# Imaginative Problem Solvers Search Results

### How To: Create a gas solver in Houdini 9

This 5 part series covers how to create a simple gas solver in dynamics from scratch in Houdini 9. You will start by creating a visualization tool to understand how volumetric gas and smoke works, then each lesson will build on that until you are creating gas solvers (a type of fluid) in Houdini 9.

### How To: Calculate compound interest using a TI-84 and solver

This is a video tutorial in the Electronics category where you are going to learn how to calculate compound interest using a TI-84 and solver. Press the apps button on the calculator and press enter to load the TVM Solver which is the 1st choice. Here the meaning of various notations are N is time, I% is the percentage, PV is present value, PMT is payment, FV is future value and C/Y is compounding period. The problem is find the compound amount and the interest earned on \$12,903.45 compounded...

### How To: Express inequalities using interval notation

With all the subjects offered in junior high and high school, math isn't a favorite for many. It can often times be confusing and although the results are concrete and don't require anybody to be imaginative, it can still pose a problem. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to express inequalities using interval notation. Good luck and enjoy!

### How To: Do nonlinear interpolation with Excel's Solver tool

Excel's solver tool is a really powerful way to perform nonlinear interpolation. Whether you're new to Microsoft Excel or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to enjoy this free software tutorial. For detailed instructions on how to do nonlinear interpolation within an Excel spreadsheet, watch this helpful guide.

### How To: Play Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH), a Magic: The Gathering variant

Elder Dragon Highlander is one of the more imaginative and fun Magic: The Gathering variations, played with 100-card decks in which no card can be repeated and free Legend creatures for all players. This video will teach you how to play it, but not how to build a deck. You need to check out it's companion video for that.

### How To: Decorate a cake with a fondant alligator

Decorating cakes can be a tremendous way to get imaginative and show off your creative side! In this video tutorial, learn how to make an alligator cake decoration/topper out of fondant icing. Step by step instructions are given to help make this process an easy & fun one!

### How To: Solve the 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge the easy way

Erno Rubik had no idea his three-dimensional, mechanical puzzle cube would be so popular when he designed it, but he did know it would perplex problem-solvers all over the world. In order to solve the Rubik's Cube, you need to know a little bit about math, specifically algorithms. In this video tutorial, learn how to solve the 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge the easy way. If you can solve the Classic Rubiks Cube, this 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge should make things a little more difficult.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with famous speedcuber Tyson Mao

Tyson Mao is a renowned world competitor in solving the Rubik's Cube. Not only did this Californian become a world class solver, but he also formed the Rubik's Cube Association with fellow speed solver Ron van Bruchem, which holds competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. If you want to learn how to solve the colorful and mighty puzzle, then who better than to learn from then Tyson Mao?

### How To: Solve linear equations in algebra

Who needs to watch the new "Iron Man" movie when you can solve linear equations? Brush up on your x's and y'x with this video, which teaches you how to solver a linear equation.

### How To: Become a Master Problem Solver by Learning Data Analytics at Home

There is so much information in the world that trying to make sense of it all can be daunting. That's where data analytics comes in. By learning how to inspect and model data, you can take large data sets and transform them into highly valuable information that can take any business further.

### How To: Make a toy kaleidoscope

Make this imaginative toy with beads, a hot glue gun and some junk drawer items.

### How To: Use retrograde analysis to perfect your chess skills

This chess tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is a perfect example of Retrograde Analysis.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L with advanced techniques

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L (first two layers) with advanced techniques, such as the use of empty slots and stuck pieces, along with some general tips and tricks.

### How To: Make  stuffed crepe canapes

Imaginative fillings for imaginative crepes - perfect as canapés at a party… or as a sinful snack all by yourself! Make  stuffed crepe canapes.

### How To: Make a one-eyed friendly foam monster with the kids

Every kids loves monsters, and they'll love them even more when they can make their own. This crafty idea is perfect for pushing your children into creativity, because it evokes the inner demons of us all, and brings out highly imaginative properties. Have fun with your kids, teaching them how to make this one-eyed friendly foam monster. You'll need:

### How To: Texturize an image in Photoshop

In this lesson, learn how to "texturize" an image in Photoshop by using layers and blending options. Make any image look like it's made of something else - a great technique for creating imaginative, compelling images!

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube for kids, by kids

Does your child want to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube? What better way is there than learning how to solve the Rubiks Cube for kids than by kids? This video four-part video tutorial will show your children what they need to know.

### How To: Crumple and tear in Houdini 10

Learn the basics of crumpling and tearing in Houdini 10. This cool crumple and tear effects can make destruction look more realistic in any 3D scene.

### SCRABBLE Evolution: From Boards & Brew to Pockets & Programs to Cheats & Cheating

SCRABBLE. I miss it.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L with the Fridrich Method

You can solve a Rubik's Cube, right? If not, you're in the wrong place, because this is not for beginners. You need to already be a genius before you can be a master solver, so go back to school, go back to watching television... go back to your mother, because you're not ready for this.

### News: Android Can Now Solve the Rubik's Cube

Well, only if you also happen to have an ARM powered LEGO Speedcuber device. Promotional video by maker David Gilday for ARM Ltd. With the help of the Android, the machine cracks the Rubik's Cube in 25 seconds (compare to LEGO Mindstorms solvers' 4 seconds.... or the human record of 7 seconds). Previously, Wow-Worthy Hack: Android Running on iPhone.

### How To: Use controls in Little Big Planet for PS3

Get moving! Learn how to walk, run and jump your way through LittleBigPlanet. LittleBigPlanet exclusively for the PLAYSTATION 3. It lets you PLAY alone, or with friends, in a world of infinite possibilities. Run, jump, grab and swing your way thru imaginative levels and mini-games. If you're feeling creative, you can CREATE your own levels, enemies, obstacles and even storyline. Once done, SHARE them with our online community of thousands of User Generated Levels from around the world for

### How To: Use your stickers in Little Big Planet for PS3

Stick it to them! Learn how to resize, rotate, and stamp your sticker collection in LittleBigPlanet.

### How To: Custom with SackFashion in Little Big Planet for PS3

Get some clothes on! Dress up or Dress down, learn how to express your own SackFashion for Little Big Planet on PS3.

### News: Swede Concocts Rubik's and Sudoku Brainiac LEGO-Bots

Sweden's Hans Andersson, has a new way of solving both the Rubik's Cube and Sudoku puzzles... ROBOTS. That's right, memorizing lengthy algorithms or racking your brain with numbers is no longer required to solve these perplexing puzzles.

### How To: Draw a pair of running shoes on the computer

DrawingNow teaches you how to draw a pair of running shoes. Your start with two ovals, one larger than the other. These will act as the soles of the shoes. Next start sketching the shoe up and once you're happy with it, you can start drawing on top of it and erasing the original sketch. Do the same for the other shoe and start adding details. Draw the front of the foot, heel, the inside of it and the knots. Finally, all you need to do is color them in and use imaginative color combinations.

### News: Steampunk Pin-Up (Not Porn!)

The lovely Kato of Steampunk Couture has gone hardcore. For those who prefer to exercise their imaginations a bit more, Voila! Veronique Chevalier in Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue- click here should do... A recent kerfuffle unfolded on facebook's Steampunk Revolution group when a discussion was started by Steampunk R &D''s very own Austin Serkin on the subject of Kato's new foray into steampunk porn, which was, ahem, examined in detail. (Well, figuratively, not literally, since her websi...

### How To: Make smoked salmon mousse canapes

An imaginative refreshing dish for the summer. These canapés can be used for any function; dinner party, barbecue, wedding. Make smoked salmon mousse canapes.

### News: THE Wilbur Wright of Paper Airplanes

Self proclaimed "Paper Airplane Guy", John Collins, is the master of paper crafted flight. Collins hosts workshops for Corporate America, using the paper airplane as a metaphor for success:

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the beginner's method

Are you a beginner Rubik's Cube solver? Can't quite figure it out yet? Too slow? Well, solving the Rubik's Cube is easy, but solving the Rubiks Cube fast is hard, just keep that in mind.

### News: Caption Contest with Veronique!

Post your most imaginative captions below this saucy, (but not pornographic) pic here, and win your very own personalized copy of Issue #6 of Steampunk Glamour Revue, published by Antarctic Press featuring The MAD-emoiselle One Herself, Veronique Chevalier! Ready, aim, (light my) fire! ;-)

### How To: Create a burning match effect in Houdini 10

Learn how to use the Houdini SOP solver to create a realistic burning match effect within Houdini 10. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look. Create a burning match effect in Houdini 10 - Part 1 of 4.

### How To: Boost Your Brain Power by Learning a New Language

The cognitive benefits of learning a new language are many: it helps your memory, sharpens your mind, makes you a better problem-solver, aids in your understanding of your first language, and even helps you become a better multitasker. Your appreciation for the culture you're studying also expands.

### How To: Encourage dramatic play and imagination

Do you remember playing “dress up” as a kid? or pretending you were “daddy home from work?” As fun as these activites are, they play a more important role than you may think. Dramatic play or “imaginative play” helps children bring the complicated grown-up world down to size and develop important skills for dealing with the outside world. Learn how to encourage these ideas in your child. Encourage dramatic play and imagination.

### How To: Transfer color with dynamics in Houdini

This 7 part Houdini 9 tutorial series is about how to transfer color using dynamics is a great place to start to understand Houdini's dynamics in a significant way. Part one covers painting setup, two establishing a paint source, three creating paint, four defining paint colors with a solver, five painting with dynamics, six reviews how it works, seven setting up for render output. Learn to paint and transfer color with dynamics in Houdini 9 and get more control over your work in this tutorial.

### How To: Use and understand Rubik's Cube notation

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible.

### How To: Start blindsolving the Rubik's Cube

Ever hear of a Rubik's Cube, well, did you know that some people can even solve it blindfolded? Yes, that right... blindfolded.

### 1,000 Part Rubik's Cube: \$3,550 Petaminx

Move over Rubik's Cube, there's a new puzzle in town. The Petaminx. The beautifully designed and custom built Petaminx has almost 1,000 moving parts. Peta- actually means 1,000,000,000,000,000, although that number could refer to the endless number of solutions.

### News: Congrats to the Winner of the Jackass 3D Prank Contest

Big Thanks to All You Die Hard Fans First off, thank you all for making this such an incredible contest. Your ideas were imaginative and wild. Clearly, you are diehard fans of Jackass!

### News: Alice in Wonderland Synopsis

From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19—year—old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, th...

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