• Partner Project 2: What’s your idea?

    In part two of this series, find out how to research your idea to find out how to make it better. Also learn some tools that will help you find your niche and organize your data. For discussions and help with your project, please visit:


  • Beginners Guide to Google Plus

    Find out how to use Google Plus, Google’s new social networking service. This will guide you through ins and outs of how to get started.

  • Make A Free Flash Website From Scratch

    In this episode you will learn how to create a Flash website from scratch using completely free software. Here is what we will be creating:

    Links used in this video:
    Project Files – http://http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/279_flash_site/279_flash_site.zip
    Adobe Rome – http://rome.adobe.com

  • How To Make An Atari Game

    The basis of this tutorial is to provide an introductory look at programming in BASIC. Here, we’ll be using Batari Basic to create an Atari 2600 game that’s playable on most Atari emulators.

    You can download Visual BBasic from here- http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/219_atari/visual_bbasic.exe

    You can download my sample game and source code from here – http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/219_atari/tinkernut_world.zip

  • The Basics Of Video Encoding

    This video covers the basics of converting and encoding videos.

  • How To Convert VHS Tapes To DVD

    This video covers the steps needed to convert a VHS video tape to DVD. You will need to purchase a video capture card in order to do this project.

    • Step 1: Items Needed

      A VCR, a video capture card, a computer, free software from DVD Flick

    • Step 2: Where to get a video capture card

      You can find video capture cards for pretty cheap online. My recommendation would be to search Amazon.com or Surplus Computers for the best deals. Once you have acquired a capture card, install it on your computer.

    • Step 3: Connect the VCR to the capture card

      Using a regular co-axial cable, connect the VCR to the capture card in the same way you would connect it to a TV.

    • Step 4: Record the VHS tape to your computer.

      Once you have everything connected, and your computer is turned back on, use the software that came with the video capture card to record the VHS tape from your VCR. Just put the tape in the VCR and play it as you would on a TV.

    • Step 5: Burn the video to DVD

      Using the free software from DVD Flick , you can convert the video to a DVD image and burn it to a DVD. You can also add menus to the DVD using this program.

    • Step 6: Optional software

      If you didn’t get any recording software that came with your capture card, you can download some free capture software from the internet. The first one is called Media Portal and the second one is called GB PVR