Benjamin Heckendorn

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Alright after a break we're back with part 3, the final installment in this Xbox 360 "How-To" series. Today we'll be wiring up the LCD screen, installing the parts into the case, modding the keyboard...

May 22nd 2007 at 3:02pm 0 Comments
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One of Ben's most popular hacks recently was the PS360 controller, a SIXAXIS modded into an Xbox 360 controller's shell, crashing his site not once, but twice upon its release. This project resulted...

May 1st 2007 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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We're building an Xbox 360 laptop -- exciting, right? In part 1 of this series we covered removing ports from the Xbox 360, and rewiring both the DVD and hard drive. Now today in part 2 we'll get to...

April 25th 2007 at 11:46am 0 Comments
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The making-of How-To for the Xbox 360 laptop will be in three parts. In today's segment we'll discuss the parts list, stripping down an Xbox 360 motherboard, and modding / reattaching the DVD and har...

April 18th 2007 at 12:54pm 0 Comments
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Behold, the Xbox 360 Laptop mk2! It may look a bit like its first generation sibling, but don't be fooled. This Xbox laptop is a bit thinner, significantly lighter, and has some essential upgrades if...

April 17th 2007 at 1:17pm 0 Comments
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Ben's Solid State A/V Switcher. Comes in any color you'd like as long as it's black. As you probably recall we recently had several articles on the Wii laptop which, of course, has Virtual Console gam...

March 13th 2007 at 4:31pm 0 Comments
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Hello and welcome back! Last week, in part 1 of this amazing saga, we took apart the Wii, modified the heat sink and desoldered large parts off the board. Today, in part 2, we'll reattach some vital...

January 31st 2007 at 12:14pm 0 Comments
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Last week we showed Ben Heckendorn's Wii laptop to the world (as I speak of myself in the third person). In today's How-To, part 1 of 3, we'll describe how this mod was accomplished, starting with th...

January 23rd 2007 at 1:18pm 0 Comments
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It's the Wii laptop! We spent the last few weeks (including much time spent over the holidays evading relatives) slaving over this bad boy and finally it's complete. Check out the features: 16:9...

January 19th 2007 at 12:06pm 0 Comments
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Every so often, that console-modding Benjamin Heckendorn wanders away from his lair at benheck.com to share some interesting projects with Engadget. If you're like us, you probably have many fond mem...

November 28th 2006 at 4:25pm 0 Comments