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Category: Hacks + Mods

RomoCart Lets You Make Race Tracks for Robots: DIY Anki Drive

RomoCart Lets You Make Race Tracks for Robots: DIY Anki Drive
You might have heard of Anki Drive, the racing game where you control a toy car with your mobile device and race on a track against computer-controlled cars. Ken Kawamoto and Tomoaki Akitomi made their own…
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HolyOOPS Geeky Metal Keycaps: The Bees’ Keys

HolyOOPS Geeky Metal Keycaps: The Bees’ Keys
If you’re looking for a way to customize your computer keyboard, check out HolyOOPS. Based in China, HolyOOPS makes CNC-machined keycaps out of aluminum or titanium. They feature symbols or characters from anime, comics and at…
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gTool PanelPress Unbends iPhone 6/6 Plus

gTool PanelPress Unbends iPhone 6/6 Plus
Did you accidentally bend your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Don’t throw it away just yet. Your local repair shop just might be able to do something about it with the help of the PanelPress, a…
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Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled

Google Glass & Android App Turn Speech to Text: Life Subtitled
Earlier this year we saw a project where Google Glass was used to project an interpreter for deaf students. A team of researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have come up with a more immediate solution…
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Windows 95 on Android Smartwatch: How Time Flies

Windows 95 on Android Smartwatch: How Time Flies
A couple of weeks ago we saw how Android apps can be made to run on desktop operating systems, including Windows. Corbin Davenport did the reverse, installing Windows 95 on his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live.…
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Cyber Gadget Adapter Lets You Use PS3 & PS4 Controllers on Wii & Wii U: QuadShock

Cyber Gadget Adapter Lets You Use PS3 & PS4 Controllers on Wii & Wii U: QuadShock
There are adapters that let you use the PS2’s DualShock 2 controller with the Wii and Wii U. It appears there will be a similar adapter that will connect the PS3, PS4 and other USB controllers…
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DIY GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo 3DS: Super Smash Bros. Bros

DIY GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo 3DS: Super Smash Bros. Bros
Earlier this year we featured modder dekuNukem’s custom made Nintendo 3DS peripheral that hatches eggs and finds shiny Pokémon in Pokémon X/Y. His latest hack lets you play on the 3DS using a GameCube controller, a…
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SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces

SAM Electronics Kit Replaces Solder with Bluetooth: Hack in Pieces
Last year we featured LittleBits, an electronics kit for children and beginners that uses built-in magnets instead of solder to connect modules together. A new kit called SAM takes the user-friendliness to another level, because its…
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Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie

Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie
The Raspberry Pi has a camera module, but it will still take a lot of work before you can turn it into a user-friendly camera. Ben Heck and his colleague Felix showed us just how good…
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DIY Iron Man Gauntlet with Rocket: Tiny Tanning Machine

DIY Iron Man Gauntlet with Rocket: Tiny Tanning Machine
Patrick Priebe is at it again. The prop maker’s latest toy is a step up from his usual laser-emitting or flame-spewing gizmos. It’s an Iron Man-themed gauntlet with a built-in model rocket launcher. It also has…
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Arduino-Powered Bracelet Can Be Used as a Smartwatch, Plays Tetris

Arduino-Powered Bracelet Can Be Used as a Smartwatch, Plays Tetris
Earlier this year, we saw Kevin Bates’ Arduboy, a business card-sized gaming device powered by an ATmega328P Arduino board. He’s going to launch that device this December, but in the meantime he’s working on another Tetris-playing…
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Eject-a-Bed Aborts Sweet Dreams

Eject-a-Bed Aborts Sweet Dreams
You can get all sorts of cruel alarm clocks to help you wake up. But programmer Jamie Dixon had a better idea – if you want a sure fire way to get out of your bed,…
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Wrist-mounted Flamethrower Shows up at Maker Faire

Wrist-mounted Flamethrower Shows up at Maker Faire
A dude showed up at the Maker Faire in his neck of the woods recently and he had a slick device, a wrist-mounted flamethrower. This flamethrower is different from the wrist-mounted design we talked about in…
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Pro Bono 1 Speaker Replaces Your Music with U2 Songs: Songs of Annoyance

Pro Bono 1 Speaker Replaces Your Music with U2 Songs: Songs of Annoyance
A couple of weeks ago, after it unveiled the new iPhones and its smartwatch, Apple’s “one more thing” was… spam. The company gave away U2’s latest album Songs of Innocence for free to all iTunes users,…
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Game Boy Transformed into Darth Vader, TMNT And Back to the Future DeLorean

Game Boy Transformed into Darth Vader, TMNT And Back to the Future DeLorean
Etsy seller Theworldisagameboy turns the classic Nintendo handheld into a game system and a toy in one. Check out the TMNT Michelangelo version that he made. It has it’s own Oven Fresh PIZZA! cartridge, of course.…
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Mountain Arcade Cabinet Sits and Just Is

Mountain Arcade Cabinet Sits and Just Is
If you’ve never heard of David OReilly’s Mountain, it’s a “mountain simulator” that requires barely any input from the player. It asks you a couple of questions when you first start the game, but afterwards it…
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