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Category: Hacks + Mods

Kinect-Controlled Cat Brushing Robot: One Small Step for Robot, One Giant Motion-Controlled Leap for Mankind

Kinect-Controlled Cat Brushing Robot: One Small Step for Robot, One Giant Motion-Controlled Leap for Mankind
The inverse proportion of awesome Kinect hacks to decent Kinect games continues. Software engineer Taylor Veltrop used a combination of store-bought items and his non-store-bought brain to come up with a robot that mimics his movements…
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PS Vita Plays Sega Genesis Games

PS Vita Plays Sega Genesis Games
The PS Vita recently launched in Japan with a bunch of games, but none of those games were old Sega classics like Sonic The Hedgehog. A developer has corrected Sony’s oversight and managed to get a…
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Android and iOS Grand Theft Auto III Can Run Old PC Mods

Android and iOS Grand Theft Auto III Can Run Old PC Mods
There were a lot of happy gamers when it was announced that Rockstar was bringing GTA III to the iPhone and Android devices out there. The game has been around for ten years now and was…
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DIY X-Ray Machine Couldn’t Possibly Be Dangerous at All

DIY X-Ray Machine Couldn’t Possibly Be Dangerous at All
Electronics and electricity geek Grenadier aspires to someday be a radiologist. But instead of waiting to use a proper X-Ray machine at a hospital or doctor’s office, he decided to build his own at home.…
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Remote Control Shutter Release Made Out of Wii Nunchuk

Remote Control Shutter Release Made Out of Wii Nunchuk
You probably have one or two extra Wii Nunchuk controllers lying about, or better yet, some cheapo knock-off ones that your friends, family, or kids just chucked around too hard and you no longer use. This…
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Envision: If Nintendo Made a Gamecube Portable

Envision: If Nintendo Made a Gamecube Portable
It was just yesterday that we featured a cool portable Gamecube mod which we thought was pretty nifty. But I just stumbled onto another Gamecube handheld which is even cooler. And while making portable Gamecubes is…
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Solar-Powered Remote Control Lawn Mower: Lawnba

Solar-Powered Remote Control Lawn Mower: Lawnba
While it’s not as lazy user-friendly as the Roomba, the Solar-Charged Remote Control Electric Lawn Mower invented by coder/tinkerer/not The Cure frontman Robert Smith is still more convenient than using traditional lawn mowers, and is most…
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gAtari 2600: Chiptune Hero

gAtari 2600: Chiptune Hero
Back in 2008 Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne hacked a custom guitar together using parts from a Guitar Hero controller. Pretty impressive, but chiptune artist cTrix had a bolder idea – he used a whole console.…
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Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike

Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike
Have you ever wished that you had an electric bike, especially while hauling groceries home from the store? Well the Ridekick trailer promises to do everything an electric bike does, plus offer you some extra storage…
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Sly Cube Portable Gamecube: Pay Attention Nintendo

Sly Cube Portable Gamecube: Pay Attention Nintendo
The Nintendo Gamecube is probably my least favorite console ever, but this portable mod improves upon it so much that I actually want to play. With the Sly Cube, you can take your Gamecube action to…
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All GSM Phones Have Flaw that Could Lead to Call and SMS Hijacking?!

All GSM Phones Have Flaw that Could Lead to Call and SMS Hijacking?!
Walk around anywhere and you will see hoards of smartphones (and dumb phones) being used by people all around the globe. You can wager that a big chunk of the devices you are seeing are using…
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Fly Your AR.Drone with a Game Controller and Spy on Neighbors More Precisely

Fly Your AR.Drone with a Game Controller and Spy on Neighbors More Precisely
When the Parrot AR.Drone was released, it was supposed to be piloted from an iPhone or Android smartphone. However, that didn’t gel with some users since it’s not as precise as they’d like. Serious AR.Drone geeks…
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Collaspible iPhone Camera Handle: You’ll Never Cover Up That Lens Again

Collaspible iPhone Camera Handle: You’ll Never Cover Up That Lens Again
While point-and-shoot cameras are still popular, it comes as no surprise that the iPhone has taken the lead the most popular camera on Flickr. As such, if you’ve experimented, you’ve probably covered up the camera lens…
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Star Trek Mailbox: to Boldly Go Where No Junk Mail Has Gone Before

Star Trek Mailbox: to Boldly Go Where No Junk Mail Has Gone Before
This may be the coolest mailbox ever. Too bad it can’t just phaser your junk mail before it enters the shuttlecraft docking bay. Also too bad it can’t use a tractor beam to get the mail…
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Contact Lens With LED: You’ve Got Something in Your Eye, Sir.

Contact Lens With LED: You’ve Got Something in Your Eye, Sir.
It’s one thing to stick an LED in a prosthetic eye, but to place it in a contact lens and then place the lens in your still working eye? Gross. Also not as impressive. But YouTuber/tinkerer/proto-Adam…
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Playable Angry Birds Christmas Lights Has Invisible Birds

Playable Angry Birds Christmas Lights Has Invisible Birds
You’re probably sick of anything related to Angry Birds by now. I was never addicted to the game myself, but I’m still impressed by YouTuber kumbaric, who ported the wildly successful game on an unlikely platform:…
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