DIY

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E.T.A.
9:36

The DIY Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Motherboard travels to Tennessee to meet the amateur rocketeer leading the charge for budding DIY rocket scientists around the world.
Smokeables
2:44

How to Mask the Smell of Weed with a DIY Artisanal Sploof

With just a few household items, some sage, and a handful of flower petals, your home can smell like "a leather jacket shop" or "a drum circle somewhere" in no time.
Smokeables
3:18

How to Make a Bong Out of a Potato Chip Can

VICE's Trey Smith shows you how to use a pen, duct tape, a TV cable, and a potato chip can to make a reliable bong in just a few minutes.
Dear Future
11:07

The Fixers Using Recycled Laptop Batteries to Power Their Homes

DIY Powerwalls – rechargeable lithium-ion battery installations, made from recycled batteries – are the future of power, whether you know it or not.
Motherboard Shorties
11:38

How to Upgrade the RAM in a 2017 iMac

Motherboard EIC Jason Koebler tests whether he -- as a novice -- is able to replace the RAM in his brand new, 21.5 inch iMac.
Motherboard
6:05

How to Build an Ethereum Mining Rig

In this How-To, Motherboard writer Daniel Oberhaus shows us how to build an Ethereum mining rig from scratch. Credit: The Noun Project
THUMP Specials
20:57

In the Wake of Ghost Ship (Documentary)

In the wake of Oakland’s deadly Ghost Ship fire, residents at another Bay Area DIY space face an inspection.
How-To
4:41

Make Kimchi Fried Rice

In this episode of How-To, Chef Deuki Hong teaches us how to make the perfect kimchi fried rice, using traditional Korean and American ingredients.
How-To
6:40

Make Kimchi At Home

In this episode of How-To, chef Deuki Hong teaches us how to make the traditional fermented Korean staple, kimchi.
How-To
14:16

Make Homemade Pizza with Frank Pinello

Learn how to make homemade pizza with Frank Pinello, host of the Pizza Show and owner of Best Pizza in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Smokeables
2:19

How to Make a Carrot Chillum

Abdullah Saeed is back to explain how to whittle yourself a reusable pipe out of a carrot on this episode of 'Smokeables.'
Smokeables
2:13

How to Roll a Tulip Joint

With a few rolling papers, some string, and a business card, Abdullah Saeed explains how to roll a floral-inspired joint popular in Europe on this episode of 'Smokeables.'
Smokeables
2:18

How to Make a Watermelon Bong

On this episode of 'Smokeables,' our resident weed expert Abdullah Saeed is back to show you how to make the perfect party bong.
Smokeables
2:03

How to Roll a Plumber's Joint

Abdullah Saeed is back with a new DIY 'Smokeables' video, this time to teach you how to make a joint with incredible airflow.
Art Histories
4:32

Art Histories: Stalking Donald Trump

We explore an extreme version of art predicting life, as David Henry Brown Jr details his performance advocating for the presidency of Donald Trump back in 1999.
How-To
9:21

Make Sausage with Seth Rogen

Welcome to the real Sausage Party.
How-To
5:22

Tuna Roll

Sushi chef John Daley teaches us how to correctly make tuna rolls.
Transmissions
5:32

The First Talking, Artificially Intelligent Surveillance Camera

This DIY surveillance camera will scan your face, then speak aloud what it sees. We brought the tech into the streets.
Broadly Specials
12:15

Running an Erotic Publishing Empire

When it comes to erotic e-books, cave men strippers, and serious business, the mother-daughter duo behind Ellora's Cave keep it all in the family.
Transmissions
4:13

DIY Brain Shock Therapy

Motherboard visits a scientist researching transcranial direct current stimulation, a type of shock therapy thought to improve memory and other brain functions.
How-To
3:42

How to Make Your Own Sriracha

Learn how to make Sriracha at home, a spicy fermented hot sauce that packs way more of a punch than the rooster bottle you'll find in your local supermarket.
California Soul
13:31

DIY Guns

California Soul delves into the world of do-it-yourself weapons to see what the future holds for gun control in America.
Transmissions
10:58

Meet Scotland's DIY Rocketeers

Every year for a week a Scottish moor becomes an ad hoc launch site for amateur rocketeers to blast their DIY shuttles and spaceships into the skies.
Motherboard
7:45

The DIY Engineer Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Basement

Doug Coulter used to build signal processing and radio gadgets for our favorite three-lettered intelligence agencies.
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