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Category: Hacks + Mods

This DIY Propane Rifle Is Explosive

This DIY Propane Rifle Is Explosive
The Backyard Scientist’s propane rifle looks super cool when it fires. The spark and the propane going through the tubing create a neat effect, making it look like a sci-fi rifle. It is mesmerizing. It is…
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Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair

Adam Savage Builds a Star Trek Captains Chair
When Adam Savage isn’t working on Mythbusters or other projects, he spends his off time creating some really cool and geeky items. Case in point is this Star Trek captain’s chair replica. The project was inspired…
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Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms

Modulo Modular Programmable Electronics: Slidestorms
We’ve seen programmable electronics that use magnets or Bluetooth instead of wires and solder to connect its parts. But those kits are mainly meant for beginners, and are not as powerful or versatile as more advanced…
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3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL

3D Printed Game Boy Pocket Case for Raspberry Pi: Pocket PiGRRL
Last year Adafruit showed us how to make the PiGRRL, a Game Boy-inspired handheld NES and MAME emulator. Now the electronics shop presents the Pocket PiGRRL, a multi-console emulator with a case that’s inspired by the…
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Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker

Automated Master Combination Lock Cracker: Combo Breaker
It’s long been known that you can manually figure out the combination that unlocks any given 40-digit Master combination lock. But hacker Samy Kamkar discovered that the three numbers that open such locks are related to…
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SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters

SmartChutes Automatic Parachute for Multicopters
Zwier Spanjer became Internet famous back in January when he uploaded a video of himself saving his brand new and expensive quadcopter from falling into a ditch after its battery died. It’s hilarious to watch, but…
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Wii U Laptop Case Mod: Nintendo NW

Wii U Laptop Case Mod: Nintendo NW
Last year, professional modder Ed Zarick figured out how to make laptop versions of the PS4 and the Xbox One, and then topped both efforts by stuffing the two consoles into one laptop. It turns out…
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Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur

Computational Hydrographics Applies Patterns Precisely: Copy Paste Connoisseur
Hydrographics or water transfer printing lets you apply graphics to objects in one pass. It gives a uniform finish and can be used even with large objects. And watching it is a great timewaster. But it’s…
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Original PlayStation Turned into a Clock: Game Time

Original PlayStation Turned into a Clock: Game Time
The original PlayStation debuted in 1994. You probably still have one in your closet somewhere. Well, if yours is not working and you want a project, you can turn it into a clock, just like Twitter…
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Nintendo DS Lite to Game Boy Advance Mod: Nintendo SS

Nintendo DS Lite to Game Boy Advance Mod: Nintendo SS
Do you have a Nintendo DS Lite with a broken top screen? Anthony Thomas can turn it into a Game Boy Advance for you. Anthony calls the resulting modded device the Game Boy Macro. Here’s one…
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Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime

Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime
Jay Silver is back on Kickstarter with an even smaller version of his simple but versatile USB keypad, the MaKey MaKey. Aside from its smaller form the Makey Makey Go also has a keyring and a…
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Better Re Turns Used Phone Batteries into Battery Packs: Power Cycle

Better Re Turns Used Phone Batteries into Battery Packs: Power Cycle
Enlighten Today is working on the smartphone battery equivalent of hard drive enclosures. The Better Re is a housing that turns used phone batteries into external battery packs. Not only does this reduce waste and make…
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C.H.I.P. Computer Costs Only $9: Talk is Cheap, Making’s Even Cheaper

C.H.I.P. Computer Costs Only $9: Talk is Cheap, Making’s Even Cheaper
Like mobile devices, single-board computers or SBCs are getting smaller and more affordable at a rapid pace. One of the latest in the long line of SBCs is the C.H.I.P., a tiny computer with an even…
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Kade miniConsole+ Adapter: Controller Controller

Kade miniConsole+ Adapter: Controller Controller
Last month we looked at the Bliss-Box 4-Play, an adapter that lets you connect up to four classic gamepads and other controllers simultaneously to PCs, Android devices, the Raspberry Pi and the PS3. If you’re looking…
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Augmented Reality Tattoo: AltAR Ego

Augmented Reality Tattoo: AltAR Ego
We’ve featured a few augmented reality tattoos before, but in all of them the QR code or bar code were visible, if not the only figure drawn onto the skin. Illustrator Sutu’s take on the permanent…
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Mass Effect 2 Windows Mod Adds Native Controller Support: What?!

Mass Effect 2 Windows Mod Adds Native Controller Support: What?!
As someone who’s never owned a Windows computer or any gaming computer for that matter, I was very surprised when I found out that the Mass Effect games for Windows never launched with and still don’t…
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