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Category: Hacks + Mods

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen

Linespace Display System for the Blind: A Different Touchscreen
Researchers at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut have come up with a way for visually impaired people to interact with images, similarly to how we use touchscreen devices. Their Linespace computer display uses 3D printing components to draw raised…

Colin Furze Adds a Pulse Jet to His Motorized Drift Trike

Colin Furze Adds a Pulse Jet to His Motorized Drift Trike
Back in December, inventor Colin Furze built a motorized drift trike that was able to go about 50 MPH. So how do you follow up a cool build like that? You add a pulse jet of…
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Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam

Jolly Roger Telephone Co. Anti-telemarketer Robot: Fight Spam with Spam
We’re all fed up with telemarketers and robocallers. For Roger Anderson, the last straw was when his young son was harassed by a telemarketer. This motivated him to create the Jolly Roger Telephone Company, software that…

Remote-controlled Mini Strandbeest: Thighmiya

Remote-controlled Mini Strandbeest: Thighmiya
Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures are meant to be powered by wind – and occasionally a hamster – but YouTuber Maxime G found a way to tame a Mini Strandbeest. Maxime G used a couple of Arduino…

Halo 5 Podracing: The Phantom Guardians

Halo 5 Podracing: The Phantom Guardians
Ever wanted to do some podracing in Halo? That’s a weird combination, but hey, we are here to fulfill your wishes. Modder CaptainDireWolf was able to make a cool Forge Map in Halo 5 based on…

LEGO Mechatronic Wings: Mindstorms Give You Wings

LEGO Mechatronic Wings: Mindstorms Give You Wings
In 2014, fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht made a robotic spider dress that can brandish its spiky appendages when something comes too close to the wearer. Anouk’s new wearable wings have a similar feature. Since they’re made…

Snowball Machine Gun: Cold War

Snowball Machine Gun: Cold War
The latest innovation in snowball fights comes from scientist and hacker Mark Rober, who, has taken the sport to the next level with his snowball machine gun. Basically what he has done is instilled fear into…

Crawling DVD Drive Robot: RIP

Crawling DVD Drive Robot: RIP
The Shitty Robots subreddit is filled with hilarious reminders that robots have a long way to go before they rule our fleshy butts (and could be one of the reasons why they will overthrow us). This…

’70s Intercom Raspberry Pi Multi-room Audio Mod: Home Reautomation

’70s Intercom Raspberry Pi Multi-room Audio Mod: Home Reautomation
Imgur member cpostier’s house has a Nutone 2090, a 1960s to 1970s home intercom system that doubles as a multi-room AM/FM radio. Cpostier wasn’t interested in its primary function, but he wanted to update the system’s…

Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat

Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat
Showerheads such as the Nebia save water by dispersing it over a wide area. The Showerloop on the other hand captures used water, cleans it and feeds it back to the showerhead. Inventors Jason Selvaran and…

Build a Life-size, Functional BB-8 for Just $120

Build a Life-size, Functional BB-8 for Just $120
What if I told you that you could have a fully functional BB-8 droid for just $120(USD)? 17-year-old Angelo Casimiro wanted a BB-8 droid, but the diminutive $140 Sphero version just wasn’t enough. So he invested…

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera
Back in 2009, we talked about a dude named Rob Spence who had put a red LED into his false eye. Spence lost his eye in an accident when he was a child. Spence is back…

Wrench Motorcycle Helmets: Tool Rack

Wrench Motorcycle Helmets: Tool Rack
Wrenches can be found in every toolbox and every garage everywhere. If you don’t have one, you are doing it wrong. They are a must have tool. Now some old open-end wrenches have been repurposed, and…

Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off

Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off
Like most modern controllers, Valve’s Steam Controller has actuators that generate haptic feedback. But YouTuber pilatomic discovered that you can make its motors sing. In his Steam Community post, pilatomic says he found out how to…

DIY Exoskeleton Lifts the Rear of a Mini Cooper

DIY Exoskeleton Lifts the Rear of a Mini Cooper
I’m looking forward to the day when exoskeletons will give me super powers. I want to be able to jump up on the roof without needing a ladder, and carry hundreds of pounds without getting a…

DIY Frisbee Launcher: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lawn

DIY Frisbee Launcher: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Lawn
Last year, we saw an angle-grinder chucking compact discs at high speed. La Fabrique DIY came up with a similar but less life-threatening contraption by repurposing a drill to launch frisbees. The crude but effective launcher…
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