DIYs & Mods

Where are your Xbox 360’s clothes?

What hacking mods have you made to your Xbox 360 lately? No, replacing your faceplate doesn’t count. You probably hanve’t been doing too much moding if Microsoft has had anything to say about it. While hacking the 360 is far more complicated than the Xbox, you can try this on for size. It’s a transparent case for your 360, and ...

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Wii decal takes you back in time, and for no reason

Why do fanboys wish to recreate the past so badly? This is a simple decal that lets you have your brand new Wii controller turn into a “retro” controller so that you don’t have to get out that SNES to get the nostalgia juices flowing. While this decal lets you get a blast-from-the-past, it clashes with the Wii’s minimal aesthetic. ...

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Origen S21T case has built in 12″ display

If you do not have enough room on/under your desk for both a computer and a monitor, you are in a truely crunched position. But because this is a situation that a few people have found themselves in, the Origen S21T HTPC case fits. One small point to make: if you are that cramped in a space, please don’t buy ...

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Make your own laptop

We aren’t talking about some half-ass barebones kit or a build your own toy set. The “ITX-Laptop” is a step by step how-to on how to make your own laptop based on the design of this project. Not only can you make it yourself, but the laptop is said to be just as powerful as a desktop computer. Sure, it’s ...

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Wristwatch piercing body mod means never forgetting the time again

You gotta give teenagers credit where credits due. There is no doubt that creativity seeps through the blood of many teenagers and here’s some proof. This watch piercing was done on an 18-year-old girl! This idea wouldn’t work for the squeamish. Technically you could say this is a body modification, since it is a piercing, but integrating a gadget such ...

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Guitar Hero II custom songs now possible

So you’ve heard of Guitar Hero and its recent release of its second iteration on the PS2. If not, just think of Dance Dance Revolution (DRR), and Guitar Hero is DDR for rockers. So while the release of Guitar Hero 2 isn’t news anymore, the ability to do custom songs definately is. The people at the Scorehero forums have figured ...

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Altoids Can Morse Code Oscillator: Go beep yourself

Here’s a pretty cool little DIY idea from some guy on the Hacked Gadgets forum. For whatever reason, he has made a Morse Code Oscillator out of an Altoids can. It’s usefulness is questionable and it’s appearance is interesting, to put it nicely. The maker of the Oscillator says there is still problems he’s working out, such as an over ...

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Commodore 64 To-Go: Retro gaming on the run

Sure, NES was the introduction to video games for most children of the early 90’s (born in the mid-late 80’s), but what about those of you born in the late 70’s and early 80’s? True, many of you would likely answer Atari or some equally low-bit system, though a nice chunk of you probably remember playing the old C64, the ...

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Upgraded Xbox 360 is confirmed by Microsoft, rumors abound

An upgraded Xbox 360? Could it be true? Not right now says Microsoft. They have come out in the public stating that while this picture does confirm that there are upgraded Xbox 360s out there, Microsoft knows all about them. They will not be released to the public, Microsoft has said. Among the upgrades that these systems have are a ...

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