Check out Mr Heck‘s latest laptop mod. The C64 lappie features a C64C motherboard, a Gamecube power supply, and special 1541-III DTV device that emulates a floppy drive using a FAT-32 formatted SD card, the rest of this mod’s design is in keeping with the beige 8-bit spirit of the original C64. For those who are too young to even know about the Commodore 64 (C64), its ancient, it really is. I believe it was first developed in the early 80s by Commodore International, and the 64 was the value of RAM it had, in those days it was 64 kb. By the way you can find out more about it through Wikipedia of course!

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Looks like Ben Heck finally has some proper competition. The video below shows you what some kids are interested in doing these days, not playing on swings, kicking footballs about but giving video consoles a good mod.

Fifteen year old modista Xteaphn (that’s pronounced Steven, folks) has a little sideline going on custom-made portable hardware, with several mods to his name — including this pint-sized, battery-powered Wii. The thing is tiny — it’s dwarfed by a 13-inch notebook — and a full charge will give it about an hour of play.

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I’ve lost count of how many superb projects the great Ben Heck have managed to complete now but I believe the last time we featured a Xbox 360 mod from him was a white laptop one just slightly larger than a standard sized PC laptop with a 60GB hard drive. This new one featured below is a new updated Xbox 360 portable, complete with removable standard Xbox 360 hard drive for easy profile / data swapping and simplified layout of ports and buttons.

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Here’s a picture of Ben Heck’s latest creation, currently still in progress. If you remember Ben, he featured an article for Engadget not very long ago on How-To: Make an Xbox 360 laptop and that was already his second masterpiece, this one which he is currently working on will be his fourth if we’re correct. It’s based on a 60GB Xbox 360 and is slightly larger than the previous laptops. It can accommodate a standard 360 hard drive without modification. An Xbox Live camera is included as well!

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