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Tag: Hack

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block
Remember the Mac Mini that was modded into an old Apple ][ Disk Drive a couple of years back? Well, the modder behind the build has now put it up for sale on eBay, to make room for other projects.

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind
Despite the fact that there are people (and robots) out there who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 5 seconds, my tiny brain still needs at least 20 minutes to solve one. But imagine if you were blind (or even color blind).

IKEA Kitchen Handle Hacked Into iPad Stand

IKEA Kitchen Handle Hacked Into iPad Stand
While holding your iPad in your hands in typically the way you use a tablet, sometimes it’s nice to set it in a stand so you can watch movies, read recipes, or use it as a photo frame.

New Father Uses Wii-mote, Lasers to Keep His Child Safe

New Father Uses Wii-mote, Lasers to Keep His Child Safe
It’s not easy being a new father. Infants are so tiny and delicate that I’m scared to even look at them. So I totally understand why this guy went the extra mile to look after his new child.

Guy Makes Portal Loop in His Room

Guy Makes Portal Loop in His Room
How’d you like a Portal in your bedroom? Well, this guy managed to put a pair of Portals in his walls, with a little help from IKEA.

Unity Project: The 20-in-1 Console

Unity Project: The 20-in-1 Console
You think a hack that houses 8 consoles is insane? How about one super console that can play 20 different videogame formats? It’s called a PC with emulators Unity, a super console project by veteran modder Bacteria that will assimilate the circuit boards of 17 consoles but run from just one power supply and use just a single controller.

Commodore 64 Guitar Has a Faster CPU than the NES Guitar

Commodore 64 Guitar Has a Faster CPU than the NES Guitar
I love a good mod. The crazier the better. This one is crazy and all kinds of retro awesome. Some of you might know Jeri Ellsworth. She works for Valve and helped them start their hardware R&D department.

Guy Creates Star Trek Phaser, Sets It to Stun… a Balloon

Guy Creates Star Trek Phaser, Sets It to Stun… a Balloon
We are well on our way toward a real working Star Trek phaser with a stun setting as evidenced by the video below. This guy created a working phaser in his garage and it is amazing.

James Bond Theme Played on Floppy Drives: Double-Sided, Double-Density, 007

James Bond Theme Played on Floppy Drives: Double-Sided, Double-Density, 007
If you enjoy music and have a bunch of old floppy drives lying around, why not turn them into an instrument of sorts. For instance, you’ve probably always wanted to hear the James Bond theme played by some old floppy drives, right?

Video Game Mini Golf Course Not Just Par for the Course

Video Game Mini Golf Course Not Just Par for the Course
Tom Scott, along with some friends ported some video games like Minecraft, Portal, and The Crystal Maze into a mini-golf game for some extra fun and it looks like an awesome time for all, despite the fact that there is no Super Mario anywhere.

Embroidered Space Invaders Mouse Pad: Cross-Stitch Invaders

Embroidered Space Invaders Mouse Pad: Cross-Stitch Invaders
Even though you don’t really need a mouse pad to make your mouse work these days, most people still have one. I know that I like using my mouse pad with my desktop, no matter what the surface it’s resting on.

Worlds Smallest Atari 2600 Still Can’t Improve E.T., Kool-Aid Man

Worlds Smallest Atari 2600 Still Can’t Improve E.T., Kool-Aid Man
Much as I love the memories of my original Atari 2600 console, I have to say that out of all of the retro gaming systems out there, the 2600 has stood the test of time the worst.

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic

Kinect-a-Sketch Updates an Old Classic
What if you could play with your Etch-a-Sketch by simply moving your hands in the air? That would be pretty awesome. What once might have seemed like magic is now a reality. The Kinect-a-Sketch merges Etch-a-Sketch technology with gesture recognition.

Blackberry PlayBook Drives R/C Robot Car

Blackberry PlayBook Drives R/C Robot Car
Some video footage has surfaced of a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet being used as a remote control for a robotic car – complete with some soothing soul music. We don’t know much about this project, but we do know that the PlayBook controls the car over the Wi-fi network provided by a BlackBerry Bold 9900 – and the app was written by a guy named Kamila Sternal.

Epson Moverio BT-100 Video Glasses Hacked to Control Parrot AR.Drone

Epson Moverio BT-100 Video Glasses Hacked to Control Parrot AR.Drone
I bet a lot of you are like me and get a kick out of seeing the mashups geeks can whip up with a couple gadgets and some spare time. Thomas Sohmers has what might be one of the coolest combos I’ve seen in a long time.

PS Vita Fight Stick Mod is Like Having an Arcade Cabinet with a Tiny Screen

PS Vita Fight Stick Mod is Like Having an Arcade Cabinet with a Tiny Screen
The new Sony PS Vita portable gaming console recently launched worldwide, so if you are lucky enough to have one you have probably been enjoying games like Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Whether you like the Vita or not, here is a cool fight stick mod that you will want to check out.