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How To: Turn with balance when skiing

Ski instructor Josh Foster says you should not stand up too soon. You have to turn with your lower body to turn into balance. This will keep your hips stable. If you turn with your whole body, you will get out of balance.

How To: Jailbreak iOS 4.3 iPhone, iPad semi-tethered, iPod Touch w/ Sn0wbreeze 2.3b1

If you own an Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) then you probably have the 4.3 firmware update by now. It's got some cool improvements, but as usual necessitates a new jailbreak. Enter Sn0wbreeze 2.3b1, the beta version of the jailbreak for the new iOS. It's in beta, so it's not perfectly stable, but this video will show you how to use it. You can see a written version of the guide and the necessary download links here.

How To: Fold a modular origami butterfly ball

First of all, we're not going to lie: This butterfly ball origami project is not a simple one to fold. In fact, you should only attempt it if you're an intermediate or advanced origami student. Second, we have no idea why this star-like object is called a butterfly ball (perhaps because it looks like a cacoon?), but either way it's a very cool modern shape.

How To: Knit using the welt technique

This video begins with examples of different finished welt techniques being shown. A piece of finished cloth is then folded over twice and then held in place before stitching. The first knit is started on the left side of the cloth and continued until reaching the opposite side of the fabric. A wooden needle is then used to weave from right to left until the wooden needle is pushed all the way across the fabric for support. This step is repeated three times until the welt is visible and stabl...

How To: Make a tripod for your iPhone camera

The iPhone has some pretty awesome video capabilities. Whether you are working with Cycorder from a jailbroken 2G or 3G, or Apple's own video camera in the 3GS, you will get pretty great picture resolution in a handy pocket size. In this tutorial, learn how to create your own tripod, on the cheap, for use with your otherwise handheld device. This will help you keep your image steady and stable and take great shots.

How To: Build a catapult out of rubber bands & a wire hanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a catapult out of rubber bands & a wire hanger. To do this, you will first need: one wire hanger, plastic spoon, rubber bands, small marshmallows, and measuring tape. Now, hold your hand in the center of the hanger and pull up both sides around it. After this, fold back the front for balance and straighten it up so it's stable. Next, you will take one rubber band and put it around the sides. Then, take the spoon and put it in between the rubber band and...

How To: Perform a shot fake in basketball

In this video, we learn how to perform a shot fake in basketball with Chase. There are three keys to a good shot fake. First, make sure you are on balance and nice and stable. Be in a good dent athletic position, but don't come out and up from your position. Then, you will need to make sure your eyes are to the rim. This will sell the shot and get the defender to buy it, making the defensive player lose focus and position. Last, you want to make sure you keep it tight when you are playing. Th...

How To: Create stop motion animations with Windows Movie Maker

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make stop motion animations. Begin by mounting the camera onto a stable surface position, such as a tripod. Then layout the figure to a desired position for the first frame. Now take a picture and slightly move the figure for the second frame. Continue moving the figure and taking frames until you have completed your animation. Then upload the frames onto your computer. Open the images in a movie editing program and make sure to set the picture dur...

How To: Add weights to your RC crawler tires

If you're looking for a video on how to add weights to your RC vehicles tires, you've come to the right place! In this tutorial, you'll find out what you can do to add weight to your tires as well as where are some of the best places to get them. Weights can help add of course weight down on your tires making them a bit more stable and useful when out in a rocky area. So check out the video and enjoy!

How To: Solve power steering moans

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to solve power steering moans. Users will need a vacuum pump. Begin by filling reservoir about half way full. Then draw a vacuum of approximately 20"/Hg and let the vacuum sit for 5 minutes. Now recheck the fluid level in the reservoir. Continue this process until the fluid level remains stable. Then top off the fluid level to the "cold" mark of the reservoir. Start the car to check if there are bubbles. Apply for vacuum if there are bubbles. If there...

How To: Connect to an iPhone or iPod Touch from a PC via SSH

You can SSH on a iPod which is jail broken. To do this you will need the Cydia application. Open the application on your device. From the main menu of the application go to the search feature. Search for SSH. The first result is Automatic SSH. Click on it to download. Install the application. Go back to search and scroll down to find the OpenSSH program. Download and install it. Now from your desktop open your internet browser and search for WinSCP in Google. From the first result download th...

How To: Make a custom jewelry box for cheap

This video shows how to make a custom jewellery box for cheap. Find any box we want to use. Next find some spare fabric to put on the inside. Make little compartments big enough for whatever we are putting in. Just use cardboard for this. Measure the cardboard into strips and then made triangular cuts so that the cardboard would be more stable. Next make sure whatever we are putting in will fit in the compartments we have made. Use super glue to put the fabric in and pleated the fabric. Now w...

How To: Easily tape an ankle

This video shows how to wrap an ankle with athletic tape. First he sprays a little spray adhesive on the ankle and sticks a couple thin pads on places that are prone to blistering. He then wraps the foot and entire ankle with a prewrap to protect the skin and cover the hair so that the tape won't irritate the skin. Then he begins by taping two anchors around the top of the ankle, and putting a piece of tape down the side from the anchors, under the heel, and up the other side like a stirrup, ...

How To: SSH into your iPhone with USB

This video describes how to install SSH into your iPhone. It explains the benefits of using SSH to tether instead of Wi-Fi, as Wi-Fi tends to be less stable. The presenter recommends using the iFunbox software instead of the Win-SEP software, and further states that, as opposed to Wi-Fi, USB does not require VNC configuration. It shows how the iFunbox enables you to pull videos, photos, wallpapers, ringtones and other data directly to your computer, as per the usual SSH abilities. According t...

How To: Cut corn off the cob for meal preparation

Here, Foodie tips instructs how to cut corn off the cob! First, get your corn on the cob. You will want to place the corn firmly, standing up straight, on your cutting board. Take your knife or cutting tool, place it on the edge and top of the cob and ride it down softly. You'll want to softly and slowly drag the knife down the cob so the corn does not pop everywhere. Hold the corn firmly to help the cob be stable. You can also lay a towel down to further stabilize the cob. Continue doing thi...

How To: Study & practice triad chord construction

This is a video tutorial on how to study and practice triad chord construction. The video starts off with explanations on consonant sound which is a stable and relaxing sound like any major or minor chord. The other type of sound is the unstable kind of sound. There are 4 kinds of triad chords: major, minor, augmented and diminished. To construct a major triad, you take the 1st note, 3rd note and the 5th note from a major scale. For example, if we take a C major chord, then we use the C, E an...

How To: Build a Newman cool motor

In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to build a "Newman Motor". From the website of Joseph Newman, this motor is an "electromagnetic motor that runs cool (unlike all conventional motors) and harnesses the

How To: Fix a knot

Ever find yourself short on material and that one board you really need has a nice open knot in it? You could always go out and buy more material, but sometimes its just easier and faster to stabilize and repair the knot. And instead of trying to hide the knot, sometimes it's just better to embrace it and make it look look resinous and natural. And that's the goal here. Our guide uses an epoxy/dye mixture to create a stable and decorative knot. With a little elbow grease, and this video from ...

How To: Shoot over a ball

Are you a pool shark? Then you have to watch this amazing video. You will learn how to do an advanced and difficult shot. Start by making sure you hit the ball exactly in the center. Aiming your shot is probably the most difficult part of this shot and you will learn tips and techniques to accomplish this. Establish a goo, stable bridge hand, then shorten your regular stroking technique. Actually, you will need to shorten everything you do. Last, you will see a perfect shoot over the ball tha...

How To: Make a balloon flower vase

In this video you'll learn how to make a balloon vase. These are fun balloon vases to hold your balloon flowers. The design of the vase in the video is based on a truncated triangular prism, but with a few added bubbles to make your vase a bit more stable. You'll go step by step on everything you need to use and how to properly twist your bubbles to make your super cool and fun balloon vase. This is a good video for more experienced balloon artist, but beginners are always welcomed to give it...

How To: Fold a paper airplane

This instructional video shows how to make a simple and very effective paper airplane that can stay aloft for about half a minute. It is a simple and elegant design which does a fantastic job of balancing the weight of the craft forward and makes for a highly stable and effective airfoil. It's a great deal of fun to make and almost as much fun to fly. Give it a try! Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a paper airplane.

How To: Teach a pet rat to walk on back legs

Watch this instructional video to teach a pet rat to walk on its back legs. When trying this, don't spend too long training the rat each day, 5 minutes a day is long enough and even at that they are clever enough to pick this up in a few days. This is important too to make sure they are not over-fed during training. Also, don't be in too much of a hurry to increase the step count, take time to get the rats used to the trick and it will make increasing the steps later easier and more stable. B...

How To: Fine tune a piano

In this tutorial, we learn how to fine tune a piano. When you move the pin, the speaking length of the string should move as well. When you're done it should stay stable. You should have a meter hooked up to your piano so you can see which notes are flat and which are pitching correctly. Sometimes you will be able to fee movement in the piano and then change how you want it to play. You will be able to hear if the pitch it soft or flat as you continue to listen to the notes that are being pla...

How To: Make popsicle stick fences

If you've got a tiny farm, you're going to need some tiny fences. Don't shell out your whole allowance for a fancy store bought fence set. Instead make your own fences out of popsicle sticks. This video tutorial demonstrates how to create stalls and stables so your miniature farm animals won't escape.

How To: Balance a cane on your chin

Watch this instructional video to learn fun trick, balancing a cane on your chin. Now to begin with, you want to have a good wide stance with your knees bent, keep your back straight and bend your head backwards. Slowly lift the object up onto the chin being very careful to make sure that it's perfectly straight up and down. Many people put the object too far back or too far forward and are surprised when it just falls of their chin. While you're balancing the object, your focus should be on ...