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Category: Mobility

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone
Check out this video from amazingdiyprojects as he takes his homemade multi-rotor copter out for its first manned test flights. Yes, it looks like a death trap. He is just sitting there surrounded by dozens of angry, spinning rotors.

Thrustmaster Gran Turismo Racing Wheel Puts You in the Cockpit for $800

Thrustmaster Gran Turismo Racing Wheel Puts You in the Cockpit for $800
Thrustmaster has a new racing wheel that is coming to land along with the new Gran Turismo Sport racing game for the PS4. The Thrustmaster T-GT racing wheel is one of the most expensive gaming peripherals you can get your sweaty palms.
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NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle
NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Also like a toy truck that you might have seen in the 1980s.

Dad Built His Son a Working Hovercraft

Dad Built His Son a Working Hovercraft
Some dads are truly awesome. Like Minnesota Savvysherpa, Inc research scientist Paul Boswell. He is a truly cool dad, having built a working hovercraft for his son, Oliver. You can watch the video below and see the kid put it through its paces.

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 Subjected to Real Crash Test

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 Subjected to Real Crash Test
Growing up, I got into more than a few brawls at day care over wheels to make my LEGO cars. I would then proceed to crash them repeatedly until parts were everywhere, then leave the mess and blame that weird kid who ate glue all the time.

Put a Wookiee in Your Car with the Chewbelta Chewbacca Bandolier Seatbelt Cover

Put a Wookiee in Your Car with the Chewbelta Chewbacca Bandolier Seatbelt Cover
So you fancy yourself a Han Solo sort, huh? You are a rogue and a scoundrel, but what you lack is a Wookiee co-pilot for your very fast hunk of junk. Well, here is the next best thing the “Chewbelta,” a Chewbacca bandolier seatbelt cover.

Navdy Heads-up Navigation System Review

Navdy Heads-up Navigation System Review
Unless you have a late model car with a factory heads-up display, the Navdy is definitely a device worth considering. It adds a heads-up display to any car, and is capable of displaying navigation and other useful information without you having to take your eyes off the road.

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.”

Halfbike Can Fold Down and Go Anywhere with You

Halfbike Can Fold Down and Go Anywhere with You
The folks at Kolelinia have created a unique personal mobility device called the Halfbike. It is basically a pedal-powered scooter or standing tricycle that is compact and light, so you can take it anywhere with you.

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller

Man Turns Car into Mario Kart 64 Controller
One Chevrolet Volt owner has done something very cool with his car, turning the vehicle into an expensive controller for Mario Kart 64. Controlling the game involves using the steering wheel to steer, the accelerator and brakes, as well as the windshield wipers and flashing the headlights.

How to Trap an Autonomous Car

How to Trap an Autonomous Car
A performance artist has devised a simple way to trap unruly autonomous cars. A guy going by the name “stml” has done this by using the dotted and solid lines we all know for the streets we drive on each day.

Working Hoverbike Tested: From Russia with Love-itation

Working Hoverbike Tested: From Russia with Love-itation
Check out this crazy hoverbike test footage from Russia. This guy has only one thought: Don’t move my legs. Don’t move my legs. I love my legs. Please don’t let me lose my legs. What you’re looking at here is a brief indoor test flight of Russia-based Hoversurf’s latest creation.

Never Try Playing DOOM with Your Porsche 911

Never Try Playing DOOM with Your Porsche 911
Playing DOOM and driving may not be the safest thing to do. But according to software engineer Matt Swarthout a.k.a. Vexal, there is a way to actually play the game on the computer display of a Porsche 911, and using the car’s steering wheel, pedals, horn, and gear shifter to control the game.

Jaguar and Shell Let You Pay for Gas from Inside Your Car

Jaguar and Shell Let You Pay for Gas from Inside Your Car
Thanks to improvements in fuel efficiency, stops at the gas station continue to be less frequent occasions for many modern vehicles. But there’s still the process of getting out of the car, sticking your credit card in the machine, and hoping it works properly.

Chevrolet Bolt EV: An Automotive Design and Engineering Wonder

Chevrolet Bolt EV: An Automotive Design and Engineering Wonder
When the Chevy Bolt first burst onto the scene as a concept back in January 2015, I figured that it would be at least a few years out, given the promise of a fully-electric car that could drive over 200 miles on a charge, carry five passengers, and cost under $30,000 (after tax credits.)

Watch Different Fuels Ignite Inside a See Through Combustion Engine

Watch Different Fuels Ignite Inside a See Through Combustion Engine
At some point or another we have all imagined what the explosion inside of a combustion engine looks like. That’s because engines are fascinating, and you unfortunately can’t see inside of them while this is happening.
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