Fedora Made with Magic Hack

In this YouTube video, you'll see how Life With Us hacked what looks like a version 1.6 Ear Hat to get parts to modify a Disney Fedora hat and transform it into a perfectly good Made with Magic enabled creation.  According to the author, all he used to get this done was a glue gun, a pair of scissors and a ball point pen.  Really?  The deed was done on premises at Disney World!   Which goes to show that where there's a will, there's a way.  Hackers will not be denied.

Personally, I'd be more inclined to wear a hat that looks like this one than one of the stock Ear Hats.  Too bad the Fedoras don't fit my head any better than the Ear Hats do or I might be tempted to give something like this a shot.  I'm still on the hunt for a suitable hat to hack.

Unfortunately, the Made with Magic product used to complete this hack is no longer readily available.  And the newer Ear Hats are not nearly as amenable to hacking as the previous versions.  That's becoming a recurring theme.  By the time many of these Made with Magic hacks make their way out into the media, they're no longer feasible. 

One service that bringmagichome.com provides is tracking the changes over time in the various products so makers know if previous hacks will still work with the current crop of Made with Magic products and/or which older versions of the products they need to hunt for to do their hacks.  It gets very disappointing if $30 are laid out and then it's discovered that things have changed enough that the planned hacks no longer work.  Very disappointing.  So, always look to see if we have a published tear down before assuming that any old Made with Magic product will still work for your intended project.  Could save you some time and $.