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Tag: Hack

Spruce Deuce, the Robot Drummer Percusses His Way Into Our Hearts

Spruce Deuce, the Robot Drummer Percusses His Way Into Our Hearts
Music geek/artist Steve Averill created this crazy contraption, a plywood robot that can play drums. Spruce Deuce gets his rhythm by using a set of arm and wrist servos, controlled by a Highly Liquid MD24 MIDI servo controller.

Power Laces Are Right Off Marty Mcfly’s Feet

Power Laces Are Right Off Marty Mcfly’s Feet
I have a thing for cars and gadgets. I tend to mark the films and TV shows of my childhood by the car the characters drove and the gadgets in the flick. Magnum PI had his Ferrari, Rockford had his Trans Am, Bo and Luke had the General, and Back to the Future II had that sweet DeLorean, the hover board, and those shoes that lace themselves.

Wrist Flamethrower is an Accident Waiting to Happen, but We Still Love It

Wrist Flamethrower is an Accident Waiting to Happen, but We Still Love It
ShockSlayer is one of those guys you can rely on to crank out cool portable game consoles, and the (occasional light-up Zelda belt buckle) but it turns out that in his spare time, he likes to play with fire.

IPhone 4 + Dslr Lens = Craziest Camera of the Day

IPhone 4 + Dslr Lens = Craziest Camera of the Day
The guys over at Hypebeast stumbled onto these images of an iPhone 4 paired up with the lens from a dSLR camera. While details are scarce, and some commenters think the rig is fake, I think it’s real, especially from the Manfrotto pocket tripod mount, which is a legitimate photographers accessory, featured previously here on Technabob.

Frash: Android Flash Ported to iPad: Could It Make Jailbreaking Worth It?

Frash: Android Flash Ported to iPad: Could It Make Jailbreaking Worth It?
The quest to bring Flash to Apple’s tablet continues, and we have yet another contender. A developer going by the name of Comex (who also made the iOS jailbreaking software Spirit) has ported the Android Flash runtime to the iPad.

IPhone 4 Gets Folding Keyboard (Sorta)

IPhone 4 Gets Folding Keyboard (Sorta)
iPhone haters really like to rag on the fact that the phone has no actually keys, only virtual ones. This somewhat impractical, but clever add-on aims to fix that shortcoming. By taking a small wireless Bluetooth keyboard, and crafting a hinged mount for it, modder Pachimon managed to do what we once thought was impossible – give the iPhone actual keys!

The Tubbiedrone: Teletubbies Gone Horribly Wrong

The Tubbiedrone: Teletubbies Gone Horribly Wrong
Now, I have to start out by saying that I’ve always thought that Teletubbies were creepy looking in their “normal” state. But after I saw this circuit-bent mutant Teletubby from MegaToothpasteMammals, I know I’m going to have nightmares tonight.

USB Typewriters: the Ultimate Retro Keyboards

USB Typewriters: the Ultimate Retro Keyboards
Miss the arduously slow process of typing on a mechanical typewriter? Me neither. But if you’re longing for that 5 word-per-minute typing speed, you might want to check out these retro typewriters that have been converted into USB keyboards.

High Power Nerf Cannon Mod Fires Balls Up to 75 Feet

High Power Nerf Cannon Mod Fires Balls Up to 75 Feet
Hacker Kipkay is up to his tricks again. In his latest instructional video clip, he shows us how to turn an ordinary NERF gun into a high-power portable cannon.

I-Pod + 8-Track = Apple I-Track

I-Pod + 8-Track = Apple I-Track
Boy, I feel like it’s been a billion years since I even saw an 8-track tape, let alone listened to one. This kooky mod-job breathed new life into an old 8-track deck, letting it play tunes stored on an iPod.

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing
A bunch of hackers planned an elaborate prank. They decided to convert their campus astronomy building into a giant R2-D2. All in all, it looks awesome! This took place at the Carleton College in Minnesota. The building they dressed up was Goodsell, which has a domed observatory, so it was perfect for this prank.

Working LEGO Printer Uses Felt-Tip Pens: Say What?

Working LEGO Printer Uses Felt-Tip Pens: Say What?
I know that LEGO bricks can be used to make many things, but this is the first time that I’ve seen them being used for making fully-functional printer. This LEGO printer was created by a guy named Squirrelfantasy.

IPad + Velcro = Pure Genius

IPad + Velcro = Pure Genius
What happens when you outfit your shiny new iPad with a couple of strips of extra-wide Velcro? You turn Apple’s portable tablet into a wall-mountable hands-free display, that’s what. With strategically-placed strips of the toothy stuff, Jesse Rosten demonstrates a variety of nifty places you can stick your iPad once it’s been outfitted with Velcro.

Analog Tetris: Add Some Brawn to Your Video Gaming Life

Analog Tetris: Add Some Brawn to Your Video Gaming Life
It’s true that most video gaming involves sitting in front of some kind of monitor or HDTV, unless you’re playing Wii-Fit or Dance Dance Revolution. In an effort to make video gaming a bit healthier, a few Spanish designers have come up with Analog Tetris, the Tetris game that needs some brawn!

IPad + SNES + Wiimote = Geek Fantasy

IPad + SNES + Wiimote = Geek Fantasy
Combining three of geekdom’s favorite technologies, here’s a nifty hack which allows you to play old SNES games on your iPad and control them with a Wii-mote. In order to pull it off yourself, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPad, then install the latest version snes4iphone.

Apple Iie Gets Twitter on 5.25-Inch Floppy

Apple Iie Gets Twitter on 5.25-Inch Floppy
It’s always nice to see old school technology brought back from the dead to serve some modern purpose. In this case, we’re looking at an old Apple IIe, customized to display posts from Twitter. Modder Yergacheffe had to MacGyver together a PC to Apple II interface to transfer data from a modern PC’s USB port.