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Category: Hacks + Mods

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden

Cydia Impactor Unjailbreaks iOS Devices: Rewalled Garden
Normally, a jailbroken iOS device can be reverted back to the stock iOS setup by restoring it on iTunes. But restoring means your device will receive the latest version of iOS, which might not be compatible…

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion

Dynamic Drum Trigger Knows Where and How You Hit the Drums: Sensory Percussion
A drum trigger is a device that converts hits on an acoustic drum into electronic signals that activate digital sounds. You can use them to achieve a cleaner sound in live performances or use sound effects…
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Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments

Using Disk Drives and 3D Printers as MIDI Musical Instruments
We’ve seen floppy drives and hard drives used to make music, but laurens.weyn’s Unconventional Instrument Orchestra can use “pretty much anything with steppers, or anything that makes noise on a signal pulse as percussion.” That includes…

Transparent Practice Padlock Lets You Practice Picking Locks

Transparent Practice Padlock Lets You Practice Picking Locks
We have probably all wondered what it would be like to be a cat burglar and be able to pick locks. That is why lockpicking kits are pretty popular. But how do you learn to pick…

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit

Raspberry Pi Retro Console with Two Halves: Game Boy SPlit
Inspired by Adafruit’s PiGRRL, Thingiverse member Jooxoe3i made his own Raspberry Pi retro console. But he wanted to make it as small as possible, so he came up with a two-part build. The upper half of…

LEGO Light Up Table is Also a Minifig Village

LEGO Light Up Table is Also a Minifig Village
Etsy seller Legotings put together a LEGO table so chaotic it would drive Lord Business insane. The table itself is made from wood but has been covered by countless LEGO bricks. Beneath its glass top are…

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino

Banana-shaped, Closed Source Arduino: WTFDuino
Programmer and electronic engineer Calum Knott fancies himself to be a reverse Steve Jobs. While Jobs championed simplicity and ease of use, Calum thinks microcontrollers are too sensible. So he undesigned the Arduino into the WTFDuino.…

DIY Pocket Laser Engraver: Pewny

DIY Pocket Laser Engraver: Pewny
Got a few spare DVD drives? You can use the laser from those drives to make a tiny laser engraver. Thingiverse member Isolt did just that, then made it safer and better looking with 3D printed…

DIY Splatoon Inkzooka Replica is Ready for Summer Turf Wars

DIY Splatoon Inkzooka Replica is Ready for Summer Turf Wars
Niconico member tono2 made replicas of the Inkzooka, Splat Charger and Splat Bomb from Splatoon. But since his Splat Charger is a prettied up water gun and his Splat Bomb is just a prop, the highlight…

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill
Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and…

This Record Is Made out of an Uncooked Flour Tortilla, Really Plays

This Record Is Made out of an Uncooked Flour Tortilla, Really Plays
Who knew that tortillas were so versatile? Not only can they wrap food, but it turns out that they can act as a record and play music if you use a laser cutter to etch grooves…

DIY Cheap Terminator Arm: T-0.08

DIY Cheap Terminator Arm: T-0.08
…or rather, a decent DIY low budget Terminator arm. I can tape five toothpicks to a broom and call it the T-800’s limb, but that’s not going to get me any YouTube money. Luckily the host…

DIY Disc Gun Will Make You Obsolete

DIY Disc Gun Will Make You Obsolete
A few years ago, we saw a LEGO contraption that threw compact discs a fair distance. It was cool, but YouTuber JZSlenker‘s CD-spewing machine is a legit weapon. The contraption is based on an angle grinder…

Crazy Arms Alternate LEGO Minifig Arms

Crazy Arms Alternate LEGO Minifig Arms
LEGO-compatible figure maker Crazy Bricks came up with a way to make minifigs more versatile, opening up a variety of poses. Called Crazy Arms, they add horizontal straight and bent arms to minifigs. To use Crazy…

How to Jump Start a Car with AA Batteries

How to Jump Start a Car with AA Batteries
When your car battery dies, you can either ask someone for a jump start, or call for some roadside assistance and let them handle the process when they arrive. Those are the most common practices, but…

The Do Nothing Machine: A NEET Device

The Do Nothing Machine: A NEET Device
In the 1940s, a retired clockmaker named Lawrence Wahlstrom found a complex arrangement of gears and began work on what would become the precursor to today’s useless machines. Lawrence’s Do Nothing Machine uses three electric motors…
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