# Electricity Program Search Results

### How To: Get free electricity from a phone jack

Learn how to get free electricity from your home telephone line just by watching this video. Save money on your power bill, and hack into the electricity coming out of the phone jack. The phone company doesn't monitor electricity usage, so you can probably get away with this con. Check out this video tutorial and learn how to tap into the electrical energy source in your phone line.

### How To: Green your office by saving paper and electricity

The massive offices that represent so much of the American economy are an ecological disaster. They aren't heavy manufacturing, but they use incredible amounts of paper, electricity, and other resources. This video will give you some tips for making you office more green, saving electricity and paper and making the Earth a better place.

### How To: Make an electrophorus and use it to create electricity from your cat

An electrophorus is a type of capacitor that generates electrostatic energy. Most of you probably know this force as static electricity, the domain of door handles and polyester shirts. It can be used for all sorts of other fun science experiments though, and this video will show you how an old hard drive, some plastic, Styrofoam, foil, a cat, and other simple materials can be used to make a a simple functioning electrophorus.

### How to Learn basic electronics: electricity, a basic circuit, and breadboard

Welcome to part 2 of robotics teacher Scotty's introduction to electronics! the first video taught about the basic tools and components we need to start working with electronics. This one will cover the basics of electronics, from a primer on electricity and how it works to making a basic circuit and working with breadboard, the canvas of circuitry.

### How To: Use a Peltier module to create free electricity from heat

A Peltier module allows you to turn heat into electricity. Because you can place it in areas that are normally warm anyway, the electricity created is "free" in a sense, though it does work best when one side of the module is cold and the other is hot. In other words, all you'll need for this project is the Peltier module and a cooler surface such as soil or water, and a warm area such as a well lit window or warm pan.

### How To: Be aware of electricity and matter

In the first video, you'll see how contact between different materials can result in attraction or repulsion. Experimental results are discussed that led to Ben Franklin's one fluid theory of electricity. It explains how clues were found from rubbing different materials together.

### How To: Make a Leyden jar static electricity capacitor

Build an old static electricity capacitor which will shock the electricity of your TV or computer screen. The full discharge of this Leyden jar can be deadly. Make it smaller if you want to try with your kids.

### How To: Recognize different voltage sources for electricity

This is a recording of a class lecture on Voltage Sources. The first part describes how mechanical friction can generate voltages.

### How To: Propel a match with static electricity

Watch to learn a cool optic illusion in which it looks like a match is propelled by static electricity but is really flicked by the second match.

### How To: Create exploding water

Watch this instructional science video to learn how to create hydrogen from water, salt and electricity, for only a few dollars. This is an experiment that produces explosive gases, involves electricity and water and a number of risks so please be careful. Not an experiment to be performed by idiots. Create exploding water with this educational tutorial.

### How To: Make a battery with a nickel, penny and vinegar

Generate electricity using only a nickel, a penny and a mild household acid like lemon juice or vinegar. Make a battery using an alternating stack of these coins and create enough electricity to power a desktop Christmas tree. Follow along in this instructional video and learn how.

### How To: Bend a stream of water with this home science experiment

In this rapid fire video, Mr. G introduces us to the idea of atoms, static electricity, and opposing charges. We've all seen a balloon pick up static electricity from a wool sweater and stick to a wall, but watch how the same charged balloon can bend water! For this experiment you'll need a balloon, a wool sweater and a running tap.

### How To: Experiment with magnets and eddy currents

Eddy Currents are little circles of electricity created when metals are moved by magnets or even when magnets are moved by metals. To understand this practically take a regular piece of cardboard and drop it in between a horse shoe magnet. It drops normally with out being effected by the magnet. This is because the cardboard does not conduct electricity. Therefore it does not cause any eddy currents. But instead if you use an aluminum piece in the same way, it falls very slowly, because alumi...

### How To: Create an electricity text effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial CreativeIceDesigns shows you how to make really cool electricity text effect by using Photoshop. To do this you need to open Photoshop and create new document. Layer will be black. Go to Type tool and type the word which you want to give effect. Now duplicate the layer and hide one. After that go to filter, stylize and wind option. Give this effect from all side. Change the color and unhide the text layer. After watching this you will be also able to make electricity text eff...

### How To: Demonstrate static electricity with a balloon

Objects become charged when rubbed against one another. This happens because negatively charged electrons flow from one object to the other.

### 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.

### How To: Reduce Static Electricity

Static electricity might seem like magic but you don't have to be a wizard to get rid of it. There are simple steps you can take to reduce the amount of static electricity in the air or on you by using some items you probably have at home.

### How To: Use hydrogen for better mileage

Hydrogen can be used to improve mileage. The hope with this method is that hydrogen will increase the amount of gasoline combusted and increase fuel efficiency, as you trickle hydrogen into the tank. Often propane is used to increase gas mileage. The studies are still being done. There's no official data at present, but there is significant experimentation.

### How To: Make a Leyden jar to store static electricity

Do you even know what a Leyden jar is? Well... it's an early form of capacitor made from a glass jar with layers of metal foil on the outside and inside. This video tutorial will show you how to make a Leyden jar to store static electricity. This Leyden jar will give you a powerful shock!

### How To: Use Gummi Bears to demonstrate osmosis and crystallization

Gummi Bears are great for science experiments due to their gelatinous makeup. In this video you will learn how NOT to make a Gummi Bear conduct electricity, but in fact how to use them to demonstrate osmosis and crystallization by preparing them for conductivity.

### How To: Make DIY conductive glass with Stannous Fluoride and toothpaste

Glass normally doesn't conduct electricity, but there are all sorts of cosmetic and industrial applications for conductive glass. There are easy and hard ways to make it. This video will show you one so easy you can do it at home with only four ingredients: glass, Stannous Chloride, toothpaste, and alcohol.

### How To: Build a power supply for electroluminescent (EL) wire and displays

Electroluminescent devices need electricity to light up, clearly, so if you're working on an EL project building a proper power supply is crucial. In this video you'll learn how to make a DIY power supply for your EL projects that is safe, effective, and cheap.

### How To: Turn an LCD screen into a simple EL (electroluminescent) display

Electroluminescent (EL) materials light up when electricity passes through them, as opposed to more common incandescent lights that respond to heat. EL displays are becoming very popular in advertising and art,but getting them or the materials to make them can be expensive. Watch this video to learn how to turn an LCD into a simple EL display, and also how superglue can be used as a cheap dielectric in this sort of project.

### How To: Build an electromagnet

This video demonstrates the relationship between electricity and magnetism and shows how to construct an electromagnet using a 4 inch iron nail, 5 meters of copper wire and a 1.5 volt AA battery. Electromagnetism was discovered by the Danish scientist Oersted. Electromagnetism is the science behind electric motors, solenoids, speakers and electromagnets.

### How To: Install exterior motion-sensor lights with Lowe's

In this tutorial by Lowe's, we learn how to install exterior motion-sensor lights with Lowe's. First, you will need to pick out what kind of motion sensor light you want. Most of the kits you purchase will come equipped with all the things you need, you will just need to supply the hardware. You will need: a screwdriver, circuit tester, electrical tape, silicone caulk, work gloves, and safety glasses. Open up the package and find the directions inside of it. After this, turn off the electrici...

### How To: Build a wind turbine with PVC windmill blades

In this Education video tutorial you will learn how to build a wind turbine with PVC windmill blades. This project when completed will charge a 12V battery. You can turn a motor in to a generator. When you spin the shaft on the generator, electricity is generated. So you get a motor with a flywheel and attach the turbine blades to it. When the blades turn with wind action, electricity will be generated. Take PVC pipes, 8" in diameter and 24" long. Cut the blades out of the pipe as per directi...

### How To: Build a fire when the electricity goes out

This video shows the viewer how to start a fire without sing matches or electricity. This is done by first selecting a fairly large dry log. The aim is to ‘chip’ or peel smaller pieces of wood off from this log. These pieces will burn more easily and as such will make it easier to start the fire – a small hatchet is a useful tool to use when breaking down the larger log. Once you have the kindling place it on an alcohol wipe. Then use a flint or a fire steel to ignite the alcohol wipe. Once t...

### How To: Build a potato battery

Like a lemon, a potato can produce electricity. This science experiment was prepared by Ebtisam Al Anzoor and demonstrated by Mustafa Daif. The electricity is proven using an analog micro ameter. The positive is copper from a penny or copper coin while the negative is a galavanized nail. The potato releases a charge and is further proven when it is connected to a calculator. You can daisy chain the potatoes for a greater charge.

### News: Bacteria-Based Fuel Cell Aims a One-Two Punch at Global Warming

About a third of the methane released into the environment comes from the production and transport of natural gas. The gas leaks as it moves along the transport chain from gas wellheads to market.

### News: These Special Sewage Bacteria Can Turn Dirty Water into Energy

Some bacteria can already do it—generate electric current, that is—and those microbes are called "electrogenic." Now, thanks to the work of a research group from the University of California, Santa Barbara, we know how to easily turn non-electrogenic bacteria into electricity producers.

### How To: This Simple Hack Prevents Static Electricity from Zapping Your Gadgets During DIY Repairs

I don't like paying for repairs, and I don't like purchasing extended warranties. When one of my gadgets break, I perform emergency surgery and try and fix it myself. It doesn't always go well, but I've managed to resuscitate a few iPhones, an HDTV, an Android tablet, multiple MacBook Pros, and other gadgets seemingly on their deathbeds.

### How To: Make an electroscope for static electricty experiments

In this video, learn how to make your own homemade electroscope. An electroscope is an early scientific instrument that is used to detect the presence and magnitude of electric charge on a body and for static electricity experiments. They are easy to make. This electroscope is made from a binder clip and two sheets of plastic (or overhead transparency film), and scissors.

### How To: Make a DIY electrical discharge machining machine with an old doorbell

Electical discharge machining is a techinque in which electricity is used to machine (cut, grind, etc.) metal. It usually invovles sophisticated tools and equipment, but not here! Watch this video for a guide to making a small electrical discharge machining machine with an old electric doorbell.

### How To: Make a really cool lamp out of string

In this tutorial, learn how to make a very cool new lamp for your home. This string pendant lamp is so much fun, people will think you spent a ton of money on it, when in reality you can create it for less than ten bucks.

### How To: Install a ceiling fan with Lowe's

Mike Kraft of Lowe's shows you how easy it is to install a ceiling fan. Not only will it keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, but also it can dramatically lower your utility bills. Using common household tools, even an inexperienced electrician can install a ceiling fan within minutes. Working with electricity can be scary, but this video will show you step-by-step how to mount your ceiling fan safely and securely.

### How To: Perform a trick with a nickel, cup, and match

Do you remember "The Heist" from episode 21? Well, the sequel is even more unfair than the original! Check out this video if you want to stump people with a trick called "The Heist II." For this trick, you need only a few simple supplies: a match, a cup, and a nickel.

### How To: Fix a wet laptop

How were you supposed to know your computer can't swim? Isn't it called a laptop? You will need paper towels or lint-free cloth, cotton swabs, a towel, lots of luck, and professional help. Warning: liquids and electricity don't mix. Please make sure your hardware and all points of electrical contact are completely dry before plugging them in.

### How To: Control a bendy straw without touching it

Learn how to control a normal bendy straw without touching it. Almost no prep required. Easy and amazing as you use static electricity to move it seemingly with your mind.

### How To: Make simple lanterns

Sarah McColl teaches us how to light up a room or backyard with homemade lanterns. As she shows us, lighting is one thing you never want to neglect. Electricity is not required.

### News: Why Nikola Tesla's Wireless Power Was Fated to Fail Due to Exploding Airships

Nikola Tesla is one of the most tragic figures in the history of science, a history that is practically filled to the brim with tragic figures. Francis Bacon, a 16th century philosopher and scientist, caught pneumonia and died because he was trying to stuff snow into a dead chicken. Marie Curie died as a result of her long-term exposure to radioactivity, and her papers from the 1890s are too radioactive to touch without protective gear to this day.

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