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Category: Hacks + Mods

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels
Need a cheap display for your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re building a Times Square for ants? Then check out this guide by Adafruit’s Tony Dicola. The project is based around Adafruit’s RGB Matrix HAT for…

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess
A couple of years ago, QWOP creator Bennett Foddy made a multiplayer variant of speed chess in which everyone could move their pieces at the same time. It makes for hilarious and hectic games, especially if…
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DIY Burning Lightsaber: Luke Blademaster

DIY Burning Lightsaber: Luke Blademaster
Last October, Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced wowed us with his electromagnetic Mjölnir. Now he’s celebrating the return of Star Wars to cinemas by making a lightsaber with a fiery blade. It’s actually more of a…

This Motorized Chopping Machine Is Terrifying

This Motorized Chopping Machine Is Terrifying
Is your arm tired from chopping too many vegetables? It’s a common problem. Lucky for you, Swedish engineer Simone Giertz has created a very handy machine that makes this part of your daily life much easier.…

Netflix Socks Pause the Show When You Fall Asleep

Netflix Socks Pause the Show When You Fall Asleep
How many times have you fallen asleep while watching a show or movie on Netflix? Either you are really tired or the movie is slow. Either way, you are off to dreamland. And Netflix is still…

DIY R2-D2 Drone Takes Flight

DIY R2-D2 Drone Takes Flight
Back in the summer, we saw this awesome R2-D2 drone that flew around using some sort of ducted propulsion with no propellers sticking out anywhere. This time out we have a DIY R2-D2 drone that isn’t…

The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod Contest: Reindeer School Gear

The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod Contest: Reindeer School Gear
Developer CD Projekt Red has posted a quest on its notice board. It calls not for witchers but modders, including those who are into the spirit of the holidays. Use the ModKit for The Witcher 3…

DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun

DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun
Redditor smashcuts made the simple act of opening his browser look cool by building an overhead control panel, which has tons of buttons, flip switches and LEDs. Smashcuts used a ton of wires and several USB…

Walking AT-AT Project Makes Childhood Dreams Come True

Walking AT-AT Project Makes Childhood Dreams Come True
I’m sure we all have these random childhood memories of events that happened that weren’t particularly important or scary, but we still remember them with incredible clarity decades later. One of those random memories for me…

NaMiiO Lets You Backup Amiibo to Windows PCs: Smash Bros. Storage System

NaMiiO Lets You Backup Amiibo to Windows PCs: Smash Bros. Storage System
A few months ago, we featured Amiiqo, an NFC token that can store up to 200 Amiibo profiles. However, you need to have an Android device with an NFC chip to transfer the data to and…

Drone Roasts Turkey with a Flying Flamethrower

Drone Roasts Turkey with a Flying Flamethrower
This drone with a flamethrower attached looks to me like a one-way ticket to a federal holding cell. This can’t be legal, can it? I mean, this is a DIY drone that has a freaking flamethrower…

Pine A64 $15 64-bit Computer: Prosumer SBC

Pine A64 $15 64-bit Computer: Prosumer SBC
Just a couple of weeks ago the jaws of makers around the world dropped when the $5 (USD) Raspberry Pi Zero was announced. Don’t bother picking your jaws up girls and guys. You might not have…

DIY Death Star Laser Array Model: The Ultimate Power in the Living Room

DIY Death Star Laser Array Model: The Ultimate Power in the Living Room
Laser enthusiast Patrick Priebe rides on the Star Wars hype train by making a much smaller version of the Death Star’s superlaser. It may not be able to destroy planets, but it probably could blind a…

The Witcher 3 Mod Replaces Combat with Gwent: Yugi of Rivia

The Witcher 3 Mod Replaces Combat with Gwent: Yugi of Rivia
Here’s a literal game-changing mod for those who are addicted to The Witcher 3‘s card game. Nexus member DickDangerJustice is working on Hearts of Card, a mod that turns all physical combat in The Witcher 3…

DIY iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Glowing Apple Logo: White Badge of Voidage

DIY iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Glowing Apple Logo: White Badge of Voidage
David aka The Unlockr came up with a fun way for experienced smartphone tinkerers to show off their skills. He’s selling a DIY kit that adds an LED to the back of the iPhone 6 and…

XCOM Fan Game Being Made in Excel: EXLCOM

XCOM Fan Game Being Made in Excel: EXLCOM
Last year we saw The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening partially ported to Microsoft Excel using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Redditor crruzi is also using VBA and Excel to make his own XCOM game. Crruzi…
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