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Jetovator Watercraft Turned Into Star Wars Speeder Bikes

Jetovator Watercraft Turned Into Star Wars Speeder Bikes
You may have seen these Jetovator flying, water-powered jet ski things in videos in the past, but you’ve never seen them like this. With the help of an ample supply of duct tape, video wizard Devin Supertramp has turned them into some awesome Star Wars speeder bikes. Naturally Devin and his pals filmed a chase scene, recreating a pivotal scene from Return of the Jedi, and it turned out to be a beautiful thing.

Guy Builds Working Version of Batman’s Grappling Hook Gun

Guy Builds Working Version of Batman’s Grappling Hook Gun
If you have ever wanted a grappling hook gun like Batman uses, you’ll want to check out this video in which engineer James Hobson of Hacksmith Industries built a real working version. The finished gun is actually nice and compact.
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This Tesla Coil Gun Is Straight out of a Video Game

This Tesla Coil Gun Is Straight out of a Video Game
There aren’t many cooler things than a tesla coil. What is cooler than seeing sparks of electricity fly out like tiny bolts of lightning? Nothing. It looks so damn cool. Even if it can be dangerous. Destin of Smarter Every Day’s latest video is all about the fantastic assortment of tesla coils his neighbor Cameron Prince has in his collection. 

Ford’s Robot DJ Drops the Beats

Ford’s Robot DJ Drops the Beats
Ford introduced the all-new 2018 Ford Fiesta in style. The event took place in a big warehouse that they disguised as a club in Germany, so they did what anyone would have done. They had a production-line robot named YuMi act as DJ for the launch party. I’m pretty sure no one even cared about the Fiesta after seeing this robot lay down the beats.

Atlas Humanoid Robot Can Now Walk over Tricky Terrain

Atlas Humanoid Robot Can Now Walk over Tricky Terrain
Researchers at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition have programmed Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds thanks to a new balancing algorithm. Essentially this means that it can handle rougher terrain as it chases humans down to put them in human zoos a few years from now. Seriously though, the improved balance lets the bipedal robot balance on edges that only make contact with part of its feet.

Watch Two Furbies Get Dissected by a Water Jet

Watch Two Furbies Get Dissected by a Water Jet
Back in the ’90s, the Furby was the hottest toy of the Christmas season. Well, now there’s a new edition with modern tech inside. It is more lifelike with creepy new digital eyeballs for instance. But nothing can prepare you for seeing what this thing looks like while it is being cut in half by a powerful water jet. Fun fact: The 2016 edition’s colorful eyes have 150 different animations.

Disney’s Animatronic Avatar Robot Is Impressive and Scary

Disney’s Animatronic Avatar Robot Is Impressive and Scary
Disney has been working for quite some time on an Avatar themed attraction, and they recently gave the world its first look at one of the animatronic Na’vi characters from the upcoming Pandora attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida.

Roomba Caught in a Plastic Bag Commits Suicide

Roomba Caught in a Plastic Bag Commits Suicide
Being a Roomba is pretty depressing. You just roll along, picking up dirt for your whole life, never getting a thank you, never getting a pat on the back, but always getting a charge so you can continue on with your hellish existence.

A Drone Makes Thanksgiving Dinner

A Drone Makes Thanksgiving Dinner
Drones are great for filming aerial videos and the like, but what else can we make them do? Well, for one thing they could help with making your Thanksgiving dinner. Autel Robotics proves that it can work. The company used one of their X-Star Premium drones to fry a turkey breast, whip potatoes, and chop carrots to cook a full turkey day meal.

Watch This Working LEGO Factory Build a Paper Box

Watch This Working LEGO Factory Build a Paper Box
Check out this elaborate LEGO Mindstorms miniature factory. It is a real working factory in miniature, where minifigs can slave away for sub-par wages as they sweat and toil. It takes about three minutes to perform just one task: making a tiny folded paper cube. The engineering here in this student build from Jade Hochschule is amazing.

Let’s Make Drone-powered Hammocks a Reality

Let’s Make Drone-powered Hammocks a Reality
Imagine soaring through the sky as you lay back and relax on your hammock, watching the world pass by below you. Visualize falling asleep as two drones carry you gently through the clouds. This could happen if we just make drone-powered hammocks a reality. This awesome flying creation is unfortunately not real, but it should be.

The Coolest Projection Mapping Tech Yet

The Coolest Projection Mapping Tech Yet
Projection mapping can offer up some pretty cool visuals. The technique combines using specially designed projections which line up with the surfaces they’re being projected on. But up until now, most projection mapping has been done on either fixed or predictably moving rigid surfaces. This amazing new technology allows projection mapping to be done in real time against moving objects with unpredictable deformations.

Guy Builds Rick and Morty Butter Passing Robot

Guy Builds Rick and Morty Butter Passing Robot
Remember the butter-passing robot from Rick and Morty? Now it exists in real life. I feel sorry for this little guy. When your only purpose is to pass butter, your life kinda sucks. This existentially-challenged ‘bot was built by YouTuber ESDEV using 3-D printed parts and an I-Spy Mini wireless app-control spy tank R/C Car.

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse

DIY Tiny Famicom Console: For Your ’80s-Themed Dollhouse
While the original Nintendo Entertainment System is pretty iconic here in the states, the Family Computer (aka “Famicom”) was where it was at in Japan back in the early 1980s. This classic gaming system is one that all serious Nintendo fans have in their collection.

Intel Flies 500 Drones at Same Time for World Record

Intel Flies 500 Drones at Same Time for World Record
Intel is talking up a new drone made just for light shows called the Shooting Star. The drone will be available commercially and might usher in a new era of drone light shows around the world.

If Jony Ive Designed a Toilet

If Jony Ive Designed a Toilet
No one looks cool on the toilet, but that’s only because toilets have lacked Apple’s design sensibilities. It’s time we were set free from our generic toilets, with the help of SNL host Benedict Cumberbatch. This fake commercial makes fun of Apple’s history of over-the-top marketing to unveil a toilet from Kohler that takes things to the next level.
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