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Wii Color Mod Without Opening Your Case

Wii Color Mod Without Opening Your Case
Tired of the plain white exterior of your Nintendo Wii? Here’s an interesting way to change its look without having to make any permanent modifications. The Wii Dazzle Colorful from GT Coupe is a translucent plastic shell that snaps over the exterior of your Wii, adding a layer of color over the standard white case. In addition to the colored plastic shell, the kit includes a vertical stand with a built-in fan and blue LED illumination.

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp
I’m not sure why anyone would want to do this, but some guy has managed to interface his PSP with the Nintendo Wii motion-sensing controller. PSP hacker joesnose MacGyvered together a combination of the GlovePIE, iRShell and Nethostfs libraries to make it all play nicely.
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IPhone Speaker Skin: How to Look Loud

IPhone Speaker Skin: How to Look Loud
The latest in DecalGirl’s series of skins for Apple’s iPhone is a real hoot. Perhaps to overcompensate for the notoriously low volume on the iPhone’s speakers, the Bass is Good sticker set makes your phone look like a mini-boombox. If only all those speakers were really functional.

IPhone Accelerometer Hacked?

IPhone Accelerometer Hacked?
A hacker claims to have written custom software which directly accesses the accelerometer on Apple’s iPhone. He’s put together a brief video clip which shows off some really fun use of the motion-sensing capabilities. While I’m a bit skeptical that the video clip could be a fake, developer Erling Ellingsen does have a track record hacking motion-sensors and says he’ll be posting the source code soon.

Sony Psp Gets a Touchscreen (Sorta)

Sony Psp Gets a Touchscreen (Sorta)
While Sony has made it pretty clear that a touchscreen interface won’t be part of the PSP any time soon, that hasn’t stopped modders from trying to make it so. Thanks to the folks over at Spark Fun Electronics, that task just got a whole lot easier.

Creative Zen Stone, Made Out of Wood

Creative Zen Stone, Made Out of Wood
Somebody sure likes their Creative Zen Stone media player. In fact, this guy loves his enough that he created a mammoth wooden version of his portable media player. Captain Ødegård’s giant-sized wood media player measures in at 8.25″

Ben Heck’S NES Atari Portable Console Mashup

Ben Heck’S NES Atari Portable Console Mashup
The master of console mods, Benjamin Heckendorn (aka “Ben Heck”) is at it again. This time he’s created a portable that combines an NES system and a Atari 2600 console, and crammed them together into one compact package. Like a Frankenstein’s monster, the NESTari portable can play cartridges from either Atari’s or Nintendo’s classic 8-bit systems.

Technicolor Wii Casemod

Technicolor Wii Casemod
Nintendo modder MisterXausDE crafted this custom Nintendo Wii case which features bright LEDs that can change colors. By combining a standard Wii shell with a see-through XCM Hot Rock case, he was able to preserve the main design features of the Wii, while adding a cutout Wii logo and a color-cycling disc slot loading mechanism.

Mame Running on iPhone

Mame Running on iPhone
It was bound to happen sooner or later. A developer going by the screen name Kaisersoze has successfully ported an initial build of MAME to run on Apple’s iPhone. The iPhone version is based on the SDL version of the emulator, which was originally designed to run on Ubuntu Linux. For those of you living under a rock, MAME is the Multiple Machine Arcade Emulator, the de facto, gold-standard for playing classic arcade games.

Super Nintendo Casemod: Powered by Vista

Super Nintendo Casemod: Powered by Vista
Here’s a fun one. Some guys in Japan has taken an old Super Nintendo (known as the Super Famicom over there) and turned it into a Windows PC. The computer is running a full version of Windows Vista Ultimate.

Nintendo Ds Lite Gets a Chrome Case

Nintendo Ds Lite Gets a Chrome Case
Nintendo recently released a silver version of the DS Lite in Japan, but it still really looks more like plastic than metal to me. If you really want your DS to look like metal how about some real chrome? The Shock!

Nintendo Ds Emulator on Sony Psp

Nintendo Ds Emulator on Sony Psp
A Japanese programmer who goes by the name SofiyaCat has created a build of DeSmuME, a Nintendo DS emulator and gotten it running Sony on the PSP. The photo above shows a screenshot of a PSP running a DS homebrew game called GeoWars.

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 of the InfoNES core system.

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 Blazin’ Green Machine.

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.

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 DS Lite.
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