A couple of months ago, we checked out Sergey Grishchenko’s DIY scale model of the Curiosity rover. Michael Larkin’s Moon One is a very similar remote-controlled rover, but he optimized it for agility, maneuverability and mischief.
Haier’s Aqua brand recently unveiled the lazy person’s astromech. It’s a life-size and remote controlled R2-D2 that doubles as a refrigerator. In Soviet Star Wars, drinks come to you.
The toy’s head also swivels and it emits Artoo’s trademark bleeps and bloops.
Hardware and software developer Sergey Grishchenko made this small remote-controlled model of NASA’s Curiosity rover from scratch. Sergey designed and printed most of the toy’s non-electronic parts, including the wheels and the claw arm.
Sergey used a LinkIt One computer to power his mini Curiosity.
A few months ago, we checked out Redditor Olivier-FR’s Millenium Falcon and TIE Interceptor quadcopters. Since then’s he’s made a few more Star Wars-themed skins for his quadcopters, including an Imperial Star Destroyer, a Snowspeeder and now a bigger version of the Millenium Falcon.
A few years ago, we saw an electrocuting Parrot.AR Drone. Here’s something equally dangerous – a quadcopter with a remotely toggled laser. Yep, it was made by laser-loving prop maker Patrick Priebe.
Compared to his other laser–based weapons, Patrick’s Flying Laser is relatively simple.
LEGO Technic master Sariel built this 9″ tall and 5″ wide remote-controlled scale model of the World War II German tank Tiger II aka King Tiger. It’s propelled by two Power Functions motors, and its turret and cannon are moveable as well.
We’ve seen how you can make TIE Interceptor and Millenium Falcon remote-controlled multicopters. Adam Woodworth also made a Star Wars-themed quadcopter, but instead of building its body from scratch he modified a speeder bike action figure.
Last month Redditor Olivier-FR garnered tons of karma and Internet love when he shared his custom made Millenium Falcon quadcopter. Now he strikes back with a TIE Interceptor build.
Olivier used the same materials and quadcopter parts that he used on his Millenium Falcon.
If the proliferation of drones had you crafting tinfoil hats by the dozen, you’d better set up an aluminum mine. Drone and camera maker Aeryon recently revealed the HDZoom30, a drone-ready camera that lets operators effortlessly take clear pictures of unwitting criminals (and then some) even from 1000ft.
I want to fly this radio-controlled Millennium Falcon so bad. Look at that badass bright afterburner. The aircraft was made by redittor Olivier-FR and it may not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts.
2K Games is giving Xbox One and PS4 owners one heck of a deal with its Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. It consists of remastered versions of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel plus all of their currently released DLC, all for the price of one game.
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.
It looks like Otto Dieffenbach of Flyguy Promotions is at it again. This time he is flying a Remote Controlled TARDIS. Since he seems to know what he is doing and hasn’t crashed, he actually does a better job than the Doctor.
Back in 2011, we featured Michael Curry’s Mario Kart-inspired remote-controlled cars. He has since uploaded the improved 3D files along with the instructions and the parts list for the cars on Thingiverse. Maker Kart, here we come!
Wait. This is what trees do after Christmas? They fly away? I’d better anchor my tree down so I can enjoy it for a few more weeks. You better nail yours down too, because if Otto Dieffenbach’s tree can fly like this, they might all take off.