DIY: 9 easy projects that can help you get your hack on

8-phaser_4_fullVoiding warranties is half of fun of owning gadgets. I mean, who doesn’t want to take something apart to see what makes it work? And besides, you’ve got that workbench in the garage and a couple tools lying around, why not do something with them?

Luckily, the crazed modders at MaximumPC have compiled a list (with instructions) of nine “gateway drug” mods. They’re easy enough if you have the right tools, and will definitely be fun to mess around with. I for one am looking at that Star Trek phaser mod and wondering, exactly how far can you overdrive a Blu-ray laser?