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Category: Hacks + Mods

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks…
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Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!

Using Sound Localization for Navigation: Over Hear!
Voice-guided navigation makes it a lot easier for drivers to follow directions for map applications. But a group of Electrical & Computer Engineering students from Cornell University have come up with a more intuitive solution. They…
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LEGO Star Wars Minifigs in Ship Costumes: A New KanColle

LEGO Star Wars Minifigs in Ship Costumes: A New KanColle
Flickr user Nick Chen aka solscud made a cute collection of Star Wars minifigures wearing their respective vehicles. For instance, Kylo Ren has his command shuttle, Han Solo is wearing the Millennium Falcon and Rey is,…
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Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR

Unreal Engine 4 Augmented Reality Plugin: Unreal4AR
Epic’s Unreal Engine is mainly used to create video games, but now it can also be used to create augmented reality apps, thanks to Adam Horvath and his plugin for Unreal Engine 4. Adam’s Unreal4AR is…
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Custom Apocalypse Action Figure: Build-A-Conqueror

Custom Apocalypse Action Figure: Build-A-Conqueror
Craig Warrack makes custom action figures, particularly those based on Marvel characters. This year he joined The Fwoosh’s Secret Santa for toy modders. This is his present for his mystery giftee: a sixth scale Apocalypse figure.…
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You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op

You Can Control This Family’s Christmas Lights: Twitch Plays Light Op
For many people, Christmas is one of the rare times when they can be with their loved ones. For Ken and Rebecca-Ellen Woods of Fairbanks, Alaska, it’s also an opportunity to connect with virtual visitors from…
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DIY 7W Laser Lightsaber: The Force Ablindens

DIY 7W Laser Lightsaber: The Force Ablindens
Laser enthusiast Styropyro saw Allen Pan’s blowtorch lightsaber and decided to outshine it by making his own energy blade. It’s as scary as you think. Styropyro used a Nichia Gallium (III) Nitride laser to make his…
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DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge
It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas, but Bit-tech’s annual awards for best casemod and custom case. They’ve got a lot of great entries this year and I don’t have a strong favorite.…
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Jet-Powered Go-Kart: A Beautiful, But Dumb Way to Die

Jet-Powered Go-Kart: A Beautiful, But Dumb Way to Die
I think that any Spartan soldiers looking for a beautiful death would gladly strap into this homemade jet-powered go-kart. They would undoubtedly need a way to attach a shield and spear to it. Power comes from…
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DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels
Need a cheap display for your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re building a Times Square for ants? Then check out this guide by Adafruit’s Tony Dicola. The project is based around Adafruit’s RGB Matrix HAT for…
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Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess

Blitzkrieg Speed Chess Eliminates Turns but Adds Cooldown to Pieces: Twitchess
A couple of years ago, QWOP creator Bennett Foddy made a multiplayer variant of speed chess in which everyone could move their pieces at the same time. It makes for hilarious and hectic games, especially if…
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DIY Burning Lightsaber: Luke Blademaster

DIY Burning Lightsaber: Luke Blademaster
Last October, Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced wowed us with his electromagnetic Mjölnir. Now he’s celebrating the return of Star Wars to cinemas by making a lightsaber with a fiery blade. It’s actually more of a…
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This Motorized Chopping Machine Is Terrifying

This Motorized Chopping Machine Is Terrifying
Is your arm tired from chopping too many vegetables? It’s a common problem. Lucky for you, Swedish engineer Simone Giertz has created a very handy machine that makes this part of your daily life much easier.…
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Netflix Socks Pause the Show When You Fall Asleep

Netflix Socks Pause the Show When You Fall Asleep
How many times have you fallen asleep while watching a show or movie on Netflix? Either you are really tired or the movie is slow. Either way, you are off to dreamland. And Netflix is still…
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DIY R2-D2 Drone Takes Flight

DIY R2-D2 Drone Takes Flight
Back in the summer, we saw this awesome R2-D2 drone that flew around using some sort of ducted propulsion with no propellers sticking out anywhere. This time out we have a DIY R2-D2 drone that isn’t…
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The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod Contest: Reindeer School Gear

The Witcher 3 Holiday Outfit Mod Contest: Reindeer School Gear
Developer CD Projekt Red has posted a quest on its notice board. It calls not for witchers but modders, including those who are into the spirit of the holidays. Use the ModKit for The Witcher 3…
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