Cell Phone Hacks

Car Controlled using a Cell Phone

Car Controlled using a Cell Phone

This project was done for the completion of BSc degree in computer systems engineering in Palestine Polytechnic University. --- This Project is about using the mobile phone as an advanced Remote Control for a car, by installing a central locking...
Control X10 Modules using an iPhone

Control X10 Modules using an iPhone

There are many ways to go about automating your home. One of the easiest methods is to use X10 technology which uses the existing AC house wiring for communication. This is nice because you can control lights and appliances without running any wires...
Drive a Car with an iPhone Remote

Drive a Car with an iPhone Remote

The car can be remotely steered using a laptop with LabView software as the brains.  A custom app lets you control the pedal and gas with touch sliders on the phone. The steering is taken care of by the iPhone’s accelerometer. Three...
Fireworks Triggered by Cell Phone

Fireworks Triggered by Cell Phone

By using a dirt cheap disposable cell phone, learn to create cell phone triggered fireworks. It’s an incredibly simple project, basically just soldering two wires to the phone and attaching them to a hobby fuse which ignites when current is...
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...
Outstanding Wearable Tech: The Sixth Sense

Outstanding Wearable Tech: The Sixth Sense

This absolutely incredible video demonstrates what developer Pattie Maes is calling our potential sixth sense.  By combining a camera, projector, and cell phone (for less than $300) her team has created a “gestural interface that augments the...
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...
How-to: Build a IPhone-Controlled R/C Car

How-to: Build a IPhone-Controlled R/C Car

Layering different simple systems together to perform one complex task is really at the heart of what engineering is all about. In this project we show how it is possible to utilize different technologies and piece them together to controll an...