Modding

  • CyanogenMod Team Gets Android Working On HP TouchPad

    CyanogenMod Team Gets Android Working On HP TouchPad

    There have been a flurry of efforts in recent days aimed at getting a workable version of Android up-and-running on the webOS-based HP TouchPad. The mission has been funded in part by modding community called¬†HackNMod, which is hoping to give the tablet’s early adopters an operating system with a more certain future: Android. It appears that the CyanogenMod team has finally made… Read More

  • RC model of Star Trek USS ENTERPRISE swimming underwater (video)

    RC model of Star Trek USS ENTERPRISE swimming underwater (video)

    I’m not an RC gadget expert, but modding static model kits of space ships so that they’re water-proof and can be RC-controlled to make them then “fly underwater” seems like a very, very geeky thing to do to me. Take this 1/350 scale replica of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A space ship from Star Trek, for example. Some person [JP] in Yokosuka, Japan, bought the static kit… Read More

  • Nerf Vulcan hacked into chaingun

    We all know that modding a Nerf gun to fire up to 500 rounds per minute is not easy at all without a proper guide. Fortunately some folks always have enough time to make proper how tos for those in need. Read on for a full video. Read More

  • Fallout 3 mod tools now ready to roll

    Fallout 3 mod tools now ready to roll


    I’m sure we’re going to be seeing a lot of extra Vaults out there in a couple weeks — Fallout fanfiction forums are, I’m sure, just flamin’ hot right now. With any luck, they’ll make a few dungeons that are actually challenging. On normal difficulty (I know…) I ended the game with about 80 stimpacks and at least 20 mini-nukes unused. At that point… Read More

  • New Wii versions have mod-chip countermeasures

    New Wii versions have mod-chip countermeasures


    Well played, Nintendo. With this stout defense, you have thwarted forever the aspirations of the evil modders. After all, how will a community of seasoned professionals with a deep understanding of your console’s systems get past this minor obstacle? Truly you have fundamentally interrupted the never-ending cycle described above in figure A. Either that, or there will be new… Read More

  • Overclock your DS lite with this custom case

    Overclock your DS lite with this custom case

    One thing I’ve found when playing emulated NES, SNES, and GBA games is that many of them are incredibly long, and for no good reason. For example: Dragon Warrior. Great game. Unfortunately, the slow movement speed and slow battle dialogues make the game about twice as long as it should be. My solution? Run the emulator at 200% speed. I was looking forward to getting a DS and playing… Read More

  • Modder sends Xbox to fat camp, builds ‘Xbox Slim’

    Modder sends Xbox to fat camp, builds ‘Xbox Slim’

    Ooh la la, will you look at this? There’s an Xbox stuffed in that little white case. A modder over on the Xbox Scene forums turned his big, fat, portly Xbox into a svelte, nimble “Xbox Slim” and added some key upgrades: slim DVD/CD-R drive, 60GB 2.5-inch hard drive, Logitech wireless controller, integrated Wi-Fi connection, and more. More photos and a video after the jump. Read More

  • WANT: Portable SNES

    WANT: Portable SNES

    That’s a SNES you’re looking at up there. The portablized version is detailed over at benheck.com forums. Lots of photos from every angle show the creation in all its glory. Nicely done. Power is provided by internal lithium batteries, (two 3.7v 4250 mAh tied in series) which take 2.5 hours to charge. Shoulder buttons got mapped to the back as triggers. AV and headphone jacks… Read More

  • Nintendo sues makers of DS hacking hardware

    Nintendo sues makers of DS hacking hardware

    The modding issue has always been a touchy one. In case you’re not aware of it, there are available for almost every game console or handheld a number of hardware-based hacks that allow one to play pirated games and/or homebrew applications. These range from simple boot discs to soldering extra connectors to your console’s boards to simple flash drive-based frontends that take… Read More

  • BIOS modding strikes again: turn your Geforce 9600 into an 8800GTS

    BIOS modding strikes again: turn your Geforce 9600 into an 8800GTS


    Back in the day, the cool thing to do was to modify your lower-end Radeon 9800 into a 9800Pro, or at least something like it, by essentially drawing on it with a pencil. Well, here’s a sequel that might actually apply to you. If you have a certain kind of Geforce 9600 (like this one), all you have to do is flash the BIOS and it rejiggers the card to unlock the unused shader units and the… 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… Read More

  • DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level

    DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level

    Up until now, straws were straight tubes of disposable soft plastic that your parents would use to transfer various liquids from cup-like containers into their dry, smelly mouths. Thanks to ThinkGeek.com, you’ve now got the ability — nay, the obligation — to mod your straws into various mind-blowing drinking apparatuses. Introducing the DIY Drinking Strawz. You’ll get… Read More

  • Meet The iTop

    Meet The iTop

    Crafty DIYer Owen was the owner of a shiny new iPod before the screen started breaking. It broke and voided his iPod’s warranty, so he went and took the iPod’s case and cut it apart. He added a case to the hard drive sticking out and then tilted the screen upward. The result is an iPod that looks like a miniaturized-version of a Macbook. With Linux installed, his iPod is… Read More

  • Coffee-Modding Wakes Up

    We’re all about modding your stuff here at the CG, from computer cases to cell phone unlock codes and everything in between. But sometimes something comes across our desks that make us take notice and wonder, “wha?” while still being very cool. One such device is this majorly modded coffee maker. Not content with just making coffee, Tim in New York added a brain, read-out… Read More

  • Antec Brings Spot Cool Fans to American Market

    This is a rather “cool” idea (HAHA!) from Antec as a way to keep the hottest parts of your computer from going nuclear. Do-it-yourself computer modding is getting more and more insane as processors get higher clockspeeds and thus hit higher temperatures. The threat of burning out your proc or system board is very real, and geeks have taken to the problem with ingenuity, with… Read More