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Category: Hacks + Mods

Twitter Monkey: #Plush #Arduino #Monkey

Twitter Monkey: #Plush #Arduino #Monkey
Maker Pete Prodoehl recently came up with the Twitter Monkey. What does it do? It tweets, of course, right? Actually, that’s not how it works. Instead, Twitter Monkey alerts you in an annoying way when it…
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Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture
Let the Kinect hacking begin! Less than a month after the motion-detection camera hit shelves, hackers are starting to figure out all sorts of cool stuff you can do with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wonder-gadget.…
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The USB Floppy Disk

The USB Floppy Disk
A while back, I told you guys about some CD-R disks that look like old 3.5″ floppies. In the story, I said that I’d much rather have a 3.5″ floppy USB drive, and Technabob reader Charles…
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Walltop PC

Walltop PC
While most PC enthusiasts make their rig stand out by coming up with unique casemods, Redditor bigblades decided to just let it all hang out: I guess in computer porn terms, this would be classified as…
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Beer Keg PC Casemod: Drink Up and Overclock!

Beer Keg PC Casemod: Drink Up and Overclock!
The guys over at Legit Reviews were walking the aisles at the PDXLAN 16.5 gaming conference in Portland this week, when they spotted this awesome PC casemod. Yeppers, you’re looking at the official beer keg PC.…
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Kinect Hacked to Work on Mac Os X

Kinect Hacked to Work on Mac Os X
Never underestimate the desire of a geek to do something geeky and brag about it even if there is no real point to what they are doing. There were reports flowing all over recently that the…
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Recyclable Laptop Disassembles Easily: Environment- and User-Friendly

Recyclable Laptop Disassembles Easily: Environment- and User-Friendly
Laptops sacrifice a lot for their portability – they’re nowhere near as upgradable as most desktop computers, and they’re not that easy to tinker with as well. But a group of students from Stanford University and…
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Zte Peel, Aka the Best Reason to Buy an iPod Touch, Now Available via Sprint

Zte Peel, Aka the Best Reason to Buy an iPod Touch, Now Available via Sprint
We featured this add-on way back in July, and now it’s finally reached American shores, thanks to Sprint. Now under the ZTE brand, the Peel will be available through Sprint via a $30 (USD) a month,…
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Geek Builds His Own Nautilus Speakers From Scratch

Geek Builds His Own Nautilus Speakers From Scratch
Speakers for the home theater can get frighteningly expensive. The first time I saw speakers that sold for tens of thousands of dollars I figured there couldn’t be that much work put into the things. One…
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Paypal Vending Machine: the Faster, Safer Way to Buy a Gumball

Paypal Vending Machine: the Faster, Safer Way to Buy a Gumball
In the future, a trip to the vending machine will no longer require bills and coins. You’ll need a mobile phone and a PayPal account though. Make Magazine spotted this concept device made by Ray Tanaka…
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Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying
Created for the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, the modder created yet another ingenious design, a laptop with a screen optimized for flying in a in the cramped cabin of a commercial airplane. If…
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Corvette Zr1 Pc Casemod Can Actually Drive

Corvette Zr1 Pc Casemod Can Actually Drive
By starting with a 1/6th scale remote-controlled Chevy Corvette ZR1 as the basis for his casemod project, modder Bill Owen managed to create a complete desktop PC on wheels. Under the hood of his “Project blur”…
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Applepeel 520 for iPad on the Way, to Make Ridiculously Oversize Cell Phone

Applepeel 520 for iPad on the Way, to Make Ridiculously Oversize Cell Phone
We talked a bit about the ApplePeel 520 for the iPod Touch back in July. This case turns the Touch into a mobile phone sort of like the iPhone. The device is made by a company…
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Kiwidee Turns Old Imacs Into Wacky All-in-One Devices

Kiwidee Turns Old Imacs Into Wacky All-in-One Devices
Klaus Diebel has always been a modder. He started out modding bicycles, then surfboards, then furniture, and now coffee-making computers. We featured his 3-in-1 iMac mod last year, and since then ol’ Klaus has diversified, happily…
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Table Connect for iPhone Really Changes Everything

Table Connect for iPhone Really Changes Everything
The supersized Table Connect is currently being made by three Austrian developers, and it is a sight to behold. It’s a 58″ touchscreen table that connects to an iPhone 4/3GS, enabling one-to-one control of the phone…
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Game Racing Ottoman

Game Racing Ottoman
I don’t know what possessed an Australian modder to come up with this hack, but I have to say that I’m surprised that it hasn’t popped up before. Lyshco is a member of the Overclockers in…
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