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How To : Make an optical theremin to play music

Watch as Kipkay from MAKE Magazine shows you how to make something really cool for your music skills, with parts from RadioShack. Everybody's heard of them, but nobody has one or knows how to play one... a theremin. You could be the exception as you see how to build your very ...more

How To : DIY a portable handheld Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64. It's the classic video game console and probably houses a bunch of your fond childhood memories. Well, now you can relive those tender moments AND play Super Mario Brothers on the go by hacking your Nintendo 64 just a wee bit. Check out this video to learn how to ...more

How To : Amplify a ukulele

Interested in amplifying your ukulele? Provided your ukulele has an electrical pickup, it's quite easy. And this free video ukulele lesson from Live Ukulele will show you how it's done. To plug in your ‘ukulele you need three things: * An ukulele with a pickup * An instrumen ...more

How To : Make a Mardave Meteor RC car go faster

Take one vintage, British made, 20 year old stock mardave meteor car and stick a 11.1v Li-Po battery up it's jacksey! It almost doubled it's speed and didn't seem to melt anything (although I didn't play with it for long, so if you want to try it yourself use extream caution)!

How To : Use Your Kindle 3 eBook Reader Device from Amazon

According to Amazon.com, Kindle was their best-selling item this year, which means many, if not all of you are playing with a brand new Kindle on Christmas Day. Of all of Amazon's Kindle models, the Kindle 3 (6") will be the most common eReader in everyone's hands, either the ...more

How To : Hack any PSP with a Pandora Battery and MMS

Hacking the PSP requires some unique tools and procedures, including the infamous Pandora Batteries and Magic Memory Sticks. This video will show you how to hack both the fat and slim versions of the PSP with firmware version 5.03 and below. This will allow you to play all sor ...more

How To : Make a PSP Pandora's Battery and MMS with PSPtool

Hacking the PSP is a complicated process, and there has been some demand for a software tool that would make the process easier. This video has that solution. It explains how to use a program called PSPtool to create the magic memory stick and Pandora's battery much more easil ...more

How To : Shop for an eReader

These days, eReaders are everywhere. For die-hard book nerds, eReaders offer the convenience of a full library without having to sacrifice shelf space. Sure, there are the paper buffs who swear that you just can't take an eReader with you into the bathtub, but when's the last ...more

How To : Hack a PSP 3000 or 2000 with ChickHEN R2 5.03

The PSP has never had the software support that it needed to be a really commercially successful system. Since Sony blew it already, you may as well go the extra mile to make this expensive little thing you bought more useful right? This video will teach you how to hack a PSP ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Levitate any object

In this tutorial, we learn how to levitate any object. You will need: four batteries, two empty cans, playing card, and a ball of tin foil to do this trick. To start, you will need to first tape two of the same batteries on the side of each of the cans. Then place the cans on ...more

How To : Replace the internal batter in a Sega Dreamcast

How to change the internal battery in a Sega Dreamcast game console. The system must be played for a minimum of two hours a week to keep the battery fully charged as it only will only charge when the console is turned on but the battery should last up two 20 days after the bat ...more

How To : Make a somersaulting robot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a somersaulting robot. You will need: a gear box, 1.5 v DC motor, battery holder for AA, and a few gem clips. First, glue the gear box onto the battery holder and then glue the motor shaft in. Next, glue the gem clip on the pistons of the ...more

How To : Calibrate and play the Gakken Premium Theremin

MAKE and Collin Cunningham brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. Make Magazine celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. In this Make video tutorial, you'll see how to calibrate and play the Gakken Premium ...more

News : LEGO Robotic Monster Chess

The battery-operated, Bluetooth-controlled pieces use downward-facing sensors to read grids built into the individual squares on the board. They then communicate with the controlling computer to keep track of their location in relation to other pieces. The computer tells each ...more

How To : Throw a Alice in Wonderland mad tea party

With Tim Burton's revival of Alice in Wonderland, throw one of the hottest parties in town with a "mad tea party" themed party. Recreating one of Alice in Wonderland's most famous adventures is a great theme for all kinds of celebrations. Set the scene with these suggestions. ...more

How To : Play "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry on guitar

Learn how to play "Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here: Standard Tuning: Intro/Verse/Chorus: G D Am C Bridge: Em C9 G D You change your mind Like a girl changes clothes Yeah you, PMS Like a bit ...more

TVs Are for Old People : A Guide to Handheld Consoles

Advancements in technology usually lead to the miniaturization of old technologies, and video games are no exception. Since at least 1990, game hardware manufacturers and enterprising DIY electronics enthusiasts have poured their efforts into making full-size video game consol ...more

New Game by Hasbro : Electronic SCRABBLE Flash

Nope, this isn't a flash game version of SCRABBLE. There's already one of those (and a multitude of imitations) for the Apple iPhone, iPod, and Facebook. This is an electronic game, and it's not a "handheld" game like the SCRABBLE Pocket Pogo Touch Screen Game (pictured right) ...more

How To : Sync a Nintendo Wiimote to your Wii

Michael Weisner guides us through syncing a Wiimote with a Wii. You will need a Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii remote to do this. First, you will need to open the front hatch door on the console and you will see a red button, don't press it yet. Now, look at the back of your Wi ...more

A First Look at Call of Juarez : The Cartel

The developing team Techland gets a free pass. Having thoroughly enjoyed their previous title, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, this sequel was bought on day one by good ol' fashion blind faith. After playing for most of today, it's still to early to tell if the game is a mess ...more

HowTo : Shrink Your Nintendo 64 into Mini Handheld Portable

Modder Bacteria presents his iNto64, a mini portable handheld of the classic Nintendo console. The iNto64 features: Official Sony PSone 5? LCD screen 4 amps of battery power yielding a little under 3 hours play time between recharging SuperPad 64 Plus controller Nintendo 64 c ...more

How To : Easily make an electromagnet

Ready to play scientist? This video will show you how to make a cool electro magnet out of a 9 V battery, a 9 V battery connector and parts from a Nokia phone charger. Use a fully charged battery for stronger magnet. Then solder the two parts together and plug in your battery. ...more

How To : Put full free PSP games on your PSP

You can add full iso roms on your PSP to play on the go, for free! This video will demonstrate exactly how to download and enter full free PSP games onto our handheld. Okay this is a tutorial on how to put psp games on your psp. you will need a psp running custom firmware 3.7 ...more

How To : Change the actives pickups battery on a guitar

The guy in the video starts out explaining that, over time, his guitar has started to sound a little funny. He thought maybe it was a cord or wire shorting out, but it turned out to be the battery. He shows us how to change that battery. You are going to need a Philips head sc ...more

How To : Make a speaker out of a tissue box

In an old video posted on YouTube, about how to make a speaker in a tissue box, they got a Kleenex box, foil, motor, and battery. Of course the motor ran off the battery and it made a sound, but there's no way to just plug in the audio jack from your Apple iPhone into the Klee ...more

How To : Replace your iPhone battery

Apple has locked down the iPhone battery, which means that once it can’t hold a charge, you need to send it in. If you’d rather just buy your own battery and replace it yourself, we’ve got your hookup. Nate and I got together to film this this tutorial, which shows how to repl ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/04 - 04/10)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/28 - 04/03)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Extend the life of your iPhone battery

Low battery – two words you never want to hear. Banish them with these tips. You Will Need * An iPhone * A computer with internet access * An external battery extender Step 1. Lock iPhone Lock your iPhone down when you’re not using it. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button ...more

How To : Reset a frozen or crashed iPod

Electronics seem to fail on you at the worst moments, don't they? Luckily, if your iPod freezes, there is a quick and easy fix. Check out this video and learn how to reboot your iPod on the spot and solve many issues. You Will Need • An iPod • A power adapter Step 1: Make s ...more

How To : Install an XBox 360

Congratulations! You're the proud new owner of an Xbox 360. But before you can play, you need to hook it up. You Will Need * An Xbox 360 console * A component HD AV Cable * An HD TV * 2 AA batteries * A wireless controller * A power supply * A power cord * A non-HD TV (option ...more

How To : Decorate your graduation cap

Learn how to decorate your graduation cap. Customizing your graduation cap is a way to stand out among the sea of identical, ill-fitting graduation robes. You Will Need * Time * A crafts store * Money * A needle and thread * And artistic flair * Battery-operated lights Step ...more

How To : Build your K'NEX Starburst Spinner Thrill Ride

K'NEX is one of the most popular construction toys on the market, right next to Lincoln Logs and LEGOs, but what makes K'NEX stand out is the fact that children can build mechanically derived toys. Instead of blocks or little logs, kids use interconnecting plastic rods and con ...more

How To : Make a Simple Touch-Triggered Transistor Relay

In this article, I'll show you how to make a simple touch-triggered switch. This is very useful for various electronic projects, from a simple bedside light to a flat panel touch keyboard. The circuit can vary in switching power depending on the transistors you use. For exampl ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Semiconductor Lasers

I'm back with the third part to my laser weapon series (see part one and two), and I'll be explaining the function, application, and potential of semiconductor lasers, aka laser diodes. Surely, most of you have used a laser pointer at some point. Whether purchased at a dollar ...more

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