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Category: Hacks + Mods

Chromecast in a CRT TV: Cast from the Past

Chromecast in a CRT TV: Cast from the Past
Last month we checked out Dr. Moddnstine’s modern PC in a ’90s tower. It turns out that he found a 1978 General Electric CRT TV in the same heap as the tower, and he couldn’t let…

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero

Raspberry Pi Zero Game Boy Case Mod: Maker Man Zero
We’ve seen the Raspberry Pi 2 stuffed inside the case of the original Game Boy to make a retro handheld gaming sytem. Redditor bentika did the same but with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero. The tiny…
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WiCAM Coin-sized Wireless Camera: GoPetite

WiCAM Coin-sized Wireless Camera: GoPetite
Set and forget cameras like action cameras and dash cams expanded the applications of video cameras. But action cameras can be pricey, while dash cams are not versatile. If you’re looking for a cheap, user-friendly and…

Ben Heck’s Lunch Box Dev Board Testing Kit Holds Pis and Bones

Ben Heck’s Lunch Box Dev Board Testing Kit Holds Pis and Bones
Master modder Ben Heck wanted to have a portable and compact dumb terminal to test single board computers, development boards and whatever else you may call them. It sounds like a simple contraption – it’s basically…

Hack Replicates 3D Printed Object Based on 3D Printer’s Sound: Solid Echo

Hack Replicates 3D Printed Object Based on 3D Printer’s Sound: Solid Echo
It’s a tired joke, but there’s a real risk that mass adoption of 3D printing and 3D modeling will equate digital piracy with physical theft. Now it turns out you don’t have to swipe a 3D…

ThinkGeek Useless Light Switch: Home Automation, Decepticon Style

ThinkGeek Useless Light Switch: Home Automation, Decepticon Style
April Fools’ Day is ThinkGeek’s Christmas. The company once again prepared several fake products for our amusement, with the best one being the Useless Light Switch. It’s like the useless machine, only it doesn’t just turn…

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift

vMocion 3v Tricks Your Brain into Experiencing Motion: Shockulus Rift
With the arrival of the Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets, we’re going to get more and more experiences that fool us visually and aurally. But motion remains unconquered. A company called vMocion claims it…

Watch a Vase Get Made from 256 Crayons

Watch a Vase Get Made from 256 Crayons
There’s something so cool and soothing about seeing a melted brick of crayons being made into a vase on a lathe. The swirling colors as it turns, combined with the colorful bits of wax flying everywhere…

Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells Will Keep Drones Droning on

Intelligent Energy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cells Will Keep Drones Droning on
Like most electronic devices, drones and multicopters are plagued by poor battery life. Intelligent Energy hopes to change that within the next few years with its hydrogen fuel cells, which can power a drone for up…

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals

Keyboard + DVD Covers = Foot Pedals
USB pedals or foot switches are not expensive, but nothing beats free. Redditor shrodingers_Cat took out all but four of the keys on his spare keyboard and then taped DVD covers over each of the remaining…

Sexy Codsworth Is Too Sexy for Fallout 4

Sexy Codsworth Is Too Sexy for Fallout 4
Of all the companions you can have in Fallout 4, Codsworth is probably the lamest. I’ve adventured with him once. He flew right in front of me during a firefight, and I blasted his metal ass…

Play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

Play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat
The first of the companions you come across in Fallout 4 is Dogmeat as he haplessly barks at the gas pump right outside Sanctuary. You can befriend him, but honestly he sort of sucks as a…

Trumpet 3D Printed While Being Shipped: Rush Job

Trumpet 3D Printed While Being Shipped: Rush Job
This fun commercial for Dutch parcel company PostNL took advantage of 3D printing to deliver a trumpet that did not exist until after the box that it came in was shipped. With the help of 3D…

Atari Flashback 2 Stuffed Inside Atari 2600 Cart: Pocket Atari

Atari Flashback 2 Stuffed Inside Atari 2600 Cart: Pocket Atari
We’re big fans of Sharon aka lovablechevy’s portable console mods, so we were very happy when she pointed us to her latest creation. She crammed the Atari Flashback 2 – an Atari 2600 variant with 42…

SCAMP Robot Flies, Perches & Climbs: Cosmic Spider-Bot

SCAMP Robot Flies, Perches & Climbs: Cosmic Spider-Bot
First, we saw a robot that could both fly and walk. Then we saw a robot that could fly, walk and perch. Now we have SCAMP, a robot that can do all of the above as…

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire

DIY Remote Controlled Flamethrower: Wi-Fire
The Internet of Things isn’t just about connecting your garage door to your car or your fridge to Amazon. It can also be about connecting your smartphone to a flamethrower, as SparkFun’s Nick Poole shows in…
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