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Category: Hacks + Mods

Telephone Art Installation Has Snarky Robot Operator, No Supervisor

Telephone Art Installation Has Snarky Robot Operator, No Supervisor
Charles Seeholzer recently shared a funny art installation that he made back in 2012. [Insert Customer Feedback Here] is a modified telephone that rings periodically. When you pick up, an automated voice prompt will guide you…
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Quadcopter Made Using 3D Printing Pen: Drawne

Quadcopter Made Using 3D Printing Pen: Drawne
Talk about letting your imagination fly. Illlustrating the capabilities of 3D printing pens, Matt Quest used a 3D AirPen to doodle a tiny quadcopter frame and combined it with parts from an RC Eye One micro…
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Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally
Check out this video of Colin Furze (the maniac who gave us those cool Wolverine claws) walking on the ceiling using his newly-completed, homemade Magneto boots. I question his sanity after seeing him laughing hysterically over…
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Full Screen Mario: Super Widescreen Bros.

Full Screen Mario: Super Widescreen Bros.
You might have seen these two images floating online over the past few months, featuring two stages of Super Mario Bros. laid end-to-end on four widescreen monitors. The images were uploaded by Twitter user Morikuma_Works, and…
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Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam

Otto Camera Makes Animated GIFs: Web’s Cam
The Raspberry Pi and the animated .gif – two of the Internet’s favorite things come together in Otto, a quirky still and video camera. Powered by the Raspberry Pi Compute, Otto has a variety of features,…
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DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest

DARwin-Mini Programmable Robot Kit: Survival of the Cutest
The open source humanoid robot DARwin-OP is a tinkerer’s dream, but at $12,000 (USD) it’s going to remain just that for many. Fortunately Robotis released a more affordable version of the robot. The DARwin-Mini may be…
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Cider Makes iOS Apps Run on Android: Wine for the Little Ones

Cider Makes iOS Apps Run on Android: Wine for the Little Ones
Android users waiting for an iOS app to come to their device should start sending flowers and chocolates to Columbia University. A group of PhD students from the school’s Software Systems Laboratory have created Cider, a…
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DIY Working Wolverine Claws Snikt! on & off

DIY Working Wolverine Claws Snikt! on & off
We’ve seen a pair of electrified Wolverine claws, but part of what makes the actual weapons cool is that Wolvie can make them come out and retract at will. Inventor Colin Furze figured out a way…
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Google Glass Virtual Keyboard Concept Doesn’t Need You to Type “Okay Glass” First

Google Glass Virtual Keyboard Concept Doesn’t Need You to Type “Okay Glass” First
Google Glass’ voice recognition software is only as good as the user’s English accent. Even if it were perfect, there are still times when you can’t talk out loud. But how else are you going to…
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LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible

LEGO & Raspberry Pi OCR Hack Now Reads Books Aloud, Still Sounds Horrible
Last year we featured Dexter Industries’ Bookreader, a device mostly made of LEGO and a Raspberry Pi that can read text from a Nexus 7 tablet. It seems like the contraption was a hit, but people…
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Man Wears Oculus Rift on Roller Coaster: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

Man Wears Oculus Rift on Roller Coaster: Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?
You may have seen videos of people being floored by the virtual roller coaster demo for the Oculus Rift. Edmond O’Driscoll and Jonathan Forder recently took the experience to another level by recreating a roller coaster…
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3D Print the Rumored iPhone 6 Mockups: Still Life with Apple

3D Print the Rumored iPhone 6 Mockups: Still Life with Apple
Rumors of the appearance and dimensions of the upcoming iPhones have been circulating for months, prompting this hilarious application for 3D printing. A couple of folks have created 3D files based on the rumors, so Apple…
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Open Source Watch: Time Consuming Timepiece

Open Source Watch: Time Consuming Timepiece
Got time? Why not make a watch? Jonathan Cook is working on an open source smartwatch based on an Arduino-compatible microcontroller. Simply called the Open Source Watch, the steps and parts list are freely available for…
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DIY Animatronic Iron Man Suit: Arduino Reactor

DIY Animatronic Iron Man Suit: Arduino Reactor
This Iron Man suit replica was made by two Tony Starks. Greg Hatter built the suit itself, then he asked his friend Jerome Kelty to make some of its parts move. In his very detailed Instructables…
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3D Printed Pip-Boy 3000 Keeps Man Literally and Figuratively Cool

3D Printed Pip-Boy 3000 Keeps Man Literally and Figuratively Cool
We’ve seen a few faithful Pip-Boy 3000 replicas. This one made by Thingiverse member kosh23 leans towards the functional end but still looks badass. Because his left hand and forearm was placed in a cast, he…
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This Game Boy Has Been Bricked

This Game Boy Has Been Bricked
I never would have thought that a Game Boy would look good as a brick, but it actually looks pretty awesome. It looks heavy, but cool. Anyway, you may not believe it, but Nintendo’s handheld gaming…
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