• ATX Bench Power Supply - Variable output

    Hi!

     

    I watched Ben's newest video where he makes a new bench power supply using an old ATX PSU. Now I could use one aswell but it may be worth adding a variable output, maybe one where I can adjust Amps and Volts.

    I've tried this before and recreated…

  • 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…

  • Portable idea and question on how to go about it?

    This is my first project so please treat me as if i know nothing about the world i.e. an alien who happens to stumble across a radica plug in and play then watch the ben heck show and wants to do something with thsi plug in and play system.

     

    To start off…

  • portable desktop pc hack

    so i've been looking at one of ben's videos, and i got this wierd idea. i wanted to make my desktop pc portable.

    so i made this:

    and i need to somehow attach screen to it. it will be nice if someone would gave me idea how to put that together, and…

  • Viewer Question: Simple Pinball

         Does anyone know if it is possible to buid a simple pinball machine with only a small microcontroller? The raspberry pi can act as a microcontroller, and I was wondering if it could run from the Pi. If not, could it run from an arduino? The machine would…

  • Cheap Sylvania 7" Netbooks... GPIO goldmine or Hackable Pi Laptop?

    Hello goers of Element14, and Ben, if you're peeping in here every so often! long time viewer here with something interesting, I think.

     

    I have one of these Sylvania SYNET7 generic chinese CVS-sold 7" netbooks in my posession. Recently, I took interest…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • iPod Speaker Dock Idea

    I have some speakers I scrapped from a broken LCD TV, and I thought it would be a cool idea to make an iPod dock out of them. I also have a NETduino that i want to implement into this project somehow.

    My main problem is the circuitry.

    1.) I dont know how…

  • My First Build

    Hy Ben, i'm from italy and i've a challange for you... i really love to run... but i've also some heart issues, so i must mesure my heartbeat ... i think that maybe is it possible to hock up a display to an arduino (maybe pro mini) and an heartbeat sensor…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • PSX hybrid machine

    Okay, so I have no idea whether this is the right place or whether what I'm doing is right. But.

     

    Hi, I'm new here, and have limited knowledge of compluters and electrical engineering (some, but not a huge amount)

    I was thinking of making a hybrid…

  • (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…
  • psvp3-boy (playstation vita portable 3 boy)

    blue ray drive on the back, inside a ps3 processor and other necessary components of ps3 (miniaturized) ps-vita components, lithium ion battery, on the top a umd drive (cartridge style loading) gba slot, usb port (1), a ps vita game card slot, L1 and…

  • 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: 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 Challenge: New Wii Laptop as Wii U laptop

    I just found out that you made the first Wii Laptop. I hope to see a Wii U Laptop that has everything the Wii U and Wii U Gamepad has in them. I love to see your builds, Ben!

  • challenge build ultimate secret gaming chair

    i have a challenge for you ben im a huge fan love all of your shows etc

     

    i want to build a gaming chair that looks normal and blends into the living room but has all the equipment needed to make it a gaming seat in moments (2 mins form hidden to playtime…

  • Viewer Challenge - Retro Punch Card Computer

    I was thinking you could build an old ibm style punch-card reader connected to a microcontroller which could process simple arithmetic instructions, i.e. add, sub, mul, div, sqrt, sq, and maybe an entire assembly language if you had the time. I would…

  • 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…

  • Idea for a Show

    Hello Ben,

                    I have an idea for a show. I was wondering if you could build an interactive whiteboard based on Johnny Chung Lee's idea (Google it) but instead of using a computer as normal would it be possible to use a Raspberry pi. I have been trying to…

  • 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…