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Tag: Hack

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You

Kinect Puffersphere Has its Eye on You
This may well be the coolest Kinect hack I have seen yet, despite the fact that it serves no purpose. I can only imagine how awesome this would be as a Halloween decoration. The geeks behind this hack took a Kinect and a spherical display from Pufferfish and hacked them together.

Times Square Screen iPhone Hack: Real or Fake?

Times Square Screen iPhone Hack: Real or Fake?
Is it possible to wirelessly transmit a video signal to any screen?  That’s what YouTube user BITcrash 44 claims to have done. Supposedly he has an invented a pair of devices that are able to send video – not a live one though – from an iPhone 4 to any screen.

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils
I am starting to think that there is no end to what a geek with some ingenuity and a Kinect can’t hack. Some geeks at MakerFaire over in the UK got bored and ran across a dude that had built some Tesla coils.

How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]

How to Build a Digital Pinball Machine [DIY]
I had a real pinball machine growing up that was gigantic and so loud it drove my parents crazy. We had to unplug the thing at night or you could hear it across the street. I don’t have room in my house today for a real pinball machine, and I bet most of you don’t either.

R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up

R2-D2 Xbox 360 Casemod Could Have Helped Anakin Lighten Up
He may not have 8 consoles and a million controllers connected to him, but this R2-D2 makes up for it by having a current-gen system, an Xbox 360. Built by Mark Bongo, owner of Major League Mods, the casemod also has a projector, speakers, HDMI out, optical audio out, as well as standard A/V out.

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?

Combination Lock-Picking Robot: Where Was This in Middle School?
I have never had a great memory. I tend to pack my brain with all sorts of facts, and the facts least important to my daily life are the ones that stick. I really hated middle school when the lockers in athletics used Master locks that had combinations.

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights

Kinect-omation Hack Controls Room Lights
Kinect hacks are the big new thing for geeks with time on their hands. That’s all fine and good since many of the hacks we have seen lately are actually things that are interesting. A hack has surfaced today that takes the Kinect and turns it into a home automation controller.

iPotti Lets You Know When the Throne is Vacant

iPotti Lets You Know When the Throne is Vacant
Years ago, when I had a “real job,” we had one bathroom in the entire place. The thing I always hated was if you waited too long to take a leak and had to go right then, someone was always in the bathroom.

iPhone 4 Broadens Its Color Palette

iPhone 4 Broadens Its Color Palette
Sure, you can easily get an iPhone 4 in black – and if Apple ever gets their act together – white, too. I’ve even seen a slick transparent iPhone 4 hack. But this is the first time I’ve come across a way to get the phone in other colors without having Colorware paint a custom one for you.

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4

Phantom of the Floppera: Floppy Music x4
We’ve heard floppy drive music hacks before, but never on this grand of a scale. By wiring a few floppy drives to a  microcontroller, YouTuber FunToTheHead cranked out this beautifully musical floppy drive hack.

Sneaker Speakers Play Music, Not Tennis

Sneaker Speakers Play Music, Not Tennis
I’ve seen some wacky speakers over the years – even a pair that looked like high heels. We even had a Nintendo NES crammed into a shoe. But I can officially tell you that this is the first time we’ve featured a pair of speakers built into sneakers here on Technabob.

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game

Kinect Hole in the Wall Hack Needs to be a Real Game
If you ever saw that Hole in the Wall game show, you know how ridiculous the concept of people standing around waiting to not get hit by a moving wall can be. Now, thanks to a clever hack with the Microsoft Kinect, it looks like you could someday play the game in your living room.

Cheap RC Car Modded With Arduino and PC for Telepresence and More

Cheap RC Car Modded With Arduino and PC for Telepresence and More
I really like cool RC gear, but the problem for me is that most of the RC cars have a very limited range. You get the things too far from you and they just won’t respond.

Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Microsoft Kinect

Roomba Vacuum Controlled By Microsoft Kinect
We can all agree that vacuuming sucks. It’s no fun to push that thing around the house sucking up all the debris and dirt that you and your family schleps inside. I have always thought that the inventor the Roomba should have been nominated for a Nobel Prize of some sort.

The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack

The 500-Dollar iRobot Telepresence Hack
I get the fact that some people need telepresence, but ultimately even the cheapest options can cost you thousands. That’s why I really like this telepresence robot hack from Johnny Chung Lee. The best news is that it only costs $500.

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android

Kinect Hacked to Operate on Android
Hackers and modders often look at things like a mountain climber. You don’t really need a reason to hack (or climb) something; you just do it because it’s there. Such is the case with this hack that makes the Microsoft Kinect work with the Android platform.