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Category: DIY + Hacks

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″ x 5.5″ x 2″, giving it about 90-times the volume of a regular Zen Stone player.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 next big bass extravaganza.

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.

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 well as some add-ons.

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.