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How to Read Electronic Schematics

Electronic schematics can look overwhelming, with webs of lines connecting various arcane symbols on a crowded sheet of paper. Fortunately, the individual symbols are pretty easy to decipher, and the lines represent simple connections. With a little bit of practice, you can learn how to recognize th...More...

How to Move a Load With a Small Force & Levers

"Give me a Place to Stand and I Will Move the Earth." Thus spake Archimedes about his lever --- an arrangement as simple as a board and a rock. But the lever has the ability to multiply force. The amount of energy put into moving one end of a lever is the same as the energy that can be extracted fro...More...

How to Build a Naruto CCG Deck

The Naruto Collectible Card Game is a battle game that uses the trading cards based on the anime TV show, like many other card games based on their shows. An official Naruto card deck has exactly 50 cards, and while the cards can be any of the five types, you will need certain numbers of each type o...More...

Erosion Facts

Erosion refers to the process by which the surface of the earth is worn and carried away from a site by the natural influences of forces such as wind, water and gravity, according to Science Clarified....More...

How to Make Handles to Put on an Altoids Tin

Altoids are a type of mint that traditionally comes in a small hinged tin. This tin is ideal for protecting the mints, but once they are gone, using the tin for something else is an appealing prospect. For instance, adding a handle can turn an empty Altoids tin into a coin purse. Drill or punch hole...More...

How to Make a Rubber Ducky Antenna

A short whip antenna, also called a "Rubber Ducky," is often used in portable electronic equipment like walkie-talkies and other devices where a long antenna would be problematic. You can make your own rubber ducky antenna that will work as well as one three times its length when used with a wireles...More...

How to Build a Model Medieval Castle

One of the most studied topics about medieval times is castles and their architecture. Although the French made major contributions to medieval architecture, the English excelled in castle architecture until the 15th century, according to The Castle of Wales website. After the middle ages, the Fren...More...

DIY for an Airsoft Target

Shooting a weapon accurately requires ongoing target practice. You can make a homemade target box at which to fire your Airsoft-brand pellet gun. You will need a cereal box from a supermarket and a few supplies commonly found around the house but no great mechanical or woodworking skills. Your homem...More...

How to Combine Linear Forces

Combining linear forces is a process first encountered in introductory physics. Forces are vector quantities that represent a magnitude of force and the direction in which the force is applied. The numerical summation of forces does not lend itself to direct addition. The direction, represented as a...More...

How to Make Duct Tape Roses

It is easy and inexpensive to make duct tape roses. The handmade duct tape roses will add a festive air to a casual setting and are something that even guys would get a kick out of when they receive them. One may make roses with duct tape in many different colors. Many dollar stores sell duct tape i...More...

What Are the Landforms of the Taiga?

The taigas are vast, cold areas on Earth covered with conifer trees. Their unique characteristics attract a variety of wildlife and fauna. On Earth, they most commonly exist in two different landforms in the northern hemisphere. Plains taiga typically exists at high latitudes while mountain taigas c...More...

Components of Photochemical Smog

Cars, trucks and other motor vehicles emit particles into the air when they burn fossil fuels. These particles react with sunlight to form photochemical fog. Urban dwellers of the pre-Clean Air Act era experienced eye-irritating smog as a brownish haze that blanketed cities during particular atmosph...More...

How to Make a Wooden Bread Board

Wooden boards have long been used for slicing and serving bread because the wood does not dull the slicing knife. Bread boards are usually made from maple, birch, basswood or beech lumber, as these woods are not as porous as other types, such as oak. Bread boards come in a variety of sizes and makin...More...

How to Make a Clay Plate Out of Slab

You don't need a pottery wheel to make plates that look great. Making homemade plates, platters and bowls may be time consuming, but handmade items that are unique and handcrafted add character to the dining experience. Handcrafting ceramics gives you the ability to choose the color, style and finis...More...

How to Read a Bearing Compass for Surveying

Reading a compass allows you to determine the bearing, or direction, location and how to get to a specific destination on a topographic map---a map which describes the shape of the land. The compass itself consists of a magnetic needle, regulated by a magnetic force, with a red tip that floats on a ...More...

How to Compare Miter Saws

Power miter saws have circular blades that make cutting precise bevels and miters easy. When comparing miter saws, consider all of the features and be clear on how you plan to use it. A more expensive saw may not be the best saw for your situation....More...

The Life Cycle of Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma pneumoniae is part of the Mollucites family. According to the University of Babylon, mycoplasma is the simplest form of free-living organisms. The plasma was discovered 100 years ago by Nocard and Roux, but it is still a relatively mysterious bacteria. To understand its life cycle, you ne...More...

How to Make a Block Diagram

A block diagram is a two-dimensional symbolic representation of a system. The diagram shows parts or functions represented by blocks connected by lines. Although block diagrams are commonly used for design applications, they can be used for day-to-day activities as well. The end result of a block di...More...

Supplies for Stain Glass for Beginners

Construction of a lead came project requires a few different supplies than a copper foil project.fabrication d'un vitraille image by RomainQu??r?? from Fotolia.comThe supplies that a beginner in stained glass requires varies depending on whether she is learning the copper foil or lead ......More...