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5 Minute, Dirt Cheap Multitouch Pad

5 Minute, Dirt Cheap Multitouch Pad

We’ve recently seen huge advancements in multitouch technology with the iPhone, WiiMote, and more, but this is by far the easiest way to build your own multitouch sensing system. Basically, all you need is a webcam, glass pane, and a cardboard...
How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

How to: Build a Leyden Jar Capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor!  In this installment of the MAKE presents series, Collin Cunningham explains...
DIY High Speed Book Scanner

DIY High Speed Book Scanner

Here’s a completely new project we haven’t yet covered on Hack N Mod. The closest we have come is to show you how to digitize a book and turn it into a PDF file. For this latest project, learn how to make your own high speed book scanner to...
Completely Customize your Cell Phone Voicemail

Completely Customize your Cell Phone Voicemail

Sometimes you just don’t feel like answering your phone. Using a hacked bluetooth headset (a few bucks on ebay), you can customize your cell phone’s voice mail. For example: “Thank you for calling Dan. Your estimated wait time is 5...
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DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

DIY Steampunk Hardware Chess Set

Make a cool, retro, steampunk-inspired chess set from assorted hardware, a found table and some common chemicals. This project is fast, easy and looks...
Build a Laser Light Show

Build a Laser Light Show

A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create...
Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Stylish Hard Drive Clock

Strobeshnik is a HDD clock. The digits are etched in the original platter and they're strobed from behind with leds. The HDD motor is driven by a custom circuit without feedback, hence poor startup performance and awful noise. Rotational feedback is...
DIY Interactive LED Stair Lighting

DIY Interactive LED Stair Lighting

Learn how to spice up your boring staircase with interactive LEDs to illuminate each step. As the video above demonstrates, the LED lights switch on one at a time when a person begins their journey up or down the stairs. The lights get...
How to: Make Noise Canceling Headphones

How to: Make Noise Canceling Headphones

Kipkay explains how to make noise canceling headphones. You can make them without spending much...
LED Light Box Thumps to Your Music

LED Light Box Thumps to Your Music

Here’s a super simple DIY project for you – Learn how to solder LEDs to make them soundreactive to your music!  It’s a really fun project and great for those just getting into circuitry.  It’s actually one of the first projects I built...
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