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Tag: Geeky

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.

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast

’90s PC Case Mod Hides Powerful Gaming Computer Inside: Beige Beast
Most PC case mods are designed to make the computer more eye-catching, but Dr.Moddnstine’s custom built PC has young blood wrapped in old bones, specifically the case of a discarded 1995 IBM Aptiva. It looks ancient from the outside, but open it up and it reveals a gaming-grade PC: Dr.Moddnstine had to heavily modify the Aptiva’s chassis so he could fit the new components inside, but as you can see he preserved the case and the outer appearance in general.
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Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition: Worlds Collide

Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition: Worlds Collide
Microsoft is now taking applications from software developers for the HoloLens Developer Edition, the beta version of its augmented reality computer. Yes, computer. The HoloLens doesn’t need to be connected to a PC to work because it is itself a Windows 10 computer.

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Nuanced WASD

Wooting One Analog Mechanical Keyboard: Nuanced WASD
The computer keyboard is the most versatile gaming controller by virtue of its number of keys. But unlike mice or the joysticks on gamepads, those keys typically have only two states: not pressed and pressed. Until now.

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.

DIY 3D Printed NFC Ring: Contactless Pay, Amiibo Ike, No Gimmick Shall Escape My Sight

DIY 3D Printed NFC Ring: Contactless Pay, Amiibo Ike, No Gimmick Shall Escape My Sight
It’s easy to find NFC or RFID rings these days. Adafruit sells them, but the electronics shop knows that it caters mainly to makers, so it came up with a guide for a customizable 3D printed ring.

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.

LEGO Rolling BB-8 Concept: Brick Ball

LEGO Rolling BB-8 Concept: Brick Ball
We’ve seen a couple of cool LEGO BB-8 models, but this LEGO Ideas proposal by Mark “mjsmiley” Smiley and James “artbot138” Garrett is significant because it can actually roll while its head stays upright, all using commercially available LEGO parts.

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.

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.

DIY Weighted Storage Cube End Table: For Ratman’s Den

DIY Weighted Storage Cube End Table: For Ratman’s Den
Redditor fetchbeer can now push Super Buttons and have someone to talk to when he’s going crazy. They made an end table that looks like the Weighted Storage Cube from Portal. The cube is made of MDF and foamboard and is lit from the inside with RGB LEDs.

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo

Ben Heck’s Giant Game Boy Runs On An Actual Game Boy: Nestendo
We’ve seen a couple of huge Game Boy replicas, but they were actually running off of a Raspberry Pi. With the help of Parker Dillman aka The Longhorn Engineer, The Ben Heck Show was able to connect a Game Boy to a VGA monitor to create a nearly 7:1 scale replica.

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating all of their senses to create an extremely realistic experience.

Dragon Ball Z Action Figure Lamps: Lamelamelaaaamp!

Dragon Ball Z Action Figure Lamps: Lamelamelaaaamp!
Etsy store LitUpInteriorDesign makes lamps out of used objects and toys. Some of their best designs involve Dragon Ball Z action figures, where the bulb is set up in such a way that they stand in for the characters’ energy attack.
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