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How To: Make a soldering iron out of a graphite pencil and jumper cables

Now this is one how-to video you probably don't come across often. While most jewelry makers and welders probably purchase their soldering irons, it's actually possible to make your own soldering iron out of graphite pencil, car battery and jumper cables. We know it sounds like you're going to end up lit up like those much-parodied dads trying to set up Christmas lights on the rooftop during the holidays, but this process actually works quite well.

How To: Access blocked websites and bypass proxy servers

Are you using the Internet at a school, library, or some other place that blocks or restricts web access? Mom and dad still trying to protect you from online predators, even though you're more than old enough to be one yourself? Learn how to bypass proxy servers that block access to certain websites by watching this how-to video. In this case it's done to access Myspace but this method can be used with any blocked website. Follow along with this video tutorial and never get hindered by restri...

How To: Use Gmail in new, powerful, effective new ways with settings

Gmail is the incredibly popular, powerful, and free email program that Google offers, and stock, it works really well. It has all kinds of setting that you can change to make it work better though. This video features veteran Google video maker Matt Cutts walking you through his Gmail settings, explaining ways in which he has optimized it to work for him in order to give you ideas for improving your own Gmail experience.

How To: Make a simple and powerful Knex gun

There are an infinite number of things that you can make out of K'nex. A disproportionate, but entertaining, number of these are toy guns. This video features an innovative design for a powerful K'nex (it also has a rubber band in it) gun that shoots small K'nex pieces across a room accurately and with a lot of power. It may not look like a gun, but it works!

How To: Make a slideshow using Fireworks CS4

Adobe Fireworks is a powerful vector graphics editing tool for creating Flash websites. It has many powerful functions, just one of which you will learn how to use here. This video explains how to make slideshows (or image galleries for the web-savvy) that will display on your website. Making slideshows in Fireworks is easier than doing so in some other programs, so if you're lucky enough to have it watch this video and then get those photos organized!

How To: Do a hitchhiker trick on your BMX bike

Check out this video for a step by step tutorial on how to perform the very cool hitchhiker stunt on your BMX bike. In this clip, Rad Dad shows you how to combine a bunch of different tricks into one - the hitchhiker! This is a pretty advanced move so you will need to be familiar with steamrollers, double footed steamrollers, half hikers and karl kruisers.

How To: Make a powerful bow for under 5 dollars

This is a tutorial that will show you how to create a powerful bow and for under $5. The material you'll need is 1 curved pipe, poly poli string, tape, scissors, and a knife. First you want to cut a slit and a hole on each end of the pipe and then add some tape underneath it to prevent it from splitting. Next, you want to line up the string with the pipe and cut it at that length. Also, you want to tie a knot at both ends of the strings and attach it by using the slits you made in the pipe. T...

How To: Edit video in QuickTime Pro

While not an ideal video editor, QuickTime Pro can, in a pinch, be a flexible, powerful (and not to mention cheap) expedient. In this how-to, Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at the simple but powerful tool QuickTime Pro and how it can be used to edit and compile video.

How To: Use the basics of the jQuery Javascript library

jQuery is a popular and powerful Javascript that is easy to use and heavily extensible. Have you wanted to learn how to use it, but lacking in the Javascript skills expected of you by many tutorials on the subject? This video for beginners will introduce you to the basics of using jQuery, from downloading it to making your first projects. Now you can take advantage of this powerful library to make your websites more dynamic and increase traffic.

How To: Build a website in Aperture

Instead of using Photoshop, why not give Apple's Aperture a try? Aperture is designed more for post-production work for professional photographers, letting you cull through shoots, enhance images, manage massive libraries, and deliver stunning photos.

How To: Add Floating Live Animations to Any Custom Wallpaper on a Galaxy Note 3

Regular wallpapers are like so 2012. That's where live wallpapers come in, bringing your background to life like a static wallpaper never could, with colorful animations, customization, and even interactivity. I've already shown off some of my favorite interactive wallpapers, but these type of apps are released at a rapid pace, making it difficult to choose just one that best fits your needs.

How To: Do a driven free kick

This video instructs the viewer on how to do a powerful Driven Free kick for soccer. First, you will need to come on to the ball and strike it with your in-step. Your in step is the inner part of your foot that is right next to the laces. The most important tip is that when you do strike the ball, come through the ball and not around it! Finish with a hop at the end which will create more power! You'll want to kick the ball just under the center for proper height and maximum power. Kick the b...