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Tag: Engine

This BBQ Grill Is Built Into a Jet Engine

This BBQ Grill Is Built Into a Jet Engine
Think the BBQ grill on your back deck is impressive? Get a load of this custom-built grilling station, which was built into the side of a jet engine. As a bonus, if this thing gets hit by a bird, you can just toss it on the grill and hit it with some barbeque sauce.

This V12 Espresso Machine Is Made with Gold and Diamonds

This V12 Espresso Machine Is Made with Gold and Diamonds
Super Veloce is a German company that coffee machines inspired by aviation and motorsport. Among their luxurious, functional art pieces are a series of Formula 1 V12 engine espresso machines. This one is the deluxe model called the Espresso Veloce Royale 01.
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Watch Different Fuels Ignite Inside a See Through Combustion Engine

Watch Different Fuels Ignite Inside a See Through Combustion Engine
At some point or another we have all imagined what the explosion inside of a combustion engine looks like. That’s because engines are fascinating, and you unfortunately can’t see inside of them while this is happening.

Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger

Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger
Different multirotors have different strengths and weaknesses, but they all share a common bottleneck: batteries. For its Yeair! quadcopter, a company called Airstier went around the problem by using good ol’ combustion engines. Each of the quadcopter’s propellers has a 600w electric motor and a 1.6kW two-stroke engine.

3D Printed Manual Transmission Actually Shifts

3D Printed Manual Transmission Actually Shifts
One of the cool things about 3D printers is that you can use them to make just about anything you can dream up. An engineer named Eric Harrell used his 3D printer to make all the components needed for a scale model of a Toyota 22RE engine back in January.

A Chainsaw Powered by a V8 Engine

A Chainsaw Powered by a V8 Engine
Leave it to Australians to create the ultimate manly chainsaw. Whitlands Engineering is an Australian company that makes wood splitters, firewood processors, and other stuff. Apparently, just for kicks, they built a chainsaw powered by a 4.2-liter V8 car engine from a 1985 Holden WB Ute.

LEGO W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine Scale Model: 1,001 Studpower

LEGO W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine Scale Model: 1,001 Studpower
YouTuber Solde expresses his love for vehicles and LEGOs by making scale models of engines using the popular building blocks. One of his most recent creations is a scale model of the W16 engine found in the Bugatti Veyron, one of the most powerful and expensive cars in the world.

V-8 Engine BBQ Grill: Now We’re Cooking with Gas!

V-8 Engine BBQ Grill: Now We’re Cooking with Gas!
Are you the type to have a spare engine sitting around your yard? I bet yours doesn’t grill meat. This one does. This beautiful V-8 engine is actually a working gas grill. Grill with eight cylinders of power.

Nissan’s High-Tech 3-Banger Puts out 400hp in an 88 Pound Package

Nissan’s High-Tech 3-Banger Puts out 400hp in an 88 Pound Package
One of the cool things about motorsports is that you can count on some of the tech you see at the race track today making it to production cars of tomorrow. I really hope that holds true for the awesome engine that Nissan has shown off that will power the ZEOD RC racing car during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when it’s not running on battery power.

This Full-size LEGO Car is Powered by Air

This Full-size LEGO Car is Powered by Air
LEGO expert Raul Oaida and Steve Sammartino have built themselves the stuff of childhood dreams for many LEGO builders. I know I wanted to build a full-size car I could drive around the neighborhood more times than I can count.

Teen Creates Engine Powered Wheelbarrow

Teen Creates Engine Powered Wheelbarrow
Wheelbarrows are a great invention. They have helped laborers haul all manner of things easily and without breaking their backs. But in today’s world they could use some extra power.

200hp Golf Cart Reaches 100mph

200hp Golf Cart Reaches 100mph
Even with their speed limiters disabled, stock golf carts are pretty slow, much like the game of golf itself. How fast can one go? Maybe 25mph if it’s all tricked out. On the other hand, this custom made golf cart powered by a 200hp Hayabusa engine can go as fast as 100mph.

This Engine Probably Has an Extra 30 Horsepower

This Engine Probably Has an Extra 30 Horsepower
A couple of years ago we saw a pretty sweet Scion xB that was modded as an homage to 8-bit gaming. It would’ve been more awesome if it had this engine. It’s a Honda Civic B series engine made to look like a NES controller, complete with the Konami Code at the bottom.

Motorcycle Gets Outfitted with 9-Cylinder Aircraft Engine, Still Can’t Fly

Motorcycle Gets Outfitted with 9-Cylinder Aircraft Engine, Still Can’t Fly
I would be hesitant to put a plane engine inside of a car, let alone mounting one on a motorcycle. That’s just crazy. I just let others do the work and enjoy their success from afar.

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours

Breakthrough Engines Could Allow Travel from Britain to Australia in Just over Four Hours
A group of British researchers at a company called Reaction Engines has announced new aircraft technology that could make air travel much faster. The researchers have created what they describe as “the biggest breakthrough in propulsion since the jet engine.” The Sabre engine use a fancy compressed helium cooling system able to cool air entering the engine from 1000°C to -150°C in 1/100 of a second.

2014 Corvette LT1 V8 Engine Produces 450 HP and Gets 26 MPG

2014 Corvette LT1 V8 Engine Produces 450 HP and Gets 26 MPG
Around these parts, we like gadgets, games, LEGOs, and lots of other geeky crap stuff. But we also like our cars. General Motors put out a press release this week about the engine that will be used in the 2014 Corvette, and the gear-heads around here got all tingly.
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