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The Science of Frothing : How to Make Your Own Milk Foam

Once upon a time in America, there was coffee and there was decaf. That's it. No capuccinos. No espressos. And certainly no Starbucks. Coffee was just coffee, something that you bought at a gas station or donut shop. If you made it at home, it was either in a metal pot or inst ...more

How To : Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

Despite being bombarded with so many things to do each day, we still somehow find ourselves in a mid-afternoon lull where there's nothing better to do than stare at the adventures of a piece of lint darting across our computer screen. If you need something fun to do for the n ...more

How To : Make a rubber band powered car with CD wheels

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy car with CD wheels. The materials required for this task are: 2 thread spools, long piece of thing wood, 4 CD's, 2 screws, 2 washers and 2 bolts. Begin by drilling a hole in the spools and 2 holes in the wood. Then place ...more

How To : Make A Cartoon From Your Photo With Photoshop CS4

Here I'm going to show you the most easiest and quickest way to make a cartoon from your photos. the photo can be anything, but must be well focused. so let's start with it. Requirements: 1. Computer with Photoshop installed. 2. Well-focused photo to manipulate. Step by St ...more

How To : Make a potato gun (with a taser)

This video is quite good, but to be fair, one needs more than 10 minutes to really be able to replicate the task. Mounting a taser is somewhat tricky. Watch this tutorial video and make this spud gun or otherwise known as the taser totter! You can use either a taser or a BBQ i ...more

How To : Make a toga using four different methods

If you are going to a toga party or just want to be prepared in case you need to improvise some clothing you will want to know how to tie a toga around yourself. This video will instruct on two ways you can tie a toga for men or for women. Step1 First, you will want to go to ...more

How To : Make People Like You (Even if They Hate You)

Someone does't really like you. I don't know who or where they are, but they exist. If you want to change that, simply ask them to do you a favor. This trick is known as the "Benjamin Franklin Effect." The idea is that when someone who views you unfavorably performs a favor f ...more

How To : Make a tote bag with recycled fabric

The helpful folks over at Threadbanger take today to teach us how to make a tote bag. And not just any tote bag, but one made from recycled material. It's stylish, environmentally conscious, and...actually that's it. Just those two things.

How To : Make a 4-Element Table with PVC Pipe

Now, I know what you're thinking... "I need an extra sexy coffee table that is like no other." OK, Maybe not. Maybe you're thinking, "I need a conversation starter that doesn't have to do with economic injustice, Left/Right political paradigms or health insurance. I need it ...more

How To : Make App Icons the Same Size & Shape on Android

Google's Material Design guidelines have finally brought some consistency to the look and feel of Android apps, bringing most of the user experience on par with what you would see on iOS. However, some developers are still using non-compliant home screen icons, even though Mat ...more

How To : Make a Gmail Notifier in Python

In this article, I'll show you how to make a simple Gmail notifier. Python can do various things in terms of notifications; sending commands to an Arduino unit, playing sounds, opening windows, etc. The code below simply plays some music, but the possibilities of notification ...more

How To : Make Cool Sculptures with PVC Cut-Offs

PVC isn't something you want to send to the landfill. It's not going to do anything good for the ground when it's buried. It is also something you really, REALLY don't want to send to an incinerator. When burned, PVC releases some really nasty chemicals, including hydrochloric ...more

How To : Make an origami paper cube with 6 sheets of paper

Origami is the art of folding paper into cool things. Watch this video to learn how to make an origami paper cube! Start with a full sheet of regular 8.5 by 11 inch paper. Then fold one corner over to make a triangle and a rectangle. Fold the rectangular part of the triangle. ...more

How To : 15 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Crockpot

While crockpots are commonly used for making soups and stews or for slow-cooking meats, they are also surprisingly useful for making other foods that you may not associate with a slow cooker, such as brownies, bread, cheesecake, fruit butters, and even yogurt. For unconventio ...more

How To : Make pipe cleaner butterflies with your kids

Pipe cleaners are for more than just cleaning. They're a perfect craft item that can be used to make a variety of different things, thanks to their flexibility. And that's all you need to make some wonderful, colorful butterflies. A butterfly pipe cleaner is the perfect projec ...more

How To : Make a Fake, Pirate-Worthy Gold Bar on the Cheap

I loved the Gold Rush unit back in third grade. We went up to the American River and panned for gold, and my panning skills balled above all. I got like three tiny pellets. Of course, it was all fool's gold, aka pyrite, but it was still pretty legit. And this was before wearin ...more

How To : Make edible glow in the dark jello

Food and things that glow in the dark don't usually go together, but you can actually make jello that glows under UV light by watching this tutorial. You'll have to use tonic water as one of the ingredients, which is extremely bitter, so don't forget to add sugar or else your ...more

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