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Category: Hacks + Mods

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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Connect Four Robot: Pretty Sneaky, Bot

Connect Four Robot: Pretty Sneaky, Bot
Patrick McCabe has what might be the world’s only single-player Connect Four set, thanks to a robot that he made for his Microcomputer Project Laboratory course at MIT. The robot is slow and noisy, but it…
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Skatehack Ramps Add Sound Effects While You Skate: Disco Flip

Skatehack Ramps Add Sound Effects While You Skate: Disco Flip
The sound effect that triggers when you pull off a special trick in Tony Hawk Pro Skater is burned into my brain. That and Suicide Machines’ New Girl. If you’d love to augment your real world…
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SNES & Super Famicom-themed Backlit GBAs: Super Family Entertainment

SNES & Super Famicom-themed Backlit GBAs: Super Family Entertainment
Retro console mod shop Rose Colored Gaming is going to release two special Game Boy Advance variants this month. The shop’s Super Family Entertainment series features the original Game Boy Advance with an SNES and a…
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PlayStation 3 Controller in Original PS1 Gray: Looks Just Like Grandpa

PlayStation 3 Controller in Original PS1 Gray: Looks Just Like Grandpa
The original PlayStation and its controllers were released before Sony fell in love with white and black hardware. I don’t know why it came in what I like to call obsolete gray, but it did, and…
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