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Guy Turns Classic LEGO Set Into an RC Airplane That Actually Flies

Guy Turns Classic LEGO Set Into an RC Airplane That Actually Flies
This is proof that you can make your LEGO dreams come true. Adam Woodworth, an aerospace engineer and hardware designer at Google, wanted to see how aeronautically sound a LEGO airplane design really was, so naturally he built his own to test it out, building a large RC version of it. The plane is based on a 27-year-old LEGO set called the Solo Trainer.

Single-player Ping Pong: Table (Tennis) for One

Single-player Ping Pong: Table (Tennis) for One
Single player ping pong? That’s just a pipe-dream. It’s a myth. People have been chasing that dragon for years. It’s vaporware! Pie in the sky fantasy! Not anymore. The dream has become a reality. Check out the video below as The Q demonstrates how to make a wooden table tennis game for one person.
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Guy Builds Human-size Mousetrap, Mice Rejoice

Guy Builds Human-size Mousetrap, Mice Rejoice
If you ever had a mousetrap come down on your finger or a toe, you know the excruciating pain that it causes. Now imagine a giant mousetrap that is big enough to slam down on your body and kill you dead.

Popsicle Stick Wolverine Claws: Cold Man Logan

Popsicle Stick Wolverine Claws: Cold Man Logan
Do you want the coolest DIY Wolverine claws? Then head to your freezer and eat up some popsicles stat! These Popsicle Stick Wolverine Claws are totally badass, and you can make them at home. Sure, these are just popsicle sticks, but they are sharp enough to do some serious damage as shown in the video.They

Guy Builds Mad Max Cars for His Toddlers

Guy Builds Mad Max Cars for His Toddlers
You know you are a Mad Max fan when you start building apocalyptic cars for your toddlers. That’s what Ian Pfaff, of Glendale, California did. And they are super cool mini cars that are hopefully battle-ready. You see, Ian has a two-year-old daughter named Junior and an infant son named Benji.

Weaponizing LEGO Bricks: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Literally.

Weaponizing LEGO Bricks: You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Literally.
And you thought that LEGO bricks were painful to step on. Imagine getting shot with them. There’s a gun for that. Joerg Sprave’s latest creation is a custom elastic-powered gun that can turn LEGO bricks into nasty projectiles.

LEGO Mindstorms TrotBot Walks Like an 8-Legged Horse

LEGO Mindstorms TrotBot Walks Like an 8-Legged Horse
This TrotBot was created by Ben Vagle. It is an 8-legged robot built out of LEGO Mindstorms and despite its looks, it uses a walking mechanism inspired by the gait of a galloping horse. You can see it in action in the videos below.

Bart Simpson’s Megaphone Prank Recreated IRL

Bart Simpson’s Megaphone Prank Recreated IRL
Remember that episode of The Simpsons where Bart finds all of those megaphones and breaks all of the windows in Springfield? Well, Kevin Kohler, better known as The Backyard Scientist has recreated the prank. Will it explode all of Homer’s beers in the fridge?

This Pizza Box Robot Shoots a Laser in Your Eye

This Pizza Box Robot Shoots a Laser in Your Eye
“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!” That’s what someone should have told this kid. Northern Arizona University student and programmer Michael Reeves has built a sophisticated pizza box robot – one that uses a camera and facial recognition software to shoot a laser straight beam into your eye.

Students Build Chainsaw Powered Tricycle

Students Build Chainsaw Powered Tricycle
What do you do when you are a college student who wants to zip around campus, but don’t have speedy scooter? You do what these two Georgia Tech students in Atlanta did. They used their engineering skills to create the “chainsaw trike.” These guys built this hilarious and awesome ride by combining an old chainsaw motor with a tiny tricycle.

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids

Check out These Remote-Controlled Star Wars Mouse Droids
While attending WonderCon 2017 in Anaheim, Norman Chan of Tested talked with Mike Senna and Michael McMaster about their custom built Mouse Droids. In case you don’t remember, Mouse Droids are known for roaming the halls of the Death Star and other Imperial buildings, and are pretty adorable as far as speedy little droids go. These custom built replicas have a mix of handmade and 3D-printed parts, along with motors that make the droids all zippy, and some other parts from remote-controlled vehicles.

This Guy Serves and Slices Fruit with a Custom Air Cannon

This Guy Serves and Slices Fruit with a Custom Air Cannon
Wanna serve some sliced fruit to your neighbors from your own yard? That’s what Ben Cusick aka NighthawkInLight did with this awesome air cannon. He built a custom end for the weapon which has slicing blades, so you can shoot fruit all day long and serve it up sliced to perfection.

Guy Builds Millennium Falcon Movie Theater for His Kids

Guy Builds Millennium Falcon Movie Theater for His Kids
Check out this nerdy and cool project made Donovan aka “The Beardless Man.” He wanted to make a cool theater so he could enjoy watching movies with his kids. Can you think of a better place to watch Star Wars movie than inside the Millennium Falcon itself? He built an awesome wooden structure that looks like part of the Falcon, and mounted a tablet inside of it so he and his kids can watch movies while lying on their backs.

mintyPi: Handheld Gaming Inside Altoid Tins

mintyPi: Handheld Gaming Inside Altoid Tins
Portable DIY gaming units have been popular for a long time, and with the launch of the tiny, wireless-capable Raspberry Pi Zero W, it seems like a great time to get back to making these small handhelds.

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!

Giant Robot Battle Going Down this August!
Remember last summer when some robot builders from America challenged robot builders from Japan? Well the Japanese accepted that challenge, and the robot battle is now scheduled for sometime this August. I’ll be watching this robot beat down for sure, as the two giant mechs go head to head for a battle to the death. I have to say the Japanese robot looks more stable than the US bot.

Make a Minigun from Coca-Cola Cans and Syringes

Make a Minigun from Coca-Cola Cans and Syringes
If you have some Coca-Cola cans, some lighters, and a few spare syringes just lying around, you can use them to make your own minigun. The question is, should you? Yes. Yes you should. Unless you hurt yourself, in which case, I do not endorse this idea at all. The Q Channel shows you how to make a rad minigun with a really cool design.
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