Reddit user IMOKRUOK took an old NES console, gutted it and then used the shell to make a functional Nintendo Switch dock. Aside from the original shell, all the other parts you see have been laser cut and finished with a router. This was accomplished by first making a vector file of the shapes required, before cutting them out in layers on a laser and then gluing them together. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Yes, there is more than one Bigfoot monster truck. The Ford-based Big Foot 5 was originally built in 1986 and sits on 10-foot tall Tundra tires. Unfortunately, due to its height, this truck has never qualified for actual monster truck competitions, but has crushed cars for show in exhibitions. It’s also currently the heaviest truck ever built, weighing in at a staggering 28,000-pounds with the standard tires. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Matteo Pisani was lucky enough to not experience the dreaded Joy-Con drift issue with his Nintendo Switch, but still wanted to figure out a clever fix. So, he removed the Joy-Con entirely and replaced it with a touchpad. That’s right, Matteo started with a transparent green Joy-Con housing and then upgraded the electronics with a digital potentiometer, a capacitive touchpad nestled in a custom 3D-printed enclosure, and an Arduino Pro Mini to translate the digital signals from the touchpad to analog joystick signals the Switch is expecting. Read more for a video and additional information.
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There’s no doubt that Tesla will be exploring various vehicle platforms over the next few years, and one intriguing design would be a Model XL minivan, or so Drivable Designs thinks. Compared with a full-sized van, modern minivans are based on a passenger car platform and have a lower body, which means that Elon Musk could possibly use the current Model S or Model X as the base platform. Read more for additional pictures.
If you just can’t wait for GTA VI to be released, there’s the NaturalVision Evolved (NVE) visual overhaul mod for GTA V. It’s still being developed as we speak, but is in the early access stage. The most recent version has improved environmental weather effects, the lighting system, ambient colors, tone mapping, world textures, building models and lots more. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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This may not be the first Honda Civic-based Bugatti Veyron knockoff, but it’s most certainly one of the standouts. This 1993 Honda Civic coupe not only features a custom Veyron body kit, but the stock 1.6L four-cyliner engine has been upgraded with a turbocharger, blow-off valve, intercooler, cold air intake, and a fuel management system. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
German tuner MANHART unveils “MH8 800” package for the BMW M8 Competition that boosts its twin-turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine to 823 horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.6-seconds and 124 mph in just 5.7-seconds. Other upgrades include a sleek body kit with gold accents, custom 21-inch alloy wheels at the front / rear, and a tuned suspension with adjustable springs that can be adjusted up to 1.18-inches. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The Lamborghini Countach became an iconic car of the 1980s for its swing-up scissor doors, and since then, many standard cars have gotten this same feature, especially Corvettes. Arizona-based Eikon Motorsports is working on a scissor door kit for the Corvette C8, and it’s currently available for pre-order. The hinges are manufactured by Vertical Doors, Inc., and it comes with all the custom mounting hardware required to get them working. Read more for a video and additional information.
An inventor who goes by the name of “The Q” on YouTube took a normal hoverboard and replaced its tiny plastic wheels with ones used on actual F1 race cars. To accomplish this, he needed to cut the hoverboard’s frame to ensure a perfect fit for the wheels, used lots of tape, and then carefully rewired everything so it actually can turn on. Read more for the video.
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First introduced back during September 1995 for the 1996 model year, the sixth-generation featured updated styling although less radical than previous redesigns. This 1996 Honda Civic owner wanted to make the design a lot more radical than its predecessors, complete with custom front / rear bumpers, flared wheel arches, extended side skirts, Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R headlights and BMW M3 kidney grilles. Read more for additional pictures.