What Could Be Better Than a Laser? Try a Six-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun

The last time we checked in with Patrick Priebe he'd crafted a replica of the Dead Space plasma cutter using a pair of 1.5-watt blue lasers. This time he's back with a ridiculous spinning gatling gun packing a total of six 1.4-watt blue lasers, and a less intense green laser used for targeting. Watch in awe and… » 7/05/13 5:50am 7/05/13 5:50am

Cool Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Play It as Pauline

This is pretty sweet. Mike Mika's daughter is three years old, and the two of them play a lot of video games together. "She's played as Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong," he wrote. When it bummed her out to learn she couldn't play as Pauline, the original… » 3/10/13 11:00am 3/10/13 11:00am

The Latest 'Working Portal Gun In Real Life' Hack Is Pretty Damn Cool

Mirrors lined with blue and red LEDs have long been a staple of Portal-themed decoration. Taking it to the next level, however, is jamin101wolf. He bought the Portal gun prop available through ThinkGeek and Amazon, then plugged the two mirrors into remote-control power boxes. With this he pulls off the effect of… » 2/03/13 12:00pm 2/03/13 12:00pm

Watch as This Cool Heart Monitor Hack Makes “Call Me Maybe” Sound Even…

Look, at this point, the only thing that Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous pop hit is good for is experimentation. And, whether you love or hate "Call Me Maybe," you've got to admire what programmer Ryan Challinor—who works at Dance Central and Rock Band developer Harmonix—does to the song. » 11/16/12 11:00am 11/16/12 11:00am