[Jeremy] had an ASUS EEE PC 1000HE netbook on his hands which had succumbed to a corrupted BIOS. In most situations, people replace a motherboard when the BIOS is damaged beyond repair, but considering the price of motherboards, especially those built for portable devices, he simply refused to go that route.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.25 at 14:01
[Joel] dug up this hack that he pulled off over ten years ago. It’s inspired by the Nintendo PowerGlove, and uses flex sensors to react to movements of your fingers.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.22 at 00:39
Wood and electronics don’t generally mix nowadays, but if you yearn back to a time when radios and the like had a nice wooden finish, this wooden computer case may be for you.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.20 at 19:11
[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
[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
[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
[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 systems health.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.04 at 16:28
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
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
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