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How To: Hack a VHS Camcorder into a Night-Vision Headset

Watch as Kipkay hacks a bulky VHS camcorder and turns it into a night vision headset. This video tutorial will show you that old technology can still be useful in today's world. Just think, you might not have ever been able to see in the dark corners of the night without this hacked VHS camcorder. Night vision isn't just for the military, it's for you, and me, and your dog...

How To: Use a digital camera as a webcam for Skype

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a digital camera as a webcam on Skype. Users will need the AV cable and a USB capture device. Begin by connecting the AV cable to the USB capture device. Plug the cable to your computer and your digital camera. Users will need to download and install the Debut Video Recording software. Open the program and click on Device. Users may have to go to Options and configure the settings. On Skype, right-click the person you want to call and select Sh...

How To: Download music using Safari on your iPhone or iPod

The viewer learns how to download music on their iPhone or iPod using Safari. The video starts with the instructor talking about what it was that made him decide to use Safari to download music. The speaker uses a lot of profanity in his intro and the instructional part of the video does not start until 3 min into the video. The video/audio quality is poor at times. The instructor will show you in a step by step manner. If the viewer follows the instructions (and ignores the extra blah blah b...

How To: Make a laser out of a lighter

Kipkay has a new cool project for you. In this video, you'll learn how to make a laser out of a lighter. All you need to do is a cheap butane lighter. Any one will do, including one bought from a convenience store. Just watch this how-to video, and you'll be playing with your laser pointer in no time at all!

How To: Solve the blinking "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR

In this video, it is demonstrated how to get rid of a "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR camera. The solution is fairly simple and quick to do. First you will want to turn your camera on to where you see the "FEE" error message on the LCD screen. Next, you will set the camera's aperture ring to the highest number available. After this, the last step is to lock the aperture ring by using the switch. After doing this step, your camera should return back to normal working order and the "FEE" er...

How To: Fix a compact disc player drawer problem

When CD and DVD players stop working, it's usually because of the drawer not opening and/or shutting. For this CD player, the problem turned out to be a broken belt between the motor and the wheel that has the gear that opens the drawer. Look at these two video tutorials to see how easy it can be to fix, by replacing one belt with a rubber band.

How To: Hack a 5.5g iPod's firmware with Alterpod

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to hack into your iPod's firmware on a Mac. In order to hack into the 5.5g iPod's firmware, you need to download the Alterpod, a firmware editing software. With this program, you'll be able to download themes onto your iPod. Keep in mind that this hack is for the 5.5 generation iPod and does not work for the 6th generation or the older ones before 5.5. When downloading themes, make sure to download the correct version.

How To: Use zoom and telephoto lenses on a Canon DSLR camera

Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using zoom and telephoto lenses on your own Canon digital camera, take a look.

How To: Free your iPod with Rockbox

This how-to video will help you expand your iPod library. Rockbox turns your iPod into a FLAC- and OGG-playing, open-source monster. Learn how to install this custom firmware on your iPod to enable it to play all sorts of audio file types and even games. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to free your iPod with Rockbox.

How To: Fix the earphone jack on an Apple iPod Classic

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of fixing a broken headphone jack on an Apple iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the other components. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Clean your game disc, DVD or CD with household items

In this instructional video, the young host demonstrates an excellent method for cleaning your DVD's, CD's, and Game discs using simple, easily found items that you always have laying around your house. The toothpaste he uses acts as a super mild abrasive (almost exactly the same that is used in professional kits, except they don't get the benefit of a minty fresh smell) that removes minute dirt and debris that gets stuck on the disc. When cleaning your discs, be sure to rub the toothpaste in...

How To: Replace the battery in an iRiver H320 or H340

This is just a quick video to help you replace your iRiver Digital MP3 Player's battery. Patience is key in completing this disassembly and replacement, using just a small screwdriver and a few minutes of your time. This step-by-step video demonstration will show you the procedure for replacing the battery in your iRiver H320 or H340. You can use the replacement battery found in the video, or any other replacement battery, the results are the same.

How To: Use Coca-Cola to remove scratches from a CD or DVD

In this video, we learn how to use Coca-Cola to remove scratches from a CD or DVD. First, grab one glass of water and one glass of Coca-Cola and set aside. Next, grab your scratched CD or DVD and place it on a flat surface. Now, grab a soft towel and dip it into the glass filled with Coca-Cola and rub it onto the surface of the scratched item. Let the item sit for at least 2 minutes, then rub it again with a soft towel that has been dipped in water. Make sure to be very gentle while you're do...

How To: Easily reset an iPod nano

Watch this step by step tutorial how to easily reset an iPod Nano. Toggle the hold switch a few times. Turn off hold switch. Hold down the Menu and Select buttons at the same time. Wait 8 to 10 seconds or until the Apple logo appears. Repeat steps 1-3 if necessary. This also works on all 4th and 5th Generation iPods, as well as others. The device should restart after about 6-10 seconds. Also works on the latest 4th generation iPod Nano.

How To: Select the AF points with the Canon 40D

Watching this video will teach you a couple different ways to use the auto-focus function on your Canon 40D camera. You can set the auto-focus to the same for every shot, or you to change it for every shot very easily. Whichever one you choose, this video makes it easy to understand.

How To: Use the Nikon SB-400

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how learn about the Nikon SB-400. The Nikon SB-400 is consumer grade speedlight that is designed for a consumer DSLR (D40/D60). It also has a lot of limitations that prevent you from having the full control of the speedlight such as, no ability to rotate the flash head for better bouncing performance and no rear controls with a big LCD. It only has a rear on/off switch, flash ready lamp and lock switch. This video will benefit those viewers who are intere...