Videos tagged with DIY


Systm #70: DIY Electroluminescence: Great Light Without The Shocks

Systm #70: DIY Electroluminescence: Great Light Without The Shocks

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Lighting a tech project with Electroluminescent material can look super professional, but it's easy to damage it or shock yourself. Learn how to safely add EL to any tech project in this episode of Systm! Light without heat? It's called Electroluminesce when a material generates light directly from electrical current. It's found everywhere from aircraft control panels to Indiglo watches. It's a...

Tags: Technologies, Hardware, Systm, Revision3, Lightning, DIY, electroluminescent



Systm #67: Build Yourself A 'Segway'

Systm #67: Build Yourself A 'Segway'

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Learn how this high school student did the Segway one better... by building his own self balancing scooter! Daniel Fukuba might look like an ordinary teenager but this gadget building maestro designed and fabricated his very own Segway-like scooter! It works... and chances are you can build one, too. It wouldn't hurt to have access to a place like Menlo Park, CA's fabulous Tech Shop, a DIY have...

Tags: Technologies, Hardware, Systm, Revision3, DIY, segway


Systm #60: Build Your Own NAS

Systm #60: Build Your Own NAS

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If you're just itching for an excuse to reuse that retired desktop PC or laptop sitting in your closet there here's your chance. Today we'll be looking at the basics of installing FreeNAS, an open-source DIY NAS. So instead of spending money on off the shelf options why not save yourself some cash and make use of the stuff you already have and get a super customizable network storage device to ...

Tags: Technologies, OS, Open-Source, NAS, Systm, Revision3, DIY


Systm #57: DIY Portable Power Pack Keeps Your Toys Running

Systm #57: DIY Portable Power Pack Keeps Your Toys Running

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iPod? Camcorder? Notebook? Our Portable Power Pack will keep 'em running, plus we figure out if an AC Inverter or a DC/DC Converter is more efficient! DC power wherever you go, whether it's for a notebook, camcorder, elevator party, or you need, say, to run your iPod for a loooooong time at the beach... or, say, if you need to keep your notebook powered. That's where the DIY Power Pack came fro...

Tags: Hardware, Systm, Revision3, Energy, DIY, power supply, Modding, Overclocking


Systm #51: DIY Liquor: Distill Your Own Alcohol

Systm #51: DIY Liquor: Distill Your Own Alcohol

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You don't need yards of copper pipe to make liquor. Julia Nolan, a chemical engineer, shows us how to distill alcohol the easy way. Julia Nolan, an honest to goodness Chemical Engineer, joins us on this week's episode of Systm with an easy way to distill hard liquor. Instead of building (or buying) a complicated still, made of copper and welded together, Julia has a super simple hack for a a st...

Tags: Technologies, Science, Systm, Revision3, DIY, liquor, moonshine



Systm #47: Overclock your PC

Systm #47: Overclock your PC

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Back in the day, only the foolhardy overclocked a PC. Today? It's practically expected for home builders. We walk you thru the basics of getting free performance from your processor. Weston writes in, "Could do explain how to to overclock? I have a I have an Opteron 165, 1.8 Ghz Dual core proccessor and my mother board is MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum and wanted to overclock." No problem, Wes...

Tags: Technologies, High Performance, Hardware, Systm, Revision3, Overclock, DIY, cpu, Overclocking