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Category: DIY + Hacks

Raspberry Pi Zero Motor Controller: ZeroBorg

Raspberry Pi Zero Motor Controller: ZeroBorg
PiBorg specializes in motor controllers and sensors for the Raspberry Pi, as well as robot kits based on the affordable computer. The company’s latest controller is for the tiny Raspberry Pi Zero, one that’s equally compact yet will let you manage up to 12 motors.

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection

Run Obscure Apple II Software from Your Browser: The 4am Collection
The Apple II dominated the PC scene for over a decade, which meant a ton of applications were made for the series and its clones. For instance, its roster of top tier games could go toe-to-toe with that of dedicated gaming systems.

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…

DIY Amazon Echo: Raspberry Pi Pi Pi Pi Pi…
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer.

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY

Signature Plastics 1976 SA Keycap Set: Jive QWERTY
In 1976, the Cray 1 supercomputer came out, the Concorde made its maiden flight, the VHS player was first released, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple, NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, and many other Wikipedia-worthy things occurred.

Flying Remote Controlled “Up” House is… Squirrel!

Flying Remote Controlled “Up” House is… Squirrel!
I don’t always like Disney movies. If I never hear Let it Go from Frozen again it will be too soon. I did like Up though. Like many kids, I also tried to float stuff on balloons back in the day.

Raspberry Pi 3 Has Better SoC, Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: New Slice, Same Price

Raspberry Pi 3 Has Better SoC, Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: New Slice, Same Price
Single board computers are getting more and more powerful, as exemplified by last year’s Pine A64. The Raspberry Pi Foundation keeps up with the times with the third version of its extremely popular computer. The Raspberry Pi 3 has significant improvements over the Raspberry Pi 2 but with the same price tag.

Knight Rider Back to Future DeLorean: Back to the Hasselhoff

Knight Rider Back to Future DeLorean: Back to the Hasselhoff
Two of our favorite cars just got mashed up head on at 88 MPH, with Michael Knight behind the wheel of one and Doc Brown behind the wheel of the other. Yes, one ambitious fan has taken a classic DeLorean and transformed it into a mashup of the time machine from Back to the Future and Michael Knight’s classic car K.I.T.T. 

Etch a Sketch Zen Garden Coffee Table: Sand De-stresser

Etch a Sketch Zen Garden Coffee Table: Sand De-stresser
And now for your moment of zen. This Etch a Sketch Zen Garden Coffee Table is a great way to channel your inner calm. Friend of Technabob Caleb Kraft created this fun project that combines a coffee table, an Etch a Sketch and a zen garden.

DIY NERF Rayven Halo MA5D Mod: Foam Dart Evolved

DIY NERF Rayven Halo MA5D Mod: Foam Dart Evolved
Redditor Sithslayer78 loves playing Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a live action game where players try to survive a zombie invasion using soft toys, such as NERF blasters. He’s added another layer of roleplaying to his HvZ games by modding his blasters in the style of Halo‘s trusty assault rifle.

Guy Builds Functional Ice Sword, Chops Stuff

Guy Builds Functional Ice Sword, Chops Stuff
Allen Pan is a cool guy. Cool as ice even. Allen recently built a sword not out of steel, but of ice. Surprisingly, it is strong enough to chop through a watermelon and also can decapitate helpless snowmen.

LEGO-compatible Remote-controlled Motors: Servobrick Pro

LEGO-compatible Remote-controlled Motors: Servobrick Pro
LEGO’s Mindstorms and Power Functions lines both have remote controllers, but shockingly they transmit only via infrared. Polish company RC Bricks wants to expand LEGO enthusiasts’ tools with its Servobrick Pro, two motors that receive signals over radio, just like most RC models.

DIY Digital Picture Frame Combines Reddit’s Showerthoughts and Earthporn: Yuks & Awe

DIY Digital Picture Frame Combines Reddit’s Showerthoughts and Earthporn: Yuks & Awe
For his first Raspberry Pi project, Redditor tvm78 used the tiny computer to turn an old monitor into a digital picture frame. But instead of loading pictures of their family, tvm78 decided to stay connected with their online community.

DIY Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets: All Bleeped out

DIY Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets: All Bleeped out
Hackster member Minimum Effective Dose made a pair of helmets that makes it seem like the wearer both speaks and understands droidspeak. Each helmet emits bleeps and bloops as you speak, and you can understand what the wearer is saying only if you have the other helmet on.

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for
After reporting on companies getting hacked, Fusion reporter Kevin Roose wanted to find out exactly how devastating it would be to have one’s online identity and information stolen. So he asked two computer security experts – Chris Hadnagy of Social Engineer and Dan Tentler of Phobos Group – to hack him.

Guy Makes Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters

Guy Makes Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters
Bubble wrap is crazy amazing stuff. Popping it’s bubbles is both calming and addictive. There are some people who love bubble wrap so much that they would put it all over their walls and surfaces. For those people, check out these Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters.

Game Pipe Shuffles Steam Games Between Drives or Computers: Condenser

Game Pipe Shuffles Steam Games Between Drives or Computers: Condenser
One of the most tedious parts of setting up a new computer is transferring your files and applications from your old computer. If you’re a gamer, that process becomes even more tedious depending on how many games you want to move or re-download.