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Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return

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Love pinball? So does professional modder Ben Heck -- he's building a ghost hunt-themed pinball machine, and needs it to sound just right. Luckily, a local musician is happy to help, provided Heck can rejigger his midi controller into a guitar. Challenge accepted. With the help of his musician...
Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Apparently the community was feeling more funny than insightful this week--so much so that the top six funny comments all scored more votes than the most insightful comment. In fact, our most insightful comment of the week is also our second funniest, coming in response to the modder who...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Adafruit modder builds Captain Jack's Vortex Manipulator / Leela's wrist-lo-jacko-mator for real

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This impressive wrist / forearm cuff is the brainchild of Adafruit forum member and modder Stephanie, who has built a sensor platform into the fashion accessory. The device can monitor the exposure value, track your movements over GPS, measure your galvanic skin response, tell you the temperature, humidity and...
Adafruit modder builds Captain Jack's Vortex Manipulator / Leela's wrist-lo-jacko-mator for real
'Crafting Azeroth' project brings 'World of Warcraft' to 'Minecraft'

Old Dot Matrix Printer Tracks Tweets, Makes Obsolete Tech Almost Useful

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Got an old dot matrix printer sitting around? One modder turned one into a DIY Twitter ticker....
Old Dot Matrix Printer Tracks Tweets, Makes Obsolete Tech Almost Useful

Local web server trick allows Wii U Gamepad to moonlight as a PC controller

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It may not be as easy to crack as the Bluetooth powered Wiimote, but the Wii U Gamepad is finally getting a little hacker's limelight -- one clever modder has figured out how to use it as a PC controller. By pointing the Wii U web browser at a...
Local web server trick allows Wii U Gamepad to moonlight as a PC controller

AMD takes war with Intel to a whole new level with rocket-launching desktop PC

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At SWSW Interactive 2013, AMD will be showing off a mini-ITX PC that doubles up as a rocket launcher. The custom PC was built for AMD by Ben Heck, the rather famous modder who has brought us the Xbox 360 laptop, and portable versions of just about every old-school game...
AMD takes war with Intel to a whole new level with rocket-launching desktop PC

Custom PC desk / case combo ditches glass, metal for wood

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Desk case PC mods have lit up our radar before, but a modder by the name of Pirate -- who's no stranger to us -- has dropped the typical glass and metal enclosure for medium-density fiberboard. Though the material choice was an effort to avoid buying a new desk,...
Custom PC desk / case combo ditches glass, metal for wood

ID Software puts Doom 3 BFG Edition source code on GitHub to keep modding community kicking

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Id Software on Monday made a big announcement for its modding community. The GPL source code for the Doom 3 BFG Edition is now available on GitHub. If you played any of the Doom games, including many of its mods, this update is definitely for you. Even if you aren’t...
ID Software puts Doom 3 BFG Edition source code on GitHub to keep modding community kicking
Specs leak for HTC's upcoming 5-inch phablet

Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)

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We've been following Ben Heck since the days of the Atari 800 laptop, so we jumped at the chance to take a look at the modder extraordinaire's shop in Madison, WI. As expected, the place is jam-packed with industrial tools, 3D printers and half-finished pinball machines. Check out where...
Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)
How Rockstar betrayed its fans in 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' modding scandal

Exercise bike connects to original Mario Kart, Rainbow Road shortcut gets even trickier (video)

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Canadian modder Brent Smith has managed to connect an aging exercise bike to Nintendo's perennial racer. Naturally, there's some Arduino involvement, but the whole setup plugs directly into an original SNES console -- no emulation necessary. Power-ups are accessed with a button in the center of the exercise bike's...
Exercise bike connects to original Mario Kart, Rainbow Road shortcut gets even trickier (video)

Modding Video Games Is Good For The Original Game Creators And Future Game Developers

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Earlier this year we talked about how a video game mod, DayZ, breathed new life into a 2 year old game, ARMA 2. This game was not a critical success by any means at release, but because the developer welcomed and made possible the ability for others to mod the...
Modding Video Games Is Good For The Original Game Creators And Future Game Developers
SimCity Could Potentially Work Offline, Modder Shows With New Hack

Self-declared hipster builds Macintosh Portable case mod, goes well with skinny jeans (video)

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If size and weight aren't nearly as important as turning heads at your local coffee shop, then why bother with today's banal hardware if you've got a perfectly good Macintosh Portable lying around? One nostalgic modder with a disregard for luggability has updated Apple's very first laptop to run...
Self-declared hipster builds Macintosh Portable case mod, goes well with skinny jeans (video)

Ben Heck creates hands-free wheelchair attachment for expectant father

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Ben Heck may have cut his teeth on hacked gaming consoles, but these days, the modder-turned-show-host has turned a good deal of his focus to projects aimed at improving accessibility and mobility for the disabled. The latest episode of the Ben Heck Show offers up the perfect example of...
Ben Heck creates hands-free wheelchair attachment for expectant father

Square Controller Squarepants: The Capacitive Touch-Sensing NES Controller

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Capacitive touch-sensing technology is best known for its use in touchscreens, but one modder used CapSense for a homemade game controller....
Square Controller Squarepants: The Capacitive Touch-Sensing NES Controller

Hexxeh ports Chromium OS to the Nexus 7 simply because he can (video)

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Coder extraordinaire Hexxeh earned much of his reputation from porting Chromium OS to just about everything, some of his targets more audacious than others. It's about time he come full circle and port a Google platform to another Google platform, and he just recently did that with a very...
Hexxeh ports Chromium OS to the Nexus 7 simply because he can (video)

Ben Heck fashions a pocket computer with an Xbox Chatpad and Arduino Uno

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It's great to see Ben Heck focus his efforts of do-gooder projects like that foot-controlled wheelchair, but we'll always have a soft spot for the modfather's more nostalgic undertakings, like this BASIC pocket computer. Heck created the device for the latest episode of his web show, and if you're...
Ben Heck fashions a pocket computer with an Xbox Chatpad and Arduino Uno

Visualized: industrial vending machines are a modder's best friend

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The perfect compliment to a massive hackerspace like Massachusetts's Artisan's Asylum? An industrial vending machine stocked with all the necessities for your average modder. Fastenal specializes in business industrial vending machines, stocking up units with things like office and first aid supplies. The company also provides cutting tools and...
Visualized: industrial vending machines are a modder's best friend
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