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Category: Hacks + Mods

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES: Turtles in Time

Custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversary NES: Turtles in Time
Last year we checked out a radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed NES by console modding duo Platinumfungi and Custom NES Guy. The duo’s latest work is another NES casemod based on the heroes in a half…
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Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings
Earlier this year, we looked at a mission control desk that Jeff Highsmith made for his older son. But what’s a mission control center without a spaceship to manage? So a few months later, Jeff set…
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LEGO Microscope Mk. II is Functional: 10x Cooler

LEGO Microscope Mk. II is Functional: 10x Cooler
Last year we featured Carl Merriam’s LEGO Microscope. It turns out he actually made an improved version shortly after making that one. His LEGO Microscope Mk. II provides up to 10x magnification and even has an…
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USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro

USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro
You can already get battery-powered soldering irons, as well as ones that are powered via USB. But for some reason there doesn’t seem to be a soldering iron with a built-in battery that’s also rechargeable via…
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Water to Wine Illusion Box: the Miracle of Air Pressure

Water to Wine Illusion Box: the Miracle of Air Pressure
Earlier this month we featured a concept for a device that turns water and other ingredients into wine. Jason Poel Smith’s hack on the other hand is more for laughs, and is easy to make on…
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TorrenTV Streams Video Torrents to Apple TV & Roku: Netfreex

TorrenTV Streams Video Torrents to Apple TV & Roku: Netfreex
If you’re an avid movie watcher, you might have heard of Popcorn Time. Released earlier this year, the infamous software allowed you to watch movie or TV shows on your computer via peer-to-peer technology. Aside from…
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DIY Conductive Paint: Good Idea on Paper

DIY Conductive Paint: Good Idea on Paper
Conductive paint or conductive ink is lets you draw conductive traces, great for simple projects, mockups or even minor electronic repairs. You can easily order these materials from different manufacturers – such as Bare Conductive –…
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tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie

tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie
Last year we checked out oneTesla’s DIY Tesla coil kit for electronics experts. The students-turned-entrepreneurs are now back with tinyTesla, a smaller DIY kit aimed at middle and high school students. Aside from teaching children basic…
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Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy

Raspberry Pi Console Emulator in a Game Boy Case: Super Pi Boy
Last month we saw a Game Boy Pocket’s case and buttons used to make a portable console emulator based on the Raspberry Pi. Then we saw a similar system packed in a 3D printed case. Recently…
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Counter-Strike Sniper Rifle Paintball Gun

Counter-Strike Sniper Rifle Paintball Gun
I’ve only played paintball once before, from what I can tell the idea is to rent noobs the crappiest guns possible while the pros and course owners aim at their painful pellets with fully automatic guns…
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Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work

Pinball Machine Desk: Insert Coin to Work
I love old pinball machines. I love to play them and I wouldn’t mind having one for a desk. That’s what Tim Sway, an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut, has done here. He has turned an old…
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Metal Gear Rex Action Figure has a Working Gun: Metal Gear Rekt

Metal Gear Rex Action Figure has a Working Gun: Metal Gear Rekt
Metal Gear Rex action figures are nothing new; we even featured one that was made out of LEGO. But a toy modder going by the moniker NG-78 made one of the most unique and dangerous versions…
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RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up

RickMote Controller Hacks Chromecasts, Can Never Give It Up
In case you’re not familiar with Google’s Chromecast, it’s a small device that plugs into any display with an HDMI and a USB port to let you stream videos, apps and more from your laptop or …
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Smartbrick Lets You Control LEGO Power Functions Via Bluetooth: Farther Functions

Smartbrick Lets You Control LEGO Power Functions Via Bluetooth: Farther Functions
A small company called Vengit is working on a wireless receiver for LEGO Power Functions that should be a vast improvement over LEGO’s official infrared receiver. The Smartbrick or SBrick uses Bluetooth to connect to Power…
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Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser

Vintage Internet Radio Made with Raspberry Pi: Poser
Sorry hipsters, but this radio is only authentic on the outside. Imgur member mxmln23 found two units of an old radio model on eBay and used them to make an Internet-connected music player. Mxmln23 was able…
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Game Boy Advance with 8″ Screen: BigBoy Advance

Game Boy Advance with 8″ Screen: BigBoy Advance
A lot of video game console modders focus on creating portable or at least more compact versions of a system. But for his recent project, Bacman site owner Bacteria created a Game Boy Advance with an…
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