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This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things

This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things
YouTuber Michael Reeves thinks that Roombas are far too calm and collected when they bump into objects. They really should be more upset. I mean it hurts when I walk into walls. Not that that happens very often. It would be nice if Roombas reacted more like I do when…

Lime Scooters Are Saying Rude Things in Australia

Lime Scooters Are Saying Rude Things in Australia
These days, cities around the globe offer bicycles and scooters for rent. In Australia, Lime Scooters are one of the better known brands. Unfortunately, some of their scooters have started behaving badly. At least eight of the company’s e-scooters have been pulled from the streets after they were hacked to…
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Custom Cartridge Turns Game Boy Into a Wireless Controller

Custom Cartridge Turns Game Boy Into a Wireless Controller
These days, we play a lot of retro games on modern consoles, so naturally classic controllers have become popular. You can buy these remade controllers from several third-party manufacturers to provide a more authentic retro gaming experience. But how about playing those old games by using a Game Boy as…

Finally, a Rubik’s Cube That Solves Itself

Finally, a Rubik’s Cube That Solves Itself
We’ve watched many a nerd solve a Rubik’s Cube in like 4 seconds flat and we’ve also seen our share of robots that can solve it quickly as well. But until now, a Rubik’s Cube has never been able to solve itself. Hell, humans can’t even solve themselves, which is…

Texas Cowboy Moves to New Jersey and Builds an Electric Horse

Texas Cowboy Moves to New Jersey and Builds an Electric Horse
Few things are less appealing to a cowboy from the rural wilds of Texas that is a real rodeo cowboy than moving to New Jersey. This is exactly what happened to Steve Bacque when he met a woman from Jersey and got married. The couple moved back to her home…

Guy Turns Car Windshield Wiper Fluid Spray Into Drink Dispenser

Guy Turns Car Windshield Wiper Fluid Spray Into Drink Dispenser
Do you get thirsty on long car rides? Daniel Tillotson does, and wanted to safely enjoy a beverage without taking his hands off the wheel. So he modified the mechanism that sprays wiper fluid onto his Subaru’s windshield to spray kombucha directly into his mouth while he’s driving. This is…

This NERF-inspired Bazooka Is Anything But Safe

This NERF-inspired Bazooka Is Anything But Safe
Over the last few years, NERF has added some awesome larger guns to its arsenal. Some even need a shoulder strap. But none of those weapons compare to Ryan & David’s recent creation: We’re talking a four-foot long custom-built rocket launcher that fires oversized darts made from pool noodles. Yes,…

This “Smart” Fingerprint Padlock Is Easily Defeated with a Screwdriver

This “Smart” Fingerprint Padlock Is Easily Defeated with a Screwdriver
Check out this fingerprint padlock. It was sent to lockpicking hobbyist LockPickingLawyer for review. It didn’t take him long to figure out that this lock can be disassembled by simply removing three Torx screws around the bezel. You don’t need a LockPickingLawyer to know that this isn’t going to keep…

Artist Turns Car into a Pizza Oven on Wheels

Artist Turns Car into a Pizza Oven on Wheels
New York style… Chicago style… California style… everyone has their favorite kind of pizza. I personally like a super-thin and crispy brick oven pizza like the ones they make in Italy. Now, thanks to one enterprising artist, you can have a delicious thin-crust pizza cooked up inside of a car.…

This Polaroid Camera Prints on Receipt Paper

This Polaroid Camera Prints on Receipt Paper
These days, shooting on film is expensive, and it continues to get more expensive. If you use an instant camera, like Polaroid it costs a lot to snap pics. $19 for just eight shots was too much for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to print…

Guy Mods Rowing Machine, Forcing Kids to Exercise While Playing Video Games

Guy Mods Rowing Machine, Forcing Kids to Exercise While Playing Video Games
Do your kids sit around on the couch all day playing video games? That’s no way to stay in shape. Jeremy Fielding came up with a solution to the problem, by modding an old rowing machine so it must be constantly used in order for his kids’ Wii to be…

This Rubik’s Cube Has People’s Faces Instead of Colors

This Rubik’s Cube Has People’s Faces Instead of Colors
Rubik’s Cubes are way too easy for today’s nerds to solve, what with their simple colors on each side and all, so we need to make things harder for them. People (and robots) are solving these puzzles in a couple of seconds now. Putting monochrome images on each cube seems…

Guy Hacks Nintendo Switch to Work on an 80s Sony Watchman

Guy Hacks Nintendo Switch to Work on an 80s Sony Watchman
The Sony’s 1986 Watchman portable TV and the Nintendo Switch just got together, and the result is pretty awesome. What’s great is that this hack is collector-friendly, because you don’t have to open or make any modifications to the classic portable TV to make it work. YouTuber My Mate VINCE…

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run
Simone Giertz is known for building some not so great robots. When not building crappy robots, she likes to do other weird and wonderful things. Take, for example, her latest project, in which she teamed up with William Osman to modify her tiny electric Citicar, aka Cheese Louise. She didn’t…

Guy Builds a Singing Furby Organ to Haunt our Dreams

Guy Builds a Singing Furby Organ to Haunt our Dreams
Furbys may be fun for kids of a certain age, but to the rest of us they are slightly terrifying. Now they’ve become even more nightmarish in the hands of Sam Battle, the hacker and musician behind the YouTube channel Look Mum No Computer. He hacked together 44 Furby toys…

This Flash Drive Self-Destructs After Killing Your Computer

This Flash Drive Self-Destructs After Killing Your Computer
Even when they deliver malicious software, most USB drives don’t explode afterward, thank God. They just quietly sit there, having done their job. But a hacker who goes by “MG” on Medium has detailed a recent project where he created a Mission Impossible-style flash drive that does blow up after…
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