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Tag: Car

This Guy Built A 1989 Batmobile, Dresses up as Batman to Help Sick Kids

This Guy Built A 1989 Batmobile, Dresses up as Batman to Help Sick Kids
This street legal Batmobile was built by 29-year-old Zac Mihajlovic of Camden, Australia. It took him two years to complete. It’s based on the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton in the 1989 Tim Burton Batman movie. 

Raspberry Pi Car Computer: Raspboard

Raspberry Pi Car Computer: Raspboard
Harrison Kinsley aka sentdex had his Honda S2000 get with the times by installing a dash camera, a diagnostic tracker and more for a little over $100 (USD). Thanks to the Raspberry Pi, a bit of bargain hunting and some programming, Harrison says he may have saved himself about $900.

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite
We’ve featured Kenji Ishida’s progress regarding his transforming robot over the years. The first three models we saw were already coveted toys, but Kenji made it clear early on that his ultimate goal was to create a life-sized car that transforms into a humanoid robot. 

Local Motors 3D-Printed EV Has 120-mile Range

Local Motors 3D-Printed EV Has 120-mile Range
3D printers are the wave of the future for more than just printing small repair parts in space or action figures and other items. Some firms, like Local Motors, envision 3D printing as a way to build cars in the future.

This Mini Car Garage is Where You’re Supposed to Park Your Keys

This Mini Car Garage is Where You’re Supposed to Park Your Keys
You won’t be able to park your Beetle in this garage, but you can park your Beetle keychain in it. It’s the mini car garage by Cairo and it’s an awesome rack to get for your keys if you’re bored with the typical hooks and bowls that pretty much serve the same purpose.

Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car: Gone in 44 Hours

Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car: Gone in 44 Hours
You wouldn’t steal a car, but someday you might be able to download and replicate one, thanks to Local Motors. As of this writing the vehicle maker is creating the world’s (partially) 3D printed car at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show.

Orville Redenbacher I Presume: Popcorn Covered Volkswagen

Orville Redenbacher I Presume: Popcorn Covered Volkswagen
What kind of guy covers his car in popcorn? That would be Jacob Aaron Schroeder, a Minneapolis based artist. Once he popped, he just couldn’t be stopped. Don’t worry, it was done in a jiffy. I don’t know if that’s accurate, but there may be a kernel of truth to that statement.

These Custom Guitars are made from Classic Car Parts

These Custom Guitars are made from Classic Car Parts
Check out these beautiful guitars. Dave Gartland, aka Ali Kat, builds these custom instruments from classic car parts. In some cases they even have working tail lights.

TRON Arcade Joystick Gear Shift Lever: My Other Car is a Lightcycle

TRON Arcade Joystick Gear Shift Lever: My Other Car is a Lightcycle
I always thought the old TRON arcade machine had the best joystick. There was something about the fighter-jet like control that helped with the sense of immersion. If you’d like to feel like you’re actually driving a lightcycle every time you get in your car, then you might want to try and replicate this.

Ford Sends 2015 Mustang 110,000 Feet into the Air (Sorta.)

Ford Sends 2015 Mustang 110,000 Feet into the Air (Sorta.)
We have seen plenty of stuff tied to a balloon over the years and set into the atmosphere and the edge of space. Ford has done this recently by attaching a model of the all-new 2015 Mustang to a balloon and setting it free to climb.

The Homer Lives in LEGO Form

The Homer Lives in LEGO Form
Simpsons fans will instantly recognize this great green car. It appeared in the show in season two when Homer discovered he had a half-brother named Herb who was the CEO of Powell Motors. Herb gave Homer a job at the company and let him design the car of his dreams.

DIY 3D Printed Shift Knob Wouldn’t Sell Well in Winterfell

DIY 3D Printed Shift Knob Wouldn’t Sell Well in Winterfell
Last year we saw a 3D printed shift knob case for a functional hack. This mod by Instructables member haqnmaq has a similar but more frivolous purpose. Using a Kinect and a couple of free 3D scanning and modeling software, haqnmaq was able to turn a scale model of his head into a shift knob.

“8-bit” Mazda Miata: Insert Coin to Drive

“8-bit” Mazda Miata: Insert Coin to Drive
Ah, the Mazda Miata. It’s the scourge of autocross and road racing tracks around the world. It has little power, epic handling, and is dirt cheap to repair, making these little convertible sports cars a mainstay for motorsports around the world.

Millennium Falcon Chevy Malibu: Why Not a Ford Falcon?

Millennium Falcon Chevy Malibu: Why Not a Ford Falcon?
You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the car that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I had to stop for gas like five times though. The choice of vehicle for this amazing customization is actually appropriate when you stop to think that Star Wars takes place a long time ago.

World’s Fastest R/C Car Hits 188 Miles per Hour

World’s Fastest R/C Car Hits 188 Miles per Hour
Nic Case loves his R/C cars. In fact, he just broke a world record for the fastest R/C car, which is aptly called the R/C Bullet. This one-tenth scale car has hit a top speed of over 188 mph, breaking Case’s own record of 171.97 mph.

Ford Plans To Put a 2015 Mustang Convertible on Top of the Empire State Building

Ford Plans To Put a 2015 Mustang Convertible on Top of the Empire State Building
Check out the image below and look at it closely. It’s an old and blurry image in black and white from the 60’s, but you can see clearly that is a Ford Mustang on top of New York City’s iconic Empire State building.

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