Hardware Hacking: Limited Edition!

Autographed Applefritter Limited Edition of 128 copies!

Co-authored by Applefritter's own Bobby Kinstle (alias "Dr. Bob") and Tom Owad.

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This book has something for everyone---from the beginner hobbyist with no electronics or coding experience to the self-proclaimed "gadget geek." Take an ordinary piece of equipment and turn it into a personal work of art. Build upon an existing idea to create something better. Have fun while voiding your warranty!

By Applefritter's Forums Administrator, Bobby Kinstle:

  • Build a FireWire terabyte hard drive and custom case. (26 pages)
  • Adding Colored Skins to the G4 Cube. (5 pages)
  • Detailed instructions!

By Applefritter's owner and webmaster, Tom Owad:

  • Build the Compubrick SE out of Mega Bloks. (20 pages)
  • Modify a standard Apple USB Mouse into a glowing UFO Mouse. (8 pages)
  • Detailed instructions!

Some hardware hacks by others:

  • Don't toss your iPod away when the battery dies! Don't pay Apple the $99 to replace it! Install a new iPod battery yourself without Apple's "help".
  • Have you played Atari today? Create an arcade-style Atari 5200 paddle controller for your favorite retro videogames or transform the Atari 2600 joystick into one that can be used by left-handed players.
  • Modern game systems, too! Hack your PlayStation 2 to boot code from the memory card or modify your PlayStation 2 for homebrew game development.
  • Videophiles unite! Design, build, and configure your own Windows- or Linux-based Home Theater PC.
  • Ride the airwaves! Modify a wireless PCMCIA NIC to include an external antenna connector or load Linux onto your Access Point.
  • Stick it to The Man! Remove the proprietary barcode encoding from your CueCat and turn it into a regular barcode reader.
  • Hack your Palm! Upgrade the available RAM on your Palm m505 from 8MB to 16MB.

...Many more hacks and modifications inside!

Download the Table of Contents. (pdf)

Full-sized cover: Hardware Hacking Cover - large

Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty
Technical Editor: Joe Grand
Authors: Lee Barken, Marcus R. Brown, Job de Haas, Deborah Kaplan, Bobby Kinstle, Tom Owad, Ryan Russell, Albert Yarusso
ISBN: 1-932266-83-6