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Category: Hacks + Mods

Skyrim Mod Turns Dragons into Thomas the Tank Engine

Skyrim Mod Turns Dragons into Thomas the Tank Engine
When my son was really small he loved trains and watched Thomas the Tank Engine a lot. He loved the oddly animated train and his pals. I always found Thomas more than a bit creepy. If…
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Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First

Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First
Most of the nixie tube hacks and mods we’ve seen involve clocks, which isn’t surprising considering the tubes were primarily used to show numbers. But there are also tubes that display symbols, and those are the…
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Nolab Digital Cartridge Records Digital Videos from Super 8 Cameras: Because You Never Go Full Hipster

Nolab Digital Cartridge Records Digital Videos from Super 8 Cameras: Because You Never Go Full Hipster
Kodak’s Super 8 Film system revolutionized home moviemaking, by making it much easier for people to buy and load film, jump-starting amateur film making, and eventually laying the groundwork for camcorders. Of course nowadays everyone with…
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Engineer’s Emergency Business Card Will Do in a Pinch

Engineer’s Emergency Business Card Will Do in a Pinch
This isn’t the first circuit board business card we’ve seen, but this one is more useful than others. Its maker, Saar Drimer calls it the Engineer’s Emergency Business Card. He makes a living from making circuit…
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Crowdsourced Reward Offered for Open Source iOS 7 Jailbreak: Codestarter

Crowdsourced Reward Offered for Open Source iOS 7 Jailbreak: Codestarter
A small group of DMCA activists and device accessibility advocates are raising funds to reward anyone who comes up with an free, open source and untethered iOS 7 jailbreak. In case you’re not familiar with the…
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Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon

Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon
Programmer Paul Koller managed to make a full-fledged Commodore 64 demake of Terry Cavanagh’s beloved Super Hexagon. For the record, I behate it. It’s so freakin’ difficult. But I love Paul’s demake because even if it…
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Datamancer Keyboard Benefit Auction: RIP, Richard Nagy

Datamancer Keyboard Benefit Auction: RIP, Richard Nagy
We here at Technabob are big fans of Richard “Datamancer” Nagy, the craftsman responsible for high quality steampunk computers and accessories. Sadly Datamancer passed away earlier this week. While that may be stunning news to his…
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2x3D Lets Viewers Watch 2D and 3D Video on the Same Screen: Picture-on-Picture

2x3D Lets Viewers Watch 2D and 3D Video on the Same Screen: Picture-on-Picture
The Shirai Lab at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology have developed a way to simultaneously display 2D and 3D video on the same screen without producing a blurry double image. The technology is called 2x3D or…
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Pokémon X/Y Online Battle Exploit Reveals Your Team & Move: No Chansey

Pokémon X/Y Online Battle Exploit Reveals Your Team & Move: No Chansey
As with its predecessors, there are lots of tools available to hardcore Pokémon X & Y players, such as the creature map, the guides to hatching – or catching – shiny Pokémon, breeding Pokémon with perfect…
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Lightboard Transparent Dry-Erase Board: Show & Tell

Lightboard Transparent Dry-Erase Board: Show & Tell
The advent of cheap cameras and free online streaming services means teachers can stream or even pre-record their lessons so students can watch them at their own pace and even in advance. But using conventional blackboards…
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DIY Touch Sensitive Nightstand: a Light Touch

DIY Touch Sensitive Nightstand: a Light Touch
Disney’s miraculous touch-sensitive technology isn’t available yet, but Tinkering Techie found a way to discreetly incorporate current tech to his furniture. He made a wooden nightstand and installed three capacitive touch strips underneath its overhanging edges.…
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Circuit Stickers: Peel & Stick & Light

Circuit Stickers: Peel & Stick & Light
Here’s a fun kit that you can use to make simple electronics, even wearable ones. Circuit Stickers are just that – electronics with adhesive backing. The star of the kit are the LED stickers. Put them…
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Unofficial Driver Makes PS4 Controller Work on PC: Sideward Compatible

Unofficial Driver Makes PS4 Controller Work on PC: Sideward Compatible
Last month we found out that the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller more or less works with a PlayStation 3. PCSX2 forum member InhexSTER made a tool allowing you to use the controller with Windows games.…
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Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass

Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass
Because of its size and form, Google Glass has a limited – albeit seemingly capable – user interface: touch gestures, head gestures and voice commands. Even though Glass’ display is visible at all times, there are…
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3D Printed & Motion-Activated Iron Man Helmet: Nod On, Nod Off

3D Printed & Motion-Activated Iron Man Helmet: Nod On, Nod Off
A couple of years ago we checked out Ryan Brooks’ replica of Tony Stark’s briefcase suit from Iron Man 2. While the suit did transform and was wearable, it basically looked less like a briefcase and…
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View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick

View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick
A few years ago we saw a View-Master that was upgraded with digital picture frame displays. Alec Smecher took the classic toy to the next logical progression. He bought a very old model of the View-Master…
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