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Category: DIY + Hacks

Classic Cars Get USB Treatment

Classic Cars Get USB Treatment
Etsy shop Dummberry is cranking out these fun USB flash memory sticks using little toy cars to hold in the drives. San Diego artist Becky G. and her husband are currently offering a handful of retro…

NES Mp3 Player and Speaker Mod

NES Mp3 Player and Speaker Mod
It seems like I can’t let a week go by without coming across something new crammed into an old Nintendo Entertainment System controller. A couple of weeks back it was the NintendoSlvr, then we had the…
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Datel Games ‘n’ Music Homebrew Cart for Nintendo DS

Datel Games ‘n’ Music Homebrew Cart for Nintendo DS
This add-on for the Nintendo DS not only lets you play MP3 files, but it lets you run tons of homebrew games on the portable console. Datel’s Games ‘n’ Music plugs into the DS and gives…

NES Controller Mouse Mod

NES Controller Mouse Mod
It seems like just about once a week, I come across somebody who’s comes up with a clever new use for a classic Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad. This time, an industrious hacker has taken the guts…

Super Mario Subwoofer Paint Job

Super Mario Subwoofer Paint Job
I really dig the great job that Nintendo enthusiast Michael Karpinski did with his new subwoofer. He’s carefully painted it to match the classic “question mark” brick from the Super Mario game series. Looks like that…

Space Invaders Clock Uses Aliens to Tell Time

Space Invaders Clock Uses Aliens to Tell Time
Electronics enthusiast Jason Hickner has built this fun clock that uses a game of Space Invaders to display the current time. To make his Space Invaders clock, he took a funky old Sony portable TV, combined…

Mac Mini Swallowed by Old G4 Cube

Mac Mini Swallowed by Old G4 Cube
Have an old Macintosh G4 Cube computer lying around? Why not transform it into an enclosure for a modern Mac Mini? Like the abandoned shell of a hermit crab, Mac enthusiast Rich Willis removed the innards…

Motorola Slvr NES Controller Mashup

Motorola Slvr NES Controller Mashup
This guy has gone through the painstaking process of cramming his shmancy Motorola SLVR mobile phone into the case of an old Nintendo NES controller. While the end result is pretty fugly from the phone side…

Ipsp: iPhone Interface for the Sony Psp

Ipsp: iPhone Interface for the Sony Psp
Those of you with Sony’s PSP portable gaming system can now install a menu system that looks remarkably similar to the one on Apple’s iPhone. The iPSP software installs onto a Memory Stick and provides ready…

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame
The guys over at RedPost come right out and say it. They want you to hack their new digital picture frame and do whatever you want with it. For starters, the RedPost/Kit is a gorgeous digital…

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks
Using a couple keys from a spare keyboard, this guy made up his own custom USB memory stick that looks like a computer key. Modder Alex over on Hacker Zen shows you step-by-step how to make…

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows
As great as the Xbox 360 is, there’s no question that its thermal control issues are its biggest flaw. Since day one, there have been rampant problems with consoles overheating, with some reports claiming as much…

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text
This cool hack takes videos from YouTube, converts each frame to ASCII text, then plays them back in all their alphanumeric glory. Warren Harding (Linux geek, not the 29th President) put together a script which uses…

Wii-Mote Controlled Typography

Wii-Mote Controlled Typography
I came across this cool video on YouTube that shows off some pretty cool interaction with Nintendo’s Wii-mote controller. The video shows off a nifty typographic animation designed by Erik Loyer which lets the user move…

The Digital Newspaper Machine Mash Up

The Digital Newspaper Machine Mash Up
This has gotta be the best hack I’ve seen in a while… Scott Walker’s DigitalBox Newspaper Machine automatically displays the day’s latest news on an LCD screen that’s installed in the front of an old newspaper…

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands
You won’t have any trouble finding the buttons on this massive replica of Nintendo’s famous NES controller. Game fan Philip Torrone and his team of builders put together this 5-foot wide joypad for the recently completed…
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