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Mark Rober Builds World’s Longest Hot Wheels Track

Mark Rober Builds World’s Longest Hot Wheels Track
Because records were made to be broken, Mark Rober recently constructed the world’s longest Hot Wheels track in his new CrunchLabs warehouse. The track measures over a half-mile long and utilizes a series of switchbacks and boosters to achieve the record-setting length in a warehouse that isn’t anywhere close to a half-mile long.

Golfi Robotic Golfer Putts Like a Pro

Golfi Robotic Golfer Putts Like a Pro
After the robotic uprising, all sports will be played by robots, reducing humans to mere spectators of our own demise. And ready to compete in the robotic PGA is Golfi, a robot designed to be able to sink putts with the very best of them.

MIT’s Self-Assembling Assembler Robots: Builders of the Future

MIT’s Self-Assembling Assembler Robots: Builders of the Future
Researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms have developed an autonomous robot capable of assembling new versions of itself, as well as other building structures. Not only that, multiple robots can transfer both power and data modules from one to another, allowing the newly constructed bots to begin performing tasks on their own.

Crafting a Miniature Pac-Man Arcade Game Drink Coaster

Crafting a Miniature Pac-Man Arcade Game Drink Coaster
Ever wanted to craft your own miniature Pac-Man level drink coaster? Who hasn’t? It’s a universal human dream. And to help us achieve that dream, YouTuber The Avid Creator avidly created this video detailing how he made one.

Robotic Swarm Cubicle Walls: Privacy on the Go

Robotic Swarm Cubicle Walls: Privacy on the Go
Because scientists are working hard to make sure the future is going to be nothing like Back to the Future II led me to believe, WaddleWalls are an interactive partitioning system that can set up semi-private walling around a person on the fly.

Volkswagen Created a Motorized Office Chair with Car Features

Volkswagen Created a Motorized Office Chair with Car Features
Inspired by the features found in its line of vans, Volkswagen Norway created a motorized office chair with all sorts of bells and whistles. The chair’s features include LED headlights, a seatbelt, a seat warmer, a horn, a tow hitch – even an entertainment system.

Man Creates Folding iPhone from an iPhone X and Motorola Razr

Man Creates Folding iPhone from an iPhone X and Motorola Razr
Because dream it and you can achieve it, Chinese YouTuber 科技美学 has created the iPhone V, a folding iPhone he built using parts from both an iPhone X and Motorola Razr. That’s cool; I’ve also bent an iPhone before.

Autonomous Fruit-Picking Drones: Harvesting the Future

Autonomous Fruit-Picking Drones: Harvesting the Future
Developed by Tevel Aerobotics, the Flying Autonomous Robot harvester is a collection of tethered drones that can pick ripe fruit from trees. The robots can analyze a piece of fruit for color and ripeness before picking it with its suction arm, being able to identify fruit from leaves or other objects.

Man Installs ‘Eject Passenger’ Button Garage Door Opener in Car

Man Installs ‘Eject Passenger’ Button Garage Door Opener in Car
Because who hasn’t dreamed of having a James Bond-style ejector seat in their vehicle to quickly remove a passenger during an uncomfortable conversation, YouTuber Scott Prints installed a passenger ejector seat button in his vehicle. Of course, it’s not actually an ejector seat button; it’s a garage door opener.

Man Creates Marble Dropper With 1 Millisecond Accuracy

Man Creates Marble Dropper With 1 Millisecond Accuracy
Creating marble machines that produce music when the balls hit objects, Martin Molin of the band Wintergatan (which I’m pretty sure is just him and his machine) knows precision ball-dropping is of utmost importance. So he developed this ball gate that can release his musical marbles with a standard timing deviation of just 1.46 milliseconds.

LEGO Ferris Wheel Great Ball Contraption

LEGO Ferris Wheel Great Ball Contraption
Designed and built by Berthil van Beek for the Eurobricks T23 competition (where I’m sure it will be a contender), this LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) is a massive functional Ferris wheel, with a diameter of a 91cm (~36″).

Creepy Tentacle Robot Can Carefully Grasp Fragile Objects

Creepy Tentacle Robot Can Carefully Grasp Fragile Objects
Because what good is a robotic gripper if it breaks everything it touches, researchers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a robotic gripper that can carefully grasp and pick up objects with its creepily long tentacles.

‘Pocket Miku’: A Synthesizer That Sings

‘Pocket Miku’: A Synthesizer That Sings
The Pocket Miku is a tiny synthesizer that turns its key presses (or audio input) into Hatsune Miku’s voice. For those of you unfamiliar, Miku is a Vocaloid software voicebank created by Crypton Future Media and its official anthropomorphic mascot, a Japanese idol with long, turquoise hair.

3D Printed Meat Is Coming to a Supermarket Near You

3D Printed Meat Is Coming to a Supermarket Near You
3D printed meat: just the thought alone probably has your mouth watering right now. I know mine is, but I’ve eaten nothing but saltines for the better part of a week because I’m too lazy to go to the grocery store and too poor to order delivery.

Man Builds Dream Desk from Circuit Boards Encased In Resin

Man Builds Dream Desk from Circuit Boards Encased In Resin
Because with enough liquid resin, anything is possible, YouTuber buildxyz constructed his dream standing desk by encasing printed circuit boards (PCBs) in clear plastic. What a beauty. As I’m sure Indiana Jones would agree, it belongs in a museum.

MIT Students Build Wooden Roller Coaster on Campus

MIT Students Build Wooden Roller Coaster on Campus
Undergraduate students living in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dorms are invited every year to take part in Resident Exploration Week (REX), during which the school’s residence halls host a variety of different activities for students to participate in.