What to Build with Computer Parts

How To : Build a magnetic stirrer from computer parts

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a magnetic stirrer from computer parts. This is a simple thing to make, and is great if you are going to be mixing chemicals and don't want to get your hands dirty. First, you will need to create a wooden box with the top empty. Then, pl ...more

How To : Recycle gold from old computer parts

Electronic waste is becoming more and more of a problem for the industrialized world, especially since most electronics are full of precious and rare-earth metals that should be recycled. Even gold! Enter this video. It will show you how you can use chemistry to strip the gold ...more

News : AT-AT Made with Spare Computer Parts

Blacksmith Sage Werbock —also known as the Great Nippulini, "pierced weight lifting extraordinaire"—welded together this Star Wars Imperial Walker sculpture with a bunch of old computer parts and scrap metal. Currently listed on Etsy for $450, the AT-AT is artfully assembled a ...more

How To : Identify computer parts

This video tutorial helps you identify the various components within a desktop computer. The CPU, a circular windmill-looking piece, consists of a fan that keeps the CPU cool. The CPU chip is located underneath this fan. There are four RAM slots in this particular motherboard ...more

How To : Assemble a computer from parts

In this tutorial, we learn how to assemble a computer from parts. First, you will need to take the motherboard, video card, RAM, hard drive, power supply, CD-rom drive, and the case and make sure you have them all laying out. From here, you will take out the motherboard and pl ...more

How To : Make a Canon Shutter Release Cable

This article will show you how to make a shutter release cable for a Canon camera. It took me about half an hour once all of my materials were gathered. I came in at a total of about eight dollars. It has three switches and buttons. The black button on mine triggers the auto f ...more

How To : Display your computer monitor on a TV screen

Watch streaming Internet TV or other media content on your home television set! This tutorial shows you how to set up a connection between your computer monitor and your TV set so you can watch your computer screen on a big screen! Part 1 of 5 - How to Display your computer mo ...more

How To : Build a multimedia PC computer for under $1000

Watch this step-by-step tutorial on how to build your own PC computer for under $1000. This is a great, very thorough video! Part 1 of 5 - How to Build a multimedia PC computer for under $1000. Part 2 of 5 - How to Build a multimedia PC computer for under $1000. Part 3 of 5 ...more

How To : Build a 3Ghz Core 2 Duo PC for under $450

When you buy a computer, you aren't just paying for the machine's constituent parts but the cost of putting all of those parts together. Building your own computer, then, can be a great way to save a little money for the technically savvy. And if you're not savvy, get savvy wi ...more

How To : Get started drawing comic books on your computer

Comic books are a great way to express yourself and you no longer need a pencil and paper to draw these books. In this three episode tutorial, learn how to use computer programs to draw professional style comics and share them online. This method of comic drawing is the new in ...more

How To : Clean your computer mouse

Is your computer mouse filthy? It wouldn't be unlikely considering computer users have their hands on their mouses all day, collecting dirt & grime in its crevices. In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to clean it up to make it look like new! This process is fairly easy ...more

How To : Install an iPad in your car

The iPad is the king of the tablet PC's. One of the reasons tablet PC's are so awesome is that their thinness and lack of folding allows them to be used in positions where normal computers and even netboooks cannot. This, it turns out, makes them perfect for installing in car! ...more

How To : Triple boot three operating systems on one computer

This video demonstrates how to triple boot a computer, which includes Windows XP, Ubuntu, and Backtrack 2 all on one machine. Part 1 of 2 - How to Triple boot three operating systems on one computer. Part 2 of 2 - How to Triple boot three operating systems on one computer.

How To : Use motions in Adobe Premiere Pro

Inserting computer generated images, like logos and CG characters like the one in this video, into video clips is difficult but highly desirable. This video will teach you how to use motions to do just that in Adobe Premiere Pro. Download project file here. Part 1 of 2 - How ...more

How To : Completely disassemble the Apple iPad for repairs

So, you've just got yourself an Apple iPad, but it already needs fixed, or you want to check the innards out for yourself, you're going to have to know how to open that sucker up. This video tutorial will show you how to do just that. Learn the whole teardown procedure for th ...more

How To : Mod your NES controller to play on PC

This is a HouseholdHacker mod teaching you how to mod your old Nintendo controller to work with your PC computer games. Today we'll show you how to convert your old Nintendo controller into a retro gaming icon on your computer desk! You will need a few parts for this: NES Con ...more

How To : Use iMovie HD 06

iMovie is the basic video editing software on MAC computers, the iPod Touch 4th generation, and the iPad 2. If you're new to film editing or just new to the program in general, this iMovie tutorial is a great introductory course to the program. You'll be run through how to im ...more

How To : Cheat on a test with help from your iPod

Watch this video to learn how to cheat on a test with help from your iPod. Ask a trusted friend for their notes/answers the night before. Then at your computer, just type up their notes/answers, or the important parts, and then save it in your computer as "How to make Grandma' ...more

How To : Write code and program in C++

C++ is one the most powerful and fundamental languages commonly used to computer programming. If you've ever wanted to get started using, then please watch this video series. It's 29 parts will teach you everything you need to know about coding in this magnificent language, al ...more

How To : Make an Auto Clicker in Visual Basic 2008

This article will show you how to make an auto clicker program in Visual Basic Express Edition 2008. An auto clicker is a very useful program that makes your mouse click many times automatically, wherever it's pointed. It's a very good AFK (away from keyboard) program. Just po ...more

How To : Edit a beat in Logic Pro Studio 8 or 9

In this two-part lesson, you'll learn how to edit a simple beat when writing electronic music in Logic Pro. Whether you're new to computer recording, new to the Apple Logic DAW (digital audio workstation) or just looking to pick up a few new tricks, you're sure to benefit from ...more

How To : Make paper cutting art for your home

In order to make paper cutting art for your home, you will need: paper, pencils, X-acto knife, card stock, scissors, self-healing cutting mat, poster board, adhesive, and a scanner. Sketch 2 designs of a city skyline on drawing paper. This should be a two-layer design. Scan i ...more

How To : Resign and mod XBox 360 saved games with CK3

The XBox 360 Connectivity Kit is a powerful tool that you can buy for connecting your hard drive to a PC and sharing or manipulating saved game files. They can be a little tricky to figure out though. This two-part video will show you how to use CK3 (Connectivity Kit 3) to con ...more

How To : Create a rig when animating a 3D model in Blender

Learn how to create a character rig when animating 3D models in Blender. Specifically, this clip addresses the following topics: Bone creation, splitting and re-parenting. Weighting with bone heat, mirrored weight painting and posed weight painting. IK setup, bone roll, and po ...more

How To : Create a low-poly model of a tree in Blender

This five-part guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-polygon model of a tree when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely ...more

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