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News : Vortex Cannon Demolishes House

Jem Stansfield from BBC's Bang Goes the Theory has "put scientific theory to the test" with his Vortex Cannon. Filmed at 1300-fps, you can see the cannon knock down three different houses made of straw, stick, and brick with an explosive vortex ring. The vortex ring that come ...more

News : Mount Falcon Manor House in Minecraft

Our Minecraft reproduction of the Mount Falcon Manor House in Ballina Ireland. The mansion has a basement, first floor, second floor, and an attic. So far, only the second floor has been (somewhat) finished. We also made a small sewer tunnel that connects to the basement. The ...more

How To : Create Beautiful Houses in Minecraft, Part 2

Part 2 Welcome back! In my last post I talked about the exterior aspects and techniques of building a great looking house, and now we shall focus on the interiors. Interiors There are a few important prerequisites to look at before starting the interiors of a house: The ge ...more

How To : Make a robot out of household items

This do it yourself robot can be made out of many materials you can find around your house. You'll need a few special non household items, such as an arduino and a class 3 laser. However, once you assemble everything correctly, you can make a sentry robot inspired by the robot ...more

HowTo : Build a Robot That Will Clean Your House

Cheaper (and perhaps cuter) than a maid, the simple scrub bot is easy and cheap to make: "This state of the art cleaning robot is great at polishing floors and shining glass tables (provided that you soap it up first). It also disperses small particulates evenly across your f ...more

How To : Turn Your House Lights On & Off Using the Internet

Haven't you ever wanted to live in a futuristic home? I think that homes are headed towards an era where they will be controlled by our computers and smartphones. No longer will you have to find your keys to unlock your door, or wait until you get home to monitor your security ...more

How To : Make musical instruments from household items

This SUPER cool video shows how to make some fantastic percussion instruments out of items you can easily find around your house, or for cheap around your neighborhood. From plastic pails, PVC pipes, tin cans, buckets, 45 gallon drums and more. This video is short, but very in ...more

How To : Origami a 3d house Japanese style

Click on Chapter 2 for the whole tutorial. Fold an origami 3d house. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated sli ...more

How To : Fix a bathtub drain stopper with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a bathtub drain stopper. Steps: 1. Remove the two screws holding the trip lever plate to the tub wall. Put screws in safe place, so they don’t fall down the drain. 2. Grasp the trip lever plate and carefully pull out t ...more

How To : Find the Sunset House by Mourningwood in Fable 3

Trying to get to the Sunset House region in Fable 3? It's one of the coolest environments in the game, a bonus house, which take some puzzle solving skills to unlock. The Sunset House is a really difficult find and only becomes available after you have become King or Queen in ...more

How To : Draw a house like an architect's blueprint

Design your dream home! Starting from the basic idea of a house, this series of videos shows you how to draw the layout of a house as if you were an architect. Draw walls, windows, doors and large furniture to make sure you've gotten all your details correct. Part 1 of 6 - How ...more

How To : Assemble graham cracker gingerbread houses

Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video ...more

How To : Build an ultra modern house in Sims 3

Want your sims to live in an ultra modern home? This tutorial focuses mostly on the interior construction and design, and shows you how to create a high tech and ultra modern look for your next Sims 3 sims to live in.

How To : Make a house out of 750 matchsticks

Print out and build the house out of paper first and then glue on 750 matchsticks to craft this masterpiece. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a little house out of matchsticks.

How To : Make 9 volt LED flashlights using household items

In this clip, learn how to make super powerful 9 volt LED flashlights using things you most likely already have around the house. You will make these mini-lights out of things like batteries and scrap wires. So, dig around in your garage and see what you can find to get starte ...more

How To : Produce a 3D house/building model using Maya

Autodesk Maya, affectionately known as just Maya to its users, is a 3D computer graphics software that makes it easy to create impressive, realistic models of real-life - or imagined - objects. Super useful for graphic designers, film makers and web designers, the program is o ...more

How To : Model a realistic house using Maya

Whether you're a Maya (AKA Autodesk Maya) beginner or seasoned veteran, modeling a realistic house using the 3D graphic design software is a great course on how to use your vectors and a variety of Maya tools. Whether you are an interior designer, architect or are just trying ...more

How To : Build a beach house in Minecraft

In this two part tutorial, you will learn how to build a beach house from scratch in Minecraft. You will need wooden planks, wooden slabs, glass, fence, wooden stairs, levers, doors, pistons, and redstone torches. Once you have all of your resources, you can construct a beauti ...more

How To : Draw a house in perspective

Without perspective, drawings would never look realistic and would instead be flat, remedial depictions of reality. Luckily, the discovery of perspective during the Renaissance lets us simulate reality if we know the mathematical principles behind it. Check out this drawing t ...more

How To : Roof a house

In this online video series, learn from roofing expert Tom Shean how to roof a house using metal roofing tiles. Tom will demonstrate, step by step, how to frame for and install metal roof tiles. Learn from our expert how to install roof battens, how to frame roof valleys, how ...more

How To : Make holiday candy cane exterior house decorations

"Twas the week before Christmas and all around the house, no decorations were outside, my wife called me a louse. The columns though pretty, were tall, white and bare, it soon became clear that candy canes should be there." Check out this holiday video to see how to make holi ...more

How To : Troubleshoot a leaky shower with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to troubleshoot a leaky shower. Steps: 1. Cover shower drain with rag to prevent dropped screws from falling down the drain. 2. Remove handle from shower valve. 3. Unscrew escutcheon plate from the shower valve. 4. Inspect rea ...more

How To : Model a house from an image in SketchUp 6

You don't have to have an authentic 2-dimensional CAD drawing to model a house or building in SketchUp, all you really need is a floor plan or good image. If you don't have a CAD drawing to use to create your SketchUp model, learn how you can take an image of any floor plan an ...more

How To : Reshingle a roof with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to reshingle a roof. Steps: 1. Pry off old roof shingles with pitch fork. 2. Nail down loose roof sheathing to rafters. 3. Cover roof deck with 30-pound felt underlayment; staple felt every 6 to 8 inches. 4. Nail drip-edge fla ...more

How To : Prevent Cats from Peeing Outside Your House

A lot of people have problems with their cats urinating inside the house, leaving behind the retched odor of cat pee. Others get frustrated when feral or stray cats pee on their porch, patio, or anywhere else outside of their house, as it's not the most welcoming odor when gue ...more

News : Massive Pickup Truck Fits Entire House Inside

Amazing clip from Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld television series, which aired on the BBC back in the mid '90s. Seikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates created this incredible monster, which was modeled after the '50s era Dodge Power Wagon. Says Carscoop, ...more

News : World's Most Magical Treehouses

What is it about the fantasy of the treehouse? Escapism. Other worldly, bird-like elevation. Beauty and peacefulness. Backwoods simplicity (although in some cases, truly elaborate works of fine architecture). Whatever the draw is, I'm dying to have my own treehouse in the wood ...more

How To : Make a hobbit house for LOTR game or diorama

This video shows how to make a small scale Hobbit's hole. This example is for the Lord of the Rings game, but you can use this in your dioramas too. Use a yogurt container, a piece of board, and then decorate it however you want. Watch this instructional video and learn how to ...more

News : 3 Million Brick Lego House - Demolished

With many internet/Lego nerds anxiously awaiting the completion of the world's first full size Lego House, Barnaby Gunning Architects and British TV personality, James May, finally unveiled the finished product this past Friday. The house (was) 100% Lego, "including a working ...more

How To : Build a dog house

Ace Hardware guides you through the building of a dog house. Learn how to measure and cut wood to build a dog house. You may want to adjust the measurements if your dog is bigger or smaller than average. Build a dog house. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com

DIY of The Decade : Pixar's UP House Comes to Life

Truly spectacular and one the most breathtaking DIY endeavors to grace the front page of WonderHowTo, a recreation of Pixar's UP house was launched to an altitude of 10,000 feet in a private airfield near Los Angeles this past week. The project was executed by a team of engine ...more

How To : Make a little house pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little house pop-up card. First, draw a cute little house on a flat plain with trees around it, then decorate the house! After this, fold it in half so the house shows on the outside and cut the paper along the roof and on the bottom, n ...more

News : FarmVille Haunted House

On your farm Once you get your frame, you will need 8 of each building material (nails, bricks and boards) to build your Haunted House frame. There are 3 stages of expansion for this constructible building. - Photo from the Farmville Blog When the initial stage is built, yo ...more

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