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Category: Hacks + Mods

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda

Legend of Zelda in Microsoft Excel: Excelda
Microsoft Office 2000 had a racing game Easter egg that can be unlocked through Excel. But Excelda is no secret. It’s a port of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening made with Visual Basic and Microsoft…
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Homemade Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds

Homemade Elysium Exoskeleton Lifts 170 Pounds
YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a special project for a long time – his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton. And now it is ready for action. This set of pneumatic-powered cyborg arms give him super strength and…
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Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress

Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress
A few years ago we featured I-Wei Huang aka Crab-Fu’s remote-controlled steam-powered tank. Instructables member Ian aka steamhobby is a big fan of Crab-Fu and also makes steam-powered toys in his spare time. His recent project…
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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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