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Ken Block Hoonicorn Mustang vs NHRA Chevrolet Corvette
Ken Block’s daughter, 14-year-old Lia Block, might be following in her father’s footsteps, as she recently raced the Hoonicorn, a twin-turbocharged V8 1965 Ford Mustang, against a 4000hp NHRA 2012 Chevrolet Corvette V6. That’s right, this National Hot Rod Association dragster is powered by a 8.6L Hemi V8, paired with a 3-speed Lenco transmission that helps it run the 1/8 mile in a mere 3.5-seconds, while topping out at 212 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.

Fantasy Tavern Building Computer Nerd Forge
Photo credit: The Nerd Forge
At first glance, this looks like a medieval / fantasy tavern diorama, but at the push of a button, it becomes a fully-functional computer. This PC enclosure was entirely handmade, including the plywood walls, wooden beams, foam steps, a bag of gravel for the bricks, paint, and lots of glue. What they ended up with is something you’d expect to see at a theme park or in a toy store over the holidays. Read more to see the build from start to finish.

Classic Youngtimers Agency Mercedes-Benz X 350d 6-Wheeler Black Edition Truck
In case of zombie apocalypse or just to go off-road in pure luxury, Classic Youngtimers Agency’s Mercedes-Benz X 350d 6-Wheeler “Black Edition” pickup truck is the vehicle to choose. It was built atop a custom-made subframe that makes room for a third axle, resulting in a heavy duty commercial vehicle offering plenty of room for four passengers as well as the driver. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Chainless Bicycle Prototype The Q
The Q is known for his crazy inventions, like this hubless bicycle, and his latest project is definitely no slouch either. He decided to build a chainless bicycle that can still be ridden normally, without any extra accessories or parts. Typically, a bicycle chain transfers the driving power from the bike’s pedals to its rear wheel for propulsion. Read more to see how this chainless version works.

Custom Xbox One S Laptop
Sure, the Xbox One S may be a few years old, but what if there was a portable version in laptop form that can be taken anywhere? Jacob managed to find one on eBay and promptly purchased it to see how this was possible. In addition to supporting video output at 4K resolution, and high dynamic range (HDR) color using HDR10, the console can also play ultra high definition video from supported streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Read more for a hands-on look and additional information.

Sam Barker E-Bike Electric Monowheel
Technically speaking, a monowheel refers to a one-wheeled single-track vehicle that functions similar to a unicycle, but instead of sitting above the wheel, the rider sits either within the wheel or next to it. Most of the modern versions built in the 20th century are motorized, but inventor Sam Barker may have built one of the first electric models from scratch using a variety of parts, including some that can be picked up from a junkyard. Read more for a video and additional information.

GBA Game Boy Advance PlayStation Raspberry Pi
H/t: Engadget
Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance hardware technically can’t play SEGA Genesis or Sony PlayStation games, but with the help of Raspberry Pi, this has now become a reality. Simply put, the mini computer runs software that streams games directly to a Game Boy Advance via its Link Port. Video / audio are then compressed and transmitted in real time to the handheld, while the latter responds with its current input, allowing to play games of any platform supported by RetroPie. Read more for a video demonstration and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Console Mod Side Window
Sony hasn’t been too kind to companies making side plates for the PlayStation 5, but what about design studios with the skills to add a large side window? Studio FR falls under the latter and it definitely requires more skill than just simply unscrewing the plates. Put simply, the entire video game console was disassembled before the face plate sliced open with a dremel tool. Read more for a video and additional information.

Glass Transparent Sony PlayStation 4 Video Game Console
Always wanted a transparent PlayStation 4 console that allowed you to see how the internals worked? One modder was also curious and just so happened to have the skills to make it a reality. This console was first released back on November 15, 2013 in North America and has seen several iterations, like the Slim / Pro models, before being discontinued in January 2021. Read more to see what a special edition console could have looked like.

Apple TV Super Mario 64 Port tvOS
Officially called the “Super Mario 64 decomp project,” this port is exactly as it sounds, but for an unlikely device, the Apple TV. This isn’t a basic port either, as it’s designed to run at 60FPS on tVOS and was made possible due to the sm64 decompilation project, along with sm64ex. The original goal was to create a Super Mario 64 port for iOS, but eventually morphed into this project. Read more for a short video and how to download it.