Back in 2007, YouTube user HouseholdHacker posted a parody video on how to make a high-def speaker for under a buck. MythBusters took on the challenge and busted it. Although that particular method doesn't seem to work, that doesn't mean you can't make your own speaker for le ...more
With a little spare time and and a few items you can find around the house, you can make your own balloon-powered paper car. This is a great and easy DIY project that's perfect for competitive kids. All you'll need to get started is: Cardboard Straws Scotch tape Marker Paper ...more
Got a knack for speeding? Like running red lights? Believe or not, the police have better things to be doing than pulling you over, like catching real criminals. That's why more and more cameras are popping up at known speeding zones and on street corners—so the cops can clean ...more
Whether it's college football, the NFL, basketball, soccer, or baseball, sporting events are prime opportunities to entertain. No matter what the sport, food that's easy to eat is a must. Your guests should be able to mingle, eat, and talk trash... all at the same time! So a m ...more
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
In this video, we learn how to make a ceramic slab plate. First, roll out the ceramic. After this, place the clay on butcher or newspaper and smooth it out with a plastic card. Repeat this on the other side. Next, use a paper template to help cut your design or use a circular ...more
Ceramic plates and platters are simple projects that anyone can master. Learn how to create your own ceramic plates and platters with this free ceramics video series. Part 1 of 8 - How to Make ceramic plates and platters. Make ceramic plates and platters - Part 2 of 8. Click t ...more
I sometimes play on a survival server where griefing is not only allowed, but almost encouraged. Keeping yourself safe and other on their toes is important. :) So, I came up with this simple TNT + pressure plate trap. I know what you are all thinking at the moment. "Aaaw, no ...more
If you've ever been inside of a real laboratory, you probably noticed how expensive the equipment is. You'd never be able to afford even just one of those ultra high-tech machines required to splice genes or split atoms. Even the lesser machines can be prohibitively costly, in ...more
The Chevy Tahoe isn't the most reliable vehicle, bless it's heart, and home maintenance skills are a must if you're going to enjoy owning one. If you're replaced the rear brake backing plates recently and noticed the E-brake not working after that, watch this video to learn wh ...more
Oh, what fun you can have with a little math + a little origami. Bradford Hansen-Smith folds intricate geometric sculptures entirely from paper plates and is kind enough to offer a few HowTo's to get you started. Examples of his work below; scroll all the way down for the How ...more
For most street artists, it takes a considerable amount of time to paint large art installments on the walls of urban structures. The more time it takes, the better chance there is of getting caught, since nearly all of the rogue artwork is slapped on the sides of city and pri ...more
This small but very powerful electrolyzer produces gas that increases the fuel mileage of your car. The elctrolyzer runs on baking soda (4 volts/cell) and produces hydrogen. Electrolyzers in general are machines that uses a direct electric current to drive a chemical reaction ...more
Have a door that won't close? This how to video shows you a simple way to fix sagging door latches by adjusting the striker plate.
Moving soon? Don't know how you'll ever get your possessions packed and moved in one piece? Well, fret no more... Moishe's Guide to Packing will show you the proper way to pack dishes, plates, platters, and bowls. To start out packing these fragile items, you will need to get ...more
I've discovered something in minecraft! Invisible pressure plates!!! Pretty excited!! Video: .
In this how-to video, you will learn how to paint on your ceramic dinner plates. You will need a ceramic paint kit, a soft pencil, masking tape, a porcelain painter pen, scrap paper, scissors, scrap paper, tracing paper, Celtic patterns, and a jar of water. Place the tracing p ...more
This magical electronics tutorial video will teach you how to make a decent sounding speaker from a disposable Styrofoam plate. A Styrofoam plate is, of course, not someone's first thought when they consider speaker materials, but give this one a try. This is an easy and cheap ...more
What's Christmas without a tree topper? To make your own unique tree topper, try this paper plate angel tree topper. Decorate however you like with glitter and markers, and you'll soon have a special tree topper that no one else hads. This is a great project to do with your kids.
Teach your children how to tell time by infusing a fun craft project into your lesson! In this short tutorial hosted by Simple Kid's Crafts, learn how to make an easy paper plate clock for children ages kindergarden and up. Get your kids ahead of the curve through fun and educ ...more
Have some fun while gaining pro Adobe Photoshop skills by embarking on the project featured in this video. You'll learn how to produce a fancy license plate that's snazzy and shiny. To make the plate, you'll be using the text tool, layer effects, and paths. The result is a ve ...more
Food grade gelatin can be used as a printing surface. It is soft and malleable and allows for the transfer of shapes and great detail. You will need gelatin, water, a measuring spoon, a spoon, and a whisk. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelating ...more
With this clip, you'll learn how to generate an eye-catching gold-plated title effect within Adobe After Effects CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blur out a couple of car number plates in a static shot in Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video ...more
Watch this video series to learn how to make authentic Chinese seafood on a sizzling hot plate - just like in a Chinese restaurant. This is a great detailed demonstration of a home recipe, step by step. You can't get this kind of lesson out of a book. Enjoy! Part 1 of 3 - How ...more
Rebecca Robeson shows you how to remember which side of the plate to put the fork, knife and spoon. To set a table the correct way, follow these steps: The word 'fork' has four letters, as does the word 'left'. So, the fork goes on the left. The word 'knife' has five letters, ...more
Want to fix your guitar all by yourself? Check out this tutorial on how to change an electric guitar neck plate. You can save money on labor and have the self satisfaction of replacing your electric guitar neck plate yourself.
Check out this video tutorial on how to streak an agar plate. What's an agar plate? Well, an agar plate is a sterile Petri dish that contains a growth medium (typically agar plus nutrients) used to culture microorganisms. Selective growth compounds may also be added to the med ...more
If you're the kind of person who frequently does science experiments at home, you probably have a hot plate. But if you're more of an occasional amateur scientist (or just don't want to buy one), it's much easier to hack your own. Charlie over on Topologic Oceans came up with ...more
Raid the thrift stores and the hardware stores and turn something that's old and useless into invaluable works of art. Armed with markers and your own artistic skills you can change fussy old dinner plates into something worth eating on. Watch this video to learn more about ho ...more
Watch this video to learn how to change the fascia, or face plate, on your Nokia N95 cell phone with a T5 Screwdriver.
Ever wanted to communicate with another driver on the road, but just didn't know how? Sure, you could flag them down by waving or honking at them, but that assumes that they're in close proximity, that you have a unobscured path, and that they're paying attention. And if you'r ...more
Wet-plate collodion photography is a process that lets you develop a photo onto a piece of glass. It has some neat applications, but it's not a simple process, and most people use a special camera to do it because the silver nitrate used to process usually ends up leaking, whi ...more
The price of TLC plates can add up. See how to make thin-layer chromatography plates (TLC plates) for a few cents each that are as good as commercial TLC plates that sell for a dollar or two each. You can use these home-made TLC plates the same way you'd use chromatography pap ...more
Eight Easy steps to make an effective smoke generator at home. Gather these items: hot plate, round cake pan, pie pan, u-bolt, 4 washers, 4 nuts, and sawdust. Drill holes in the pie pan to vent smoke. Put two holes evenly spaced from the center for the u-bolt. Mount the u-bolt ...more
Make monotypes on a plate made of food grade gelatin. This how-to video shows how to pull an original print and a ghost print. It is fun easy and experimental. Watch this video printmaking tutorial and learn how to make a gelatin plate monotype prints using food-grade gelatin.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Bob Wettermann demonstrates the repair of plated through-hole printed circuit boards.
Quinn shows the entire 19th Century wet plate Collodion process step by step, including a brief history of the process. He talks about taking wet plate "on the road" (mobile photography). Learn how to take pictures using the Collodian method by watching this video photography ...more
This 3ds Max video tutorial will take you through the process of setting up reference plates for precision modeling in Autodesk's 3D Studio Max. So get those Adobe Photoshop reference images ready for 3d Studio Max so you can display those modified photographs. It can be done ...more
Seeing as record players are getting harder to find, here's something useful to do with your records, turn them into serving dishes! What you need to do is get some tin foil, oven safe dishes and of course records. Two different types of dishes can be made, a shallow plate-lik ...more
After the wall frames are standing in position, the bottom wall plate needs to be nailed down into position. Hand concrete nails can be used if the concrete slab is fairly new (less than two weeks old). An explosive nail gun is another option. Watch this video tutorial for a d ...more
How To : Make a Router Table Out of Your Tablesaw Drop Top With an Adjustable Solid Wood Fence, and Solid Wood Fence Plate
Materials 4 - 5" long bolts 4 matching nuts 8 heavy duty flat washers 4 to 6 - 2" taper head screws Longer bolts to mount the router base to a thicker surface. These must match the thread of the original bolts that came with the router. 1 hunk of wood - 1 1/2" thick x 4" wide ...more
Watch this video fromt the Concrete Network to learn proper function and use of the vibratory plate compactor tool for preparing the concrete subgrade before placing the concrete. This is done to provide a stable foundation for the new slab as well as provide drainage.
Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to throw a quick plate. Simply center your clay and create a wide disc before beginning the hole. Pull the lip of the plate out with a sponge. It is important to compress the rim. The most difficult step is to pay attention ...more
Watch this four part series to learn how to make a gelatin plate and print with it. Great printmaking lesson for beginners! Part 1 of 4 - How to Do gelatin plate printing with natural dyes. Part 2 of 4 - How to Do gelatin plate printing with natural dyes. Part 3 of 4 - How t ...more
Sue at Paper Source demonstrates how to decorate a switch plate. Everyone has scrap paper and probably some ugly light switch covers too. Transform a plain cover and add a little bit of flair to your home. Watch this video interior design tutorial and learn how to decorate a l ...more
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this flash animated video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful ...more
Learn how to make a picture light switch plate cover with expert tips and advice on wiring and interior design in this free decorating video series making light switch covers. Part 1 of 25 - How to Make light switch plate covers. Make light switch plate covers - Part 2 of 25. ...more
In this video you will learn how to design how to create a license plate in Adobe Photoshop. To do that that just follow these instructions: Create a new file with 1000x1000 px. Then create a new layer, pick a white color and make a rectangle with the rounded rectangle tool. U ...more
Restaurant City is a Facebook game that allows you to create your own restaurant. Watch this video game tutorial to learn how to auto clean plates with glitches in Restaurant City (06/05/09). you basically just click "redecorate" and save. That's it. Description of the app on ...more
This is my favorite video of all time. Watch this fantastic gentleman teach you how to spin a plate in a whisking motion. Be sure to stay for the out takes. Cracks me up.
Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 47th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to calculate total plate cost for a p ...more
We are visual animals. So when it comes to food, presentation is everything. In deciding what to eat, certain colors and textures instantly turn us off or on. Think of runny sautéed spinach versus a salad of fresh vibrant spinach. Which one would you reach for first? Restaura ...more
Laura and Charles are a thrifty couple to have around in this time of recession. Using old license plates, some rivets and lots of love, they will teach you how to make a license plate mailbox. A simple and easy craft project that could be fun for the whole family, imagine the ...more
Collodion—it's one of those things that you probably never heard of before, but have actually come across many times in life. It's used for all kinds of applications, from photography to special effects, and it even has a few medical uses. So, what exactly is collodion? Photo ...more
Artist Rochelle Toner demonstrates her techniques for working with copper plate etching. This is a great lesson in printmaking.
While most of us have mailboxes from which we receive our deliveries, some of us still have small slits in our front doors known as letter box holes. This allows for the mailman to deliver mail straight into our homes, which is convenient for all intensive purposes. But a let ...more
Fold an origami tea plate. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a tea plat ...more
This After Effects tutorial from Andrew Kramer shows you how to create a 3D title plate with growing elements. You'll be using Evolution to enhance this simple design and control the growth effects. Create a fancy title plate in After Effects CS3. Click through to watch this v ...more
This beautiful flower was created from scratch out of melted silver and gold. In this tutorial, learn how to take that ordinary looking metal and turn it into a gorgeous rose that will definitely impress your partner. Use this rose as a gift or home decor - whatever the use, y ...more