Few of us have the $905,000 needed to purchase one of the remaining original Apple-1 computers that *Steve Wozniak built in Steve Jobs' garage, but modder-extraordinaire Ben Heck has the next best thing: a new three-part series of tutorial videos showing you how to build a fully-functional Apple-1 replica from scratch.
Hacker, modder, and DIYer extraordinaire Ben Heck has seemingly done the impossible with his latest project. For years a fierce battle has raged between proponents of the big three gaming consoles, but to finally bring peace and civility to gaming forums across the land, Heck created an all-in-one console that…
Die-hard first person shooter fans might swear by the accuracy and precision of their PC keyboards. But those digital keys don't provide as much finesse as the analog joysticks on console controllers. So Ben Heck levels the playing field with this analog keyboard hack.
Ben Heck makes it easier to traverse those long airport corridors with this autonomous luggage that follows behind you like a small toddler. Leaving your hands free for holding travel documents, food, or just pushing people out of the way.
Click to viewIf you find that your Android phone always runs out of juice at the most inopportune times, never fear! Supermodder Ben Heck has heard your pleas, and is here to teach you how to build one cheap, hand-cranked Android charger.
Flying in coach—not that comfortable. Flying in coach and using a laptop—even less comfortable. Ben Heck's hacked laptop, with a screen that swings around on stilts—more comfortable, and a hell of a good idea.
As you know, duct tape can be used for pretty much anything, and rice fills a large hole when needed. Coupled with some Xbox 360 controller parts though, they can make a disabled chap get his game on.
This may look like an old SNES gamepad, but oh, it isn't. No, it's a custom Xbox 360 gamepad. And sure, it lost an analog stick somewhere in its creation process, but it's still so damned cool.
Normally, the portable consoles that spring forth from the handy folks at the Ben Heck forums are sleek, professional-looking affairs. This wooden PS1? Not so much.
Modder extraordinaire Ben Heck is growing disciples like Chia Pets, and his forum poster SifuF's new Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R is an incredible little portable N64. We're sure he's made the Heckster proud.
While Xbox 360s have become increasingly capable at handling their crippling heat defects, you still want the newest, coolest 360 you can buy. Right now, that's the "Jasper" edition, featuring a new 65nm GPU.