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Redditor veriix wanted to have an Oculus Rift racing simulation setup, but he also wanted to stay married to his wife. So he gave up on his dream of having a conventional racing rig… and built something way cooler.
We’ve seen a couch on wheels before, but this one made by Engineering students in University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia can drive in any direction and has a Raspberry Pi for a brain.
Led by Steph McArthur and Will Andrew, the UNSW students built a custom steel chassis equipped with four independently controlled Mecanum wheels, which use multiple rollers instead of a single tire to achieve omnidirectional movement.
YouTuber The Hacksmith has been working on a special project for a long time – his Elysium-inspired exoskeleton. And now it is ready for action. This set of pneumatic-powered cyborg arms give him super strength and allow him to curl more than 170 pounds just like a killer robot.
If you are a fan of Minecraft, you will love this. The parents of a couple lucky kids made their kids rooms into Minecraft themed awesomeness. These cool parents are named Kai-Lynn and Daniel, and with some paint, time and elbow grease they made a very cool room.
This YouTube user aptly named “Papa” built a hovercraft for his kids. He wins the father of the week award. He could have just built vehicle with wheels and they would have been happy, but he went the extra mile and added hover capabilities.
The A Game of Thrones board game was clearly made by and for fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The game is much easier to understand and appreciate if you’ve read the novels, or at least watched the HBO series.
If you have read the comic books and seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, then you know all about the friendlier version of Groot, who reappeared in the Marvel Universe in 2006. Well, now you can make your own Baby Groot.
Earlier this year, we looked at a mission control desk that Jeff Highsmith made for his older son. But what’s a mission control center without a spaceship to manage? So a few months later, Jeff set out to build a small spaceship in his younger son’s bedroom.
Like most Mario video game characters, Thwomps are bad guys, yet are still somehow cute. These spiked cinder blocks have personality. Sure, they are trying to pulverize you, but you still have to love them.
Impressive. Most Impressive. The Force is strong with this Darth Vader outdoor wood stove. It was made by instructables member doddieszoomer and if you want to make one, just head over to instructables for the build info.
Conductive paint or conductive ink is lets you draw conductive traces, great for simple projects, mockups or even minor electronic repairs. You can easily order these materials from different manufacturers – such as Bare Conductive – but if you want to save money check out Brian McEvoy’s simple guide to making your own conductive paint.
Last year we checked out oneTesla’s DIY Tesla coil kit for electronics experts. The students-turned-entrepreneurs are now back with tinyTesla, a smaller DIY kit aimed at middle and high school students.
Aside from teaching children basic electronics skills and principles, the tinyTesla was designed to play music.
Way back in the ’80s you may have played a tabletop war game called BattleTech. It was also a paper-and-pencil role-playing game called MechWarrior, which then was turned into a series of video games. The Mechs were awesome of course, which is what kept us playing.
I love old pinball machines. I love to play them and I wouldn’t mind having one for a desk. That’s what Tim Sway, an artist in Wallingford, Connecticut, has done here. He has turned an old pinball machine into a desk.
This magnetic Magneto helmet is the perfect nerdy way to hold your paperclips, scissors, kitchen utensils, basically anything made of steel. It was made by twins Alexandra and Evgenia and also adds some nice realism to any Magneto cosplay if you want to wear it rather than use it for your desk.