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Tag: Ben Heck

Ben Heck’s Next Project: the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine

Ben Heck’s Next Project: the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine
Master modician Benjamin Heckendorn is known for his video game console-to-laptop transformations, but most of his creations are either commissioned works or are sold for a cause. This time he’s making something for himself, and he’s decided to go with a pinball machine.

Ben Heck’S Xbox 360 Laptop Rev. 5 is One Bad Mofo Portable System

Ben Heck’S Xbox 360 Laptop Rev. 5 is One Bad Mofo Portable System
This wouldn’t be the first time that casemodding king Ben Heck has cranked out an Xbox 360 laptop. As a matter of fact, this is the fifth revision of Heck’s portable 360 modding shenanigans. But the fact that he manages to cram such a beefy system into a portable case never gets old for me.

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop

Play International Karate on the Go With the Commodore 64 Laptop
It only took Ben Heckendorn a week and a half to make a Commodore 64 laptop that really looks like it was from 1982. What can you do in a week and a half? Me? I can finish Contra in a week and a half.

Ben Heck Collabos With Colorware to Create Xbox 360 Laptop for Thq’S Darksiders Game

Ben Heck Collabos With Colorware to Create Xbox 360 Laptop for Thq’S Darksiders Game
A portable Xbox 360? All in a day’s work for Ben Heckendorn. But now that he’s gone bigtime, the Heck had to work with ColorWare to create a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360laptop. The result? The usual awesome.

Breath-Controlled Kick Pedal for Guitar Heroes

Breath-Controlled Kick Pedal for Guitar Heroes
Mods and hacks aren’t always about looking good; often the more clever and crafty individuals among us will bend their minds to  making something more versatile in order to fill a need. In this case, a wheelchair-bound Guitar Hero enthusiast needed to find a way to circumvent the kick pedal on the World Tour drum set.

Ehrfürchtig: Castle Wolfenstein-Themed Case Mod

Ehrfürchtig: Castle Wolfenstein-Themed Case Mod
What does it take to be praised by modding magician Ben Heck? An all-out throwback to Metal Gear’s German counterpart, that’s what. Modder/ secret war plans stealer Sheyr got the Heckman’s nod for this sweet Wolfenstein PC case mod.

Have It Both Ways: Atari 360

Have It Both Ways: Atari 360
So maybe you like to play the latest and greatest (arcade) games but you don’t necessarily like the latest and greatest controllers. The answer, clearly, is to build a hybrid monster of controllers to suit your specifications.

Ben Heck’s PS3 Laptop Hits the Streets [Casemod]

Ben Heck’s PS3 Laptop Hits the Streets [Casemod]
Looks like our favorite god of mods is at it again. This time, Ben Heck has really outdone himself with this amazing feat of engineering — cramming an entire Playstation 3 into a laptop. The portable PS3 features a slick, glossy black case, and a nice big 17-inch LCD screen running at 720p resolution.

Xbox 360 Elite Laptop: Ben Heck is at It Again

Xbox 360 Elite Laptop: Ben Heck is at It Again
While most of you are tuned in to the Superbowl, a little bird whispered in my ear to let me know about the latest portable console creation by modder extraordinaire Ben Heck. I give you the Xbox 360 Elite Laptop.

Xbox Controller Swallows Xbox 360 Controller

Xbox Controller Swallows Xbox 360 Controller
Console Mod Man Ben Heck is at it again. Now he’s taken the mammoth controller from an original Xbox, gutted it, and stuffed it with the contents of an Xbox 360 wireless controller. Other than a little Xbox Guide button he added between the “Back” and “Start” buttons and the built-in headset jack, you’d never know this wasn’t just a plain old Xbox controller.

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.

Ben Heck’s Gameport: Retro Gaming for the Masses

Ben Heck’s Gameport: Retro Gaming for the Masses
The world’s most prolific console modder, Ben Heck, has a new trick up his sleeve. This time, he’s partnered up with a company called Gameport to design a portable emulation console for mass-production. Currently in the prototype stages, the pocket-sized Gameport will be capable of emulating multiple classic 8-bit systems, currently the Atari 2600 and Colecovision, with additional systems to come in future.

Xbox 360 Laptop Mod V2.0 From Ben Heck

Xbox 360 Laptop Mod V2.0 From Ben Heck
Hot on the heels of Ben Heck’s last mod, the PS360 hybrid joystick, he’s at it again. This time he’s cranked out another Xbox 360 laptop, which improves on the original one he did a few months back.

Ben Heck’s PS360 Sixaxis Controller

Ben Heck’s PS360 Sixaxis Controller
Console modder extraordinaire Ben Heck is at it again. This time, he’s carefully taken the guts of the Playstation 3’s SIXAXIS controller and sandwiched them inside of an Xbox 360’s wireless controller. There’s something that’s oh-so-wrong but oh-so-right about the strange bedfellows coming together to form a single mutant controller.

The Wii Laptop

The Wii Laptop
My favorite console mod-god, Ben Heck is at it again. This time, he’s helped Engadget take Nintendo’s Wii gaming console and turned it into a laptop. The portable features a 7-inch widescreen LCD monitor, and even has a built-in “sensor bar” replacement at the top of the screen.

Atari 2600 Portable Updated

Atari 2600 Portable Updated
Our favorite modder of all things video game has to be Ben Heckendorn (aka “Ben Heck”.) He’s brought us portable Xbox 360s, Atari 800s and the original portable version of the Atari 2600 VCS. Ben’s latest endeavor was to take his original Atari VCSp (his first portable 2600,) and update it into a cleaner more modern design.