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How To: Construct a ship in a bottle from a kit

Have you ever wondered how your grandfather constructed the ship-in-a-bottle on his mantlepiece? Are you frustrated by the poor instructions that came with the kit you bought at your local hobby shop? The people at Storm the Castle certainly were, and so they made this video to show you how to complete your ship-in-a-bottle kit using basic hobby tools, including a very small drill bit, very small clamp, and very small paint brushes. No hobbyist's collection is complete without one of these.

How To: Build your own stilts

Tired of always having to ask tall folks to help you get stuff down from the top shelf? In this tutorial from Make Magazine, Kipkay teaches you how to build your own stilts. But while these stilts will make you taller, we don't suggest wearing them on the basketball court.

How To: Make a sturdy energy sword from Halo out of paper

If you're a huge fan of the Halo franchise, then you're defnitely going to love this next tutorial. First introduced in Halo: Combat Evolved, the energy sword was a mighty weapon that the covenant carried to help kill enemies. It wasn't until Halo 2, were you able to use the sword yourself. In this multi video series tutorial, you'll find out how to make your own sturdy energy sword using basic materials. It's fun to create and can be used to cosplay. So sit back and enjoy!

How To: Make a fingerboard rail

If you're into fingerboarding, then you're going to want to watch this video tutorial to see how to improve your fingerboard skills. Watch to learn how to make a fingerboard rail. With just a few materials, your finger-skateboard will be riding rails in no time.

How To: Make flubber at home

Why pay for slime when you can easily make it in your own kitchen? It stretches, bounces, molds, breaks, and gives kids hours of fun. This instructional video demonstrates just how easy it is to make flubber at home. Just follow the illustrated directions and you'll be having slime-related fun in no time.

How To: Shape trucks for fingerboards

Fingerboards are popular miniature skateboards available all over the globe. The parts are pre-made by various manufacturers, but you can modify the parts yourself. In this video, you'll learn how to shape fingerboard trucks using basic tools.

How To: Make a Lego custom Cip Quad Blaster from Star Wars

The reciprocating quad blaster, or cip quad, is one of the most powerful parts of the Clone Army's arsenal in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. This video will teach you how to make your own tiny replica of this terrifying weapon out of Legos, on a scale where it can be used by a Lego minifigure (preferably an ARC trooper heavy gunner. Arm your Legos properly after watching this video.

How To: Fill a hopper with coins in casino slot machines

Almost every coin handling device has a hopper inside. In a slot, it's usually in the bottom of the machine. Troubleshooting casino slot machines can be tricky, but if it's a mere coin dispensing issue, it might just mean you're running low on coins. This video will show you how to fill the slot machine hopper, and it's best to use about 200 coins— at least. It's just a basket that holds the tokens, so when someone wins, the machine will dispense them.

How To: Recycle an Old Light Bulb into a Ship in a Bottle

Learn how to make a ship in the bulb (aka a ship in a bottle). This cool diy hack demonstrates how to recycle an old lightbulb into a "ship in a bottle". Like the traditional ship in the bottle, the ship is first assembled outside of the bottle, then placed inside. Follow this fun how to hack video to learn how to make your own.

How To: Make a working soda machine out of Legos

If you've played with Legos for long enough, you know that there are few things in this world that cannot be replicated in the medium. This video is a demonstration of how to build a working replica soda machine out of Lego blocks. While you may not be able to serve guest in your your home with it (unless they want to drink blocks) it will make a cool prop for any Lego scene you make, especially if you make stop-motion animation videos using Legos.

How To: Make flubber polymer using glue and liquid starch

This video shows us a fun science project to do with our kids; it teaches us how to make flubber out of glue and cornstarch. In one container pour a small amount of liquid starch. You can find this in most laundry aisles in the store. Next in another container, pour in an equal amount of white school glue. Mix the two together by pouring the liquid starch into the glue. If the mix is real sticky, add more starch and if it is real runny, add more glue. To color your flubber you can dab it over...

How To: Build an Tenori-on like Tenori-off musical instrument

Toshio Iwai's "tenoir-on" is a really cool musical device, but is quite expensive and due to short supply. This version is an unplugged version, the creator has dubbed the "tenori-off." You will need a plastic board, vinyl pipes, and bubble wrap. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a tenori inspired tenori-off acoustic musical instrument.

How To: Remove and install a hopper in casino slot machines

Troubleshooting your casino's slots doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. You can do it yourself, and one of the most common steps to troubleshooting a faulty slot machine is to take out the hopper. The hopper is inside the slot, at the bottom. Almost all coin handling equipment contains a hopper. All you do is slide it out, and slide it back in when done. This video will show you how to remove and install a slot machine hopper in your casino slot machines. The machine in this video is an IG...

How To: Install a coin into the comparitor of a slot machine

If you're having slot problems in your casino, you're going to have to do some troubleshooting. Knowing all there is to know about slots is important for any casino or slot machine owner. This video will show you the trick to installing a coin into a coin comparator. One thing to remember, is that if there is no coin inside the comparitor, the machine will not work. And no matter what coin kind you have in the hopper, whether quarter, nickel, token, etc., it has to be the same coin inside the...

How To: Make a light up bubble tube

Lava lamps are cool and retro, but they can be expensive and there is a risk of fire if you leave them unattended and they tip over accidentally. By using this tutorial by Shooting Eggs, you can make your own light up bubble tube using materials you might already have around the house, and it will be safer and a whole lot cheaper than the kind you'd buy. Make one of these babies, and your 1966 love den will be all ready to go.

How To: Build a semiautomatic Lego gun

Most Lego guns require you to feed ammo, or at least cock the gun, every time you shoot. Not so with this model. This video features step-by step instructions and a demonstration of how to build a semiautomatic Lego rubber band gun quickly and easily. Never lose a Lego rubber band gun war to your friends again with the increased firepower of this semi-auto Lego shooting machine.

How To: Blow a bubble with bubble gum

Blowing bubbles isn't just a way to waste time at the bus stop… It's an art form! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to blow bubbles that will dazzle your friends. There are also various examples of people blowing bubbles, to show you how it's done.

How To: Build a bolt action gun out of Legos

Most Lego guns use a simple rubber band action, which don't resemble the action on any real weapons other than a crossbow maybe. This video tutorial on making a gun out of Legos stands out from the pack because it features a bolt action, the same type used on rifles since the Civil War. This gives this lego weapon a more professional flair.

How To: Build stones & cinder blocks for a diorama

Build stones & cinder blocks for a diorama. Papa Tom teaches viewers how to make a building look like it is made of stone or cinder blocks using the Building and Structure Kit from Scene-A-Rama. This is super easy and tons of fun for all ages. It's great for school or class projects. Use a ruler, a fine point marker, a hobby knife, and a paint brush.

How To: Make custom Lego weapons for Clone Trooper minifigures

The Clone Army, one of the most dangerous forces ever to threaten the Galactic Republic in the Star Wars series, carried many different types of weapons in to battle. This video will teach you how to make replicas of a number of these weapons yourself out of Legos, at a scale that makes them usable for your Lego minifigures. None of them are very complicated to make, so watch this video and get to work on your Lego gunsmithing!

How To: Make a lego lightsaber

In this how-to video, you will learn how to design and create four of your own Lego light sabers. All you need is six different pieces as seen in the video for the first design. Now connect them vertically, one at a time. All you need is six different pieces as seen in the video for the second design. Now connect them vertically, one at a time. All you need is seven different pieces as seen in the video for the third design. Now connect them vertically, one at a time. For the last design, you...

How To: Make fingerboard wheels using a mini lathe

This video will show you how to create wheels for a fingerboard using a lathe. First, you should take a plastic tube and insert it into your lathe, using various drill pieces to cut down the plastic tube to the correct size. After this has been done, a drill which is attached to the lathe and adjusted to go straight through the tube can be made to create a hole through the center of the tube. You can then insert a small piece of metal into the tube in order to create the holder which will att...

How To: Make a toy parachute

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy parachute. The materials required are: lightweight fabric, ruler, scissors, string, 4 hole button and a toy army man. Begin by measuring a 10x10 inch square on the fabric and cut it out. Fold over each of the 4 corners and cue a small hole. Measure and cut 2 lengths of 36 inch string. Take the string and tie it to one end of the hole on the fabric. Run the other end through the button hole and tie it to the diagonally opposite hole on th...

How To: Make a perpetual spinner

This video teaches the secret of making a cool perpetual spinner with a few little things and science. You will need: white paper, scissors, pen, pencil with eraser on its back, bell pin and a suitable cap. Draw a spiral shape on a plain sheet of white paper using a pen. Now cut out the drawn spiral with a scissor carefully. Punch the bell pin on the tail of a pencil. Stick a small cap (which suits the center of the spiral) to the center of the spiral as shown. Now stick the pencil on a table...

How To: Create a string figure Owl

Did you play Cat's Cradle as a kid? Well, there's more to string figure art than just Cat's Cradle or Jacob's Ladder. This string art video demonstrates how to make a string figure owl. Song: King Crimson - In the Court of King Crimson.

How To: Make a Michael Jackson Lego minifigure

Do you still think that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, even in light of the many controversies that surround the end of his life and his untimely death? Do you also love Legos? The show your love for both. This video will teach you how to make a custom Lego minifigure that resembles Michael (Michael from the "Beat It" music video to be exact) using only paint and some hobby tools. Memorialize the King of Pop in a special using the instructions from this video.