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.
Nerf's N-Strike Modulus ECS-10 Blaster has a targeting scope, drop grip and dual-rail barrel, and its many removable parts let you customize your blaster in more than 30 combinations. Load up the blaster's 10-dart banana clip with the included darts and hit the battlefield in whatever configuration will make you the victor. Get one here now. Continue reading for two videos showing just how you can customize it.
The LEGO Star Wars First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 mini-figures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool 'hover' look. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review, time-lapse build and more pictures.
The LEGO Star Wars Poe's X-Wing Fighter comes with 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. It measures over 4" high, 14" long and 12" wide with wings open and over 3" high with wings closed. Get it here now. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.
The LEGO Star Wars: Force Awakens Millennium Falcon has just been unveiled, and it features an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded shooter ammo. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.
Barry Craig taped a Superman action figure to a DJI Phantom 3 drone - lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video - and decided to fly it over Victoria Park in London. This is probably as close as you'll get to a bird's eye view of what the superhero sees during actual flights, complete with music from the official Superman soundtrack. "Londoners spending their days in Victoria Park should rest a little easier knowing that Superman is looking out for them, anyway," says Fast Company. In related news, continue reading for a video of Boeing's new drone-destroying laser.
Joseph Zawada knew it was dangerous to go alone, so he brought thousands of LEGO bricks along for his latest project. This amazing Hyrule Castle recreation was unveiled at the Brickfair conference in Virginia earlier this month, and it took him approximately 2.5-years to build. The diorama is so large that it required separating the castle into 40 sections for transportation in 2 cars. Continue reading for detailed pictures of the interior and towers.
Imgur user "RedTec" spent approximately 3.5-years building a fully-functional, bolt-action sniper rifle entirely from LEGO, and it even has a removable 9-round magazine. "Internal mech, note the bolt locked behind that light grey piece. I've developed the mech to the point where you can charge the gun with one finger, it's ridiculously smooth (not to mention sounds clean as hell). In the beginning it was terrible and took like 5 minutes to cock, it has come a long way," said RedTec. Continue reading for more fascinating photos.
Nerf's Rival tactical gun lineup includes the MXV-1200 and the Apollo, the former of which can fire foam projectiles at up to 70mph. The latter lets you experience intense head-to-head competition with the ultimate precision and power, unleashing high-impact rounds at a velocity of up to 100 fps (30 mps). Get one here now. Continue reading for an in-depth review and more information.
Why bother with toys, when you could have a mini monster truck? If you've got $125,000 to spare, and really want to spoil your child, this is the gadget to get them. It's custom-built to half the size of a real monster truck, and powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine with a top speed of 25 MPH, mated to a two-speed transmission. Its steel chassis is just as protective as the full-sized counterpart, protecting young auto enthusiasts with a seamless, 2-inch diameter DOM steel tube frame that withstands flips, bashes, and crashes. The four-wheel drive and hydraulic steering provide easy, responsive control when hurtling around a dirt track on its four 40" tires. Continue reading for another video and more information.