As further evidence that you can make anything with LEGO, we are now making minifigures puke their guts out on tiny amusement park rides. Check out this 3-axis LEGO Technic thrill ride made by LEGO enthusiast Shadow Elenter.
I love any tool that makes projects around the house easier. I mean, having a robot to do all of my projects would be best, but that isn’t happening anytime soon. Besides, you can’t trust a robot with a hammer.
You know those guys who can make anything into a knife? Plastic, paper, butter, whatever? Well, YouTuber Kiwami Japan is the mad leader of these geniuses. One of his more recent creations involved turning underwear into a kitchen knife.
Check out these toy cars racing their hearts out. This race looks pretty intense, but these cars aren’t even technically racing. They are on a treadmill, and the belt is moving, not the cars. Still, if you look at the footage in Diego Jesus Asim’s treadmill racing videos for a little while it almost looks like a real race with the ground moving by fast underneath them.
Han Solo’s iconic sidearm, the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol is a solid sci-fi gun. The design is rugged and cool, plus it shoots lasers. What more do you need? These qualities make it an instant classic.
Knowing how to tie your shoes is a pretty important skill to have, because if you don’t know how, your shoes are going to fall off all day long. Well, guess what? Robots are now doing this for us so that we humans can forget how to do one more thing.
The sun is a crazy hot place. Just step outside in any of the summer months in Texas and you know this is true. The other day we talked a bit about the NASA Parker Solar Probe and how it would eventually become the fastest man-made object ever.
If You are a fan of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest creations, you are going to love this. A recently released video shows off the evolution of his mechanical creatures, and there’s also a video of the new UMINAMI model he created this year.
How do you create a tattoo that has endless possibilities? Just do what they do in the movies. Use a green screen. I mean, it’s going to look weird on you, but at least you can add in all kinds of special effects shots digitally.
At last, somebody built a robot that does something useful rather than just wait around to gain sentience and kill us. This guy is so cute he would never hurt anyone. I think. Ex-NASA engineer and inventor Mark Rober has built a robot that can skip the perfect rock.
Somebody call Spider-Man, because I think we just spotted the Green Goblin! What you’re about to see is a jet-powered Flyboard Air being piloted at speeds up to 103.4 mph. This thing looks like a lot of fun.
As a child of the ’80s, I was involved in some very questionable dealings that would see the State taking kids away today. One such occasion was when my paraplegic grandfather took me on the backroads to the drive-up beer store to get his favorite Schlitz beer.
Harvard University researchers have been working on a miniature robot called the Harvard Ambulatory Microbot (HAMR) for a while now. The insect-inspired, waterproo microbot recently received an upgrade, and now it can swim and walk underwater – on land, too.
Mad scientist and all-around fun guy Colin Furze has created another crazy project. This powered micro scooter is a bit less dangerous than some of his previous builds, because he actually wanted to let his 5-year-old son ride on it.