Scale Building

How To : Build a 2/5th scale M60 tank

This instructional video series is on how to build any type of 2/5th (40%) scale, fully functional tank. The specific model demonstrated is the M60 Patton. An MBT. A destructive force. If you have any questions about your backyard tank build, please address them to "Dave's Tan ...more

How To : Build basic scales and chords on the banjo

David Cavage shows you the basic building of scales and chords on the 5-string banjo, and he shows some exercises afterwards. This is a 7-part tutorial, lessons 74-80. For more instructional banjo videos, search WonderHowTo for musicmoose. Part 1 of 7 - How to Build basic sca ...more

How To : Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank

This is an instructional video on how to build a massive, fully-functioning model of a Sherman Tank. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank. Part 2 of 5 - How to Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank. Part 3 of 5 - How to Build a 2.5 scale sherman tank. Part 4 of 5 - ...more

How To : Build a G major scale on an open G string

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play a G major scale and build on an open G string. Building a G major scale on the open G string is a good exercise to play to help improve your guitar skills. This short lesson is great for advanced beginners wh ...more

News : Build a 2/5 scale Sherman tank

Let me be clear. I don't like this guy. I love him. Genius does not begin to describe this Vietnam Veteran from Perth Australia. Patient. Clear. Revelatory. Step by step. Generous. This is one of my very favorite how-to videos in our solar system. I doubt many will watch all ...more

How To : Make 15mm scale miniatures

This video provides an introduction to building 15mm scale buildings for Warhammer or miniature dioramas. Simulate roofing shingles and with small pieces of cardboard. Create a haunted scene with real spider webs. Preserve tiny spider webs with a protective spray or make minia ...more

How To : Create and build chords on the guitar

For beginners, you may learn a few basic chords here and there, but somewhere in your mind you must think about why do these chords sound like this, why is this an A chord and this a G chord? Well, wonder no more! In this video you will learn how the construction of a chord wo ...more

How To : Develop a perfect pull-up so you can save yourself

Many, many Americans cannot do a single pull-up. That is just the state of our society. And it means that these people, if faced with a survival situation where they are dangling for a ledge or need to scale a building, are less likely to survive than they could be. This video ...more

How To : Play the blues for beginners

Are you piano neophyte frustrated with your scale drills and constant replay of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"? Learn how to play the blues - no joke - by watching this video. Built exclusively for beginners, this tutorial teaches you how to start jiving with some fun blues ri ...more

How To : Build and use hospitals in Dwarf Fortress 2010

This video will show you how to build and use hospitals to take care of your dwarves in Dwarf Fortress 2010. It also discusses what happens when you abandon and then reclaim your fortress. Slaves of Arnok II: Dwarf Fortress, or Dwarf Fortress as it is more commonly known, is ...more

How To : Scale and rotate components in Maya 8.5

Check out this two-part video tutorial on learning some components and polyprimitives of vertices in Autodesk Maya 8.5. You'll get the best info on geometry for 3D animation in this 3D modeling video. See how to scale, rotate, and move vertices of your built animated character ...more

How To : Build and use machinery safely in Dwarf Fortress

Late in the Dwarf Fortress game building machinery can allow you to pump water around the map and power mill stones to make more advanced food. This video will show you how to build and use machines safely, without destroying your fortress and the lives of your dwarves. Slave ...more

How To : Build a wormery

If you don't have room for a full-scale compost heap, you can always employ the services of some worms. In this handy vermiculture how-to, you'll learn how to build your very own wormery. Many of us have made our houses more eco-friendly but lack the knowledge to make our law ...more

How To : Make your own animated flip book

Why make a flip book? Because all animation – even stick-figure Flash animation and multilayered, highly technical 3-D effects – is built on, and can benefit from, the basics of the craft first developed by artists working at the beginning of the last century. And while fancy ...more

How To : Troubleshoot central heating problems

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to troubleshoot central heating problems. Step 1: If you have no heat at all, check that the thermostat hasn't been set too low. The boiler will only work if the heating has been set higher than room temperature. There may also be a prob ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Hand lay scaled model railroad turnouts

Need a new hobby? How about railroad modeling? You can turn a full sized train and rail transport into a scaled model for you to enjoy. Model railroading is a hobby that requires attention to detail, so no slackers here, please. Watch this video tutorial to see how to hand la ...more

How To : Create an Epic Build in Minecraft

Minecraft is not just a game. It is a creative tool. Over the past year and a half countless epic builds, servers, and community projects have been undertaken. I'm sure some of you have seen the one-to-one scale recreation of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek or the epic ...more

How To : Play the dorian mode on the piano

Nate Bosch teach us about the second mode of the major scale called ,,The Dorian Mode". On a C major scale he gonna play the notes found on that scale but starting from the second note of the scale called the second mode of the Dorian mode, playing all the notes starting from ...more

HowTo : Build a Papercraft NSX Super GT Race Car

Is your love of race cars exceeded only by your love of elaborate papercraft? Do you have easy access to industrial-size printers and a surfeit of clean cardboard? If you answered yes to all of the above, odds are you're the Seiko Epson printer corporation, who recently set ab ...more

How To : Understand piano scales

Nate Bosch with Piano Lessons demonstrates how to understand piano scales. A scale is a succession of notes played after each other. Scales can be major or minor and can have different modes. A scale is important because it helps define a key and helps to build chords in songs ...more

How To : Practice your finger speed on the piano

This video teaches how to build up finger speed on the piano. First they start off with simple exercises. The five note scale starts with middle C, and plays the five notes up to G and back down. The key to building up speed is to start off slow. Make sure all of the keys are ...more

How To : Build piano chords

In this brief video tutorial sponsored by Pianolessons.com, the host Nate boss talks about building basic Triads. A Basic Triad is a three note cord that you can build around the notes of a scale, as demonstrated. He shows you G major, C major, a major, and many other chords t ...more

How To : Build guitar chords

This is instructional guitar video that shows you how to build chords on your guitar fretboard using music theory. Check out this simple guide to chord theory on the guitar, using the D major scale as a basis for creating chords from notes of the scale. No guitar playing in th ...more

How To : Play the phrygian mode on the piano

Nate Bosch with Piano Lessons demonstrates how to play the phrygian mode on a piano. The phyrgian mode is the third mode of the major scale. Take the C major scale. The phyrgian mode will start on the third note of that scale, which is E, and contain the same notes as the C ma ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/06 - 06/12)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

News : Greek theater at Epidaurus

Here is our entry for the Greek building contest. It is a model of the theater at Epidaurus. Here are our favorite images and descriptions out of those we used to build it: 1 2 3 4 And here are just a few screenshots. (I promised myself not to get too carried away with signs ...more

How To : Build a fridge out of Legos

If you're building a house model, or if you're just looking for a quick and fun model to make, give the refrigerator a try! With a full swinging door, it's made to size so any minifigure will have access to it with a believable scale. In this video you will get a glimpse of ea ...more

News : Hobbyist Builds World's Tiniest Engines

Jim Moyer builds tiny engines, with as much attention to detail and craftsmanship as some of our other favorite hobbyists (check out obsessive model airplanes and teeny tiny weapons). The engine demonstrated in the first video below is supposedly the smallest V-8 engine in the ...more

How To : Play the mixolydian mode on the piano

In this how to video, you will learn how to play the Mixolydian piano mode. For this example, the C major scale will be played. The 5th mode of this scale starts on the G note. From these modes, 7th chords can be built. You can build 7th chords by skipping every other note on ...more

How To : Make a Programmable Piano in Minecraft

There are many impressive accomplishments in Minecraft, too many to name in fact. Sprawling builds, complex machines, and massive servers are the hallmark of Minecraft and things keep getting bigger and better. No one doubts the epic scale Minecraft has reached, but every once ...more

News : Zipper Motorboat "Unzips" the Ocean

Evocative of master Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, Japanese artist Yasuhiro Suzuki built a motorboat facsimile of a massively scaled zipper pull. From an aerial view, it's parting stream resembles a parting zipper. Absurdly fun. Previously, Soft and Squishy Sculptures.

How To : Use the Rotation Trick in Second Life

This is a tutorial on the Rotation Trick in Second Life. The Rotation Trick can be used to create large circular structures fast. A scaled down version of a 70 Meter learning center is built in Second Life to demonstrate the Rotation Trick procedure. This tutorial was created ...more

How To : Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

What should you do in case of a major zombie outbreak? Many of the best survival techniques follow the same logic as to how you should prepare for major natural disasters; stock up on food and medical supplies, have an escape route, and form a community of people you can work ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Flashlamp Lasers

In my second article of the laser weapon series (see the first part here on CO2 lasers), I'll be expanding on the potential of pulsed lasers. I'm sure most everyone has seen those green and red laser pulses on Star Wars. Theoretically, those lasers could be built using a conc ...more

How To : Make the Terran barracks from StarCraft with Legos

When you're building with Lego, you want to try to mix it up a little bit every once in a while. And if you're a big fan of StarCraft wouldn't it be awesome if you could make your own base out of Legos!? Well, let's start with the basics, you're gonna need a barracks if you're ...more

How To : Build your own set of graffiti lettering

Drawing graffiti letters can be done in hundreds of different ways, but drawing on graph paper helps the letters stay to scale, and using a brush pen creates a flared effect. Draw a few different types of graffiti letters with a demonstration from an experienced artist and art ...more

How To : Warm up your voice properly before singing

Not sure how to properly warm up your voice before belting a tune? Learn the right way to warm up your voice so you can surprise friends without setting off the neighborhood dogs. You Will Need: • Discipline • A healthy diet • Breathing exercises • Lots of water Step 1: ...more

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