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Ben Heck hacks multi-disc changer for Xbox 360

07/11, 11:45am

Ben Heck makes a 100-disc changer for Xbox 360

Element 14's Ben Heck, known for his creative hardware mods of electronic gadgets, has now built a game changer out of an old home theater CD changer for the Xbox 360. To achieve this, he used an old 100-disc Sony unit that brought the discs to the player. He then modified it to take the discs to the Xbox 360's disc drive.

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Ben Heck puts Xbox 360 guts into 1977 Atari console

03/21, 2:50pm

Heck puts Xbox 360 into 1977 Atari console

Element 14's electronics modder Ben Heck has now been commissioned by Atari to create a piece of hardware that will play Atari's new games while reminding gamers of its hardware-building past. To achieve this, Heck tore out the brains of a brand new Xbox 360 and installed them into an emptied 1977 Atari console. The creation is also portable, as it has an integrated LCD screen.

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Ben Heck builds kinetic, wind-up charger for Android phones

01/24, 2:05pm

Ben Heck builds wind-up charger for Android phone

In the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show on element14, modder Ben Heckendorn has built a kinetic wind-up charger for Android phones. For the project, Heck used a wind-up flashlight and a micro USB adapter, along with some solder, a Zener diode and a 10Ohm resistor. The total cost for the parts required is reported to be under $10.

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