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How To : Build a CNC machine using two old CD drives

Take a look at this instructional vidkeo and learn how to make your own computer numerical control (CNC) machine out of two old CD drives. CNC machines serve as controllers for a number of devices such as machine tools by reading G Code instructions. With a own CNC machine, yo ...more

How To : 15 Ways to Reuse Old CD Spindle Cases

Compact discs...remember those? Before you toss your old CD spindle cases away, consider upcycling them to a DIY terrarium, cable storage container, hamster toy, rainfall shower head, bird feeder, bagel sandwich lunch box, and more. Need a quick and easy iPhone or iPod touch ...more

How To : Make a light switch plate out of an old CD

In this video you will be shown an interesting method of recycling old CDs. The creator suggests using old CDs to make wall mountings for circular dimmer switches. He starts be using his router to create a circular indent in a piece of redwood this if for the CD. He then cuts ...more

How To : Make a flower arrangement using old CDs

In this video, Steven Marin shows us an interesting method to recycle old CDs to make beautiful flower arrangements along with other recycled materials. In order to make the flowers, you need to take your old CDs and heat them up in a toaster oven. As demonstrated in the video ...more

How To : Use old CDs to make a dock for your iPhone

Why buy an expensive iPhone dock from an electronics store? By recycling your old CDs, you can make your own dock and impress your friends with your grasp of DIY technology! Just a few CDs and a little glue, and you'll have your own USB charging station with a creative twist!

How To : Make a USB fan out of old CDs

Sweaty summer day by the computer? Office A/C broke? Watch this how-to video! You can make a simple USB fan using a compact disc, a USB cable, and a small fan motor. It's quick and easy! Don't suffer from the heat. Watch this video tutorial and with these circuitry tips, build ...more

How To : Make a chandelier with CDs

It isn't a disco ball, but it does shine just like one. If you have some old cd's around the house use them to make a decorative chandelier for your room. Watch this how to video to learn how to put your CD chandelier together. All you need is: CDs, glue, and and old lamp shad ...more

How To : Fix skipping discs

The Easy Pro home use disc fixing machine is a new way to fix old scratched discs. Everyone has a messed up old CD, DVD or game disc that is in need of some serious repair. Watch this tutorial and find out how to fix that disc you thought was a lost cause.

How To : Build a spy periscope

This video is to show you how to construct a super cool spy gadget! You'll need some toilet paper tubes, tape, scissors, glue and an old CD. Then, just like that you'll be able to make home made spy gear in no time.

How To : Do a heavy duty fix of a scratched CD or DVD

Sick of throwing out old CD's? Annoyed with using up all your toothpaste and fruit to temporarily fix your albums? This heavy duty fix will take you some extra time to do, but you should be able to use your CDs for much longer after its done. You Will Need: *A compressor *Cors ...more

How To : Make a dangling picture frame

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts which will show you how to make a dangling picture frame. You will need pictures that you want to frame, old CD cases, a drill with a very thin drill bit and fishing line. Remove all paper from inside the CD cases, cut the pictures t ...more

How To : Make a guitar pick display case

To start off making the guitar pick case, the apparatus you need here is an old CD case, scissors, a pencil, ruler, background design, the guitar picks, blue tack, knife and glue. Open the CD case and remove the holder part of the CD case using the knife. Cover the back side u ...more

How To : Build a mini hovercraft with household items

Learn how to build a mini hovercraft. With a few items found in almost any desk or tool drawer, you can make your very own mini hovercraft capable of gliding over any flat surface. You Will Need * A spill-proof sports cap from a plastic water bottle or sports-drink bottl * A ...more

How To : Origami your own CD sleeves

This instructional origami video shows how to make your own sleeves to protect your CD's, DVD's and most video games. Making these covers out of old magazine pages is a good way to recycle and also save yourself a little money since you won't need to buy plastic CD cases any m ...more

How To : Make a iPod dock from bamboo

In this week's GreenerBusiness Podcast, we show you how to find new purpose in an old one foot piece of bamboo and a CD case. Who wants wires cluttering their iPod area? No one. Use that bamboo for a dock! And see how many possibilities they are for a simple CD case to be more ...more

How To : Reset or recover your Windows password

Windows is a mess sometimes, full of problems. And your password just might be the biggest problem of all, if you've lost it, of course. What should you do when you forget the password to login to Windows system? Ask an administrator to reset the log on password for you. If y ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove the SuperDrive

If your discs are getting jammed in your optical drive, or if your CDs and DVDs simply aren't playing in your Power Mac, it might be time to replace that old SuperDrive. See how to remove the SuperDrive optical drive from the Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Erase a CD-RW & Reuse It to Save Money

We know, we know: How many people actually burn stuff onto CDs these days? Well, while external hard drives that hold several terrabytes of data and flash drives have kind of replaced our reliance on CDs, every now and then they're good for quickly compiling a "Pop Hits of the ...more

How To : Keep your vinyl LPs in perfect condition

Do you have an old collection of vinyl records but can't keep them in good condition? First, take an empty syringe and fill it with clean water. Add the water from the syringe as the record plays. The water will spread throughout the record and increase the sound quality. The ...more

How To : Transfer your iTunes library to a new computer

This short video tutorial will show you how to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer. Follow these steps to transfer your iTunes library from your old to your new computer: Install iTunes onto your new computer. You will need some blank CD's or DVD's. Open iTunes on y ...more

How To : Move files from an old computer to a new one

This video demonstrates how to move files from an old computer to a new one. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to move files from an old compu ...more

How To : Set Windows to boot from a CD-Rom first

The video shows users how to change the boot sequence in a computer with an older AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS to boot from the CD/DVD drive. This is required, for instance, if you need to reinstall an operating system, or fix a corrupted windows installation by runnin ...more

HowTo : Old DVD Drive + Yankee Ingenuity= Ghetto iPod Dock

Sometimes ghetto is the way to go. Yankee ingenuity is always the way to go (at least on WonderHowTo, that is). Says creator Tim Schiesser, "I noticed recently that my DVD drive wasn’t getting much love, but my iPod Nano was getting loads of use and needs charging all the tim ...more

News : MULTIBOOT CD

A multiboot cd created from SARDU which can be used to boot linux. It can even be used to install Windows. Force your old pc to boot on a usb using PLOP or clone a hd. Plus a lot more!

How To : Recycle a plastic CD spindle into various uses

What can you make from an empty CD holder? Check out this how-to video to make something amazing from those old plastic crappers... see how to recycle a plastic CD spindle into various uses. With this disc box, you can make a flashlight or torch, a food container, a string, ya ...more

How To : Make a hidden compartment using CDs

Looking for somewhere to hide your things so that no thieves will take them? Why not try hide them inside that old Hanson or Backstreet Boys CD? If you have out of date CDs that you are no longer listening to, check out this tutorial. In this video you will learn how to use or ...more

How To : Build a cereal box spectrometer

The Five Minute Project crew is back, and bringing you six fresh projects sponsored by Craftsman. Break out the tools and protective eyewear and brace yourself for the best how-to videos a DIY-er could ask for. Learn to make Geek-Chic Cuff Links, a Cereal Box Spectrometer and ...more

How To : Convert photos to digital

Buying a digital camera doesn't mean your old prints, slides, or negatives are obsolete. You can easily convert them with a scanner to bring them into the 21st century. Watch this video to learn how to convert photos to digital. You Will Need * Photos, slides, or negatives * ...more

How To : Make a simple origami CD case for beginners

Whatever happened to the mix tape? A few years back, there wasn't a better and more meaningful gift to give someone than a mix tape full of jams specially tailored to his/her tastes. But with MP3s and internet streaming being the most popular forms of music listening these day ...more

How To : Install Windows XP from a DOS bootable flash drive

If you do not have a CD-Rom drive on your new computer, or it is broken, you can still install Windows XP. In this tutorial, learn how to go 'old school' and use MS DOS to install XP with a bootable flash drive. This video will show you how to access DOS on your computer and u ...more

How To : Use the AutoPlay feature in Windows 7

In this video the instructor shows how to use the Auto play feature in Windows 7. Auto play is an old feature which was also available in Windows XP and Windows Vista. When you insert any removable media into your computer like a CD, DVD or a USB thumb drive, Windows automatic ...more

How To : Fix a scratched disc with toothpaste

Here's a great homemade remedy to fix that pesky scratched CD, DVD, or game disc. Who knows when that old Rush album you found between the couch cushions might come in handy... Other things that you might have to watch out for is how deep the scratch is so sometimes it might ...more

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