DIYs & Mods

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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Get Human and cut out the automated prompts

Everyone hates calling customer service. Believe it or not, it wasn’t always like this. There was a time when calling for support was created by a human with a brain instead of a prompt with an automated menu. We miss the golden days of person to person conversation, and so does Get Human. Get Human has a list of frequently ...

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Homemade Pong wristwatch

We enjoy a DIY project just as much as the next gearhead, but this caught our eye instantly. Nothing catches a geek’s eye like the classic game of Pong. Mix that with a do it yourself mod project and you’ve got yourself an all-star product. The creator managed to fit all of the essential electronics in a 10mm thick wristwatch. ...

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Maker of White PS3 Mod now offers red and silver

Everyone who keeps up with the tech blogosphere and isn’t blind has seen articles about the White PS3s being sold on eBay for an exorbitant amount of loot. The same guy who was the think tank behind the White PS3 is now offering the console in Red and Silver colors. Both are still in the design and concept stage, but ...

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White PS3 going for $1,500+ on eBay

And you thought that the people getting pink and orange Zunes were lucky… Well, the person who opened their box and found a white PS3 doesn’t really exist, so don’t fret. This white PS3 was homemade, well, home painted is more like it. PS3Center actually took the time to take their brand new PS3 apart, painstaking paint the black components, ...

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One Wii to rule them all…: The Wiimote house controller

Now this is a sweet Wii hack. LiquidIce, master of Wii hacks, has listed an amazingly useful hack for the Wii that makes the game console a electronic control device for your home utilities. It allows you to control your homes temperature, security camera, music playback, Cable DVR, among other household objects. If one wishes to master ones Wii, one ...

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Home webcam 3D image scanning, because you can’t trust the mirror

We are sick and tired about hearing our girlfriends complain about how the mirror at our houses make them look fat. We are also sick of not being able to accurately create ourselves in video and pc games that should be more personalized. We soon might have an answer for both. The Institute of Robotics and Process Control, has created ...

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Wireless Wii sensor bar available

Tired of all the wires uglifying your sweet console setup, but unwilling (or unable) to mod it, build one from scratch, or make do with cheap alternatives? You’re in luck, as someone has built wireless Wii sensor bars, and is selling them for $24.99 (plus $5.99 shipping and handling). They claim it will run for 48 hours on one 9V ...

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