trapping your arm while hugging? This how-to video gives you the options in this cuddling kama sutra. Don't ever get trapped under someones arm in bed again. Avoid a trapped arm while cuddling in bed ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. As of the 1.0 release, Minecraft has an end. That is to say, The End and the The End has Dragons. This guide is for those of who are want to visit The End and kill an Ender ...more
Tripwires are a new mechanic released in Minecraft 1.3, and people are still trying to figure out how best to use them. Minecart returns are a great idea, but what about traps? I've constructed examples of my three favorite tripwire traps, and I'll show you how to make them. ...more
Welcome back, my aspiring hackers! Those of you who've been reading my tutorials for some time now know that I am adamant regarding the necessity of learning and using Linux to hack. There is no substitute, period. In this tutorial, though, we will be setting up a system to ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. This past weekend, our Weekly Workshop focused on building a suffocation trap. But today, we're going to be covering a different type of redstone trap in Minecraft—one with a 100% s ...more
Want to protect your things from people you suspect might be snooping? This video shows you how to set up simple systems for your closet, refrigerator, dresser drawer and even find out if someone has been helping themselves to your liquor!
Although Christmas is a time to spend with family, a time to be happy and full of joy, sometimes is nice to pull a prank here and there especially since not many will be expecting them. In this tutorial Video: . I'm going to show you 10 simple pranks and booby traps you can s ...more
Many people get so discouraged by their failures with redstone that they give up using it entirely, or never progress beyond using simple switches. However, by incorporating logic gates into your redstone designs, the applications are nearly limitless. The ability to add multi ...more
Video: . The Walls is a PvP survival map that takes back Minecraft to it's roots: crafting, surviving and creativity. The map is separated by giant sand walls, players start each on their own platforms and when the timer reach 00:00, the walls falls and the player can kill ea ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. So you have a deep mine, an epic home, a bountiful farm, and mob traps galore, but have you ever considered linking them together into one cohesive unit? With the use of a minecart ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. A hidden bridge can be both a cool part of your home and a defense against your enemies in PvP! The design is simple, you can use it to create lava traps, and it ensures that no red ...more
Mice, cute as they may be, are an unwelcome visitor in many a home. This video tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to hack a wireless electronic laser mouse trap from an automatic garage door opener and a computer mouse. Find out where those little pests are goi ...more
This Null Byte is the first part in a mini-series on the art of Social Engineering. I will be teaching you how to effectively defend yourself against it. What is Social Engineering? Social Engineering is the art of hacking humans. It's when a person is manipulated into doing ...more