In this project, you'll learn step by step how to modify a microwave oven transformer into a high-current device that can pump out 800 amps of electrical current, which is enough amperage to melt metal. If you liked the Metal Melter you saw in my previous project, here's how y ...more
Make your own Optimus Prime out of paper. It even transforms!
First of all, please DO NOT attempt to open any power supply and tweak what's inside unless you know what you're doing and/or are a professional. With that said, this circuitry video will teach you how to crack open a wall transformer power supply without destroying the transf ...more
Watch this video a few times to learn how to make a paper toy transformer. Although this video is fast paced, the text will help you follow along.
In a previous project, I showed how to build an electrical Jacob's ladder using an old microwave oven transformer (MOT). In this project, I modified the secondary coil on the MOT, which converts it from a high voltage/low current device into a low voltage/high current metal me ...more
Jiiang Chen and Yang Junlin, of the Wing Wah metalcraft factory in Huizhou, China, forged together a 10,000-pound replica of the Megatron tank as seen in the movie Transformers 2. The tank is from a series of other massive works from the company's "Legend of Iron" project (see ...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
This video presents a simple setup for imitating the Transformers title text effect in Cinema 4D using Explosion FX. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions ...more
The new Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet can do it all. It's so powerful you can hook it up to a mouse and keyboard and use it as your primary computer. Check out this video to learn how to use a mouse and keyboard with the Asus EeePad Transformer.
You can use your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot to tether your Asus Transformer to it. Watch this video to learn how to set up wireless tethering on your jailbroken iPhone, and then surf the web with your Asus Transformer tablet.
Big fan of Transformers? Learn how to draw Bumblebee, a yellow autobot with the altmode of a compact car, with help from Drawing Now. Search WonderHowTo for more videos from Drawing Now to learn how to draw a variety of characters and cartoons!
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Optimus Prime, leader of the Transformers. First, draw the outline of Optimus Prime, use basic lines and circles to show where the joints are going to go. After this, draw the full outline around the character, using a dark line to make i ...more
Real life transformer, OmniZero, can climb a ladder, perform somersaults, jump rope, crack eggs, battle other robots, and best of all, carry a person. Witness all of these actions of the various OmniZero prototypes in the video gallery below.
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw Optimus Prime of Transformers. Start off by drawing the outline of the entire body of the character. Make sure to add in the large arms and feet as well. Next, draw over this to make a more elaborate outline including the details for Opti ...more
We've had the pleasure of test driving the ASUS Transformer Book T100T for the last couple of weeks, and for a $400 Windows 8 machine, it's impressive to say the least. Now don't get me wrong, a Surface Pro this is not. But unless you plan on heavily gaming or doing other pro ...more
The Autobots and Decepticons are back as Transformers: Forged to Fight has soft-launched for both iOS and Android. Help Optimus Prime fight corrupted Transformers one on one to save them from their ruthless overlords, and have them join your cause, regardless of which side the ...more
In this video, we learn how to look like Megan Fox in Transformers 2. First, apply a think layer or eyeliner to the top of the eye on the waterline. After this, take a black shadow and brush it over the eyeliner to set it. Then, apply bronzer to your cheeks and on the jaw line ...more
Balloons in skilled hands can be used to model your favorite cartoon characters as well. Watch this video to learn how to create the leader of the Autobots Optimus Prime with balloons. The presenter Michael Floyd uses the model 260 variants of cylindrical balloons of various ...more
A "voice changer" can be rewired so that you can play a pre-amped instrument through it like an effects pedal. It makes some relatively freakish sounds and is much more interesting this way. You can still use a microphone to talk through it but now you can rock out through it ...more
Make up artist Katie teaches viewers easy to follow techniques in achieving a Megan Fox make up look. Using a make up brush, apply concealer below the eyes and areas all over the face. Use a sponge to apply the foundation and gently blend it with the concealer to achieve a fla ...more
This next tutorial takes place in the hit game, Transformers: War for Cybertron. The achievement is called Grimlock Smash! and it requires you to find and destroy all 25 Decepticon symbols throughout the Autobot campaign. A great thing about this game is that you're able to c ...more
It's time to rollout! This achievement tutorial is for Transformers: War for Cybertron and is called Beak Breaker. It requires you to shoot the 3 hidden laserbeaks throughout Kaon Prison. They're small little guys to spot, so this video is going to help show you where they ar ...more
Well, both the Transformers movies and Call of Duty: Black Ops are into big explosions (thank you, Michael Bay!). Learn how to use the playercard emblem creator to create the Transformers logo and use it as your own personal emblem!
Get ready to transform and roll out! This next achievement tutorial takes you to the planet Cybertron, where two groups of robots are waging war against each other. This acheivement is called Scavenger Would Be Proud! and requires you to destroy all the hidden Autobot symbols ...more
Just as the Transformers animated TV series of the '80s were basically half-hour commercials for toys, a new Transformers AR app for iOS similarly functions as a promotion for the latest installment in the film franchise. Paramount Home Media Distribution has published an ARK ...more
If you recently purchased the game Transformers: War for Cybertron, prepare to spend many hours playing this game. Not only does it have a fun and exciting campaign mode, but the multiplayer mode is also very exciting as well. There are various classes that you can choose fro ...more
The Achievement Hunter demonstrates how to find all of the various collectibles in the Xbox 360 game Transformers: Dark of the Moon. These collectibles are necessary to unlock the 'Completionist' achievement and are scattered throughout the various levels of the game. Part 1 o ...more
If you're a huge Transformers fan who has been waiting for a game that captures the essence of the popular franchise, then Transformers: War for Cybertron may be it. The game takes place many years before either Autobot or Decepticon take one step on planet Earth and it tells ...more
Achievement hunters, listen up! It's time to head into the Transformers' world with Transformers: War for Cybertron. This game takes place on the planet to both the Autobots and Decepticons and it gives you a first hand experience of what happened on that planet. The tutorial ...more
Augmented reality is quickly becoming a popular tool for marketing use cases, as demonstrated by new projects serving the automotive, entertainment, and tourism industries this past week. Blippar Cranks Up Automotive Recognition to Deliver AR Content Last week, Blippar intro ...more
Here is the movie trailer for the feature film "Transformers 3 The Dark of the Moon" This looks like its going to be the most high concept transformer movie. Please have a story.
Macrame Transformer Necklace - Wrap Bracelet (idea). This transformer necklace is made by a lot of patterns. Video: .
If you've recently joined the ever-growing ranks of the cable cutters, you're far from alone. More and more people (myself included) are getting fed up with service providers' outdated subscription models and absurd pricing—and canceling their service. And why not? There are ...more
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
Welcome to Microwave Energy—the next part of my Making Electromagnetic Weapons series. For the Electromagnetic Pulse Generator, check out the last three articles (One, Two and Three). I'm sure almost all of you have used a microwave at some point in your lives. As a child, I ...more
In this series, I'll be exploring electromagnetic weapons, how to build them, their function and application to the future, and the amazing possibilities electromagnetism has to offer. First, the electromagnetic pulse generator, or EMP. You've probably heard of these before, a ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to build a simplistic circuit to generate negative ions. Negative ions have been known to contribute to fresher air, happier mood, and general health benefits. However, they also look amazing in the dark (check out the photos below, purple pl ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to built a Wireless Transfer of Energy Transmitter. Simply put, this device will send electricity to a florescent light bulb and light it up, from up to three feet. The idea originally (at least, prominently) came from Nikola Tesla (read more ...more
The Stun-Gun In this article, I'll show you how to make a small, weaponized highlighter. Before I get into how to built this device, let me warn you. This device is harmful! When used, it can cause burns and/or serious muscle spasms. The voltage is potentially deadly! DO NOT ...more
In a previous article, I demonstrated an Arc Welder made using parts from old microwave ovens. Video: . Here is part 1 of 2 on how that arc welding machine was made, and how you could make one too! This is the first of two parts on building it, focusing on the modification of ...more
Writing longhand may boost learning and goal achievement, but that doesn't mean squat if you don't have pen and paper on you. For me, I'm usually on the go when I have a note or idea to jot down, and I don't always have writing materials in my pocket. Who does? But what I do ...more
A typical resistance spot welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness and a bit of free time, you can make one like this for about $10 or less. Before starting on this project, there are a couple of videos you should check out, because yo ...more
In this article, I'll be covering Triggers and Coils, part two of the series (see part one here). Generally, a simple EMP generator consists of four components; a capacitor, a transformer, a trigger and a coil of copper wire. The transformer component can be varied, but the co ...more
This is the third part of my electromagnetic pulse series (see Part One and Part Two). By now, I've covered the hardware and general concept of electromagnetic pulse generators, but how exactly do they disable electronics? How can an invisible field of energy have such a catas ...more
Lurking inside your old junk microwave is an abundance of useful parts that can let you melt metal, spot weld, and make electrifying Jacob's ladders. You can even make a powerful AC arc welder, perfect for making hard-to-solve puzzles and even makeshift weapons for the zombie ...more
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
There are tons of good reasons that you might want to use Android on your desktop. Perhaps your favorite game is only available on Android, or maybe you use a messaging service that doesn't have a Windows companion app. Whatever the reason, if you've ever found yourself wishi ...more
Tesla coils are totally insane, yet undeniably captivating. And they can be used for many things, from electric painting to dueling musical battles. But one trigger happy fellow has a different use for Tesla's lightning shooting coil. A weapon. After being inspired by the ste ...more
With the microwave oven transformer (M.O.T.) salvaged in a previous project, a simple electrical circuit can be rigged to get high voltage arcs to fly outward and upward along a "V" shaped spark gap. You can look, but don't touch! These arcs of plasma are lethal enough to kil ...more
In this series on weaponized lasers, I'll be exploring the function, operation, strength and building instructions for three basic laser weapons; CO2, Diode, and Flashlamp. These laser types are just a few of many, selected because of their simplicity and basic construction (d ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet effective way of scaring off intruders. Of course, there are methods around this approach, but it's great for office pranks and general fun. The project requires a little background knowledge in electronics and circuitr ...more
This video shows the viewer how to make an electromagnet using common items. This is done using a broken microwave, a spool, a cordless drill, a battery and a coat hanger. The microwave transformer is dismantled and the enamel insulated wire is removed. Using the cordless dril ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to make a simple touch-triggered switch. This is very useful for various electronic projects, from a simple bedside light to a flat panel touch keyboard. The circuit can vary in switching power depending on the transistors you use. For exampl ...more
For this project, I decided to rip apart a microwave I found in my neighbor's garbage can to see what was inside. With permission, of course! True story! Video: . The saying goes, "one man's trash is another man's treasure", and with all the parts I found in this abandoned app ...more
Fashion designer Manel Torres has teamed up with scientists at Imperial College London and designers at the Royal College of Art to invent spray-on clothing, an instant, sprayable, non-woven fabric-in-a-can. The innovative product (called Fabrican) promises to be useful in th ...more
In this video you will learn how to make a high voltage, high frequency power supply in just five minutes, and for less than twenty bucks. All you'll need is a compact fluorescent light (CFL) and a flyback transformer to make that alternative energy source of yours. Please vi ...more
Dual nurses? Random transformer shirt guy? White collar fighter? Fatso macho man? Super Mario? Ah, you must be playing Dong Dong Never Die! Dong Dong Never Die is a free fighting game for the PC. It parodies games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter with a universal humor, ...more
Last time, I showed how to start putting together an AC arc welder from scavenged microwave parts, focusing on the transformer modifications. Now, I'll show you how to finish up your DIY stick welding machine by fixing up the electrical system and performing the finishing touc ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet accurate demonstration of the "rising ionized gas" principle. In other words, a transformer, two metal prongs and lots of evil laughter. Remember those large "towers" in the background of Frankenstein movies with a "lig ...more