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Tag: Ben Heck

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600: Hand Soldered Handheld

Ben Heck’s Portable Atari 2600: Hand Soldered Handheld
Back in February, The Ben Heck Show had a special episode where Ben took out the Atari 2600’s CPU, RAM I/O and video driver and hand soldered them to a compact circuit board. Now he’s put…

Ben Heck’s Lunch Box Dev Board Testing Kit Holds Pis and Bones

Ben Heck’s Lunch Box Dev Board Testing Kit Holds Pis and Bones
Master modder Ben Heck wanted to have a portable and compact dumb terminal to test single board computers, development boards and whatever else you may call them. It sounds like a simple contraption – it’s basically…
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Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to…

Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie

Raspberry Pi Point-and-Shoot Camera: Not as Easy as Pie
The Raspberry Pi has a camera module, but it will still take a lot of work before you can turn it into a user-friendly camera. Ben Heck and his colleague Felix showed us just how good…

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General

DIY PC Gaming Pedal: Floor General
A few years ago Ben Heck made a breath-operated controller to substitute for the kick drum pedal of the Guitar Hero drum set, allowing a wheelchair-bound player to rock out. This time, the master modder made…

Ben Heck Creates One-Handed PS4 Controller for Disabled

Ben Heck Creates One-Handed PS4 Controller for Disabled
Our favorite modder, Ben Heck, has come up with another cool creation. As he has done numerous times in the past, he has built a special controller to help the disabled to play video games. The…

Ben Heck Builds His Own Steam Box: Let’s Ask Him to Make Half-Life 3

Ben Heck Builds His Own Steam Box: Let’s Ask Him to Make Half-Life 3
Last time we checked in with Ben Heck he made his own portable gaming device based on a Raspberry Pi. Recently he talked about another custom gaming project on his blog. Ben pried away the Steam…

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable

Ben Heck Bakes a Raspberry Pi Portable
We’ve seen a small arcade machine that can be powered by a Raspberry Pi. Master modder Ben Heck decided to make an even tinier version of the tiny computer and put it in a custom case…

Ben Heck: Interview with a Mod God

Ben Heck: Interview with a Mod God
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know we have mad love for the console modding and hackery of Benjamin Heckendorn (aka “Ben Heck”). So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sit…

Ben Heck Builds PS3 Wii U Xbox 360 Combo System

Ben Heck Builds PS3 Wii U Xbox 360 Combo System
I’ve been waiting a very long time for somebody to build a single game system which could play all of today’s console games. Well that day is today – courtesy of master modder Ben Heck. For…

Ben Heck’s Naughty or Nice Meter Helps Keep Kids in Line. If They Still Believe in Santa.

Ben Heck’s Naughty or Nice Meter Helps Keep Kids in Line. If They Still Believe in Santa.
Master modder Ben Heck recently finished a Holiday hack that could help the young ones stay behaved. I say could because as we all know how utterly wild these creatures known as “children” can be. But…

Ben Heck Analog WASD Keyboard Mod: Because You Can’t Type With a Joystick

Ben Heck Analog WASD Keyboard Mod: Because You Can’t Type With a Joystick
Modder Ben Heck has removed one of the few remaining advantages of videogame consoles over the PC master race: the analog stick. Heck sacrificed an Xbox 360 controller to make the W, A, S and D…

Ben Heck Shows You How to Build an Xbox 360 Laptop

Ben Heck Shows You How to Build an Xbox 360 Laptop
I lack any of the skills you need to make cool mods and DIY projects of just about any type. That is certainly not true when it comes to modder Ben Heck. This geek took his…

Ben Heck’s Bionic Sunglasses Automatically Make You Look Cool When It’s Bright

Ben Heck’s Bionic Sunglasses Automatically Make You Look Cool When It’s Bright
If you watch Ben Heck’s online show you’ll notice that the master modder has branched out beyond the gaming mods that made him famous. For his latest episode, Heck shows us how to make a very…

Ben Heck’s BASIC Pocket PC: The Franken-Computer

Ben Heck’s BASIC Pocket PC: The Franken-Computer
Ben Heck is well known as a modder extraordinaire, and this time he doesn’t let anyone down by cobbling together a pocket PC from an array of harvested parts, including a chatpad from an Xbox 360…

Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi Keyboard Computer: BBC Micro-inspired, DIY All the Way

Ben Heck’s Raspberry Pi Keyboard Computer: BBC Micro-inspired, DIY All the Way
Do you love 80s computer tech? Well then you’ll love Ben Heck’s BBC Micro-inspired Raspberry Pi keyboard computer. He managed to put the $35 DIY Raspberry Pi computer into a nice keyboard that definitely has some…
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