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C64 joystick adapter

C64 joystick adapter

[Marcus Gritsch] wanted to do his retro gaming using retro hardware… or at least using some retro hardware. Although he was playing his Commodore 64 games in an emulator, he figured that using an original controller would boost the nostalgia quite a bit.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.19 at 01:21

Hardware-based keyboard remapping

Hardware-based keyboard remapping

[Nav] wanted to change his keyboard mapping for one particular keyboard, rather than on each operating system. He used an AT90USBKey as a replacement PCB by soldering to all of the contacts on the key matrix.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.07 at 02:38

Open Source makes this USB arcade controller build a breeze

Open Source makes this USB arcade controller build a breeze

[Jamie] built his own USB connected arcade controller. We’ve been seeing a lot of these lately, and they usually involve soldering buttons to a keyboard PCB.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.05 at 20:48

PC temperature monitoring system lights up when things get hot

PC temperature monitoring system lights up when things get hot

[Taylor] popped a new graphics card into his computer, but before he could settle in for a round of gaming, his card started to overheat. He eventually tracked the problem down to an undersized power supply, but the prospect of cooking his new GPU to death made him think twice about how he was monitoring his system’s health.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.04 at 16:28

Star Wars Imperial March Played by Dual Floppy Drives

Star Wars Imperial March Played by Dual Floppy Drives

Although many have made some sort of music with improvised electronics, few sound as cool as this Imperial March from Star Wars played by two floppy drives.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.03 at 00:42

Booting a 1989 Mac with Mario

Booting a 1989 Mac with Mario

As a new recruit to the 68k Macintosh Liberation Army, [dougg3] is really showing off his hardware hacking ability. He came up with a replacement ROM SIMM for his Mac IIci and made it play the Mario theme on boot instead of the normal chimes.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.09.30 at 01:35

Turn your Wireless Keyboard into a MAME Controller!

Turn your Wireless Keyboard into a MAME Controller!

For those of you that have a wireless keyboard laying around, you might be tempted to turn it into something else, like a wireless MAME controller.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.09.27 at 16:55

SNES gamepad coversion to USB

SNES gamepad coversion to USB

[Kekszumquadrat] wanted to use a classic controller to play emulator games on his Android tablet so he set out to convert an SNES gamepad to connect via USB.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.09.25 at 19:21

Wood Carved Computer Case

Wood Carved Computer Case

I have done quite a bit of CNC work with MDF but I didn’t know it could be carved with normal wood working tools this nicely. Andrew Espie-Whitburn from Espie Whitburn Design created this Wood Carved Computer Case over a period of 20 days and it looks great!.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2011.09.25 at 13:30

How to Interface a Microcontroller to a PS/2 Keyboard

How to Interface a Microcontroller to a PS/2 Keyboard

Interacting with your project can be as simple as hooking up an IO pin to a button but if you need greater capability it might be time for a keyboard.

Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2011.09.24 at 09:15


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