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Category: Hacks + Mods

Kinect Hacked to Teach Sign Language: Sign Sign Revolution Anyone?

Kinect Hacked to Teach Sign Language: Sign Sign Revolution Anyone?
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 add-on has been a hit not just with gamers but with modders and hackers as well. While only a few of its launch games are truly unique and imaginative – Dance Central and…
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MikuMikuDance: Kinect Does Dance Mo-Cap

MikuMikuDance: Kinect Does Dance Mo-Cap
Well, it was only a matter of time before we’d start to see some serious motion-capture done using Microsoft’s Kinect. This incredible choreography demo by Higuchuu shows off the precision with which individual dance moves can…
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NES Console Joystick Mod Doesn’t Play Super Mario Bros.

NES Console Joystick Mod Doesn’t Play Super Mario Bros.
Here’s a great idea if you have an old NES lying around. Why not turn it into a joystick for your other consoles?…
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TRON Laptop Bag Requires Flynn-Level Skills

TRON Laptop Bag Requires Flynn-Level Skills
Or maybe not, but if you’re not confident with soldering and handling electroluminescent (EL) wire, I think you should follow my guide instead: Step 1, get some reflective tape. Step 2, put some on your bag.…
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Flavor Flav Lends His “Yeah Boyee” to Navtones

Flavor Flav Lends His “Yeah Boyee” to Navtones
For a longtime, the only option you had for your GPS was one robotic voice or another. Later we could choose voices with different accents and choose male or female voices on many GPS devices. Today…
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DIY 3D Printer: Straight Out of Science Fiction Into Your Basement

DIY 3D Printer: Straight Out of Science Fiction Into Your Basement
Amazingly, this beautiful 3D printer was built by some guy named Jim in New York. Just like normal printers, 3D printers allow you to print stuff but in 3D. No glasses required! Although this seems straight…
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DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?
Let’s be honest, I’ve never had the patience to knit. My mom showed me how, and I did it for about 2 minutes before I went back to playing with my LEGOs. Then again, Correx37 made…
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Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar
How often do you play your old NES? I bet you’d play it more if it were a guitar. That’s right, someone out there got the brilliant idea to take an old NES and convert it…
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Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have figured out out how to get the Xbox 360 Kinect to not just sense larger body movements, but to actually detect individual fingertips in mid-air.…
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Woz Bought White iPhone 4 Parts From Chinese Kid Apple Shut Down

Woz Bought White iPhone 4 Parts From Chinese Kid Apple Shut Down
Remember that Chinese teen that use a “connection” at Foxconn to get his hands on white iPhone 4 parts? This is the same kid that Apple shut down later for selling the parts. Well, good ol’…
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The Ultimate NES Controller Coffee Table

The Ultimate NES Controller Coffee Table
Way back in 2008, I featured a coffee table that looked a heck of a lot like a giant Nintendo NES controller. The thing was used for storage and actually worked as a controller for an…
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Microsoft Kinect + R/C Flying Bot = Autonomous Flying Machine

Microsoft Kinect + R/C Flying Bot = Autonomous Flying Machine
Microsoft’s Kinect proves that some gaming peripherals aren’t just for gaming. Since the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect, people have been hacking it to do all sorts of  interesting things. However, I have to say that attaching…
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Littlebigplanet 2: Sackenstein 3d

Littlebigplanet 2: Sackenstein 3d
We’ve already seen how incredibly powerful the world-building engine is in the upcoming Little Big Planet 2 for the PS3. But did you know you could run a FPS inside of it? Nope, neither did we.…
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Meter Clock Goes for Timeless Look

Meter Clock Goes for Timeless Look
Geeky projects are often over-complicated and messy, especially electronic ones, but Digital-DIY member AndyO managed to make an elegant but still quite geeky clock, taking inspiration from analog VU meters.…
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IPhone 4 History Edition has T-Rex Tooth Particles. No Seriously.

IPhone 4 History Edition has T-Rex Tooth Particles. No Seriously.
The Hughes (Hugheses?) have done it again. Famous for turning gadgets into jewelery-laden objects of pure sin, their latest creation is even more exotic and will surely have millionaires queue up for an order. Designed by…
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Fireplace Computer Casemod Runs a Little Hot

Fireplace Computer Casemod Runs a Little Hot
What better way to keep warm this winter but by the crackling warm glow of an LCD screen with a PC behind it.…
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