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Category: Mobility

Hoverboard Sitting Attachment Creates a Hover Kart

Hoverboard Sitting Attachment Creates a Hover Kart
You know those newfangled hoverboards that are prone to explode and are really not that great anyway? Looks like people are just getting started making stupid accessories for them. Take, for example this hoverboard sitting attachment that lets you ride across the beach sitting on your lawn chair throne like redneck royalty.

Chinese Construction Workers Have a Bulldozer Beatdown

Chinese Construction Workers Have a Bulldozer Beatdown
Ever since watching Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive and seeing murderous construction equipment trying to kill people, I’ve got a healthy fear of big construction equipment. Apparently, in China, no one gives a crap about tons of construction equipment having a riotous fight in the middle of a street.
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Volocopter VC200 First Manned Flight Test Goes off Without a Hitch

Volocopter VC200 First Manned Flight Test Goes off Without a Hitch
I have lots of respect for the men and women of the armed forces. I also have more than a bit of jealousy for all those men and women who get to fly. Given a reboot, I would totally be a pilot flying anything that would break those Earthly bonds and whatnot.

Honda & Hitachi Breathalyzer for Car Smart Keys: Keytotaler

Honda & Hitachi Breathalyzer for Car Smart Keys: Keytotaler
These days, you can have a breathalyzer installed in your car, but someday the life-saving device may be able to warn you while you’re still at the party. Honda and Hitachi say they’re working on a breathalyzer that’s compact enough to be integrated into a car’s smart key.

World’s Fastest Electric Skateboard Goes Nearly 60 mph

World’s Fastest Electric Skateboard Goes Nearly 60 mph
Crazy man Mischo Erban recently grabbed a new Guinness World Record. He is now the fastest man ever recorded an electric skateboard.The record setting pace that Erban reached is 59.55 mph. The record setting run happened at Portoroz airport in Piran, Slovenia on flat ground.

Knight Rider Back to Future DeLorean: Back to the Hasselhoff

Knight Rider Back to Future DeLorean: Back to the Hasselhoff
Two of our favorite cars just got mashed up head on at 88 MPH, with Michael Knight behind the wheel of one and Doc Brown behind the wheel of the other. Yes, one ambitious fan has taken a classic DeLorean and transformed it into a mashup of the time machine from Back to the Future and Michael Knight’s classic car K.I.T.T. 

NERF Battle Racer Puts the Foam Beatdown on Wheels

NERF Battle Racer Puts the Foam Beatdown on Wheels
The kids in our old neighborhood were always having NERF wars. I decided to arm my son up right and bought one of those giant battery powered NERF guns that could sling multiple darts per second.

Colin Furze Adds a Pulse Jet to His Motorized Drift Trike

Colin Furze Adds a Pulse Jet to His Motorized Drift Trike
Back in December, inventor Colin Furze built a motorized drift trike that was able to go about 50 MPH. So how do you follow up a cool build like that? You add a pulse jet of course.

Ehang 184 Drone is Designed to Ferry Humans: Optimus Prime Air

Ehang 184 Drone is Designed to Ferry Humans: Optimus Prime Air
While Amazon is figuring out how to airdrop Three Wolf Moon t-shirts, Chinese drone maker Ehang has its sights on a much bigger goal: delivering people. Behold: the Ehang 184, a “low-altitude aerial autonomous vehicle.” Ehang’s CEO Huazhi Hu was motivated to develop a passenger drone after two of his friends passed away in separate aircraft crashes.

Jet-Powered Go-Kart: A Beautiful, But Dumb Way to Die

Jet-Powered Go-Kart: A Beautiful, But Dumb Way to Die
I think that any Spartan soldiers looking for a beautiful death would gladly strap into this homemade jet-powered go-kart. They would undoubtedly need a way to attach a shield and spear to it. Power comes from a customized Boeing gas turbine turbojet engine that pushes out 300 pounds of thrust.

Jay Leno Test Drives the Life-size Darth Vader Hot Wheels Car

Jay Leno Test Drives the Life-size Darth Vader Hot Wheels Car
Who knew that they were building Hot Wheels cars in 1:1 scale? This is a life-size Darth Vader Hot Wheels car with every detail that the toy version has, plus a few extra, like being able to actually drive it.

Drone Flies & Swims Underwater: Naviator

Drone Flies & Swims Underwater: Naviator
We’ve seen quadcopters and robots that can fly and walk (or roll), and one that can swim and walk. The Naviator drone on the other hand is equally adept at flying and swimming underwater. Prof. Javier Diez and several of his students at Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have been working on the Naviator for years, but it took off earlier this year when they received $618,000 (USD) from the United States’ Office of Naval Research (ONR), who were apparently extremely impressed by the prototype.

Hyperloop Tests to Kickoff in Las Vegas in Q1 2016

Hyperloop Tests to Kickoff in Las Vegas in Q1 2016
If you haven’t heard of the Hyperloop, you are missing something that will be awesome if it comes to fruition. Hyperloop is a very high-speed transportation system proposed by Tesla founder Elon Musk, that will carry people and cargo from place to place.

LEGO Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Concept: Play Mode

LEGO Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Concept: Play Mode
Instead of Robin, the Batmobile is the Dark Knight’s sidekick in the Arkham series finale. The degree to which it fits in the series’ gameplay is debatable, but what we can’t deny is that it looks cool.

Fleye Drone Hides Moving Parts in its Shell: UAV Protection

Fleye Drone Hides Moving Parts in its Shell: UAV Protection
Even though consumer UAVs are becoming smarter and easier to use, they can still cause physical harm. Just last month a baby lost one of his eyes because he was accidentally hit by a quadcopter’s propeller.

Guy Attaches Leaf Blower to Son’s Power Wheels Truck, Lets Him Do the Work

Guy Attaches Leaf Blower to Son’s Power Wheels Truck, Lets Him Do the Work
If you have a young child, a power wheels car and a leaf blower, you can clear your yard of leaves with no work at all. Well, no work on your part. Just let your kid do all of the work.
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