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How To : Thread a mechanical Singer sewing machine

The machine used in this video demonstration is a 3343c, but the threading is exactly the same as on a vintage Singer and other modern models. Learn how to thread the needle on a mechanical Singer sewing machine by watching this video sewing tutorial.

News : Make Your Own Racist 1920's Mechanical Papercraft

Very cool 1920's papercraft toys from the LA Times "Junior Times" section. Just print, cut out and assemble (if you don't mind turning a blind eye to the dated racial association, e.g. Lee Ling...the Chinese Laundry Man). A few examples shown below, print your own here (a lit ...more

How To : Fish with a mechanical yo-yo self-fishing reel

No, this yo-yo rig does not mean attaching your toy yo-yo to your fishing line. It's a specifically deigned mechanical reel that is designed to fish while you're home in bed. It's quite the reel, and worth a try. Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV shows you how to rig a mechanical yo- ...more

How To : Build a mechanical tail costume prop out of K'nex

If you're making tail that needs a costume, be that dinosaur, animal, or anime character, you've come to the right place. Get your K'nex box out, because this video is going to teach you how to make an awesome mechanical tail out of the iconic blocks that will make your Hallow ...more

How To : Turn a mechanical pencil into a staple gun

All you need is a regular mechanical pencil and a bunch of staples. Then follow this short tutorial and learn how to turn your basic pencil into a staple-shooting gun. Make sure the pencil you choose can easily have the cap screwed off.

News : Giant Mechanical Hands for Everyone!

Etsy seller Ivan Owen is offering for sale some giant mechanical hands that are fully functional, and can be used as it if were your own. Here's a video of this awesome feat of engineering in action: Video: . And here's a picture of this beauty: You, too, can order one throug ...more

How To : Create a mechanical dog card with Martha Stewart

Dogs are cute little things, so why not create a dog card for a loved one (or maybe for the big dog of your house, your dad, for this Father's Day)? But don't just toss your dad any old ordinary, flat card. In this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show," Martha and popular chil ...more

How To : Maintain a mechanical steering system on your boat

It seems that maintaining the steering system on your boat is a pretty important task. Not only does it make sure your boat is running smoothly and effeciently, but will also make sure that you don't face certain doom. So in this tutorial, find out exactly how to maintain your ...more

How To : Read a micrometer in mechanical engineering

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to read a micrometer. This tool allows the user to accurately measure components. They have the ability to measure dimensions accurately to within one hundredth of a millimeter. Micrometers are designed with a wide variety of styles an ...more

News : Upcoming Steampunk Horror Film, the Mechanical Grave

We could use some more cool steampunk films, and this one looks like it has pretty high production values for an independent thing. So far as I'm concerned we can use more steampunk horror, too. I love that stuff. Video: . It helps that the outfits look great, too!

How To : Work at home with Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Mechanical Turk is a cool work from home website to help you make a little extra cash. The website offers simple little jobs that anyone can do and pays you for them. It is a scam-free site, and requires no credit cards or fees or money of any kind, but legitimately pays out. ...more

News : Amazon Mechanical Turk

It's really a shame that it is so hard for people to make money on the internet these days. The dot com bubble has receded and scams are plentiful on the web. There are, however, a couple of legitimate ways to make a few extra bucks online, Amazon Mechanical Turk, or MTurk for ...more

How To : Fix mechanical parts of a mountain bike

Sometimes things just go wrong with bikes. It is a mechanical device with moving parts after all so maintenance is needed regularly and in this video clip series some of the most common failings of mountain bikes is addressed. This includes the chain, the shifter and the derai ...more

How To : Not look slutty while riding a mechanical bull

Ladies, riding a mechanical bull can be lots of fun, but there's no reason to lose your dignity over it. Learn how to keep your shirt on while you tame the mechanical bull. Not look slutty while riding a mechanical bull. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Bow hunt with the best bio-mechanical stance

Learn how to get your body into the best bio-mechanical position to execute the shot. This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to bow hunt with the best bio-mechanical stance. He shows you the stance -- the full draw position -- to execute the sh ...more

How To : Use a mechanical bridge when shooting pool

This pool shooting video shows two types of strokes using a bridge tool. It demonstrates the "elbow-out" and "elbow-in" strokes. Use a mechanical bridge when shooting pool. Click through to watch this video on colostate.edu

How To : The 4 Best Phones for Privacy & Security

Cell phones — particularly smartphones — are inherently bad for privacy. You've basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell towers and locking onto GPS satellites. All the while, the handset's data connection ensures that tracking cookies, advertising IDs, ...more

How To : Make simple one piece silicone rubber molds

Check out this video for how to create simple one piece silicone rubber molds. This technique is ideal for smaller projects (less than 12" x 12"), this is the easiest process for creating parts, patterns, tools, & molds. We demonstrate creating a silicone rubber mold and then ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube with algorithms

The Rubik's Cube, originally called the "Magic Cube," is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Erno Rubik. If you want to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube, then just check out this two-part video tutorial, which will have ...more

Ingredients 101 : How & Why You Should Clarify Butter

Unless you're vegan or lactose intolerant, butter is an indispensible ingredient. However, butter is no one-trick pony. It can take many forms that make it even more versatile and useful in the kitchen. Clarified butter has many advantages over regular butter—but there are cer ...more

How To : 5 Meticulously Crazy DIY Halloween Costumes

While some of us like to keep it simple with the Halloween costumes, there's the whole other side of Halloweeners that go all out with theirs These are five of the more crazy and interesting costumes that you can do yourself—if you dare. Gaping Hole Costume While this costum ...more

How To : Generate Electricity From Kinetic Energy

Piezoelectric Energy In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, wallet-sized device that generates electricity from kinetic energy. The concept is simple: Piezoelectricity is the charge that is produced when certain solid materials (commonly ceramic and crystal) in r ...more

How To : Pick a Spoke-Hedz 3-Digit Combination Lock

My kids found an old Spoke-Hedz three digit lock, and wanted my help to crack it open. One of the first things I noticed was that it doesn't function like a normal code lock, where one half of the lock will open, or the lock itself separates. In this lock, the locking bail ext ...more

How To : Make a mold using an epoxy fiberglass layup

Check out this video to learn how to make a professional epoxy fiberglass layup and epoxy laminating systems. This process is ideal for working on larger projects, a typical 'fiberglass layup' is a popular process for those who need a large, strong, and lightweight tool.This p ...more

How To : Solve the 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge puzzle

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination. This ...more

How To : Replace Your Galaxy S5 Screen

The Samsung Galaxy S5 display can be replaced by most do-it-yourselfers with some basic mechanical skills and a few inexpensive tools. The good news is that once you replace your display assembly your screen will be good as new with no bubbles or dust on the inside. The replac ...more

How To : Make a marijuana pipe in under 3 minutes

This how to video shows you how to make a pipe in under three minutes. First, you will need a large nut, a piece of window screen, a mechanical pencil or pen, and electrical tape. First, cut the screen into a square shape and fit it on top of the nut. Next, attach the empty pe ...more

How To : Solve the last layer of the Megaminx puzzle

The Megaminx is a dodecahedron-shaped puzzle similar to the Rubik's Cube. It has a total of 50 movable pieces to rearrange, compared to the 20 of the Rubik's cube. This two-part video tutorial will show you how to solve just the last layer of the Megaminx mechanical, colored ...more

How To : Make a homemade stirling engine

Are you looking to build a cool home science experiement? Why not try out a Stirling engine? Wait, what IS a stirling engine? Well... a Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperatu ...more

How To : Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube Mini puzzle

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination. This ...more

How to Make Ferrofluid : The Liquid of the Future

What Is Ferrofluid? Ferrofluid is a black, solvent-based liquid, that, in the presence of a magnetic field, becomes strongly magnetized. The fluid is made up of nanomagnetic particles coated with an "anti-stick" or surfactant compound, suspended in a "carrier", commonly an or ...more

How To : Make a clear silicone rubber mold

This is an excellent video that covers creating a clear silicone rubber mold to deal with a complex parting line or irregular shape. When a project requires a complex parting line, it is often easier to pour the entire mold in one process with clear rubber, then cut your parti ...more

DIY Survival : How to Filter Dirty Water with a Stick

There's no shortage of ways to filter water, but it doesn't get much simpler than this. Researchers at MIT have found that you can turn dirty water into drinking water with nothing more than a stick. Mechanical engineer Rohit Karnik figured out that the xylem tissue in plants ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube F2L, OLL and PLL

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination. This ...more

How To : Use Water to Transfer Redstone Power in Minecraft

So a little while ago we covered BUD switches, but there's only so much you can show in one tutorial. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how you can use a combination of water and BUD switches to make a mechanical to kinetic power transfer, and then go back again. In case ...more

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