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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.