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May 21, 2007

Nintendo NES Controller Business Card Holder

at 6:01 am. Filed under Digg, Game Hacks

If you are a Nintendo fan this business card holder may make a good addition to your desk.

“Here is a business card holder that looks like a Nintendo controller, from the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Stylish and retro art for your desk, not only cool looking but also functional and useful! It will hold plenty of business cards while showcasing your video gaming pride!

This is made out of Perler Beads, fused together, and then glued together with sturdy contact cement. It measures 5″ by 2 1/2″, and measures 1″ across, so it will hold lots of your cards. Also can be useful to hold important information or scraps of paper that you might have lying around.”

Via: Digg


May 1, 2007

Nes Controller Wallet

at 5:53 am. Filed under Digg, DIY Hacks, Game Hacks

If you want to make a wallet that you can’t buy anywhere why not make one out of an old NES controller.

“you will need:

one sacrificial Nes controller
small phillips screwdriver
wire snip pliers
UHU glue
Long Zip”

Via: Digg

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March 30, 2007

Deep Fryer PC

at 6:16 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Digg, DIY Hacks, Funny Hacks

So you have a PC toaster but now you need a deep fryer. Have a look at the Deep Fryer PC for some inspiration.

“Got a PC, but forgot to buy a Deep Fryer for that weekend party? Fear not! There is a solution! Just grab that high-end PC, stick it in a bucket, fill said bucket with oil, and play a CPU intensive game for a little while. In no time, your fryer oil will be hot enough to cook you some tasty treats! Great for the time between frags…”



Via: Digg

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January 22, 2007

Xbox 360 Tilt Controller

at 5:47 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Digg, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks



 

It takes lots of work to mod the Xbox 360 to act like a Wiimote. 🙂 This Xbox 360 Tilt Controller reminds me of the this project. Great job! I look forward to the next hack…

“After wanting to play around with an accelerometer for a long time, I finally thought of an idea that would warrant me purchasing one, modifying an Xbox 360 controller to make one of the analog sticks controlled by the tilting motion of the Xbox controller.

The accelerometer works by outputting varying voltages for varying accelerations. I will use a 3-axis accelerometer so it will output 3 varying voltages. I will use an analog-to-digital converter to get the signals into a micro controller. The micro controller will do the processing that determines how the controller is tilted. It will then be output as an analog voltage to the controller in place of the on board potentiometers that are controlled by the analog stick.

Analog sticks work by adjusting two potentiometers (pots). After I took the controller all apart and experimented I found the potentiometers had an upper voltage of 1.61 volts and a lower voltage of 0 volts. On the up/down pot all the way up is 1.61 volts and all the way down is 0 volts. On the left/right pot all the way right is 0 volts and all the way left is 1.61 volts.”

Via: Engadget and Digg

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January 7, 2007

Water Cooling Computers With a Swimming Pool

at 11:05 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, Digg, Insane Equipment

Looks like this may be a new form of pool heating.

“This rig has been running successfully since 8/06 (knock knock). Computers have been easily swapped out without the need to shut down the pump or any other computers on the line. There is no perceptible temperature difference in the water returned to the pool. However, every machine on the line happily operates somewhere between 30 – 40 C depending on the water temperature. Most of the fans in each machine have either been removed or disconnected making it much quieter. Additionally, the entire room is cooler without the need for air conditioning. Success!

In the future, I’d like to investigate the possibility of using pool water to improve the efficiency of the air conditioner by removing the fan and submerging the heat exchanger. Quieter, cooler, more energy efficient air during the summer as well as warmer water! ”

read more | digg story

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January 1, 2007

How much was this check written for?

at 12:29 pm. Filed under Digg, Funny Hacks

Randall Munroe has a great sence of humor! I would love to see the look on the bank employees face when they get to this check! Have a look at some of his cool math shirts.

digg story

November 19, 2006

The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla

at 5:27 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, Digg, Electronic Hacks

 

Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht over at Diggnation mentioned this Nikola Tesla video on their last episode. It is a must see!


UPDATE: It has come to my attention that some of the facts on the quote below are not correct, please have a look at the comments for some corrected information.


“Nikola Tesla (here played by Petar Bozovic) was a famous 19th century Yugoslavian inventor. The film recounts Tesla’s development of the … all » alternating electric current, first under the dictatorial thumb of Thomas Edison (Dennis Patrick), then on his own. Tesla develops a harmonious working relationship with George Westinghouse (Strother Martin), who indulges the inventor his eccentricities and gives him the credit he deserves, something the tyrannical Edison refused to do. Orson Welles appears briefly as J. P. Morgan in this Yugoslavian biopic, originally released as Tajna Nikole Tesle”

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