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Hack N Mod Video http://hacknmod.com/video Just another WordPress weblog Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:00:59 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9 en hourly 1 Leanback meets The Nintendo Wii Remote http://hacknmod.com/video/leanback-meets-the-nintendo-wii-remote/ http://hacknmod.com/video/leanback-meets-the-nintendo-wii-remote/#comments Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:00:59 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6256 Couch potatoes, unite in celebration! YouTube Leanback is YouTube’s new simplified interface that lets you surf videos using only 6 keys on your PC keyboard. But you don’t have to wait until YouTube Leanback reaches your TV set-top box to get a truly keyboard-free untethered experience. In this video I demonstrate WiiLeanback, a free software utility that lets you use your Nintendo Wii Remote (WiiMote) to control YouTube Leanback instead of a clunky old keyboard. Now you can sit back on your favorite living room couch and browse, play, pause videos at the touch of a WiiMote button.

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Mind-Controlled WiFi Surveillance Robot http://hacknmod.com/video/mind-controlled-wifi-surveillance-robot/ http://hacknmod.com/video/mind-controlled-wifi-surveillance-robot/#comments Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:00:09 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6252 The Rovio is a simple security robot with an attached webcam which can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world.  Using a 14-electrode headset which monitors brain activity and head-motion, this hacker can now control his robot via Skype using his thoughts!

Additionally, the robot’s software (RoboDance) also features voice commands and Wii remote control.  For full info, see the incredibly detailed article about the build process.

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DIY Soda Fountain in your Kitchen! http://hacknmod.com/video/diy-soda-fountain-in-your-kitchen/ http://hacknmod.com/video/diy-soda-fountain-in-your-kitchen/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:00:26 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6248 Why install a soda fountain in your kitchen?  This DIYer asks “why not?”  The unit is constructed from an 8 head soda fountain and ice dispenser. The unit is mounted into the wall with an assortment of pumps powering the system.

From the kitchen, the soda lines are fed through into the garage where the soda syrups are connected to the pumps. A CO2 canister adds a little fizz to proceedings.

Does it add value to the home?  Depends.  Any bachelor with a ton of friends would love it.  A regular family…probably not.  None the less, it’s still a uniquely cool mod and we couldn’t pass it by

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New PS3 Laptop With HDMI Display By Ben Heck http://hacknmod.com/video/new-ps3-laptop-with-hdmi-display-by-ben-heck/ http://hacknmod.com/video/new-ps3-laptop-with-hdmi-display-by-ben-heck/#comments Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:00:02 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6244 Ben Heck is at it again with his newest PS3 laptop.  This little beauty features a 17 inch 720p LCD screen, a pair of stereo speakers and built in headphone jack for some serious portable gaming power.  The unit also features a HDMI cable for full HDTV connectivity instead of the LCD display.

For full project details, don’t miss out on the full tutorial.  If you’re just getting started, check out our basic case mod tutorial and case mod collection for some inspiration on getting started.

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16TB Hard Drive Project http://hacknmod.com/video/16tb-hard-drive-project/ http://hacknmod.com/video/16tb-hard-drive-project/#comments Sat, 11 Dec 2010 15:00:56 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6240 From the maker of the Xbox to Mac transformation project comes another superb build.  This time, he’s shoved over 16TB of hard drive space within roughly the footprint of a standard shoebox.  As usual, he also provided extremely detailed build videos documenting the entire process (watch it below).

The 8 hard drives supply over 16TB of space which is more than adequate for even the most avid data collector. A 120mm single fan keeps the drives functioning at a workable temperature.  Power-wise, the unit performs better than you might imagine, using just 90watts under load, writing at a respectable 88MB/s with 266MB/s read speed.

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Incredible Robot Balances Perfectly on a Ball http://hacknmod.com/video/incredible-robot-balances-perfectly-on-a-ball/ http://hacknmod.com/video/incredible-robot-balances-perfectly-on-a-ball/#comments Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:00:38 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6237 We’ve featured some basic segway-like self balancing robots with two wheels but we haven’t seen anything like this.  This unique robot uses three omni-wheels to maintain its balance on a spherical ball.  As demonstrated in the video below, it can be programmed to be guided by a human or simply maintain it’s balance.  It’s a superb design which looks fantastic!

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Android Running on the iPhone 3G! http://hacknmod.com/video/android-running-on-the-iphone-3g/ http://hacknmod.com/video/android-running-on-the-iphone-3g/#comments Thu, 09 Dec 2010 15:00:59 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6233 A few weeks ago, we showed you Android running on the iPhone 2G but now you can run Google’s Android on your 3G as well.  Awesome work!  We’ll post an update in a few days when a downloadable version is available for you to install on your iPhone.  A brief video demo is below and more info can be found on the project site.

Oh, and did we mention that you can dual boot the iPhone OS and Android?  You can! That means you’ll be able to use all of the 38,000 Android apps (some of which are banned from the iPhone) as well as your old iPhone apps.

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Play SNES Games on the iPad with a Wiimote http://hacknmod.com/video/play-snes-games-on-the-ipad-with-a-wiimote/ http://hacknmod.com/video/play-snes-games-on-the-ipad-with-a-wiimote/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 15:00:06 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6229 We’ve shown you some pretty neat iPad tricks such as running Mac OSX and playing Crysis.  However, those have been created through VNC apps.  This new project, however, utilizes a SNES emulator shown above on a jailbroken iPad being controlled via bluetooth using a Wiimote.  It’s a simple project which reminds me of the early days after the iPhone was jailbroken.  Check out some brief details on the project.

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DIY Arduino Balancing Surface http://hacknmod.com/video/diy-arduino-balancing-surface/ http://hacknmod.com/video/diy-arduino-balancing-surface/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:00:17 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6225 Here’s another superb Arduino project using just a few simple components (which are available in our DIY projects store). It’s a pretty simple setup using a laptop, webcam, servos, and an Arduino to monitor and balance a ball bearing on a flat surface.  The ball’s position is traced via webcam and Processing.  Based on the ball’s position, the servos make corrections to move the ball around the board.  See the video above for full details.

Once the rig has been built and hooked up to a laptop running the code, the steel bearing can be placed anywhere on the board and made to follow either pre-programmed routines or via mouse control. The webcam tracks the ball, keeping it from falling off the edge.  Check out the full details and code.

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Graffiti Wall Art By Paintball Gun http://hacknmod.com/video/graffiti-wall-art-by-paintball-gun/ http://hacknmod.com/video/graffiti-wall-art-by-paintball-gun/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:00:07 +0000 uploader http://hacknmod.com/video/?p=6222 Dubbed the “Facade Printer,” this robot creates works of art by blasting paintballs to “print” images on walls.  It has a range of 5 feet to 20 feet and uses lasers to precisely place the artwork.

The Facade Printer functionally is like a modified paintball gun. The nozzle which shoots the paintballs is mounted on a 2-axis turntable which is controlled by a few standard motors.

It’s special printing software reads an image file that is converted into wall art. The software does the calculations and positions or scales the image precisely using infra-red.

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