Watch how to make Breaking Bad meth candy and dipping sticks

In an alliterative homage to Breaking Bad, Binging with Babish shows viewers how to make the dipping sticks that Walter never got, as well as some dangerously delicious candy meth. Read the rest

How to make trippy fluid art with a few simple supplies

Nicky James Burch demonstrates her technique for making vibrant psychedelic liquid art with basic acrylic paint. Looks like a fun kids' project! Read the rest

Watch how to make homemade glow sticks

Oil of wintergreen makes for lovely glowsticks, but the secret ingredient is the solvent used to create chemiluminescence. Read the rest

Watch how to 3D print any image as a translucent lithophane

Lithophanes were originally bas-relief artworks made of translucent porcelain that let varying amounts of light through depending on thickness. Now they same effect can be created using a 3D printer and applied to anything from Wonder Woman images to personal photos. Read the rest

Watch how to train cats to shake hands

Jun from Jun's Kitchen has very well-behaved cats, even the new one they rescued. Here, he takes a break from cooking to show how they got so well-trained. Read the rest

Watch a Japanese egg poacher that cooks yolks into stars and other shapes

This delightfully impractical gadget looks complicated, but can a price be put on the value of serving eggs with star-shaped yolks? Read the rest

You absolutely must secure your home router and you probably can't

Lucian Constantin's Motherboard guide to protecting your home router is full of excellent, nearly impossible-to-follow advice that you should follow, but probably won't. Read the rest

Silencers for air compressors, drill-press hacking, Danish cord seating and more

Core 77's year-end roundup of "Best How-To's, Fabrication Techniques and Tool Hacks" is a fantastic grab-bag of fascinating, esoteric and useful hacks, tricks and techniques for making things better, running the gamut from building a silencer for your air compressor to weaving a Danish seating surface to fixing a Dremel tool to hacking a drill-press. Read the rest

How to make a matchstick bracelet

Here's a fun little project with wooden matchsticks: weave them into bracelets using no glue. Read the rest

Watch this impressive Betty Boop makeover tutorial

"So um.. yeah.. I attempted to turn myself into Betty Boop, if she was a brown girl!" Ellarie's daughter recognized her immediately, so it definitely worked.

Here's a "before" shot for comparison. Ellarie does super-cute videos with her daughter Yoshido, too.

BETTY BOOP MAKEUP TUTORIAL Brown/Dark Skin Friendly (YouTube / Ellarie) Read the rest

Home Depot teaches millennials to use tape measures

Many parents were apparently too lazy to teach millennials how to do even the most basic DIY projects like how to use a tape measure, so Home Depot has released a series of videos based on popular millennial search terms. Read the rest

Can an axe really cut a chain in half?

It happens all the time in movies, and it often looks easy. Modern homesteader Wranglerstar decided to try to cut a chain with an axe for himself. Read the rest

How to tow a car with rope and no-one at the wheel

"A guy pulling a car with no-one in it. No-one's in the car. Now they lost their tailgate. Ha."

I tried this once with an office chair that wouldn't fit in the car. It went well. Read the rest

This DIY pixelstick lets you make amazing in-camera effects

Lucas Berbesson created this nifty homemade PixelStick, and he was kind enough to share the instructions, too. Read the rest

How many basic knots do you know? A helpful guide to 7 of them

Maybe it's been awhile since that merit badge, or maybe you haven't been out on a boat of late. In any case, here's Andy Tran's great refresher course on 7 essential knots. The knots covered in this video are:

Square Knot (Reef Knot) Clove Hitch (Builder's Hitch, Tied in a bight, and at an end) Sheet Bend (And Double Sheet Bend) Bowline (Tied two ways) Figure 8 loop (Tied 3 ways) Round Turn + Two 1/2 Hitches Taut-Line Hitch

If you are wondering, the difference between a square knot and a granny knot (or lubber's knot) is that in a square knot, both parts of the line go over or under their respective loop. Here's a comparison from the terrific site ShoeKnots.com

7 Essential Knots You Need To Know (YouTube / InnerBark Outdoors) Read the rest

How to hear the true sound of your own voice without recording it

When we speak, sing or shout, what we perceive gets a mighty bass boost from our own head matter. But what the lister (and the microphone) hears — the reedy, whiny, nasal true self! — is their reality. In this video, vocal coach Chris Beatty shows off a neat trick to cutting out the frequencies that only you hear, allowing you to train and temper your tone of speech as others hear it. All you need do it put two thick boards, magazines or notebooks either side of your face — but it's nicer listening to him explain. Read the rest

How to draw a levitating cube optical illusion

Jonathan Stephen Harris explains how to draw this mindbending anamorphic illusion of a levitating cube in about 15 minutes.

Materials used: 110lb cardstock, HB pencil, 2B pencil, Blue bic pen, red bic pen, black fine line pen, ruler, scissors.

(via The Kid Should See This) Read the rest

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