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Category: Hacks + Mods

LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul

LEGO X Converts Creations into 3D Models in Real Time: Body and Soul
Last year, LEGO launched Fusion, which are LEGO sets that you build and then import virtually into simple games on your mobile device. LEGO X is the adult version of Fusion. Created by Gravity Research Club…
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Sticky Actuators Use Air to Move Inanimate Objects: Noobmatics

Sticky Actuators Use Air to Move Inanimate Objects: Noobmatics
A group of researchers from the MIT and the University of Tokyo managed to breathe life into everyday objects with a cheap and easy-to-use pneumatic device. They call their invention the Sticky Actuator, a small plastic…
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DIY Raspberry Pi Google Calendar Display Keeps It on the Same Page

DIY Raspberry Pi Google Calendar Display Keeps It on the Same Page
If you have a spare tablet, you can turn it into an interactive calendar just by mounting it and keeping your calendar app of choice on the screen at all times. But if all you have…
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Apple iCloud EULA Turned into Story about Giving up Freedom: Agreeculture

Apple iCloud EULA Turned into Story about Giving up Freedom: Agreeculture
The length and legalese of consumer products’ licensing documents have become running jokes of the 21st century, but the issue’s ramifications are no laughing matter. Graphic design student Florence Meunier may not have found a practical…
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Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You

Brand Killer Head-mounted Display Blocks Brands and Logos in Real Time: They Owe You
Ad-blocking software is a double-edged sword, but overall I still think it needs to exist. But as Sean Tejaratchi so effectively explained, the barrage of ads online is nothing compared to what’s happening in the real…
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ColorWare 24K Gold Plated PS4 & Xbox One Controllers: Next Gen Bling

ColorWare 24K Gold Plated PS4 & Xbox One Controllers: Next Gen Bling
Gold-plated Xbox One and PlayStation 4 case mods exist, but obviously they cost thousands of dollars. If you want your gaming system to have some of that shine yet still keep both of your kidneys, you…
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Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!

Scotty 3D Printing, Scanning & Milling Machine “Teleports” Objects: Beam Me Up and Shave Me Down, Scotty!
A couple of years ago we talked about the Zeus, a 3D printer and scanner that could “fax” an object to another unit by scanning it and then sending the resulting 3D model to the other…
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Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell

Wii U Hack Enables Use of Unreleased Amiibo: Ghost out of the Shell
Amiibo has become quite a hit for Nintendo, and the company seems keen to roll out as many characters as it can as soon as possible. YouTuber Mema Haxx – who created the Wii U GamePad…
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Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U

Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U
One of the Dreamcast’s most unique features was its Visual Memory Unit (VMU). The VMU plugged into the Dreamcast controller to serve as a memory card, but it also had a tiny monochrome display that was…
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Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution

Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution
Video chat app maker ooVoo wanted to stand out at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), so they built a gigantic array flip-dot panels and got them working as one display. Hack A Day interviewed ooVoo…
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Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique
Video killed the radio star, but podcasts revived him. Roderick Mann combined his love for podcasts with the beauty and tactility of old radios in Podtique. Podtique has the body of a 1936 Goldentone radio, but…
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RegionThree Hack Bypasses Region Locking on Nintendo 3DS: Exploits, Please

RegionThree Hack Bypasses Region Locking on Nintendo 3DS: Exploits, Please
Jordan “Smealum” Rabet, the programmer behind the Ninjhax Nintendo 3DS Homebrew channel, has released another major contribution for gamers looking to maximize the handheld system. His RegionThree loader lets you play 3DS games from any region.…
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NeoPixel Flexible RGB LED Matrix: Curves & Colors

NeoPixel Flexible RGB LED Matrix: Curves & Colors
Flexible RGB LED strips usually only have a single row of LEDs. But Adafruit’s new Flexible NeoPixel RGB LED Matrix has 256 LEDs arranged in an 8×32 matrix. It has a thick and flexible PCB backing,…
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Robot Chicken Animator Uses a Hacked Nintendo Power Glove to Help Animate

Robot Chicken Animator Uses a Hacked Nintendo Power Glove to Help Animate
This video is called Playing with Power by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ava Benjamin. It’s about Dillon Markey, a stop-motion animator for the Adult Swim stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. It focuses on an unusual aspect of…
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Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod: The PlayBox

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod: The PlayBox
Eddie Zarick is officially the king of laptop case mods. After combining the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in one laptop conversion, Ed has managed to cram both the PS4 and the Xbox One in one…
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Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to…
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