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Bentley Continental GT Fitted with Tank Treads

Bentley Continental GT Fitted with Tank Treads
YouTube channel AcademeG found a cheap Bentley Continental GT (are they ever actually cheap?) and created this monster off-road version. In this case it probably was cheap since it had so many problems with the engine. For starters, the luxobarge needed new turbos for the twin-turbo W12 engine. So the…

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris

Tetris Played on an Mechanical Display: FlipTris
Most of us know Tetris from the Game Boy version and that theme song is forever stuck in our heads. But when you play the game on a mechanical display, the sound it makes also very satisfying. A geek going by the name sinowin rigged up a small computer with…
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This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things

This Roomba Screams and Curses When It Bumps Into Things
YouTuber Michael Reeves thinks that Roombas are far too calm and collected when they bump into objects. They really should be more upset. I mean it hurts when I walk into walls. Not that that happens very often. It would be nice if Roombas reacted more like I do when…

Make Your Own Game Boy Games with GB Studio

Make Your Own Game Boy Games with GB Studio
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy’s release in Japan. The old portable brings back memories for many of us, even if we’ve come a long way since then. In fact, these days we can even create our own Game Boy games. Developer Chris Maltby has released…

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son
I know that plenty of parents would like to send their kids to Mars, and if you’re gonna do that, do it right. Build them a rover to ride around in. Hell, just build them one to ride around on Earth. That’s what cool dads do. And Kris Temmerman is…

This Rocket Powered Golf Club Swings at 150 MPH

This Rocket Powered Golf Club Swings at 150 MPH
How fast can you swing a golf club? I have no idea what the record for a human might be, but I know that pros can swing at about 110 MPH. The rest of us, not very fast. If you want to swing a golf club really fast, you have…

Drink Some Beer, Develop Some Film with It

Drink Some Beer, Develop Some Film with It
Meet Dogfish Head SuperEIGHT, a Gose beer created in collaboration with Kodak. Why would Kodak be involved with beer you ask? Well, this beer has the perfect pH to develop film when you add some ingredients. If you happen to be in need of developing some Super 8 film, you…

This DIY D&D Dice Calculator Rolls Your D20 for You

This DIY D&D Dice Calculator Rolls Your D20 for You
Dungeons and Dragons can be intimidating for new players for many reasons. There are a lot of stats to keep track of, character traits to consider and you better get used to rolling a lot of dice. Well, this custom calculator takes care of your dice rolls for you at…

My Little Pony Soldering Iron: Friendship Is 3rd-degree Burns

My Little Pony Soldering Iron: Friendship Is 3rd-degree Burns
Are you a brony who also loves electronics projects? Well, we’ve got some good news for you. You can make your own My Little Pony soldering iron, which makes the ponies more like unicorns. Because friendship is magic. Hot, flesh, searing magic. If you want to know how to make…

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit Launch Date and Price Announced

Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04 VR Kit Launch Date and Price Announced
Decades after the much derided, yet highly-collectible Virtual Boy, Nintendo is getting back into the VR market. I bet you never thought you would have virtual reality for your Nintendo Switch, but you can starting this April. It’s all part of Nintendo’s Labo DIY cardboard gaming peripheral series that debuted…

This 65-Inch TV Is a Giant Nintendo Switch

This 65-Inch TV Is a Giant Nintendo Switch
Look at this crazy thing. Some super Nintendo fan has gone and turned this 65 inch TV into a giant Nintendo Switch. He goes by the name Suprman9. This Nintendo fanatic has created what he calls “Nerdvana”. A gaming room that has a Superman arcade machine, Mario emerging from a…

This Tiny Robot Wants to Play Chess with You

This Tiny Robot Wants to Play Chess with You
Do you like to play chess, but don’t have anyone around to play against you? Then you need a chess robot! That’s exactly what one DIYer made, and it’s pretty awesome. Not only can the Chess Bot play chess against you, but it’s super cute because of its diminutive size.…

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement
Why hire expensive contractors to expand your basement, when you can use RC construction vehicles to do the job? I mean, that’s what I always say. YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo otherwise known as Joe is an RC hobbyist. He has spent years excavating his basement using nothing but RC construction toys. That’ll…

Alien Facehugger CPAP Mask: In Bed, No One Can Hear You Scream

Alien Facehugger CPAP Mask: In Bed, No One Can Hear You Scream
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know it’s no laughing matter, and can be a major health risk. Fortunately, CPAP machines can help keep your airway open while sleeping, and dramatically improve your quality of life. While CPAP machines aren’t exactly stylish, they do save lives. If I did…

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled

Russian Dad Builds Daughter Leaf Blower Powered Sled
A guy recently built his daughter a sweet winter sled, powered by two leaf blowers. It was made by a very cool dad from Belgorod, Russia, and he is clearly winning at the parenting game. The video below is only about 18 seconds long, but that’s long enough to show…

Guy Builds Flamethrower to Remove Snow: Overkill Much?

Guy Builds Flamethrower to Remove Snow: Overkill Much?
Shoveling snow is really bad for your back. It’s also the cause of heart attacks for many people every year. Screw that. You wanna remove snow? You need fire. A guy from Grassy, Missouri recently built himself a flamethrower for quick snow removal. Hmmm. I wonder why they don’t sell…
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