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Category: Hacks + Mods

DIY Silent Computer Doesn’t Make a Peep

DIY Silent Computer Doesn’t Make a Peep
I’ve gotten used to my computer rig making lots of noise, when it’s totally quiet, it usually indicates some sort of a hardware failure. Some computers run 24/7 and generate a lot of heat because getting…

3D Printed Records: The Turntable is Dead; Long Live the Turntable!

3D Printed Records: The Turntable is Dead; Long Live the Turntable!
A few months ago we saw how a smart guy figured out how to make small 3D printed records that could be played on a toy turntable. Instructables employee Amanda Ghassaei has trumped that hack: she…
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Solar Panel Snowboard: Shred & Charge

Solar Panel Snowboard: Shred & Charge
Signal Snowboards has invented one of the most fun ways to charge a gadget: juicing up while snowboarding. The company made a one-of-a-kind snowboard that’s topped with solar panels (and most likely a battery), letting it…

Ben Heck’s Naughty or Nice Meter Helps Keep Kids in Line. If They Still Believe in Santa.

Ben Heck’s Naughty or Nice Meter Helps Keep Kids in Line. If They Still Believe in Santa.
Master modder Ben Heck recently finished a Holiday hack that could help the young ones stay behaved. I say could because as we all know how utterly wild these creatures known as “children” can be. But…

DIY Google Project Glass: I Am Locutus of Nerd!

DIY Google Project Glass: I Am Locutus of Nerd!
Even though people haven’t been that hyped up about Google’s Project Glass of late, some technophiles still couldn’t wait and decided to hack together their own augmented reality eyewear. This particular design makes you look like…

Christmas Tree with Individually-Controlled LEDs: OCD Lightsystem

Christmas Tree with Individually-Controlled LEDs: OCD Lightsystem
We see geeky Christmas trees every year – in fact I became a fan of Technabob because of a Christmas tree post! – and 2012 is no different. But this Christmas tree’s nerd side isn’t obvious.…

Adjustable Height Computer Desk Casemod Deserves a Standing Ovation

Adjustable Height Computer Desk Casemod Deserves a Standing Ovation
We’ve seen a couple of desks that double as computer cases, but this one takes things to the next level. Unsurprisingly, its proud and very skilled creator also calls it The Next Level.…

Coin Bank Contextualizes Savings into Goals: From Currency to Reality

Coin Bank Contextualizes Savings into Goals: From Currency to Reality
There are gifted people among us. They can control the very forces of their desire and have the uncanny ability to save their money. They are called: responsible people. I’m not one of them though. I…

Sandstone PC Casemod is Positively Prehistoric

Sandstone PC Casemod is Positively Prehistoric
We’ve featured some unusual casemods around here over the years, but the well seemed to have been drying up until recently. With computers becoming more compact, and more all-in-one devices, there’s not as much of a…

Cat Car Laser Pointer Harness: Remote Uncontrollable

Cat Car Laser Pointer Harness: Remote Uncontrollable
Don’t worry animal lovers. The Cat Car is nowhere near as creepy as the taxidermy cat quadcopter. Invented by Sam Brenner, the Cat Car is a harness that trades the proverbial carrot on a stick with…

Hard Drive Clock Spins the Time onto Your Wall

Hard Drive Clock Spins the Time onto Your Wall
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a clock made from a spinning hard drive, but this is the first time that I’ve seen one you can actually purchase for yourself.…

BeetBox Drum Machine: Beets That Make Beats

BeetBox Drum Machine: Beets That Make Beats
Self-described maker of things Scott Garner made a drum machine out of beets and a Raspberry Pi. It works like most drum machines and synthesizers, except instead of buttons or pads, the user touches the root…

MakeBlock Construction Platform: Aluminum LEGO

MakeBlock Construction Platform: Aluminum LEGO
What if your tools and toys had interchangeable parts? What if you could build robots and electronics without knowing how to program? That’s the concept behind MakeBlock, a construction platform that its inventor Jasen Wang describes…

DIY Speakers Kit: It’s the Tinkering that Counts

DIY Speakers Kit: It’s the Tinkering that Counts
Some gifts need to be assembled before the recipient can fully appreciate them. But if you’re looking for a gift for someone who actually loves to put things together, check out the DIY Speakers Kit.…

Mark Your Territory: Be the Mayor of Pee-Town

Mark Your Territory: Be the Mayor of Pee-Town
I’ve never been a huge fan of check-in apps like Foursquare because I never really saw the need to inform everyone in my social network about my whereabouts. That’s just not me. But if you enjoy…

9-Volt Christmas Tree Makes Decorating Easy

9-Volt Christmas Tree Makes Decorating Easy
Christmas is fun, but it is also can be a lot of work. First you have to get that tree out of storage, then you have to put lights on it. Then ornaments. Man, I’m getting…
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