Wings? Who needs wings on a plane when you can have two greasy chicken buckets? YouTuber and supergeek Peter Sripol wanted to see if a plane could fly with KFC buckets for wings, so he set out to prove it.
It looks like we have a real life Tony Stark on our hands. Inventor Richard Browning and his team at start-up, Gravity Industries, have created the Daedalus. It is basically a special suit that turns its wearer into a flying hero.
Kristal of JK Brickworks created this amazing kinetic LEGO model that is absolutely fascinating to watch. It is a custom designed kinetic sculpture of a fruit bat, which replicates the unique wing motion of the nocturnal flying mammal.
Emulating a bat’s complex flight patterns has been a hard task for scientists, but now they are getting somewhere. With over 40 joints in their wings, bats offer a challenge. By simplifying that wing structure into just nine key joints covered by a flexible membrane, scientists have created Bat Bot B2.
Imagine soaring through the sky as you lay back and relax on your hammock, watching the world pass by below you. Visualize falling asleep as two drones carry you gently through the clouds. This could happen if we just make drone-powered hammocks a reality.
Do you need to find some rebels in a hurry? Build yourself an Imperial probe droid and send it to an ice planet. That’s what YouTube user ajw61185 did. Well, he built one. He didn’t send it to an ice planet, but this drone is still awesome.
LEGO bricks can build many things, but we’ve never seen them on a functional aircraft. After all, they’re not exactly known for their stability or aerodynamic properties. Believing that nothing is impossible, YouTuber PeterSripol built what he thinks is the world’s first LEGO radio-controlled plane that can actually fly.
Most drones come in a fixed form, and are pretty inflexible. The Airblock is a modular drone that encourages experimentation. It’s easy to assemble and disassemble and can be programmed like a robot. You can make the drone the way that you want.
Pretty soon, drones and other robots will be doing all of our chores. Marek Baczynski is trying to usher in a new era of drones performing our menial tasks, which is no doubt why he spent hours figuring out how to get a drone to change a lightbulb.
Drones can be pretty cool, and are a great way to capture images of whatever you are doing from the air. There are a bunch of drones out there with some of them being the cheap consumer quadcopters that you play with, and others being incredibly expensive and aimed at professionals.
Get that old Nintendo Game Boy out of the attic folks. It just got a new modern use. Gautier Hattenberger has figured out a way to control a drone using the old handheld gaming brick. Now he’s flying with power!
If you have dreamed of having space battles with your friends in your backyard, your dream is about to come true. Propel will release its official Star Wars drones this fall. Unlike some of the cheap Star Wars drones already on the market, the detail is supposed to be really nice on these.
So you’re on the golf course, hitting the ball into the hole, then getting into your golf cart to travel to the next one. Or worse yet, you’re walking with a cart. Either way, it can take a while to get to the next hole.
Drones are used for capturing video can be expensive, so if you’re not planning on capturing aerial shots and just want a drone for flying fun, here’s an inexpensive, but capable alternative.
The Chimera Drone measures just 7.2″ long x 4.8″ wide and provides fun filled action on the cheap.