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Tag: Hack

Arduino Gamepack: Make Your Own Open Source Gameboy

Arduino Gamepack: Make Your Own Open Source Gameboy
Sure, you can pick up a used Gameboy for about $20 bucks over on eBay these days, but why buy one when you could build one for yourself? Matt over at Liquidware decided to build an “open source Gameboy” (known as the Gamepack) using off-the-shelf parts, including the modder-friendly Arduino microprocessor.

Xbox Classic Slims Down to Fighting Weight

Xbox Classic Slims Down to Fighting Weight
LOOKING FOR THE NEW XBOX 360 SLIM? CHECK IT OUT HERE! While the original Xbox is nary a memory in most of our minds, it’s still a popular console for hacking together media centers and other homebrew apps.

Gakken Sx-150 Analog Synthesizer is a Hacker’S Delight

Gakken Sx-150 Analog Synthesizer is a Hacker’S Delight
The Gakken SX-150 is a little analog synthesizer kit that came packaged in a recent issue of a Japanese DIY science magazine. Now, these funky mini synths have started to show up around the globe, leaving all sorts of interesting beeps, blips and squeals in their wake.

Tv-B-Gone Goes Pro, Shuts of Tvs 300 Feet Away

Tv-B-Gone Goes Pro, Shuts of Tvs 300 Feet Away
Got an evil streak? The makers of the infamous TV-B-Gone remote control have come up with an extra-strength version of their gizmo which can turn off almost any television set from hundreds of feet away. Packaged in a case that’s designed to look like a super-chunky mock iPhone, the TV-B-Gone SHP (Super High Power) can shut down more than 90% of all televisions worldwide with a simple push of a button.

The Brain Machine Will Make Your Head Spin

The Brain Machine Will Make Your Head Spin
The guys over at MAKE recently showed visitors how to make a “Brain Machine”, a trippy looking device which reaches into your mind and helps you to chill out. Now, thanks to the miracle of modern science, you can buy one in kit form and try it on for yourself.

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!

Solar Powered Robotic Bugs on the Attack!
If you don’t happen to have enough room for one of those 22-foot tall styrofoam robots to defend the homestead, that’s okay. Thanks to the wild and wonderful creations of robot insect builder TinyMinds, you can get your hands on some little robots which should do the trick just as well.

Dead iPod Gets Second Life as a Mouse

Dead iPod Gets Second Life as a Mouse
Got a broken old iPod lying around? Besides dropping it in the dumpster, what else can you do with it? Well if you’re like this resourceful modder, you turn it into a mouse. After stefferroo’s brother dropped his iPod under his car and then proceeded to run it over, it was surely headed for the trash bin.

Mr. Microphone Spy Hack: be Back to Stalk You Later

Mr. Microphone Spy Hack: be Back to Stalk You Later
Remember the 1970s classic Mr. Microphone? Here’s a fun use for the old toy that turns it into a bit more devious of a device than originally intended. This brilliant, but simple hack by electronics tinkerer Kipkay takes the guts out of an old Mr.

Wii Fit Balance Board Controls World of Warcraft

Wii Fit Balance Board Controls World of Warcraft
I haven’t come across too many hacks involving the Wii Fit Balance Board yet, but they are starting to emerge. In this recent demo, the board has been configured to control 3D movement in a game of World of Warcraft 3.

Robot Beggars – That’S All We Need Now.

Robot Beggars – That’S All We Need Now.
Now I’m sympathetic to those who have fallen on hard times, many of us still find people who beg for money to be irritating. So why someone would go through the trouble of building a robot that begs for spare change is anyone’s guess.

Lifetime Clock Slows Time to a Crawl

Lifetime Clock Slows Time to a Crawl
This clock tells time not in hours, minutes or seconds, but in years. It’s designed to very, very slowly make its way around the dial as you age. Each number on the dial corresponds to a 7-year period of your life.

Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]

Apple Floppy Drive Reborn as an Amplifier [Casemod]
Have some old computer gear lying around? Why not do what this guy did, and turn it into something useful once more. By taking an old Apple 5-1/4″ floppy drive he found at a thrift store, then working some electronics wizardry on the interior, modder Jeff Kobi took this old piece of tech junk and gave it new life as a retro-styled amplifier.

Unreal Tournament 3 Gets the LEGO Treatment [Mods]

Unreal Tournament 3 Gets the LEGO Treatment [Mods]
UTIII is one of the few console games out there that really lets gamers create their own unique maps. I don’t mean just moving a few things around like you can with Halo 3’s Forge mode.

Ninja Gaiden 2 Release Date Announced [Xbox 360]

Ninja Gaiden 2 Release Date Announced [Xbox 360]
Prepare for a bloody good time. My favorite hack-and-slash game of all time is finally getting its due with a real next-gen update. Ninja Gaiden 2, long in the works from Tomonobu Itagaki and the video game artisans from Team Ninja finally has an official release date.

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications
While a few of us are are patiently awaiting the release of Apple’s application SDK for the iPhone and iPod Touch, crafty (and impatient) developers have found ways to run plenty of their own applications on the popular media players.

Windows Xp and 98 Make Beautiful Music Together

Windows Xp and 98 Make Beautiful Music Together
So what happens when you take the system sounds from Windows XP and Windows 98 and carefully arrange them in a music sequencer? Something pretty unexpected, I’d say. This is truly a case where the whole is definitely greater than the some of its parts.