Quantcast
Last updated on April 16, 2014 at 14:39 EDT

Latest Ben Heck Stories

2012-10-22 03:20:56

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative engineering community and electronics store for design engineers and technology enthusiasts, and modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a.Ben Heck, wrap up season two of "The Ben Heck Show" with a bang, designing an uber sleek and compact Xbox 360(TM) laptop for portable gaming. "The Xbox Files" show underscores Ben's ongoing quest to build user-friendly gadgets, segueing into a third season packed with...

2012-03-05 02:01:00

CHICAGO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the year 2000, Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, built his first mod, a vintage, portable Atari 2600 Video Computer System. Today, element14, the first collaborative engineering community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and the prominent modding guru, give the original gaming console a face lift, incorporating more efficient and modern design elements on the latest "The Ben Heck Show" episode....

2012-02-21 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding extraordinaire Ben Heck use a bit of reverse engineering to transform an old-school InfraWave oven into an engineer's ultimate reflow tool on the latest episode of "The Ben Heck Show." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120221/CG55797) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110721/CG38500LOGO-b) The latest...

2012-02-06 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day on the horizon, element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers, and modding guru Ben Heck, spotlight love by building an oversized digital candy "tweet heart" with an LED display on the latest episode of "The Ben Heck Show." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110216/CG49295LOGO) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120206/CG47702) "As a self-proclaimed geeky...

2012-01-09 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Ben Heck pay homage to the 2012 CES International tradeshow in the latest episode of the "The Ben Heck Show." This week's modding project features an Apple iPhone®( )that Ben morphs into an enhanced hand-held gaming tool - sure to impress even Android fans. (Photo:...

2011-11-21 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of the holiday season, element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers, and modding guru Ben Heck, use electronics "leftovers" to create an automated cat exercise machine in the latest episode of "The Ben Heck Show." The star component of Ben's latest build is a laser pointer - offering hours and hours of non-stop fun for cats. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111121/CG10123)...

2011-11-07 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Ben Heck, pull out all the stops in round two of Pinball Wars on this week's episode of "The Ben Heck Show." Special guest and pinball designer John Popadiuk returns to the studio with a 1950's-inspired pinball build, Ben Heck's Zombie Adventureland, starring none other than Ben Heck, himself. (Logo:...

2011-10-24 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of the Halloween season, element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Ben Heck, conquer the unknown on this week's episode of "The Ben Heck Show:" Ghost Hunting. After experiencing paranormal activity in his workshop, Ben takes a break from modding to form the Ghost Squad, an elite team of everyday people who moonlight as paranormal investigators....

2011-10-10 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Ben Heck, put everyday alarm clocks to shame with Attack of the Super Clock, the season two opener of "The Ben Heck Show." Sporting larger-than-life controls and display, this easy-to-use super clock makes waking up on time alarmingly simple for everyone. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111010/CG82982)...

2011-09-26 02:01:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Ben Heck, bring attention to cycling safety by outfitting an ordinary bicycle with electronic, light-up ping sensors to alert bicyclists if they ride too close to cars or other objects on the latest episode of "The Ben Heck Show." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/CG74491) (Logo:...