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 version now…
11/25/2009, Are you looking for a way to store your netbook in a fun manner without looking all too serious about it? This handmade NES controller pouch might just fit the bill, as it retails for $49.99 over at Etsy – pretty reasonable considering this is hand-crafted and all. Still, it won’t offer optimal protection since it is made of felted material, but it will turn heads – that’s for sure.
11/25/2009, Bored of your Xbox 360’s boring design and looks? Well, check out this XBEE (XB Elegant Edition) mod, which certainly makes the Xbox 360 stand out from the other Xbox consoles out there. While many people might think that it’s a photoshop job, you can see more live pictures here, so there’s no doubt about it. Would you spend so much time just to make your Xbox look different from […]
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 scratch. You will use an Atmel ATmega8 microcontroller inside to run the V-USB firmware, while analog to digital converts to read in data from the capacitive sensors. Not […]
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 hardwood for that added touch of class which you won’t find anywhere else. There is a huge problem with this if you decide to embark […]
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 your iPhone alongside recycling a bunch of scavenged optics. The wonders of a used jam jar cap…
11/23/2009, The Snaefell hybrid bike car by FranÃ§ois Knorreck is a handcrafted vehicle that took 10,000 man hours to produce alongside €15,000 in funds, merging a Laverda motorcycle alongside a custom-built carbon fiber and polyester sidecar. The sidecar’s parts were taken from a variety of vehicles such as a Volkswagen Golf GTI, a Citroen Xantia and an Audi 80. Running on the Laverda’s 1000cc engine, you get a gull-wing door on […]
11/23/2009, This isn’t the first (but it might be the last, who knows?) Sega Dreamcast developed, but it does look pretty stunning. You get clean and compact styling, where it packs in a 7″ widescreen display, an integrated controller and stereo speakers. Too bad such DIY projects will never hit the market…
11/20/2009, This electric shaver has been saved from the trash thanks to the ingenuity of its owner who decided to replace a faulty power switch with one of his own – it does make us wonder though, won’t it get in the way of the shaving process being this long and all?
11/20/2009, An idle mind is the devil’s worksop, but then again sometimes idle minds conjure up wonders like this homemade accelerometer-controlled USB gamepad which houses a PIC18F2550 from Starlino within. The code for the firmware was written in PicBasic Pro and it implements a HID USB device with 2 axes and 4 buttons (only 2 buttons connected in the prototype). The device is detected by Windows XP/Vista as a standard USB […]
11/15/2009, Bill Owens has a rather nice way of showing his support for NVIDIA, in the form of the award-winning NVIDIA ION Cube PC case mod, which as its name implies, is based on NVIDIA’s ION ITX motherboard. The casing sports UV green acrylic sheets, lit by 4 cathode lights and placed on a pedestal that will allow it to rotate a whole 360 degrees. The PC also sports an x64 […]
11/14/2009, If you are one of the many Xbox Live users who were banned from the service, don’t give up hope just yet. It seems that some modders, probably the folks who modded your Xbox which resulted in the ban, are working on a solution that will return the firmware to a state that is almost the same as the stock firmware, meaning you’ll be able to use your console again. […]
11/13/2009, Why waste money on a water purifier from an appliance store when you can do it yourself? A 68-year-old retired engineer did just that, using a plastic bottle with a magnet to remove from the water surplus of some metals. Pretty neat! Other modifications include the funnel neck of a plastic bottle filled with millet, helping saturate the water with vitamins. Something worth looking into during a long weekend, eh?
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 […]