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NERF Vulcan Gun

Photo credit: BrittLiv / Instructables

Take a Nerf N-Strike Vulcan Blaster, add an Arduino Uno controller, along with a few servos to help the unit move from side to side and you have yourself this awesome autonomous weapon. It was designed and built by Instructables user "BrittLiv," and as you can see in the video above, the gun automatically fires at targets, but can also be manually triggered using a controller. Its firing speed has been increased by 50% for maximum damage, and if you're wearing shirts with a special logo, the gun won't fire at you. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a record-setting flight on a hoverboard.

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Jeep Rat Rod

Jeep vehicles are great for off-roading, but when you fuse one with a Rat Rod - a custom car that exaggerates the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960 - you get the 1945 Willys Jeep Rat Rod. The jeep started its life as an authentic World War II Jeep from the 1940s before it was completely revamped by Randy Ellis and his team. This custom rat rod was outfitted with an air bag suspension that allows for 7-inches of travel, a full radio, vintage Stewart Warner gauges in the center dash and a fold out windshield. It's powered by a 1977 Chevy 350 V8 engine, mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Honda Mean Mower


We've featured the Honda Mean Mower before, but many haven't seen the Top Gear tests of this beast, and the clips above show just what this lawnmower can do around The Stig's track. It started out as a HF2620 Lawn Tractor, and was given a chromoly chassis, rugged ATV wheels, a custom suspension, and a 1000cc VTR Firestorm motorcycle engine rated at 109hp, paired with a 6-speed paddle-shifted transmission. It has a top speed of 130mph and can go from 0-60mph in less than 4-seconds. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing what a homeowner did when a drone flew over his property.

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Custom Nintendo Consoles

Forget limited edition models that cost a fortune and / or sell out immediately at launch, these custom Nintendo consoles take creativity to the next level. Not only are they one-of-a-kind, these modders show that a variety of random objects can be transformed into functional gaming machines, like TIE Fighter and Snowspeeder toys, as well as a toaster. The latter, officially dubbed "Nintoaster 2.0" is the work of Finnish industrial designer, Jarno Kotavuopio. Simply insert the cartridges into the toaster slots, plug in a controller and you'll be ready to game. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including 100-years of beauty in under 2-minutes.

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FB1 Race Taxi

On the outside, it looks like a normal Volkswagen Bus, but look under the hood, and you'll see an air-cooled 6-cylinder Porsche 993 Bi-Turbo engine that pumps out 523 horsepower and 558 lb-ft of torque, mated to 6-speed 996 GT3 gearbox. In addition to the engine, it also features original Porsche 993 Bi-Turbo brakes with ABS. Inside, there's 993 gauges and electronics as well as a Porsche 917-style wooden gear knob. Where the rear side windows used to be are now twin air intakes, and a dry sump tank is mounted in between the seats.

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Jet Powered Kart

Master gadget tinkerer Colin Furze is back at it again, and this time, he's created a jet-powered go-kart called "JetCart", which is touted as the "most mental kart ever". It's diesel / gas powered and has a top speed of 60 miles per hour - possibly faster since he didn't have a long enough runway to test it on. Continue reading to see it in-action, along with two videos showing how he built the "JetCart".

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Kit Car

Another week, another Lamborghini replica. This one, modeled after the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, is based on a Volvo chassis with many parts sourced from scrap yard, like BMW X5 wheels. The auto enthusiasts from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan spent just 3-months building this vehicle from scratch, heavily modifying the Volvo's chassis to fit the smaller size of the Sesto Elemento. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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TM Concept30 E30

If you absolutely must modify a 1987 BMW E30, the TM concept30 kit might be the best way to go. You might have seen the renders, but now TMCars has released pictures of the actual vehicle. Featuring design cues from the E30, mixed with modern day technology, like LED daytime running lights. You'll have to shell out $4,000 for just the kit, without installation and paint. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Homemade Handheld N64

This may not be the first portable N64 system, but it's definitely no slouch. Created by "bungle" of Bacman forums, this game controller-shaped creation boasts an ample 3.5-inch display, Rumble Pak compatibility, 4-hours of battery life, and a GameCube analog stick to finish things off. Supposedly, these will be mass produced and sold, but there has been no official word yet. Continue reading for a video of it in-action.

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Zombie-Fighting Maybach Exelero

When normal weapons and vehicles just won't do during a zombie apocalypse, this weaponized Maybach Exelero may be just what you need. There was a real Maybach Exelero built in 2005, powered by a twin-turbocharged V12 engine that generates 700-horsepower. This custom model boasts tank-like tracks on the rear wheels, thick bullet proof armor plating covering the passenger compartment, a multipurpose bull-bar in front. That's not all, there's a hood-mounted gun, dual machine guns in the rear, and to top things off, a functional rocket launcher. Now you'll just have to find fuel for this gas guzzler. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an Apple Watch demonstration gone wrong.

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