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Nook Software Hacked

12/14/2009, If you’re one luckier folks to be able to get your hands on a Barnes & Noble Nook eBook reader, what would you do with it? Well, the folks over a Nookdevs spent quite a bit of effort into hacking the Nook system, and it looks like their rewards...

Motorola Droid jailbreak

12/11/2009, It goes without saying that one needs not wait too long for a device to be cracked or hacked – and the Motorola Droid proved to be every bit as mortal as the iPhone. This Android-powered handset has been hacked successfully, allowing anyone to do...

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...

Voice-controlled toy piano

12/09/2009, singing and laughing with the toy piano from ranjit on Vimeo. We know that you can teach dogs tricks, even though they’re old ones, but to have an inanimate object listen to your every command and do your bidding? No, you don’t have to descend...

Keyboard wooden enclosure

12/08/2009, Wish that your keyboard at home had a little bit more organic feel to it? Why not take matter into your own hands literally, as what Matthias did for his Commodore 64 keyboard. The classic keyboard now comes encased in beautiful wood, and is guaranteed to...

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...

Old school Bluetooth handset

12/07/2009, Do you have some extra time on your hands? Why not take an old school POTS handset and make something out of it instead? Maker Jarek Lupinski decided to recycle older phones from his school, and decided to wield his DIY magic on it by transforming the...

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...

Sega Mega Drive iPod dock

11/25/2009, Well well, what do we have here? An ancient Sega Mega Drive that has its innards changed and rerouted, being reborn as an iPod dock instead? This mod certainly puts to good use the chassis of an old 16-bit games console. We’re waiting for an SNES...

DIY capacitive sensitive floor tiles

11/23/2009, Have some time on your hands and don’t want to remain idle and be associated with the devil’s workshop? This DIY capacitive sensitive floor tiles project ought to suit you then, as it allows you to construct a USB-connected DDR controller from...

Wooden Induction Charger

11/23/2009, The Powermat surely kicked off a new way of juicing up your thirsty devices after a long, hard day at work, but this mod brings things to another level. The guts of the Powermat office charging solution have been removed and placed within a hollowed-out...

iPhone macro lens carousel mod

11/23/2009, Have a pile of junk in your working area that you’re not quite sure what you could do with them? The iPhone macro lens carousel mod might trigger a spark or two in your brain, where it offers an opportunity to come up with a unique accessory for...