11/12/2009, Kyle Evans has taken his technical know how to heavily modify this didgeridoo. I created this instrument to experiment in the combination of the organic sound qualities of a didgeridoo with the advanced signal processing capabilities of modern computer programming and sound synthesis. This custom built didgeridoo features externally mounted modules that allow the performer to process and manipulate the sound of the instrument in real time. All control data […]
11/11/2009, The Meizu M8 is the iPhone killer that never was, but perhaps with this fan-inspired hack, it could finally live up to a semblance of its full potential? Modified to run Google’s Android operating system, it will be interesting to see whether Meizu will take this route on an official basis or see the M8 waste its potential in the long run.
11/11/2009, It goes without saying that the killing of Atom processor support in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update by Apple was an unpopular move, but good news abounds. A computer genius is working on a hackintosh 10.6.2 fix that ought to be out within a few weeks, which would then place the ball back in Apple’s court on whether they’ll go ahead and try something that will irk the many netbook […]
11/11/2009, Truth might be stranger than fiction, and this adage holds true with the OutRun arcade cabinet that has been transformed into a car thanks to Garnet Hertz of the Pasadena Art Center College of Design. He has already installed all the relevant parts including wheels and motors to keep it up and running. An EVT America Electric Trike with electric motors will move the entire arcade cabinet with its “driver”, […]
11/10/2009, What happens when you throw in 120 LEDs, NerdKit, Python and an appropriate Google Voice module? Well, throw in some technical know how and you end up with a voice controlled LED sign. For instance, leaving a voicemail on the recipient’s Google Voice account by starting with “message”, and it will then show the message to everyone for reading in just minutes. Would be nice to see future iterations see […]
11/10/2009, Fancy turning the classic NES into something different? That’s what this guy did with his, the NEStickle which uses an old NES console chassis to hold a Sanwa joystick and its buttons within. The NEStickle will play nice with a variety of consoles including the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and computers from Windows, Mac and Linux stables. It doesn’t forget its humble roots either, coming with an NES controller that […]
11/10/2009, Who would’ve thought that the humble coaster could be used to control your HTPC? That’s exactly what Roteno Labs has done with their solution known as the RFiDJ. It relies on a set of picture frame coasters alongside mounted descriptive pictures as well as special RFID tags located within each one. Whenever a coaster is placed in the sensor area, the server will start to stream that specific selection which […]
11/09/2009, Here’s one of the best mods we’ve seen to the GameCube so far – the NCube. It will load stock discs from an exposed spinning disc drive, where the innards are basically ripped out from an original GameCube. Within the chassis would be Datamax Kid’s Delight, a Dreamcast Quantam Fighterpad, a 3rd party Wii Classic controller and components from the PSOne portable screen.
11/09/2009, Are you the type who loves to have a spot of classic retro gaming from time to time? Unfortunately, the upkeep of old handhelds and consoles can get pretty expensive and tedious in the long run, but here’s a new custom built device that might just save the day – the SNEGENES P which is capable of handling games from the NES, SNES and Sega Genesis with aplomb. This is […]
11/06/2009, Those who love shredding on their air guitars with imaginary riffs, why not realize the dream with the AIRduino guitar? David Fournier, Jean-Louis Giordano, Monireh Sanaei, Maziar Shelbaf and Gustav Sohtell are the brains behind the AIRduino guitar, which is in essence a wearable virtual instrument. Viva la open source, alongside full documentation to let you know how to get started.
11/04/2009, Justin merges the old and the new by incorporating playback of digital music using the functionality of a cassette which holds a microUSB port which can be connected to a compatible MP3 player. Perhaps future iterations will see FF/REW capabilities built right in, which can be triggered by turning the spools. Inconvenient, but cool.
11/04/2009, Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), mutation in our genes do not result in the next Professor X or Wolverine, but will most probably end up as a medical anomaly who will require extra attention and care for a very long time. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t use your perfectly functioning brain to come up with a DIY wrist mounted flamethrower in order to live […]
11/03/2009, Want to have something fierce or at least, unorthodox to keep watch over your cubicle whenever you’re away on a toilet break or chatting up the new secretary by the water cooler? The DIY autonomous sentry gun would come in handy then, so get your mouse clicking on the complete instructions that will result in an autonomous sentry gun that supposedly shoots anything that moves. No word on whether it […]
11/03/2009, Have some spare time on your hands for a DIY project? The Secret Knock Detecting door lock might be your cup of tea, where it relies on an Arduino alongside a ragtag collection of parts from a lab. The end result is a device that unlocks your door whenever it “hears” the right knock pattern which only you are privy to (alongside other people who you’ve shared to answer with). […]