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Category: Hacks + Mods

Raspberry Pi Car Computer: Raspboard

Raspberry Pi Car Computer: Raspboard
Harrison Kinsley aka sentdex had his Honda S2000 get with the times by installing a dash camera, a diagnostic tracker and more for a little over $100 (USD). Thanks to the Raspberry Pi, a bit of…
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DIY Cyberpunk LED Eyes: I Ask for This

DIY Cyberpunk LED Eyes: I Ask for This
Want to make a Shadowrun, Deus Ex or any cyberpunk or sci-fi costume? Adaruit contributor Tully Jagoe has a great accessory that you might want to replicate. Tully made a head-mounted array of small LEDs that…
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Make Your Wi-Fi Network’s Name Unique with Unicode

Make Your Wi-Fi Network’s Name Unique with Unicode
Ars Technica accidentally discovered a quick and easy way to make your wireless network’s name aka SSID stand out. The tech blog found out that you can use Unicode characters in your network’s SSID. It’s not…
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Bicycle with Ice Wheels: Deinventing the Wheel

Bicycle with Ice Wheels: Deinventing the Wheel
Clothing company Uniqlo asked the mad engineer Colin Furze to go to a cold place while wearing its thermal shirt. To keep himself busy – and because he’s crazy – in the barren plains, Colin decided…
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Xbox 360 & Xbox One in One Laptop Mod: Xbook Duo

Xbox 360 & Xbox One in One Laptop Mod: Xbook Duo
Console modder Ed Zarick’s been on a tear lately. Last month he introduced his Xbox One laptop mod, then a couple of weeks ago he showed off his PS4 laptop mod. Now he’s back with another…
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Destiny Thunderlord Replica is Massive

Destiny Thunderlord Replica is Massive
I love it when geeks with lots of talent build replicas based on the insane weapons found in video games. Such is the case with a dude named Kirby Downey who built a replica of a…
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Jack-o-‘lantern with Arduino-powered Eyes: Open Scares

Jack-o-‘lantern with Arduino-powered Eyes: Open Scares
Looking for a geeky twist for your Halloween decorations? Michal Janyst is onto something. He used two 8×8 LED modules and an Arduino Nano to give his jack-o’-lantern a pair of animated eyes. Here’s Michal’s crazy-eyed…
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Headless Ghost HDMI Display Emulator Spooks GPUs Awake

Headless Ghost HDMI Display Emulator Spooks GPUs Awake
Despite its creepy name, Dev Joshi’s invention isn’t a Halloween prop. The Headless Ghost is a niche peripheral that tricks a computer into thinking that a display is plugged into it. It’s for people who remotely…
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Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet

Windows Hack Lets You Play Video and Audio in Microsoft Excel: Slacksheet
Many companies restrict access to certain apps and other software features to prevent people from goofing off. Redditor AyrA’s employer went further than that – his work computer has an application that monitors running processes. But…
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Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab

Play Games in Full Screen Borderless Windowed Mode: 96.5% More Alt-Tab
Playing a game in windowed mode makes it easy to switch between the game and other apps. Many games give you the option of running the game in a full screen window, but if you want…
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Cassette Player Turned Into Spotify Media Server with Raspberry Pi: SpotiPi

Cassette Player Turned Into Spotify Media Server with Raspberry Pi: SpotiPi
Earlier this year we saw a couple of vintage radios that were turned into an Internet radio player using Raspberry Pi. Matt Brailsford’s cassette player Raspberry Pi mod is “only” a Spotify media server, but he…
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3D Printed Skeleton Lets You Make LEGO Robots: LEGO Build Fighter

3D Printed Skeleton Lets You Make LEGO Robots: LEGO Build Fighter
You can already build mecha or any robot with LEGO. I mean, it’s LEGO. There’s even a tactical tabletop wargame called Mobile Frame Zero that uses LEGO and other building toys instead of figurines. But if…
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Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts
A few years ago we saw a custom fabricated material with embedded actuators and magnets, which enable it to autonomously fold into a predetermined shape when subjected to electricity. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab is working on creating…
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TMNT Mashed up with Horror Movie Characters: Sewer Slashin’ Turtles

TMNT Mashed up with Horror Movie Characters: Sewer Slashin’ Turtles
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have dressed up for Halloween, thanks to Dan Polydoris aka the Chicago Toy Collector. Dan’s Sewer Slashin’ Turtles kitbash sees Splinter’s pupils dressed up as popular bad guys in slasher flicks.…
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Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules
One of the things that annoys me about consumer electronics is that we all know within a few months something better is going to come along and most of us will end up with buyer’s remorse.…
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PlayStation 4 Laptop Mod: PlayBook 4

PlayStation 4 Laptop Mod: PlayBook 4
Last month we saw Ed Zarick’s sweet Xbox One laptop mod. He reached out to us bearing good news for PlayStation fans – he’s now accepting orders for his PlayStation 4 laptop mod, which he’s calling…
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