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Category: Hacks + Mods

Police Car/Chicken Coop: Here Comes the Fuzz, I Mean the Feather

Police Car/Chicken Coop: Here Comes the Fuzz, I Mean the Feather
How do you follow up Pac-Man light bulbs and an aquarium in a phone booth? With a police car turned into a Chicken Coop obviously. Benedetto Bufalino strikes again.…
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Wrought Iron Volkswagen Beetle: That’s One Classy Chassis

Wrought Iron Volkswagen Beetle: That’s One Classy Chassis
If cars were made of metal that looked like lace, the road would be a classier place. Croatian metal shop MG Vrbanus had three artists modify this 1970 Volkswagen Beetle and that is just what they…
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Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia
Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and…
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DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy

DIY Gamer Kit: Build, Code & Game Boy
Technology Will Save Us is the maker’s version of Toys R’ Us. The shop makes toys or gadgets that require assembly, perfect for people who are into tinkering and assembling electronics. Their newest kit is a…
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1988 Ford Fiesta Becomes a Transformer

1988 Ford Fiesta Becomes a Transformer
UK-based artist Hetain Patel’s first car was a 1988 Ford Fiesta that was handed down from his father. In honor of his first set of wheels, this collaboration with his father and brother turns a similar…
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Guy Inserts Computer into Arm with No Help from Doctors

Guy Inserts Computer into Arm with No Help from Doctors
Some guys are just super hardcore. Like Rambo hardcore. Able to stitch themselves up on the battlefield hardcore. Take this guy for instance. A man named Tim Cannon is a “biohacker,” and he had himself opened…
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Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games: Tricky Treat

Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games: Tricky Treat
Back in 2009 we saw a dude who went as a playable Game Boy for Halloween. This year YouTuber MikeHandidate went as an updated version: a Game Boy Color. Perhaps realizing how awkward it would be…
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Verve Sensor Kit Emulates Mouse & Keyboard: The World is Your Controller

Verve Sensor Kit Emulates Mouse & Keyboard: The World is Your Controller
One of last year’s most successful Kickstarter-funded projects was the MaKey MaKey, a device that allowed you to input keyboard commands to a computer using everyday objects. A new USB device called the Verve is similar…
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Portable NES Inspired by NES Controller: Game Boy Macro

Portable NES Inspired by NES Controller: Game Boy Macro
A couple of years ago we featured the HandyNES, the portable NES console by Sharon Smith aka lovablechevy. Earlier this year she got her first commission, and it was for another HandyNES. But her client had…
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Aluminum N64 Portable: Metaltendo

Aluminum N64 Portable: Metaltendo
Over the years, I’ve seen some pretty impressive custom-built handhelds, and here’s another that’s definitely worth checking out. This Nintendo 64 portable system features a beautiful aluminum case, and even aluminum buttons.…
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Custom Mega Man 2 25th Anniversary NES: Retro Master

Custom Mega Man 2 25th Anniversary NES: Retro Master
The first Mega Man game celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, while its sequel is still “only” 24 years old. But it was Mega Man 2 that catapulted the Blue Bomber and his franchise to fame,…
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eBookmark Bridges eBooks and Real Books

eBookmark Bridges eBooks and Real Books
Like many of us, Terry Burton and Jinna Kim find themselves witnessing – and contributing to – the slow but inevitable death of paper books. The husband and wife team decided to make a functional artwork…
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GestureWorks Gameplay Lets You Make Touch Controls for PC Games: DIY Mobile Ports

GestureWorks Gameplay Lets You Make Touch Controls for PC Games: DIY Mobile Ports
The touch-friendly interface of Windows 8 led to the rise of portable computers with touchscreens. Those that run Windows 8 often have decent specs, enough to run modern PC games. The problem is that almost none…
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Nintendo DS Turned into Tiny Arcade Cabinet: 1DS

Nintendo DS Turned into Tiny Arcade Cabinet: 1DS
We’ve seen a full-sized arcade cabinet hacked to control a Nintendo DS. Redditor button-masher decided to cram the handheld into a tiny arcade cabinet instead. Then he went to great lengths to make it look like…
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MultiMod Consoles Modular Workstation Kit: IKEA for Geeks

MultiMod Consoles Modular Workstation Kit: IKEA for Geeks
Tinkerers, hackers, makers, geeks – whatever you call them, craftsmen who specialize in electronics and software want to customize their work environment. It manifests in lots of ways: custom-built computers, hardware mods and software hacks. But…
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LEGO BMO Raspberry Pi Computer is Red Hot Like Pizza Supper

LEGO BMO Raspberry Pi Computer is Red Hot Like Pizza Supper
LEGO enthusiast Michael Thomas made this awesome LEGO replica of  Adventure Time’s BMO. But wait! BMO is computer! Michael also put a Raspberry Pi inside BMO, as well as a 2.5″ screen. That means he can…
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