Hacker Builds Virtual Reality Oculus Rift Style Headset For $50 (video)

If you missed out on purchasing a developer edition of the Kickstarted launched Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, before Facebook acquired the company for a cool $2 billion worth of stock.

You might be interested to know there are alternatives and one industrious hacker has created his very own virtual reality headset in the style of the Oculus Rift for a minimal cost.

DIY Virtual Reality headset

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ZX-Pi – ZX81 Raspberry Pi Retro Computer Case Hack

Raspberry Pi owners who also have an old Sinclair ZX81 computer that no longer works just gathering dust in the attic. Might be interested in a new project which allows you to house your Raspberry Pi mini PC inside the ZX 81 casing complete with working membrane keyboard.

The ZX-Pi hack has been carried out by Tony Smith who also previously detailed how to use an Arduino Leonardo to connect a ZX81 keyboard to the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi ZX81

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Mac Pro Hackintosh Made Using A Bathroom Trash Can

German modder Dschijn over on the Tonymacx86 forums posted this cool Apple Mac Pro Hackintosh which was created using a bathroom trash can bought from Amazon, it was originally created by TonyMac forum Member “sascha288″.

The awesome later 2013 Mac Pro replica is equipped with a Core i3 Haswell processor, Gigabyte z87n wifi, Radeon 7750 and solid state disk (SSD) & HDD together with a ATX power supply. The finished Mac Pro Hackintosh measures 18cm width, 26cm height and has also been finished in limed edition red to finish the final effect.

Mac Pro Hackintosh

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Untethered Apple TV Jailbreak aTV2 5.3 Released By Firecore

Over the weekend Firecore has announced the release of a new untethered Apple TV jailbreak for Apple TV with the release of new versions of aTV 5.3 Flash (black) and Seas0nPass.

Within the latest aTV2 5.3 Flash software Firecore has added a number of new features as well as the already mentioned support for untethered Apple TV. New features include improved reliability of installation process, improved diagnostic reporting together with numerous other various fixes and improvements.

Apple TV Jailbreak aTV2 Flash

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Raspberry Pi Bioscope Combines Retro And Digital Technologies (video)

Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker have used an awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC mini PC together with a 3D printer to create the Raspberry Pi Bioscope which allows users the ability to control the playback of images using a crank handle positioned on the side of the device.

The design of the Raspberry Pi Bioscope allows you to pause by stopping the handle, or rewind footage by turning it backwards. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Raspberry Pi Bioscope project and see it in action.

Raspberry Pi Bioscope

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Stream Games From Your PC To Wii U GamePad (video)

A team of hackers comprising of booto, delroth, and shuffle2 have this week released a video detailing how they have engineered the Wii U GamePad to enable game streaming from a PC.

A presentation revealing the new Wii U GamePad PC game streaming hack was shown at the recent Chaos Communication Congress and included a demonstration in which The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was emulated on PC and streamed to the Wii U GamePad. Watch the video after the jump to see the new game streaming Wii U Pad hack in action.

Stream Games From Your PC To Wii U GamePad

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Awesome Ouya Handheld Game Console Created By Modder

Its seem funny that the Ouya games console that broke away from its mobile Android gaming devices has now returned to its roots in a different form thanks to an inventive modder named ‘eucrow’ from the OuyaBoards website.

Eucrow has combined the inexpensive new standalone Ouya Android games console with a touchscreen display and Xbox 360 game controller to create a portable version of the Ouya console.

 

Ouya Handheld Game Console

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Doom Game Mod Lets You Play With Resident Evil Characters (video)

Original Doom and Resident Evil fans are sure to enjoy this awesome DooM the mercenaries 4.0 mod which has been created that allows players to take the form of classic Resident Evil characters within the original Doom game. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the DooM the mercenaries 4.0 mod project and see it in action.

Doom Resident Evil

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Raspberry Pi Laser Engraver Created Using Two Old DVD Drives (video)

If you are looking for a project to keep you busy that uses a Raspberry Pi mini PC, you might be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi controlled mini CNC Laser engraver built by Xiang Zhai.

The Raspberry Pi laser engraver has been built using two DVD drives salvaged from old computers and less than $10 in extra parts bought on eBay, all powered by the Raspberry Pi computer.

Raspberry Pi Lazer Engraver

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Modder Creates Custom Xbox One Third Party Headset Adapter In 15 Mins

As you already probably know Microsoft finally launch their highly anticipated Xbox One games console worldwide on Friday, but unfortunately at launch the Xbox On console does not support third-party gaming headsets.

This small setback has not stopped an intrepid modder, who has wasted no time creating his very own custom third-party gaming headset Xbox One connection. Allowing him to enjoy playing the new range of next-generation games with his favourite gaming headset.

Modder Creates Custom Xbox One Third Party Headset Adapter In 15 Mins

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BeagleBone GamingCape Transforms BeagleBone Black Into GameBoy Emulator (video)

Max Thrun has developed the BeagleBone GamingCape, which transforms the small BeagleBone Black developer board that is available to purchase for around $45 into a awesome GameBoy emulator.

The BeagleBone GamingCape is fitted with a 320 x 240 pixel 16-bit color TFT LCD display, gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer, together with analogue joystick and 2 buttons. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the BeagleBone GamingCape project and see it in action.

BeagleBone GamingCape

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