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Handheld wireless visual interface for PS3

12/30/2009, The Sony PS3 has gotten an extremely interesting DIY peripheral in the form of a handheld wireless visual interface for Sony’s console, where a 1.2GHz wireless transmitter will send controller commands to the PS3, while retrieving video signals from...

Automatic Wireless Drink Mixer

12/30/2009, Forget the bartender – you can always check out the Automatic Wireless Drink Mixer, which is the culmination of a bunch of students from the University of Washington Electrical Engineering undergoing the Embedded Systems EE478 class. This automatic...

WW2 German Fighter Plane Sidecar

12/28/2009, Henrik Toth certainly has some mad soldering skills as he put together this WW2 Messerschmitt ME109 fighter plane together with a Yamaha Wild Star Cruiser, resulting in the WW2 German Fighter Plane Sidecar that is one of the cooler rides around the...

Laser harp makes music

12/24/2009, Jared has some leftover lasers from a previous project, and deciding to follow the mantra “waste not, want not”, he decided to put them to good use by conjuring this magical laser harp. This fine musical instrument replaces traditional strings...

Magic 8 ball hacked

12/22/2009, Who would have thought that a childhood staple like the Magic 8 ball could be hacked? Well, this person managed to do so, using a Plexiglas cutter to cut the glue at the seam of the ball before prying it apart with a screwdriver, and in the process,...

DIY pinball machine

12/21/2009, Jeri Ellsworth decided to make her very own pinball machine from scratch, which is an amazing achievement for just about anyone. This was made possible thanks to her efforts in cannibalizing subassemblies from other pinball machines, and while it is still...

Nook Hacked to Run Pandora

12/16/2009, After Barnes & Noble’s Nook eBook reader was hacked (or “rooted” as they call it), it was only a matter of time before folks started to try installing all sorts of programs on its Android OS. Now the folks over at nookDevs have...

IntoDream turns Dreamcast portable

12/15/2009, The Dreamcast is one of those consoles that had everything going for it, and yet it still died an unnatural death to the chagrin of many. Sega fan who prefers to go by the moniker Bacteria has spent the last four months of his life working on a portable...

Keg volume monitor

12/14/2009, Just how much beer do you have left inside that beer keg of yours? The DIY beer keg monitor might just come in handy then, where it is capable of letting you know the remaining amount of carbon dioxide within the canister, monitoring and regulating...

Modular 68000 computer

12/10/2009, Flickr user nike6 is currently working on his latest project, which is building a modular computer based on the Motorola 68000 processor using some interesting parts including perfboards, a homebrew header-based interconnect bus and a generous amount of...

H4rdw4re to crack GSM encryption

12/09/2009, Security firm H4RDW4RE from California aims to crack the A5/1 encryption standard that is used to secure GSM traffic from eavesdropping. As it stands right now, the A5/1 cipher is based on a 64-bit key, which means each handset comes with a 64-bit secret...

Fully automatic crossbow

12/08/2009, A gentleman with too much time on his (skilful) hands have come up with his fully automatic crossbow that ought to send a shiver down the spines of those whom it is pointed to. Of course, this isn’t the only invention from the said gentleman, as he...

USB wall charger

12/03/2009, Who would have thought that we would see the day where your regular wall power outlet shows off nothing but USB ports for you to juice up thirsty USB-powered devices? If patience is not your virtue, you can always literally take things into your own hand...

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser

11/30/2009, One of the wackier home-made vehicles to date, the JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser cum Tank was specially built and designed by NAO Design of Palo Alto, California back in 2002. This is an actual motorized vehicle that can be purchased directly from...