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Category: Hacks + Mods

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”
There are lots of Bluetooth wearables on the market today that are designed to interface with your smartphone. Most of them are bracelets or watches these days. One geek has created his own wearable device using…
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3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included

3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included
Back in 2011, we featured Michael Curry’s Mario Kart-inspired remote-controlled cars. He has since uploaded the improved 3D files along with the instructions and the parts list for the cars on Thingiverse. Maker Kart, here we…
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PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad
We’ve already seen a netbook based on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s a DIY kit for a Raspberry Pi tablet. The PiTablet consists of Psy Labs’ PiTouch 10″ touchscreen, an acrylic case, a USB power pack, a…
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DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins
The magical dagger Sting protected Bilbo from evil creatures and glowed blue when there were orcs nearby. But WarSting, Spark IO’s modern take on Sting, provides a more timely warning. It will glow when there are…
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Geek Lets Others Control his Christmas Tree Lights via Minecraft

Geek Lets Others Control his Christmas Tree Lights via Minecraft
We saw a handful of cool and geeky Christmas trees and lights this year. Even though Christmas has now passed, we did miss one cool tree that is worth a mention though. Ryan Carter wired his…
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Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Attacked over Christmas

Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Attacked over Christmas
If you received a new video game or game console over the holidays and tried to get online to play, you may have been unable to connect. Both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were attacked…
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Skyrim Santa to Deliver Gifts to Every NPC in the Game

Skyrim Santa to Deliver Gifts to Every NPC in the Game
Well, it’s Christmas Eve and anyone with kids knows what that means: children bouncing off the walls and waiting for Santa to come see them tonight. Santa is also coming to all the good girls and…
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News Channel Uses NBA 2K14 Image Instead of Player’s Actual Photo: If It’s in the Game, It’s…Good Enough?

News Channel Uses NBA 2K14 Image Instead of Player’s Actual Photo: If It’s in the Game, It’s…Good Enough?
Casual hoops fans may not be familiar with NBA shooting guard Troy Daniels, but that might change soon thanks to a news channel’s blunder. Houston channel KRIV Fox 26 recently interviewed the three-point specialist over the…
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R/C Flying Christmas Tree: Airy Christmas!

R/C Flying Christmas Tree: Airy Christmas!
Wait. This is what trees do after Christmas? They fly away? I’d better anchor my tree down so I can enjoy it for a few more weeks. You better nail yours down too, because if Otto…
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PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title

PS4 Streaming to PC via Android Remote Play: A 21st Century Title
A few months ago we talked about how the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature – which is officially exclusive to the PS Vita and the Z3 mobile devices – might be modified so that it can…
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Wicked Lasers Star Wars Crossguard Laser Concept: The Insanity Awakens

Wicked Lasers Star Wars Crossguard Laser Concept: The Insanity Awakens
Wicked Lasers is known for creating crazy powerful consumer lasers, but there are some lines that even the company wouldn’t cross. But they’re going to help anyone crazy enough to realize its idea. It’s a concept…
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DeLorean Time Machine Conversion Mod: Back to the Back to the Future

DeLorean Time Machine Conversion Mod: Back to the Back to the Future
Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in creating replicas of famous movie cars and props. Its most famous replica is that of the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, which it sells for $65,000-$75,000 (USD) and rents…
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Washing Machine Hydroelectric Generator: Power Cycle

Washing Machine Hydroelectric Generator: Power Cycle
Some of you may know YouTuber Buddhanz as the guy who owns an angry ram named Angry Ram. If his pet goat is off the rails, Buddhanz is off the grid. The resourceful Kiwi is able…
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This Guy Made a Decent 3D Scanner Using a Cheap Webcam and a Laser Level

This Guy Made a Decent 3D Scanner Using a Cheap Webcam and a Laser Level
If you want to 3D scan things, you’re going to have to shell out some serious cash. The MakerBot Digitizer, which inspired this project, for example, is a whopping $800. That’s definitely worth it to a…
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HDDWatch Reformats 1″ Hard Drive into a Wristwatch

HDDWatch Reformats 1″ Hard Drive into a Wristwatch
We’ve featured a variety of clocks made from hard drives. It turns out you can make a wristwatch out of a hard drive as well. Watchmaker Jean Jerome used the obsolete 1″ hard drive aka Microdrive …
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Game Boy HDMI Output Mod: Hdmyboy

Game Boy HDMI Output Mod: Hdmyboy
Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan want you to dust off your old Game Boy and give it a much needed upgrade. Their Hdmyboy hardware mod upscales the video from the handheld gaming device into high…
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