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Guy Mods ’90s Hot Wheels PC Into High Performance Gaming System

Guy Mods ’90s Hot Wheels PC Into High Performance Gaming System
The 1990s Hot Wheels PC: it made the top of my Christmas list three years in a row, and I never got one. But enough about how expensive therapy is now, below is a video of Shank Mod’s journey to pack a top-of-the-line gaming PC into the body of one of those bright blue PCs with the flame job.

3D Printed R/C Ice Vehicle Is Triple Axel Ready

3D Printed R/C Ice Vehicle Is Triple Axel Ready
The brainchild of Simon Sörensen of YouTube channel RCLifeOn, this R/C vehicle was designed specifically with traversing ice in mind. Inspired by the one-wheeled motorcycle from 2003’s Spy Kids 3 (I must have missed that), the vehicle was constructed using 3D printed parts and features a brushless motor powering a spiked rear wheel via a chain drive with steering provided by two repurposed ice skating blades.

Liquid-Filled Eyeglasses Automatically Adjust Focus: Bye Bye Bifocals!

Liquid-Filled Eyeglasses Automatically Adjust Focus: Bye Bye Bifocals!
Have 20/20 vision? That must be nice. My eyes are awful, and if they were any worse I’d be wearing dual eye patches right now. But here to push the envelope in vision correction is University of Utah electrical engineering professor Carlos Mastrangelo and Ph.D.

Giant Marble Run Constructed from Cardboard: Start Collecting Boxes

Giant Marble Run Constructed from Cardboard: Start Collecting Boxes
Marble runs: I remember constructing them as early as kindergarten with wooden block sets. Those were simpler times. And to think back then, all I wanted to do was grow up and be an adult already.

The Hydra: A Triple-Neck Steampunk Guitar By Steve Vai

The Hydra: A Triple-Neck Steampunk Guitar By Steve Vai
The brainchild of famed guitarist Steve Vai, the Hydra is a triple-neck steampunk-styled guitar that combines four different instruments: a fretless 12-string guitar, a half-fretless bass, a 7-string guitar, and a harp (seen at the bottom).

The World’s Smallest Power Tools Are Impossibly Tiny

The World’s Smallest Power Tools Are Impossibly Tiny
Dream it, and you can achieve it. And apparently, YouTuber Enos Camare dreamed of the world’s smallest power tools – a 1/12 scale cordless Makita impact driver and circular saw and made them a reality. Clearly, these are an absolute must for any dollhouse home improvement projects you may have, and my dolls are finally going to get the finished basement they deserve.

Sculpted BB-8/Hulkbuster Mashup Figure: The Sithbuster

Sculpted BB-8/Hulkbuster Mashup Figure: The Sithbuster
Let’s face it, with Disney owning both properties now, Star Wars and Marvel are practically begging for a crossover. And to give us an idea of what that probably wouldn’t look like, artist Adam of the YouTube channel North of the Border sculpted this 1:12 scale BB-8/Hulkbuster armor mashup.

A $310,000 Fully Autonomous Robotic Massage Machine

A $310,000 Fully Autonomous Robotic Massage Machine
Do you have a knot in your back? Do you trust a robot to massage it out without snapping your neck in the process? If you do, you’re in luck, thanks to Massage Robotics’ MR-01, a $310,000 fully autonomous massage robot with two 6-axis collaborative robotic arms that operate using cloud artificial intelligence.

LEGO Mega Factory Builds a Log Cabin Out of Cucumbers

LEGO Mega Factory Builds a Log Cabin Out of Cucumbers
Move over, gingerbread houses, because this LEGO Mega Factory built by YouTuber The Brick Wall is capable of constructing an entire log cabin out of cucumbers, which will henceforth be known as a cuke cabin. The massive LEGO factory took 83 days of planning and construction, and consists of 23,000+ pieces, 21 motors, and 7 controllers, and has a footprint of 64″x 44″ x 22″.

The Santasizer: 11 Synchronized Synthesized Dancing Santas

The Santasizer: 11 Synchronized Synthesized Dancing Santas
Crafted by musical mad scientist Sam Battle of Youtube channel Look Mum No Computer, the Santasizer isn’t an antibacterial hand gel to help keep the coronavirus at bay, but eleven dancing Santa toys from the 90’s connected to a synthesizer that reacts to the input being played through them.

Artist Crafts a Chicken Leg Knife: Cock-A-Doodle-Dagger

Artist Crafts a Chicken Leg Knife: Cock-A-Doodle-Dagger
Proving that art isn’t dead, it’s just gotten extremely esoteric, Berlin, Germany-based artist and inventor Uri Tuchman crafted a beautiful wood and metal dagger inspired by the shape of a chicken leg. Now you can carve your chicken with a chicken!

Gunpowder Powered Nutcracker Cracks Even The Stubbornest Nuts

Gunpowder Powered Nutcracker Cracks Even The Stubbornest Nuts
Cracking nuts while sipping cocktails and making small talk with relatives: it’s a timeless holiday tradition. But what about those stubborn nuts that refuse to crack so easily – what about them? I’m looking at you, macadamias!

These Bird-Like Robotic Legs Can Perch And Grasp Things With Its Feet

These Bird-Like Robotic Legs Can Perch And Grasp Things With Its Feet
Inspired by the legs and feet of a peregrine falcon, engineers at Stanford University’s Cutkosky Lab have developed a set of SNAG (“stereotyped nature-inspired aerial grasper”) robotic legs that can perch on different sized branches and grasp objects in a manner similar to the bird of prey.

The Dronut X1: A Donut Inspired Drone

The Dronut X1: A Donut Inspired Drone
I was just thinking the other day somebody should combine a donut and a drone, and apparently Boston-based Cleo Robotics was already on the case, developing the $9,800 Dronut X1 – the world’s first bi-rotor ducted drone that can operate in much tighter spaces than traditional drones.

Woodworker’s Incredible Glowing One Ring Lamp Definitely Rules Them All

Woodworker’s Incredible Glowing One Ring Lamp Definitely Rules Them All
I’ve always wished I was better at woodworking but I can’t even make a livable birdhouse out of those easy-to-assemble kits. French woodworker Olivier Gomis is basically the opposite though, woodturning and crafting this absolutely incredible Lord of the Rings glowing One Ring lamp from maple and maple veneer over the course of 53 hours.

A Piano BBQ Grill: The Perfect Instrument for a Cookout

A Piano BBQ Grill: The Perfect Instrument for a Cookout
Genius: you know it when you see it. And I saw this motorized piano BBQ grill crafted by YouTuber Handy Geng, and I knew instantly he was ahead of his time. Did he travel back from the future to showcase this marvel of modern music and grilling technology?