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Category: Hacks + Mods

Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD

Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD
This is far from the first Philips Ambilight alternative that we’ve seen, but Flytron set its AmbiLED HD apart by making it much easier to install and adjust. That’s because this ambient lighting system for PCs…
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Doctor Who’s Cassandra Made with a Furby

Doctor Who’s Cassandra Made with a Furby
Moisturize me. Moisturize me you fool. This version of Cassandra is extra horrifying thanks to the use of a Furby in it’s creation.…
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Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac

Raspberry Pi Macintosh Emulator: Little Mac
Electronics shop Adafruit showed us how to turn the Raspberry Pi into a Game Boy emulator, complete with a Game Boy-like case. Now they’re using the affordable computer to make a device that looks and works…
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Zippo Remote Control: Need a Light Switch?

Zippo Remote Control: Need a Light Switch?
Here’s a slick hack for makers. Instructables user TSJWang made a small radio transmitter that fits inside a Zippo case. He went to great lengths to ensure that his device still looks exactly like a lighter. …
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Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids

Best Dad Ever Builds Hovercraft for His Kids
This YouTube user aptly named “Papa” built a hovercraft for his kids. He wins the father of the week award. He could have just built vehicle with wheels and they would have been happy, but he…
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Minecraft Replica Created in… Trials Fusion?!

Minecraft Replica Created in… Trials Fusion?!
When we feature Minecraft it’s usually to gawk at something impressive that’s been made or recreated in the game. But this time it’s the other way around. YouTuber Pneumatic Bog made a simple version of the…
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NES Crammed Inside TMNT Party Wagon: Teenage Mutant Nintendo Turtles

NES Crammed Inside TMNT Party Wagon: Teenage Mutant Nintendo Turtles
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Party Wagon toy gets the party rolling for our mutant turtle friends, but now that pro modder Platinumfungi has shoved a fully functional Nintendo system inside, we can really get this…
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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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