• (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 7: Ben Heck Home Tour

    The Ben Heck show is brought to you by element 14, the electronic community and online store built for engineers and hobbyists alike.  Use voucher code “BENHECK” until December 31st at store checkout to save up to 15% on select items.
    In the year 2000,…
  • arcade xbox360

    Hey Ben Heck I got this idea from a dream a racing arcade game with an xbox 360.But you have to put money in it to play the ultimate arcade game.signed Jonah Mendez.

  • 3D printing a 3D printer Show Suggestion

    the price of a 3D printer is still really high. how cheaply could you print as many components as you can and then buy the rest could you make it cost efficient ?

  • Is it possible for a copy of Windows to run on a Raspberry Pi?

    Hello i was wondering if it was possible to run either windows 8 or windows xp on a Raspberry Pi model B 512mb.


    ever since i bought my Raspberry Pi i was always thinking of if my thought would be possible. Being a raspberry Pi it does not have the function…

  • Bluetooth headphone challenge

    I have a challenge for Ben. I have some Skullcandy Aviator headphones. They sound great and have a cool retro look. There's just one problem. The wire. How hard would it be to add a bluetooth reciever in one side and a battery to power it in the other…

  • something fun to build!!

    so i have an idea that Ben can build. as a 15 year old in middle school going on to highschool i have very boring classes or classes with nothing to do. i would like to see Ben mod a gameboy/gameboy advance sp (what i have) to a calculator like a hidden…

  • Show Idea and/or Question: A swim team starter system made with an Arduino

    Hi Ben and/or Element 14 community,

    My local swim team recently had their starting system stolen. They need a replacement soon, but new and even used starting systems are very expensive (used ones range from 250 - 1500 dollars [USD]). I was wondering if…

  • New Building Project idea

    Ben Heck,


    I was wondering if you are able to build your own 'Super-computer' with a high memory capacity, and thats capable of high-speed internet, and a lot of game data.

    If this is possible, i think it would be a great idea to build on 'The Ben…

  • Viewer Challenge- Monster home entertainment unit?


      How about this.  If everyone out there is like me they have a plethera of home entertainment devices cluttering up their living rooms, bedroom, or where ever.  In my living room I have a ps3, xbox 360, wii, and a HTPC.  This problem is BEGGING for a…

  • (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 12: Ben Builds A Super Fast Can Cooler

    The Ben Heck Show is brought to you by element 14.  Visit element14.com/tbhs to learn how a purchase of $100 or more can get you a free subscription to Make Magazine, while supplies last.
    In the year 2000, Ben Heckendorn built his first mod.
    “Ben: We can…
  • My take on the portable workbench



    Here is my take on the portable workbench:




    the Tinkerstation 101  --- a rigid simple portable workbench for soldering/Testing including a DIY bench power supply.



    The next part to build will…

  • Ben Heck Explains The Hackaday Prize!

    Ben Heck home page
    Ben's Top 5 Lifehacks
    Ben's build kit


    Watch below as Ben Heck from element14's The Ben Heck Show explains and offers tips submissions for The Hackaday Prize!





  • A Roku Portable

    The challenge is to build a Roku portable with the game controller/remote built-in .. and maybe even a "Ben heck show" button for quick access to your videos

  • Peltier cell phone charger

    hey Ben, try and build a Peltier cell phone charger maybe using a cpu heat sink for cold side. a heat sink with candle\s on the hot side and then a 5v regulator attached to a usb plug. Ill leave the details up to you  .

  • I saw a video challenging you to mod a Roku remote and would love to see you take the challenge

    Roku remote add-on

    should be fairly simple you could build a temporary circuit to read the IR output of his TV controller and then use a small micro controller to mimic that with temporary push button switches

    (this post was edited on 5/30/14 to fix link…

  • Project Idea

    I have an idea to hack a coffee machine so that it makes a cup of coffee as the alarm clock goes off. Just thought it could be a cool project!

  • Viewer Challenge: A GameCube Controller for The Wii U

    I love to watch the show Ben and I use to like using the GameCube Controller, but I can’t use it on my Wii U. I know that there are ways to adapted the a controller to be used as a Wii Classic Controller and that is great if you want to play Wii Games…

  • My Home Automation with rPI: Automatically turning the TV on

    Hi Guys,


    So, as a lot of other users, I'm using my rPI as a web server on my little home automation project, I successfully completed two parts of it, and I wanna share one of the features that honestly I wanted most!


    THE PROBLEM: Every time that I…

  • Viewer Challenge - Wii U Tablet

    I saw your one-handed xbox one controller episode, and you said no one asks for wii u mods. I have a wii u, and I love it, but the game pad looks so much like a tablet and games can be played just on it but only in the same room as the console itself…

  • Viewer Challenge- Soldering Station both Hot Air and Pencil types!!!

    Being new to the electronics world on the builders side, instead of the IT and end-user sides, I do not wish and can not seem to justify to my wife the expense of a soldering station, let alone one with hot air! So the obvious choice is to build one and…

  • Viewer Challenge: Coin and Dollar Operated Mountain Dew Fountain.

    I love Mountain Dew. I like to get it out of the fountains at fast food places. I think it would be cool to have a mini one that will work off Coins and Dollars. What I would like it to do is put a certain size of one of three deferent Mountain Dews in…

  • Viewer Challenge: OTA Antenna A/V Web Server

    I have an idea for a viewer challenge.  I would like to see you hack an old HDTV tuner box or an old TV and hook the tuner up to a RaspberryPi or Beagle Bone so that I can watch my over the air tv broadcasts on my smart phone or tablet.  I would like to…

  • Viewer Chalenge: Create a Personal Tracker/Locator with Arduino GPS Shield and GSM Shield

    Ben, I was thinking it would be great if I could combine these 3 devices to create a portable GPS locator for cars, can you do it?


    The combined devices would work like this:


    1. Send a sms text to the device with the word locate, it would then sms txt back…

  • Build idea!

    Hello, Ben!

    I have a challenge for you to build.  Don't you sometimes want to play hide and seek, but you don't have a good (or any) opponent?  I think you should create a device that is able to drive around on the floor inside and avoid objects…