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Tag: Remote Controlled

Plow or Snow Blow Your Driveway without Going Outside

Plow or Snow Blow Your Driveway without Going Outside
We have robots that can do annoying chores for us right now. You can buy robots that vacuum for you, gutter-cleaning robots, pool cleaning robots, mopping robots, lawn-mowing robots and I’m sure there are many more.

The PowerUp 3.0 Gives You Flight Control over a Paper Plane

The PowerUp 3.0 Gives You Flight Control over a Paper Plane
I love paper planes. If you’re half as geeky as me you probably have gone through a significant amount of paper making the best plane that you can at some point. The best I ever did was a four-winged monstrosity made from two pieces of paper that could usually fly about 80 yards in a dead straight line if wind didn’t interfere.
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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. 

Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress

Steam-powered Tank: Steam Fortress
A few years ago we featured I-Wei Huang aka Crab-Fu’s remote-controlled steam-powered tank. Instructables member Ian aka steamhobby is a big fan of Crab-Fu and also makes steam-powered toys in his spare time. His recent project is a nod to Crab-Fu, mixing a steampunk frame with the gritty look of tank treads.

Festo BionicKangaroo: Energizer Joey

Festo BionicKangaroo: Energizer Joey
After creating a robot bird and dragonfly, automation company Festo shows off with another impressive animal replica. Like real kangaroos, Festo’s BionicKangaroo is not only great at jumping and keeping its balance, it can also store the energy generated from landing and use it for the next jump.

World’s Fastest R/C Car Hits 188 Miles per Hour

World’s Fastest R/C Car Hits 188 Miles per Hour
Nic Case loves his R/C cars. In fact, he just broke a world record for the fastest R/C car, which is aptly called the R/C Bullet. This one-tenth scale car has hit a top speed of over 188 mph, breaking Case’s own record of 171.97 mph.

R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground

R/C Helicopters Lift a Woman off the Ground
Want to pick up your date? Forget your car. Don’t send a taxi. Send two R/C helicopters to pick her up and really impress her.

Remote-controlled Snow Plow Robot Will Also Plow Through Your Savings

Remote-controlled Snow Plow Robot Will Also Plow Through Your Savings
This robot fights the winter blues. A company called SuperDroid makes large remote-controlled snow plow robots. Use them to clear your front yard, push your cat back to your house, destroy your neighbor’s snowman and more from the warmth and safety of your home.

R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise

R/C Klingon Battlecruiser Ready to Take on the Enterprise
A while back, I came across a remote-controlled flying version of the Starship Enterprise. Now, the guy behind that build is showing off the next member of his flying fleet, a Klingon D7 Battlecruiser.

Look, up in the Sky!

Look, up in the Sky!
While flying drones are often associated with military missions or espionage, the ability to send small payloads through the air under remote control opens up possibilities for all kinds of other interesting applications. In fact, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could change everything from the way we provide emergency services in disasters to how your pizza is delivered. Here are just a few technologies in the works that could send tiny aircraft into our skies in the not-too-distant future.

Remote Control Crustaceans Give You a Bad Case of Crabs

Remote Control Crustaceans Give You a Bad Case of Crabs
If you’ve followed Technabob for any period of time, you know that we love our quirky Japanese gadgets around here. The latest weird and wacky gizmo to turn up from our friends to the East? Remote-controlled crabs.

Swann Quad Starship: AR.Drone Mini

Swann Quad Starship: AR.Drone Mini
Swann has been making some really cool flying RC toys that look like different sorts of helicopters. I have played with several of those helicopters over the years and they are a lot of fun, but inevitably, I end up crashing them into the wall and breaking the propeller or gears that move the propellers.

LED R/C Helicopter Writes Words on Its Blades

LED R/C Helicopter Writes Words on Its Blades
Remote-controlled helicopters can be fun to fly, but they’re not exactly easy to see in the dark. But these little R/C choppers not only light up when flying, their blades can display messages while airborne.

Swann Mosquito Mini RC Helicopter is Designed for Easy Indoor Flights

Swann Mosquito Mini RC Helicopter is Designed for Easy Indoor Flights
Want to fly an R/C helicopter but have trouble with the controls? Swann has announced a new miniature remote-controlled helicopter called the Mosquito. The little helicopter has a rotor diameter of only three-inches and weighs less than one ounce.

Griffin Moto TC Rally Proves Rubbin’ Is Racing

Griffin Moto TC Rally Proves Rubbin’ Is Racing
If you ever watched a professional automotive racing event, whether it was NASCAR or something else, you undoubtedly noticed that the cars tend to bump into each other a lot. The more the vehicles bump into each other, the more their performance is degraded.

Flying R/C Quadcopter Ghost Will Scare the Bejeezus out of Trick-or-Treaters

Flying R/C Quadcopter Ghost Will Scare the Bejeezus out of Trick-or-Treaters
The flying R/C quadcopter ghost made by Alton Porter is so awesome that it’s almost cruel to the people who might come across it this Halloween. It was built with the intention of freaking out trick-or-treaters, which I’m sure it will be able to do.
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