Case Mod Hacks

Sleek, Portable Nintendo 64 Case Mod

Sleek, Portable Nintendo 64 Case Mod

The Nimbus 64 is one of the most impressive portable systems we’ve seen in a while and it’s a nice addition to our collection of Nintendo mods. This case mod also adds control knobs from the GameCube and uses an LCD from an old PlayStation. ...
PSP Mod with LEDs and VU Meter

PSP Mod with LEDs and VU Meter

For the part of the mod, you can learn how to make a custom surface mount PCB to install an LED audio meter in your PSP.  We’ve covered a variety of VU meters in the past which illuminate LEDs based upon the intensity (volume units) of an...
How to: DIY Digital Picture Frame from Old Laptop

How to: DIY Digital Picture Frame from Old Laptop

This is a laptop disassembly of a Dell Inspirion 7000, for the making of a digital picture frame. Watch this three-part video to make you the coolest kid on the block. See the disassembly in part one, the LCD retainer in part two, and the system...
Ben Heck: The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

Ben Heck: The Man, The Myth, The Legend.

If for some strange reason you don’t know of Benjamin Heckendorn  (Ben Heck), he’s the king of hacking and modding, a console modder extraordinaire who turns consoles into laptops, and just about any gaming related hack you could possibly...
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...
Super Nintendo Toaster LED Case Mod

Super Nintendo Toaster LED Case Mod

Simple building materials are all you really need.  A Super NES, a few adhesives, magnets ripped from a broken hard drive, a bunch of resistors, six orange LEDs, plexiglass, and some spare wire. He used the temperature control knob of the toaster...
Flat Screen Hacked into Virtual Pinball Cabinet

Flat Screen Hacked into Virtual Pinball Cabinet

Utilizing the epic free software Future Pinball, this modder used a flat screen TV to create a huge virtual pinball surface. Check out more details about the above project at the pinball forum. DIY arcade and gaming cabinets are actually quite...
How to Hack Encryption Keys using Compressed Air

How to Hack Encryption Keys using Compressed Air

Holding a compressed air can upside down creates extreme cooling of minus 50 degrees Celsius.  Spray this on memory and the stored data fades five times slower than it would naturally.  A full experiment conducted by Princeton exploits...
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...
CD-ROM Drive Drink Heater and Cooler

CD-ROM Drive Drink Heater and Cooler

Inspired by the urban legend of people using CDROM drives for cup holders, Jeri makes a cup warmer / cooler with over clocked 8bit CPU's for the heat source and peltier junction for the...