Most people don't ask for gift cards, but they're always a popular gift choice for notoriously hard-to-shop-for people—or the time-constrained gift-giver. While most gift cards are attached to certain stores, many folks will get a prepaid Visa or MasterCard card that allows th ...more
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Make your own Optimus Prime out of paper. It even transforms!
Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia Z3, comes with some pretty high-end hardware, but what really draws me to it are the aesthetics of its ROM, Xperia UI. Even though my HTC One M8 can still go toe-to-toe with the Z3 in a performance matchup, there is something about Sony's UI ...more
This unbelievable paper craft toy is made of triangles and tape. Unlike origami, it has hinges and can transform to form many different 3D objects.
The Junkyard Jumbotron is an amazing project that allows a collection of random web browser enabled displays—laptops, smartphones or tablets—to share a single image split across the group, creating one large virtual display. Created by Rick Borovoy at MIT's Center for Future C ...more
Ever wonder how to make an amazing piece of art just using paper and some glue? This video takes you through the step-by-step process of how to make a Transforming Spike Ball. The video includes the materials needed, and a video demonstration of all the steps that you will nee ...more
This video shows you how to turn your napkin into a star for a perfect Christmas table. It is as simple as napkin origami. Make a pretty napkin origami star for your table next holiday season.
Skip Conversions = guerilla art + recycling + creative urban upcycling. My three favorites below (particularly the pool, which literally interprets the term "dumpster diving").
Fold your own eight pointed transforming ninja star! This is a modular origami model, where you will join eight identical modular pieces together to form the star. You can even make this out of Post-It notes, or any square paper!
T-shirts are practical and unfailingly comfortable, but not particularly known for looking either sexy or fashionable (they're more, shall we say, frumpy, than anything else). But did you know that within the ugly duckling that is your blank gray T-shirt is a beautiful swan of ...more
Christmas is fast approaching and that means it's time for the big guy to come down our chimneys and eat up all of our cookies. Whether or not you believe in good ol' St. Nicholas, here's your chance to look like him! Santa Booth is an app available in the App Store as well as ...more
News : Make Disappearing Furniture Reappear in Our Transforming House Challenge (Plus, Last Week's Maze Winners)
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! I spent the entire day yesterday wandering through and getting incredibly lost in last week's maze creations for the Weekly Challenge. The crafted labyrinth ...more
This colorful image may look like a miniature set of model cars, foam buildings and painted grass, but it's nothing of the sort. It's a still photo from a time-lapse video that Stu Kennedy shot in his hometown of Lincoln, England. But it's not your ordinary time-lapse. Kennedy ...more
If you have a particular talent with melodies or chords but not both, this video shows two methods for crossing over to the other side when working in FL Studio! Learn how to create melodies from chords and chords from melodies to suit your creative needs in this FL Studio tut ...more
Amazing video of Haruki Nakamura's Gear's Heart. The pieces fit together like a gear, skip to 0:49 in the video to see it in action. Check out Nakamura's site for more of his work. Previously, Make Optimus Prime papercraft.
Sometimes shopping at old department stores or thrift shops can lead you to a gold mine of possibility. Everything there can either be worn for its intended purpose or it can be altered to fit what you think it could be. In this case, taking a long skirt and transforming it in ...more
If you're a little boy (or a little kid at heart), then Transformers are like the coolest thing ever. They're super hot cars, trucks or bikes that then transform into super hot robots with missles and impenetrable armor and all that jazz. Make your son's favorite transforming ...more
Hi, welcome to this origami video! This origami video is a great tutorial on how to make a transforming shuriken(ninja disk). What you need: 2 pieces of paper scissors(optional,easier) PATIENCE This wonderful piece of origami is broken up into units(different parts) so it a ...more
Since "The Dark Knight" is basically the biggest movie of all time, and with Heath Ledger's unfortunate death, the Joker is going to be a pretty hot Halloween costume this year, and for years to come. Fortunately, the Joker's makeup can be pretty easily recreated at home. Thi ...more
This is a long form tutorial on exactly how to disassemble the disposable camera to make a shocking taser. Make a tazer or taser using simple things at like a disposable camera and some simple hack sense. This prank is great to pull on an unassuming friend. Transform a camera ...more
Michelangelo once said that, "every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." While this profound observation was about artistic endeavor, the same idea can be applied to old, seemingly worthless T-shirts. Rather than throw your ...more
Ladies, have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a dude for the day? Maybe as part of a Halloween costume, or even just for fun? No need to get a gender reassignment surgery, take a test drive as a man with the help of a little makeup, ironically enough. You will nee ...more
Don't want to spend all of that money on a pair of thigh highs? The answer lies in the exact opposite… low ankle boots. Using your low ankle boots, you can maniple your way to thigh high boots. See how to sexy thigh high boots in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack ...more
Start with a plastic squirt gun. Then get together your art supplies - a facemask, matte black spray paint, metallic craft paint, rub'n'buff (in gold, silver and ruby), small pliers or wire cutters, a hot glue gun and an assortment of brads and metal attachments. Then follow t ...more
If you have a local Trader Joe's, you know first-hand how enchanting the frozen aisles are—almost every item offers the promise of a delicious meal or dessert. (We're always tempted to open the package and eat the cookie butter cheesecake, stat.) While cooking from scratch is ...more
Watch this tutorial to learn how to transform a toilet roll to the sling toy. You'll need a toilet paper roll, tape, scissors and a balloon. You can shoot anything out of this simple gun.
Browsing and displaying your music library on the iPad is a cinch with Apple's iPod app. But by no means would it be considered exciting. Thankfully, there's another option for sorting and playing your iTunes library. It's a unique iPad-only application for those of us who wan ...more
Start with one of your favorite bras, and then get some tricot or chiffon and thick elastic tape in a matching color, plus a contrasting ribbon. Then just follow the tutorial to make your own super sexy baby doll lingerie! Video: .
Fed up with the standard Android home screen, but don't want to root your smartphone? Then a launcher app is what you're looking for. It's nothing new, with past home screen launcher apps like LauncherPro, HelixLauncher and any from ADW Things, which transform your home screen ...more
Called a "crazy paper thing" by the owner, the description is perhaps a little too vague to describe the sheer genius of this transforming paper module of cubes. Using only a rectangular sheet of paper, tape, and a pair of trusty scissors, you'll learn how to make this module ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to turn baggy men's t-shirts into cute, feminine outfits. Did you sleep at your boyfriend's house and forget to pack a second change of clothes? No problem! When he's in the shower, sneak into his closet and swipe one of his shirts. Grab the scissor ...more
If you're a fan of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, this video's for you. Sydney is the Drag Queen capital of Australia. We wanted to find out if any dude (now matter how masculine) could be transformed into a convincing Drag Queen. So we brought hairy alpha male Mitch, out from ...more
If you are doing podcasting, very often you might have to use your own voice. The good news is that there are ways to touch up your voice even if you don't like it. In this video tutorial Adam Hay will show you how to adjust pitch and transform your voice into a much different ...more
With winter in full swing, it's time to bring the scarves out of the closet. The trend this year is the tube scarf or infinity scarf, and here is how you can take a scarf you already have and update it to this style.
In this tutorial, learn how to perform a fantastic magic trick where two money bills seemingly make an amazing transformation, right under the nose of your audience! This tutorial will show you step by step all of the secrets behind this astonishing slight of hand. So, grab a ...more
What's the best way to get real handcuffs without actually buying them? Well, use fake handcuffs, that is... they're cheaper. This con video tutorial will show you how to transform fake handcuffs into inescapable ones. With just a normal Master padlock, you can make those fak ...more
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I always over-order when I call in for pizza delivery, because I love having leftover pizza. Because there's so much flavor packed into the sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you've ordered, pizza adds flavor to salads, cocktails, and can even act as the base to a quiche. Pr ...more
We like picnicking of all sorts, from picnics in bright, sunny weather to grey or rain-drizzled picnics. So it's not a stretch to say that we've become quite good at packing sandwiches to enjoy later. But we're always looking for a better way to do things, and that includes ou ...more
Sprint has a new cell phone coming out soon, and it's called Transform (by Samsung). If you want to get a head start on learning your way around the new Android-powered mobile device, the official Sprint User's Guide has been leaked onto the web, thanks to Sprint in Overland P ...more
In this clip, we learn how to transform layers in After Effects CS5. Whether you're entirely new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional, new to AE CS5, or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to b ...more
See how to make some cool gift / party favor bags for any occasion. They are made with envelopes. You can make them from nearly any size and type. The ones in the video are made with some surplus greeting card envelopes. Sometimes you can purchase "leftovers" from an office su ...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
We never have a wealth of cheese leftovers in my house since we love the stuff so much, but I'm always happy after a cocktail party if we do, because I know I can turn it quickly and easily into fromage fort. To create this incredible French spread, all you need to add to your ...more
This Arts and Crafts video tutorial shows how to recycle your necklace and make a ring out of it. Shelly shows how to do this in two simple steps. You need an old necklace that you don’t want to use and a ring that you don’t use, then you can make a new ring out of the two. Ta ...more
Have a photo that you really love, but you want to give it more character by making it look like a drawing? This video will teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop to make your pictures look pencil sketches. Audio is unavailable so you must watch closely.
Your iPhone can do just about anything. It can even be a television remote. And a DVD player remote. Also, a CD player remote. You name it, it can be a remote for it. But it can't do it by itself, you need to use FLPR. It's a nice little piece of software that turns your iPhon ...more
Since its debut, retro thriller Stranger Things and its characters have become ingrained in our popular culture — especially the telekinetic Eleven. For cosplayers, it didn't take long before they grabbed their boxes of frozen Eggo waffles, blonde wigs (or bald caps), and pink ...more
Hooray for resourcefulness! You don't need a fancy expensive trendy baby sling to carry your little one around. Learn how to transform your favorite hoodie into a baby carrier with this little video.
In every new version of Photoshop, there's one new feature that wows the crowd. In Adobe Photoshop CS5, that feature is Puppet Warp. In this video lesson from Lynda, you'll learn how to use the Puppet Warp tool to intelligently deform graphic and photographic objects.
Pumpkin pie is a symbol of autumn, and it's the traditional dessert to whip up for your fam when Thanksgiving Day arrives. But year after year of the same old thing can be a total bore if you're not a strict traditionalist. So, we found 8 unique ways to make that pie a little ...more
In this video, we learn how to transform into a witch doctor for Halloween. Start by using a white foundation all over the face, avoiding the eye and eyebrow areas. After this, apply bronzer to the cheekbones. Next, apply a black or dark brown color on the entire eyes, smudgin ...more
Coming soon! Popsci reports that a multitouch skin that can make any surface a touchscreen will be released this summer. Portuguese company Displax will "market a multitouch capable, super-thin polymer "skin" that can be applied to any material -- flat, curved, opaque, transp ...more
Got a hoodie? Got a laptop? But you're missing a laptop bag? That's okay, get a little resourceful and follow the steps in this quick vid to learn how to transform an everyday hoodie into a rather innovative laptop carrier. Follow along as this demonstrator shows some deft fol ...more
If you've ever wanted to live in the Matrix—or at least the iconic digital rain data visualization that Neo saw when realizing he was, indeed, the "one"—you can now do that with the Microsoft HoloLens. Just download The Red Pill. Video: . Depth-mapping cameras allow the HoloLe ...more
This video from photoshopuniverse shows us how to make your picture look like it's a puzzle by using Photoshop! First you want to open up the layers palette and duplicate the layer. Now add a new layer and bring it down to the middle and fill it in with black. Now to get the p ...more
Got a pair of old blue jeans that fit you like a glove but you recently spilled a can of paint all over the bottom and now it just makes you look like a contractor every time you wear it? Don't toss your jeans out! Instead, check out this DIY video to learn a quick and simple ...more
Andrew Odewahn of O'Reilly Answers posts a HowTo on creating 3D(ish) images through simple processing. Odewahn employs the practice of stereoscopy (a technique for creating the illusion of depth in a 2D image): "In wiggle stereoscopy, the 2 images are aligned so that the 'sub ...more
The Kinect is a powerful piece of technology you can use to do more than just play games. This tutorial shows you how to construct a basic green screen using the Kinect, and then you can use the Wiimote for even greater 3-D functionality.
In this trick, the spectator chooses a card and returns it to the deck. The magician then transforms the bottom card of the deck into the chosen card. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to transform one card into another as a card trick.