Zippo lighter with a built-in gun inside

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on July 25th, 2011

If you light your smoke with this Zippo you are likely to get a mini bullet in the face. This Zippo is packing a miniature gun inside that actually fires. Those copper-cased 6mm cartridges will be fired out of a barrel, in place of the usual wick.

Just roll the flint striking wheel and it acts as the trigger. Too bad this isn’t an official Zippo product, then again, if it was, there would be a lot of smokers shooting themselves in the face.

Liquid-cooled Wii mod is crazy

Posted in Wii by Reuben Drake on April 6th, 2011

Out of all of the powerful systems they could have used for this mod, they chose the underpowered Wii. I guess there’s no accounting for taste. Still, it is an awesome mod. It is built from steel and cooled by two liquid-filled containers that look like they should be bubbling and feeding life into a mutant organism.

It is the work of Bit-tech forum member Angel OD and it’s called the “UNLimited Edition” project. He started this baby back in December, 2009 and just recently finished it. So as you can see, it took a Wii bit of time.

PC Guitar mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2011

Remember that Atari in a guitar hero guitar that I made awhile back? Well, here someone has crammed a full PC inside of an actual guitar. This mod comes from Journaldugeek user Joss.

Joss squeezed in a Intel Quad Core Q6700, Asus motherboard, 4 Gigs of RAM, 80GB raid, a MSI 8800 GTX graphics card and a 650W PSU Thermaltake Blue Evo power supply in a low range Ibiza guitar. Playing PC games on this thing would be very fun.

Ben Heck Builds 1970s Atari-Style Xbox 360

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2011

Ben Heck, the man behind thousands of awesome mods is back. This time it’s an old school 1977 Atari merged with the Xbox 360 in a laptop kind of deal. This custom mod looks just like Atari would have made the device had they been capable.

It will handle all of the newest games and the old, including Yar’s Revenge and Star Raiders. In his latest show, he takes viewers through the entire build process. The final build is a thing of geek beauty. He has done it yet again.

NES Cartridge Flash Drive with Console USB Port

Posted in DIY by Reuben Drake on March 9th, 2011

We’ve seen the NES modded into many different things and we’ve seen even seen NES cartridges used as cases for external hard drives, but this mod is ridiculous and awesome at the same time. Ed Lewis created this NES cartridge flash drive with a NES console USB port. That’s right, there’s only one USB connector inside that console.

To make one yourself, all you need to do is open up the cartridge, take out the board and make a gap for a flash drive, then glue it inside. Then open up the console, cut a hole in the middle of the cartridge connector for the flash drive to slide in, and another hole at the back of the console for a USB cable.

NES modded into a breathalyzer

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2011

If you have some spare time on your hands, why not turn your Nintendo Entertainment System into a breathalyzer called DrunkenNES? That’s what this Engineer did. He turned an NES cartridge into a working breathalyzer unit, and coded a program on the NES to calculate the readings from the controller.

Now everyone will know just how buzzed you are as you try to rescue Peach from Bowser’s clutches. As a bonus, after analyzing the breath of a “player”, they get a score and a rating such as “Buzzy Bee” or “Party Kitten” to show how drunk they are. An “Alco-hall of fame” also ranks you like a hi-score chart. Sounds like a wild mod.

Sony PS2 handheld mod looks awesome

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2011

This PS2 handheld looks pretty amazing. It was created by modder techknott. Sadly this PlayStation 2 handheld was made for a client, not for you or I. Interestingly, as good as this thing looks, it doesn’t have a built-in battery pack. (It cuts down on cost).

Still, it’s pretty awesome and very mobile. And downright sexy as far as PS2′s go. Techknott did a great job. If you ask nicely, he might even make you one of these bad boys.

Wii and Kinect join forces for Call of Duty

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

You could play Call of Duty with the keyboard and mouse or your gamepad controller, or you could go all out and use a Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Kinect, configure your PC to support them both, and then load up Call of Duty.

That’s what Demize2010 on YouTube did and it sure looks immersive. He uses the Wii controllers to shoot and move, while he modified the Kinect so he could lean around a corner, jump and crouch. Now he just needs some Hollywood squibs for when he gets hit by bullets.

TRON Segway mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2011

If you’re a Tron fan, let’s face it, you are looking to put cool lights on all kinds of stuff so you can pretend you are in the grid. A TRON-themed Segway was just a matter of time. It looks pretty good.

This one was a pretty simple mod, since it just took some 3M reflective safety tape, a strand of blue LED Christmas lights, a pair of scissors and some electrical tape. I can’t imagine anyone from the movie riding it, but hey, whatever.

Xbox 360 Toaster

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

I’ve always wanted to rip the guts out of a four-slice toaster and replace them with an Xbox 360. Luckily for me, now I don’t have to do it as someone else has done it for me. You may not be able to enjoy breakfast anymore with this mod, but you’ll be able to play CoD: Black Ops in the kitchen.

It is the work of modder ncaruso11, aka (akatheguy2) and it is dubbed the XToaster360. Best kitchen appliance ever. COD is way better than toast anyway.

TRON Cat costume

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

It may not be Halloween, but why should that stop you from dressing up your cat in a TRON costume? It shouldn’t. If you have a dream, live it. Who cares if your cat never talks to you again. Some huge TRON fan is living the dream and has dressed their cat up in a light-up costume and posted a picture of it online.

The cat seems to like it since it can’t stop checking itself out in the mirror. Maybe the mirror is a gateway into the grid.

Steampunk Etch-a-Sketch

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2010

Getting an Etch-a-Sketch for Christmas is cool, but you would have to have been a super good boy or girl to get this one. Yes, this is an Etch-a-Sketch modified for the Victorian era. A time when you didn’t have ugly red plastic, but you did have brass and other cool metals.

This one was indeed a Christmas gift, made by one talented young person as a gift for a friend. And he is obviously the best friend a guy could ever have. Great job.

NES console joystick mod

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2010

If you have an old NES console just lying around collecting dust, here’s a neat mod that you can do. Turn the console into an arcade style joystick that can be used for other consoles. Sure, it makes for a large joystick, but your friends will be impressed.

The NES just seems to look good no matter what modifications are made to it. That’s good design. I’d love to see a screen on top as well.

Mechanical Yoshi is on the rampage

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

You might remember that awesome Mechanical Mario from earlier this year. Well, Donald “KodyKoala” Kennedy is at it again and has created a Yoshi version.

It is simply amazing like Mario. He used a Playmobile police station for Yoshi’s back and a couple of Lego laptops for the front display and keyboards. We’re not sure how tall it is, but we picture it rampaging over a large city causing mayhem.

The Scooterputer PC lets you game on the go

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2010

The Scooterputer takes portability to a whole new level. It comes from modder Stephen Popa. This is basically a Thermaltake Element V case with plenty of gaming power sitting on a 24v rechargeable electric scooter that has been stretched a full 11 inches to maker room for the computer.

The computer case has an Intel i7 processor inside, along with 4GB RAM, GTS 250 graphics card, three RAIDed hard drives, USB 3.0 port, dual layer DVD burner, Thermaltake TR2 1200 Watt power supply and it’s water cooled with Thermaltake Big water 850I kit.