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Category: Hacks + Mods

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome

Kinect + Quadrotor = Awesome
The guys at the ETH – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have the best jobs on the planet. Not only do they get to play with flying quadrocopters all the time, and have built a…

Minecraft Zelda: A Link to the Voxel

Minecraft Zelda: A Link to the Voxel
This fan-created Zelda version of Minecraft looks a lot of fun. You’ll be able to explore Hyrule in all its 8-bit glory. If you can’t wait for the next version of the Legend of Zelda, then…
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Kataminey Damacraft (Katamari Daminecraft?)

Kataminey Damacraft (Katamari Daminecraft?)
Is there nothing you can’t do with Minecraft? Is this a rhetorical question? The latest and greatest repurposing of the Minecraft game engine comes in the form of a voxelated version of Namco’s quirky ball-roller Katamari…

PS3 Jailbreak Enables Remote Play with PSP on Many PS3 Games: Why Won’t Sony Make This Official?

PS3 Jailbreak Enables Remote Play with PSP on Many PS3 Games: Why Won’t Sony Make This Official?
Before anything else: if you’re quite familiar with the PS3 jailbreak scene, then yes, this is very old news for you. Still, I think this is quite an interesting piece of news for the rest of…

Treadmill Computer Plays Portal 2 Theme Song: For Health and Science

Treadmill Computer Plays Portal 2 Theme Song: For Health and Science
GLaDOS is that you? YouTube member evi1wombat made waves on the Internet a few years ago when he hacked a busted treadmill computer that had been discarded at the back of his school’s gym and made…

Sputnik 0667 PC Casemod Goes Retro All the Way

Sputnik 0667 PC Casemod Goes Retro All the Way
You know me. I’m a sucker for computer casemods. Despite the fact that the Sputnik 0667 looks like some sort of Russian television from the 1950s or 1960s, it actually is a fully-functional Windows PC.…

Go Receipt Racer, Go!

Go Receipt Racer, Go!
Back in the early days of arcade games, I always enjoyed those early top-down racing and skiing games with the jaggy pixelated course that you had to steer through. Now a few 21st century geeks have…

Phone-Line Powered Flashlight: LEDLine

Phone-Line Powered Flashlight: LEDLine
Most of the time, landline phones – remember those? – are still useable even when the electricity goes out. Instructables user art.z shows us how we can make good use of that omnipresent (and free!) power…

Red Bull Creation Asks Makers to Make, Well, Something Cool

Red Bull Creation Asks Makers to Make, Well, Something Cool
I usually associate the Red Bull name with large amounts of caffeine, and maybe the occasional cool extreme sports event, but this is the first time the Red Bull name is connected with the DIY/Maker movement…

Beer Can Robot: Not Good for Bender, but Related to Him

Beer Can Robot: Not Good for Bender, but Related to Him
We’ve featured several robots that can dispense, fetch or even serve beer, but this deceptive little fella is the beer. Can. Invented by Ron Tajima, the transforming beer can robot reminds me of the scene in…

Datamancer’s Steampunk Laptops Can Now Be Yours

Datamancer’s Steampunk Laptops Can Now Be Yours
I’ve seen a lot of cool steampunk projects and steampunk-inspired designs, but Datamancer’s Steampunk Laptop takes the cake, in my opinion. You might have already seen or heard about the Steampunk Laptop. After all, it has…

Laptop to Desktop Conversion: Less Portable, but Less Trash Too

Laptop to Desktop Conversion: Less Portable, but Less Trash Too
Instructables member Michael Chen’s friend gave him a broken laptop. Chen decided to treat the situation as a glass half-full and converted the distressed laptop into a desktop. It may sound counterintuitive, but then again he…

Brain Bulb is Exactly What You Think It Is

Brain Bulb is Exactly What You Think It Is
Jeri Ellsworth wowed a lot of people at the recently held Maker Faire when she turned up wearing something straight out of cartoons: a light bulb over her head that was activated by her brainwaves. Okay…

Liquid-Cooled PS3 Laptop Sells Hot on eBay

Liquid-Cooled PS3 Laptop Sells Hot on eBay
The old PS3 models occasionally had a problem with overheating, so when modder and PS3HAX administrator Pirate decided to make his second PS3 laptop mod, he decided to install a liquid-cooling system to ensure that it…

DIY Tripwire Bang Alarm: For Protection and Pranks

DIY Tripwire Bang Alarm: For Protection and Pranks
Real life MacGyver Kipkay is back with another fun and useful hack. Like most of his creations, the best thing about the Tripwire Bang Alarm is that it’s made out of commonly found and cheap materials,…

Wi-GO Kinect-Powered Shopping Cart for Disabled Follows Your Every Move

Wi-GO Kinect-Powered Shopping Cart for Disabled Follows Your Every Move
Luis de Matos of the Department of Informatics at the University of Beira Interior is working on a Kinect hack that could be commonplace within the next few years, whether the resulting product actually uses Kinect-like…
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