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Category: Hacks + Mods

Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography

Electric Typewriter Modded to Make ASCII Art Portraits: Chartography
Last month we saw artist Dmitry Morozov’s 8-bit instant camera. His latest work is an even more primitive camera. Dmitry calls it the i/o, an electric typewriter that makes portraits using ASCII characters. The i/o is…
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Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch

Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch
We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine…
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Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy

Onion Omega Single Board Computer Will Have Vets and Newbies Crying Tears of Joy
Between the Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other development boards, it seems like makers already have more than enough small computers to choose from. But Onion Corporation believes its upcoming Omega will be welcomed with open arms…
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Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Christian Poulsen liked the BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens so much that he decided to make his own. He actually made the droid you see here in less than a day, which is…
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DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop

DIY Portable Electronics Experiment Station: Lapshop
Like many makers, Instructables member Gizmologist was running out of room on her workbench because of all her projects. So she decided to make a compact and self-contained toolkit to test electronics. She ended up packing…
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Beeping Easter Eggs for Blind Children: The Rachel Project

Beeping Easter Eggs for Blind Children: The Rachel Project
In 2005, bomb technician David Hyche was looking for a way for his blind but fiercely independent 2-year-old daughter Rachel to participate in their church’s Easter Egg hunt. David read about the Blind Children’s Center’s beeping…
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Custom Pikachu & Sonic Crossover Amiibo: Gotta Go Catch ‘Em Both

Custom Pikachu & Sonic Crossover Amiibo: Gotta Go Catch ‘Em Both
Amiibo are frustratingly rare as it is, but many collectors and artists have taken to customizing Nintendo’s collectibles to make them even more distinctive. Joining this growing market is one of our favorite action modders John…
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Play Pac-Man in Minecraft: Emulatorcraft

Play Pac-Man in Minecraft: Emulatorcraft
Back in 2011, a stop-motion animation of Pac-Man made in Minecraft blew my mind. And now we have a fully functioning replica of the classic arcade game, perfectly remade within the blocky sandbox game. Now I…
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Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs

Students Build World’s Lightest and Least Expensive Electric Wheelchairs
Three-year-old Tanner Jensen and his 20-month-old brother Skyler were both born with a rare genetic condition that you have probably never heard of. It is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy and it means they can’t walk or…
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Star Trek Enterprise Access Point Casemod Goes Where No WAN Has Gone Before

Star Trek Enterprise Access Point Casemod Goes Where No WAN Has Gone Before
Christoph Kauch and Rol Schwarz found a way to hide their UniFi access point in plain sight. They mounted the device inside Revell’s scale model of the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek TV series. …
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DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0

DIY Raspberry Pi Cellphone: Brickphone 2.0
We’ve seen a laptop and a tablet that are both powered by the Raspberry Pi. Tyler Spadgenske completes the gadget trinity with the Tyfone, a 2G cellphone based on the versatile computer. The Tyfone has a…
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Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star

Fixed YouTube Flaw Let Coder Delete Any YouTube Video: Exploit Nearly Killed the Video Star
Software developer Kamil Hismatullin does software security as a hobby. Recently the search giant invited him to be part of its new Vulnerability Research Grants program, and boy is Google glad it did that. Because Kamil…
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UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms

UberBlox Modular System Lets You Make 3D Printers, Robots and More: Makerstorms
UberBlox Systems has designed the industrial equivalent of LEGO Mindstorms. Uberblox lets you make machines such as 3D printers, CNC mills and robots using modular parts and controllers that are based on Arduino or Raspberry Pi.…
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Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet is Literally Steampunk

Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet is Literally Steampunk
ThinkGeek has what may be the greatest way to access your favorite games on Steam. It’s called the Steam-Powered Gaming Cabinet and it is literally powered by steam. Archer would have a field day with this…
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Game Boy and Camera Turned into 8-bit Print Gun

Game Boy and Camera Turned into 8-bit Print Gun
Nintendo has released some odd and obscure accessories in the past – like the Game Boy Camera and Game Boy Printer, two accessories for Nintendo’s original 8-bit handheld. Now a Russian artist has hacked together a…
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Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the…
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