The Segway is one of the oddest inventions of the last decade, but they've captured the imaginations of many. If you don't have $5000 to spend on one, but have $4000 and some heavy robotics skills, watch this video. It will teach you how to build your own DIY self-balancing Segway-style scooter, in either steampunk wooden barstool form or a more modern bicycle-handled model.
It seems like every shooter nowadays has to have random collectibles for you to chase, and the new king of the shooter Crysis 2 has 18 hidden souvenirs for you to collect. This video will show you where and how to get all 18 and earn the Tourist achievement / trophy.
Do you like the analog look of old handheld video games like Mr. Game and Watch or clock with 7 segment displays? It's pretty easy to simulate them nowadays by making an electroluminescent display on printed circuitboards with EL ink. You'll learn how to do just that in this video. It almost looks like Lite Brite.
Follow these step by step instructions to learn how to hack a vending machine, giving you two Cokes for the price of one. You and your friends will love this cool vending machine con. Never go thirsty again. Just check out this instructional video and start hacking vending. Machines nowadays are SO smart that they know you haven't received your drink and give your money back. Humans nowadays are SO smart that we can make ourselves not receive drinks we paid for, get our money back, and then b...
Despite what its name would naturally suggest, the chocolate egg cream drink doesn't actually contain any eggs...or cream. It does, however, contain chocolate (thankfully). The chocolate egg cream is actually a chocolate soda (thank the heavens for such an invention) that's not well known outside of New York, though we're it soon will be.
If you're trying to learn how to speak and understand the English language this video should help in one area: generic nouns. This is an easy subject that anybody can pick up on.
It's a chair. It's a musical instrument. Eureka! Techno-guru Brian of tech makeover show My Home 2.0 builds a pipe organ chair, a (very) old-school invention that you can play just by sitting down. Sit back and enjoy this silent movie DIY!
USB devices are ubiquitous and cheap nowadays, which means they make great raw materials for hacking and electronics projects. This video will show you how you use a USB host shield to hack USB devices and use them with MIDI controllers, game controllers, and other devices.
Remember the old days when we used to use film negatives? You'd use them to create slides or even prints from the local photo lab. CNET shows you how to updates all your old photo prints, slides and negatives into digital copies on your computer using a multifunction printer, which most nowadays have slide and negative scanners built right in.
Ahh, there's nothing like old school, classic PC video games. Not only were some of them the most original, they were simple and easy to play. None of this button mashing nowadays was needed. Nope, just a good ol couple of buttons and that's all you needed. So in this tutorial, find out how to play classic PC games on your PC. Enjoy!
Garret Brown's original Steadicam® is an icon that revolutionized filmmaking. Being the first and the best, it naturally and justifiably commands a premium price. It is for this reason that homemade DIY Flying Camera Supports have been around since at least 1977, just one short year after Mr. Brown's invention. With this tradition in mind, learn the two fundamental principles behind the Steadicam and how to build your own Flying Camera Support by watching this video filmmaking tutorial.
Every game has a multiplayer mode nowadays, and Dead Space 2 is no exception. This video is a quick intro to how multiplayer works on this game. Each map has its own objective, and you can play as either a human or a necromorph.
Everyone has an iPod or other mp3 player nowadays, and of course you always want to listen to your music. However, if you're not careful, you could end up damaging your hearing. Follow these tips, and you'll be enjoying your music to a ripe old age!
Ringtones are such a cool invention, aren't they? They give your phone personality and can be changed on a whim..unless you have an iPhone, right? Wrong! In this tutorial, you will learn how to bypass all of iTunes' confusing fees and ringtone editing steps and make your own custom tones fast and easy.
A medical pacemaker regulates ones heartbeat, but the DJ pacemaker regulates the music's beat, plus a whole lot more. This tutorial teaches you how use the pacemaker to change the pitch and tempo of a track. The pacemaker is one of the best inventions for the DJ/ music industry has ever made. Find out how you can change the tempo of your music with the pacemaker in this how to video.
Installing clean, reliable, inflation-proof solar power is easier than ever thanks to the invention of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) laminates that can be bonded directly onto metal roofing panels. Unlike crystalline PV material, there's no need for obtrusive racks and heavy, expensive glass. Instead, unbreakable thin-film PV is produced using amorphous silicon, encapsulated in Teflon and other polymers. Watch this video to learn how to install PV laminates on your own roof.
This is a tutorial on creating a redneck hot tub using an old bathtub, some wood for a fire , bubble bath and some snow. Get ready to heat up your back woods with this sensational invention.
Shaving Cream Man teaches us how to create a Pong-o-nator. This chindogu invention is the best way to re-ignite your passion for ping pong for you and your family. Another great video from the Shaving Cream Man Solution Show.
Everyone has a Zippo but if you don't, try making this battery cigarette lighter instead. Learn from the once incarcerated Angelo how to stand out in a smoky crowd with this crafty prison invention.
Is your jewelry box cluttered up with pieces that are old, out of date or just plain ugly nowadays? This video to the rescue! Learn a few good ideas when it comes to giving some old costume jewelry a new life!
Nowadays, thinking about why we fell for MC Hammer during the '90s escapes us: the too-big pants and funky songs are more than we care to think about now. But the guy sure knew how to shake what his mama gave him in every direction and way possible.
With technology nowadays, it easier than ever to create designs that can be used for clothing. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are two programs that help with the process in making whatever you want.
one of the great things about cars nowadays, is that they come with great new features that make driving a lot more fun. One of those features is the addition of a plug jack for listening to mp3 players. In this video tutorial, you'll be finding out how to connect your iPod or mp3 player with a 2010 Kia Forte. So good luck and enjoy!
With technology nowadays, cars are able to go much faster and use different sources of energy to do so. Gas in a car is a common source, but with some trucks, they have the capability to use diesel fuel, which can be much better than regular gas. So in this quick tutorial, you'll find out how to start a diesel engine on a 2008 Ford F350. Enjoy!
One of the great features in cars nowadays, is the ability ti connect it with your cell phone. With states accepting laws about driving and cell phone use, this feature can be a much needed addition to your vehicle. In this quick and easy tutorial, you'll find out how to setup your bluetooth phone with a 2010 Ford Fusion. Enjoy!
Nowadays, people are more aware of what's going in with the world today and are trying to change the way they eat, dispose of trash, etc. This "green" movement is being practiced from people all over the planet and it;s a great way to save on money and be friendlier to planet Earth. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to make a solar powered water heater from scratch. Good luck and enjoy!
Everyone and their moms are into Guitar Hero nowadays. If you can't afford this great game, check out this tutorial and learn how to create your own Guitar Hero clone using free software and a controller that you can make using parts that total around $22. The free software used in this instructional video is called Frets on Fire.
Paper plane designed by Joost Langeveld. This one is not very difficult to fold and flies like a rocket. Just a little glue needed.
All coloured patterns are drawn by hand for making these origami flowers. The flower looks like a daffodill but it's slightly different. Design: Joost Langeveld
Origami plane designed by Joost Langeveld. This bomberjet is pretty easy to fold. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the prettiest, most creative models. Joost has been doing origami for seven years and about a year and a half a go, started designing models.
Funny origami toucan designed by Joost Langeveld. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the prettiest, most creative models. Joost has been doing origami for seven years and about a year and a half a go, started designing models.
Origami amaryllis folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The stem for this flower is made of two large papers. The flowers themselves are not very difficult to fold.
Folding this tiger lily is almost the same as folding a normal origami lily, but for this tiger lily a hexagon shaped paper is used.
If you've been using the internet for many years, chances are you've come across Internet Explorer at some point. Nowadays there are a whole wide variety of Web Browsers including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. So if don't have IE downloaded on your computer this tutorial will help you. Check it out and understand how to download and install Internet Explorer 8 on your computer. Enjoy!
See how to cut firewood, but in a more safe manner. Whether it's huge tree trunks or mere kindling, cutting wood can be a dangerous job. If you're using a hatchet, make sure you check out the following video—it could just save you your fingers!
This how-to enables you to build a power pump gun with auto reload. I had a problem when I was looking for this kind of guide; I couldn't find it; therefore, I built it. So, this is the video of my own invention.
Since its invention in 1974, the Rubik's Cube has become a favorite pastime among geeks, puzzle lovers, and other similarly unique individuals. It is currently available in four basic flavors; Rubik's Mini, Rubik's Cube, Rubiks Revenge, and Professor's Cube. This video tutorial will cover the basic terminology and notation used in solutions for each.
If there is any doubt that nerds deserve to rule the world, please watch this brilliant home brewed invention.
Nowadays digital and analog synthesizers can produce a nearly infinite number of sounds, and many of them sound terrible to most people. If you find yourself more in the Trent Reznor music camp though and love making dystopian, harsh sounds in your music, watch this video. It will teach you how to make a really harsh, dissonance filled lead synth track in Reason 4. Great for glitch, industrial, and other abrasive electronic styles.
DOS may be a distant memory for most computer users at this point, but for many it will always be the first thing that pops into their head when they ponder PC computing. Nowadays, the only time most people see anything that even looks like DOS is if they're playing old PC games in a shell or something has gone very, very wrong with their computer. With this prank, you can make your friend believe that the latter has happened to them! All you do is open the DOS command program (Windows XP or ...