• (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…
  • (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 1: Ben Mods an X-Box 360

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    In the year 2000, Ben Heckendorn built his first mod.
     
    “Ben: We…
  • (TRANSCRIPT) The Ben Heck Show - Episode 3: Ben Builds an Automatic Can Crusher…or dose he?

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    In the year 2000, Ben Heckendorn built his first mod.
     
    “Ben: We…
  • (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,…
  • 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…

  • super game boy

    ok is there away to make a gameboy super

     

    what i have in mind is to make my DMG-1 gameboy have a 7" screen.. moreless a game boy tablet i have the games and stuff for it still and it works just as you know there is no back light on  them and you cant…

  • 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…

  • Viewer Challenge- Monster home entertainment unit?

    Ok,

      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…

  • 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 13: Return of the Portable Workbench

    The Ben Heck Show is brought to you by element 14, the electronic design community and online store built for engineers and hobbyists alike, join now and the browse the store at element14.com.
     
    In the year 2000, Ben Heckendorn built his first mod.
     
    “Ben:…
  • (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…
  • 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…

  • Build Idea

    I have this idea for a real life version of the search and destroy game type from the call of duty series. But using airsoft guns (safety first). What I need is the "bomb", I found a cool alarm clock on amazon here http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWJ47SY…

  • Viewer Challenge - Recycled Laptop into Tablet.

    I have a build idea I'd like for you to look into. In the spirit of recycling and to bring attention to the tons ans tons of electronic waste that is floooding the world. I'd like for you to take a laptop computer and turn it into a tablet. Using the…

  • Portable Device: Android smartphone (Raspberry Pi; Ouya)

    Ben,

     

    This is a viewer challenge for your show. I sent you an email a couple of weeks ago about this idea. You should build an android smartphone from a raspberry pi or from an ouya.

     

    The ouya is based off of android applications, so the whole android idea…

  • xbox controller modifacation

    hey ben i want to know howpeople make hex codes from scratch that and put it on a pic 12f683 chip for a rapid fire controller mod with thing like rapid fire, drop shot, jump shot, quick scope, tea bag(for fun), etc. please respond ive been wanting to…

  • Gameboy advance sp remodified

    Hey Ben can you make a Gameboy advanced sp thinner lighter more battery power and make it read roms off a micro sd card but keeping the control layout the same also make the charger different....... So what I'm asking is reinvent the gameboy advance …

  • PC CPU -> Mobile Phone

    Hello Ben,

     

    On my desk, there is a Intel Pentium 4 laying around, and I thought: Why not put it into a mobile phone? That's my challenge to you: Can you put a Desktop CPU into a mobile Phone? It would be awesome to know, especially for people like me, who…

  • Show Idea 2.0!

    So far none of my show ideas have had any response from neither Ben or the community here... but this one is a good one. That's why I am calling this one... Show Idea 2.0! I have recently decided to get a new phone because my last one broke; but because…

  • Show Idea

    "We can rebuild it! Smaller!, Better!, Portable!" - Ben Heckendorn quote.

     

    Can we rebuild it smaller, better, and portable??? That's my Idea! A PS1 that uses a smaller powersupply that doesn't give off much heat, a different / newer motor that…

  • show idea solar tracker

    hey Ben i was wondering if you could do a episode on how to make a solar tracking system I've been trying to figure this out for a long time to help my family get off the grid and be a little more green for some time now. but i just am not to terribly…