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Category: Hacks + Mods

Atari 2600 “Stella” Portable is the Nicest Atari 2600 Portable Mod Yet

Atari 2600 “Stella” Portable is the Nicest Atari 2600 Portable Mod Yet
I’ve certainly seen my share of Atari 2600 mods over the years, but I’ve still always longed for a really nice portable version that actually plays the original cartridges. So when I stumbled onto this handheld,…
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Game Boy + Oscilloscope = NintendOscope

Game Boy + Oscilloscope = NintendOscope
Even though it was obviously not it’s primary function, the oscilloscope is considered to be one of the first video game systems. Flashing LEDs pays tribute to that appropriately geeky root of gaming with this clever…
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A Pair of Xbox 360 Joysticks, Literally.

A Pair of Xbox 360 Joysticks, Literally.
Joystick maker Morris Umali recently set out to make some Xbox 360 arcade controllers, and what he ended up with was a pair of Xbox 360 arcade controllers……
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Bust With Hidden Light Switch: Holy DIY Batman!

Bust With Hidden Light Switch: Holy DIY Batman!
I’m sure there are ready-to-use replicas of Batman’s Shakespeare bust (the one with the hidden switch) that you can buy somewhere – in fact we featured one a few years ago. But if you’ve got the…
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Wise Clock 3: DIY Pong Clock for Under $100

Wise Clock 3: DIY Pong Clock for Under $100
While initially I thought that this was a Pong clock, it’s actually much cooler: it’s a DIY Pong clock. It combines many of my obsessions, including DIY, retro video games, and digital clocks.…
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GameCube Desktop Organizers Would Only Be Better If They Still Played Super Smash Brothers Melee

GameCube Desktop Organizers Would Only Be Better If They Still Played Super Smash Brothers Melee
If you’re like me, your old Nintendo GameCube is either gathering dust in a closet somewhere, or you’ve eBayed it by now. But there is one other thing you could do with your GameCube – turn…
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Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game
If you ever saw that Hole in the Wall game show, you know how ridiculous the concept of people standing around waiting to not get hit by a moving wall can be. Now, thanks to a…
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Cheap RC Car Modded With Arduino and PC for Telepresence and More

Cheap RC Car Modded With Arduino and PC for Telepresence and More
I really like cool RC gear, but the problem for me is that most of the RC cars have a very limited range. You get the things too far from you and they just won’t respond.…
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Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Microsoft Kinect

Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Microsoft Kinect
We can all agree that vacuuming sucks. It’s no fun to push that thing around the house sucking up all the debris and dirt that you and your family schleps inside. I have always thought that…
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iPhone Photojojo Telephoto Lens Lets You Zoom Way In On the Action

iPhone Photojojo Telephoto Lens Lets You Zoom Way In On the Action
While the last iPhone telephoto lens that we featured didn’t look too portable, this one sure does. Also, it’s not that expensive. At $35 (USD), you can definitely check it out without feeling too much pain…
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The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack

The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack
I get the fact that some people need telepresence, but ultimately even the cheapest options can cost you thousands. That’s why I really like this telepresence robot hack from Johnny Chung Lee. The best news is…
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Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android
Hackers and modders often look at things like a mountain climber. You don’t really need a reason to hack (or climb) something; you just do it because it’s there. Such is the case with this hack…
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Plant Whisperer Emits Creepy Robotic Reminders to Water Your Plant

Plant Whisperer Emits Creepy Robotic Reminders to Water Your Plant
Instructables member jeff-o has a problem – he “tends to kill plants”. But it’s not like he gets the urge to tear them apart or trample them, he just forgets to water them. So he’s giving…
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M16 Golf Ball Launcher Will Definitely Improve Your Drive

M16 Golf Ball Launcher Will Definitely Improve Your Drive
Sometimes there are gadgets that turn up that we look at and collectively and wonder WTF the designer was thinking. This is one such gadget – a golf ball launcher for your rifle. The accessory is…
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Starbucks App Easily Hacked with Phone Cam?

Starbucks App Easily Hacked with Phone Cam?
If you are a user of the Starbucks app that lets you pay for your coffee using a barcode on your smartphone screen, you need to be aware of a very easy to take advantage of…
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Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses: How Sad is It That We Have to Do This?

Turn 3D Glasses Into 2D Glasses: How Sad is It That We Have to Do This?
I don’t know about you guys but I’m no fan of 3D movies. At best they’re distracting, and at worst they give me headaches. Fortunately, the folks at Tested have figured out a pretty simple way…
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