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Category: Hacks + Mods

How to Jump Start a Car with AA Batteries

How to Jump Start a Car with AA Batteries
When your car battery dies, you can either ask someone for a jump start, or call for some roadside assistance and let them handle the process when they arrive. Those are the most common practices, but…
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The Do Nothing Machine: A NEET Device

The Do Nothing Machine: A NEET Device
In the 1940s, a retired clockmaker named Lawrence Wahlstrom found a complex arrangement of gears and began work on what would become the precursor to today’s useless machines. Lawrence’s Do Nothing Machine uses three electric motors…
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DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful…
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DIY LEGO Mosaic Printer: Bricasso

DIY LEGO Mosaic Printer: Bricasso
Earlier this year, we checked out a primitive LEGO 3D printer that used melted glue as its ink. MOCer Jason aka JK Brickworks has also been working on a specialized LEGO 3D printer. His Bricasso turns…
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Colin Furze’s MotorHorse: Merry-Go-Vroom

Colin Furze’s MotorHorse: Merry-Go-Vroom
A horse with no horsepower? Colin Furze wouldn’t stand for that. So when he got his hands on a miniature fiberglass horse, he took it apart and then crammed a pit bike inside. And then he…
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DIY Pip-Boy 3000 Map: Explorer Perk

DIY Pip-Boy 3000 Map: Explorer Perk
Redditor themcv put together a Pip-Boy 3000A replica for a lucky friend. Based on selectnone’s RasPipBoy user interface, themcv’s replica can show your location on Google Maps and do a couple of other things, all in …
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DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism

DIY Euro Truck Simulator 2 Dashboard: A Dash of Realism
Fans of driving simulator games not only play with steering wheels, gear shifters and pedals. Some of them get working gauges to make the experience more immersive. Hack A Day forum member Leon Bataille wanted to…
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DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi

DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi
We all know that mobile devices often put us into bubbles of isolation. As a Father’s Day treat, ad agency Grip Limited thought of a cheeky way to force children to get closer to their dads.…
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Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod Mk.II: All in One Greatness Awaits

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod Mk.II: All in One Greatness Awaits
Earlier this year we checked out Ed Zarick’s Playbox, a laptop that contains both the Xbox One and the PS4. That was supposed to be a one-off, but Ed got a lot of requests for the…
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Darth Vader Electric Guitar: Dad Rock

Darth Vader Electric Guitar: Dad Rock
Last year, we checked out Rainy Day Instruments’ C-3PO electric guitar. Now the Etsy shop also has a Darth Vader guitar. As with the Threepio guitar, its Darth Vader body is actually the classic Kenner Collector’s…
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DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move

DrumPants 2.0: MIDI on the Move
A couple of years ago we featured DrumPants, a set of wearable drumpads. Now the company is raising funds for the second version of its unique MIDI controller, which has improved features and open source software.…
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Ford Le Mans Xbox One Controllers: 24 Hours of Gaming

Ford Le Mans Xbox One Controllers: 24 Hours of Gaming
This weekend, developer Turn 10 Studios unveiled three custom Xbox One controllers, in time with Ford’s announcement that it will compete in the 2016 Le Mans. The company behind the Xbox-exclusive Forza Motorsport games themed each…
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40W Laser Shotgun Will Kill Your Retinas

40W Laser Shotgun Will Kill Your Retinas
I am a big fan of lasers. I hope that one day before the zombie apocalypse happens we can develop functional, handheld laser weapons. In advance of this, one geek has created an awesome laser shotgun…
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3D Printed Toy Knocks Finished Prints Off the 3D Printer: PLAss Joe

3D Printed Toy Knocks Finished Prints Off the 3D Printer: PLAss Joe
Despite the advances in hardware and software and lots of guides online, 3D printing can still be tedious, even for experienced makers. One of the hassles of 3D printing is that your print can get stuck…
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North American New Nintendo 3DS Mod: Big Brains, Small Body

North American New Nintendo 3DS Mod: Big Brains, Small Body
Nintendo made two New 3DS models but released only the New 3DS XL to the North American market. It’s a shame because the smaller New 3DS is not just more portable, it’s also the only 3DS …
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DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!

DIY Raspberry Pi Photo Booth: Say Fruit!
Last year, TMW Unlimited Lab Tech Lead Roo Williams was asked to come up with a better way to take profile photos of new employees. At the time, someone from Human Resources simply used a compact…
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