Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Page of

Category: Hacks + Mods

Super Hexagon Bot: Bot Plays Twitch

Super Hexagon Bot: Bot Plays Twitch
I spent less than a minute on Terry Cavanagh’s Super Hexagon before acknowledging defeat. Now I can take my revenge, albeit vicariously. Georgia Tech ECE postgrad student Valentin Trimaille made a program that can beat the…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO

DIY BMO Portable Retro Console: RaspBMO
We’ve seen a BMO toy with a LEGO case and another one that appears to have a wooden case. Mike Barretta’s take on the living console has a 3D printed case and buttons. That’s right, this…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder

DIY LEGO Mindstorms Toy 3D Printer: Novice Builder
If you build it, he will come – and then build a LEGO version of it. So goes the quote from the classic non-existent drama Brick of Dreams. Today that “he” is Instructables member W1ll14m. The…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Gaming Anti-cheat Device Inspects Mouse Input & Game Output: Game:ref

Gaming Anti-cheat Device Inspects Mouse Input & Game Output: Game:ref
Software engineer David Titarenco is working on Game:ref, a small device that identifies mouse-based gaming cheats – such as auto-clicking or aimbots – used in FPS, MOBA, RTS and other competitive games. If it works as…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition

Nintendo Toast Console: Nintoaster Retro Edition
Everyone’s high scores will be toast with the latest Nintendo toaster console (yes, this isn’t the first we’ve seen). It is the work of Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio who has made several custom Nintendo consoles. He…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW

Violin-playing Robot: RO-BOW
Since retiring in 2002, mechanical engineer and bioengineer Seth Goldstein has spent a lot of his free time making kinetic sculptures. You may have heard of him before as the creator of the Why Knot?, a…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box

DIY 3D Printer Suitcase: Print in a Box
It may not be as cool as Iron Man’s transforming briefcase armor, but Jean-Luc Guillemette’s Case-Rap is still a cutting edge suitcase. This portable 3D printer is ready to print within seconds of unfolding. Jean-Luc based…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter

Street Fighter Played with Pianos: Sound Fighter
Back in 2013 we saw an old piano that was turned into a controller for Doom. The Sound Fighter project had a similar goal – play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on pianos. But whereas the Doom…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas

Interactive 3D Installation Lets You Paint on the Artists: You Are the Canvas
New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) students Rosalie Yu and Alon Chitayat came up with Skin Deep, an art installation that’s best described as a virtual form of body painting. They made 3D models of…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks

DIY LEGO 3D Headset: Oculus Bricks
If you have a cache of LEGO, you can skip Google’s Cardboard VR headset and do what Redditor lordrothschild did. Just add a couple of lenses from magnifying glasses and a cloth strap and you’re ready…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make

Mesh Bluetooth Electronics Kit with Drag & Drop Programming: Pair, Swipe, Make
Last year we learned about SAM, a newbie-friendly electronics kit that used Bluetooth instead of solder or wires to connect its modules. Mesh is a lot like SAM, only with an even less intimidating presentation. Like…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego

LEGO Pinned Insect Specimen Manipulator: Entomolego
Insect specimens are usually pinned when stored or exhibited. When these pinned insects need to be examined or documented, a pinned specimen manipulator is used so that the insect can be moved around without removing it…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock

DIY PlayStation 4 Controller Battery Upgrade: Dual the Shock
One of the PlayStation 4’s worst flaws is the short battery life of its controller. The DualShock 4’s always on LED exacerbates the issue, but the fact is it has a low-capacity battery. You can buy…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Custom Final Fantasy VII Midgar PlayStation Case Mod: Shinradical!

Custom Final Fantasy VII Midgar PlayStation Case Mod: Shinradical!
Console modder MakoMod gave me a blast of nostalgia with this wonderful case mod. His PlayStation case mod features a scale model of Midgar, the technological pizza that Cloud, Barrett, Tifa and Aeris call home. MakoMod…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past

Pascali Raspberry Pi Portable Retro Console: Ghosts of Consoles Past
We’ve featured several DIY classic console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi. If you’d rather buy than build one, keep an eye on Rose Colored Gaming’s Facebook page. The console modding shop will soon release a …
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

3D Printed Curved LEGO Blocks: Curvy Thing is Awesome

3D Printed Curved LEGO Blocks: Curvy Thing is Awesome
How awesome is 2015? In less than two months we got a way to unboil eggs, a backup band in a box and now curved LEGO blocks that you can print. This cancels out the hotdog…
Stumble ThisPin ItShare on FacebookTweet ThisShare on Reddit

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation Click to DisableClick to Enable