• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Custom buttons, switches, and sensors?

    Any suggestions for a good source of custom purposed buttons for projects? For example, I've owned several iOS devices and the buttons are always the first thing to go. You can replace these but I've only ever seen straight replacements. I want to swap…

  • 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…

  • (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…
  • My first Build- A Xbox 360 Controller mod

    Hey everyone, ive been working on a controller mod for the xbox 360 for a few weeks now, this was all done by hand. Check out the youtube video and let me know what you guys think! i really do appreciate it!  Im currently a Sophmore Studying Electrical…

  • 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!

  • 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…

  • Cool Hack Project need help with.

    Hey Guys,

     

    I got this really swweeet T-Shirt from my Mom-in-Law a couple of years back and lets just say I've put on a few pounds...  So the T-Shirt while was a neat novelty, I don't think even if I do drop some Lbs that I'll ever wear it again.…

  • 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…

  • Questions on sleep in regards to Ben's latest show

    Hi Ben, just wondering since you have a ton of projects and a supreme workshop if you do get much sleep at all? I watched your latest video on the PIC 32 and you mentioned how there is never enough time in a day. As well as if you were to be able to hack…

  • 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…

  • Viewer Challenge: 3DS Circle Pad Pro inside an X-Box controller

    The 3DS Circle Pad Pro is a few months away, but I thought it would be cool to set up the details early.

     

    Basically, take a 3DS Circle Pad Pro and rewire it inside an X-Box 360 controller.

     

    If it is at all possible allow the Controller's built in Analog Sticks…

  • Viewer Challenge - Controllable lights.

    Hey ben, Recently found your videos and i love all of them!

     

    I have a suggestion for you to make. I came up with idea about a month ago but i don't have the knowleadge to make it.

     

     

    Idea: Make a box that Can mount to a desk and be able to select, turn…

  • HELP!!!!!!! I have a massive problem here!!!!

    Ok, So my name is Jon-Jon Neddo. I am in the Army in Korea at the moment. I have a wife that doesnt know how to play a video game at all. No here's the kicker. If she can't learn how to play video games well enough then I must get rid of it and no more…

  • viewer challenge: Portable Dreamcast

    I am a big Sega fan and looking at this portable N64 hack http://hackaday.com/2010/05/08/nimbus-portable-n64/ Got me thinking about possibly a portable Dreamcast.

    The System is relatively small, and taking out other extras like the modem may make it even…

  • Viewer Challenge: Combined Retro Game Systems

    As a graduating college student it is time to leave the nest and get that first apartment.  I would like to bring a lot of my classic game systems but the fact is they take up too much room.  So my idea for a viewer challenge would be to mod/hack the following…

  • Viewer Challenge- Make an Xbox controller from a PS3 controller

    From your show, your You Tube channel, and your web site, you look like an Xbox kind of guy...

     

    I LOVE the PS3 dualshock controller, and I HATE the Xbox 360 controller (My hands are too small).

     

    My Challenge? To build a PS3 controller that works for an Xbox…