Turn your PSP into a VU Meter

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2010

If you think that the PSP is just another gadget whose time has passed, think again. It can still surprise you. This mod turns a PSP into a VU Meter (volume meter). It’s not a mod that most of us have any use for, but it shows the versatility of the PSP and what can be done.

You can check out a video below. It makes for some great effects while playing music. We would all like our PSPs to rock out like that.

DIY AT-AT Cable Tidy

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2010

AT-ATs can do more than just crush rebellions on Snow planets. They can also help you tidy up untidy cables on your desk. This DIY kit includes space for a surge protector and a detachable remote caddy.

Pretty awesome. But just like the real thing, it can easily be taken down and brought to it’s knees should tiny snowspeeders use those cables to fight back. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen and make a mess of your desk.

Thodio A-Box Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2010

If you like your speakers rugged and inside an ammo box, then look what we have here. Perfect for blasting tunes on the battlefield or anywhere else where people are trying to kill you. The Thodio A-Box Speaker might be crammed inside a retro ammo box, but it’s creator swears that it’s all high quality.

It has a 6mm trespa on the inside with vibration dampening material, to help out the quality of sound and it’s durable enough for outside use of course. It will turn Apocalypse Now into Apocalypse wow, while your Platoon is jamming the night away.

Wii laptop casemod

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2010

Sure the Wii is cool with it’s motion control and Mii characters, but it isn’t exactly easy to carry with you. However, it is for this talented casemodder. Modder OMGPedoBear worked on this project for 3 months and the end result is a portable Wii laptop.

He created it from expanded PVC sheets, and put a 17″ LCD monitor in the lid. Games are loaded by placing the Wii DVD upside-down in the front-loading tray. There are also a couple of extra fans to deal with the heat.

Custom Ghostbusters Wiimote Proton Pack Mod

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2010

This is pretty awesome. I’m not sure I love Ghostbusters enough to want to play it with this custom Wiimote mod, but Jack Rossi does. He created this proton pack and thrower so he can play the Wii version of Ghostbusters as realistically as possible.

The cyclotron features four blue LEDs which allow the player to know which player is selected or active and the Blue Power Cell shows you how much power the pack has. The Thrower has been designed with ergonomics and function in mind.

Vintage 8-track transformed into an iPod dock

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2010

I love Vintage radios and 8-Tracks. Many just have a retro design that can’t be beat. The kind of style that no one is delivering today. The only thing better than a well designed vintage 8-Track player would be one that was modified as an iPod dock.

That’s exactly what we have here. This instructable shows you how to do it. Clearing out an 8-Track’s guts to to hold the contents of an iPod dock isn’t all that hard. The most important thing is that you start off with a great vintage device.

Create a Stained Glass curtain with old film slides

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

Finally here’s something that you can do with your old film slides that is actually very cool. It’s hard to stop looking at it. You could even get creative and use the colors of the slides to create stained glass type images.

You don’t need to use any heavy duty tools either. Basically you drill some holes in the slides using a Dremel and connect them all using aluminum chainmail rings. Sounds pretty simple right? And the end result sure is pretty.

Resident Evil Monopoly

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2010

This isn’t your granddad’s Monopoly game. The Resident Evil version ties the popular game in with the popular board game. It was created by a guy named Nick, who spent close to 4 years creating it.

Everything from the streets to the Community chest cards have a Resident Evil theme. There are also plans to create custom die-cast game pieces and custom money. And here I thought the only place where zombies and real estate intersected was Wall Street.

Turn Your Netbook into an E-Book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2010

You want to get into the ebook action right? But you don’t want to spend money on a Kindle or a Nook. Well, if you own a netbook, you can just use that.

Lifehacker has some tips for turning your netbook into an ebook reader and it isn’t that hard. Their method relies fully on software installation, and you won’t need any tools or have to play operation on your netbook. It’s an interesting read.

Steampunk blunderbuss actually fires

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2010

We’ve covered many steampunk mods around these parts. Some are actually Steampunk while others are just a lot of brass attachments glued onto a gadget. Well this one is Steampunk alright. And these guns actually fire.

The blunderbuss shown above shoots not bullets, but rubber balls. That doesn’t mean it won’t hurt like a real bullet though. It shoots those rubber balls fast enough to actually penetrate cardboard from a distance. Ouch! And while we don’t want to be on the wrong end of this thing, we can’t help admiring the craftsmanship. Check out some videos below.

God of War Kratos PC casemod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2010

If this case mod’s looks could kill, then all of the gods would be slain with one quick glance. This Kratos God of War case mod means business. It’s easily one of the coolest and most unique that we’ve seen.

We have no idea what’s inside. Anyway with an exterior like that it hardly matters. Kratos just looks like he will start swinging blades immediately and slaying anyone nearby. The innards can be accessed by a hatch on his back. Very awesome.

Make your own Lego iPad tablet

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Are you an Apple fanboy who absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on Apple’s latest high tech/low capacity creation? No need to wait. You can have yourself a pretend iPad right now.

Made from Lego. This Lego iPad is the work of Joe Meno, editor of the Lego fan site Brick Journal. This is how the iPad looks in plastic brick form. Now you can have one months ahead of everyone else. While you are at it, you can add some much needed functionality, like say USB ports.

Calculator Boy: A backwards mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2010

This modder is doing it all wrong. You are supposed to make something that looks like business, but is really a toy. Not something like looks like a toy, but is really all about business. But still, we can’t help but love this one. It’s a mod fit for math nerds and gaming geeks.

Most calculators are boring, but not this one. What we have here is a traditional calculator that looks like a Game Boy. How awesome is that? We love how it opens on the side. If only I could buy it.

Gameboy goes Steampunk

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2010

This just may be the most awesome Gameboy mod ever. The steampunk Game Boy. The ultimate in Victorian handheld gaming. Sure it looks awesome, but the modder also added a pro sound mod which increases the the output and changed the red LED light for an orange one.

It took only a week to complete the project, even though it looks like it took much longer. Awesome job. It looks like it was dug up from an archeological site.

Xbox 360 Transformers All Spark mod

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2010

If you want to get the attention of some giant ass robots, then do what this guy did. Turn your XBox 360 into the All Spark. Just don’t be surprised when Optimus Prime shows up at your door and reaches through your house to get it.

Oh and the All Spark is supposed to turn all of your other stuff into robots, so this probably isn’t a good idea. Unless you like your XBox suddenly walking around and shooting at you. It’s a pretty sweet mod though. I just hope this guy is still in one piece.