If your fingers are just itching to make a cheap and basic PC, here's a pretty geeky hack that'll help you transforms a OpenWRT router into a working PC.

You'll need a Linux based router with USB ports that you can load firmware onto, a USB keyboard and DisplayLink—this one is a Samsung U70—Linux open source code, and a solid understanding in geekspeak. Running on 300mhz, this PC will probably slow as hell—but from the photo of the finished product, it looks like it'll teach you how to make a mean Kamikaze, which you'll probably need after this hack. [Sven Killig via Engadget]