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Category: Hacks + Mods

Tiny Skee Ball Machine Doles Out Tickets You Can’t Redeem for Anything Good

Tiny Skee Ball Machine Doles Out Tickets You Can’t Redeem for Anything Good
If you’ve ever spent any time at a carnival, a Dave & Busters or a Chuck E. Cheese’s you know all about the wonder that is the Skee-Ball machine. Tiny arcade builder Sam Seide decided to…

iPhone 4 Transparent Rear Panel: Enjoy The Benefits of a Teardown Without the Hassle of a Teardown

iPhone 4 Transparent Rear Panel: Enjoy The Benefits of a Teardown Without the Hassle of a Teardown
The expert tinkerers at iFixit can ogle the innards of any gadget they get their hands on. If you own an iPhone 4 but not the skills required to dismantle it, there’s now a way for…
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WALL-E Mobile PC Can Actually Move Around, Not Sure on Garbage Collection

WALL-E Mobile PC Can Actually Move Around, Not Sure on Garbage Collection
German tinkerer Thechoozen from Cologne built this incredible-looking WALL-E robot that has a mini PC inside. That’s not all. The whole thing was made out of sheet metal and also has an RC unit so that…

Army Tank PC Casemod Has Working (Mini) Turret, Treads, Still Runs Windows XP

Army Tank PC Casemod Has Working (Mini) Turret, Treads, Still Runs Windows XP
How’d you like a computer that not only looks like an M1A2 Abrams tank, but that actually can drive and fire ammo? Well, if you’re modder Skip Station, you already have one on your desktop. Skip’s…

Commodore PET Gets New Life as Windows PC

Commodore PET Gets New Life as Windows PC
Remember the old Commodore PET personal computer from back in the late 1970s? With its trapezoidal built-in monitor, it was the most “futuristic” computer of its time, despite its relatively meager 6502 CPU and up to…

LEGO Mindstorms Rig Copies Floppies

LEGO Mindstorms Rig Copies Floppies
Eli Carter’s grandfather was an accomplished nerd – he worked on software that was used on fighter aircraft, on the Apollo missions and even wrote the first software that could operate a nuclear reactor. When his…

IKEA Desk Lamps Turned Upside Down to Make Chandelier

IKEA Desk Lamps Turned Upside Down to Make Chandelier
IKEA Hacker reader Jason is one very creative fellow who recently had one of those so simple it’s brilliant ideas: a chandelier is just a bunch of lamps hanging on the ceiling, so why not put…

3D Printed MicroSD Reader Poses as Micro Atari 810 Floppy Drive

3D Printed MicroSD Reader Poses as Micro Atari 810 Floppy Drive
There’s something so forgettable about microSD readers. That’s why I think that this little hack is awesome. It makes a microSD card reader look like a tiny Atari 810 Floppy drive. Rossum made this miniature using…

Project iKinect Co-op Game Uses Kinect and iPhone as Controllers

Project iKinect Co-op Game Uses Kinect and iPhone as Controllers
If you thought the PS3 Kinect hack was absurd, then this Kinect hack from Rockmoon, a mobile game development company based in Singapore, will be no less ridiculous – a two-player video game where one player…

Tiny Donkey Kong Arcade Cabinet Even Plays Pac-Man

Tiny Donkey Kong Arcade Cabinet Even Plays Pac-Man
I’ve written about some tiny arcade cabinets before – even a Donkey Kong machine, but never one that was this accurate – and that actually plays. All it needs are tiny Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell…

Raspberry Pi Barebones PC: Fits On Your Keychain and Costs Only 25 Bucks!

Raspberry Pi Barebones PC: Fits On Your Keychain and Costs Only 25 Bucks!
The Raspberry Pi PC is about the size of a USB flash drive. It’s an ultra-minimal PC that David Braben hopes to sell for about $25 (USD). Now that’s a nice portable (and affordable) form-factor.…

Acoustic Alarm Concept Gently Plucks You Out of Bed

Acoustic Alarm Concept Gently Plucks You Out of Bed
Many of the alarm clocks we’ve featured have creative or sometimes plain cruel ways of forcing people out of bed. They may be effective at waking you up, but they’re also bound to leave you pissed…

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce
While I think that quadrocopters are cool, they tend to be big devices. That’s why I like this tiny quadrocopter, which only weighs 20 grams. It’s basically a PCB with some rotors on it, which is…

Xbox 360 Slim Laptop: No, It’s Not By Ben Heck. Yes, You Can Buy One.

Xbox 360 Slim Laptop: No, It’s Not By Ben Heck. Yes, You Can Buy One.
Master modder Ben Heck has been wowing us for almost five years now with his portable console mods, many of which are laptop versions of the Xbox 360. While his designs are great both in terms…

Dual SIM Battery Pack for iPhone 4 Lets You Make Calls on Two Networks at Once

Dual SIM Battery Pack for iPhone 4 Lets You Make Calls on Two Networks at Once
Last year we featured a case for the iPhone 4 that lets you switch between two SIM cards. That case has now been upgraded – now you can use two SIMs at once, no need to…

Lego Mindstorms Delta Robots Ready to Put Assembly-Line Workers Out of a Job

Lego Mindstorms Delta Robots Ready to Put Assembly-Line Workers Out of a Job
Every time I think I’ve seen LEGOs pushed to the limit of their capabilities, somebody comes along and proves that there’s just that much more you can do with these incredible building blocks. In this particular…
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