After seeing those egg drop challenge videos, engineer James Bruton was inspired to try the same idea, but with a human instead of an egg. He teamed up with the folks from Kids Invent Stuff to build competing structures that can protect their precious cargo when dropped from a crane. Fortunately, James already built a crash test dummy.
Awesome Colin Furze
Pizza restaurants strive to deliver your pizza while it’s hot, but that’s not always possible. Colin Furze came up with an overengineered solution to the problem. Rather than insulating already-cooked pizzas, his Suzuki pizza delivery motorcycle has a built-in oven to cook pizzas while in transit. He built the oven from scratch using sheet metal and hydroforming.
Inventor Colin Furze has been building out a new workshop. After receiving an enormous haul of Milwaukee power tools from PowerToolMate, Jonathan from Shadow Foam dropped by to create a custom tool organizer to hold them all. After that, he made custom drawer liners to organize a bunch of Colin’s Knipex hand tools.
Colin Furze was asked by the makers of Warframe to build a machine that could let him jump and fly like the characters in the game. So he got to work doing what any mad inventor would and built a massive gimbal that uses hydraulics and a counterweight to let him bounce around like he’s in a low-gravity environment.
Presumably, because his wife was sick of him tearing up their lawn, inventor Colin Furze set out to come up with a mod that lets him ride a drift trike without chewing up the grass. The trick was making lightweight, spherical “wheels” by welding together sheet metal and hydroforming them using a pressure washer.
Paddling a kayak can take a lot of strength and isn’t very fast. In the interest of decreasing effort and increasing speed, inventor Colin Furze made a custom kayak paddle with a powerful motor and propellers to give things an extra boost. But is Colin’s idea a breakthrough or a bust?
Inspired by the idea that Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down, mad inventor Colin Furze decided he wanted to become a Weeble himself. So he got to work on a semi-circular concrete base and a mounting plate that allows him to roll around his workshop without faceplanting.
Shadow Foam previously showed us how their thick foam could be used to make a tool organizer wall. Now they’ve teamed up with inventor Colin Furze to help outfit his awesome new workshop with an foam wall for storing his massive haul of Milwaukee power tools. We love this idea for getting big tools like saws up off the shelf.
Inventor and maker Colin Furze has been making weapons and vehicles inspired by Far Cry 6. We’ve seen his fireworks backpack, now check out a backpack that belches huge plumes of fire to its sides. In the game, the so-called “Furiosa” backpack can also fly like a jet pack, though.
Inspired by one of the possible scrapyard weapons you can build in Far Cry 6, Colin Furze created a real-world version of a backpack called the “Exterminador.” Rather than firing deadly mortars like in the game, when Colin pushes the button, his pack shoots off a barrage of fireworks. Adding the metal hood was a very good idea.
Several years back, inventor Colin Furze built an awesome underground bunker. He’s always wanted a way to get from his workshop into the bunker, so he decided to build a steel-walled underground tunnel to connect the two spaces. He’s been working on the project for a long time, and it’s finally complete. Watch the full build here.
When you say the words “bicycle” and “shifter” together you’re probably talking about gearing. But Colin Furze’s latest whacked-out bicycle shifts in a whole different way. Its frame is made out of hydraulic rams, which can be adjusted in length so the bicycle can stretch, shrink, and grow while riding it.
Stuck at home under quarantine, builder Colin Furze was feeling restless, so he decided to piece something together from items he had around his shop. The monstrosity you see here is a plastic shark head that Colin retrofitted with a 10-ton hydraulic jack and pointy metal teeth. Let the crushing begin!
The last time we checked in with Colin Furze, he was performing initial tests on his giant steel trebuchet. There were still a few kinks to be worked out, but now that those issues are sorted, it’s ready to start dishing out some destruction. Among the victims are an old mobile home, a couple of cars, and the trebuchet itself.
After showing what it took to build his massive trebuchet, maker Colin Furze finally got to take it outside and put it to the test. Enjoy as the house-sized contraption flings its payloads hundreds of feet, including washing machines, a bicycle, and a patio heater. We’re hoping to see a car go flying next time.
If there’s one thing that we can say about maker Colin Furze is that he’s ambitious. For his latest build, he and his friends made an enormous trebuchet that can barely fit inside the workshop where they assembled it. Fortunately, it has wheels so they can tow it out of there. We’ll have to wait to see it in action though.
Inventor Colin Furze has been working on his homebrew screwtank for a while now. He already proved how agile it is on various terrain and in the water. Now he’s completed the build, adding an armored cage, along with a fruit-firing canon and a flamethrower at the pilot’s sides.
The Slow Mo Guys are currently separated by an ocean, but they managed to collaborate on their latest clip, and teamed up with maker Colin Furze to go up close and personal with one of his brilliant pulse jet engines. Though they had to travel back in time to create it.
Now that Colin Furze built himself a new lawnmower, he wanted a swing set he didn’t have to move every time he cut the grass. So he set about building a highly over-engineered, modular swing that’s held in place with steel beams set under the top soil. It’s a versatile structure, but not as imprssive as his 360º mega swing.
Colin Furze has made so much insane stuff over the years, we’ve lost count. His latest build is a lawnmower that’s powered by wood. It converts the vapors produced by burning timber into fuel for a regular engine through a process called gasification. It’s impractical and over-engineered, but that’s why we love Colin.
Not too long ago, Colin Furze built himself an incredibly rad, incredibly capable homebrew screw tank. But one thing that it couldn’t do that some military-grade screw tanks can do is float on water. So he’s back to make some mods to improve the balance and buoyancy of his ride, in an attempt to make it seaworthy.