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.
Have you ever wondered what’s inside of a black box? You know, the boxes that are on airplanes and helicopters, that help investigators determine what happened in a crash? Well, father and son team Dan and Lincoln from the What’s Inside?
One of the better video game controller that Mattel tried early on was the Nintendo Power Glove. It was very innovative for its time, but naturally it didn’t always function as well as we would have liked.
Anyone who has ever held onto the dream of climbing into a personal VTOL aircraft that can take them where they want to go has to be excited at the idea of the EHang 184 automated aircraft that we talked when it showed up at CES 2016.
I am a big fan of the Half-Life franchise and like most fans, I am still pissed that we haven’t seen a new Half-Life game in years. I have lots of memories of playing that game and smashing stuff with my crowbar.
I don’t have the skill or the agility to even get on a skateboard. Forget doing tricks. So I’m impressed the stuff Tony Hawk just does here on Earth. Now he’s skateboarding in zero gravity on a good old “vomit comet”.
Here’s something that’s truly amazing and hypnotizing to watch. Kite fanatic Erich Chew captured this footage of a massive octopus swimming through the air at the Marina Barrage in Singapore earlier this month. Either that, or it’s a drill from Cthulhu and his minions finally attack our reality.
Back in January, Intel set up a very cool nighttime drone program that had the flying machines festooned with colored lights and flying in unison. There were 100 drones in that show and they flew in tune with music played by an orchestra.
One look at the image below and you should know that when I say hoverboard distance world record, I don’t mean those dumb “hoverboards” with two wheels that will burn your house down. I am talking about a real flying hoverboard that will get you into the air.
Colin Furze has a long history of creating crazy contraptions and doing crazy stunts. He may have outdone himself this time with his homemade hoverbike. Yes, it looks fun as hell. It also looks dangerous as hell should something go wrong.
Is it a car? Is it a plane? It’s the RC Flying car! It’s 2016 and we should have flying cars all over the skies by now. Since we don’t we will have to settle for this weird remote controlled flying car, called the Protocol Terracopter.
If you thought it was cool that the Japanese police were using a drone with a net to capture rogue drones, check out what the police are doing in the Netherlands. Dutch cops are working with a company called Guard from Above to see if trained eagles can be used to snatch nefarious drones out of the sky.
While Amazon is figuring out how to airdrop Three Wolf Moon t-shirts, Chinese drone maker Ehang has its sights on a much bigger goal: delivering people. Behold: the Ehang 184, a “low-altitude aerial autonomous vehicle.”
Ehang’s CEO Huazhi Hu was motivated to develop a passenger drone after two of his friends passed away in separate aircraft crashes.
Back in the summer, we saw this awesome R2-D2 drone that flew around using some sort of ducted propulsion with no propellers sticking out anywhere. This time out we have a DIY R2-D2 drone that isn’t quite as self-contained, but might actually be something you can build yourself.
We’ve seen quadcopters and robots that can fly and walk (or roll), and one that can swim and walk. The Naviator drone on the other hand is equally adept at flying and swimming underwater.
Prof. Javier Diez and several of his students at Rutgers University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have been working on the Naviator for years, but it took off earlier this year when they received $618,000 (USD) from the United States’ Office of Naval Research (ONR), who were apparently extremely impressed by the prototype.