iPad battery case modded; powers Android Pipo Max M1 tablet

The Pipo Max M1 is an Android-powered tablet that is quite similar in size to Apple's original iPad.

Installing PlayStation Mobile on a rooted Android device

Want to install PlayStation Mobile on a non-certified rooted Android device?

LOTR Hobbit Shire gets the LEGO treatment

DIY Lego Hobbiton is preeeciousss.

Nook Simple Touch hacked to run PlayStation games

Hack puts PlayStation games on Nook eReader.

Modder creates the KindleBerry Pi

The KindleBerry Pi isn't exactly the most portable or practicle computer on the market, but it's sufficiently geeky.

Video: Ben Heck gets back to BASIC with new ChatPad mod

This DIY pocket comptuer runs BASIC.

This Raspberry Pi is a synthesizer

The Raspberry Pi is quickly finding its way into all sorts of devices, including fully-functioning media centers, model sailboats plying the stormy Atlantic and even a  remote-controlled truck equipped with a night vision video camera.

This LEGO Elven Rivendell is incredibly detailed

Like many geeks, I grew up playing with LEGO bricks. I even thought I was pretty darn good, well, for a while anyway.

Video: This Raspberry Pi conducts surveillance missions

The Raspberry Pi has tipped up in a number of geek-related projects, including one where the bare-bones board was selected to power a model sailboat across the stormy Atlantic Ocean.

Video: Robotic dry eraser crawls on a whiteboard like a spider

We all know that geeks often design something overly complicated to perform a simple task - yet such creations inevitably end up looking so cool that we just can't help but admire them.

This Rolls-Royce jet engine is made from over 152,000 Lego bricks

One of my favorite things in all of geekdom is insane Lego projects that use hordes of little bricks to build real life and unexpected items.

Motorola Lapdock turns tiny and cheap PCs into notebooks

If you enjoy computers and bare-bones hardware, odds are you've been keeping an eye on the tiny and cheap Raspberry Pi board.

This cyberpunk bracer is environmentally aware

Geeks love wearable electronic devices, and this cyberpunk-inspired electronic bracer is a perfect example.

Video: This Portal turret fires missiles

A Penn State University student has designed a slick Portal turret for his mechatronics class. Now that is one cool course I would have actually loved to take in college.

Specs for DIY Linux-powered Star Trek tricorders hit the web

I was never all that crazy about the original Star Trek series, but I've seen every one of the movies and thoroughly enjoyed watching Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG).

Steampunk Aperture portal gun is epic

I'm sure quite a few of us have kicked off projects that started with modest expectations, yet ended up as something radically different than originally intended.

DIY wind turbine project goes open source



If you live in an area that sees a fair amount of wind and you’d like to reduce your utility bill by harnessing some of that wind power, a wind turbine might be a good idea.