How To : Make a wind-powered generator with MAKE magazine

MAKE magazine never fails to amaze. And this time, John Park tackles a DIY wind-powered generator—and he shows you how to do it! Before you start watching the video tutorial, make sure to download the PDF of this project for reference. So you want to build this wind-powered g ...more

How To : Tie an Arab-style shemagh two different ways

A shemagh, or a keffiyeh, is a traditiona Arab headdress that's worn by Arab men. Made from a square scarf, it protects their heads and face from desert wind and sun. It's also multifunctional - warm at night and lightweight during the day. These scarves have even become adopt ...more

How To : Speed Up Your Mac in 2 Minutes Flat

If you've been around computers long enough, you've probably heard the phrase "have you tried turning it off and on again?" This trick usually works because it forces your computer to empty out the contents of its RAM and disk caches when you restart. When you run programs an ...more

How To : Make green colored fire flame special effects

You've seen them at Disneyland's Fantasia. And in big budget movies like "Waterworld" and "Lord of the Rings." Spectacular, glowing fire effects that seem to ripple with the wind are a staple of action movies, and though it may seem like you need a super good video editing tea ...more

How To : 14 Food Hacks You Need to Know for Grilling Season

It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more

How To : Build a home-made wind generator using basic tools

Suffering from high energy costs or simply looking to live in a more environmentally sustainable fashion? In this video tutorial, you'll find instructions for building your own wind generator using simple hand tools. For more, as well as step-by-step instructions to building a ...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 : 40 Damn Cool Things You Can Do with Eggs

All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

Halloween Food Hacks : Easy Spooktacular Hors D'Oeuvres

It's never too early to start planning for the best holiday of the year, right? We've already shown you how to make chillingly creepy cocktails, shrunken heads out of apples and potatoes, and a slew of DIY costumes, whether you want to go as Groot or an emoji. Now it's time to ...more

How To : Make your own pair of shredded tights

Shreds aren't only for jeans these days, you can also shred your leggings and tights. In this tutorial, learn how to properly rip tights yourself so that they don't get totally destroyed. If you rip tights the wrong way you can cause a bigger tear and wind up unraveling! You W ...more

How To : Tie a shemag head scarf

This video tutorial shows how you can tie a shemag or shemagh with this funny tutorial. A shemag is a desert style head scarf worn to keep the face safe from the wind, sun and sand. With this how to video you can be tying a shemag head scarf in no time. While these traditional ...more

How To : Make Fringe for a Scarf

Sometimes you will want to add fringe to your knitted scarves. Follow the steps below for an easy way to make fringe. Wind the yarn around cardboard about the length you want, as above. Cut at one end. Fold the strands in half. and pull through the scarf using a crochet hook. ...more

How To : Fix a leaking radiator valve

Like taps, radiators can develop leaks. Fortunately, these are usually really easy to fix. If you are not sure how to fix a leaking radiator valve, watch this video tutorial to learn how. Step 1: Before you start - get a spanner, some paper tissue, and some PTFE tape. Step 2 ...more

How To : Build a portable personal heater

In this video, we learn how to build a portable personal heater. This is a great weekend project that is easy to make and will keep you warm during a freezing winter. You will need: two double a batteries, charger, twin double a battery charger, winding wire, and balsa wood. F ...more

News : The 7 Best Weather Apps for Android & iPhone

Checking the weather ranks among the most mundane but essential tasks you can do on your smartphone. Thankfully, both the iOS App Store and Google Play are loaded with weather apps that add some much needed spice to this daily routine, giving you less of a reason to be caught ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Make a wind turbine using a ceiling fan

Scott Brown teaches us how to make a wind turbine using a ceiling fan in this video. First, place steel banding around the middle of the ceiling fan base. Now, cross all the combinations of the wires and keep them close together so you don't confuse them. Hook these up to DC t ...more

News : Get Inspired! 50 Breathtaking Bokeh Photographs

The clock is ticking! Pick up some bokeh tips or buy an app—whichever method you choose, you have until Monday, November 7th, 11:59pm PST to participate in this week's Giveaway Tuesdays Photo Challenge. Below, 50 beautiful bokeh photographs to inspire your entry. Something He ...more

News : Magical Beach Marauding Machines

Dutch artist Theo Jansen creates incredible kinetic, wind powered sculptures, resembling the skeletons of ambiguous beasts.  Jansen's artist statement: "Since 1990 I have been occupied creating new forms of life. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the ...more

How To : Repair the Hoover Wind Tunnel vacuum cleaner

This how to video shows you how to make a quick repair on your Hoover Wind Tunnel Vacuum cleaner. Learn all about how to make a belt repair on bagged self-propelled vacuum. It is very simple to so, just watch this how to video to learn how to maintain your vacuum cleaning and ...more

How To : Record good audio with your video camera

Are you an aspiring filmmaker? If so, you might not have made it to Steven Spielberg status just yet, which means you could learn a thing or two. Eos Lighting has made this video to help teach you a little bit about sound on a video camera. Watch this video tutorial to see ho ...more

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