Craft a mobile phone holder for your car by bending and cutting an old CD. It doesn't actually hook up to your car but maybe with a little modding ...more
Cut and bend an old CD to make a mobile phone holder.
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
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
Convert your old and unused CD cases into these awesome photo frames.
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
If you need to protect your toilet paper rolls from overactive pets, or want a way to travel with tp without having it unroll, you can create a quick and easy toilet paper holder just using an old case for blank CDs and a box cutter.
Use old vinyl plates to craft this retro DVD or CD case rack.
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
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!
This will show you how to hack an old two dollar alarm clock and transform it into a cool DVD clock! No, it doesn't play DVD's or CD's, but it still looks cool.
All you need is some old discs and some other supplies to craft this incredible decluttering device.
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
Don't throw away your old CDs and DVDs! All you need is a little felt, some glue and an X-acto knife to turn obsolete software into techie home decor. Just glue the felt to the disc, and then cut out once the glue is dry.
Recycle old CDs into a cool clock. This needs a recycled watch as well. You can salvage the parts to create a working and quite interesting looking clock.
Even in the MP3 world, vinyl is still king among music lovers. Unfortunately, making your own record is nowhere near as simple as burning a compact disc or throwing some files onto an MP3 player. One clever inventor isn't letting that stop him though, putting together his own ...more
The world of Android gaming is much bigger than what's available in the Google Play Store. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3 or other Android device—don't just stop there—a hidden treasure of games lies in those boxes of old, dusty game cartridges in your closet. You're already ...more
Learn what to inspect on an old CD player before you buy it for your setup.
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
Watch to learn how to make a kaleidoscope out of an old CD case.
CD players are largely a thing of the past, but their audio quality is still top-notch. If your old CD player is broken, watch this video for ideas on ways to troubleshoot common CD player problems and repair them.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Well... because you forgot. But don't worry, you can still make that heart pitter-patter for your love by saving face and getting some last minute Valentine gift ideas on the cheap. There's no reason to shop at Hallmark or buy expens ...more
The good old Zip Drive introduced by Iomega in late 1994 served its purpose as a medium-capacity removable disk storage system until obsolescence kicked in as it was replaced by flash drives as well as rewritable CDs and DVDs. This video presents a number of fun, DIY art proje ...more
Create your own spinning picture frame with just a few dust-collecting items in your home! This video from Nextraker will show you how to build this interesting three-way picture frame, consisting of 6 open photo slots. You can simply put it on a hard surface, or you can make ...more
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
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
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
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
Another media player bites the dust. First, we saw the extinction of the phonograph and gramophone. Then came the fall of eight-track tapes. Even modern record players became more and more obsolete, with DJs switching over to the world of digital music. And today— the end of c ...more
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to build a firewa ...more
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
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
This is an older method but it's still a viable method for a quick and easy master. Get your wav file ready for CD with this FL Studio quick master tutorial.
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
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
This easy-to-follow video tutorial walks you through steps of converting old VHS tapes to DVD. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD is a combination of software and hardware that allows you to easily and quickly digitize old analog recordings. You simply attach the included hardware to a fr ...more
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
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
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
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!
Your home office is missing something… hmm… maybe something to hold your recycled printer paper, and what better to hold your recycle paper than a recycled paper tray? Nextraker shows you a neat hack involving a few dust-collecting compact discs that will make a eco-friendly p ...more
Don't waste your money on a store-bought Apple iPod stand. If you want a stand for your iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone, then all you need is a CD, a lighter and a marker. This is too easy, it almost seems untrue! But it works, and it's a great way to recycle old compact discs into ...more
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
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
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
News : INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPES, "Beyond the Mundane" Photography Competition - Deadline February 28, 2011
Type: Digital, Landscapes Theme: Incredible Landscapes, "Beyond the Mundane" Categories: Theme Deadline: Submissions close on February 28, 2011, midnight EST Deadline for mail-in entries is "received by", not postmark date. Eligibility: International, professional and ama ...more
Type: Digital, avian Theme: Bird portraits, "The Avian Persona", wild or in captivity Categories: Theme Deadline: Submissions close on January 31, 2011, midnight EST Deadline for mail-in entries is "received by", not postmark date. Eligibility: International, professional ...more
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
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
In this tutorial, learn how to fix a missing or corrupt error message "System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys" Step 1: Boot computer with the Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD drive Step 2: To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R. Step 3: At the command prompt, typ ...more
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
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
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
When it comes to webcams these days, most people are using their laptops over desktops. The cameras are centered, integrated, and require no configuring. They're a cinch and usually have great resolution. So, then what do we do with all of those old wired desktop webcams that ...more