• (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 10: Ben Build a Hand Crank Phone Charger

    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…
  • (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 9: See Ben Building A Pinball Machine

    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…
  • Playstation 4, Xbox One, Wii U build

    I recently sent this question to Origen AE, to request their feedback and advice on who I could find to help make this project a reality. I'm wanting to pay someone to do this, as I don't have the expertise to do it myself.


    Origen AE Technology…

  • Possible To Make A Modular RPi Case?

    Hey!

    Do you think it would be possible to create a modular Raspberry Pi case. What I mean by this is a normal RPi case with attachable/stackable modules (for WiFi/extra USB ports/a DVD drive/etc). These could perhaps connect with magnets at the corners…

  • Home-brew MMO-Mouse Challenge!

    Hello Ben,


    Could you make a Home-brew style MMO-Mouse for anyone without a 3D printer or CNC machines? However it has to be programmable, have at least 6 buttons and can be made with any older/vintage mouse that old Windows 98Registered computers might have used…

  • 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 ?

  • Digital RGB (TTL) to VGA or HDMI

    Hi Ben! Great stuff I've seen you do in your videos. So maybe you can help with this.  I have a Roland S-550 Digital Sampler. I works great, via the monochrome output on the back of the unit. Yet, it is in grayscale. Is there a way to create a converter…

  • Challenge: Computer Cooling Via Radiator

    I have recently got an AMD FX-8350 CPU and it generates lots of heat without overclocking and even after getting a reasonable priced water / liquid closed loop cooling I am still getting very high tempreatures and the next coolers up are in the levels…

  • 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…

  • Need help/inspiration (Possible project for show)

    I was browsing on the Internet a while back and stumbled upon a computer someone took and I guess put on a piece of plywood with some LEDs and made it look real futruristic. I can't remember where I seen it but I figure you could do it a little better…

  • Science fair idea!

    Hi there! i am sophmore at Weslaco East High School (Weslaco Tx) and i am currently in the process of a Science Fair. Our school makes it mandatory for everyone in AP classes to participate in a Science Fair. (and it's worth 20% of the final grade soooo…

  • 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…

  • challenge

    Hi Ben,

     

    I would like to build a system in my house where whenever people are in rooms the lights are on and when they leave they go out, also i would like to have it where each person maybe has a transmitter on them so that when they enter a room the system…

  • Breakfast Machine

    (As this is my first post please bare with me, I'm not a electronic engineer or some great and brilliant scientist but rather a simple carer who looks after someone and comes up with new ways to improve the lives of others)

     

    Yes indeed, the breakfast…

  • Veiwer Challenge Home Arcade/Pinball

    I purpose the challenge on a home arcade/virtual pinball machine. I see you love for pinball and video games and I thought to myself why haven't you ever combined them? This idea would consist of basically a mame/ emulator arcade that could convert into…

  • 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: 3DTV Screen

    With the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, I've been wondering why there aren't TV screens that can produce 3D with out the use of glasses. With that said.. the challenge is to have a TV that can do 3D with out the 3D glasses.  is it possible?

  • Viewer Challenge: Original Playstation to PC

    Years ago, when i was in high school, I found plans online to gut an old NES and convert it into a mini-pc. My friend had a broken NES, but when I made the mistake of telling him what I wanted it for, he changed his mind and made the NES-computer for…

  • (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…
  • (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 11: See Ben Build A Portable Sega

    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 subscription to Make Magazine, while supplies last.
     
    In the year 2000, Ben Heckendorn built his first mod.
     
    “Ben: We can rebuild…
  • Ben Heck Explains The Hackaday Prize!

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