If you consider yourself a "laser" man, then you probably know all about front-surface mirrors. But do you know how to make an FS mirror? This video from AP Digital light will show you how to make cheap first surface mirrors.
If you're into fursuits, check this video out. It will show you how to make cheap, durable footpaws for a koala, lemur, or other primate costume out of slippers and other cheap materials. Now get out there and fur it up!
Lockpicking might not be the most well-respected discipline in the world, but it's very useful for crime, survival, and all sorts of other disciplines. This video is of a presentation from a lockpicking conference that focuses on economical lockpicking. Topics include getting cheap tools and space as well as using heat treating to turn cheap lockpicks into more durable effective ones.
In this Achievement Hunter guide to unlocking PS3 trophies in Resistance 3, the guys walk us through how to unlock 'Grenadier', 'Access Denied', and 'Cheap Shots.' It may take a few tries to earn the Access Denied trophy because the shields are time based instead of damage based, but if you're in an area with enough enemies you can get it after a few attempts.
The lightsaber is one of the coolest weapons in the history of cinema, and the original props came from a junkyard. Funny how that works right? If you want a lightsaber for your own film, costume, or just because they're awesome, watch this video for a guide to making three types of lightsabers: a cheap one, a medium one, and very expensive professional-quality one.
Recording professional-sounding music at home is cheaper and easier than ever before, but still neither cheap nor easy compared to, say, grilled-cheese-sandwich-making. If you need some help getting started watch this video, which will teach you all about mics, cables, digital interfaces, and the other elements of the modern home recording studio.
Just about any electroluminescent substance is cool but rather expensive if you buy it at the shops. If you need some cheap EL ink, watch this video to learn how to make blue EL powder out of cheap, easy-to-make ZnS green glow powder.
Looking to make a great zombie flick just in time for Halloween but are on a super tight budget and are looking for a cheap way of creating some of the special effects for your actors portraying the zombies? Look no further! In this video you will learn how to create the decaying zombie mouth effect to get you started similar to the zombies in The Walking Dead.
The Alien movies, most notably Alien and Aliens, are icons of sci-fi horror, and one of their most well-known elements is the awesome power loader that Sigourney Weaver's character Ellen Ripley used to tear the aliens apart. This video will show you how to make your own prop replica of the power loader at home for cheap, so that you can destroy aliens in your own films or maybe pretend to maul some party guests.
In this tutorial, Elizabeth shows you how to turn two old doilies and a cheap thrift store scarf into an adorable boho/hipster bib top. This top is cheap and easy to make and best of all.. it's no sew! No thread involved! You will love this style and this shirt will soon become your favorite. Have fun!
You can make inexpensive vodka taste as smooth as a top-shelf brand with a few easy maneuvers. Instead of splurging on pricey Grey Goose or Ketel One, grab a cheap vodka from the liquor store, a water filter pitcher with a charcoal filtration system (like Brita), and a mesh collander. Now you can mix up a deliciously fancy martini for a fraction of the price. Na zdarovye!
Turn an old tennis ball into a nifty camera tripod in just minutes. Inspired by an Instructables.com project: http://www.instructables.com/id/SDMK5MWFDO29GEZ/
Living well doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. And living cheap doesn't have to look like you're living cheap.
This video will show you how to make some cheap Star Wars light saber movie props with a few hardware store items such as pvc pipe, pool cues, duct tape, electrical tape, and spray paint.
Looking for some advice on how to book a flight on the cheap? Let this video be your guide. Finding cheap airfare can be easy! So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview in about two minutes' time. For all of the details, and to get started saving money on airline tickets yourself, watch this video guide.
You don't need to buy a whole new iPhone if your screen has accidentally cracked. You can effect this repair with a cheap repair kit you can buy online. Then follow the tutorial to replace your screen (be careful!). Much cheaper than getting a new phone!
Interested in finding the cheapest possible copy of Microsoft Windows 7? This clip offers some helpful advice. For more information, including a complete overview of how to locate and purchase dirt-cheap legal copies of the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system yourself, watch this handy how-to from the folks at Butterscotch.
Looking for a cheap stabilization method? Look no further. In this vieo, learn a great (& inexpensive) stabilization method steadicam steadytracker using a cheap tripod with your Canon 7D/5D.
Follow along with Dr Kreepy in this quick video tutorial on how to do cheap and easy tombstones for your home haunt. You will need a marker, a hobby knife or X-acto knife, a hacksaw, an electric rotary tool, black acrylic paint, black spray paint, white paint, a spray bottle full of water, a paintbrush, and foam board. Watch this video special effects tutorial and learn how to make a cheap prop tombstone for a Halloween decoration or a film prop.
Make a cheap talkbox out of common parts for a very small amount of money and time. This will NOT give you a sound like a pro talkbox, but it's cheap, easy, and fun.
Finding yourself in the wilderness where there is no chance of possibly making a fire outside is pretty dangerous. But you can avoid the danger by making your very own cheap woodburning stove for the inside of you shelter. Enjoy!
A laser vortex is a basically a tool and allows you to make a circle of red laser light quickly and easily for creating lightshows, especially useful when combined with a fog machine. This video will teach you how to make one for cheap out of parts your can find at any hardware store.
If you're trying to get in some last minute Halloween costume ideas, or have something that you're looking to do with one of your films involving knights armor, zombies, or giant Jim Henson style talking heads, this video from Indy Mogul might just be what you're looking for! Learn how to make all these costumes and effects on the cheap!
The Pogoplug is a great device for accessing your info from anywhere, but did you know that with a little bit of work you can install Apache, Linux, MySQL, and PHP on the Pogoplug and use it as a cheap, functional, Linux-friendly web server.
Looking for a Variable-ND filter without having to spend $300? There's a way that you can actually make your own for as little as $10-$20 using some cheap circular polarization filters! Instead of getting a picture tutorial, in this video, you will get a fully commentated walkthrough of the process that he uses to remove the lenses and more to create his own filter!
Steady cam rigs allow you to film really great smooth footage, but they cost about $300. If you're too lazy to make one yourself that is! This video will show you how to make a cheap substitute called a fig rig using $30 dollars worth of materials. Now you can finally push beyond handheld to the world of professional-looking video.
This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to build a cheap and portable green screen.
Watch this instructional video to make cheap molds for casting miniatures. You can then duplicate pieces for building your diorama or game terrain. Sculpt original forms using polymer clay, and layer on latex to make a cheap rubber mold. Or, you can use pre-made forms to press shapes into a soft mold. This video provides several modes of creating plaster forms and duplicates for miniature sculptures.
This how-to video shows the best way yet to get whiter teeth using cheap household items! The preparation and time to do this is less than 5 minutes. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to whiten teeth.
This is demo showing where to get a cheap origami paper. Origami papers are expensive in terms of shaping. It's very cute and nice. While seeing the holographic picture of the paper we may clarify that. Take a big roll and it is cheap. Take off the protective sheets on the walls. Its cheap and its like 3 -4 $ per piece. Its pretty and wonderful. Also we may get wrapping paper which you can buy. This is cheaper and you can get it home. This is a great paper and you may can fold everything. Whe...
Attention Zelda fans! Get a Zelda-inspired makeup look with a little help from this two-part makeup video tutorial! This look is great for a fancy costume event or next Halloween. In part one, makeup application to the eyes is gone over. In part two, learn how to apply makeup to your lips and how to create those famous pointy ears.
Bring a little life to your films, or maybe a little "light". Watch this video to see how to make your own 400-watt video light for film or photography. You can make this video light with mere parts from the local hardware store, such as plastic paneling (which is cheap, easy to cut and non-conductive), zip ties, 4 plastic bulb sockets, lamp cord (like Romex), a cheap plug, and good and cheap diffusion. With all of these materials, you'll have your own homemade light for any film or photo pro...
Radar has made much of modern life possible, and if you're into building your own electronics building one is a fun and useful project. Watch this video for instructions on how to build your own simple radar out of cheap spare parts from a satellite dish or a toy radar gun.
Bamboo flooring is cheap, durable, pretty, and much more renewable then most other hardwood floor options. If you've been thinking about getting rid of your carpet or your current hardwood is worn out, try bamboo! This video will give you tips on installing it yourself and revitalizing your home.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a super cheap "mop" out of household items. This device can be carried around in your pocket so no one will see it and it is ready for tagging at a moment's notice. If you have trouble with spray cans and need a new way of writing, follow along and try and make this mini-mop.
In this tutorial, learn how to make your very own A-line wrap skirt that will look great all year long. This classic piece is easy to make and doesn't require a lot of time. Follow along and get started increasing you summer wardrobe for cheap!
In this video, learn how to put together a bunch of plastic K'Nex and make a super cool, functioning iPod or iPhone dock. This stand is easy to make and cheap, plus it's always fun to build with this classic kid's toy. So, follow along and build this easy, cheap dock and start listening to music hands free. This dock works in landscape or portrait so whichever you like best, you can use.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a super cheap camera stabilizer for under 10 dollars. This stabilizer (or steadicam) is just as effective as a big, professional one but is small enough for use on the iPod, iPhone, Blackberries or Flip cameras. Follow along with this tutorial and start shooting awesome photos and videos with your mini electronics.
In this tutorial, learn how to create a bubbling, fresh burn on your skin using cheap, simple products from around the house. This method is cheap and easy and will make one of the most gruesome and painful looking burns you can think of. This is perfect for filmmaking, Halloween or theatre projects!
Are you struggling to buy a high priced backpack for your wilderness trip? Fear not for there is this video out in the world looking to help you! In this video, learn how to carry your camping gear for cheap, without shelling out too many bones for an expensive camping backpack.