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Category: Computing

Lian Li’s Odyssey PC Case Looks Like a Yacht: Poseidon, Look at This

Lian Li’s Odyssey PC Case Looks Like a Yacht: Poseidon, Look at This
Lian Li adds to its roster of unorthodox PC cases with the Odyssey, a limited edition yacht-themed aluminum chassis. Anything is indeed possible. The Odyssey will come in white or silver. It measures about 29″x 12″x 10″ and has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, two 3.5″ drives, two 2.5″ drives and two 12″ GPUs.

Custom PC Handles 7 Virtual Gaming Systems at Once: Hydra of Linus

Custom PC Handles 7 Virtual Gaming Systems at Once: Hydra of Linus
Last October, gadget reviewer and PC enthusiast LinusTechTips made a single PC that was powerful enough to run two high-end virtual gaming machines at the same time. Unsatisfied – or perhaps too satisfied – with the result, he then decided to put together a gaming rig that can handle seven high-end virtual machines simultaneously.
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Jedi Star Destroyer PC: Hardware Wars

Jedi Star Destroyer PC: Hardware Wars
We’ve seen our share of custom PC cases, but nothing quite as impressive as this Venator Class Star Destroyer. It is named YAZI and was created by asphiax as part of a modding contest by MSI.

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge

DIY Viking PC Case: Ragnar’s Revenge
It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas, but Bit-tech’s annual awards for best casemod and custom case. They’ve got a lot of great entries this year and I don’t have a strong favorite.

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake

LineFORM Shape-changing Robot: Jake the Snake
Applications allow PCs and mobile devices to serve different functions. But what if your gadget could change its physical form too? That’s the idea behind LineFORM, a proof of concept robot by Ken Nakagaki, Sean Follmer and Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group.

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels

DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels
Need a cheap display for your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re building a Times Square for ants? Then check out this guide by Adafruit’s Tony Dicola. The project is based around Adafruit’s RGB Matrix HAT for the Raspberry Pi, which makes it easy to power and output to daisy chained LED matrices.

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled

DIY $20 Handsfree Mouse for the Disabled
There are already commercially available mice that can be operated with the chin, mouth or tongue, but they tend to cost hundreds of dollars. Thingiverse member Tobias Wirtl hopes that he’s laid the foundation for a drastically cheaper alternative by creating a mouth-operated mouse using a 3D printer and about $20 (USD) worth of off the shelf electronics.

DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun

DIY Overhead PC Control Panel Makes Working Infinitely More Fun
Redditor smashcuts made the simple act of opening his browser look cool by building an overhead control panel, which has tons of buttons, flip switches and LEDs. Smashcuts used a ton of wires and several USB controllers for the switches and an Arduino board for the LEDs.

Pine A64 $15 64-bit Computer: Prosumer SBC

Pine A64 $15 64-bit Computer: Prosumer SBC
Just a couple of weeks ago the jaws of makers around the world dropped when the $5 (USD) Raspberry Pi Zero was announced. Don’t bother picking your jaws up girls and guys. You might not have a head to attach it to after you see the Pine A64.

Surf Old Web Pages on Emulated Old Browsers: OldWeb.today

Surf Old Web Pages on Emulated Old Browsers: OldWeb.today
Websites like the Internet Archive let you check out old web pages, even ones that no longer exist. But if you want to get a more authentic classic browsing experience, you should check out OldWeb.today. Made by Ilya Kremer, OldWeb.today

Verizon Minecraft Smartphone: Can You Hear Me Now, Steve?

Verizon Minecraft Smartphone: Can You Hear Me Now, Steve?
Just when you thought Minecraft couldn’t get more complex, here comes a virtual smartphone that can go online and even call the real world. The blocky phablet was made by Verizon, ad agency Wieden+Kennedy and the professional Minecraft craftsmen of BlockWorks.

Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5: Maker’s Spark

Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5: Maker’s Spark
Earlier this year we checked out C.H.I.P., a single-board computer that costs only $12 (USD). But that seems like a rich man’s toy now compared to Raspberry Pi Foundation’s surprise reveal: the Raspberry Pi Zero. Compared to the first Raspberry Pi, the Zero is about half the size but is 40% to 60% more powerful.

Live Time Closed Captioning System: Spellcaster

Live Time Closed Captioning System: Spellcaster
Last year we featured Captioning on Glass, an application that uses Google Glass and an Android device to translate speech to text in real time. Now a group of teenagers claim they can provide us with a device that has the same capabilities.

Wooden Macintosh 128K Replica: The Golden Apple

Wooden Macintosh 128K Replica: The Golden Apple
While Love Hultén’s retro-futuristic wooden machines are inspired by past gadgets, they usually still end up being distinct and fresh. But for one of his recent projects, Love opted to make a straight up replica of a classic computer.

Altwork Station Desk & Chair Lets You Sit, Stand and Lie Down While Working: The Costanza

Altwork Station Desk & Chair Lets You Sit, Stand and Lie Down While Working: The Costanza
The past decade has seen a rise in sit to stand desks. A California startup called Altwork wants to take your working habit to the final frontier: lying down. The Altwork Station has lots of motorized and mechanical moving parts that let you work in practically any position you want.

Futuristic Raspberry Pi Desk Computer: PiDesk

Futuristic Raspberry Pi Desk Computer: PiDesk
Here’s a fun project that uses two Raspberry Pi units. Frederick Vandenbosch made his PiDesk as his entry to Element 14’s Sci Fi Your Pi contest. The desk has a Raspberry Pi 2 B running Ubuntu MATE, while the futuristic furniture’s hidden controls are powered by a Raspberry Pi B+.
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