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Category: Hacks + Mods

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job
Are you geek enough to realize that there is actually an annual Micromouse Robot Competition? It’s where a bunch of small robots face off against each other not in the ring, but in a labyrinth. The…
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Articulated Skylanders Mod Gives More Action to the Figures

Articulated Skylanders Mod Gives More Action to the Figures
If you’re looking for a gift for a young gamer, you could do a lot worse than Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. But what if they already have the game and all 32 collectible figurines? Then get them…
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Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Let’s You Share How Hot Your Taco Is

Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Let’s You Share How Hot Your Taco Is
Whenever I need to grab a quick bite to eat, I always head straight to this taco stand near the place where I work. There are other places nearby which serve up some mean tacos, but…
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Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer
I don’t like to hear or read about people destroying books, which is one of the reasons why I strongly dislike a few scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Indy was in Berlin witnessing…
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Secret Passageway Switch: Good for Public and Ordinary Purposes Too

Secret Passageway Switch: Good for Public and Ordinary Purposes Too
Designer Ben Light has made a brilliantly simple device that lets you pull off the book switch thing that we see in the movies. You’ll have to figure out how to move a whole bookshelf, but…
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Big Head Mode in Real Life

Big Head Mode in Real Life
Designer Dan Rosenfeld (aka “Guru Ramen”) made a classic video game cheat real this past Halloween. He put together a wearable frame that housed cameras and a 24″ LCD display, giving the world a super sized…
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Elder Scrolls V Map Hack: Skyrim Street View

Elder Scrolls V Map Hack: Skyrim Street View
It’s barely been a week since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released, but the benefits of owning it on the PC are already becoming apparent. Some Xbox 360 players are ridden with texture issues, some…
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SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of
Android fans that want to really get their geek on and develop their own accessories and physical devices to work with their smartphone might want to check this out. It’s from a company called SparkFun and…
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Terminator T-800 Virtual Assistant Arrives, Looking for Siri Connor

Terminator T-800 Virtual Assistant Arrives, Looking for Siri Connor
With its Siri personal virtual assistant technology in the iPhone 5, Apple has proven that we’re willing to converse with our technology – assuming it has more of a personality than your average “say one for…
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Toilet Buddy Covers Your Ass (Sounds)

Toilet Buddy Covers Your Ass (Sounds)
We shared with you a portable version of the Otohime aka flushing noise generator found in female public restrooms in Japan. Here’s a custom version of that gadget that not only masks your number two tunes…
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Wasabi 360 Ultra Lets Run Xbox 360 Game ISOs Direct from Hard Drive

Wasabi 360 Ultra Lets Run Xbox 360 Game ISOs Direct from Hard Drive
If you’ve ever wondered how much faster your Xbox 360 might play if the games weren’t loaded from its relatively pokey DVD drive, and instead loaded directly from a speedy hard drive, you’re about to find…
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Flamethrower Pistol Shoots Flames, Not Bullets

Flamethrower Pistol Shoots Flames, Not Bullets
Despite what I’ve learned from video games, I actually think I like my chances of running away from a flamethrower-wielding villain versus one armed with a loaded gun. But that didn’t stop one hacker from building…
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KontrolFreek Clip-on Mods for PS3 and Xbox 360 Thumbsteeks

KontrolFreek Clip-on Mods for PS3 and Xbox 360 Thumbsteeks
Ever wished that the thumbsticks on your PS3 or Xbox 360 controllers were a tad taller or had more grip? Aside from taping a stick or duct taping your hands to your controllers, here are cheap…
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Siri Hacked to iPhone 3GS: Siri, Tell Apple to Make This Official

Siri Hacked to iPhone 3GS: Siri, Tell Apple to Make This Official
While a version of iOS 5 is available for other iOS devices aside from the iPhone 4S, only Apple’s latest phone can run Siri, the much-hyped virtual assistant. Officially, that is. A trio of developers have…
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Kickstarter Project Turns the Gameboy into a Musical Instrument

Kickstarter Project Turns the Gameboy into a Musical Instrument
The Nintendo Gameboy. One of the most iconic portable gaming systems in the history of video games. Its brick-sized form has occupied many a nerd for hours on end with it’s monochrome green-grey display and carnival…
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Analog OutRun: Arcade Racing Comes Full Circle

Analog OutRun: Arcade Racing Comes Full Circle
Remember the old SEGA arcade classic OutRun? Well one geek out there sure does, as he decided to take the game and create an analog version as a tribute. The game is powered by an Arduino…
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