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How To: Unlock Facial Detection & Recognition on the Inexpensive ESP32-Based Wi-Fi Spy Camera

If you've recently built a Wi-Fi spy camera out of an ESP32-CAM, you can use it for a variety of things. A baby monitor at night, a security camera for catching package thieves, a hidden video streamer to catch someone going somewhere they shouldn't be — you could use it for pretty much anything. Best of all, this inexpensive camera module can perform facial detection and facial recognition!

How To: Make an inexpensive 3D movie viewing station

Want a great, inexpensive, 3D movie experience in your bedroom (and have an aversion to the perennial red/blue anaglyphic glasses)? Sean Hellfritsch from Encyclopedia Pictura shows how to make the Vizard, a home 3-D viewing station. This podcast from Wired Magazine is a creative and whimsical hack with both modern and nostalgic technology perfect for watching a flip book style movie in 3D. The Vizard is a polarized stereoscopic display. It's not a red or cyan filter. LED has a natural polariz...

How To: Make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch

HippyUrban teaches viewers how to make inexpensive tortilla chips from scratch! First you will need to buy some MasaMix at your local Spanish market! It really is just corn flour. First, you need two cups of corn flour, 1 quarter teaspoon of salt and 1 quarter cup of water. Mix this up and add a tablespoon of water at a time to get it just right. Divide this in three and roll the dough on parchment paper. You want it to be thin and as thin as pie crust. With thicker chips, they can hold the s...

How To: Make inexpensive solar panels from broken ones

As far as the world of consumer electronics goes, it doesn't get much greener than recycling solar panels. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to solder together broken solar panels, giving them new life as a functional AA battery charger, which produces about 6 volts in direct sunlight and about 3 volts indoors. In order to get started on this hack, you'll need a number broken solar panels (which can be had cheap for cheap on the Internet), a low-temperature soldering iron, silver-beari...

How To: Craft an inexpensive skinny notepad

Got a case of the wintertime blues? Then use a snow day or just a boring Sunday afternoon to put together this simple and inexpensive skinny notepad. Yeah, we realize you can purchase notepads at just about any office supply store, but these pretty, beribboned notes will cheer up your day every time you write on them.

How To: Hand make inexpensive Christmas presents

Roxy and Sarah take a trip to the craft supply store, and pick up material to make inexpensive Christmas presents at home. Kids can learn how to make a decorated cocoa jar to give to teachers, coaches, or neighbors. All you need is a glass jar, hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, and whatever Christmas decorations you want. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to do this fun kid-friendly activity of decorating cocoa jars as a Christmas gift.

How To: Make a teepee from an inexpensive tarp

Ever wanted to build a backyard teepee? Here's your chance! In this two-part tutorial, learn how to contruct an inexpensive teepee out of a tarp. Easy to set-up, this teepee is roomy and fun to play in no matter what age you are! If in the wilderness, use this teepee for reliable shelter from cold or warm weather.

How To: Make inexpensive birthday invitations

This easy tutorial will show you how to create fun birthday invitations in a variety of designs. With a few simple steps, you'll be able to invite guests using crafted cards themed after lady bugs, robots, monkeys, dinosaurs, sweet sixteen celebrations, or even a pretty pink tea party. This instructional video also offers tips on material costs and helpful printing hints.

How To: Build a useful inexpensive Tripod for your camera

Watch this instructional photography video that shows how to build a useful, inexpensive tripod for the amateur photographer on a budget. This tripod will be more useful than most commercial tripods with only a plastic bag full of beans. The result is a stable, useful extension with minimal photographic inhibitions that works on any surface. A great how to video for the amatuer photographer.

How To: Set up and light an inexpensive green screen

In this tutorial, we learn how to set up and light an inexpensive green screen. First, use the backdrop with anything that is a lime green color. You can use anything from a green colored wall to a green blanket. Put one light on both sides of the screen, then place blue color over the lights. Place the camera in front of the green screen and look at the lighting to make sure the lighting is right in the area. When you are ready, use software to change the background to different places. When...

How To: Make an inexpensive & reusable oil candle

Buying a candle from the store can be pretty pricey, depending on what kind you get. One that smell are of course, going to cost you more money, while there are others that are less expensive but not as good. So here's a helpful tutorial that will help you save money and allow you to make whatever size you want. This video shows you how to make an inexpensive and reusable oil candle from a glass container, sand, cooking oil, wooden toothpicks, and cotton balls. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a natural & inexpensive Christmas wreath

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a natural and inexpensive Christmas wreath. The materials required for this wreath are: some greenery, garden wire, pair of pliers, ball of string, scissors and ribbon. Begin by cutting the wire into 120 cm and bend it in half. Now weave the strands together and bring the ends to each other. Hook them and twist it together. Now weave the greenery along the wire. Tie down the greenery with some string to secure it. Finish by trying the ribbon o...

How To: Do inexpensive projects with kids

This video shows some fun, inexpensive projects you can try for kids. There are several different crafts presented, beginning with Flubber, or Silly Putty. Mixing some glue, water and Borax in a bowl makes the same stuff you can buy in the store. The next craft is Crazy Crayons, where you gather old crayons together and heat them in an oven to make new, colorful creations. Then comes Spiffy-Sniffy Watercolor Paints, where we find out you can just mix water and Kool-Aid powder to make bright w...

How To: Make an easy and inexpensive DIY frame for your art

Framing and matting your favorite posters or art can get expensive! In this Curbly video tutorial, you'll learn how to make a quick and inexpensive frame. All you need are some basic supplies available at almost any arts and crafts supply store including: A sheet of plywood, a plexiglass cut to the size of the plywood, archival paper cut to the size of the plywood, frameless corner clips, and a bracket.

How To: Detect bed bugs inexpensively

Do you have an suspicion that your bed and home is being taken over by bed bugs? Are you waking up with small bites on your legs and arms? In this video, learn how to detect bed bugs in your home, the inexpensive way, with help from this video presented by Ask the Exterminator.

How To: Use inexpensive apple cider vinegar to cure acne

Acne sucks, and if you have it then you've probably spent hundreds of dollars on salicylic acid face washes, benzoyl peroxide moisturizers, and stinging alcohol toners. But to what end? Most of the products you buy at the drugstore dry out your skin too much, especially when used in conjunction with one another. This leads to oil overcompensation and even more acne.

How To: Make an inexpensive hookah wind cover

This how to video will teach you how to make a hookah wind cover. The first example is a setup to extend your current wind cover use with taller hookahs. The second example is a cheap cover made from aluminum foil! It is cheap, and could fly away out in the wind, but if you double over the aluminum foil and add some weight to it and re-enforcement, it will get the job done. If you never used a windcover, try this one indoors and watch how much more smoke you get from less coals.

How To: Plan an inexpensive wedding

In this how-to video, you will learn how to plan an inexpensive wedding. First, you should look online, on television, and in books and magazines for great ideas to save money. You can even ask your friends for input on how to plan a wedding on a budget. First, keep a small notebook for writing down ideas. You will also need a priest or other clergymen for the ceremony. Look for churches or restaurants to have your wedding. Do not be afraid to shop around. Figure out how much you can spend an...

“Man, there’s nothing to DO!”: 5 Underrated Inexpensive Summer Activities

The joys of summer are many! If you, like me, live in a place where the summer is short, you’re going to want to maximize your fun in the sun by doing as many awesome things as possible before the sun goes back to wherever the hell it hibernates during the cold and dark times. The most important ingredients for fun in the sun are friends and…well…the sun, so you can do almost anything with a group of exciting creative people, but here are my favorite el cheapo activities for summer.

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