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Category: Hacks + Mods

Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U

Dreamcast Controller with Built-in Display: Vii U
One of the Dreamcast’s most unique features was its Visual Memory Unit (VMU). The VMU plugged into the Dreamcast controller to serve as a memory card, but it also had a tiny monochrome display that was…
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Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution

Flip-dot Display Wall: 0.5K Resolution
Video chat app maker ooVoo wanted to stand out at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), so they built a gigantic array flip-dot panels and got them working as one display. Hack A Day interviewed ooVoo…
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Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique

Antique Radio Podcast Player: Podtique
Video killed the radio star, but podcasts revived him. Roderick Mann combined his love for podcasts with the beauty and tactility of old radios in Podtique. Podtique has the body of a 1936 Goldentone radio, but…
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RegionThree Hack Bypasses Region Locking on Nintendo 3DS: Exploits, Please

RegionThree Hack Bypasses Region Locking on Nintendo 3DS: Exploits, Please
Jordan “Smealum” Rabet, the programmer behind the Ninjhax Nintendo 3DS Homebrew channel, has released another major contribution for gamers looking to maximize the handheld system. His RegionThree loader lets you play 3DS games from any region.…
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NeoPixel Flexible RGB LED Matrix: Curves & Colors

NeoPixel Flexible RGB LED Matrix: Curves & Colors
Flexible RGB LED strips usually only have a single row of LEDs. But Adafruit’s new Flexible NeoPixel RGB LED Matrix has 256 LEDs arranged in an 8×32 matrix. It has a thick and flexible PCB backing,…
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Robot Chicken Animator Uses a Hacked Nintendo Power Glove to Help Animate

Robot Chicken Animator Uses a Hacked Nintendo Power Glove to Help Animate
This video is called Playing with Power by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ava Benjamin. It’s about Dillon Markey, a stop-motion animator for the Adult Swim stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. It focuses on an unusual aspect of…
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Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod: The PlayBox

Xbox One & PS4 Combo Laptop Case Mod: The PlayBox
Eddie Zarick is officially the king of laptop case mods. After combining the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in one laptop conversion, Ed has managed to cram both the PS4 and the Xbox One in one…
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Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod

Portable VCR Turned into Raspberry Pi Media Center: Very Cool Retro Case Mod
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to…
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DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling
Here’s a fun project from Al Linke, the creator of the PIXEL. He used the board that he made for his pixel art LED frame to turn an LED matrix into a comically huge and interactive…
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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 NES: Who Ya Gonna Play?

Ghostbusters Ecto-1 NES: Who Ya Gonna Play?
At first glance, this looks like an ordinary Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, but look again and you will see that it has a fully-functioning NES game system inside. Oh yes. Busting does make me feel good. Busting…
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Retro Console Emulator in a Game Boy Advance SP Case: Pi SP

Retro Console Emulator in a Game Boy Advance SP Case: Pi SP
We’ve seen retro console emulators based on the Raspberry Pi crammed inside a Game Boy and a Game Boy Pocket’s body. Bacman forum member Frostedfires wanted to use the Game Boy Advance SP’s case, but the…
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Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”
There are lots of Bluetooth wearables on the market today that are designed to interface with your smartphone. Most of them are bracelets or watches these days. One geek has created his own wearable device using…
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3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included

3D Printed Mario Kart Shell R/C Cars: Death Stare Not Included
Back in 2011, we featured Michael Curry’s Mario Kart-inspired remote-controlled cars. He has since uploaded the improved 3D files along with the instructions and the parts list for the cars on Thingiverse. Maker Kart, here we…
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PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad

PiTablet Raspberry Pi Tablet: PiPad
We’ve already seen a netbook based on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s a DIY kit for a Raspberry Pi tablet. The PiTablet consists of Psy Labs’ PiTouch 10″ touchscreen, an acrylic case, a USB power pack, a…
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DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins

DIY Hobbit Sting Sword Glows Near Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Whitehat Baggins
The magical dagger Sting protected Bilbo from evil creatures and glowed blue when there were orcs nearby. But WarSting, Spark IO’s modern take on Sting, provides a more timely warning. It will glow when there are…
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Geek Lets Others Control his Christmas Tree Lights via Minecraft

Geek Lets Others Control his Christmas Tree Lights via Minecraft
We saw a handful of cool and geeky Christmas trees and lights this year. Even though Christmas has now passed, we did miss one cool tree that is worth a mention though. Ryan Carter wired his…
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