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April 30, 2007

Cushion Control Remote

at 6:21 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Funny Hacks, What Were They Thinking

I have seen all sorts of remote controls, but I have never seen a cushion remote before. Only thing I don’t get is how can you use the cushion without accidentally pushing the buttons?

“A new generation of remote controls: a bunch of different cushions each having its own function: one for the channels, one for the power, one for the volume and so on. These remote controls can be thrown around, transforming the fights over “who has the remote” into playful cushion fights.”

Via: Red Ferret

April 29, 2007

Underwater Post Office

at 6:08 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, What Were They Thinking

If you can dream it, someone has built it. 🙂 Who ever would think about creating an underwater post office? Looks beautiful though…

“Vanuatu Post has created the world’s only Underwater Post Office. Situated within a marine sanctuary, off Hideaway Island near Port Vila in Vanuatu, the Post Office can receive mail delivered in person if you are a visiting diver or snorkeller or sent via the Main Post Office to ensure all mail items receive the special cancellation from this unique underwater paradise.

What makes the postcard waterproof?

The postcards are a synthetic product called Syntek and the weight is 340gsm. So a plastic like product. The Syntec material is basically made of a mixture of clay (calcium carbonate) and polypropylene resin. It is non-toxic and has the look, feel and printability of paper, plus the durability of plastic. They are tough, waterproof, tear-resistant, impervious to grease, oils, chemicals and the elements. They can also withstand high temperatures and humidity.”

Via: EGlobe1


April 28, 2007

Computer Mouse using a Dead Mouse

at 8:29 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Crazy Hacks, DIY Hacks, Funny Hacks

If the remote controlled pigeon post turned your stomach you may want to stop reading about this project now… Noahw and Canida have made a computer mouse using a real dead mouse.

“Obtain a small travel-size (hardware) mouse. This one is a wired mouse that is way to small to use comfortably every day, but perfect for going inside of a mouse. Obtain a similarly-sized (wetware) mouse. These are commonly available fresh or frozen from pet stores, or any other place that sells reptile food. It’s easier to fit a small object into a large mouse than a large object into a small mouse, so err on the side of caution. You can always fill extra space with cotton balls. If you’ve got an optical (hardware) mouse, make sure to choose a pale-furred (wetware) mouse for lightest skin pigment – this will be important later.”

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April 27, 2007

Name the Thing Contest – 3

at 7:58 pm. Filed under Contests

Congratulation to Matthew and Joel who won last week. There will also be two winners this week.

Giveaway item 1 is a laser pointer pen with a built in 256MB USB drive.
Giveaway item 2 is a USB SD card reader.

This contest will run for this weekend only (April 27 – 29, 2007) . To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it. Please do not give the answer in the comments.


Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with “Name the Thing” as the subject consisting of:
* The name of the item in the above picture
* An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winners will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

Added April 30, 2007

The picture is a RFID tag, it can be used for everything from security tags on items in a store to inventory control.

The winner of the Laser USB Pen is Andrew B.
The winner of the SD Card reader is Alexander Y.

Thanks to all who entered.

Below are pictures of the prizes.


PowerFest ’94 SNES Cartridge – $300,000

at 1:19 pm. Filed under Game Hacks

If you have $300,000 burning a hole in your pocket and want a piece of video gaming history now is your chance.

Auction Link
PowerFest ’94 SNES Cartridge Link

“This is the game used in the Nintendo World Championships II also known as the PowerFest ’94. This competition cart is one of a kind and is the only one known to still exist. Only around 32 were made and they were all given back to Nintendo after the competition and reused for parts. Only this one survived that process.”

Via: Engadget

SNES RCA Video Mod

at 5:18 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks

Hack your Super NES to have audio out and composite video out.

“Well, I was sick of having to dig behind my TV to exchange the cable from my Nintendo 64 to play my SNES. So I figured why not install two RCA jacks so I can plug it directly into the front of my TV.”

Thanks for sending this hack in Sashi.

April 26, 2007

CNC Toast Graphics

at 7:39 am. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Funny Hacks

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have concocted a wild toast making machine. Well it doesn’t really make toast, it prints images on the toast using hot air. Soon we will have to jack our toasters into the net so that our toast will have ads that go with the ads on our eggs.

Video after the jump.

“Recently we succeeded in mounting the hot air gun to the carriage of the printer. The next step was testing the XY motion control system without the Z axis installed.

It turns out that you can actually do some interesting things with just the print head and the X-Y gantry. Especially since, as one of our astute readers noted in a comment, “(3D printer – Z axis) + hot air rework station=completely digital toast imaging technology.” Our thoughts exactly.”


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