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Category: Hacks + Mods

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest

Pressure Gauge Modded to Measure Internet Usage: Steamtest
Network operations supervisor Ed Konowal spends a lot of time looking at graphs and other data on his monitors. To switch things up, Ed wanted to connect his job with something tangible, so he made a…
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Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Channel Won’t Need Flash Cart or Play Pirated Games: Mobile Unicorn

Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Channel Won’t Need Flash Cart or Play Pirated Games: Mobile Unicorn
Thanks to a number of exploits, the Nintendo DS had a healthy homebrew scene. But the exploits also led to one of the most convenient forms of video game piracy: flash cartridges, or flash carts. Thankfully, …
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Fish Play Street Fighter: fSport

Fish Play Street Fighter: fSport
I guess this is a thing now. After seeing the hilariously boring Fish Plays Pokémon, software developer Andrew Hill wondered if he could make the same setup but for a fighting game. The result is Fish…
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Halo Mod Puts Nicolas Cage’s Face All over the Place

Halo Mod Puts Nicolas Cage’s Face All over the Place
I am actually a fan of Nic Cage, though I will readily admit you never know what you are getting with one of his movies it could be awesome or it could be a cheese fest…
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Chrome Extension Lets You Watch Netflix in a Small Window: The Death of Productivity

Chrome Extension Lets You Watch Netflix in a Small Window: The Death of Productivity
Earlier this year we featured a project from Netflix’ Hack Day; it automatically paused the service’s video player if it detected that you fell asleep. The company recently held another Hack Day, and one of the…
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Tank Gunner Stick Turned into PC Joystick: Battlestation

Tank Gunner Stick Turned into PC Joystick: Battlestation
So you think your Steel Battalion controller is the bees’ knees? Redditor MrTheOx would like to have a word with you. Preferably while playing a tank-based game. He repurposed a surplus gunner’s turret yoke from an…
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Android App Lets You Lock Other Phones Remotely: Ignore No More

Android App Lets You Lock Other Phones Remotely: Ignore No More
Angry and worried that her children were not answering her calls and texts, Sharon Standifird decided to create an app that would let her lock her kids’ phones down. She learned how to develop for Android…
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Video Game Release Date Calendar: Play Date

Video Game Release Date Calendar: Play Date
Gamers, wanna know when you’re going to get sick or have an emergency? Well now you can, thanks to software engineer Chris Gregori. Chris made Play Date, an online calendar that tracks the release date of…
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Gyroscopes in Mobile Devices Can Act as Microphones: Censor that Sensor

Gyroscopes in Mobile Devices Can Act as Microphones: Censor that Sensor
Gyroscopes can be found in most modern mobile devices. They’re meant to help in motion-sensing, but a recent paper by researchers Yan Michalevsky, Dan Boneh and Gabi Nakibly shows that these sensors can also act as…
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Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too

Raspberry Pi Gamer Retro Console: Because Non-techies Get Nostalgic Too
We’ve featured many retro gaming devices based on the Raspberry Pi, but most of them are not for sale and can only be done by experienced makers. If you’d like your own Raspberry Pi-powered retro console,…
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LightMode for Motorcycle Helmets: Glow on the Shell

LightMode for Motorcycle Helmets: Glow on the Shell
The disco ball motorcycle helmet we spotted a couple of years ago will make you stand out in more ways than one, but you’re screwed if you’re riding in a dark area. Thomas Plywaczewski recently took…
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Ultra Street Fighter IV Ultra Combos in Static Camera: Super Hyper Turbo Interesting EX SD Remix

Ultra Street Fighter IV Ultra Combos in Static Camera: Super Hyper Turbo Interesting EX SD Remix
Unlike many of its predecessors, Street Fighter IV and its updated versions change the in-game camera’s perspective when characters perform their finishing moves. This is of course done to take advantage of the games’ awesome visuals.…
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Make Your Own Dancing Baby Groot

Make Your Own Dancing Baby Groot
If you have read the comic books and seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, then you know all about the friendlier version of Groot, who reappeared in the Marvel Universe in 2006. Well, now you…
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LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator

LEGO Robotic Hand & Arm: Mindstormsminator
LEGO enthusiast Diavo Voltaggio won the Best Mindstorms award at this year’s BrickFair Virginia for his sweet robotic hand and arm. Powered by the Mindstorms EV3, it has four buttons – one for each finger –…
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Oil Drum Arcade Machine Gets 1.1 Games per Gallon

Oil Drum Arcade Machine Gets 1.1 Games per Gallon
We’ve seen arcade machines encased in a coffee table, a briefcase and an old barrel. Redditor Uhohthommo’s uncle went for the industrial look and stored his arcade machine’s hardware inside a 200L (approx. 53gal) oil drum.…
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DIY Dragon Ball Scouter: *Scouting Intensifies*

DIY Dragon Ball Scouter: *Scouting Intensifies*
Bandai already sells Dragon Ball scouter replicas, but YouTuber Kier Simmons’ take on the iconic accessory has a much higher power level. It’s still unfinished, but it already looks badass. Kier hasn’t gone into detail about…
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