Computer Hacks

How to: Build an Ubuntu Linux Computer

How to: Build an Ubuntu Linux Computer

Build your own Ubuntu Box with low cost quality parts known to work with Linux. This quickly shows you the required steps to assemble the...
RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

RGB Computer Controlled LED Bottle Wall

What is it about the combination of color and light which makes us automatically drawn to it ? Quite appropriately the video demo of Alex Beim's LED bottle wall project is without sound. It’s all visual illumination as we watch 253 bottles...
DIY Oil Cooled PC Walkthrough

DIY Oil Cooled PC Walkthrough

Computer’s cooled with mineral oil have been around for years. While there are plenty of advantages such as quietness and cooling…the stuff is just plain messy and rather expensive.  But, nonetheless it’s a pretty neat concept and you can...
Human-Computer Interactive Whiteboard Pong

Human-Computer Interactive Whiteboard Pong

Take a regular whiteboard, markers, and a projector and you can play Pong on your wall.  It’s a physics based engine that reacts to it’s real time surroundings.  The program recognizes the black lines and causes the ball to behave...
Computer cooled using a Mineral Oil filled Fish Tank

Computer cooled using a Mineral Oil filled Fish Tank

Wishing for an ultra-cool aquarium? See how you can submerge your PC in mineral oil to keep your computer cool. Then, you can overclock your processor to your hearts desire without worrying about frying...
How to: Access your Computer Remotely using DynDNS

How to: Access your Computer Remotely using DynDNS

How to control your computer from afar using...
How to: Multitouch Table Computer Pad

How to: Multitouch Table Computer Pad

Multi-touch input has been spreading throughout a huge variety of devices, from phones to all-in-one PCs. However, most multitouch (table) displays that can function with your computer tend to be fairly expensive, so with this project we're...
Shut Down Your Computer With A Text Message

Shut Down Your Computer With A Text Message

I don’t use Outlook as my mail reader but if I did this would be a cool hack to shutdown computers (or launch other programs). I could see this to be useful to perform backups on demand without having to log into the actual computer. It isn’t...
Microwave Transformed into Computer Case Mod

Microwave Transformed into Computer Case Mod

Why buy a computer case when you can build one just the way you want. out of a microwave!!! TV dinner...
Project Nighthawk Custom Computer Case Mod

Project Nighthawk Custom Computer Case Mod

Project Nighthawk is a custom computer designed as a flight simulator and gaming console. The inspiration for the design was taken from the exotic looks of the Lockheed F-117A Stealth Fighter, one of my personal favorites among military aircraft....