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Canon’s EOS R5 DSLR camera has no issues snapping photos, but when you want to record footage in 8K RAW for longer than 20-minutes, you’ll need to let it cool down for 2-hours before being able to capture footage again. Photographer and gadgets modder Matthew Perks might have the solution for anyone interested: watercooling. After tearing down the camera, he found that the R5’s main processor generates copious amounts of heat during recording and its thermal pads aren’t optimally located. Read more for a video and additional information.
Peter Sripol wanted to take Nerf blasters to the next level, and in an unconventional way. So, he acquired a Nerf Elite 2.0 Turbine CS-18 motorized blaster, removed its standard electric motors and then replaced them with a Toyan 4-stroke engine designed for remote-controlled toys. Aside from sourcing the precision metallic adapters, the entire process wasn’t too much trouble, but the result is definitely worth checking out, especially with its customized gearbox. Read more for a video and additional information.
Nintendo’s limited edition Game & Watch console sold out immediately on the first day, but this modder wasn’t satisfied playing just the three pre-loaded Super Mario Bros. games. So, he decided to hack the device to run DOOM, or at least a stripped down version of it. There were quite a few textures that had to be removed, along with sound effects, but in the end, it ran somewhat decently on the Game & Watch. Read more for a hands-on demo and additional information.
Photo credit: 1320 Video via Car Scoops
Auto enthusiasts probably already know that the Dodge Viper ACR-X was the most extreme edition straight from the factory, but unfortunately, not street-legal. It beat the standard record-holding ACR around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by about three seconds (1:33.9 to 1:31) and posted a lap time of 7:03.058 around the Nürburgring, which was more than 9 seconds faster than the regular model. However, the craziest looking model just might be this one from Japan. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Japanese auto enthusiasts modify their vehicles in extreme ways, or better known as Bōsōzoku or VIP style. Typically, VIP style refers to Japanese luxury automobiles that have been made lower and wider in stance, complete with over-the-top wheels, suspension, as well as body kits. Whether Bōsōzoku or VIP, rear-wheel drive sedans, minivans and kei cars, are typically used. This Porsche 911 GT3 RS owner decided to create a one off ceramic-coated Laguna pipe exhaust for his. Read more for a video and additional information.
South Africa-based SVI Engineering unveils a new version of their MAX 3 armored personnel carrier. Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser 79, customers can choose from several engines, including the V6 petrol, inline six diesel and V8 turbodiesel. Its armored cab comes equipped with B6 ballistic level standard protection (withstands 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm assault rifles), but if necessary, can be upgraded to B7 blast protection. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Cody Detwiler just so happened to be in town for an event at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida, and he brought along MonsterMmax, a heavily modified Ford pickup truck, in preparation to enter Sarasota Bay in hopes of driving into the Gulf of Mexico. Local authorities showed up on scene to inform the crew that they were not allowed to use the public boat ramp to assemble this monstrous truck, but little did they know MonsterMax was actually registered as an aquatic vessel. Read more for the video and additional information.
Photo credit: Brad Builds
Brad Builds is an automotive designer who specializes in creating unique concepts, and his latest project is this BMW M4 off-road camper. Despite its size, it still manages to fit a bed, kitchenette and even solar panels up top. To ensure that it can handle any terrain or obstacles, the suspension was lifted and chunky BFGoodrich tires were added. One thing that needed to be removed were the rear seats in the original vehicle, but most won’t mind the trade off. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Ali Baba Limousine
The third generation Maserati Ghibli (Tipo M157) is offered with three different 3.0-litre V6 engines: a twin-turbocharged 325 hp or 404 hp petrol and a 271 hp) turbodiesel, making it the company’s first production car to be powered by a diesel engine, mated to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. One New Jersey man decided to transform one of these into a stretch limousine, which is touted as the world’s first, complete with jet doors and under-glow lighting. Read more for a video and additional information.
Most already know that Nintendo’s Super Scope is a light gun peripheral for the SNES, successor to the NES Zapper, that was first released back in 1992. Most may not realize that it consisted of two parts: the wireless light gun itself, called the transmitter, and a receiver that connects to the second controller port of the Super NES console. The former has two action buttons, a pause button, power switch and is powered by six AA batteries. The one big problem is that the Super Scope never worked with modern television sets, until now. Read more to see what one gamer did to get it working on a flat screen display.