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Category: Hacks + Mods

Xbox 2600: Ben Heck Builds Atari-Themed Xbox 360 Laptop

Xbox 2600: Ben Heck Builds Atari-Themed Xbox 360 Laptop
Atari will be re-releasing some of their classic games on Xbox Live, and to help promote it they’ve asked modder Ben Heck to create an Atari-inspired Xbox 360 laptop. At first I thought he was going…
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PS3: It Only Does Kinect

PS3: It Only Does Kinect
The inevitable has finally happened – someone has hacked the Kinect so it can be used to control a PS3. Of all the crazy and creative Kinect hacks I’ve ever seen, this one takes the cake.…
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Guitar Shotgun: An Axe and a Gun in One

Guitar Shotgun: An Axe and a Gun in One
I always thought those flicks with Antonio Banderas where his guitar case is actually a gun were pretty cool. The police recently seized the weapon that Banderas should have had from a man in Sweden. The…
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DIVpc is One Angry Drunk Computer Casemod

DIVpc is One Angry Drunk Computer Casemod
This computer looks a little pissed – and by that I mean that he looks both angry and drunk. And whatever you do, don’t mess with his bottle of Wild Turkey or you might end up…
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Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You
This may well be the coolest Kinect hack I have seen yet, despite the fact that it serves no purpose. I can only imagine how awesome this would be as a Halloween decoration. The geeks behind…
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Geek Sticks iPad 2 to Fridge Door Using Smart Cover Magnets: Next Up, Shattered iPad 2

Geek Sticks iPad 2 to Fridge Door Using Smart Cover Magnets: Next Up, Shattered iPad 2
This is disaster waiting to happen right here. I can understand the need for people to mount their iPad in strange places. If you are in the kitchen cooking it might be nice to mount your…
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LED Lamps Made from Old Polaroid Cameras

LED Lamps Made from Old Polaroid Cameras
Geeks never cease to amaze me with the things they can think up – and then sell to other geeks. Take this dude, Dan Riordan. He has made a small business over on Etsy out of…
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RoboTouch Hack Controls iPad Via NES Controller, Adds Squeaky Button Feedback

RoboTouch Hack Controls iPad Via NES Controller, Adds Squeaky Button Feedback
YouTube user ProtoDojo wanted a more precise way of controlling his favorite iPad game Reckless Racing. Fortunately for him, he has the modding chops to actually do something about it. So he came up with RoboTouch,…
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Times Square Screen iPhone Hack: Real or Fake?

Times Square Screen iPhone Hack: Real or Fake?
Is it possible to wirelessly transmit a video signal to any screen?  That’s what YouTube user BITcrash 44 claims to have done. Supposedly he has an invented a pair of devices that are able to send…
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FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware

FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware
While most of us are off playing with our fancy new toys, it’s sometimes nice to dust off a game of Frogger, Pac-Man or Space Invaders and get your retro game on. While there are certainly…
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Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils
I am starting to think that there is no end to what a geek with some ingenuity and a Kinect can’t hack. Some geeks at MakerFaire over in the UK got bored and ran across a…
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How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]

How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]
I had a real pinball machine growing up that was gigantic and so loud it drove my parents crazy. We had to unplug the thing at night or you could hear it across the street. I…
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R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up

R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up
He may not have 8 consoles and a million controllers connected to him, but this R2-D2 makes up for it by having a current-gen system, an Xbox 360. Built by Mark Bongo, owner of Major League…
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Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?
I have never had a great memory. I tend to pack my brain with all sorts of facts, and the facts least important to my daily life are the ones that stick. I really hated middle…
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N64Boy Advance: Game Boy Grows Up

N64Boy Advance: Game Boy Grows Up
Modders really love the Nintendo 64 – the sheer number of portable mods we’ve featured here on the site tells us that much. Hailrazer is no stranger to the portable console scene, and he’s back with…
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Bluetooth Glove: From Headset to Handset

Bluetooth Glove: From Headset to Handset
Here’s an adorably childish hack from Rachel, the Lead Java Developer at Instructables. She stuffed the guts of a Bluetooth headset into a glove in such a way that she could actually talk on the phone…
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