Tagged: Ben Heck

Ben heck mods PS4 controller for single-handed use

Ben Heck single handed PS4 controller Ben Heck, the modding king is back in the limelight with his newest creation, a single handed PlayStation 4 controller for the disabled. The controller has been build due to numerous requests from his followers to make one just like the single handed wireless Xbox 360 controller. Ben calls it the Accessibility Controller for PS4 as all the left hand buttons have been moved to the right hand side to make everything in accessible quarters for one handed use. When compared to Xbox 360 controller, the PS4 controller has a little cramped space when it comes to placing the buttons and that is why Ben had to make use of 3D printing technology for making custom parts which hold the gaming console buttons in their new position. Read More…

Your chance to win Ben Heck’s exclusive quadcopter

Ben Heck’s exclusive quadcopter

Quadcopters, MAVs, UAVs and drones are grabbing so much attention these days that a super-modder of Ben Heck’s caliber is also shifting his mind into building quadcopters. Popular for his high end modded consles, Benjamin Heckendorn known by his famous alias name Ben Heck is keenly building a quadcopter that will be given away to the lucky winner of a competition that is currently running on his web portal Element14. In a two part video Ben will show how he made the quadcopter, where the first video has already put some light on it and second one will go as far as testing the quadcopter in flight.
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3D printed Darkmatter Xbox Laptop and DIY kit by Techjango

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Drawing inspiration for Ben Heck’s portable Xbox 360 gaming laptop, Austin, Texas-based startup Techjango has developed its Darkmatter Xbox Laptop, which can be bought in kit form or can be purchased as a fully assembled product. If you are one who likes building things and would want to try building a portable Xbox Laptop, then Techjango’s Darkmatter Xbox laptop kit can help you customize one for your gaming prowess. The entire casing of the Xbox laptop is 3D printed and laser cut, while 3mm black acrylic is used for the paneling. All interconnects and other parts on the laptop are also 3D printed on Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. Read More…

Ben Heck’s Ultimate Combo Gaming System packs PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U in one rig

Ben Heck’s Ultimate Combo Gaming System mod

Ben Heck is back again with a thumping mod, fitting right on the top shelf of his long legacy of magic mods that compare to none other. A geek icon, modder with the best DIY’s out there and probably the god of hacks; Ben Heck this time around presents the geek world with a gaming console that has PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U all stuffed inside on rig. Showcased on the popular Ben Heck Show, this creation is a result of the requests that Ben got from his followers to build a gaming console that quenches the thirst of gamers who want it all in one gaming console. And so, Benjamin J Heckendorn set out on completing this challenging DIY project called Ben Heck’s Ultimate Combo Gaming System which required Ben to take apart, analyze each of these gaming console’s and then modify them to fit the new configuration.
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Ben Heck creates foot-controlled wheelchair add-on for an expectant father

After having modded gaming consoles forever, modder turned show host, Ben Heck is now dedicating his hacking skills to facilitate lives of the disabled by creating assistive devices to make lives simpler for them. The Ben Heck shows’ latest episode shows how an element14 community member and expectant fater Josh Benhart approached Ben to design him a wheelchair he could control even when caring for his new born. Considering his plea, Ben designed him a motor assembly mod, which can attach to Josh’s wheelchair to allow him to control his chair with a foot-controlled joystick hiding beneath a 3D printed dome. Ben Heck wasn’t able to complete the project in time; but for the inquisitive geek in you, Ben has assembled an H-bridge DC motor driver with a couple of MOSFET transistors to control the speed and direction of the joystick which controls the wheelchair. See the video after the break. Read More…