Planning on getting the iPhone 5, but want to keep your SIM card? The new nano-SIMs that manufacturers are adopting will be even smaller than the micro-SIMs that most of us currently use. It's fairly easy to cut a regular SIM down to a micro-SIM, but because the nano-SIM will ...more
Video: . Learn how to make magic water proof sand! This stuff is amazing and fun for the whole family!
No matter if you've used one or not, you've got to admit that 3D printers are pretty darn awesome, especially the self-replicating ones that extrude molten plastic and the shoebox-sized versions that use mesmerizing stereolithography to build tiny objects layer by layer. But w ...more
Photoshop is a great computer software program designed to help people manipulate images and text. Learn a few easy steps for creating sand text from a Photoshop expert in this free video series. Part 1 of 12 - How to Photoshop sand text. Photoshop sand text - Part 2 of 12. Cl ...more
If you don't know what you're doing, sanding a deck can be many hours of back-breaking work. But in this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com demonstrates how to use a floor sander. By using a floor sander correctly, sanding a floor can be a much simpler process.
If you love playing those WarCraft and StarCraft strategy games on your PC, chances are you've also heard of a game called League of Legends. In fact, League of Legends was originally inspired by the Defense of the Ancients map, commonly referred to as DotA, in WarCraft III: ...more
We have all seen the magic sand that appears to be waterproof. Finally you can make it at home for cheap.
If you're looking for a big boom in Minecraft 1.8, try building one of these cannons. The first part of the tutorial will show you how to build a vertical TNT cannon that can create a huge explosion. The second part of the tutorial showcases the creation of a sand or gravel ca ...more
If you've lived in your house for a number of years, chances are you got yourself a drywall patch, which when sanded, will create a lot of dust in the room. Watch this video tutorial from home improvement expert Danny Lipford to see how to sand a drywall patch with a wet spong ...more
In this thorough 30 minute video tutorial, Donnie Smith shows you a method of repairing a minor dent on a car with body filler and also shows you how to block sand the filler. For the novice who wants to learn more about car maintenance, this is the perfect tutorial.
Wet sanding is a process used to remove some of the finish from a car's paint job. This instructional series of videos will show you how to wet sand your car. Pretty soon, you'll be an automotive expert and wet sanding like a pro. Part 1 of 5 - How to Wetsand your car. Part 2 ...more
This video will show you how to connect your above ground pool vacuum and hose to the sand filter on your swimming pool. Video: .
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has just come out in theaters, with Jake Gyllenhaal starring, but don't think for a second that the new Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands video game out now is because of the movie. The Prince of Persia video game series has been around ...more
If you collect old guns then you probably know the pain that looking at a worn-out dirty gun can send through the heart. If you've got an old rifle that could use some TLC, watch this video for a complete guide to refinishing the stock on a rifle. It covers cleaning the stock, ...more
Handy tip, to release your car from slipping sand. Release tire pressure 40-50% to free car.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to paint sand. Users will need a palette knife and paint brush. The colors needed for the sand are: iron oxide, pure white, burnt umber and burnt salmon. Collect all 4 colors on the palette knife and apply it lightly onto the canvas. I ...more
Final Touch TV shows viewers how to remove scratches from the car with wet sanding. This is for fine scratches that may be on your vehicle. First, you need to use 3,000 grit sand paper with a block and scuff up the clear coat first with this. You should dip your block in some ...more
Incredible. There's a type of sand (found only on the small Okinawan island of Iriomote) in which each grain resembles a tiny star. And I never would have known, if it hadn't been for blogger Jason Kottke's pal Mouser. Mouser collects sand from all around the world, and then d ...more
Before painting your vehicle, you'll want to sand down the primer coat. This automotive video will show you how to block-sand the primer to prepare you for the actual paint job. It's actually a pretty simple step in auto painting. In this video we are demonstrating how to blo ...more
In the world of developers, a "sandbox game" is video game where players are free to "roam a virtual world and change any factor at will"; these types of games demand creativity on the player's part, with no linear/"correct" way to play. Players are typically given infinite l ...more
It's not a new technique in the auto body industry, but cutting and polishing is a great way to smooth out your paint job. This two-part video will show you the process of sanding and polishing your auto paint. The first video shows you the steps for sanding the painted surfac ...more
Need a smooth, polished, and glossy surfaced piece of acrylic for your next project? Then check out this video for a handy guide on how to sand, cut, and polish Perspex, a type of acrylic, for a high-gloss finish. Perspex is thick and difficult to work with, but this video wil ...more
It's time for a 'science is fun' video! Bar magnets put in a DVD case show how combined magnetic fields can be used to hold another magnetic object in place, even when it's an inch or so away from the actual magnet. You can even get mangnetic sand (iron, etc.) from the beach!
Stuck in the Sands of Time? Fear not, son of Shahraman: This exhaustive, thirty-part guide presents a complete walkthrough of the fourth installment of Ubisoft's perennially popular Prince of Persia – from the opening cutscenes to the final showdown with the Vizier. The guide ...more
In this new 3D Studio Max tutorial from Max Cookie, you'll see how to use the Prime Focus Krakatoa plug-in. Specifically, you'll see how to create a volume, how to pick an animated mesh, and then how to make a good setup to create a basic sand creature. Whether you're new to A ...more
When wet sand along the water's edge at the beach is stepped on, it becomes partially dry in a small area surrounding one's foot. The dry patch is evident as the thin reflective film of water at the surface surrounding your foot is no longer there and has instead been drawn in ...more
Magic Sand will retain it's shape when poured into water and then when the water is poured off, the sand will still be dry. I bet you 3M never imagined Scotch guard could be used for something like this! A great project for the kids (or those of you who are really just grown-u ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to create dissolving text-to-sand transitions with Trapcode Form within Adobe After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint you ...more
In this next tutorial, you're going to want to make sure you have plenty of time on your hands. That's because this boss battle is pretty long. You'll be going one on one with the sand boss Stygian. He's a giant, ugly worm that takes some time to defeat. On top of him, you;ll ...more
Use Adobe Photoshop to create text with a sand-like texture, using the same displacement effect design pros use to blend text or objects seamlessly into picture backgrounds.
A beach ornament can be made by filling a clear Christmas ornament with red confetti, small sea shells and a bit of sand or glitter. Create a beach-themed ornament for the Christmas tree with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.
In this Bryce 5 video tutorial you will learn how to create footprints in sand. Learn how to use Photoshop to create footprints, and then import the image as image height map in Bryce 5. You will then be shown how to edit terrain, apply edits, and create footprints! Make sure ...more
Sand traps are one of the most infuriating parts of a golf course, with only water traps taking the lead as most annoying. But, with the help of professional golfer Dan Davis of Thousand Hills, sand traps will no longer be a problem for you. Check out the video to get some pro ...more
Ned Gorski shows you how to sand the edges of fireworks tubes after they've been cut. This is an important step in building your own fireworks and pyrotechnics at home. This is a great lesson in explosives from SkyLighter.com.
How to build a sandbox / sandpit using pallet wood. Using pallet wood is a really easy way to make a sandbox / sandpit and to top things off they're free! This is another one of my reclaimed wood projects that was a heap of fun to make. Like all pallet projects, it is a good i ...more
This video speaks to everyone who has ever bought anything online, or in fact, anyone who has ever bought anything period. How do you know what you're getting is genuine? Is it a fake product? Is it stolen goods? Is it impure? Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage ...more
Woodturning is the process for making items, like bowls, out of wood. Learn how to turn and sand a bowl from a woodturning specialist in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Woodturn and sand a bowl. Woodturn and sand a bowl - Part 2 of 16. Click through to wat ...more
This video tutorial is in the Autos, Motorcycles & Planes category which will show you how to block sand body filler using hand bricks for a car. First repair the dent and apply the body filler. Blocks come in different sizes. Normally you would like to use the biggest block d ...more
Examples of different techniques for sanding resin by Cindy at Resin Obsession.
The belt sander is the king of all sanding systems. This Home & Garden how to video demonstrates the proper operation and use of the belt sander for sanding wood. Remodeling your home doesn't have to be such a daunting task once you've learned how to use a belt sander.
This video explains how to set up an Aqua Sand gift box. The first step is to place the mold into the tank, and then fill with water. With a half-full bottle of Aqua Sand, by placing the nozzle face-down to the bottom of the tank and lifting upwards, you are able to create col ...more
This clip shows you how to wash and rinse sand from a fish tank or aquarium. Get a big tub, put your sand in there with a hose. Blast on high pressure to make your aquarium or fish tank clean.
The Amazing Spider-Man is off to find the next fragment. His trail has lead him to an old mining town filled with sand, sounds like the result is going to be obvious, right? Spidey finds the fragment, but Sandman has already gotten control of it and old Flint is looking to mak ...more
This video shows you how to use a sand rake to maintain your aquarium. Pick up fish poop and get rid of algae with a sand rake.
Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she ha ...more
In order to carve a Mexican Sand Palm, in order to make your own tiki, you will need the following: safety equipment, a sanding block, several different grits of sand paper, and electric sander. Put on your safety equipment: a respirator mask and goggles. Load the sand paper ...more
Sand isn't just for building castles by the beach or shoveling around the sandbox—you can use it to make beautiful, colorful artwork too!
Can you solve the mystery of the sands? The Magic Sand Wand puzzle is a clear acrylic wand, partially filled with brightly colored sand, and containing a silver ball. All you have to do is get the ball from one end of the wand to the other. Sound easy? Don't be to sure! This ...more
See how to create a complex falling sand Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software, new to the Krakota plugin or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more ...more
Summer is right on the horizon, and that means lots of outdoor barbacues and picnics out on the beach, the warm breeze blowing in your hair and the sand wiggling between your toes. Prep an unforgettable beach meal by watching this episode of Sandra Lee's "Semi-Homemade," wher ...more
The ukelele is a great little instrument that is easy to learn, sounds good, and is portable. How much better could it be? They work especially well for covering pop songs, since they're very simple and catchy, which is the essence of the ukelele. This video will teach you how ...more
Before you grout a floor, take the time to be sure that you really know what you're doing. Mistakes you make now can come back to haunt you later. A lot of people try to use wall grout, for instance, which doesn't work well and eventually cracks. What you really want top use i ...more
In order to sand and repair drywall, you will need the following: 100 grit sanding sponge. After you have applied mud to the walls evenly, you will need to sand the walls until they are smooth. Hopefully, you minimized or mitigated most of the need for sanding in the applicati ...more
Make a DIY wood sanding block for smooth surfacing with help from this video tutorial hosted by the can-do man, Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing toilets, to patching holes in your walls... If it ...more
This video will show you how to use the different settings to backwash and clean your above ground pool sand filter. Video: .
How to properly use an edge sander; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on precision sanding tools in this free woodworking video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use an edge sander. Use an edge sander - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on exp ...more
Hardwood floors in older homes can be hidden treasures. You may not realize it, but under the dark finish, scuffs and scratches is probably a beautiful hardwood floor just waiting to shine through. Sanding off the old finish gives you a chance to get down to the bare wood and ...more
This video is a demonstration of tying the EZ Shape Sparkle Body Sand Eel Fly. EZ Shape Sparkle Body can be used to make a variety of baitfish, shrimp and crab flies. This sand eel fly is great for fly fishing for striped bass, bluefish, weakfish (sea trout), redfish/drum, flu ...more
This video describes how to improve one's skill when performing home based projects with wood which is a useful skill if one wants to build a table, chair or even a box. In this video one will learn how to sink a nail, cover the hole and leave a sanded finish. For example it i ...more
In this tutorial video, pro artists show how to build a sandcastle in one hour. This sandcastle is going to be a great one.