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Category: Hacks + Mods

Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone

Amiiqo Lets You Back Up 200 Amiibo: Amiiclone
Nintendo’s Amiibo line has been a big hit for the company so far, but a $50 (USD) device called Amiiqo could put a dent in their profits. It’s a shame, because Amiiqo does have legitimate and…

Amazon Dash Button Hack: If This Then Dash

Amazon Dash Button Hack: If This Then Dash
Amazon’s new Dash Button lets Prime members order a product with a press of a button. You can think of it as a convenient tool or maybe a depressing metaphor. Cloudstitch CTO Ted Benson thought of…
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Nintendo 3DS Homebrew YouTube Hack: 301+ Brews

Nintendo 3DS Homebrew YouTube Hack: 301+ Brews
The last time we checked on Smealum and co.’s Homebrew Launcher for the Nintendo 3DS, it required the user to have a copy of Cubic Ninja, a game that’s now rare and expensive for this very…

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen

Volkswagen’s Stroller Automatically Brakes & Follows: Das Kinderwagen
We’ve seen a robotic stroller that can drive itself. Volkswagen Netherlands claims it came up with a similar project just for kicks. The project was accidentally inspired by a short VW commercial. In the ad, a…

Mycroft Open Source Personal Assistant: Maker Street

Mycroft Open Source Personal Assistant: Maker Street
Like 3D printers, electronic door locks and PCs on sticks, it seeems like everyone’s making personal assistant devices these days. One of the latest electronic PAs is Mycroft, and it stands out from the rest by…

Laser Ring: Thighs. Burned Thighs.

Laser Ring: Thighs. Burned Thighs.
This Green Lantern-inspired ring is the latest invention of laser-obsessed prop maker Patrick Priebe. It shoots a laser beam. It burns stuff. He won’t sell it to us. Dammit. As usual, to keep idiots from blinding …

Redstone Block PC: Blood + Sweat + Tears

Redstone Block PC: Blood + Sweat + Tears
Redstone is a key component for making virtual computers in Minecraft. It’s also Spencer Kern’s key inspiration for his meticulously crafted mini ITX PC. Spencer built the 8.5″x 8.5″x 8.5″ case almost entirely out of acrylic.…

Automatic Feeder Mod Makes Cat Work for Food

Automatic Feeder Mod Makes Cat Work for Food
Benjamin Millam came up with a brilliant way to help his cat Monkey eat and have fun at the same time. Benjamin modded Monkey’s automatic feeder so that it will dispense food in exchange for a…

DIY Stormtrooper Foosball Table: Empire FC

DIY Stormtrooper Foosball Table: Empire FC
Here’s a relatively simple project for 3D printing newbies. YouMagine member excite tricked out his foosball set by replacing the heads of the players with stormtrooper helmets. Excite based the helmets on Thingiverse member ProCoPrint3D’s design,…

The Ejector Bed Is Guaranteed to Wake You up

The Ejector Bed Is Guaranteed to Wake You up
I have a real problem with hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock and falling asleep again. The Ejector bed has no snooze button. When the alarm goes off, you are propelled through the air,…

CD Case Hologram Projector: The Future Was Here All Along

CD Case Hologram Projector: The Future Was Here All Along
You can buy specially constructed prisms that turn a mobile device – or any small display for that matter – into a hologram-like projector. But you can save a few bucks by making one out of…

MicroSlice Pocket Laser Engraver: Slice in a Dice

MicroSlice Pocket Laser Engraver: Slice in a Dice
Last month we saw how you can reuse a DVD-RW’s laser diode to make a small laser engraver. But if you’d rather buy something like it instead, check out the MicroSlice. Made by Instructables member SilverJimmy,…

Robot Mouse Randomly Moves & Clicks While Online: Stumbleupon, Analog Edition

Robot Mouse Randomly Moves & Clicks While Online: Stumbleupon, Analog Edition
Between ad trackers, Google’s deeply integrated services, and our social media presence, it’s not that hard to gather facts about both our online and offline lives by tracking our browsing habits. But that’s not the case…

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try

LEGO Robot Motion Controlled with LEGO Exosuit: LEGO Build Fighters Try
A few years ago we checked out a motion-controlled robot. LEGO designer Daniele Benedettelli also came up with a motion control setup for his Cyclops robot, but instead of using a motion sensor he made a…

DIY Fallout 4 Pip-Boy 3D Files: Jury Printing

DIY Fallout 4 Pip-Boy 3D Files: Jury Printing
The limited edition Fallout 4 that comes with a Pip-Boy 3000 Mark IV replica is already sold out. But thanks to 3D printing and Yvo de Haas, you can fill your wrists, legs, cats and even…

Compact Disc-Powered Paper Airplane Launcher

Compact Disc-Powered Paper Airplane Launcher
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t touched a compact disc in years. They have to still be good for something besides drink coasters. Well, they are. It turns out they can make a great…
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