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Amputee Builds a Set of Incredibly Articulate Prosthetic Fingers All Powered by Wrist Movements

When Ian Davis was just 17-years-old, he built a myoelectric prosthetic arm and hand for a high school project. Almost 30 years later, he’s still using what he learned but for his own benefit now, after having four fingers on his left hand amputated in 2018. His prosthetic, designed and built all by himself, is…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, Prosthetics, Ian Davis


You'll Look Forward to Cutting the Lawn When You Turn Your Riding Mower Into a Tank

A house with a sprawling lawn might be the aspiration of anyone stuck in a tiny apartment, but there’s a downside to that dream: your lawn doesn’t cut itself. To make the weekly chore more bearable, Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth Woodworking turned his riding mower into a miniature tank that mows down everything in its…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diy, Woodworking, Hacks, Tanks, Lawnmower, Jason Hibbs, Bourbon Moth Woodworking


Robotic Cornhole Guarantees Victory, Assuming Everyone Else Is Too Drunk To Realize You're Cheating

Months of free time and loads of untapped ingenuity has resulted in competitively-challenged hackers coming up with clever ways to use technology to dominate various sports. We’ll leave it up to you to decide if Cornhole officially falls into that category, but either way, Michael Rechtin’s managed to upgrade the game…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Hacks, Cornhole, Michael Rechtin


4 Super Simple Ways to Keep Apples from Browning

I love apples, what I don’t love is how fast they get brown, ew. When apples get brown they look ugly. Prettier food is just nicer to eat right? I came across some simple ways on how to keep apples from turning brown! So first of all, let me just say that brown apples are... Read On → The post 4 Super Simple Ways to Keep Apples from Browning appeared first on All Things Mamma.
Tags: Parenting, Hacks, Apples, Browning, Kitchen Tips, Trending Right Now


Build This Mini Star Trek TNG Computer To Make Yourself Feel Like You're Far Away From Earth

Exploring the stars, thousands of light years away from Earth, sounds pretty great right about now. While Darian Johnson hasn’t invented intergalactic travel, he has created a tiny desktop computer that looks straight out of Jean-Luc Picard’s ready room, letting you at least pretend that you’re safely aboard a distant…Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Star Trek, Hacks, Jean Luc Picard, Star Trek The Next Generation, Darian Johnson, Lcars


You Will Never Beat This Sharpshooting Robot at Table Hockey

Over the years we’ve seen quite a few successful attempts to create robotic air hockey opponents, but Andrew Khorkin has dedicated himself to a much harder task. He’s managed to build a robot that can not only play table hockey—a more onerous task than playing air hockey—but one that can slap the puck into the net…Read more...
Tags: Games, Science, Sports, Hacks, Robots, Table Hockey, Andrew Khorkin


You'll Soon Be Able to Buy That Distraction-Free Rotary Dial Cellphone

Earlier this year, Justine Haupt revealed a custom cellphone she built that eschewed unwanted battery-killing distractions like a touchscreen. In its place was an old-school rotary dial for placing calls, and while it looked antiquated, there were apparently enough people as fed up with the state of modern smartphones …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Tech, Cellphones, Hacks, Retro, Antiques, Justine Haupt, Rotary Cellphone, Skys Edge


Engineer Builds Auto-Adjusting Club That Compensates for Your Bad Golf Skills

If there’s one thing that the recent contraptions YouTuber and engineer Shane Wighton has designed and built has taught us, it’s that a lack of sports skills can be overcome with clever engineering. Following the creation of a basketball hoop that makes it impossible to miss a shot, Wighton has now created a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Engineering, Hacks, Golf, Wighton, Shane Wighton


This DIY Face Shield Gives You an Excuse to Stress-Eat Gummy Bears

A quick peek at the news is probably all it takes to have you polishing off an entire bag of gummy bears, but a South Korean design studio has come up with a way to make you feel less guilt about all that stress-eating. It’s designed a 3D printed face shield that works with empty packaging to help protect you from…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Design, Diy, Safety, 3d Printing, Hacks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Mmm Design Studio




Hacker Permanently Solves Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift With a Touchpad Upgrade

After shutting down its US-based repair centers over two months ago as a result of the pandemic, Nintendo is starting to reopen them again, which is good news for Switch owners still dealing with Joy-Con drift. Hacker Matteo Pisani came up with a different solution: a Switch without joysticks is a Switch that never…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Video Games, US, Hacks, Nintendo, Switch, Controllers, Nintendo Switch, Matteo Pisani, Hacker Matteo Pisani


Futurama's Bender Turned Into a Belligerent Smart Speaker That's Still More Useful Than Siri

If you’re going to put a smart speaker in your home that disregards your privacy and functions only to rake in profits from you in any way possible, it might as well be a disembodied interactive version of Futurama’s Bender instead of Siri, Alexa, or Google Assistant. “Bite my shiny metal ask me anything.”Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Siri, Tech, Futurama, Hacks, Bender, Siri Alexa, Smart Speakers, Smart Assistants


Designer Turns Into Bane With a Robotic Face Mask That Auto-Closes When It Senses People

Unless you’re completely irresponsible and utterly lacking in empathy, wearing a face mask is going to be a routine part of life well into 2021. In a questionable attempt to make masks more comfortable, a YouTuber has shared his custom creation that can automatically open to let fresh air in when no one’s around—at…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Safety, Industrial Design, Hacks, Face Masks


EasyJet Hit With Massive Breach Exposing Data of 9 Million Flyers

The UK-based budget airliner EasyJet told investors earlier today that it’d suffered a “highly sophisticated” cyberattack that compromised the credit card details of more than two thousand customers—not to mention the itinerary info for millions more.Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Hacks, Easyjet, Phishing


An R2-D2 Robot Vacuum Is Exactly the Chore Droid I'm Looking For

It’s staggering to think that Matthew Scott Hunter came up with a way to combine his love of clean floors and Star Wars before the marketing teams at Disney, Lucasfilm, and iRobot did. Using random household items he turned his functional robot vacuum into an Artoo unit that roams and cleans his home.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Star Wars, Science, Hacks, Robots, Droids, Vacuums, Disney Lucasfilm, Robot Vacuums, R2 D2, Matthew Scott Hunter


There's At Least One Keyboard Worse Than Apple's Butterfly Switch Fiasco

Reminding us that things can always be worse, YouTube’s Foone Turing has created a keyboard that is based around a floppy drive and a stack of floppy disks that somehow looks even more frustrating to use than Apple’s much-maligned butterfly keyboards.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Keyboards, Youtube, Hacks, Floppy Disks, Foone Turing, Flopkey Terrible Keyboard


Ball-Tracking Basketball Hoop Makes it Impossible To Miss a Shot

After designing a curved basketball backboard that redirects every shot through the hoop, Shane Wighton has engineered a new and improved version that’s even more forgiving by actively tracking a ball’s trajectory and then repositioning the backboard so every shot is nothin’ but net.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Physics, Hacks, Basketball, Microsoft Kinect, Shane Wighton


Calculator Hacked for Cheating Includes a Secret OLED Screen, Wifi, and Even a Chat Function

To discourage cheating, high schools and colleges limit what gadgets can be brought into an exam, and they require students to use very basic calculators if math is involved. But that doesn’t mean cheating is impossible, it just requires considerably more effort, like upgrading a dumb Casio calculator with a secret…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Cheating, Hacks, Calculators, Casio, Neutrino, Casio Fx 991ms


How to Build a Functional Mandalorian Tracking Fob to Find Your Smartphone Instead of Baby Yodas

The tracking fobs used by bounty hunters in The Mandalorian to find their targets make the dangerous profession seem kind of easy. So the engineers at design studio MVRK wondered if the mythical technology could be recreated using Earth technology to make finding a missing smartphone just as painless.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Bluetooth, Earth, 3d Printing, Hacks, Tracker, The Mandalorian, Baby Yodas, Mvrk


This Upgraded NES Gamepad Doesn't Actually Need an NES Console to Play Games

One-upping Nintendo’s efforts to shrink the original NES console, Taylor Burley sacrificed a tiny arcade cabinet to upgrade an old-school NES gamepad with not only a screen, but a small collection of retro titles that don’t need cartridges or even a console to play.Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Video Games, Nes, Hacks, Nintendo, Retro, Consoles, Handhelds, Taylor Burley


Controlling an Air Conditioner Might Be the Least Exciting Game Boy Game Ever Created

Aside from a color screen and an option to boost the processor’s speed, the Game Boy Color included an infrared port that was mostly used for sharing data, like high scores or unlockable characters. One tinkerer found a better use for it, turning a gifted GBC into a remote control for his air conditioner.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, Remote Control, Consoles, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Jingen Lim


This Guy Turned a 90-Year-Old Typewriter Into a Drum Machine, and It Sounds Fantastic

Aside from nostalgia, or maybe loaning it out to filmmakers as a prop for period pieces, there are not many practical uses for a 90-year-old Remington portable typewriter anymore. Against all odds, William Sun Petrus did manage to find one novel use for the hardware; he turned it into a makeshift drum machine that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, Instruments, Typewriters, Drum Machines, William Sun Petrus


1920s typewriter reborn as drum machine

William Sun Petrus hacked an old Remington Portable typewriter to become a EDM dance box. For real though, whenever a hammer contacts with the "live plate", it will send a signal to the arduino. The arduino recognises which hammer has been pressed and fires a signal into my PC via the cable, and into Ableton. Ableton sees some MIDI information and understands that it needs to trigger that specific sound. This song is composed of 17 difference sounds, played live for you, right here, right no...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, Hacks, William Sun Petrus, Ableton Ableton


How Pong's inventor gave Woz a hack to bring color to the Apple II

In 1977, Steve "Woz" Wozniak used a neat hack to bring color to the Apple II computer. According to IEEE Spectrum, the obscure trick, called NTSC artifact color, "allows digital systems without specialized graphics hardware to produce color images by exploiting quirks in how TVs decode analog video signals." That hack later was employed by the IBM PC, Radio Shack TRS-80, and other early home computers. But how did Woz learn about it? Turns out, videogame legend Al Alcorn, inventor of Pong, tur...
Tags: Apple, Post, Technology, News, Makers, Hacks, Silicon Valley, Berkeley, Pong, Videogames, Alcorn, Wozniak, Woz, Steve Woz Wozniak, Electrical Engineering, NTSC


Gotta Say, the Maker Community Is Really Shining These Days

As the world struggles to deal with mandatory quarantines and isolation, the maker community is thriving and doing what it does best: churning out incredible, innovative, clever, and, sometimes, utterly terrifying creations.Read more...
Tags: Creepy, Science, DICE, Hacks, Animatronics, Shishido Mazafaka


Guy Uses Physics and Computer Simulations to Design a Never-Miss Basketball Hoop

Does it really take years of practice and dedication on the basketball court to compete with the talents of NBA players? Apparently not. All you need is some basic knowledge of physics, access to computer simulation software, and enough tools to build a curved backboard that directs every shot through the hoop.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Physics, Hacks, Basketball, Nba, Simulations, Computer Simulations, Shane Wighton


The Nintendo Switch Is Sold Out. This Fan Says They Built Their Own Using Replacement Parts

Until Nintendo ramps up production and shipments again, finding a Switch for a reasonable price is going to be near-impossible. You can patiently wait it out, or you can take the route this guy claims to have and build your own Switch for about $200 using replacement and repair parts bought from China and online…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Diy, Video Games, China, Tech, Hacks, Nintendo, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Nintendo Switch


Giant E Ink Panel Turns Front Page of the New York Times Into a Depressing Work of Art Every Morning

As convenient as getting the morning news through an app, a podcast, or even a website can be, there’s something aesthetically pleasing about the precisely laid out design of a printed newspaper’s front page. Feeling nostalgic for the medium, Max Braun used a giant E Ink panel to turn the front page of the New York…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, New York, Science, Technology, Newspapers, Hacks, New York Times, Paper, E Ink, Max Braun


Someone made a robot to play Google Chrome's No Internet Dinosaur Game

They did. The crazy bastard actually did it! pic.twitter.com/pQipsamklq — kattemonster (@null4bl3) April 6, 2020 If you use Chrome, it's likely you've seen the 2-bit dinosaur that appears when your computer is not connected to the internet. It's an infinite runner game. The object is to jump over oncoming cacti and duck under pterodactyls. To play it while you are connected to the internet, copy and paste chrome://dino/ into the address bar of Chrome. Spacebar starts the game, then use up a...
Tags: Google, Video, News, Video Games, Makers, Hacks


Animated LED Face Mask Reminds Others to Stay Six Feet Away

Being stuck at home for weeks on end has given the world’s hardware hackers some extra time to come up with some truly wonderful creations. Chelsea Klukas, a Product Design Manager at Oculus who’s also known for her experiments merging fashion and tech, has created an LED face mask that could be the most coveted…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Hacks, LEDs, Oculus, Face Masks, Chelsea Klukas, Lumen Couture