Instructables user "BrittLiv" took a Nerf N-Strike Vulcan and transformed it into an autonomous sentry gun. This video game-like weapon is powered by an Arduino Uno controller with a few servos to help the unit move from side to side. It automatically locks and fires at targets, but can also be manually fired by using a controller. To help keep intruders out, the gun's firing speed has been increased by 50%, an programmed to not fire at users wearing the Instructables robot logo on their shirt. "My main aim was for it to look awesome; which was difficult to achieve without removing the front part of the gun. But, I managed to accomplish this without removing the barrel, and I'm really happy with how it turned out," said Britt. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of secret notes being left on plane windows.
You could either use a paintball gun normally, or use one to make an autonomous sentry gun, like this teen did. This system features a Spider Victor 09 paintball gun, two HS-805BB servos, Sentry Controller Version 8, webcam, and even a special electronics box out back with a reload switch. One other cool feature is "Safe Color", which means that if one were to hold up a special color, the sentry would automatically disable itself and not fire. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of
Randy Ellis Design based their latest project on a Willys Jeep from the early 1940s, commonly used in World War II, and created the awesome hot rod-like vehicle you see above. This fiberglass constructed replica boasts an air bag suspension with 7-inches of travel, functional radio, vintage Stewart Warner gauges, and even a fold out windshield. Under the hood, you'll find a 1977 Chevy 350 V8 engine, paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission, good for cruising speeds up to 70mph. Continue reading for more pictures.
What happens when you take a $25,000 Ductai 1199 Panigale S superbike and turn it into a knobby-tired off-roader? The Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa of course. Upgrades include: rugged knobby tires, modified disc brakes, increased ground clearance and a skid plate to protect the vital engine components from debris. The military-inspired paint job ensures that you blend right in with your surroundings on the trails. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
Looking to be something straight from Mad Max: Fury Road, or The Walking Dead, the Full Metal Jacket Jeep by Starwood Motors has been complete revamped, and it took over 100-hours to customize. It's equipped with a Pentastar 3.6L V6 motor that generates an ample 285-horsepower, good enough to help push it from 0-60 in 8.4-seconds. You'll also get a bulletproof suspension lift kit, LED light bar for increased visibility in the dark and Kevlar panels all throughout. One caveat: it'll set you back a hefty $109,888. Continue reading for a video of someone shooting a .50-caliber mounted on this beast, and more pictures.
The famous "styropyro" has unveiled his latest creation, and it's a 40W laser shotgun. "The output of this laser is complete insanity, and is made up of 8 parallel 5W laser beams totaling to 40W. The parallel beams are manipulated with lenses, sort of like how a choke modifies the spread of a shotgun blast. The massive diode array is powered by a huge lithium polymer battery pack (capable up dumping 250A) and the laser array is regulated by a whopping 24 LM317 drivers," said styro. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including what happens when a camera falls off a drone and into the Burning Man dance floor.
Huge MOTO's CBR Black is the ultimate bolt-on kit for Honda's CBR1000RR super-bike. No hacking, sawing, or welding required, just some basic tools, such as socket wrenches, wire cutters, screwdrivers, basic wiring skills, etc. The kit includes new levers with integrated LED turn signals, revamped subframe with a different tail section, and a dual-bulb vertically-stacked headlight - all mounting hardware and installation instructions are included. Continue reading for another vide oand more information.
Jason Camberis is a video game fanatic and engineer from Chicago who spent 2-years building Arcade Deluxe, which is officially the world's largest arcade machine. It stands 15-feet tall and measures 6-feet wide as well as 3.5-feet deep. Despite its size, the cabinet is fully-functional, and is loaded with over 200 classic games, including Pac-Man and Dragon Spirit. Players can use the giant joystick, push buttons and 16-inch glass track ball to recreate the excitement of old school arcades. One problem, the arcade machine is so large that players have to climb stairs that come out from the bottom to reach the controls. Continue reading to see this machine on Storage Wars and another picture.
Germany-based coachbuilder Limouzine took a standard Smart Fortwo, fitted it with six wheels, stretched the cabin, and named the limousine "Madeforsix". Its wheelbase has been stretched by nearly 110-inches, while gaining a second rear axle. You'll also find black multi-spoke alloy wheels, tinted windows, a roof-mounted spoiler, leather-upholstered bench seats, TVs, LED ambient lighting, a champagne bar, several cupholders and a high-end sound system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Master game system modder Eddie Zarick is back at it again, and this time, he has unveiled not one, but two, custom systems: a Captain America Xbook One and Iron Man Playbook 4. The former's shield was made with brushed metal vinyl work on top of acrylic to give it depth and the illusion of metal, while the star in the middle of the shield lights up when the system is turned on. Best of all, it has a built-in Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket capture card, which means you can simply plug in USB stick, mic (if you want to narrate) and begin recording your gaming session for Twitch, YouTube gaming, etc. Continue reading to see the Iron Man Playbook up-close.