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Tag: Ben Heck

Glowing Toilet Light is Perfect for the Wee Hours of the Night

Glowing Toilet Light is Perfect for the Wee Hours of the Night
I never go into the bathroom upstairs at my house. That’s the bathroom my son uses, and he can’t aim. If he goes to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I can guarantee you there’s more on the lid and the floor than in the toilet.

Xbox 360 Controller Hot Pocket Dispenser: Another First World Problem Solved

Xbox 360 Controller Hot Pocket Dispenser: Another First World Problem Solved
You’re in the middle of an intense gaming session, talking to each NPC you meet, hoping to stumble upon a line or a glitch that you can turn into a meme, when suddenly your stomach rumbles.

Ben Heck Creates Xbox 360 Automatic Disc Changer

Ben Heck Creates Xbox 360 Automatic Disc Changer
When I had more than one person over playing video games as a kid we always ended up in an argument about who would change the video game when we wanted to swap titles. It usually ended up in stalemate with some of my friends and we would all just sit there starting at a game no one wanted to play because we were all too stubborn to get up and change the game.

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect

Ben Heck Makes Motion Detecting Hand Sanitizer: No, He Didn’t Use a Kinect
Ben Heck may have earned fame and fortune (and possibly love) by creating custom video game devices, but that doesn’t mean that that’s all he’s good for. In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show the master modder set his sights on a loftier goal – making sure hospital employees keep their hands clean.

Xbox 2600: Ben Heck Builds Atari-Themed Xbox 360 Laptop

Xbox 2600: Ben Heck Builds Atari-Themed Xbox 360 Laptop
Atari will be re-releasing some of their classic games on Xbox Live, and to help promote it they’ve asked modder Ben Heck to create an Atari-inspired Xbox 360 laptop. At first I thought he was going to stuff the guts of a 360 into an Atari 2600, but the case of the old console probably doesn’t have enough room.

Build a DIY Hand-Cranked USB Charger

Build a DIY Hand-Cranked USB Charger
If your phone dies in the woods, how do you charge it? Sure, you can bring a backup battery, but what if you’re out there for an extended period of time? You do have options of solar power, or maybe even wind power.

Ben Heck Ruggedized PS3 Is Ready to Go to War

Ben Heck Ruggedized PS3 Is Ready to Go to War
Out of all the things that he’s known for in the gadget world, modder Ben Heck is most famous for his unique specialty – making portable versions of current video game consoles. His latest portable console was made for a couple that’s currently serving in the US Army in Afghanistan, and that’s why Ben Heck made sure that the mod would be as tough as its owners.

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying
Created for the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, the modder created yet another ingenious design, a laptop with a screen optimized for flying in a in the cramped cabin of a commercial airplane. If any of you have ever tried to use your laptop on the tray table of an airplane, you know how irritating it can be to get the screen angle to work where you can comfortably view it.

Ben Heck’s Portal T-Shirt is Not a Lie

Ben Heck’s Portal T-Shirt is Not a Lie
Not one to rest on his laurels, modder Ben Heck is once more “at it”, cranking out an awesome geek costume just in time for Halloween. By rigging up a chest-mounted LCD screen and a back-mounted CCD camera, he’s created this Portal-inspired t-shirt.

Ben Heck’s Xbox 360 Slim Portable Hits the Web

Ben Heck’s Xbox 360 Slim Portable Hits the Web
This is far from the first time that Ben Heck has put together an Xbox 360 portable, but it is the first Xbox 360 Slim portable he’s done – or that anyone has completed, for that matter.

The Ben Heck Show

The Ben Heck Show
Well, it had to happen sooner or later. Casemod god Benjamin Heckendorn is all grown up and has gone and gotten himself his own TV show. Okay, it’s just an Internet TV show, and pretty much anyone can have one of those, but Ben is cool, and we’re excited for his new show.

Ben Heck Wants You… to Submit a Project Idea

Ben Heck Wants You… to Submit a Project Idea
Do you love the creations of real-life Forge Benjamin “Ben Heck” Heckendorn? Do you have an idea for a cool gizmo? Then pass on your idea to Ben Heck, and if he deems it worthy, he will create it!

Ben Heck Cranks Out Another PS3 Slim Laptop

Ben Heck Cranks Out Another PS3 Slim Laptop
Looks like modder Ben Heck is at it once again. He’s cranked out yet another of his wondrous console casemods – this time it’s a new variation on his earlier PS3 Slim laptop. His latest take on the portable PS3 Slim incorporates many of the design elements of the first one, with some subtle changes.

PS3 Slim Laptop by Ben Heck for Sale on Ebay

PS3 Slim Laptop by Ben Heck for Sale on Ebay
One rich & lucky bastard is about to get his hands on one of Ben Heck’s PS3 Slim laptops, because it’s up for grabs on eBay right now. Yes, that’s right, don’t read the rest of this post.

Customized Playstation 3 Controller by Ben Heck: I Don’t Get It

Customized Playstation 3 Controller by Ben Heck: I Don’t Get It
Master modician Ben Heck was commissioned to create a customized Playstation 3 controller. The customer wanted Heck “to make the shoulder buttons easier to get at”. Judging from the finished product, which required the removal of the rumble motors, I’m inclined to believe that the customer has 4 extra thumbs and no ring and middle fingers.

Atari 800 Laptop Casemod Gets Another Go by Ben Heck

Atari 800 Laptop Casemod Gets Another Go by Ben Heck
You can always count on modder Ben Heck to outdo himself, and this time, he’s built his best Atari 800 laptop yet. This is the third revision of the Atari 800 laptop that Ben has built, and this one captures the spirit of the original 8-bit machine the best.