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Category: Mobility

Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels

Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels
Growing up, I had a very steep driveway that was about a quarter of a mile long. It ended in a pile of dirt and those weeds with little burrs that will impale you we call “stickers” in Texas.

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill
Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and a mini bike.
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Jurassic Wheels: T.Rex Tricycle

Jurassic Wheels: T.Rex Tricycle
Imagine cruising down the street on the bones of an ancient giant, like a victorious conqueror. Well, if you are in Portland, Oregon you can buy this awesome T.Rex tricycle and ride it all over the city.

MotorMood Car Light Lets You Thank Drivers with a Smiley Face

MotorMood Car Light Lets You Thank Drivers with a Smiley Face
There are times when a honk is not enough. MotorMood is a stick-on rear light for cars. Using its infrared remote control, you can flash it momentarily to reveal a smiley face and acknowledge a fellow motorist’s good deed.

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful – than the Strati, but DM’s pride and joy is what’s inside the car.

LEGO Ferrari F40 is the Coolest Blocky Supercar Ever

LEGO Ferrari F40 is the Coolest Blocky Supercar Ever
One of my favorite Ferrari cars ever made was the F40. The car was insanely expensive for its time and offered performance that nothing else could match. I also love LEGO and started more than a few fights as a child overLEGO wheels to build cars.

Colin Furze’s MotorHorse: Merry-Go-Vroom

Colin Furze’s MotorHorse: Merry-Go-Vroom
A horse with no horsepower? Colin Furze wouldn’t stand for that. So when he got his hands on a miniature fiberglass horse, he took it apart and then crammed a pit bike inside. And then he rode it in a knight’s tournament.

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole
Ford has announced its latest smartbike: the MoDe:Flex. The idea behind this concept electric-assist bicycle is that it will warn cyclists of upcoming road damage and potholes using a built-in vibration system. The bike works with an app that comes with an Apple Watch extension that can detect potholes on the road.

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real
With 2015 halfway over, it seemed like we’d fail to meet Back to the Future‘s prophecy of a hoverboard. The hero of destiny, Mattel, has practically given up. And then Lexus brought this thing out. Now for the bad news.

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners
I’ve had a backup camera in all of my cars for the last five years or so, and I think it’s a godsend for backing out of tight spaces, and for parallel parking too. As the technology matures and cameras continue to get smaller and cheaper, car companies are starting to expand their usage beyond simple rear view images.

DoD Funding HoverBike Development

DoD Funding HoverBike Development
Growing up, I had a subscription to the magazine of the Boy Scouts called Boys’ Life. The only part of that magazine I have any recollection of was all the wacky ads in the back for things like x-ray glasses and hover machines built using vacuum cleaner parts.

Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji

Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji
Using the hashtag #ChevyGoesEmoji, automaker Chevrolet today released what is – as far as I know – the first ever press release written entirely in Emoji. They did this presumably to reach a younger, more tech-savvy demographic – potential buyers for the new 2016 Chevy Cruze – slated to be revealed on June 24th.

Buy This Mini Monster Truck For $125,000

Buy This Mini Monster Truck For $125,000
Rich kids have all of the greatest toys. These spoiled brats get anything they want. Like this miniature monster truck designed for kids. For real. It’s even powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine, and can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour.

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models
3D printing technology continues to improve in quality and usefulness. In fact, major automotive companies like Ford use the technology as a growing part of their design and prototyping process. Now, Ford has decided to take 3D printing to the masses, teaming up with Turbosquid.com

These Robotic Beds Carry You Everywhere

These Robotic Beds Carry You Everywhere
Life can be hectic and stressful. Some days you don’t want to get out of bed. If only we could stay in bed and still go everywhere we need to go. Well that dream has come true thanks to artist Carsten Holler.

R2-D2 VW Bus: The Van You’re Looking for

R2-D2 VW Bus: The Van You’re Looking for
When you need to smuggle Death Star plans to your Rebel friends, there is no better way than to use a Volkswagen R2 unit. Not only are you smuggling plans for the rebellion, but also… road trip!
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