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How To: Turn an LCD screen into a simple EL (electroluminescent) display

Electroluminescent (EL) materials light up when electricity passes through them, as opposed to more common incandescent lights that respond to heat. EL displays are becoming very popular in advertising and art,but getting them or the materials to make them can be expensive. Watch this video to learn how to turn an LCD into a simple EL display, and also how superglue can be used as a cheap dielectric in this sort of project.

How To: Apply the CAGED system over minor chords

The CAGED system is an amazing way of organizing the fretboard to allow you to find any chord on any place of the neck and instantly have a shape to play on, a scale, a triad and even an arpeggio. In this video you learn how to apply the method with minor chords as opposed to major chords.

How To: Cut up a chicken for saute

It is usually less expensive and fresher to purchase a whole chicken as opposed to pieces. In this two part tutorial, learn how to cut up a whole chicken for cooking with Rob Hinsley, head of Hospitality & Catering at Stoke on Trent College in the UK.

How To: Perform a kickflip on a street skateboard

Street Skateboarding: Take It to the Streets The guys on the prefab ramps and half-pipes make the X Games headlines, but the real frontier of the skateboarding world is out on the street, where everyday obstacles become the tools of the trade. Find out here how to turn your street into a house of shred. Watch this video tutorial to see how to perform a kickflip on a street skateboard.

How To: Use wood stain

In this video we are shown the proper way to stain wood. For the demonstration in this video our host uses oak cabinets. Wearing rubber gloves, use a rag to apply the coat of stain. You will want to apply two coats of stain followed by a coat of polyurethane to protect your stain and the wood itself. A rag will ensure an even finish, as opposed to a brush that doesn't always get into the cracks and does not get the coverage that a rag does. With a brush you will have to worry about the bristl...

How To: Prune a rose tree (standard)

If you'd like to have a rose tree, or rose 'standard' as opposed to a rose bush, this video will show you what to do. You'll need some pruning shears and of course, a rose bush. This video is really helpful in instructing what to look for when you're trimming, and what branches to take and leave in order to avoid your rose treasure getting a disease. A rose tree by any other name would smell the same, but it would be called a rose standard. FYI.

How To: Draw a female torso using the peanut method

Normally we'd be opposed to any objectifying of the female body, but we suppose that the objectification in this drawing tutorial is more helpful than not. Because many artists have trouble, however big or minute, perfecting the sinuous hourglass curves of the female figure, this tutorial has devised a way of helping you through the estrogen labyrinth by comparing a female torso to that of a peanut.

How To: Freeze a beaker to wood

Chemistry can be very fun when you create different kinds of reactions between elements. Note that caution should be employed to not harm yourself while performing these reactions. Ammonium Tricynate reacts with barium hydroxide octahydrate in endothermic form. Endothermic reactions are those which absorb heat from the surroundings during the reactions as opposed to exothermic reactions which produce a lot of heat during the reaction. When endothermic reaction occurs, depending up on the inte...

How To: Set up Windows XP mode in Windows 7

An interesting feature of Windows 7 is the ability to run Windows XP in a virtual machine in order to use applications that don't currently work with Windows 7. This is different than using other virtual machine options because in the final version of Windows 7, several versions will ship with this for free as opposed to other options such as purchasing VMWare and an XP license.

How To: Improve your roll tack technique when sailing

To some, sailing is more than just relaxing, it's a sport. When sailing at high speeds is races, you may find yourself in need of a way to get through a tack quickly. Being able to tack in sailing is good, but you need to perfect this into a roll tack. This allows you to turn more efficiently and with more speed. The ingredients of a good roll tack are a little hard to find. In this video, you'll learn the more straight forward things you can do to improve your roll tack.

How To: Use the INDEX & MATCH functions in Microsoft Excel

Whether you're interested in learning Microsoft Excel from the bottom up or just looking to pick up a few tips and tricks, you've come to the right place. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, ExcelIsFun, the 45th installment in his "Highline Excel Class" series of free video Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the INDEX & MATCH functions.

How To: Add widgets to your HTC Hero cell phone

Widgets are invading our computers and mobile phones, and the new HTC Hero Android-enabled device is no different. If you want to get the most out of your widgets, you're going to have to first learn how to add new ones to your home screen. Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to add widgets to your HTC Hero cell phone.

How To: Find the volume of a rectangular prism

Another thing you will learn in geometry is volume. In this tutorial, learn how to find the correct volume of a rectangular prism. A rectangular prism is a three dimensional object, which is why you are searching for volume as opposed to area. Check out this video and see just how easy it is to calculate rectangular volume.

How To: Deal with a flirtatious boss or sexual harassment

He's not exactly demanding sexual favors, but his flirting is getting really gross. What's a girl who likes her job to do? You will need diplomacy and documentation. Assess his behavior. Now, don’t be offended, but we have to ask: Is he really coming on to you, or is he just a sociable, flirtatious kind of guy? If it’s the latter, just ignore it. Do your part to keep the relationship professional. Don't chat about how your last two boyfriends cheated on you and then expect him to know that di...

How To: Play Beirut's "Elephant Gun" on ukulele

This video tutorial demonstrates the ukulele strum to Beirut's "Elephant Gun." The strumming pattern is as follows: Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up, Down. When you strum, use your finger as opposed to your thumbnail and pluck just the C and G strings (or in this case C# and G#). And that's it. For a complete video walkthrough, watch this helpful ukulele lesson.

How To: Form rough agate into polished cabochons for jewelry

Learn how to turn rough agate into a beautiful drop shape cabochon by hand from a qualified lapidary at Holts, London. A cabochon is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to facetted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom. Use this technique of forming softer stones into smooth oval shapes for fine jewelry.

How To: Install awning mounts onto Thule's load bars

Learn how to install a ladder rack awning onto Thule's professional load bars as well as their other lines of load bars. One technical note here, this awning is specified for three load bars, instead of the two shown in this video. Chances are this will be used on a van as opposed to a pickup truck bed but everything still applies to that application.

How To: Get a smoother running springboard for your iPhone

Dr. Jailbait shows the viewers a new device called Smoothboard. With Smoothboard installed the Springboard will not lock while scrolling through your apps. It allows you to scroll and stay in between pages for your apps. You can scroll through multiple pages in one swipe, as opposed to it freezing on each page. To get this, open up Cydia. Go to search and type in Smooth B. Smoothboard from Big Boss will appear. Click on it and then click install. Once it finishes installing, your device will ...

How To: SSH into your iPhone with USB

This video describes how to install SSH into your iPhone. It explains the benefits of using SSH to tether instead of Wi-Fi, as Wi-Fi tends to be less stable. The presenter recommends using the iFunbox software instead of the Win-SEP software, and further states that, as opposed to Wi-Fi, USB does not require VNC configuration. It shows how the iFunbox enables you to pull videos, photos, wallpapers, ringtones and other data directly to your computer, as per the usual SSH abilities. According t...

How To: Make your own solid pipe clamp hold-down

In this video "A better way" presenter Chuck Miller demonstrates a method of how to create a job site pipe holder (clamp hold-down) as opposed to a c-clamp, bar clamp or blocks of wood. It involves use of a pipe flange of the same diameter as the pipe being held. It shows you how to drill a hole into the top of your workbench and install the pipe flange. The video finally demonstrates how to use the pipe clamp in order to install a work-piece and clear the clutter from your work bench. The ti...

How To: Set proper white balance on a video camera

When a scene is filmed, problems can occur in the final outcome of a scene if the white balance is not set correctly. If the white balance is off, a scene may look too orange, blue, or the color is just off in general. This video tutorial shows how to set the correct white balance on your video camera. White balance is what the camera considers to be white. Most cameras have white balance presets for both indoor and outdoor. This is because the light we perceive will vary depending on whether...

How To: Tie a patanosta knot for your fisihing rig

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a patanosta rig for beach fishing. This will be useful for catching fish in the summer. Make sure that the sinker and bait are not too far away from each other. If you cast this out, the casting distance will not be reduced by a circular motion that the bait and sinker will make if tied improperly. First, place only about a foot and a half distance. Form a loop, wrap it around about three times, and pull the hook through the leftover loop. Pull ...

How To: Jailbreak an iPod Touch or iPhone firmware Beta 3

Are you curious as to how to jailbreak the 3.0 Beta 3 on your iPod Touch/iPhone? In order for the instructions in the video to work you must own a 1G iPod or iPhone as the 2G will not work. The instructions are very easy to follow and you will be able to access the 3.0 Beta 3 on your phone in no time at all. If you don't know what jailbreaking is it allows iPod or iPhone users to run any type of code on your device as opposed to only running codes that are approved by Apple.

How To: Use a Canon 7D & understand recording audio issues

Eyepatchentertainmen teaches you how to use a Canon 7d and understand the recording audio issues. The 5D only shoots 30 frames per second, as opposed to the 7D, which records in a standard frame rate, which will help you sync the audio to the video. The microphone that comes with the Senheiser G2 wireless kit plugs directly into the Canon 7D and works well. There is no manual control over the audio yet. The 5D and the 7D are amongst the best audio recording DSLRs out there. To make sure you h...

How To: Use a one plane hip turn for your golf swing

If you need some improvement on your golf swing, Mike LaBauve can help you. This small video golf tip will show you how to use a one plane hip turn for your golf swing. In a one plane motion the arms, shoulders and hips all turn around in a circle as opposed to a slide and hip bump in the two plane swing.

How To: Make money fast in Runescape

This how to video describes how to make fast money in the online MMO game "RuneScape." This video involves completing a quest and acquiring specialized gear that will help you grind gold as fast as possible. This video is perfect for any friend who is a RuneScape addict or for anyone who needs to make gold as fast as possible. However the method in the video though being relatively fast will take some time to earn large amounts of money and may not be suitable for those opposed to grinding.

How To: Make homemade meatballs

Homemade meatballs are a delicious dish that can be served as a side, or act as a main course. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make basic meatballs and even offers tips on how to turn this recipe into a Meatball Bake casserole. For fluffier meatballs, mix in breadcrumbs made from freshly crumbled bread, as opposed to dry, prepackaged ones. Follow this simple recipe for a solid take on a hearty classic:

How To: Create soft, tossled curls using a flat iron

This video teaches you to use a flat iron to make gorgeous curls in your hair. The video shows the benefits of using a flat iron as opposed to using a curling iron. She takes you step by step through the process of using a flat iron to make some of the best curls in your hair you have ever experienced. Everything you need to know about curling your hair with a flat iron can be found in this video. This technique make it simple to make the best curls you have ever seen and felt, yes felt! This...

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