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How To : Make a simple and powerful Knex gun

There are an infinite number of things that you can make out of K'nex. A disproportionate, but entertaining, number of these are toy guns. This video features an innovative design for a powerful K'nex (it also has a rubber band in it) gun that shoots small K'nex pieces across ...more

How To : Make a simple (but powerful) rubber-band slingshot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple rubber-band slingshot. First, grab a strip of paper and fold it up in small folds until you reach the top of it. After you do this, fold it up to more times to get the thickest and smallest piece of paper you can get. Now, take y ...more

How To : Make a Simple, But Powerful Pen Gun

In my video below, I’ll be showing you how to make a simple, but powerful pen gun pretty much anywhere you want and with very little effort. You can make this at home, in class, or at the office in no time. You can shoot many projectiles with this DIY pen gun, including ink ca ...more

How To : Setup an Asterisk Server

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing with Asterisk. I have found Asterisk to be extremely powerful and fun to play with. There are several books and many scattered how to articles out there, but most are outdated and the information required to build Asterisk from beginning ...more

How To : Add simple effects to videos using Premiere Pro CS4

This video tutorial for Adobe Premiere CS4 for beginners demonstrates how to add some simple effects to your videos using this powerful video editing program. Included are how to add alpha glow to a video, how to select a keyframe, and how to make videos move from side to side.

How To : Transfer funds in MoneyWell

Transferring money can be quite tricky, but keeping track of it can be even trickier. MoneyWell makes transferring money from one account to another incredibly easy. This video tutorial for beginner users shows you how to work with transfers in the budgeting software. MoneyWe ...more

How To : Start using MoneyWell to manage cash flow

Keeping your money in check can be quite difficult. That's where MoneyWell comes in. This is a video tutorial on getting started with MoneyWell, so watch and learn the basics and see if it's right for you. MoneyWell from No Thirst Software is a personal finance software with ...more

How To : Do the knee strike in street self defense

The knee strike is a very simple but effective maneuver. It is even more powerful if you can get the attacker around the neck and pull his head toward you while doing the knee strike. This is the same science as a car crash. Your attacker won't know what hit him. The same knee ...more

How To : Cut hardened steel with an angle grinder

Hardened steel is a very useful material, but working with it is tough because it is nearly impossible to cut with simple tools. What you really need is an angle grinder, and this video will show you how to use one of the powerful power tools to cut a hardened steel ring.

How To : Optimize your deep web assets for Google

Google is one of the most powerful forces on the Internet, and their technology can be the key to helping you find success in whatever your online endeavor might be, from web design to filmmaking. This video is a part of their Google Webmaster Series, offering help to webmaste ...more

How To : Install and implement the jQuery framework

jQuery is a very powerful Javascript framework that makes making cool website interfaces much easier. This video will introduce you to the basics of using jQuery from installing it on your computer to creating your first simple element. You'll also learn the function methods t ...more

How To : Pop a Car Lock with a Coat Hanger

You've done it, I've done it, almost everyone who owns a car has done it: they've gone an locked themselves out. Well, this good how-to shows how to get back into your older model car with nothing more than a coat hanger. It will requre some trial and error to get it done, but ...more

How To : Make an accordion on your website with jQuery

jQuery is a very powerful and easy-to-use Javascript library that you can use to make websites. If you're here, you probably already know that and want some help doing so. This video will show you how to create a simple accordion in jQuery. An accordion is the part of a websit ...more

How To : Draw the Barack Obama logo using Inkscape

Barack Obama is one of the most powerful, divisive, and above all important men in the world. His logo, largely unseen since his election in 2008, was a monument to simple, effective graphic design. Now you can recreate the iconic logo in Inkscape (the popular free vector grap ...more

How To : Change movie mode settings on the Canon EOS 7D

In video shooting, it's always best to select manual focusing on the Canon OES 7D digital SLR camera. If you need to adjust focus during filming, then you can manually refocus when needed, but there are also powerful autofocus options available. Watch this to see how to change ...more

How To : Use the battery display on the Canon EOS 7D

The new Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera uses a powerful lithium-ion battery called the Canon LP-E6. You can manage your battery's capabilities with the battery display in your camera. See how in this video. Battery Display: • LP-E6 battery with electronic chip for precise rea ...more

How To : Get started using Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to get started using Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Numbers give ...more

How To : Organize your slides in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to organize your slides in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Number ...more

How To : Create and edit shapes in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create and edit shapes in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Numb ...more

How To : Create and edit charts in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create and edit charts in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Numb ...more

How To : Create and edit tables in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create and edit tables in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Numb ...more

How To : Add shadows and reflections in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add shadows and reflections in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. ...more

How To : Crop and compose images in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to crop and compose images using the mask tool in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts ar ...more

How To : Add a transition between slides in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add a transition between slides in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pa ...more

How To : Animate objects on and off slides in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use advanced builds to animate objects on and off slides in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and pa ...more

How To : Set up presenter notes in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to set up presenter notes in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Numb ...more

How To : Use imageSynth plugin for Photoshop

Developed in conjunction with the smart people at Allegorithmic, the imageSynth plug-in is a powerful ally to Adobe Photoshop for anyone wanting to create seamless tiling textures. The plug-in is simple to use and rewards experimentation. See how to get started using imageSynt ...more

How To : Use farmhands and arborists in FarmVille (7/2/10)

This video tutorial shows how to use arborists and farmhands in FarmVille (07/02/10). Farmhands and arborists are two of the most powerful helper tools that you can employ on a large FarmVille farm, allowing you to take care of all of your plants of a particular type with a si ...more

How To : Use lighting for video

Videomaker Associate Editor Tom Skowronski explains how four basic steps can be used to improve the lighting effects for a video and give it a more professional look. - There are four basic steps to improve the quality of the video 1) Camera Controls: Three basic camera contr ...more

How To : Distill your own alcohol

Julia Nolan, an honest to goodness Chemical Engineer, joins us on this week's episode of Systm with an easy way to distill hard liquor. Instead of building (or buying) a complicated still, made of copper and welded together, Julia has a super simple hack for a a standard count ...more

How To : Reassemble your Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Disassemble your Ruger No. 1 Single Shot Rifle

If you own a Ruger firearm, maybe it's about time you learned everything there is to know about it. If you have a Ruger rifle, you might want to know how to take it apart, or how to clean it, or how to put it back together. Ruger is an "arms maker for responsible citizens," so ...more

How To : Clean an SKS Rifle

So you went out and bought an SKS rifle...good for you. In my opinion, there are few rifles that can match the SKS as a personal weapon, whether used for hunting, recreation, or defense. Yes, some people will tell you that your SKS is a piece of outdated junk, and that their $ ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Edit video in QuickTime Pro

While not an ideal video editor, QuickTime Pro can, in a pinch, be a flexible, powerful (and not to mention cheap) expedient. In this how-to, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the simple but powerful tool QuickTime Pro and how it can be used to edit and compile video.

How To : Do a yoga deep breathing exercise

This simple, yet powerful yoga pranayama (breathing exercise), is great for deep breathing, opening up energy pathways and improving your respiratory systems. It is a perfect pranayama for starting out your yoga set with.

How To : Do Pilates mat exercises to increase core strength

This clip presents an overview of a number of simple but powerful mat exercises useful for strengthening your core. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and av ...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 : Manage assets on Brightcove

This video shows you how to upload, encode and organize assets in the console. We have a new, faster and easier way for you to encode and upload content into Brightcove. It's a free desktop application called the Publishpod. If you have a small batch of files you need to uploa ...more

News : VARIOUS WINDOWS ISSUES RESOLVED BELOW...

STANDP'S WINDOWS 7 "ASTON-2" CUSTOMIZED DESKTOP IT ROCKS COMPLETELY!. DEC 07 Computer Backup If you have taken good care of your computer then you know what you have to do to keep it running smoothly. It has to be cleaned regularly so there isn't any dirt and dust on it. It ...more

News : Change from BASH to zsh

Hello fellow Null-Byters today I will be showing you how to change from the simple but powerful BASH system to a more powerful and faster Z - Shell system. This change can be permanent if you want but doesn't have to be, and it is an extremely simple one to perform. Reasons t ...more

Edit on a Dime : Weekly Wrap-Up

We're continuing to deliver editing app tips, tricks and reviews-a-plenty here at Edit on a Dime. Let's look at what we talked about this week: Edit on a Dime: The Week Ahead Magisto: Turn Rambling Video Footage Into a Polished Edit in Only a Few Clicks Snapseed: Can a $5 App ...more

How To : Use NLP anchoring

Here is a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) anchoring technique to help you neutralize negative thoughts and emotions. NLP anchoring is a simple, yet safe and powerful tool for self improvement and growth.

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

How To : Draw a simple tusked elephant (elefante)

This video will show you the step-by-step details to drawing an elephant with tusks. It's a really simple drawing, one easy to follow along to. Elephants are powerful creatures, so capture their strength in your own elephant drawing. "Elefante" is the Spanish translation of el ...more

How To : Make a simple pea shooter with household items

In this clip, learn how to take household items and make a simple pea shooter. Once you've got it assembled, all you have to do is add peas and you're ready to fire! This is a great gun to make because it's surprisingly powerful and is super cheap to assemble. Check it out!

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