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Category: Hacks + Mods

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 –…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Glowforge Laser Cutter: Make-A-Sketch

Glowforge Laser Cutter: Make-A-Sketch
“What if you could cut a piece of wood in half by drawing a line on it?”, Glowforge Founder and CEO Dan Shapiro asks in his interview with Tested. That’s the elevator pitch for his company’s…

RePhone DIY Cellphone Kit: Your Call

RePhone DIY Cellphone Kit: Your Call
If you want to make your own cellphone, you can source the parts yourself, or you can support Seeed Studio’s RePhone, a ready to assemble kit. The heart of the RePhone kit is the MediaTek MT2502A…

Upcycled Skateboard Wall Lamp: Bulbflip into Lightslide

Upcycled Skateboard Wall Lamp: Bulbflip into Lightslide
eBay seller andyshinkage came up with a simple but brilliant way to turn used skateboard decks into wall lights. He makes custom bulb mounts that fit where the trucks used to be so he can place…

Real Life Emoji Keyboard: 🔑😐

Real Life Emoji Keyboard: 🔑😐
Chevrolet’s PR team can go wild with their press releases on a daily basis if they can get their hands on Tom Scott’s gargantuan setup. The YouTuber remapped the keys on 14 computer keyboards to stand…

Danger Zone Keyboard Keycaps: Type Gun

Danger Zone Keyboard Keycaps: Type Gun
On March 3, 1969, the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. On February 8, 2015 Geekhack member Data came up with a design for keycaps inspired by…

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud

Game Boy Electric Guitar: Play It Loud
Bit Fix’s Game Boy Classic modding competition brought us Mod Purist’s silly Game Boy fridge. Here’s fibbef’s contribution to the contest, an electric guitar that also looks and plays like the classic Nintendo handheld. Fibbef used…
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