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How To : Repair a defective ceiling fan light switch

In this video, we learn how to repair a defective ceiling fan light switch with Richard Wright. There are two types of switches: two wire and three wire, grab the one you need and tools to help you replace your light switch. Now, disconnect the power at the breaker panel and g ...more

How To : Light up your ceiling without recess lighting

This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category which will show you how to light up your ceiling without recess lighting. Tamara Maslar shows two easy lighting projects to brighten up your living room. The first project is lanterns. You will need paper lanterns, assorted ...more

How To : Wiring a light fixture

Tim Carter demonstrates how to wire a light fixture or ceiling light. This is a great video to learn how to wire up a light quickly and safely. As a precaution, don’t touch any bare copper wire except for the ground wire. Most new light fixtures come with insulation to keep th ...more

How To : Install ceiling light fixtures

Ceiling light fixtures can be installed easily with help from an expert. In this free video series learn how to install ceiling light fixtures. Part 1 of 14 - How to Install ceiling light fixtures. Install ceiling light fixtures - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Replace ceiling light fixtures

This video demonstrates how to replace ceiling light fixtures. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to replace ceiling light fixtures, For Dummie ...more

How To : Wire a ceiling fan

Ceiling fans are great to have in your home and can sometimes be better to use than an air conditioner during summer. But installing one may be tricky for those who have no experience working with electrical wiring. In this video series, you'll find out how to wire a ceiling f ...more

How To : Wire a light with a 3 way switch

In this video, Mark Donovan teaches us how to wire a light with a 3 way switch. Before starting, make sure the power is turned off from the main circuit panel first, and you test to make sure it's off. You will have two switches for the same light fixture. For a 15 amp circuit ...more

How To : Wire a light switch

Light switch wiring can be a do-it-yourself project with this instruction from Tim Carter. You'll have no trouble wiring a light switch with his simple tips and doing light switch wiring yourself will save you lots of money.

How To : Wire up a light fixture

Wiring up a light fixture saves time, prevents head injuries, and provides extra light while working. Tim Carter shows you how to wire up a light fixture to protect your light and yourself. In just a few simple steps you'll have no problems working around your light fixtures d ...more

News : Pedal-Powered EL Wire Night Bike Light

Instructable user samsmith17's solution for riding in the dark is a lot snazzier than your typical bicycle light: "This summer I realized that you don’t need a driver to run your el wire if you’re putting it on a bike. I hooked a stepper motor up to a transformer from an old ...more

How To : Wire an LED Police light bar system

This is my homemade led light system. The main unit has a total of 228 LED's, the corners are using super wide angle LED's to maximize visibility. There are also 48 LED mini lightbar, 5x 16 LED mini modules. The main controller is controlling the light bar as well as the indiv ...more

How To : Wire a single pole light switch

Before working on any circuit in your house, make sure you turn the light off at the circuit breaker and then test it at the switch. Use 14-2 wire which has two insulated wires, a white and a black, and a bare copper wire which is used for grounding. First you run a 14-2 wire ...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 : Install a ceiling fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to put in a ceiling fan. Steps: 1 Turn off the electricity to the ceiling light at the main panel. 2 Remove existing ceiling light fixture and fixture strap from the ceiling. 3 Unscrew the old electrical box and pull it down f ...more

How To : Safely put up a real, live Christmas tree

Make sure this year’s live holiday Christmas tree is not only pretty, but safe, too. Here's how to safely put up a real, live Christmas tree. You will need: a fresh tree a tree stand water a ceiling hook a piece of wire tree lights blue masking tape LED tree lights heavy-gaug ...more

How To : Hang a picture with no holes

You use a bike rack that extends from floor to ceiling. Pick where you want to put your picture and place the bike rack there. Adjust the bike rack so that it is at the level you want the picture. Then take a clamp light and clamp it to the pole of the bike rack. If the light ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with ease

Beauty and brains in one package! A ceiling fan offers many functional benefits while adding a certain decorative touch to a room. In the summer it can help cool a room (or even a porch) by helping to circulate air and by creating a slight breeze. In the winter it can be used ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan

In this video series you will learn how to install your own ceiling fan from beginning to end. Our expert home inspector will walk you through the parts and tools needed as well as the wiring and even how to fix a wobble in the fan. There are multiple steps and parts but each ...more

How To : Make the Simplest Flash Bounce Ever for Your Camera

Sick of washed out photos? How about red eye? Or maybe you can't get the right shot because your flash is causing too much shadow in the background. That's what a flash bounce is for—it reflects the light off of the ceiling or another surface so that your photos look more bala ...more

How To : Light Up Your Walls with Stars

Everybody loves the stars. Well, I certainly do. As a child I'd spend hours outside during summer nights marveling at the seemingly endless amount of sparkling dots spanning the sky. Maybe you have children of your own and want to create a sparkle in their eyes, or in your own ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan

In these diy home improvement videos, learn how to install a ceiling fan in your home. Our expert will show you what to consider when choosing a fan, what tools you’ll need, how to turn the power off, electrical wiring tips, how to assemble the fan blades, how to add a light f ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait

So, you've mastered the knot tying process for fishing, and you already know how to catch bait, so now what? You need to put that live bait to good use... this animated tutorial from Marinews will show you how to rig a garfish for fishing swimming bait. Catching bait might jus ...more

How To : Make a super cannon arm movie prop/effect

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to make a super cannon arm. The first thing you need is a plastic jug, a switch, a wire, a wooden dowel, spray paint, a tap light, nick nacks, foam lining, and a pin light. The plastic jug will be the casing, cut out a ...more

How To : Wire up crystal focus boards for Jedi lightsabers

Watch as Novastar and Gundamaniac demonstrate detailed wiring for a crystal focus board for Star Wars Lightsabers! Making your very own Jedi Light Saber may be a daunting task if you don't know what you're doing, but this four-part video tutorial will save the day from evil fo ...more

How To : Make a sneaky, snake spy camera that records video

Snake cams have become the epitome of high-tech gadgets on television and in movies. In 24, Jack Bauer is always using a snake camera to check for terrorists on the other side of the door. The video game Splinter Cell has made the snake cam an integral part to Sam Fisher's ars ...more

How To : Work with layers in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Refinish exterior lights

Are your exterior lamps looking totally out of place? Bring them back into the fold with a simple spray paint face lift. As every fashion-conscious gal knows, accessories make all the difference. The same is true for your house: the decorative touches, accent pieces, and color ...more

How To : Make an infrared heart sensor

This video shows how to create an infrared heart sensor using an Arduino controller, a couple of resistors, and an infrared light emitter and detector. This device will be used on the subject's finger, detecting the amount of blood which is flowing through the subject's finger ...more

How To : Illuminate a regular computer keyboard

Light up your keyboard with this illuminating tutorial from Make Magazine's Kipkay. To get started on this hack, which should take roughly a half an hour and cost no more than $5, you'll need the following: (1) a regular computer keyboard (most any model will do), (2) a screwd ...more

How To : Build a Leyden jar and use a capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor! In this installment of the MAKE presents series, Collin Cunningham explains - how to build a Leyden jar, how ...more

How To : Build a personal weather machine

Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine. Get creative -- got any new weather effects you've figured out how to add to your Personal Weather Machine? We'd love to hear ab ...more

How To : Take Perfect Pictures of Your Handmade Projects

In order to take the perfect picture of your handmade wooden project, it's helpful to have a lightbox that's similar to what professionals use but definitely cheaper to make yourself. I was thinking about what project I was going to work on today. I decided to flip through so ...more

How To : Wire a pumpkin with Christmas lights

Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional decorating video that demonstrates how to use Christmas tree light bulbs to illuminate a jack-o-lantern pumpkin. This tutorial explains how to prepare typical Christmas lights for elucidating a pumpkin. Follow t ...more

HowTo : Magical LED Tin Can Lantern

Instructables member mark-mark creates a beautiful effect with just a tin can lantern and an LED. It's as simple as it sounds: punch a decorative pattern into a tin can and insert your LED rig. Catch the impressive result here. You Will Need: Quart sized tin can with lid Pr ...more

How To : Make pew bows

Cut your ribbon or lace into two evenly sized pieces. This can easily be done by folding the ribbon or lace in half and cutting it on the fold. Take one of the pieces of ribbon or lace, and find the middle point of that piece. Fold the piece of ribbon or lace, keeping your ha ...more

How To : House cleaning

In this series of informative videos you will learn new ways of cleaning your home. Watch as our expert,Paige Williams, demonstrates cleaning techniques for cleaning the bathroom sink, bathroom, and fixtures. You will also learn more about cleaning the dust from your ceiling a ...more

How To : Make your own ring light at home

You don't need to buy an expensive ring light, you can make your own at home. You'll need a sheet of sturdy plywood, a pencil, some string, a dimmer switch, the light bulb sockets, some electrical wire, a drill and some hardware.

How To : Make electricity from copper, zinc and water

Check out this kitchen table science experiment on how to make electricity from copper, zinc and water. You can make your own battery to power a small LED light from just nails, copper wire and water. You will need copper wire, zinc (in the form of galvanized nails), a multim ...more

How To : Install a hanging lamp

If you've ever set foot inside an IKEA or opened up a home decorating catalog/magazine before, then you know that hanging lamps are like the skinny jeans of home decorating: Everyone needs at least one. But don't waste your cash paying someone to install one for you. You can ...more

How To : Use "foofing" when shooting flash photography

This video is about the concept of "foofing" when shooting flash photography. For this, you need a camera with a flash that can be directionally adjusted. The process involves simply pointing the flash at either a wall or the ceiling, to avoid having the light from the flash s ...more

How To : Make hanging votive candle holders

Be a DIY superstar and impress your friends with your newfound craft skills by turning simple votive candle holders into a hanging candle tree. You can do it all with simple home supplies and by following the instructions in this video. Join me for my weekly "how-to" videos s ...more

How To : Fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach

In this video by Simon Leach, we learn how to fit a lamp base into pottery with Simon Leach. First, you will take the lamp base that has all the wires inside of it. From here, you will wire the cables through the proper fittings for the light. Then, you need to put a hole in t ...more

HowTo : Play With Fire on Camera

Here at WonderHowTo, we appreciate the fine art of photography (including its extensively vast bag of mind boggling tricks). We also enjoy playing with fire. Sorry, most of us are little boys at heart, and we can't get enough tutorials that fall within the playing-with-matches ...more

How To : Take a group portrait

Taking a group portrait can be a pain. Here’s how to make it go as smoothly as possible. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to take a group portrait. You Will Need * A camera * An external flash * A tripod * A group of people * And a large room or space * Wide-angl ...more

How To : Simply use a flash on a Nikon DSLR

There are a lot of things that a flash can do for you when you are taking pictures. It can be used to fill shadows, light up subjects, and much more. The video demonstrates the various tilt and pan settings that the flash can be used in for bouncing light in various circumstan ...more

How To : Install a tubular skylight

A tubular skylight is a fast and inexpensive way to bring natural light into your house. The tubular skylight has three parts a dome, reflective tubing, and a diffuser. First locate the ceiling joists in the area that you would like to install the skylight and mark them with t ...more

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