Archive for the ‘Hobbies and Crafts’ Category

postheadericon How to Create a Stereo Auxiliary on an Old School Radio

How to Create a Stereo Auxiliary on an Old School Radio

This article is meant to explain how you can create an auxiliary input in a radio that doesn’t accept anything of the sort. In it, the hack the cassette deck for the aux. I did it in my car, but it will work with any radio that has a cassette. Your cassette deck will still work after this is done! 1 Yank out the radio. 2 Crack open the radio case and try to get at the read head of the cassette deck. It’s that unit in the center that…

postheadericon How to Create a Superlather

How to Create a Superlather

Shaving with a traditional shaving soap or cream can be a quite enjoyable experience while providing for a better shave. One of the key components of a quality shave is the shaving lather. Those that seek the ultimate shave often use a technique called superlather which involves creating lather using both a shaving soap and cream. This technique provides or an ultimate glide while taking the best qualities of both the soap and combining them for a “Superlather”. Let’s Look how to make one. 1 Use a wet shaving brush….

postheadericon How to Create a Spider Man Web Shooter Prop

How to Create a Spider Man Web Shooter Prop

Three Methods:Making a Pipe PropUsing Silly-StringCreating the EffectCommunity Q&A Ever wanted to make a Spider-Man film with wall crawling and web shooting? If you want web shooting, you came to the right place! This article will show you how to create a Spider Man web shooter prop! Method 1 Making a Pipe Prop 1 Gather your supplies. 2 Cut six pieces from the PVC Pipe (5.7 cm). 3 Paint the pipes with the shiny bronze paint. 4 Grab the metallic rod and paint it with the white paint. 5 Wait…

postheadericon How to Create a Solar System

How to Create a Solar System

Three Methods:Using a Hula HoopUsing Wire and FoamUsing BalloonsCommunity Q&A The solar system, or the series of planets and other objects which orbit our sun (Sol), is a common subject of study for young students. Making a model solar system can be a great way to help your student understand the system better or even just create a nice decorative item for a science-themed room! If you were looking for how to create a solar power system, see this article here. Method 1 Using a Hula Hoop 1 Get your…

postheadericon How to Create a Simple AM Radio

How to Create a Simple AM Radio

Three Parts:Gather Your MaterialsAssembling the RadioTuning Into a StationCommunity Q&A Radio stations broadcast on medium-wave bands, and send the signals into the air all around us. Only a few simple components are needed to pick up AM radio waves: some electronic components, wire, a paper tube and a speaker. Assembly is simple, and doesn’t require any soldering. This simple radio will be able to pick up signals within 50 kilometers (31 mi) of any station. Part 1 Gather Your Materials 1 Make an antenna. The antenna is one of the simplest…

postheadericon How to Create a Smart Object in Photoshop

How to Create a Smart Object in Photoshop

Smart Objects are very useful things in Photoshop. You can use them to keep the quality of your image untouched, to make a change later, to use Smart Filters, or to reduce the number of times you have to undo your edits. 1 Open Photoshop. Open up an image. 2 Select the layer you want to be converted into a Smart Object. 3 Right click on it and then click on “Convert to Smart Object”. The layer will now have the logo of Smart Object. 4 Now the Smart Object…

postheadericon How to Create a Soft Box for Your On Camera Flash

How to Create a Soft Box for Your On Camera Flash

Three Methods:Taking MeasurementsPreparing Templates and Cutting ShapesAssembling the Soft BoxCommunity Q&A There are solutions to diffuse your own camera flash, but they usually cost a few dollars. If you don’t have the spare cash, then you can try making your own from basic everyday items at home. The soft box example in this tutorial is one made from a few items you’re most likely to have in your home. Method 1 Taking Measurements 1 Measure your camera flash. The dimensions mentioned here are for the pop up flash for a…

postheadericon How to Create a Silky Water Effect when Photographing Waterfalls

How to Create a Silky Water Effect when Photographing Waterfalls

Snapping a photo of a waterfall is easy. Getting it to look exactly like you want, not so much. One popular look is sometimes called an ‘Angel Hair’ effect. This article will tell you how to create that effect. 1 Find your waterfall. Most places have a waterfall (or moving water) somewhere. Try Google or your favorite search engine to find them. Other places you might find some information are: Flickr Call a state park. They are likely to know where you can find something to photograph. 2 Figure out…

postheadericon How to Create a Role Playing Game on Paper

How to Create a Role Playing Game on Paper

Ever thought the words:”I’m bored!”? What if in school, you’ve thought: “It’s raining outside and I’ve got nothing to do!”? Do you just want to play a game to end your boredom? You should play an RPG on paper! Is there something in your favorite RPG that you wish were there or not? Well, with this article we can make that happen! 1 First, get a A3 size paper to use. 2 Draw a battle arena, and your character in it. 3 Give him/her a Rusty Sword and Wooden Shield…

postheadericon How to Create a Sand Spiral

How to Create a Sand Spiral

Here is a step by step guide to creating your own sand spirals. These spirals are intuitive to the installer. Enjoy yourself and find a peace with turning the sand. 1 Find a good fine sand of your choosing. Preferably the lighter sands like silica sand, but what is available to the local landscape is also a nice touch. 2 Pour a mound out. You will want to make a nice slow pour so you get a mountain like mound. The slower you are the greater the chance of a…