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Racing drones have been around for a few years now, but they normally aren’t allowed to be flown in theme parks for safety reasons, that is unless…you’ve been given permission like Viggo Koch. He brought his racing drone to the Liseberg Amusement Park in Gothenburg, Sweden and used it to film HELIX, the world’s first roller coaster that is a 1:1 replica of a virtual reality experience. Read more for the amazing POV video and additional information about the coaster.
Created by Israeli inventor Shai Goitein, PowerUp 4.0 builds upon its predecessors and adds a few new features. This high-tech system consists of a front module with the electronics and a battery linked by a carbon fiber shaft to a motor module in the back. You then clip this onto a paper airplane folded according to instructions included in the kit. Yes, this new version includes autopilot. Read more for a video and additional information as well as the Kickstarter page.
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Matt Benedetto specializes in creating unnecessary inventions, and while we’ve featured his work before, he’s back with another round of things you probably don’t need, but wouldn’t mind having. Starting off, we have the Infinity Saucelet, which is basically the Infinity Gauntlet power stones replaces with McDonalds (or any other fast food establishment) sauces. “In one snap of my fingers all your fast food dreams will come to life. This extremely powerful gauntlet can wield the power of all of your favorite fast food sauces all at once. Cover everything in sauce… whatever it takes,” said Matt. Read more to see his latest creations.
Yes, Microsoft the Musical exists and it’s not just some random parody video. It was dreamed up and led by real Microsoft Interns, and starts off with them introducing Bill Gates before coming up with the ‘Idea of Gates’ to motivate people to continue working on their ideas. Then it moves on to Windows and how it ended up funding all of their future projects. Read more to watch and for additional information.
At $699.99, the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) is more of a set you that you put on display once completed. Featuring all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, hengine exhausts, intricate surface detailing. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
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Sony’s PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling video game console of all time, having sold over 159 million units since its release in 2000. Over 3,800 games have been released for the console, with over 1.5 billion copies sold. There were several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as Slimline models in 2004, but one thing they didn’t make was a portable version, but Reddit user “darkwingmod” created the next best thing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Trace Wilson, a 25-year-old Star Wars fan from Richmond, Virginia, USA, was born without his right hand, but found a geeky solution by attaching a lightsaber in place of his missing limb. Simply put, the lightsaber parts are made by Saberforge and the adapter that enables him to connect it to his forearm was custom designed by Trace. He created the design, 3D printed a prototype and then Saberforge machined the final version out of metal. Read more for a video and additional information.
Twitter user “Tsukuru-San” might be an Amazon Prime member who has accumulated a large number of empty boxes, but instead of throwing them out, he transforms them into anime / video game weapons. These aren’t some miniature sculptures that you put on display, but rather functional creations that make for great social media posts. His latest creation is the centipede blade, which is able to retract / extend on command, from Tokyo Ghoul used by the character Kureo Mado. Read more for videos and additional information.
Jersey Devil, set to open at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2020, will become the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster when it debuts in 2020. It stands 13-stories, and will propel riders at speeds up to 58 mph single file through over 3,000 feet of track, complete with five intense elements including two dramatic inversions.
The AirPods charging case isn’t the most exciting or aesthetically pleasing, but this new Apple ad from Korea shows the possibilities of just what you can do with them. Whether it be a burger, salt & pepper shaker, fries, or just random small animals, your imagination is the only limit. None of these are available for purchase, but it could hint at a line that may be coming sooner than later, especially since there’s a big Apple press event scheduled for September 10th. Read more for the video and additional information.