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How To: Use the live external effect plugin in Ableton Live

The raging debate in the electronic music world between digital and hardware music production is virulent and unnecessary when the best setup is clearly a mix of the two. In this video you'll learn how to get your computer and your DJ hardware together by using the Ableton Live external effect plugin to control sounds from your gear using the computer. It's the best of both worlds!

How To: Recycle gold from old computer parts

Electronic waste is becoming more and more of a problem for the industrialized world, especially since most electronics are full of precious and rare-earth metals that should be recycled. Even gold! Enter this video. It will show you how you can use chemistry to strip the gold from your old computer and other electronic parts and, well, have more gold! Who doesn't want gold?

How To: Clean an Apple Mighty Mouse

If your Apple Mighty Mouse is covered in fingerprints or its surface has become soiled, it can be gently wiped with a clean lint-free cloth. If necessary, moisten the cloth using only water, making sure not to oversaturate it. Be aware that the mouse contains electronic components that may be damaged if water drips from the cloth into the mouse via the seam around the scroll ball or around its underside.

How To: Properly collect EVPs, or electronic voice phenomena

Wally from the East Coast Trans-communication Organization explains a little about collecting EVPs. EVPs, or electronic voice phenomena, are supernatural sounds that can't be heard by the human ear, but can be recorded by a tape recorder and then played back to hear any messages from the beyond. Watch this video paranormal tutorial and learn how to document EVP electronic voice phenomena with the help of a tape recorder.

How To: Vote in Pennsylvania with electronic voting machines

Are you in Delaware County, PA? Well, check out this video for how to use the new electronic voting machines at the Pennsylvania polls. So, if you want to vote for our next president, or your next governor, then get to the polls and cast your vote. There's just one thing to remember with these electronic voting systems, and that is to press the large green VOTE button, so don't forget!

How To: Program a Traxxas R/C electronic speed control

If you're fond of remote-controlled vehicles, you might appreciate this video tutorial on how to program a Traxxas electronic speed control. The Traxxas R/C ESC models you will learn to program are the XL-5, XL-10, EVX-2 and VXL-3S. They all have a single push button to turn on and off the ESC and program it. To get the most out of your Traxxas RC vehicle, learn to set up the programming by calibrating the electronic speed control, transmitter, throttle profile selection.

How To: Build a Morse code telegraph

Keeping secrets out of the wrong hands warrants desperate measures—or maybe just sensical. If you have a secret, the best way to protect it is with a code—and the best way to transfer that secret message is via an electronic telegraph system. This video will show you how to make your own homemade electronic telegraph machine, so that you can send those encrypted Morse code messages to your friends without fear of prosecution.

How To: Operate the ELECTronic 1242 voting machine

First, part the curtain to enter the voting machine. Then, start the voting process on the ELECTronic 1242 voting machine in Delaware. All that's left is to press the big green VOTE button on the voting machine and you're done. So get down to your county and VOTE in this coming election. The pol's need you.

How To: Properly dispose of old electronic gadgets

The bad thing about Christmas and Birthdays, is the fact that with new gifts, means old junk. Old iPods, video game consoles, and televisions can;t be just thrown away like that. They contain dangerous parts that can be toxic and bad for the enviornment. So in this tutorial from Cnet, you'll find out how to properly dispose of old electronic gadgets. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Use an oscilloscope

Oscilloscopes visualize electronic signals. This information can be useful for tests, debugging, and reverse engineering. If you work with electronic circuitry, being able to use an oscilloscope is a must have skill. Here Bre Pettis and Make Magazine hook you up with great tips.

How To: Record an EVP electronic voice phenomena

EVPs or electronic voice phenomena are sounds that cannot be perceived by the human ear, but can be picked up by a recorder and played back after the fact. With some tips, start ghost-hunting on your own. Watch this video paranormal tutorial and learn how to record an EVP for supernatural research.

How To: Replace an old deadbolt and install a new electronic keyless entry device

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.

How To: Program a Roland TR-808 drum machine

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!

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