Sting Scorpion PC casemod

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2009

Sting Scorpion PC casemodThe last time we saw this much circuit board on the outside of a mod, it was my very own Atari-Hero guitar mod. So right away this caught my attention.

Modder Frenkie designed this glow-in-the-dark case mod that features strips of circuit board to give it the scorpion-inspired look. Dubbed Sting, the case features a custom cut PCB boards pattern all over the body. It looks deadly. If you’re going to build something, make it stand out and have a life of its own. Make it look like it can sting the hell out of you.

MacBook modder puts a second screen in the Apple logo

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2009


This is a pretty cool and original MacBook mod. Macmods member EdsJunk has put a full-function color LCD inside the Apple logo and hooked it up as a secondary display. There aren’t many details, so we don’t know exactly how he did it, what kind of screen was used or what it cost him.

We do know that it is awesome. He has put it up on ebay where it is currently at $2,025.00 with 8 days to go. So you still have some time to get some money together. Where the final price will be is anybody’s guess.

The Steampunk eye-Pod

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2009

The Steampunk eye-PodClearly inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and created using the first generation iPod nano, this victorian eye-Pod by Doctor Grymm will have you doing a double take. All of the functionality of the iPod remains intact, and the eye-Pod can even be worn on the wrist using a leather cuff, or placed on its custom Victrola dock, made of a brass lamp and bicycle parts.

Forget the scroll wheel, all seeing eyeballs are more user friendly. The base features a Victrola horn that acts as a speaker. To charge the eye-Pod, a USB cable concealed under the base is retracted, or you can use an AC plug.

Hide your stuff in a retro NES controller

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2009

nincaseLooking for a neat place to hide those game codes as well as your various tiny trinkets and doodads? Well, here it is. A trinket box in the form of an original classic NES controller.

It’s from Etsy seller GeekGear. All of the buttons are glued into place, making look just as it did before it was modified. Great for keys, spare change, a thin usb stick may even fit inside. It’s storage is a little limited since the inside plastic has not been sanded down, but we love the simplicity of it.

Hack your VCR for some surprising finds

Posted in Humor by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2009


I bet you have an old VCR lying around that you’ve been dying to dissect, but you just haven’t gotten to it yet. What are you waiting for? Do you not want another iPod Touch? Wait. Do you have marshmallows?

Or maybe it’s the thought of the little monster inside that has you scared. Just do it already. What’s the worst that could happen?

Huge remote control gets you off the couch

Posted in Remotes by Conner Flynn on March 6th, 2009

Huge remote control gets you off the couchDo you want a remote that will get you off your butt and help you shed some of those couch potato pounds? Here’s just the thing. Change the channel like playing DDR. Some creative guy with dreams of a huge remote saw an over-sized novelty remote at Brookstone and it was destiny.

He stitcheed together two PS2 Dance Dance Revolution mats, a PS2-to-PC controller converter box, and some homebrew source code. It works, but I think I’ll stick with the palm sized version. This would however be a great preventative device for those people who get so obese that they need a crane to break their wall and take them to the hospital. Video below.

Alien PS3 case mod

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2009

Alien PS3 case modIt’s Ripley’s console of choice. She plays it while wearing a Mech-suit just in case she has to hurl it out into space. Granted, it should feature a baby alien popping out of it’s chest somewhere, but it’s still a pretty awesome mod. We have the perfect furniture to accompany it.

This beast was created with super heated epoxy putty, that was sculpted and cooled. When the material cools it becomes as hard as metal, so it’s permanently creepy.

Guy turns HDTV into awesome digital pinball machine

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009


You may have noticed that it’s difficult to find arcades these days, no matter how many hours you drive around blasting some Loverboy or Huey Lewis and the News. It ain’t the 80s. What’s a Pinball enthusiast to do? You make some killer pinball games yourself, that’s what!

Take one BadBoyBill, who happens to be the admin of the HyperSpin forums. He used an HDTV, an LCD monitor and a 3D pinball program to build his own 1080p pinball machine. Oh yeah. Now you’re drooling and thinking back to those days at the arcade. The cabinet he created recreates the whole pinball experience and he can play any game he wants on the same machine. That is genius. Absolute genius.

Homemade Steampunk lamp

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on February 26th, 2009

Homemade Steampunk lampThis Steampunk lamp would be right at home lighting up the desk of a 19th century mad scientist. It’s basic,simple and unlike some Steampunk creations, isn’t overdone and overly thought out. Creator Michael Pusateri made it from an old wooden cigar box, two 60 watt bulbs, a handful of copper wire.

He admits that he got “a little fancy” and painted the ceramic mounts with textured copper paint. And he acknowledges that he could have thrown much more steampunk at the thing, but likes the simplicity. Check out a video below.

Steampunk Frankenstein computer case mod

Posted in Computers by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2009

Steampunk Frankenstein computer case modThere are case mods, then there are case mods. This 8 foot tall monstrosity looks like it was actually part of Frankenstein’s lab. Looks like the only thing missing is the lightning. It was created by D. Mattocks, who must have shouted “It’s alive” during completion. This thing is just bursting with Steampunk goodness.

It has all kinds of copper piping, vintage gauges and glass indicator lights from an old navy ship. Seriously HG Wells should have been buried in this thing. Everything is backlight with green cold-cathode tubes, which makes it look even more Frankenstein-like. The whole thing probably runs off of an abbey-normal brain.

VHS Toaster wins toaster format war against Bagelmax

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

VHS Toaster wins toaster format war against BagelmaxOkay. Not really. But that’s how a format war would play out with this VHS toaster. It may look like a typical Daewoo VCR, but this one takes slices of bread instead of VHS tapes.

It actually toasts the letters VHS onto the toast. It only gets better if someone makes one that toasts movie scenes onto your bread. When your VCR is toast, then by all means let it make toast. Video below.

Wall-E PC casemod is pretty awesome

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2009

Wall-E PC casemod is pretty awesomeWho knew that Wall-E ran on Windows XP? That’s how modder Jonathan Berg enviosioned it when he put together this Wall-E PC mod that features a 7-inch touchscreen monitor inside his boxy stomach.

He did a great job with detail, but it’s kinda shocking to see the bot looking so clean and brand new. Wall-E is made from custom cut Plexiglas, the arms from Logitech speakers, and even sports a webcam behind his eyes. Even cooler, he’s even been outfitted with voice recognition software, so his master can command him by voice.

NES Controller modded into a mouse

Posted in Nintendo by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2009

NES Controller modded into a mouseSomeone has taken an old NES controller and modded it into The Compwnent USB Nintendo Controller mouse by adding a new chip and USB cable. It will work with any OS. We’re not sure how comfortable it would be to use, but it’s not like it will injure your wrist over time. Why not?

It will show up as “Compwnent USB NES Controller” on your device list and boasts a Mouse Mode. Hit A, B, Start & Select simultaneously and you can use the D-pad and A/B buttons to control mouse movement and left/right click! The NES Controller will cost you $35.

Half-Life 2 PC case mod looks pretty awesome

Posted in Cases by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2009

Half-Life 2 PC case mod looks pretty awesomeThis Half-Life 2 case mod is a real looker. It was created by “Geno” and was part of the “Beat This” case mod contest. What’s amazing about it, aside from it’s good looks, is that it was constructed in under two weeks… From scratch.

The custom PC is fitted with a water cooling system and three fans to keep the air circulation going and keep everything cool. It’s one of the coolest mods we’ve seen lately. His wife even got in on the action and helped with some of the modding. Which is probably a good thing, because during those two weeks that it took to build, he was also busy getting married and having a honeymoon.

DIY Grenade MP3 player is the bomb

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2009

DIY Grenade MP3 player is the bombObviously you shouldn’t try this at home. It’s not a real smart idea to start modding live grenades. This one was an inert hand grenade, therefore the creator still walks among us. Ingredients? 1 inert grenade, a 1GB Sansa MP3 player and a hacksaw. That’s all you need.

If this sort of lethal DIY project interests you, you can try your hand at making one. Just don’t lose your hand…er…arm. Torso. It looks like a fairly simple build and a basic description can be found in the link below if you want to have a look. This is one of those Field of Dreams deals. You know, “If you build it, they will come”. They, being the FBI, local police, Homeland Security etc.