Ben Heckendorn

  • Ben Heck inches closer to finishing 'Bill Paxton Pinball' machine

    Ben Heck inches closer to finishing 'Bill Paxton Pinball' machine

    When I interviewed modder extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn a couple of months ago, he mentioned that he'd been working on building a pinball machine from the ground up and that it'd be called "Bill Paxton Pinball" when all is said and done. While it's not quite together yet, Heckendorn has made some serious progress on the actual cabinet itself, which now includes photos of Paxton in various movie… Read More

  • Ben Heckendorn finishes second version of C64 laptop, will be auctioned for charity

    Ben Heckendorn finishes second version of C64 laptop, will be auctioned for charity

    Modder extraordinaire, Ben Heckendorn has just finished version 2 of his Commodore 64 laptop. This one will be auctioned for charity and features an SD card reader for loading up various software (games!). Read More

  • CrunchGear Interview: Ben Heckendorn

    CrunchGear Interview: Ben Heckendorn

    I recently sat down with the king of gadget modders, Benjamin J. Heckendorn. Read More

  • Ben Heckendorn's Apple IIgs hardware mod

    Ben Heckendorn's Apple IIgs hardware mod

    Remember the Apple IIgs? I had an Apple IIc but my friend across the street had the Apple IIgs, the lucky bastard. Oh what I wouldn’t give to be a kid again. Not a care in the world except trying to get from the castle to the bottom of the mountain without falling to my death in King’s Quest III. Anyway, Ben Heckendorn has built a gorgeous laptop version of the Apple IIgs with the… Read More