Google engineer Adam Woodworth wanted a Star Wars Speeder Bike, but creating a full-sized version from scratch would've taken far too long, that's excluding the cost of building such a vehicle. So, he transformed a 1:6 scale Hasbro Power Of The Force series Speeder Bike into a working R/C quadcopter. He says: "The big challenge was to figure out how lift the whole thing, without making it look like just a big quad rotor tacked on. I did some layout in CAD, based off of an overhead picture of the model, and experimented with different rotor layouts that just barely cleared the rider and bike elements, kept the center of lift over the center of gravity, and was capable of lifting about 600grams. I ended up settling on a layout of four rotors, driven by 880kv 28mm motors." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos of today, including how kids react to old VHS / VCR technology.
UDI's U818A quadcopter with integrated camera is probably your best bet for a low-cost drone, as it's priced at $54.43 shipped, today only. It boasts a 6-axis stabilized quadcopter drone capable of performing tricks as well as high-speed flight. The two flight modes offer enhanced performance. To top things off, everything you need to get flying is included in the box. Just insert (4) AA batteries into the radio transmitter, and you're good to go Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.
UDI's U818A Quadcopter w/Camera may have plenty of features, but it's priced at just $60.57 shipped, today only. The UDI 818A offers new and experienced pilots a 6-axis stabilized quadcopter drone capable of performing tricks as well as high-speed flight. Two flight modes offer enhanced performance, and most importantly, everything you need for to get flying is included in the box. Simply insert (4) AA batteries into the radio transmitter, and you're good to go Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.
Syma's S107G R/C Helicopter is normally $130 in stores, but you can pick one up for $20.28 here, today only. Great for hobbyists of all skill levels, this helicopter features a coaxial rotor a single rear rotor for precise movement and a gyro for increased stability whether flying or hovering. Product page. Continue reading for a trick video and more information.
This isn't the first LEGO TIE Fighter, but it's certainly the coolest, with 1,685-pieces. This large-scale LEGO-brick rendition of the classic Imperial starfighter has intricate detailing, as well as an opening top hatch and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol. And when you want to keep it safe from Rebel attack, mount the model on the display stand and keep yourself updated with all the key facts and figures on the included fact plaque. Expect to shell out $199.99 for this set when it hits stores on May 4th. Continue reading for more pictures.
Anki DRIVE is a high-tech slot car game like you've never seen before, complete with a physical racetrack you can lay down on your living room floor and a complex AI which changes the game on the fly without changing the cars or track. You can either use an iPhone or Android phone to manually steer one of the Anki Drive cars and see where each car is in relation to the others and coordinating their actions over Bluetooth. Product page. Continue reading to watch a grand prix video, for more pictures and additional information.
Cheerson's CX-10 Nano Drone is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and it's priced at just $21.50 shipped. At 4.0 x 4.0 centimeters, it features a 6-axis flight control system with three modes perfect for users of all ages, so to execute simple maneuvers to complex ones, like figures 8s and 360-flips, as you get more comfortable with it. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.
LEGO and Halo fans rejoice! LEGO master Lee Jones has recreated the "UNSC Pillar of Autumn" from Halo with nothing but bricks. Unfortunately, it's not for sale as it took him approximately 3.5-years to complete at the cost of $7,000. Plus, it weighs a massive 220-pounds and measures 7-feet in length. In the games, it's a Halcyon-class light cruiser in the UNSC Navy. Prior to the Fall of Reach, the Pillar of Autumn was selected to support Operation: RED FLAG, a SPARTAN-II mission to capture Covenant leaders. Captain Jacob Keyes was placed in command. The operation was forestalled by the Covenant assault on Reach; the cruiser carried some of the few UNSC survivors and fled the system having lost most of its intended SPARTAN-II passenger. Continue reading for more pictures.
LEGO has just unveiled an epic 2,996-piece Avengers SHIELD Helicarrier, and it measures 31 inches in length. It comes complete with 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runaways, 4 road blocks, and 12 hero minifigs - including Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents. Expect to shell out $349 when it hits stores in March. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.
Kyosho's Blizzard SR Snowplow won't be able to clear your driveway after a blizzard, but it's definitely fun to drive around while paying someone else to do the work. It comes fully assembled, boasts a dust / snow proof chassis, and is powered by two 380 size high torque motors, giving it enough power to climb over just about any hill. Product page. Continue reading for another video of it in-action, more pictures and additional information.