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Category: Hacks + Mods

DIY Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Toy Quadcopter Mod: The Babies Awaken

DIY Star Wars First Order TIE Fighter Toy Quadcopter Mod: The Babies Awaken
Like the Imperial speeder bike quadcopter we saw earlier this year, YouTuber ajw61185’s quadcopter started out as a toy. He modified Hasbro’s First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter, and turned into a flying day care center.…

Paladin Danse Makes an Excellent Buzz Lightyear

Paladin Danse Makes an Excellent Buzz Lightyear
I’m not sure how I missed the resemblance between Fallout 4’s Paladin Danse and Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear. Now that this mod has turned up painting his power armor green, white, and giving Danse a purple…
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RGB Keyboard Display Hack: WASDTV

RGB Keyboard Display Hack: WASDTV
Laptops and even desktop computers are getting touchscreens. But Redditor tokyopress’ computer has keyscreens. He made a Processing 2.0 program that turns his Corsair backlit keyboards into crude but cool displays. Tokyopress’ program takes advantage of…

DIY NERF Rival Zeus Rifle108-Ball Magazine: Good Luck Picking Those Up

DIY NERF Rival Zeus Rifle108-Ball Magazine: Good Luck Picking Those Up
Released earlier this year, NERF’s Rival guns have become a hit. Its literal big gun, the Zeus, is fairly light, accurate and has good range. The problem is that it holds only up to 12 balls.…

Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5: Maker’s Spark

Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5: Maker’s Spark
Earlier this year we checked out C.H.I.P., a single-board computer that costs only $12 (USD). But that seems like a rich man’s toy now compared to Raspberry Pi Foundation’s surprise reveal: the Raspberry Pi Zero. Compared…

Guy Attaches Leaf Blower to Son’s Power Wheels Truck, Lets Him Do the Work

Guy Attaches Leaf Blower to Son’s Power Wheels Truck, Lets Him Do the Work
If you have a young child, a power wheels car and a leaf blower, you can clear your yard of leaves with no work at all. Well, no work on your part. Just let your kid…

Homemade LED Flashlight Packs 90,000 Lumens of Retina Searing Light

Homemade LED Flashlight Packs 90,000 Lumens of Retina Searing Light
This oversize flashlight is incredibly bright thanks to its 90,000 lumens of output. For those of you who don’t know how much light that is – it’s more than enough to send Gizmo into rigor mortis.…

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 …

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…
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