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Category: Hacks + Mods

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try
A few years ago we checked out a motion-controlled robot. LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli also came up with a motion control setup for his Cyclops robot, but instead of using a motion sensor he made a…
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DIY Fallout 4 Pip-Boy 3D Files: Jury Printing

DIY Fallout 4 Pip-Boy 3D Files: Jury Printing
The limited edition Fallout 4 that comes with a Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV replica is already sold out. But thanks to 3D printing and Yvo de Haas, you can fill your wrists, legs, cats and even…
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Compact Disc-Powered Paper Airplane Launcher

Compact Disc-Powered Paper Airplane Launcher
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t touched a compact disc in years. They have to still be good for something besides drink coasters. Well, they are. It turns out they can make a great…
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Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer

Microduino mCookie LEGO-compatible Modular Computer
The past couple of years we’ve seen single board computers separated into modules to make them more accessible to newbie makers, especially children. Microduino knows there’s no better way to get kids interested than with LEGOs,…
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DIY Low Budget BB-8 Puppet: CHPSK-8

DIY Low Budget BB-8 Puppet: CHPSK-8
We’ve seen how you can make a robot replica and a 3D printed figure of Star Wars‘ new droid BB-8. Here’s Caleb Kraft’s low budget version: a BB-8 hand puppet. Caleb made the puppet using a…
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Tecmo Super Bowl & RBI Baseball NES Cartridges with 2015 Rosters: Sports. Sports Never Change

Tecmo Super Bowl & RBI Baseball NES Cartridges with 2015 Rosters: Sports. Sports Never Change
The FIFA and NBA 2K series are the reigning kings of team sports video games, but they pale in comparison to the legacy of Tecmo Super Bowl and RBI Baseball. Much of the credit goes to…
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3D Printed Thorn Airsoft Gun Case Mod: Kinetic Damage

3D Printed Thorn Airsoft Gun Case Mod: Kinetic Damage
Kirby Downey loves to 3D print fictional weapons as a hobby. His latest work is a case for an automatic electric pistol in the form of Destiny‘s beloved hand cannon Thorn. The case is based on…
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R2-D2 PS4 Laptop: The Console You’re Looking for

R2-D2 PS4 Laptop: The Console You’re Looking for
Ed Zarick made a name for himself cramming current gen consoles into a laptop form, but so far the case mods he’s done have basic decorative details, mostly the 3D printed corner pieces. He must have…
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Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden
Normally, a jailbroken iOS device can be reverted back to the stock iOS setup by restoring it on iTunes. But restoring means your device will receive the latest version of iOS, which might not be compatible…
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Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion
A drum trigger is a device that converts hits on an acoustic drum into electronic signals that activate digital sounds. You can use them to achieve a cleaner sound in live performances or use sound effects…
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Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments
We’ve seen floppy drives and hard drives used to make music, but laurens.weyn’s Unconventional Instrument Orchestra can use “pretty much anything with steppers, or anything that makes noise on a signal pulse as percussion.” That includes…
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Transparent Practice Padlock Lets You Practice Picking Locks

Transparent Practice Padlock Lets You Practice Picking Locks
We have probably all wondered what it would be like to be a cat burglar and be able to pick locks. That is why lockpicking kits are pretty popular. But how do you learn to pick…
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Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit
Inspired by Adafruit’s PiGRRL, Thingiverse member Jooxoe3i made his own Raspberry Pi retro console. But he wanted to make it as small as possible, so he came up with a two-part build. The upper half of…
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LEGO Light Up Table is Also a Minifig Village

LEGO Light Up Table is Also a Minifig Village
Etsy seller Legotings put together a LEGO table so chaotic it would drive Lord Business insane. The table itself is made from wood but has been covered by countless LEGO bricks. Beneath its glass top are…
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Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino
Programmer and electronic engineer Calum Knott fancies himself to be a reverse Steve Jobs. While Jobs championed simplicity and ease of use, Calum thinks microcontrollers are too sensible. So he undesigned the Arduino into the WTFDuino.…
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DIY Pocket Laser Engraver: Pewny

DIY Pocket Laser Engraver: Pewny
Got a few spare DVD drives? You can use the laser from those drives to make a tiny laser engraver. Thingiverse member Isolt did just that, then made it safer and better looking with 3D printed…
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