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Category: Hacks + Mods

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc

Sinclair Zx Spectrum 8-Bit Micro Computer Gets Modern Makeover as Linux Pc
A few months back, I reported on a guy who turned his old Sinclair ZX81 computer into a PC. When I wrote that post I was convinced that there would be no way that anyone could…
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Eyeborg: Canadian Filmmaker Installs a Red LED Into His Prosthetic Eye

Eyeborg: Canadian Filmmaker Installs a Red LED Into His Prosthetic Eye
Filmmaker Rob Spence lost his eye when he was 11 years old. He was playing with a shotgun back in his grandfather’s farm in Ireland when it backfired. Now he and his partners in the Eyeborg…
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Kozo Lamps: Just Turn the Faucet on and Light Comes Out! Wait What?

Kozo Lamps: Just Turn the Faucet on and Light Comes Out! Wait What?
While the people behind Design2009 could not have possibly chosen a more generic Etsy name, their products are bursting with creativity. Their KOZO line of handmade lamps make use of pipes and faucets to come up…
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Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop
It only took Ben Heckendorn a week and a half to make a Commodore 64 laptop that really looks like it was from 1982. What can you do in a week and a half? Me? I…
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Computer Mailboxes Receive Snail Mail, Not E-Mail

Computer Mailboxes Receive Snail Mail, Not E-Mail
Even though we already have e-mail, I think it will still take some time before we abandon snail mails. In the mean time, why don’t we give our plain old mailboxes a (fake) hardware upgrade? Here…
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Dream Tablet Mod Flattens Out the Dreamcast

Dream Tablet Mod Flattens Out the Dreamcast
Modder Ben Heckendorm’s forums are always packed with portable projects, but this one’s a little different. You’ve got to hook up a separate controller, but that’s hardly anything to complain about when we’re talking about a…
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Who Watches the Watchmen? Crafters.

Who Watches the Watchmen? Crafters.
Zack Snyder’s take on Watchmen may have suffered mixed reviews from fans and newbies alike at the box office, but Alan Moore’s seminal characters are certainly scoring big with one subset of the population: crafty types…
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The World’S Most (Face) Shocking Videos

The World’S Most (Face) Shocking Videos
What do you get when you take four of your closest friends, attach electrodes to their faces, and then fire off small jolts of electricity to the beats of electronica? Video genius, I say. Tokyo electronic…
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The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot

The 8-Bit Computer is Back, Ready to Hack, and Plays NES Games to Boot
When you think of 8-bit computers, classics like the Atari 400/800, the Commodore 64 and the Apple II probably come to mind. But there’s a new kid on the block that hopes to bring 8-bit computing…
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Super Nintoaster Might Burn Your Cartridges

Super Nintoaster Might Burn Your Cartridges
We’ve seen people put old Nintendo systems into all kinds of things, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen a Super Nintendo inside a toaster. I guess you just can’t deny that…
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Glowing Psp Could be Simpler Than It Looks

Glowing Psp Could be Simpler Than It Looks
Sometimes, the best things in life… well, they aren’t free, but they can come with minimal effort, at least. Apparently, on the scale of PSP mods, this paintjob/LED-addition combo is only “average” difficulty. …to which I…
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Steampunk Xbox Knows What Time It is

Steampunk Xbox Knows What Time It is
There’s been a lot of fascinating steampunk gear turning up lately, but none quite so unique as MissLadyVenom’s work in progress at deviantART. Getting the steam-powered treatment this time is an Xbox–not the 360, but the…
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Sting Scorpion Pc Casemod is a Segmented Wonder

Sting Scorpion Pc Casemod is a Segmented Wonder
Anyone (read: not me) can construct a PC from loose materials; people do it all the time. But if you’re gonna build something, you might as well build it with gusto, just as one arachnid fan…
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Ben Heck Collabos With Colorware to Create Xbox 360 Laptop for Thq’S Darksiders Game

Ben Heck Collabos With Colorware to Create Xbox 360 Laptop for Thq’S Darksiders Game
A portable Xbox 360? All in a day’s work for Ben Heckendorn. But now that he’s gone bigtime, the Heck had to work with ColorWare to create a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360laptop. The result? The usual awesome.…
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Ipwned: Flaw in iPod Touch 2g Makes It “Pwned for Life” [or… Tonight There’S Gonna be a Jailbreak]

Ipwned: Flaw in iPod Touch 2g Makes It “Pwned for Life” [or… Tonight There’S Gonna be a Jailbreak]
The iPhone Dev Team recently revealed that a fatal flaw in the iPod Touch 2G’s boot ROM makes the device open to jailbreak regardless of any firmware updates that Apple may release. In other words, Apple…
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Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source

Fuzebox: Retro 8-Bit Gaming Goes Open Source
Always thought you could improve on the gameplay of Tetris? Fancy yourself the creator of the next Super Mario Brothers? Thanks to this open source gaming system – if you’ve got the programming chops, you’ve got…
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