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Category: DIY + Hacks

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…
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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…

3D-Printed Semi-Automatic Rifle Actually Works

3D-Printed Semi-Automatic Rifle Actually Works
I guess it was only a matter of time before 3D printers were able to replicate or start making some more, shall we say “handy” tools. Check out what amateur gunsmith HaveBlue was able to do…

LED Etch-a-Sketch Lets You Draw Your Own Lamp

LED Etch-a-Sketch Lets You Draw Your Own Lamp
We’ve seen a variety of hacks and mods based on the Etch-a-Sketch, but none of them messed with the way it makes images. That’s exactly what Christopher Monaco did. He built his own take on the…

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player

MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player
Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed,…

Lil’G Necronombox Bluetooth Speaker: Limbo Blaster

Lil’G Necronombox Bluetooth Speaker: Limbo Blaster
The popularity of mobile music players has given rise to a variety of Bluetooth speakers. Some of them cater to sporty people, others with more modern or minimalist tastes. I guess Josh Marlar went with a,…

TinkerBrick Case Combines iPods with LEGO

TinkerBrick Case Combines iPods with LEGO
As you know, we love LEGO bricks around here. There’s something just so amazing about the billions of different creative things you can do with these little modular components. Now, you can combine your LEGO enthusiasm…

Datamancer Steampunk Laptop 2.0: A Gamer’s Laptop in Shelf’s Clothing

Datamancer Steampunk Laptop 2.0: A Gamer’s Laptop in Shelf’s Clothing
We’ve featured Richard Nagy aka Datamancer’s steampunk laptop before, but like most modern gadgets, Datamancer’s products evolve. Unlike most modern gadgets, the second revision of his laptop is encased in wood and adorned with brass and…

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need

Wi-Fi Extending Robot: Not the Hero We Deserve, But the One We Need
A group of students from Boston’s Northeastern University have built a robot that should become every gadget lover’s best bud. Why? Because this unnamed hero is a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It can even extend its network…

DIY Google Glasses Provide Translation via Subtitles

DIY Google Glasses Provide Translation via Subtitles
The first time we featured programmer Will Powell, we learned how he was able to make a crude version of Google’s Project Glass augmented reality glasses. It turns out that Powell has made another version of…

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete

Trash Can Chases After Garbage, Renders an Office Game Obsolete
If you thought the remote-controlled trash can was neat, wait ’til you see this ingenious invention. It actually catches anything you throw in its vicinity, aim be damned. It wasn’t made in Soviet Russia though –…

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter

London Eye to Become Giant Twitter Sentiment Meter
I’ve always thought one the most interesting landmarks in England was the London Eye. I would call it a ferris wheel, as I think most people from the US would, but it’s simply known as the…
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