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How to Play Snail Hopscotch

Snail hopscotch is a playground game that is played by hopping on a board shaped like a snail. Any number of people can play at a time. It takes a small rock and the ability to hop on one foot. Aim the rock at the next number on the snail. If the rock lands inside the number's box, hop around the s...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 Properly Use a Metal Detector

Treasure hunting with a metal detector can be a fun and rewarding experience once you get the hang of it. Until then, it can be immensely frustrating as you either don't get any signals or spend hours digging for nothing. Although it can take years to learn all of the details of the hobby, learning ...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 Clear a Jammed Glock

The Glock line of handguns are renowned worldwide for their reliability and solid design. Occasionally, however, even one of these handguns might find themselves jamming up after a string of shots. Jamming in Glock handguns typically occurs because of either operator error--such as not cleaning your...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...

How to Troubleshoot DC Motor Controllers

DC motor controllers are used to control the speed of a direct current motor while still maintaining the torque or force at the rotating shaft. Typically a control signal is fed into the controller from an auxiliary source. The variation of the control signal is what manipulates the speed of the mot...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...

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 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 Cut Masonry Stone

Any type of yard work or home construction might require knowledge on how to cut masonry. If you're planning to build a retainer wall or to add a simple border for a garden plot using bricks or concrete blocks, then its likely that you'll have to shape the masonry stone to fit whatever designs you h...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...

Types of Clay Pottery

Clay, which is a natural resource of the earth, originally came from a rock known as feldspar. These rocks underwent many physical changes from millions of years of weathering, interacting with sunlight, rain and ice. As the rocks were broken down into smaller particles, clay was formed. How clay we...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...

Types of Thermoplastic Materials Used in Molding

CD cases are made by injection molding with thermoplastic material.cd cases image by palms from Fotolia.comThermoplastic materials are used in the injection molding process. The material starts in granular or powder form and is heated to a liquid and forced into molds. The molded objects......More...