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Category: Hacks + Mods

iBook as iPad Case: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

iBook as iPad Case: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
A while back, I showed you guys a casemod that took the original toilet-seat shaped iBook laptop and turned it into an iPad dock. While that thing definitely had questionable looks, at least this iBook/iPad mash-up…

Game Boy Case Protects 3DS From Damage and Thieves

Game Boy Case Protects 3DS From Damage and Thieves
Video game modder Goteking gutted out a couple of Game Boys and used their carcasses as protective cases for his Nintendo 3DS. It’s quite brutal if you think about it, using your ancestor’s corpse to protect…
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Toy Modder Gives Iron Man a Steampunk Make-Over

Toy Modder Gives Iron Man a Steampunk Make-Over
While the steampunk Iron Man costume might not have been easy to reproduce, that didn’t stop toy modder Jonathan Kuriscak from putting together this cool-looking steampunk tribute to Iron Man – in miniature form. It’s pretty…

How to Erase a CD, Permanently

How to Erase a CD, Permanently
There are plenty of ways to get rid of data on a CD. If you have a rewritable disc, for instance, you can just delete the files off of it and empty the trash can on…

Make Your Own Geiger Counter Using Arduino

Make Your Own Geiger Counter Using Arduino
If you worry about radiation with all the post-quake nuclear troubles, going on in Japan, you can build your own radiation detector if you feel the need. The Libelium team decided that they wanted to put…

Store Digital Photos in These 35mm Flash Drives

Store Digital Photos in These 35mm Flash Drives
These 35mm film canisters-turned flash drives are probably the closest we’re gonna get from that neat digital film concept. If you really miss lugging canisters around whenever you go out and take pictures, then these are…

Trumpet iPhone Amplifier: Brass Blast

Trumpet iPhone Amplifier: Brass Blast
Artist Christopher Locke – who also made these gadget fossils – used a salvaged trumpet to make an analog amplifier. Just like th iVictrola, the trumpet does all the work, so there’s no electricity needed. Locke…

BRC’s Binary Chairs Look Mighty Uncomfortable

BRC’s Binary Chairs Look Mighty Uncomfortable
It was destined to be. A while ago, BRC Designs released their awesome Binary Table (which wasn’t really binary at all). Now, they’re releasing a new chair that will match it. I just wonder how comfortable…

Minibloq: Drag-and-Drop Arduino Programming for Kids and Code Newbies

Minibloq: Drag-and-Drop Arduino Programming for Kids and Code Newbies
We’ve featured a lot of cool and useful Arduino–based creations here at Technabob. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making an Arduino-based project but know little about programming, then you’ll want to support…

Punching Pro: The Literal Punching Bag

Punching Pro: The Literal Punching Bag
Kris Tressiden is working on something with a lot of potential: a robotic punching bag that punches back. He calls it the Punching Pro. Apparently the current model is powered by a couple of 12-volt windshield…

LockIfNotHot Locks PC If Temperature Drops, Not If User is Ugly

LockIfNotHot Locks PC If Temperature Drops, Not If User is Ugly
We’ve featured a Bluetooth-based program that automatically locks Windows PCs when the user walks away. Here’s another approach to automatically locking a computer. While the Bluetooth-based program relied on proximity, Didier Stevens’ program LockIfNotHot works in…

iPhone 4 & iPad 2 Head Tracking via Front Camera: It’s 3DTime!

iPhone 4 & iPad 2 Head Tracking via Front Camera: It’s 3DTime!
I’m sure most of you have seen Johnny Chung Lee’s Wii head tracking demo. But while Lee had to use a Wiimote and IR diodes (and a PC) for his hack, Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay…

4×4 IN WIN PC CaseMod Goes Off-Road

4×4 IN WIN PC CaseMod Goes Off-Road
Here’s a fun casemod for fans of off-road vehicles. This PC got its humble beginnings in one of those modern IN WIN cases, but once the modder was done with it, the thing turned into a…

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect
Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show…

Wii UNLimited Edition: Unnecessary But Cool Water-Cooling

Wii UNLimited Edition: Unnecessary But Cool Water-Cooling
I get the point about cooling an Xbox 360. Those suckers overheat pretty quickly, but the Nintendo Wii? I’ve never heard any complaints over that console’s heat, but that didn’t stop Angel OD from the Bit-Tech…

Ping-Pong Ball Clock: Table Tennis Tells Time

Ping-Pong Ball Clock: Table Tennis Tells Time
Got 105 spare ping-pong balls, and an equivalent number of LEDs lying around? Yep, thought so. Well if you’re looking for something to do with all those random objects, the guys over at Hack A Day…
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