61 years ago, the Frisbee was born. That was when Wham-O Inc. acquired the rights to the flying disc and officially named it. Now, the company says it’s reinvented the Frisbee. This new version looks wobbly and warped.
Is a game of frisbee not high-tech enough for you? Well, Brookstone, is selling this VFO (Video Flying Object) with a 720P video camera for you to destroy. Okay, they say it’s “super rugged” but clearly you haven’t seen me throw a frisbee.
The camera does not record audio, so you will be missing out on the sound of wind and nothing else.
Fans of TRON will immediately recognize this as the identity disc from the original 1982 sci-fi flick. Programs (also known as actors in goofy costumes) would use their identity discs (also known as striped frisbees) to not only store their program data, but are used as weapons.
Last year, we saw an angle-grinder chucking compact discs at high speed. La Fabrique DIY came up with a similar but less life-threatening contraption by repurposing a drill to launch frisbees.
The crude but effective launcher uses the drill to turn a bicycle wheel, which in turn flings the frisbees with the help of a wooden feeder.
Unfortunately, La Fabrique DIY didn’t provide a detailed guide for the launcher, so you might lose a frisbee or 10 while you’re perfecting your own build.
I’m sure that this is just a small taste of what we can expect from future robot competitions, just with less killing of humans. This competition is designed to attract more young students to the field of robotics and for today at least, it looks pretty fun.
This modern update to the classic flying disc adds colorful LED illumination to light its way through its flight path.
The Black Jax Odyssey Ultimate Flying Disc is loaded with four extra bright LEDs, powered by a rechargeable Lithium battery.
Amazingly, even with the circuitry, the disc weighs in at an impressively light 185 grams, ensuring a smooth flight through the air.