In this clip, we learn how to get rid of the Motorola Backflip's default Yahoo! search widget. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this mobile phone owner's guide can present a complete overview of the process in about three minutes. For all of the details, and step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Learn how to build your very own motor, but not just one motor, three motors. These motors you will learn to make a very simple, and the materials needed are minimum. Just watch to see how to make simple homemade battery-driven motors.
The blower motor on older American cars were not always very well-made, and most of them are bad now. This video will show you how to check out your blower motor and remove it if need be, which is harder than it should be really.
In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to build a "Newman Motor". From the website of Joseph Newman, this motor is an "electromagnetic motor that runs cool (unlike all conventional motors) and harnesses the
Removing and installing a motor mount is no easy task. Learn how to replace motor mounts from a certified mechanic in these free auto repair video instructions.
See how to build a pulse motor with just one transistor and one diode.
This two part video shows you how to build a Bedini motor. If you get bored of the endless ranting about the motor in part one, jump to Part 2 where they start building the bedini circuit.
OK, you've got yourself a single phase induction electric motor, but you don't know how to start it. Check out this simple how-to to discover a few methods of starting this motor up. You'll need to know this unless you want to burn out your motor!
Turn yourself into an electromagnetism maestro with one of the simplest motors known to man—the homopolar motor. It's the "simplest motor" because of its absent polarity change. The magnetic field does not change the direction or strength. It consists of only three parts; copper wire, round magnet and battery. It produces really low voltages, which means there's no real practical application for this motor, but it sure is fun to make! Try your hands at the homopolar motor—watch the video and ...
This instructional video demonstrates how to wind a motor for an electric radio remote control. The visual guidelines include written instructions for building a small motor.
Replacing the windshield wiper motor on your car is a necessary repair that some car owners must take care of. Learn how to replace your own windshield wiper motor in these free auto repair video instructions featuring a certified mechanic.
See how to make a simple bifilar coil for the Bedini motor, otherwise called the SSG or schoolgirl motor. The Bedini motor can create some free energy. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a coil for the Bedini motor.
Build this ultra-simple AC electric generator from magnets, wire, and cardboard. (And a big nail!) Light a small lightbulb, or flash a red LED.
A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or electronics, but be warned, these machines are inherently dangerous, so wear the proper protection and use common sense. At the very least, read the instructions and precautions on every tool you use.
If you have been curious about the Brother KE-100 electric motor drive, this video will explain some of it's features and demonstrate how it works. Basically what the motor drives does is replace the movement of your own hands, or even more simply put, it can't change stitches, increase or decrease, but just simply moves the knitting carriage back and forth. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to use the Brother KE-100 motor drive knitting machine, including how to use the Brothe...
If you're having a problem with your vacuum cleaner's motor, don't bother taking it to a repairman. This can be a very costly repair and can take some time to repair.
Once you have removed your motor and are ready to replace it, you will need to learn how to fit it properly. In this clip, the Ultimate Handyman offers you advice and expertise on how to fit your new motor and get your washing machine up and running like new.
When you think of robots, you probably think of things that have more than three parts. Not this robot! If you want a robotics project to try that doesn't require an MIT degree, watch this video for instructions on how to build a 'Dizzy Robot' out of only some thin tin, a pager motor, a button cell battery, and this template.
If your windshield wipers don't come on when you turn the switch, then try out the solutions in this video! First, check to see if there's a blown fuse. If that's okay, next check the power going to the wiper motor. You have to take the wiper arms off to get to the motor. Watch Scotty Kilmer in this video for all the remaining troubleshooting tips for broken windshield wipers.
John Park poses a kitty conundrum: Who's going to feed the cat while you're on vacation? Using a motor from an old VCR, he creates an automated feline feeder. While building this Make: magazine project, John learned that newer VCRs have safeguard technology, limiting access to the motor. Watch John as he demonstrates his solutions to this challenge.
This is an amazing experiment! Make a motor from a plastic cup. What is needed? Use two empty cola cans, a plastic (paper) cup, a ball-point pen, and more!
The BristleBot is a simple and tiny robot with an agenda. The ingredients? One toothbrush, a battery, and a pager motor. The result? Serious fun. The BristleBot is our take on the popular vibrobot, a simple category of robot that is controlled by a single vibrating (eccentric) motor.
Know someone who's full of hot air? Grab them and make a heat motor with this cool home science experiment with Mr. G. When air is heated, it rises. This experiment uses that natural law to create a simple, spiraling heat 'motor'.
In this video, we learn how to make a small windmill from a permanent magnet motor. You will need: a motor, a rotor, and a stand to make this. First, you need to find a motor that has permanent magnets on it, like one from a printer. Then, grab a windmill like one from the garden and make a stand by combining three pieces of wood. Then, heat up the side of the motor and connect it to the middle of the windmill so that it spins around. After this, you will connect it to the stand with a fiberg...
One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple maintenance on your automobile, but you may need a few tools. Invest in the basic tools and you'll be prepared for just about any car malfunction you can think of. These tutorials will help get you on your way, as long ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make light using a stepper motor generator. First, take the motor out of an old printer that you don't use anymore. After this, find a few LED lights. You will need to solder the LED lights, then connect them with a soldering iron to the printer motor. Now connect these to a generator, and the light should now shine so that you can see in the dark! This won't use any additional electricity, so you are helping the environment. All of the pieces used to make th...
Are you sweating without AC on hot days? Freezing without a heater when it's cold out? Time to replace the blower fan motor in your 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid. Removing the old broken blower fan motor and installing a new one will bring your AC and heating systems back to life.
If your car's fan only works on one speed you may need to replace the blower motor resistor. The blower motor resistor regulates the air conditioning and heating system fan controls. Keep your car in top shape by doing this simple repair yourself.
Broken motor on your washing machine? Never fear: this video tutorial will show you what, precisely, it takes to fix it. For step-by-step instructions on the motor replacement process, take a look. Get your wachine machine working again with this how-to.
Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace your Creda carbon brushes in your washing machine's motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your washing machine's Creda carbon motor brush. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified engineer. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of the carbon motor brush in your washing machine.
Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to replace your fan oven element and your fan motor. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to remove your cooker's parts. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of your fan oven element and fan motor.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins, shows you how to identify and fix a 'hung brush' in a traditional brushed motor. A mystery stop could be from a hung brush, when the brush of the motor gets clogged with dirt. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to repair a hung brush on the motor of an RC car.
Build a faraday motor with tips from this how-to video. In the early 1800s, physicist Michael Faraday invented the first device to convert electrical energy into mechanical motion. This is an easily built version of his motor. The magnet sets up a magnetic field, and the electrical current through the screw sets up a separate electromagnetic field around the screw. The two fields react and the result is rotation.
This is a sweet video showing you how to make a sick electric motor! You'll need some wood, a battery, and some PVC pipe, along with a few other things, and you'll be on your way to making that perfect electric motor of yours.
Well I've converted one of these rc bikes into a snarling (ha ha) nitro powered machine. I'm now going to convert my other stock model into a brushless monster. This particular bike had a rather bumpy crossing from the USA when I bought it from ebay. It got damaged in it's box and was returned to the sender. He, very nicely, found a new set of front forks, fitted them and posted it back to me, for no extra charge! Top Man! It's a bit sluggish, stock, so I think sticking a MAMBA MAX 7700kv mot...
If you are into self made robotics, chances are that you have a stepper or encoder motor at same point. Bre Pettis shows you how to take apart both of these motors so that you can see what's inside.
If the motor in your Braun electric shaver (Model # 8583) isn't working anymore, you'll probably need to replace it. But most of you will probably just junk the shoal mens shaver. And you don't have to— because you can fix it yourself! Just pick up a replacement motor drive assembly (Part # 7030-244) wherever they're sold, online or in stores. Then follow along with this video to see how to disassemble the Braun shaver and switch the motor assemblies.
In an old video posted on YouTube, about how to make a speaker in a tissue box, they got a Kleenex box, foil, motor, and battery. Of course the motor ran off the battery and it made a sound, but there's no way to just plug in the audio jack from your Apple iPhone into the Kleenex box where it's contacts obviously aren't going to touch any electrical contacts and have it work. It's not possible.
Check out this home repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to fit and replace the fan motor and fan blade on a Bosch and Neff oven. Follow the step by step instructions in this domestic appliance repair video to fit and remove your cooker's fan motor and blade. Please note that all work should be performed by a qualified person. Make sure to take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe removal of your Bosch and Neff oven's fan motor and blade.
This robot is BEAM bot inspired. First we build up the Motor Drive, an excellent and cheap Robot Bot-Base. We start with the Tamiya kit, get it going, then strap on a battery and a drag wheel, center the drag wheel. Tape it all in place with bright yellow tape and make a BEAM Bot with batteries. Plans for this BEAM framework are to add smarts.