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Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement
Why hire expensive contractors to expand your basement, when you can use RC construction vehicles to do the job? I mean, that’s what I always say. YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo otherwise known as Joe is an RC hobbyist. He has spent years excavating his basement using nothing but RC construction toys. That’ll…

Plane with KFC Bucket Wings Actually Flies

Plane with KFC Bucket Wings Actually Flies
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. Surprisingly, it worked. This is not some late April Fool’s…
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LEGO RC Plane Actually Flies

LEGO RC Plane Actually Flies
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. Well,…

BMW Lets Drivers Control Real Cars Video Game Style

BMW Lets Drivers Control Real Cars Video Game Style
How’s this for a fun idea? BMW USA apparently outfitted a BMW M6 and M6 GTLM with live cameras and R/C technology so they could be driven by remote control in the style of a first-person racing game. It’s a cool idea, but there may be some trickery going on…

A Supercharged Roomba Speeds Around a Park

A Supercharged Roomba Speeds Around a Park
Roombas are pretty handy little robot vacuum cleaners. Even if they do do their job super slowly. But if you have ever wondered what a Roomba would look like on crack, check out this video. It is the fastest Roomba ever. This previously broken Roomba vacuum robot was modified by…

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99

Deal: Get the Chimera Drone and Spare Blades for Just $39.99
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.…

The RC Flying Car: It’s a Car, It’s a Plane!

The RC Flying Car: It’s a Car, It’s a Plane!
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. It both races over…

Flying Avengers Helicarrier Actually Handles Aircraft

Flying Avengers Helicarrier Actually Handles Aircraft
One of the coolest things about the Avengers movie was the massive flying helicarrier that had all the people and aircraft aboard. That was awesome and I would love to see that happen in the real world. As close as we are likely to get to have a real helicarrier…

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite

1:4 Scale Transforming Robot Car: Project J-deite
We’ve featured Kenji Ishida’s progress regarding his transforming robot over the years. The first three models we saw were already coveted toys, but Kenji made it clear early on that his ultimate goal was to create a life-sized car that transforms into a humanoid robot. Kenji, Wataru Yoshizaki and Takara…

Walking Robot Lamps are Light on Their Feet

Walking Robot Lamps are Light on Their Feet
Technology has changed not only how people do things, but how people perceive and create art as well. Take what researcher and artist Cassinelli Alvaro has done with his Toro-bots.…

Remote Control Mini Flying TARDIS: It’s Bigger on the Show

Remote Control Mini Flying TARDIS: It’s Bigger on the Show
We all wish that we could have our very own TARDIS to fly, but sadly, unless we build our own, it is just not happening. Here’s an alternative. Just buy this three inch-tall remote-controlled TARDIS.…

Pizza Box Airplane: Fly Pepperoni Airlines

Pizza Box Airplane: Fly Pepperoni Airlines
This airplane is guaranteed to crash within a half hour or less, or your money back. Here’s the story. Darren Lewis and Phil Reilly built this awesome and surprisingly functional remote-controlled airplane out of an old Dominos Pizza box.…

RoboTech SuperCar: Autonomous Cars Shrink Down to Size

RoboTech SuperCar: Autonomous Cars Shrink Down to Size
Have you ever wanted ride shotgun in a robotic car as it drives around your neighborhood? Sure, autonomous cars are still very expensive, but how about miniature version? I bet you hadn’t though of that, but a couple of engineers came up with this scaled-down version of Google’s driverless car.…

Takara Tomy Transforming Robot Car Prototype: Brave Robotics in Disguise

Takara Tomy Transforming Robot Car Prototype: Brave Robotics in Disguise
Last year Kenji Ishida and his company Brave Robotics released 10 units of his awesome remote controlled car that can transform into a mecha. Unsurprisingly, all 10 units were bought, and there’s no word on when the company will release more. But you might not have to wait for Brave…

Mini Brick R/C Cars: LEGO My Ride!

Mini Brick R/C Cars: LEGO My Ride!
Back in February, we mentioned some cool build-your-own iPhone remote control Brick Cars from Utico that had landed in Japan. These cars let you drive around using your iPhone or other Apple gadget as a controller and you get to build the car as well. When they first surfaced they…

PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Kit Flies into View

PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane Kit Flies into View
Growing up I built more than my fair share of paper airplanes. I’m sure a lot of you guys built plenty of them yourselves, and we still build quite a few paper flying machines around my house. I’ll let you in on a little secret – being able to fly…
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