A function or signal generator is an electronic device that can create different types of waves and send them through a circuit without building oscillators. This video will teach you how they work and how to build a basic LED dimmer that uses one as an example.
This handy electronics tutorial will teach you all about one of the most important electronic components: the linear voltage regulator. You'll learn how they work, how to wire them, where to find them, and how to make an awesome 5V USB charger to use your newfound skills.
High speed photos are very artistic and look awesome, but taking them without special equipment is nearly impossible. Without this hack and an Arduino, that is. This video will teach you how to use an Arduino and other electronic components to make a DIY high speed photo trigger and take more awesome shots.
If you've recently upgraded you doorknob to an elegant Schlage Plymouth Handleset, then it's time to match your front entry locks and install a new electronic high-security Schlage Plymouth Keyless Entry Deadbolt. This keypad is great if you never want to lock your bottom handleset (or doorknob). Watch this step-by-step installation video to see how it's done! You'll need a phillips head screwdriver or electric drill. To see how to install the matching handleset, click here.
The phase-shift oscillator is one of the most common electronic parts, used in all sorts of mostly noise-making devices. If you like electrical engineering and new a new project, watch this video to learn how to make a phase-shift oscillator out of a single transistor, resistors, and capacitors.
The SAW lead is the most recognizable sound in hardstyle and hardcore electronic music, sounding like a swarm of bees attacking with the precision of an honor guard. Watch this video to learn how to program a patch for a SAW (or sawtooth) lead on a MicroKorg.
The Roland TB-303 should be a part of every electronic musicians arsenal, but cannot be because of it's scarcity. If you have a MicroKorg, however, you can make a patch that provides a decent approximation of the 303 sound, and this video will teach you how to program it.
The Roland TR-808 drum machine is one of the most important modern instruments, forming the backbone of both hip-hop and electronic music percussion. If you have gotten your hands on one, you're a lucky devil, but you have a long way to go before you can unlock it's true potential. Watch this video to learn how to program an 808 all the way up to a 64-step beat!
Justice might not have produced any new material in a while, but their place in electronic music history is already secured due to their filthy electro-house beats that have become ubiquitous in the years since they first broke out. Watch this video to learn how to make a dirty electro bass synth line like theirs in Reason 4.
Trance music has dominated the electronic dance music scene for decades, and that's because it's just really fun to party to. In this video you'll learn how to create a professional-sounding arpeggiated bass synth track for trance, hard trance, or electro using Reason 4.
Lady GaGa has taken over the pop universe largely on the power of her the awesome electronic production of her songs. If you want to capture some of that magic in your own tracks, watch this video to learn how to make the beat to her hit song "Poker Face" in Reason 4.
Dance lead synth tracks with oscillator sync (osc sync) effects have powered some of the biggest pop hits of recent years, notably "Sandstorm" by Darude and "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa. In this video you'll learn how to use osc sync and other effects create a dance pop synth lead in Reason 4.
Hardstyle is one of the most popular genres of electronic music in Europe, but has as yet failed to catch on in the US. If you want to make fat hardstyle beats on your computer in Reason, check out this video to learn how to make a perfect pumping hardstyle bass beat.
Dubstep is the music of the moment in the global underground electronic music scene, and producers from all types of music are incorporating it into their tracks. One of it's distinctive features is the "wub wub" style of bass track that dubstep producers favor, and it can improve all kinds of songs. This video will show you how to get a really good "wub wub" bass effect in FL Studio for use in all your Dubstep and fusion tracks.
If you're out in the wilderness with only one or two other people, it's easy to get separated. Even worse, if you planned for the trip to be "all natural" and decided not to bring any electronic gadgets like TVs and cells phones, then there are no lines of communication between you and your buddies.
Learn how to keep a knife sharp with this video. Just follow a few steps. When your knife is not sharp it poses some problems so follow the steps.
Household Hacker brings you fun hack how to projects in a variety of areas: electronic hacks, computer hacks, pranks, etc. Search Household Hacker on WonderHowTo for more videos by this creator. In this video, learn how to play WoW on your iPod.
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Lawrence Perez, from Saddleback College, and his assistant Charlie, give this arithmetic lesson on adding with an abacus. Who needs an electronic calculator anyway?
This video shows you how to use the transfer case electronic dial on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner Limited. This 4 Runner has 3 transfer case settings.4 wheel drive high range free, 4 wheel drive high range locked, and 4 wheel drive low range locked. To change from 4 wheel drive (H4F) to the 4 wheel drive locked mode, you must come to a complete stop, depress the dial, and turn to the (H4L) position. To shift into 4 wheel drive low you must come to a complete stop, shift the transmission into neutr...
Need to save a few quarters for laundry? Then skip paying at the parking meter when you're out and about. The video below will show you how to con your way out giving up your hard-earned coins at a city parking meter. With this trick, you'll get unlimited time. It works by simply holding a quarter in the slot for a long, long time. This will create an error in the electronic parking meter system, causing an "out of order" sign to appear, which means... free parking!
Need a little help soldering? If you can't quite figure out how to solder for your electronics and wires, maybe it's time you took a soldering 101 class. Well, no need to pay any expensive tuition, just watch this video tutorial to see how to do some basic soldering for electronic equipment or whatever you need it for. It's as simple as getting some solder and a soldering gun. The rest comes naturally, believe me. This explanation is more that enough to get your started in the world of solder.
The eSlate electronic voting system is accurate, accessible, and easy to learn. You can learn the new system in just minutes without any computer skills.
Learn how to tune your guitar using a Korg tuning box. To accurately tune your guitar, you will first need to locate a correctly tuned instrument to provide a reference note. A piano or electric keyboard will work if one is available. (You have to know the names of the keys to use this method.) Otherwise, you can use the fret board below to get your reference note. We'll use the "Low E" for your reference note.
E-cigarettes are a new innovation that allows smokers to get the impact of nicotine without any tar or tobacco. These cigarettes offer smokers a healthier alternative that will also save them a ton of money because they are reusable. In this tutorial, learn how to re-stuff a clogged or used EVOlution brand e-cig. This detailed video will walk you through all the steps you need to get your cigarette up and running again.
Create a nighttime chorus of insect sounds by modifying a solar yard light! You'll need some components, and the circuit board is not for the timid. It's pretty complicated with resistors, capacitors, thermistors, amplifiers, and some transformers. If you can manage all of this soldering work, then you will have one hell of a cricket show!
So 2000 was a wash for an election year; we put up with W for four years, then what happened? 2004! Lost again!!! Diebold you just can't seem to fade.
Usually our 5-Minute Projects involve soldering and LED lights and other such electronic accoutrements, but this week we decided to skip the fancy stuff in favor of an old-school science project: making rheopectic slime from Borax and glue. This is a pretty safe experiment even for kids--just make sure to do it with parental supervision and keep the Borax, slime, and any fingers that have been touching the aforementioned items out of eyes, noses and mouths.
The key to this lamp is creating the luminescent shapes which represent electronic circuits or magic spells on the lamp surface. You could also do this on coffee tables or other objects you can make out of plexiglass - get creative!
Unfortunately for electronic music, there are not very many Roland TB-303's in the world and the ones that are here are quite old. Many suffer from broken tactile switches, which can cause them to play double notes and have other problems. Watch this video to learn how you can replace the switches yourself and get your amazing piece of gear working perfectly.
The TB-303 is nothing short of legendary on the electronic music scene. It is possible there would be no such thing as house music without it. They are rare and extremely complicated, so if you're lucky enough to have one you should pursue whatever help you can get on playing it properly. Enter this video, which will teach you how to quickly and easily program your 303 and get on your way to making phat old-skool tracks.
Ableton Live can turn your computer into an electronic music producing and sequencing machine pretty quickly, but making sure your sound card is configured correctly before you use it on stage is crucial. Watch this video to learn how to set up your sound card for Ableton Live quickly and easily.
This video will teach you how to make a chiptune-style lead synth track using Reason 4. Chiptunes are basically electronic music songs made out of 8-bit sounds, mostly from video games. The synth lead you will be making in this video is not, as such, a true chiptune, it's better because it doesn't cling dogmatically to outdated technology.
Many people find the idea of taking apart small electronic devices like the Nintendo DS and laptop computers daunting. All the pieces are so close together, and even people who service their own large electronics sometimes quail when faced with doing the same things to portable units. This video will help you overcome your fears by showing you how to open and take apart a Nintendo DSi, which will allow you to put a custom case on it or do other mods.
In this video, we explain some techniques for getting electronic circuits to do things they weren't designed for. As an example, use a speaker phone as a speaker. Hacking items into better or different devices is way cool DIY circuitry. These are ideas of electronics that are cool to splice, rip apart and use recycled electronics for new projects.
Whether you engage in competitive yo-yo, soccer, or electronic music dancing, the phrase "Around the World" is probably of profound significance to you. This video is for those of you for whom the soccer resonated most. It will teach you how to do the freestyle soccer trick Around the World, in which you kick the ball up, swing you foot over the top of it in a circular motion, then catch the ball again with the same foot.
This is a guided hands-on laboratory activity to help a student understand the proper and safe use of a multimeter to measure voltage using an electronic labs kit. This video guides the student through the proper techniques for measuring voltage with a multimeter.
This guided hands-on laboratory activity to help a student understand the proper and safe use of a multimeter to measure current using an electronic labs kit. This video guides the student through the proper techniques for measuring current with a multimeter.
Mice, cute as they may be, are an unwelcome visitor in many a home. This video tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to hack a wireless electronic laser mouse trap from an automatic garage door opener and a computer mouse. Find out where those little pests are going. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a laser motion detector mouse trap.
If disaster strikes, chances are that power will also go out. Kipkay to the rescue! By creating one of these hand-powered chargers from a crank flashlight, your electronic devices will remained charged in emergencies.