For great looking fog, you no longer need to go to the local film prop store or Halloween store (which is almost always closed 11 months of the year). You can make your own homemade version of a fog machine.
If you have a washing machine or dryer that tends to wobble a lot, you can easily fix this problem using a couple different solutions. A wobbling machine can be a problem for people who live in an apartment and can result in damage to your machine or the surrounding area.
Check out this instructional home repair video to learn how to identify the model number on your washing machine and dryer. Knowing the model number can be essential in finding the right replacement parts. People make the mistake of assuming that the name and number on the front panel is all you need; many washing machine and tumble dryer manufacturers use the model number as well as the serial number. Most washers and dryers have the ID plate behind the door or on the inside of the door. Som...
Most people have had the unfortunate experience of not having a washer and dryer at some point. Apartments in my area tend to charge at least one hundred dollars extra for the units with washer and dryer hookups, and even more if you want a unit with an actual washer and dryer installed already. If you are young and just starting out, this may be hard for you to manage with your current salary. If you have no washer and dryer, the only alternative is the laundromat.
A couple of months ago at the Black Hat security conference, hacker Cody Brocious gave the hotel industry a nasty surprise when he figured out how to hack the locks made by Onity that are used in millions of hotels worldwide.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a dryer machine produce heat to dry clothes. Sometimes the dryer machine doesn't produce enough heat to dry clothes. To begin, users should clean the filter if it's full of dust. Check the discharge tube and make sure it is clean and doesn't have anything inside. Users should also open the back of the dryer machine and clean up all the excess dust located in the machine. The build up of dust clocks up the passage way and prevents the machine f...
In order to make a mini cappuccino machine for a dollhouse, you will need the following: a copper fitting (from the hardware store), glue, pliers, and old jewelry.
In this tutorial, we learn how to bake homemade white bread. To make this you will need: bread flour, garlic powder, an egg, butter, 3/4 c warm milk, 1/4 c sugar, 1 tsp sea salt, and 1.5 tsp dry yeast. Measure out all of the ingredients, then add them into the bread maker tray. Start with the wet ingredients, then add in the dry. After this, turn the machine on and set it to making white bread. Don't mix it, the machine will do this for you. After you set this, it will start to make itself an...
This video shows how sublimation works. The instructor shows how to mix bubbled water, ice water and dry ice to create dry ice smoke. He is essentially making a hand made fog machine. This task must be done carefully because if the solution is isolated and concealed it will build pressure and possibly explode. Take extreme caution in doing this home experiment. The instructor also shows you how to make music spoons using temperature changes on the metal.
Want to remove dried wax from a carpet? You'll need four items: a white towel, a regular electric iron, a carpet cleaning solution and a hot-water extraction machine. For a complete, step-by-step demonstration of how to remove pesky paraffin wax stains from your own carpet, watch this free housekeeping video tutorial.
Purchase the necessary equipment for this project. Pumice stones can be purchased at any beauty supply store. Chlorine can be purchased from any household supply store. Sodium bisulfite can usually be found at hobby stores. Obtaining the industrial washing machines for personal use is the hardest step. Call local cleaners to see if they will allow you to use their machines. Soak the pumice stones in chlorine overnight. This will allow them to soak up the bleach and create a good absorbency fo...
In this video, you will learn how to properly do laundry at college using a washer machine, dryer, laundry detergent, and laundry card in an hour and a half. Learn how to choose the correct wash/dry cycles that coordinate with your type of laundry. (colors/whites/delicates)
Unless your work clothes require dry cleaning, you probably only go to the cleaner a few times a year. And for those few items in your closet for which you do, you have to then find the time and extra budget to make a trip all the way to the cleaners and back again. In the end, it can be quite the hassle.
Doing the laundry uses a lot of water and energy. Here’s how to wash your clothes with a clean conscience. This video will show you how to conserve energy when doing laundry.
This video shows how to make a tiny sunflower from polymer clay. Start with some yellow clay and roll it out using a pasta machine using the number 1 setting on the pasta machine. Wilton cake decorating supplies makes a flower shaped cutter that is designed to cut pieces of fondant, but works well for polymer clay. Make some of the flower shapes and even out the cut edges. You can texturize the flower petals so they are not left completely smooth. Add a piece of brown clay to the middle of th...
Learn how to convert your multi-function cleaner from dry vacuuming to washing carpets with this tutorial.
Cloth diapers are a little bit more work than the disposable kind. No need to worry, with some regular laundry detergent and vinegar your baby will be happy as a clam in his clean and irritant free diapers.
In this video Sarah Magid shows how to make dark chocolate cupcakes with espresso butter cream along with sugar flowers as follows:
It feels great to wrap up in a big, fluffy towel after a steamy shower, but it's frustrating when that towel isn't quite up to the job. Over time, towels lose their ability to hold water and dry as needed thanks to daily use and the biggest culprit—laundry detergent.
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a desiccator bag for drying chemicals with Dr. Lithium.
The guys from Systm guide you through the makings of a MAME-based classic arcade machine including building the cabinet, mounting a TV, buttons and speakers, and configuring the arcade emulation software.
Whether you want to pave your patio or give someone cement shoes, here's how to mix concrete like an expert. Learn how to mix concrete by hand with this instructional video.
Wow! No longer do you have to buy those huge marble machine roller coaster toys — you can DIY one! This video covers the materials, tools and techniques used to make a homemade rolling ball marble machine. If you haven't seen this rolling ball marble machine toy in action yet, WATCH IT. It's a looping rolling marble machine made with wood, rebar tie wire and polyurethane tubing, featuring a magnetic elevator.
Many sewing machine repairs can be made at home, and most repairs can be completely avoided through routine sewing machine maintenance. This tutorial shows you how to carefully disassemble your machine to give it a round of maintenance. You will need a screwdriver - make sure not to lose any of the screws!
Before you can mend or create garments with your sewing machine, you'll need to thread it. This video guide will walk you through each of the necessary steps, from winding a bobbin to threading the top of the machine itself. For more information, and to get started threading your own electric sewing machine, watch this free video guide.
Have a sewing machine and want to learn how to use it? If so, this ten-minute tutorial, which presents a general orientation to using an electric sewing machine, may be just what you need. For more information, and to get started using your own machine, watch this easy-to-follow video guide.
In the United States, slot machines are the biggest and easiest form of gambling. If you think there is any actual "skill" to playing a slot, you're wrong. Slot machines are purely luck, but there are some tactics to make sure you are playing on the highest paying slots.
Mountain Rose Herbs John Gallagher shows us how to make our own quality powdered herb capsules using a machine in this video. You will need three things to do this, your powdered herbs, zero size capsules and a zero size capsule machine. He shows us the parts of the capsule machine so we can follow his instructions. Find a container to put the base of the machine in, pull apart the capsules, putting the bottom part in the bottom of the machine and the top in the top part of the machine, filli...
Analog reel-to-reel tape is some of the most in-demand recording equipment today. Learn how to use a reel-to-reel tape machine in this free video series that will allow you to utilize this piece of musical recording equipment.
Ruth demonstrates how to wind a bobbin successfully every time you attempt. Place the spool of thread on the machine and wind the thread between the two disks on the spindle (found in all machines). It is better to wind the thread twice to avoid the thread come off the spindle. This does not damage the machine in any way. Pull the thread towards the bobbin and pull it through the hole in thy bobbin inside-out. Place the threaded bobbin into the winder making sure the extra thread is on top an...
I grew up in a rural town, and that meant that we dehydrated a lot of food. Even with a hungry family of five, there was no way that we could eat all of the season's tomatoes before they molded, or all of the orchard's apples before they grew soft, or all of the wild mushrooms that we picked. And so our dehydrator was always getting a good workout.
Save money by performing your own sewing machine maintenance! While there are differences between a Singer sewing machine, a Brother model or a Janome machine, there are many similarities. This video shows you how to maintain and clean the feed dog area on your sewing machine.
Electical discharge machining is a techinque in which electricity is used to machine (cut, grind, etc.) metal. It usually invovles sophisticated tools and equipment, but not here! Watch this video for a guide to making a small electrical discharge machining machine with an old electric doorbell.
Even if you never took home ec, you can create simple projects by learning the basics of sewing machine use.
Your sewing machine needs bobbin thread to create overlock stitches, so keep your machine going by learning to fill your bobbin.
The Brother KH-930e knitting machine is an old but reliable device. It's age means that it doesn't like interfacing with modern computers though, so it's hard to get patterns from your computer to your machine so it will knit your project. Without this video it's hard, that is. Watch on to learn how to hack a Brother KH-930e to receive any pattern from your computer.
Old drum machines make some of the coolest sounds in modern music, but can be very hard to get used to for beginners. If you're lucky enough to have gotten your hands on a Roland TR-909 Rhythm Composer drum machine, watch this video to learn how to program it.
Are you tired of needing seperate synths and drum machines to create your drums and bass / lead lines? If you have a Korg MS-2000 and many other synthesizers, it's possible to program your synth to act like a 16-step drum machine while still being able to play bass and lead lines over the drums. Watch this video to learn how to do it.
One of the most damaged parts of a washing machine can be the controls. This is an important part of the machine as it helps determine how much water is needed in the machine and how the clothes should be washed. This tutorial is going to show you how easy it can be to replace the controls on a Hotpoint machine. So check it out, be safe, and enjoy!
Wet shoes are uncomfortable, no one can deny that. Just think about walking around with soaking wet footwear ... and each squishy step you take. Makes you cringe, doesn't it? It can happen in heavy rain, at the beach, or from an unforeseen puddle on the street. And while you can't always avoid soggy shoes, you can rest easy knowing that the next time this happens to you, you know the secret trick to drying your shoes faster without damaging them with excessive heat.