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Category: Hacks + Mods

DIY View-Master Image Digitizer: Archive-Master

DIY View-Master Image Digitizer: Archive-Master
The View-Master has been reborn as a virtual reality system, but you don’t have to throw out your original reels. Julius Howlett came up with a way to make digital copies of the tiny photos using…

Skateboard + Electric Guitar = Skate-O-Caster

Skateboard + Electric Guitar = Skate-O-Caster
I’ve never been a skateboarder myself, but I’ve always wondered what Tony Hawk would do when he got too old to risk getting on a skateboard. I think I found my answer. He could turn his …
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Arduino Knife-wielding Tentacle Dares You to Turn it Off

Arduino Knife-wielding Tentacle Dares You to Turn it Off
YouTuber outaspaceman is a budding maker. Or a mad scientist. While learning how to use the Arduino, he accidentally built the opposite of the useless machine. It’s not exactly useful though. The perfectly-titled Knife-wielding Tentacle is…

Toast Wood Veneer for PS4 & Xbox One: Cross-platform Costume

Toast Wood Veneer for PS4 & Xbox One: Cross-platform Costume
Give your current gen consoles a dash of Intellivision and Atari style with Toast’s wood veneers. They’re made of ash, bamboo, walnut or ebony and can be customized with laser engraving. Polygon got a sample for…

Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Get an Extra Companion… as Long as It’s Named Shaun

Fallout 4 Mod Lets You Get an Extra Companion… as Long as It’s Named Shaun
Just five days after Fallout 4 came out, Nexus Mods member BOTLANNER already came up with a mod for the hit RPG. It’s a fun and somewhat practical one too. The Creature Follower mod lets you…

DIY Fallout 4 Shishkebab: You’ll Scorch Your Eye Out, Kid

DIY Fallout 4 Shishkebab: You’ll Scorch Your Eye Out, Kid
Like many of you, Caleb Kraft is a fan of Fallout 4. Unlike many of you he’s a maker both in the game and in real life. When he saw the concept art for a new…

Guy Builds DIY Railgun Packing 27,000 Joules of Energy

Guy Builds DIY Railgun Packing 27,000 Joules of Energy
See the guy in the image here, that sort of smirk on his face looks a bit to me like he isn’t sure if Homeland Security is going to show up on his doorstep any minute…

Protopiper Prints Tape Tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe

Protopiper Prints Tape Tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe
Handheld 3D printers like the 3Doodler are easy and fun to use, but they’re suited for small sketches. That’s why a group of Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) students came up with the Protopiper (pdf), a unique…

DIY Rick’s Portal Gun Costs Less Than 25 Schmeckles

DIY Rick’s Portal Gun Costs Less Than 25 Schmeckles
Escape from this dimension – well, in your mind – with Dave Dalton’s cool replica of Rick’s portal gun from Rick & Morty. Like other fan-made replicas, it has the green bulb and LED display, but…

3D Printed Hair: Furbrication

3D Printed Hair: Furbrication
That made up word up there is actually in a research paper, thanks to the Carnegie Mellon University researchers who came up with a technique to make FDM 3D printers print strands of hair, fiber or…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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