Back in the ’80s, I was a huge proponent of BetaMax videotapes, though it was less about the image quality for me and more about the audio quality Beta Hi-Fi, which offered up far better sound quality than other video formats at the time.
Most of us know Tetris from the Game Boy version and that theme song is forever stuck in our heads. But when you play the game on a mechanical display, the sound it makes also very satisfying.
A geek going by the name sinowin rigged up a small computer with a joystick and connected them to an old school elongated flip-disc display.
YouTuber Michael Reeves thinks that Roombas are far too calm and collected when they bump into objects. They really should be more upset. I mean it hurts when I walk into walls. Not that that happens very often.
A decapitated mannequin head is disturbing enough on its own, but things get even more creepy when the guys from the Waterjet Channel get their hands on a mannequin head, and subject it to their powerful 60,000 PSI waterjet cutter.
This is some seriously warped stuff, as they first open up a mysterious box from a fan in Germany.
Hevesh5 (aka Lily Hevesh) has a ton of patience when it comes to setting up dominoes. She recently put together a video which combines falling dominoes with pool shots, and the end result is pretty damn cool.
All I know is that these shots must have taken a long time to set up.
Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Ante has a quirky looking flying machine that can actually fire rounds of ammo. The “experimental prototype combat drones violator” is a drone, a rifle, offering up its brand of death from above.
The style of this drone looks like some kind of miniature WWII plane.
Check out this amazing new bendy robot arm developed by robotics manufacturer Festo. Somewhere, the Six Million Dollar Man is eyeing his new toy. The BionicSoftArm has pneumatically powered ‘muscles’ and is more flexible and lighter than other robotic arms.
It can be used for a number of applications, thanks to its modular design.
Part of living in Colorado means dealing with potheads, and the fact that very nearly every corner of some cities has a dispensary. I think if you need to keep stoners clear from hanging out around your home or business, all you need do is play them this insane video, and they’ll think they’re having one bad trip.
What you’re about to watch is video of artist Bob Ross processed through the nightmare factory that is the DeepDream AI.
Do you love Super Mario Bros.? Then check out this very cool Super Mario Bros. level 1-1 stop motion animation that takes place entirely in a notebook. The animation was hand drawn by artist and YouTuber Kisaragi Hutae 6 and it really looks amazing.
Most of the elements like Mario, goombas, blocks, etc were made as cutouts, so he didn’t drive himself too crazy while making the video.
When not building robots that we kill us and take over the world, researchers at MIT are working on robots that will just demoralize us and make us feel like losers. For example, this specialized robot combines vision and touch to teach itself to play Jenga.
A guy recently built his daughter a sweet winter sled, powered by two leaf blowers. It was made by a very cool dad from Belgorod, Russia, and he is clearly winning at the parenting game.
The video below is only about 18 seconds long, but that’s long enough to show off this crazy creation as it propels the kid through the snow chasing an adult.
Shoveling snow is really bad for your back. It’s also the cause of heart attacks for many people every year. Screw that. You wanna remove snow? You need fire. A guy from Grassy, Missouri recently built himself a flamethrower for quick snow removal.
What you’re about to watch is either a James Cameron movie with a VERY low budget, or a bunch of LEGO minifigs made out of gallium and melted for fun. It’s actually the latter, and it is very fun to watch.
Shut the internet down! I have finally seen everything. If you have ever wondered how robots stay in shape, we have the answer. Apparently, it all goes back to the 1980s. This video shows us that robots keep fit by doing aerobics Jane Fonda style, complete with 1980s aerobics studio film set.