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Category: Hacks + Mods

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod: The PlayBox

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod: The PlayBox
Eddie Zarick is officially the king of laptop case mods. After combining the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in one laptop conversion, Ed has managed to cram both the PS4 and the Xbox One in one…
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Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to…
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DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling
Here’s a fun project from Al Linke, the creator of the PIXEL. He used the board that he made for his pixel art LED frame to turn an LED matrix into a comically huge and interactive…
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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 NES: Who Ya Gonna Play?

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 NES: Who Ya Gonna Play?
At first glance, this looks like an ordinary Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, but look again and you will see that it has a fully-functioning NES game system inside. Oh yes. Busting does make me feel good. Busting…
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Retro Console Emulator in a Game Boy Advance SP Case: Pi SP

Retro Console Emulator in a Game Boy Advance SP Case: Pi SP
We’ve seen retro console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi crammed inside a Game Boy and a Game Boy Pocket’s body. Bacman forum member Frostedfires wanted to use the Game Boy Advance SP’s case, but the…
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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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