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Category: Hacks + Mods

FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware

FPGA Arcade Replay Board Emulates Classic Arcade Game Hardware
While most of us are off playing with our fancy new toys, it’s sometimes nice to dust off a game of Frogger, Pac-Man or Space Invaders and get your retro game on. While there are certainly…

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils
I am starting to think that there is no end to what a geek with some ingenuity and a Kinect can’t hack. Some geeks at MakerFaire over in the UK got bored and ran across a…
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How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]

How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]
I had a real pinball machine growing up that was gigantic and so loud it drove my parents crazy. We had to unplug the thing at night or you could hear it across the street. I…

R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up

R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up
He may not have 8 consoles and a million controllers connected to him, but this R2-D2 makes up for it by having a current-gen system, an Xbox 360. Built by Mark Bongo, owner of Major League…

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?
I have never had a great memory. I tend to pack my brain with all sorts of facts, and the facts least important to my daily life are the ones that stick. I really hated middle…

N64Boy Advance: Game Boy Grows Up

N64Boy Advance: Game Boy Grows Up
Modders really love the Nintendo 64 – the sheer number of portable mods we’ve featured here on the site tells us that much. Hailrazer is no stranger to the portable console scene, and he’s back with…

Bluetooth Glove: From Headset to Handset

Bluetooth Glove: From Headset to Handset
Here’s an adorably childish hack from Rachel, the Lead Java Developer at Instructables. She stuffed the guts of a Bluetooth headset into a glove in such a way that she could actually talk on the phone…

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights
Kinect hacks are the big new thing for geeks with time on their hands. That’s all fine and good since many of the hacks we have seen lately are actually things that are interesting. A hack…

iPotti Lets You Know When the Throne is Vacant

iPotti Lets You Know When the Throne is Vacant
Years ago, when I had a “real job,” we had one bathroom in the entire place. The thing I always hated was if you waited too long to take a leak and had to go right…

Super Mario Bros. With Modern Sound Effects: Aurally Brutal

Super Mario Bros. With Modern Sound Effects: Aurally Brutal
Aside from graphics, video game sound effects have gotten more complex over time as well. But does that mean that they have gotten better? What if the sound designers back then had access to the technology…

Nokia + Burton’s Push Snowboarding Tracks Boarders’ Stats in Gory Detail

Nokia + Burton’s Push Snowboarding Tracks Boarders’ Stats in Gory Detail
The guys at Nokia and Burton have collaborated to create a custom rig which allows them to track key statistics from snowboarders as they careen down the mountainside.…

Where We’re Going, We Need Loads…

Where We’re Going, We Need Loads…
If Doc Brown even needed to travel to another time with extra clothes and flux capacitors in tow, this is the DeLorean he would use. The DeLorean was the stuff of car lust for me before…

NES Cartridge Flash Drive With Console USB Port is Both Ridiculous and Perfect

NES Cartridge Flash Drive With Console USB Port is Both Ridiculous and Perfect
We’ve seen NES controllers turned into flash drives and NES cartridges used as cases for external hard drives. But neither of those mods are as awesome – or as ridiculous – as what Instructables user Ed…

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played

Kinetris: Play Tetris the Way It Wasn’t Meant to Be Played
Ever wanted to play Tetris using gestures, Minority Report-style? Me neither. But hacking and common sense don’t always go together; sometimes people love to do things just because they can do it. Case in point, Conan…

Biohazard Case Mod: Resident Evil PC Should Be Standard Issue at Umbrella Corp.

Biohazard Case Mod: Resident Evil PC Should Be Standard Issue at Umbrella Corp.
Fans of the Resident Evil series will likely start drooling the minute they get a gander at this epic casemod, inspired by the popular gaming and movie franchise.…

Piggy Bank Gets a Modern Twist

Piggy Bank Gets a Modern Twist
This concept piggy bank is more like a combination of an ATM and a Tamagotchi. In order to keep it happy, you have to feed it your credit card. No money, and it gets sad. Designed…
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