Almost four years ago I swapped out my fancy lad IT job in New York City for a 100 percent DIY lifestyle in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The only problem was that I didn't have any building skills. Fortunately, I came across an advertisement for Smartflix: A DVD-rental service sorta like Netflix except all the videos are how-tos. The library covers everything from how to silkscreen a t-shirt to building energy efficient homes. At only $10 per disc rental (a few are more) and over 6,200 titles this service saved my DIY life. Follow the jump to check out my favorite titles.
We assemble the choicest nerdy nuggets of everyday wisdom from the brightest tech minds around. Start your education now!
By the How 2.0 GeeksPosted 03.20.2007 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Every group of friends has that one person to go to for tech advice: what kind of TV to buy, the right HTML tags to pimp out a MySpace page, and so on. Believe me, I would know. But although I consider myself fairly willing to share the tech wealth, my powers pale in comparison with the sage wisdom dispersed in the "Ask a Geek" feature found in each issue of Popular Science.
Motion-triggered monster heads, a witchesâ€™ brew of liquid nitrogen, a projector rigged for fright, and more. Here, our favorite high-tech haunting tricks made easy
By Theodore Gray and Paul WallichPosted 09.26.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
The Bubbling Cauldron
Want a real witches´ brew? Mix soap-bubble solution with dry ice, or use liquid nitrogen for bubbles that release fog when they pop. In the following video, PopSci´s contributing mad scientist, Theodore Gray, uses the help of a few young assistants to create cauldrons of toil and trouble.
Here´s how it´s done: