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Category: Hacks + Mods

Provenance Retro Video Game Emulator for Apple TV: The Past of Television is Here

Provenance Retro Video Game Emulator for Apple TV: The Past of Television is Here
Here’s the funny thing about video games. It gets harder to get a hold of games from 5 to 10 years ago, but it becomes easier to play games from 30 years ago. Aside from their…
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DIY Raspberry Pi Voice-activated Smart Mirror: Who’s the Makest of Them All?

DIY Raspberry Pi Voice-activated Smart Mirror: Who’s the Makest of Them All?
Videos about the future of consumer tech often feature interactive mirrors, windows and other glass surfaces. But you don’t have to wait for the future. With a bit of elbow grease and help from your fellow…
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Futuristic Raspberry Pi Desk Computer: PiDesk

Futuristic Raspberry Pi Desk Computer: PiDesk
Here’s a fun project that uses two Raspberry Pi units. Frederick Vandenbosch made his PiDesk as his entry to Element 14’s Sci Fi Your Pi contest. The desk has a Raspberry Pi 2 B running Ubuntu…
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Radio Rifle Used to Disable Drones

Radio Rifle Used to Disable Drones
Some people love drones, and other hate them because of privacy and safety concerns. If you are a drone hater, you are going to love this. The Battelle DroneDefender is a rifle that is designed to…
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DIY Fallout-inspired Tube Radio PC Casemod Plays More than Just Galaxy News

DIY Fallout-inspired Tube Radio PC Casemod Plays More than Just Galaxy News
Popular YouTube gamer Robbaz scratched his Fallout 4 itch by turning an 1940s GE Musaphonic 221 AM radio into a case for his new PC. He also made replicas of Fallout food items to complete his…
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New Amiga 1200 Case Has Expansion Slots and Different Colors: Hull Overhaul

New Amiga 1200 Case Has Expansion Slots and Different Colors: Hull Overhaul
Still playing or messing with the good old Amiga 1200? Then check out Philippe Lang’s Kickstarter. Philippe and his crew at A1200 are working on new cases for Commodore’s classic computer. Not only do they dress…
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DIY Device Sends 220V to USB Ports: USB Killer

DIY Device Sends 220V to USB Ports: USB Killer
One of the simplest and most destructive running gags among tinkerers is the so-called killer. It’s a peripheral cable spliced with a power plug. The idea is to fry the circuits connected to the port –…
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Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!

Mogees Turns Any Object Into Any Musical Instrument: Play All the Things!
There are different gadgets that can turn bodies, steering wheels or food into musical instruments. Now you can turn pretty much any rigid solid object into an instrument using just one device: Mogees. Mogees consists of…
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DIY Electromagnetic Mjölnir Prank: Magnethor

DIY Electromagnetic Mjölnir Prank: Magnethor
Thor’s hammer Mjölnir is famous for its enchantment that allows only the bravest and kindest to wield it and its lethal power. YouTuber Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced put a high tech spin on the picky…
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VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past

VEC9 Vector Arcade Cabinet: Vec to the Past
What started as a drunken purchase turned into an anachronistic arcade game. In 2012, electrical engineer Andrew Reitano bought an Asteroids vector monitor on Craigslist. He wanted to see if he could make it display graphics,…
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Amazon Turns Dash into Internet of Things Button: Merch Imitating Hack

Amazon Turns Dash into Internet of Things Button: Merch Imitating Hack
The Dash Button was originally intended to make it easier for loyal customers to order products from Amazon, but we’ve seen how you can easily hack it for other purposes. It looks like the company took…
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RC Flying Origami Crane: Papaircraft

RC Flying Origami Crane: Papaircraft
Electronics maker Rohm Semiconductor entertained attendees of this year’s CEATEC with flying origami cranes. Rohm made the cranes to promote its new microcontroller, the Lazurite Fly. Aside from its paper body and the Lazurite Fly, the…
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DIY TV Remote Control: Shop Potato

DIY TV Remote Control: Shop Potato
Hack A Day member Hari Wiguna made a TV and set top box remote control for his dad, who finds it difficult to press the tiny buttons on the original remotes. You’d think it would be…
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Back to the Future DeLorean Golf Cart: 8.8 Holes per Hour

Back to the Future DeLorean Golf Cart: 8.8 Holes per Hour
Dual Divisions gave golfing a pretty heavy dose of geekery with its modded Back to the Future-themed golf cart. Red Deer College commissioned the cart for its 30th annual golf tournament, thereby commissioning it for all…
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Amazon Dash Button Pizza Delivery Hack: Makin’ It Great

Amazon Dash Button Pizza Delivery Hack: Makin’ It Great
A couple of years ago we checked out the PiePal, a Raspberry Pi device that let you order from Domino’s Pizza just by pressing a button. Brody Berson combined a couple of free JavaScript apps with…
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DIY Wristwatch Phone: Watchie-Talkie

DIY Wristwatch Phone: Watchie-Talkie
A few months ago, we featured Instructables employee DJ aka Aleator777’s Apple II Watch. He recently shared another impressive retro watch, one that’s arguably more useful than the current Apple Watch. He calls it the Communicator…
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