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Tag: Car

Real Working “Transformer” Can Turn from Car to Robot with People Inside

Real Working “Transformer” Can Turn from Car to Robot with People Inside
I’d like to think that at some point in the evolution of Transformers, they looked as cheesy as this car one from Brave Robotics, Asratec Corp, and Sansei Technologies. The contraption is called the J-deite RIDE, which I think might translate to “Shitty Transformer.”

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run
Simone Giertz is known for building some not so great robots. When not building crappy robots, she likes to do other weird and wonderful things. Take, for example, her latest project, in which she teamed up with William Osman to modify her tiny electric Citicar, aka Cheese Louise.

Blitzen Car Rooftop Beverage Chiller: Take Your Booze on a Cruise

Blitzen Car Rooftop Beverage Chiller: Take Your Booze on a Cruise
Do you want an easy way to keep your beer or wine cold, but don’t want to use the necessities that modern civilization has provided for you, like a refrigerator or ice? Well, you could always mount a growler to the roof of your car in the winter and… Too silly of an idea?

Crash Testing LEGO Cars with an Air Cannon

Crash Testing LEGO Cars with an Air Cannon
Not long ago we watched a video of a LEGO Porsche being strapped to a real crash test sled and smashed into an obstacle. The LEGO Porsche was thoroughly destroyed in the test. Now we have another LEGO car being crushed into blocky bits after being fired out of some sort of air cannon.

Watch a Giant Knife Stab an Old Toyota

Watch a Giant Knife Stab an Old Toyota
Like Crocodile Dundee once said, “That’s not a knife. This is a knife.” When they’re not building giant fighting robots, the guys behind Megabots like to smash and slice stuff with giant knives. They decided to use a 500-pound knife they custom built to stab a scrapyard Toyota.

How to Trap an Autonomous Car

How to Trap an Autonomous Car
A performance artist has devised a simple way to trap unruly autonomous cars. A guy going by the name “stml” has done this by using the dotted and solid lines we all know for the streets we drive on each day.

Woman Turns Fiancé’s Car Into Giant Chicken Nugget

Woman Turns Fiancé’s Car Into Giant Chicken Nugget
Pimp My Ride was a show where vehicles were made into luxurious and often gaudy pimp-mobiles. Carjackers is a new UK show that is the opposite. They want to make each car as ugly and nasty as they can, like with this chicken nugget car.

Baby Groot USB Car Charger Dances to Your Music

Baby Groot USB Car Charger Dances to Your Music
The only thing that I want from a Baby Groot USB Car Charger is dancing. Lots of dancing. Fortunately, this Groot delivers. Just bring him along in your car and he will dance around to your music all day long.

Use Your Car to String up Your Hammock

Use Your Car to String up Your Hammock
Hammocks are a great way to relax, whether in your backyard or when you are camping. But what if you can’t find two good trees to string your hammock to? Well, if you have your car nearby, it’s no problem with the Roadie Car Hammock Stand.

Watching Cars Get Smashed by a Huge Concrete Block Is Wonderfully Satisfying

Watching Cars Get Smashed by a Huge Concrete Block Is Wonderfully Satisfying
It’s no mystery what happens when you drop a huge concrete block onto a car. The car gets completely obliterated and smashed. It is one of those destructive things that is oddly satisfying and a guilty pleasure to watch. 

Roborace’s DevBot Prototype for Self-driving Race Cars

Roborace’s DevBot Prototype for Self-driving Race Cars
This self-driving car may be the future of high speed racing, providing racing thrills without risk of injury to drivers. The first ever autonomous races are well on the way now thanks to a new racing car prototype being developed by a British Company called Roborace.

Hot Wheels Creates Real Life X-Wing Race Car

Hot Wheels Creates Real Life X-Wing Race Car
Check out this one-of-a-kind Star Wars X-Wing Fighter vehicle from Hot Wheels. It’s full size, mind you. Not a tiny toy. It is currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con. Wow. Just wow. The only problem I see is that the thing probably cost more money than that most humans could ever afford, but that’s okay.

General Motors Unveils New Feature to Prevent Kids Dying in a Hot Car

General Motors Unveils New Feature to Prevent Kids Dying in a Hot Car
It is a tragic scenario that has been in the news far too often. Kids being left in a car and dying from the extreme heat. So far this summer, 12 kids died from heatstroke due to being left behind in hot cars.

Sashimi Tabernacle Choir Art Car Has Singing and Dancing Fish, Lobsters

Sashimi Tabernacle Choir Art Car Has Singing and Dancing Fish, Lobsters
Holy Mackerel. This guy wanted to up the game of his boxy old Volvo, so naturally he covered it in animatronic singing and dancing lobsters and Big Mouth Billy Bass fish – as any of us would have done.

Tesla Model S Activated via Amazon Echo: I Need Ya Buddy!

Tesla Model S Activated via Amazon Echo: I Need Ya Buddy!
There are various features of Tesla’s cars that can be activated using mobile apps. If you have a compatible garage door opener, you can even have a Tesla vehicle enter or exit your garage with just a few taps. 

Gentoo Emulated on Tesla Model S: mv /home/hu.man /office

Gentoo Emulated on Tesla Model S: mv /home/hu.man /office
Tesla Motors’ cars are some of the nerdiest vehicles you can get. But programmer su – tesla made her Model S even smarter by rooting the car’s on-board computer, allowing her to emulate the Linux distro Gentoo on it.

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