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Category: DIY + Hacks

H.R. Giger Counter is Too Creepy to Use

H.R. Giger Counter is Too Creepy to Use
Get it? It’s a Geiger Counter made to look like it was created by H.R. Giger. I don’t know about you, but Giger’s Aliens creations creep me out. Therefore I could never use this. I would…

JavaScript/HTML5 GameBoy Color Emulator: Beat Bowser on Your Browser

JavaScript/HTML5 GameBoy Color Emulator: Beat Bowser on Your Browser
Old consoles never die, they just get digitized. The Game Boy Color is one such system. You can find emulators of it running on PCs, Macs, PSPs, smartphones and even calculators. Here’s a GBC emulator for…
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LEGO Underwater Robot: Insert Brick and Sink Joke Here

LEGO Underwater Robot: Insert Brick and Sink Joke Here
I was very impressed by the LEGO Omniboat, but apparently you can take LEGO vehicles even deeper. An engineering student made this remote controlled underwater robot for a school project. I expect bricks to sink, but…

DIY 3D Tracking Interface: Leap on the Cheap

DIY 3D Tracking Interface: Leap on the Cheap
The Leap motion controller is one of the most hyped gadgets unveiled this year, and it really is promising. But if you can’t wait until next year to have a 3D tracking interface, MAKE knows a…

Dad Turns Kid’s Toy into a Real Car

Dad Turns Kid’s Toy into a Real Car
Here’s another story about another cool dad. Where were all of the cool dads when I was growing up? Why are dads so cool now? Why do we never hear about granddads doing cool geek stuff?…

Motorized LEGO Tumbler and Bat: Not The Toys We Need, But The Toys We Really Need

Motorized LEGO Tumbler and Bat: Not The Toys We Need, But The Toys We Really Need
Expert LEGO builder Peerk Kreuger aka mahjqa is back with a timely creation that will make you soil your BatUndies. Kreuger made a couple of motorized versions of the Tumbler as well as of The Bat.…

GameKlip Combines PS3 Controller with Android Phones: Poor Man’s PlayStation Phone

GameKlip Combines PS3 Controller with Android Phones: Poor Man’s PlayStation Phone
Unlike the messy controller situation in iOS, Android users have the benefit of workarounds for using controllers with their mobile device. One such solution is the Sixaxis Controller app, which pairs PS3 controllers with compatible Android…

Super Angry Birds USB Controller: Fake Slingshot Adds More Realism

Super Angry Birds USB Controller: Fake Slingshot Adds More Realism
Say what you want about its origins or depth, but Angry Birds is a prime example of touchscreen gaming done right. But what about its PC and Mac versions? Maybe Rovio should’ve included something similar to…

PlayStation 2 Software Emulator Hack Available for Jailbroken PS3s

PlayStation 2 Software Emulator Hack Available for Jailbroken PS3s
The first four models of the PS3 were backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 games. For reasons unknown, but most likely not related to its customer’s best interests, Sony later removed this feature. Now, the inevitable has…

Extra-Wide N64 Controller Mod Has Double the Sticks, Double the Size

Extra-Wide N64 Controller Mod Has Double the Sticks, Double the Size
Nowadays we expect dual analog sticks to be standard parts of gaming controllers, but back in the 90s a certain newcomer was the smart/lucky enough to figure that out. Bacteria forum member Clarky retroactively sets things…

Sega Genesis Shock Collar Mod: Failure is Not an Option

Sega Genesis Shock Collar Mod: Failure is Not an Option
Sony has DualShock controllers, but Sega has literally shocking controllers. Not by default of course. A modder has made a couple of Sega Genesis gamepads that actually electrocute players via a shock collar. Now that’s hardcore.…

3D-Printed Exoskeleton: Toddler’s Magic Arms

3D-Printed Exoskeleton: Toddler’s Magic Arms
We saw the dark side of 3D printing with the 3D printed semi-automatic rifle. Here’s a counter-example of the technology’s vast potential: a lightweight assistive device that might not have been made if not for 3d…

TRON Guitar: Grid Hero

TRON Guitar: Grid Hero
This is the Cybertech T-RON custom electric guitar. Hutchinson Guitar Concepts probably named it so to avoid any trademark issues, but we all know it’s referring to the hit 1982 sci-fi flick Tyrannosaurus Ron, a movie…

ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix

ASCII Street View: Look at the Matrix
Here’s a fun and trippy hack made by programmer Peter Nitsch. Nitsch’s website converts feed from Google’s Street View to ASCII art in real time. You can also search for locations, just like in the vanilla…

Power Pwn Powers Gadgets, Pwns Networks

Power Pwn Powers Gadgets, Pwns Networks
Pwnie Express first made waves in the hacking and cybersecurity community when they released the Pwn Plug, a device that looks like an electric air freshener but is actually a computer used for penetration testing, i.e.…

Super Nincoffee Jr.: Have a Nice Cup of Joe & Mac

Super Nincoffee Jr.: Have a Nice Cup of Joe & Mac
Most of the console mods we feature are either portable versions of older consoles or add aesthetic features. Rarely do we come across a hack that was made for the heck of it, like this coffeemaker…
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