Star Wars: Battlefront has been out just under a week, but there are already plenty of mods out for the game, including one that enhances the game's graphics beyond what many thought possible. One such example comes from Martin Bergman, who applied his Toddyhancer graphics mod that includes reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom and other visual effects. Players traverse planets from the Star Wars universe, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as speederbikes and AT-ATs. The one caveat is that this mod drops the game's framerate by 30-40 FPS, so it's purely aesthetic....for now. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video on how plastic injection molding actually works.
A gamer who goes by "Elmins" on social media wanted to make a real-life League of Legends Aether Wing Kayle costume, and hundreds of hours later, the result is what you see above. "You can see it's controlled via an Android app, but it can be controlled via a keypad (Connected via a repurposed ethernet socket/cable). The chest piece is loosely hung in front. The video doesn't show the small feathers rotating, the various lighting modes (Of course it has a sweet rave strobe mode), and the structured sequencing. It's programmed to do the entire opening/close sequences in 1 button press each (among other sequences), with varying lighting and coordinated servo motor moment," said Elmins. What's even more surprising is that this was his first attempt at making a cosplay outfit. Continue reading for a video of a real-life "Braver" pen gun. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real "Stinger" pen gun.
Larry Medwig from Painesville, Ohio had an old tractor collecting dust. So, he decided to combine his passionate of motorcycles with his DIY know how, and build the aptly named "Rat Bike". It's made from several individual repurposed parts from old vehicles, including an International Harvester LB engine from a cement mixer, while the transmission is Crosley automobile sourced, David Bradley wheels, along with a pipe fitting-based frame / forks. The main body, however, is actually the recycled front of a Farmall Cub tractor. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video of the tractor bike and more information.
Called UR2, this sleeper of a Lamborghini Huracan is actually the world's fastest. The 2,300-horsepower beast, powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V10 engine, set a new standing half-mile world record (for street-legal cars) by achieving 238.6 mph in the half-mile pass. One other notable modification was swapping out the dual-clutch transmission for a much quicker sequential shifter. Continue reading for an earlier video of this beast, when it was just pushing 2100+ horsepower.
Fans of the Apple IIe personal computer will appreciate the retro touches ColorWare applied on its limited edition, individually numbered iPhone 6S Retro handset. Unfortunately, style comes at a price, with the 16GB model priced at a whopping $1,599. "The glossy, rainbow Apple logo, the matte vanilla-colored exterior and faux vents harken back to the 1980s. The contrast of the sleek 21st century technology coupled with the old school look is a thrilling contradiction. Order one today," said ColorWare. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Snake" recreated in real-life.
For those who grew up playing with toy vehicles, the Tonka brand probably sounds familiar. Meet the Toyota Tonka 4Runner Concept, which features yellow 20" Ultra Motorsports wrapped in 38-inch off-road tires. What really sets it apart is the 10-inch Bulletproof Suspension lift kit, along with custom welded bumpers, ladders, side steps, roof rack, complete with a pop-up tent. No word yet on if this will actually hit dealerships. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
Taiwan-based Rough Crafts, headed by Winston Yeh, has unveiled their latest project, a revamped Harley-Davidson Softail called "Dark Cannon," and rightfully so. Appearing to be straight from The Dark Knight, this motorcycle features a girder front end, 23" Roland Sands Design Morris wheel, racing slick up front, Mikuni HSR 45 'smoothbore' carb, Performance Machine primary drive, exhaust system and Baker DD7 transmission. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It's not everyday that you see a Tundra 1794 Edition 4x4 CrewMax pickup, much less one that's been turned into a limousine. Introducing the Toyota Tundrasine, which is equipped with a 5.7LV8 engine, measures over 26 feet (7.9 meters) in length and has a wheelbase of 235.9 inches (six meters). No detail was spared inside and out, and it definitely shows with its luxurious leather accents. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
When you take a hot road, off-road vehicle, and combine them with the post-apocalyptic style of Mad Mxu, River Raider's Rock Rat is the result. It's based upon a 1947 Willys Jeep, and as you're about to see, everything else is custom-fabricated. While not much is known about the Rock Rat, it'll definitely keep you powered up and running. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Plumber Colin Furze has officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records, thanks to his 125cc motorcycle engine-powered baby stroller. He's even attached four gears to help the petrol-powered three-wheeler go up and down hills. Riders simply need to stand on a platform and press buttons located on each handle to start and stop the engine, complete with accelerator and brake levers to control the speed. Continue reading for the record-setting video run and more information.