cubicle mines

office mine

it’s officialy monday again.  another week of mindless drudgery and stolen red staplers.  if going postal with a nerf gun isn’t your bag, perhaps something more subtle such as this mini claymore mine would be more appropriate.  you can make one from common materials found in your desk drawer and a strech of scotch tape provides a functional and decorative trip wire.  yeah, probably a really bad idea

hummer pc

hummer pc
“This project started with a 1/6th scale RC Hummer from NewBright Toys . The idea was to build a fully functioning gaming computer – but to also be able to unhook all the peripherals and drive the truck around, when I got bored and needed a break.”

this mod is off the hook.  thanks for the link filtronic.

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cellphone ring notifier

cell phone ring indicator

tom horsley got rid of his land line but didn’t want to lug his cell everywhere with him when he was in the house.  his solution was to hack together a light detection circuit, a wireless doorbell remote, and some paper mache into a giant incoming call noisemaker.  if you want to build your own, you should also check out version 2 that he is working on.

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how-to: ‘usb battery’ v2

usb battery v2

thanks to everyone’s great feedback, i’ve now got a usb battery that’s much more efficient and capable of delivering more current to a portable device.  like i promised, i put together a slick little case to finish this hack off right.  read on for some tips on building your own.

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robosapien alarm clock

robosapien alarm clock 

here is a great hack that stella sent to us.  mark craig pulled off a really nice looking alarm clock robosapien mod using a couple pic-micros, an lcd panel, and a text-to-speech synthesizer.  i don’t think he’s finished the breakfast-in-bed software yet, but i’ll keep my fingers crossed for an update.  nicely done!

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homemade night vision scope

night vision scope

apparently, greg miller is a class ‘a’ dumpster diver and high voltage hacker.  aside from the image intensifier tube found on ebay, this night vision scope is made almost entirely from other people’s junk.  something like this would add the perfect touch for creeping out friends with your silence of the lambs impersonations.

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how-to turn your mac mini into a media center

mac mini

the rockstars over at engadget posted a fairly comprehensive how-to on using your mac mini as a home media center.  what do you think — will mac mini hacking be as common as the crazy stuff people do with mini-itx boxes?

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