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How To : Mount a quilt top

These two quilting how to videos demonstrate the proper way to mount a quilt top. Watch and learn as our host shows you tips and tricks not only for mounting the quilt top but for quilting in general. Part 1 of 2 - How to Mount a quilt top. Part 2 of 2 - How to Mount a quilt ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Installl a stair handrail with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a handrail. Steps: 1 Stand 4-foot level on first step and hold it plumb. 2 Mark the level where it meets top of second step. 3 Calculate height of handrail and mounting brackets; mark bracket height on level. 4 Use ...more

How To : Build a MAME bar-top arcade cabinet for under $100

Part of the process is to create plans to follow when making the cabinet for the arcade game. when cutting the wood you need to allow for the 1/8th of an inch that the band saw will be cutting. You will also need a piece of plexi glass to give the game an authentic feel, spray ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 13" MacBook Pro (2009)

To install a hard drive in a 13" (13 inch) Macbook Pro laptop computer released in 2009 you will make sure to first transfer all data off the drive then discharge any static electricity from your hands making sure your are in a static free work environment. Next you will remov ...more

How To : Install shelves in your closet

Installing shelves in a closet turns dead space into useful storage. You Will Need: * A tape measure * Shelving * Studfinder (optional) * A pencil (optional) * Leveler (optional) * Brackets (optional) * Drill and bits (optional) * Wall anchors (optional) * Screws (optional) ...more

How To : Build a mini fume extractor

Materials needed: Altoid mint tin, 9 volt batter and connector, switch, 7812 voltage regulator, 12 volt computer fan, carbon filter and 2 pieces of screen. Wire the battery connectors. Solder all of the following: Negative connector to the switch, wire to the switch, ground wi ...more

How To : Make a car-mounted rocket launcher prop for a film

Do you want to make your own action movies? Do you feel like your artistic vision would be enhanced by having a car with a rocket launcher on top of it in the film? You aren't alone. This video will show you how to make a car-mounted rocket launcher for $20 dollars out of simp ...more

How To : Add music from your computer to your Droid

In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to add music from your computer to your Droid. Connect the USB cord to the device and connect the other end to your computer. Now go to the top and scroll down the notifications and click on ‘USB connected’. It will ask ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Install the Zacuto EVF mount on the RED ONE Camera

This EVF mount is the mount all RED users have been waiting for. It is inexpensive, adjustable and will not loosen. This simple three hundred dollar mount is a great addition to any RED ONE camera setup. This video will show you how to install the Zacuto EVF mount on the RED O ...more

How To : Replace a space bar on a Dell laptop keyboard

Is the spacebar on your keyboard out of whack? This simple video will show you how to re-seat it in less than two minutes. Start by using your fingers (or a small screwdriver or spudger if needed) to gently pry up along the top of the spacebar, working from one direction to an ...more

How To : Unclog a drain without Drano

This video details the procedure for unclogging a drain without the use of drain clearing chemicals. This procedure is intended to be used in the event of a drain being clogged with hair. A tool for this task would be a wire hanger, modified to have the bottom removed, and two ...more

How To : Organize your kitchen

Learn how to organize your kitchen. You might cook more if your kitchen weren’t so cluttered. Okay, maybe not. But, still—wouldn’t it be nice to have an organized cooking space? You Will Need * An ability to part with things you don’t need * Baskets * Compartmentalized draw ...more

News : Down the Commode

Okay, I discovered (while googling a photo for such a thing) AFTER conceiving this idea for this prank that there was actually a mammoth-sized inflatable toilet- that we would need for this skit- shown in the Kate Winslet/Hugh Jackman movie, "Flushed Away" (which I have never ...more

News : James Cameron to Shoot Alien Lifeforms in 3D

How do you top a movie like Avatar? James Cameron's recent release pioneered in 3D technology, and was the first film to gross more than $2 billion, as well as being the highest grossing 3D movie of all time. What do you do after wrapping up a project like that? Well, Cameron' ...more

How To : Choose and place a fire extinguisher

Bob and Leslie of the Washington Township Fire Department demonstrate how to choose the right fire extinguisher for your home. Fire extinguishers come in a large range of sizes so be sure to choose one that you can easily handle. If it’s too heavy you won’t be able to use it p ...more

How To : Saddle a horse, English style

Whether you are out hunting or thinking about joining a derby, you will need to learn to ride a horse first. Before you can ride, you need to saddle the horse. Check out this tutorial for information on how to saddle your pony English style, and then head out and find yourself ...more

How To : Use Sephadex gel filtration for chromatography

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful for learning ho ...more

News : Finally! A Practical Use for Arcade Game Skills

Most kids who play video games will never become professional gamers. Those that do are part of a very select group— it's like being a professional actor or athlete. It's nice work if you can get it. For everyone else, the sad realization usually arrives sooner or later that t ...more

How To : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : Make a camcorder stabilizer

If shaky home videos are making your audience seasick, it's time to steady your hand. Watch this video to learn how to make a camcorder stabilizer. Step 1. Begin building bottom Attach two 45-degree elbow connectors to either end of a 6-inch PVC pipe. This will be the bottom ...more

How To : Get a clear aerial video with a Sony DSC-P72

In this tutorial, we learn how to get a clean aerial video with Sony DSC-P72. First, you will want to get a large electric plane and mount the camera securely to the top of it. After this, remember to turn the camera on before you send the camera off. Now, control the plane an ...more

How To Make A Coil Gun : Turning Electricity Into Velocity

In this article, I'll show you how to build a coil gun. A coil gun is a device that fires magnetic projectiles at high velocities, using electricity. Coil guns require no explosive propellant, therefor can be fired an infinite amount of time, providing that there is ammunition ...more

How To : Make a homemade compost tumbler

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a homemade compost tumbler. Find a large barrel and mount it on a wood frame. You can use recycled materials, like an old pickle barrel if you can find one. There should be an axle in the middle of the wooden posts that runs through the t ...more

How To : Palm read with Peter John

In this Spirituality video tutorial you will learn how to palm read with Peter John. If the heart line, the first line on top of the palm, is well formed and curves around towards the center of the first finger, the person is quite good and balanced. If the head line is quite ...more

How To : Mount a fish finder on your kayak

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to mount a fish finder on your kayak. There are many ways of doing this. All the methods work. It’s just a matter of personal choice where you want to mount it. Some boats are designed for a through hole transducer ...more

How To : Mount a full-length mirror on a door

In this video, Mark Donovan shows us how to mount a mirror on a door. First, take the mirror and position it the height you want it located. Then, mark the top with a pencil and make sure the mirror lines up with lines on the door and it's in the center. Now, screw in the door ...more

How To : Steady your shots with a homemade fig rig

This video tutorial is going to show you how to steady your shots with a homemade fig rig. The camera is mounted right in the middle of the top bar and it uses the iron as the balancing mechanism. The official fig rig is about $300. But, the one shown in the video will cost yo ...more

How To : Easily make a scrapbook shaker box

Cut a square or rectangle card. Similarly make another one but a square hole in the middle. Cut a square of page protector exactly same size of the card and paste it on the back side of the card with the hole using a glue or tape. Now paste a journaling or note you made to the ...more

How To : Make a poached egg

This is a tutorial segment of how to mount poach an egg. It's simple and easy. All you need for this are a large frying pan, a long spoon, vinegar and an egg. First, turn the stove on and heat the pan to medium heat. Fill the pan half-full of water and add a few drops of vineg ...more

HowTo : Write in Midair with LEDs

Hacked Gadgets recently featured Csaba Bleuer's LED wave display, a device that projects LED messages midair. Bleuer had also previously created a similar device that spins on a fan motor. "Csaba Bleuer sent in some pictures and a video of his new creation. It is a LED Wave D ...more

How To : Install a towel ring in the bathroom

Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionsPlus shows us how to install a towel ring in the bathroom. - Line the ring up on a wall stud. - Determine the height of the placement and make a small mark above the top of the towel ring. - Position the mounting bracket so that it lines up with t ...more

How To : Use the Nerf Gun Long Shot

In this how to video, you will learn how to use the Nerf Gun Long Shot. First, you will need to know about the magazine. These can hold 8 shots and are spring loaded. Do not load 8 shots, as it will jam. Instead, load 6 shots to prevent this. The shots can be used in other gun ...more

How To : Properly set up a turntable

Paul demonstrates to viewers how to properly set up a turntable. Each turntable has the same basic parts, so this tutorial should work for most users. There are several components: the platter is the part that spins and it has a slip mat on top. The tone arm is to the right an ...more

How To : Tie the Etyszkiety knot

Tying It All Together presents a video on the Etyszkiety knot, a decorative Polish knot worn by mounted brands. This knot also has connections to other cultures, where it is called the prosperity or the prolong knot. 1) Make a u-shaped bend in the middle of the rope. I will r ...more

How To : Build and make an erupting volcano model at home

Hmm... wondering what to do with a lazy Sunday afternoon? Why not build a volcano that can erupt? Have fun and make a mess, all in the name of science! You Will Need: • 6 c. flour • 2 c. salt • 1 c. water • Small plastic bottle • Baking sheet • Acrylic paint • Paint br ...more

How To : Install a thermostat

Getting a pro to replace a broken thermostat can be costly, but if you pay close attention, you can learn how to replace it yourself. You Will Need * A Phillips screwdriver * Masking tape * A pen * A new thermostat * A level * A drill with a 3/16-inch bit * Drywall anchors * A ...more

How To : Make the z-axis motor mount for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Tie a Portugese Bowline knot for sailing

The method demonstrated in this how-to video makes the Bowline knot quick and easy to tie. It is useful when you expect a blow and need to take a few turns around your winch to use as an additional hardpoint. In this case I am simulating a mast winch but the process can be use ...more

How To : Install a mini air conditioner with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a mini-split air conditioner. Steps: 1. Lay pad on ground, check for level, then set condenser unit on top of pad. 2. Use 1 ½-inch hole saw to drill hole through house for refrigerant line. 3. Feed refrigerant line ...more

How To : Install an instantaneous water heater

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an instantaneous water heater. Steps: 1 Use template to mark position of vent hole on exterior wall of basement. 2 Bore center pilot hole for vent using a 3/8-inch-diameter masonry bit. 3 Cut vent hole through wall u ...more

UPDATE : Wafaa Bilal’s Head Rejects Camera Implant

If you missed our previous posts on Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal's attempt to go cyborg, here's the short and skinny: First, Bilal announced a plan to implant a camera in his head, a project entitled 3rdi, which would record his daily life while simultaneously feeding the images t ...more

News : Man Builds Camera as Big as His Dog

Gil Adam, a student of Industrial Design in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, has created a 3:1 scale model of his favorite plastic camera, the Holga. While the camera is just a model (non-operational), it's pretty fun to see the oversized object next to ...more

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