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How To : Turn your IPOD to a Remote control

The iPod has become a common household item. With each new release, the iPod comes with more features, a steady progression from music to videos, and now as a phone. But did you know that there's a way to turn your iPod into a remote control? Take a look at this instructional ...more

How To : Set up a Honey Bee CP2 remote control helicopter

Watch this instructional hobby video to properly set up and fly a remote control helicopter. Transmitter switches and servo wires should all be set up this way. Charge the flight pack and you are ready. If you are a beginner, leaving the flybar weights at the outer position wi ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote-control car

So you want to waterproof an RC vehicle, eh? I like the way you think. In this four-part video, you'll learn everything you'll need to know to transform your remote-control car into a submarine car. The first video in the series demonstrates how to waterproof a servo, the next ...more

How To : Wind a motor on a radio remote control

This instructional video demonstrates how to wind a motor for an electric radio remote control. The visual guidelines include written instructions for building a small motor. Part 1 of 2 - How to Wind a motor on a radio remote control. Part 2 of 2 - How to Wind a motor on a r ...more

How To : Set up and modify a remote control helicopter

Watch this instructional hobbies video to setup and modify the Honeybee CP2 and CCPM remote control helicopter. Also, pay attention to some helpful remote control helicopter flying tips. Never fly away until you can hover, because you will never get back without being able to ...more

How To : Make a remote control work with only one battery

Hack your remote control so you only need one battery to run it! All you need is one paper clip to let you complete the circuit between the battery and the hardware on your remote control. It'll run at a lower voltage, so you'll have to be closer to the TV, but it will still w ...more

How To : Anchor an antenna tube to a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows you how to anchor an antenna tube to keep it from falling out. A piece of fuel tubing will solidly affix the antenna to the chassis of the remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to secure an antenna tube to ...more

How To : Speed up a Logitech Harmony remote control

In this video tutorial, we learn a trick for speeding up a standard Logitech Harmony smart remote control. For more information, including a complete overview and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-theatre how-to guide from the folks at CNET.

How To : Use a wireless remote control with a Canon 5D Mark II

Family photos, concert pics, and general events. All valid reasons for a wireless remote control for your Canon 5D Mark II. This tutorial details great, cheap options for use with your DSLR so you can mount your camera wherever you want and control it from wherever you want.

How To : Apply decals to a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how to add decals to your RC vehicle. Decals add a little personalization and decoration to a remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to affix stickers onto the plastic body of an RC car.

How To : Thread an antenna on a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Peter Vieira shows us how to easily thread an antenna with some WD-40. The threading can be tricky, but a little bit of lubrication cane make it go smoother. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to thread an antenna on a remote control car.

How To : Install rear steer onto a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Peter Vieira shows us how to convert your Traxxas TQ3 for rear steer. This will open up new driving and maneuvering possibilities. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to install rear steer into a remote control vehicle.

How To : Oil the engine air filter on a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows how to properly oil your RC engine air filter. An un-oiled filter will decrease the life of the engine on the remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to oil the engine air filter on an RC vehicle.

News : Remote Control Airborne Bomb

For just seventeen bucks you can wreak all sorts of havoc, thanks to online shop The Hobby King: a bomb designed for your remote control plane or helicopter. Gizmodo reviews the weapon: "Though RC bombs aren't exactly a new idea, Quanum's $17 kit seems simple and effective. ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote control car to keep it safe

It's always handy to waterproof your RC car because your toy car is going to tread in a lot of dirty - and sometimes wet - ground. This means that any electric circuitry faces the risk of coming in contact with water and fizzing out. So keep things safe by learning how to wat ...more

HowTo : Remote Control Anything

PopSci breaks down how basic functions of R/C work. Once you've mastered it, the sky is the limit. You can remote control anything. Well, almost anything. "The basic R/C setup consists of a transmitter, a receiver, and several actuators on the receiving end—either servos (ele ...more

News : Remote Control Demolition Derby Illusion

Warnings no one can get physically hurt just very emotional. Remote Control Demolition Derby Demolition derby cars are wired up with remote controls: 3 of the guys nervously strap themselves into each vehicle, whilst the other jackass's feel ecstatic to have hand held remot ...more

How To : Remote control a PC

Are you the go-to guy/girl whenever your friends and family need tech support? You might want to consider installng LogMeIn - remote desktop software. The Lab Rats, Andy Walker and Sean Carruthers, will show you the benefits of LogmeIn software.

How To : Solder brass tubing on a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows how to properly solder brass tubing to make custom bumpers, chasis, roll cages and more. Once you know how to do this, you can do any sort of custom building. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to solder brass tubing on ...more

How To : Adjust the ride height on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to adjust ride height on your buggy. The height can be changed by adjusting the shocks. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to adjust the ride height on an RC car.

How To : Start a nitro engine on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how to properly start a nitro engine. The engine needs to be primed and then started, but be careful not to flood the engine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to start a nitro engine on an RC car.

How To : Fix a hung brush on a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins, shows you how to identify and fix a 'hung brush' in a traditional brushed motor. A mystery stop could be from a hung brush, when the brush of the motor gets clogged with dirt. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to repair a hung ...more

How To : Shorten servo leads on a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how the pros shorten servo leads. Sometimes the servo leads come to long, so trimming them better suits the need. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to shorten servo leads on an RC car.

News : Remote Control Roaches Detect Nukes

Nuclear engineers at Texas A&M have attached radioactivity sensors to the backs of cockroaches, making them remote-controlled. For what purpose? Not necessarily spying, like the cyborg beetles DARPA has developed. Apparently these little suckers are quite well suited for locat ...more

How To : Program a universal remote control

In this instruction videos for operating your home theater, learn how to program and use a universal remote control. A universal remote is a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once: the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish ...more

How To : Use a universal remote control

In this home entertainment video series, learn how to use a universal remote control. A universal remote is just what it sounds like: it’s a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once—like the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite ...more

How To : Counter steer a remote control vehicle

This instructional video demonstrates how to counter steer a remote control vehicle. On two wheel drive remote control vehicles you can retain speed with your vehicle by steering directly into a skid.

How To : Store body clips on a remote control car

Normally a remote control car only comes with four body clips. Body clips tend to get misplaced, or they fall off of the remote control car quite easily. For quick maneuvering, attach extra body clips directly to the body of the car.

How To : Make a remote control work with just one battery

It’s late at night and your remote control runs out of batteries. When you go to replace them you realize you only have one batter left. Now you’ll have the quick fix knowledge to power your remote with just one battery until you can find another. A remote control usually tak ...more

How To : Program an RCA universal remote control

If you want to program an RCA universal remote control, you can follow this professional's advice. Make sure the batteries are in place, and turn on the device you want to control. On the top row of the remote control, there are buttons labeled with the names of different devi ...more

How To : Set gear mesh on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins shows us some open wheeled modified oval cars and also how to properly set gear mesh. The trick to setting gear mesh is a scrap piece of paper. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to set gear mesh on an RC car.

How To : Stop a nitro engine on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin shows you how to stop a nitro engine. Just bump the flywheel with a screwdriver or pinch the fuel line. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to stop a nitro engine on an RC vehicle.

How To : Cut perfect body posts for a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shoes a neat tip on cutting perfect body posts. Most cars come with body posts that are too long, but cutting them can warp the post. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to trim body posts for an RC car.

How To : Use a Samsung Galaxy Device as a TV Remote Control

This video will show you how to use a Samsung Galaxy device as a TV remote control by using an application called WatchOn. First download WatchOn from the playstore then Samsung WatchOn will use the IR blasters of your Galaxy phone to convert it into a remote control. WatchOn ...more

News : Cheat Your Way to 300 (via Remote Control)

This is full blown cheating - no ifs, ands or buts about it. Introducing the RC900, a remote-control bowling ball invented by San Antonio, Texas-based 900 Global. Says Popular Mechanics, "The bowler steers the ball by adjusting the position of a weight screwed onto a threade ...more

News : Remote Control Your Lawn Mower

Time to make those lazy Sunday afternoons even lazier. Instructables member johndavid400 has posted a full HowTo on modding your lawn mower to operate via remote control. " ...How to make your Arduino into an R/C interface that you can use for just about anything requiring re ...more

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