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Category: Hacks + Mods

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights
Kinect hacks are the big new thing for geeks with time on their hands. That’s all fine and good since many of the hacks we have seen lately are actually things that are interesting. A hack…
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iPotti Lets You Know When the Throne is Vacant

iPotti Lets You Know When the Throne is Vacant
Years ago, when I had a “real job,” we had one bathroom in the entire place. The thing I always hated was if you waited too long to take a leak and had to go right…
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Super Mario Bros. With Modern Sound Effects: Aurally Brutal

Super Mario Bros. With Modern Sound Effects: Aurally Brutal
Aside from graphics, video game sound effects have gotten more complex over time as well. But does that mean that they have gotten better? What if the sound designers back then had access to the technology…
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Nokia + Burton’s Push Snowboarding Tracks Boarders’ Stats in Gory Detail

Nokia + Burton’s Push Snowboarding Tracks Boarders’ Stats in Gory Detail
The guys at Nokia and Burton have collaborated to create a custom rig which allows them to track key statistics from snowboarders as they careen down the mountainside.…
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Where We’re Going, We Need Loads…

Where We’re Going, We Need Loads…
If Doc Brown even needed to travel to another time with extra clothes and flux capacitors in tow, this is the DeLorean he would use. The DeLorean was the stuff of car lust for me before…
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NES Cartridge Flash Drive With Console USB Port is Both Ridiculous and Perfect

NES Cartridge Flash Drive With Console USB Port is Both Ridiculous and Perfect
We’ve seen NES controllers turned into flash drives and NES cartridges used as cases for external hard drives. But neither of those mods are as awesome – or as ridiculous – as what Instructables user Ed…
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Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played
Ever wanted to play Tetris using gestures, Minority Report-style? Me neither. But hacking and common sense don’t always go together; sometimes people love to do things just because they can do it. Case in point, Conan…
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Biohazard Case Mod: Resident Evil PC Should Be Standard Issue at Umbrella Corp.

Biohazard Case Mod: Resident Evil PC Should Be Standard Issue at Umbrella Corp.
Fans of the Resident Evil series will likely start drooling the minute they get a gander at this epic casemod, inspired by the popular gaming and movie franchise.…
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Piggy Bank Gets a Modern Twist

Piggy Bank Gets a Modern Twist
This concept piggy bank is more like a combination of an ATM and a Tamagotchi. In order to keep it happy, you have to feed it your credit card. No money, and it gets sad. Designed…
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iPhone 4 Broadens Its Color Palette

iPhone 4 Broadens Its Color Palette
Sure, you can easily get an iPhone 4 in black – and if Apple ever gets their act together – white, too. I’ve even seen a slick transparent iPhone 4 hack. But this is the first…
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everyAir: Play PS3 Games on Your iPad or iPhone!

everyAir: Play PS3 Games on Your iPad or iPhone!
You’re not seeing things. This is actually a photo of God of War 3 being played on an iPhone. The guys at pandaelf software have managed to put together a fairly complex implementation of their everyAir…
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Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4
We’ve heard floppy drive music hacks before, but never on this grand of a scale. By wiring a few floppy drives to a  microcontroller, YouTuber FunToTheHead cranked out this beautifully musical floppy drive hack.…
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Streetview Zombie Apocalypse: Run From the Undead in Your Hood

Streetview Zombie Apocalypse: Run From the Undead in Your Hood
Google Street View is a cool thing to use to check out your own neighborhood or to go on virtual tours of places you might want to visit at some point. But other than checking out…
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Sneaker Speakers Play Music, Not Tennis

Sneaker Speakers Play Music, Not Tennis
I’ve seen some wacky speakers over the years – even a pair that looked like high heels. We even had a Nintendo NES crammed into a shoe. But I can officially tell you that this is…
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Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting gameplay and visual hacks, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used in the process of generating physical objects.…
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Handheld PS2: Not Really Portable, But Still Awesome

Handheld PS2: Not Really Portable, But Still Awesome
Portable console specialist Techknott has used his magical shrink ray on the best-selling console of all time. The result is still quite chunky, but you try holding a TV and the console in your hands.…
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