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Category: Hacks + Mods

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included

DIY Half-Life 2 City Scanner Drone: Crowbar Not Included
I am a big fan of the Half-Life franchise and like most fans, I am still pissed that we haven’t seen a new Half-Life game in years. I have lots of memories of playing that game…

A Drill-powered Skateboard Is an Awesome Way to Travel

A Drill-powered Skateboard Is an Awesome Way to Travel
Sure, you could get yourself one of those fancy electric longboards that are all the rage right now, but they’re expensive. Fully decked out, one of these will cost you around $1,600(USD), and will take time…
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DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis

DIY Burning Psylocke Psionic Blade: Telepyrokinesis
Last year, we checked out a lightsaber replica that used a stream of flammable liquid as a substitute for the blade. The Hacksmith had a similar idea for a real life version of Psylocke’s psi-blade. But…

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer

ELLO 2M DIY Laptop: A BASIC Computer
Today, even single board computers are locked in an arms race of size and power. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that, but Konstantin Dimitrov thinks that for budding programmers and electronic engineers, simplicity and soul will…

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes
The crazy inventor Colin Furze promoted Intel’s new TV series America’s Greatest Makers by making a flamethrowing guitar and a bass that’s literally smoking. He may be a Brit, but he’s a great maker all right.…

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play

Steam on PS4 Hack: Steamote Play
Alert the masters! YouTuber OsirisX must be banished, for they have orchestrated an unholy union. OsirisX installed Arch Linux on a PlayStation 4 that still had version 1.76 of its firmware, and then installed Steam on…

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop

DIY 3D Printed Apple III Raspberry Pi Case: Palm-sized Flop
YouTuber Charles Mangin is a big fan of Apple’s classic computers, even the apocalypse in a box known as the Apple III. Last year, Charles designed a Raspberry Pi case based on the disastrous PC. It…

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine

Google Science Journal App Helps You Conduct Basic Experiments: Research Engine
Smartphones and tablets are packed with sensors. Normally they’re used by apps or the phone itself, but now Android users can take advantage of their mobile device’s light sensor, microphone and accelerometer to gather and record…

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play

3D Printable Hydraulic Robots: Print, Pump, Play
One of the dream – or nightmare – scenarios involving robots are ones that would automatically replicate or create other bots. One of the biggest hurdles for such a system is putting a robots’ parts together. …

DIY Cheese Ball Machine Gun: I’ll Give You a Snack You Won’t Believe

DIY Cheese Ball Machine Gun: I’ll Give You a Snack You Won’t Believe
One of YouTube’s star makers NightHawkInLight made a gun that fires cheese balls using an electric leaf blower, several PVC pipes and a large cheese ball container. It’s a fairly simple toy, but building it isn’t…

Dark Souls 3 First Person Mod: The Faceless King

Dark Souls 3 First Person Mod: The Faceless King
So you’ve finished Dark Souls 3 54 times, including a no dodging, no armor, level 1 run where you used a theremin as a controller. While your crotch was filled with fire ants. Now you can…

Hidden Garden Beer Fridge: Sub-Zero Feet Under

Hidden Garden Beer Fridge: Sub-Zero Feet Under
If you like to sit in the garden and relax with a cold beer, this is a great idea. It’s not very convenient to have a fridge just sitting in your garden, with a cord running…

Jurassic Park Power Wheels Jeep: Dinosaur Wrangler

Jurassic Park Power Wheels Jeep: Dinosaur Wrangler
This Barbie Power Wheels Jeep was converted into a Jurassic Park jeep, and it looks so much cooler now. If you were a kid, would you rather pretend to be Barbie riding around in a pink…

Portable Neo Geo MVS: Starforce Neo

Portable Neo Geo MVS: Starforce Neo
Last year, we checked out Marcel de Haan and Harmut Wendt’s Starforce Pi, a portable arcade machine based on the Raspberry Pi. With their Kickstarter for the machine winding down, Marcel had enough time on his…

Disney PaperID Turns Paper into Input Devices Using RFID Tags: Fiber Haptic

Disney PaperID Turns Paper into Input Devices Using RFID Tags: Fiber Haptic
RFID tags are most often used for tracking or identification. But scientists from Disney Research, University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University have figured out a way to use them to create buttons, knobs and other…

This Chainsaw Plays Doom

This Chainsaw Plays Doom
This gaming mod is called the Painsaw for obvious reasons. It is made to look like a blood-spattered chainsaw from Doom, but it’s more than just a prop. It actually plays the classic science fiction horror …
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