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Category: Hacks + Mods

DIY Knife Toasts Bread as it Slices: The FurzoToasto

DIY Knife Toasts Bread as it Slices: The FurzoToasto
What’s the greatest thing since sliced bread? Sliced and toasted bread. At the suggestion of one of his viewers, the mad inventor Colin Furze made a knife – a saw? – that toasts as you cut…
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Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves

Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves
Your Wi-Fi router already brings you Netflix and cat pictures, but someday it might become even more important to your life. A group of researchers from the University of Washington were able to send energy from…
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Miniature Machine Controlled by Heat and Electromagnetic Fields: TermiNature

Miniature Machine Controlled by Heat and Electromagnetic Fields: TermiNature
Last year we looked at Harvard University’s prototype for a robot that folds itself up from a flat shape into a spider-like form when exposed to heat. This small…device invented by MIT and TU Munich researchers…
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Screentendo Turns Your Screen into a Playable Super Mario Level

Screentendo Turns Your Screen into a Playable Super Mario Level
Here’s a great time waster that will have you playing around for hours when you should be working. Screentendo is a desktop app that lets you to turn any part of your computer screen into a…
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DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard

DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard
Hardware and software developer Sergey Grishchenko made this small remote-controlled model of NASA’s Curiosity rover from scratch. Sergey designed and printed most of the toy’s non-electronic parts, including the wheels and the claw arm. Sergey used…
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DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL

DIY Game Boy Emulator has 19″ Screen: Game Boy XXL
In the past months we’ve seen retro video game consoles based on the Raspberry Pi stuffed in ever shrinking Game Boy (or Game Boy–inspired) cases. So it’s refreshing to see the opposite for once: a huge…
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Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream

Retro Freak Multi Cartridge Console Also Rips Games: Emulator’s Wet Dream
Game backup devices and hardware mods let you extract the data from video game cartridges into playable ROMs, but most of them require deep technical knowledge and are each compatible with only a few – if…
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Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure

Morphonauts Magnetic & Modular Action Figures: Frankenfigure
Bo Hacking’s Morphonauts are action figures for budding toy modders. They’re a series of action figures with components that attach to each other via magnets. For instance, you can get parts from these three Morphonauts… …to…
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Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress

Electroloom Fabric 3D Printer: Seamless Seamstress
We’ve seen 3D printed clothing before, but it’s usually not made of fabric or if it is, it’s basically made through a hybrid of CAD and knitting. The Electroloom could be the first 3D printer that…
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This DIY Propane Rifle Is Explosive

This DIY Propane Rifle Is Explosive
The Backyard Scientist’s propane rifle looks super cool when it fires. The spark and the propane going through the tubing create a neat effect, making it look like a sci-fi rifle. It is mesmerizing. It is…
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Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair

Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair
When Adam Savage isn’t working on Mythbusters or other projects, he spends his off time creating some really cool and geeky items. Case in point is this Star Trek captain’s chair replica. The project was inspired…
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Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced…
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3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL
Last year Adafruit showed us how to make the PiGRRL, a Game Boy-inspired handheld NES and MAME emulator. Now the electronics shop presents the Pocket PiGRRL, a multi-console emulator with a case that’s inspired by the…
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Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker

Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker
It’s long been known that you can manually figure out the combination that unlocks any given 40-digit Master combination lock. But hacker Samy Kamkar discovered that the three numbers that open such locks are related to…
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SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters

SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters
Zwier Spanjer became Internet famous back in January when he uploaded a video of himself saving his brand new and expensive quadcopter from falling into a ditch after its battery died. It’s hilarious to watch, but…
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Wii U Laptop Case Mod: Nintendo NW

Wii U Laptop Case Mod: Nintendo NW
Last year, professional modder Ed Zarick figured out how to make laptop versions of the PS4 and the Xbox One, and then topped both efforts by stuffing the two consoles into one laptop. It turns out…
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