So, you've found yourself in a hotel room, and for some reason you just have to remove that cable from the wall. However, it is protected by a cable lock. In this instructional video, see how to defeat these using a piece of toilet paper, a pen, and the cable lock itself! Use ...more
Jet engines combine oxygen from the surrounding air with on-board fuel to burn at very high temperatures and create thrust in the direction of the flame. Rockets, which we will learn about in a later post, are similar but carry oxygen internally and can therefore function in s ...more
John Park poses a kitty conundrum: Who's going to feed the cat while you're on vacation? Using a motor from an old VCR, he creates an automated feline feeder. While building this Make: magazine project, John learned that newer VCRs have safeguard technology, limiting access to ...more
This easy-to-follow video tutorial walks you through steps of converting old VHS tapes to DVD. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD is a combination of software and hardware that allows you to easily and quickly digitize old analog recordings. You simply attach the included hardware to a fr ...more
This video covers the steps needed to convert a VHS video tape to DVD. You will need to purchase a video capture card in order to do this project. Connect your VCR to your computer using a coaxial cable. This is a great way to preserve and restore old VHS tapes by digitizing t ...more
Programming a remote can be confusing, especially if the manual is not clear. In this tutorial, save an hour of frustration and learn how to program a Comcast remote in less than 3 minutes. By programming your remote control you will be able to sit back and relax while clickin ...more
This is a video tutorial that explains how to make a wind powered LED out of a pinwheel and an old VCR. Why have just a pinwheel when you can have an LED pinwheel?
Hey, would you like to be as cool as this: You wish! But you could do the next best thing, and that's capturing your earth shattering game play with the Easycap DC60. Originally retailing for forty dollars, you can buy this at Amazon for $8.50. This device will capture video ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to convert VHS tapes to DVD. Users will need a computer with an analog input or an external converter. If the computer has an analog converter, simply connect the RCA cord from the VCR to the computer. If the computer does not have an ...more
Digital video recorders, or DVRs are changing the way people watch TV. Check out this comparison of the top DVRs on the market. Whether you're working late, on vacation, or just out on the town, with today's digital video recording technology, there's no reason to miss your f ...more
In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition. Cla ...more
Learn how to write your movie to tape or store it as a digital file using Apple's Final Cut Express in order to share it with others. Using this process, you can play your movie on a VCR, website, iTunes, iPod, DVD, or any other device or format.
How do I dub from my VCR to the recorder? Check out this video tutorial on how to dub from a VCR to a Panasonic DMR-ES15 (ES25) DVD Recorder. This Panasonic DMR-ES15 (ES25) DVD Recorder is easy to operate and great to record with. Connect the VCR (Audio/Video Output) and DVD ...more
Don't jeopardize your memories. Learn how to preserve your old home movies by digitizing your VHS tapes. You Will Need * A capture card * A computer with movie-making software * A VCR * RCA cables * An external hard drive Step 1: Purchase an external or internal capture card ...more
Portable video players often provide an all-in-one solution for listening to MP3s, watching videos and even playing games. Find out which one is right for you. There are many choices now when it comes to watching movies or TV on the move. The latest options are the super smal ...more
How do I dub from my VCR to the recorder? Check out this video tutorial on how to dub from a VCR to a Panasonic DMR-EH55 DVD Recorder. This Panasonic DMR-EH55 DVD Recorder is easy to operate and great to record with. Connect the VCR (Audio/Video Output) and DVD recorder (Aud ...more