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Category: DIY + Hacks

NES Emulator Running on iPhone

NES Emulator Running on iPhone
Now that hackers have started to figure out how to run homebrew code on the iPhone, an early build of an emulator for the classic NES gaming system has shown up on the Google Code website today. The emulator allows play of games from Nintendo’s 8-bit console using a port…

Classic Cars Get USB Treatment

Classic Cars Get USB Treatment
Etsy shop Dummberry is cranking out these fun USB flash memory sticks using little toy cars to hold in the drives. San Diego artist Becky G. and her husband are currently offering a handful of retro car designs, including the 256MB Classic Low Rider, 1GB Muscle HOTTRod and the 1GB…
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NES Mp3 Player and Speaker Mod

NES Mp3 Player and Speaker Mod
It seems like I can’t let a week go by without coming across something new crammed into an old Nintendo Entertainment System controller. A couple of weeks back it was the NintendoSlvr, then we had the NESMouse. This week, it’s this NES controller MP3 player, and a pair of powered…

Datel Games ‘n’ Music Homebrew Cart for Nintendo DS

Datel Games ‘n’ Music Homebrew Cart for Nintendo DS
This add-on for the Nintendo DS not only lets you play MP3 files, but it lets you run tons of homebrew games on the portable console. Datel’s Games ‘n’ Music plugs into the DS and gives you an easy way to play custom games and apps on the DS and…

NES Controller Mouse Mod

NES Controller Mouse Mod
It seems like just about once a week, I come across somebody who’s comes up with a clever new use for a classic Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad. This time, an industrious hacker has taken the guts of an optical mouse and slapped them inside the NES controller. I don’t know…

Super Mario Subwoofer Paint Job

Super Mario Subwoofer Paint Job
I really dig the great job that Nintendo enthusiast Michael Karpinski did with his new subwoofer. He’s carefully painted it to match the classic “question mark” brick from the Super Mario game series. Looks like that little stuffed Yoshi won’t be long for the world when Michael cranks up his…

Space Invaders Clock Uses Aliens to Tell Time

Space Invaders Clock Uses Aliens to Tell Time
Electronics enthusiast Jason Hickner has built this fun clock that uses a game of Space Invaders to display the current time. To make his Space Invaders clock, he took a funky old Sony portable TV, combined with a circuit that generates the video to create the game. Can’t figure out…

Mac Mini Swallowed by Old G4 Cube

Mac Mini Swallowed by Old G4 Cube
Have an old Macintosh G4 Cube computer lying around? Why not transform it into an enclosure for a modern Mac Mini? Like the abandoned shell of a hermit crab, Mac enthusiast Rich Willis removed the innards of the old G4 cube and filled its guts with his Mac Mini as…

Motorola Slvr NES Controller Mashup

Motorola Slvr NES Controller Mashup
This guy has gone through the painstaking process of cramming his shmancy Motorola SLVR mobile phone into the case of an old Nintendo NES controller. While the end result is pretty fugly from the phone side of things, it looks pretty convincing from the outside. Normally, I’d say the strangest…

Ipsp: iPhone Interface for the Sony Psp

Ipsp: iPhone Interface for the Sony Psp
Those of you with Sony’s PSP portable gaming system can now install a menu system that looks remarkably similar to the one on Apple’s iPhone. The iPSP software installs onto a Memory Stick and provides ready access to your e-mail, photos, instant messaging, and other applications on the PSP. The…

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame
The guys over at RedPost come right out and say it. They want you to hack their new digital picture frame and do whatever you want with it. For starters, the RedPost/Kit is a gorgeous digital picture frame with a large 19-inch Hannspree LCD screen. A mini computer inside runs…

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks
Using a couple keys from a spare keyboard, this guy made up his own custom USB memory stick that looks like a computer key. Modder Alex over on Hacker Zen shows you step-by-step how to make your own using an old keyboard, a flash drive, an Xacto knife, a file…

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows

Xbox 360 Overheating? the Xcm Hot Rock Case Knows
As great as the Xbox 360 is, there’s no question that its thermal control issues are its biggest flaw. Since day one, there have been rampant problems with consoles overheating, with some reports claiming as much as a 30% failure rate. So what can you do to keep your cool?…

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text
This cool hack takes videos from YouTube, converts each frame to ASCII text, then plays them back in all their alphanumeric glory. Warren Harding (Linux geek, not the 29th President) put together a script which uses the text-based Lynx web browser along with Mplayer to to render the video. Unless…

Wii-Mote Controlled Typography

Wii-Mote Controlled Typography
I came across this cool video on YouTube that shows off some pretty cool interaction with Nintendo’s Wii-mote controller. The video shows off a nifty typographic animation designed by Erik Loyer which lets the user move the Wii-mote to influence the rendering of the text. As the controller moves, the…

The Digital Newspaper Machine Mash Up

The Digital Newspaper Machine Mash Up
This has gotta be the best hack I’ve seen in a while… Scott Walker’s DigitalBox Newspaper Machine automatically displays the day’s latest news on an LCD screen that’s installed in the front of an old newspaper vending machine. He put together the system using a Mac Mini and a 17-inch…
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