The last video we posted from How Ridiculous featured a gigantic blender that made mincemeat of everything from watermelons to tennis balls. Now the Aussies are back to blend a bunch of bigger targets, including a mannequin, a kayak, lawn chairs, and a rowboat. Can anything survive its mighty blade?
How Ridiculous has chopped things with a giant axe and slapped them with a killer fly swatter. Now, they’ve assembled the world’s largest blender. The giant appliance has a terrifying set of serrated blades that spin and kick objects against its polycarbonate walls. Among its victims were a surfboard, 10,000 golf balls, and some normal-size blenders.
The whole point of a laptop computer is that it’s portable. That didn’t stop makers Evan and Katelyn from building a laptop that’s so ridiculously large that you need two people to carry it. It has a 43-inch display, an oversize keyboard and runs on batteries. They should try and borrow Glarses’ giant keyboard.
Kitchen knives are the right size for chopping veggies and butchering meats. But that didn’t stop Faraway Forge from making this impractical chef’s knife just to prove that it could be done. Its blade started as a rusty piece of scrap metal, and the finished piece looks more appropriate for combat than for cooking.
Think Flight wanted to see how much they could scale up the design of a standard rubber band airplane. Besting the record recently set by Project Air, this single-engine rubber band flyer has a 16-foot wingspan. It took him roughly seven months of experimentation and flight testing to achieve his final lightweight design.
Over the years, the guys from novelty shop Vat19 have made a bunch of giant-sized things inspired by stuff they sell. Among their ridiculously oversize creations are a room-size air hockey table, a 250 lb. gummy pizza, a beer pong catapult, and a pool-sized bath bomb. They also made a gigantic bouncy ball.
After laying his eyes on the giant mechanical keyboard that Razer brought to CES, keyboard enthusiast Glarses wanted one for himself. And after Razer wouldn’t sell him theirs, he got to work building his own from scratch. He was able to use some off-the-shelf giant switches, but everything else had to be custom fabricated.
How Ridiculous has been having all kinds of fun chopping things in half with their 2-ton axe. This time they turned their attention to see what the giant tool might do when dropped on stacks of the same item. Among this week’s victims are a tower of concrete blocks, a pallet full of fire extinguishers, and cans of spray paint
Woodworker Paul Jackman’s latest reclaimed pallet wood project is a biggie, literally. After facing off in a table tennis tourney with fellow maker Giaco Whatever, he decided the best way to make sure no balls got past him was to build an oversize ping pong paddle. Check out the full build log and gallery on Imgur.
The guys from FliteTest spend most of their time building and flying model aircraft. One of the materials they use to build flying machines is FT Maker Foam. Josh took some time out from flying to build a huge model of the Iron Giant out of the lightweight foam board. It ended up being much larger than he had initially planned.
After explaining how cheap laser pointers can be dangerous, mad scientist styropyro said to hell with safety and built himself a super-sized green laser pointer that emits a beam that’s so intense you need welder’s goggles to be in the same room with it. At the core of the instrument is an insanely bright and hard-to-acquire laser diode.
For this highly-destructive video, How Ridiculous busted out the big guns… er, axe. Watch as they use a 2-ton axe to chop everything from a big screen TV to bowling balls to a prototype “Tesla.” If it looks familiar, that’s because they removed the head from their big-ass hammer and swapped it with that killer axe.
Adafruit Industries shows off a fun DIY project using oversize Kailh key switches to build three ginormous macro keys. The keys work just like the keys on a regular keyboard, only 64 times larger in volume. We want to see someone build an entire QWERTY keyboard with these things.
Inspired by the shavings created by sharpening pencils, designer Nanako Kume created a series of hanging lampshades with gigantic versions of the curly wood scraps. She started out by making an oversized pencil sharpener, then massive pencils to stick into it. Her process is just as fascinating as the finished pieces.
A regular fidget spinner is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. BigWR made a super-size spinner that needs two hands to lift. He started by cutting a foam template which he used to make a sand cast, then filled it with molten brass. After removing the casting, he cut and finished it before adding those big ball bearings.
You know those pin art toys that take an impression of your hand or face? I Like to Make Stuff built a super-sized version of the plaything for their Maker Alliance pal Mark Rober to put in his new offices. He used large sheets of PVC, insulation foam, and 1000 PEX tubes to create the structure and its pins.
A while back, the guys from How Ridiculous built a stupidly large hammer for smashing stuff. To kick off their latest round of hammer-induced carnage, they used it to drive a giant nail into the ground. Then they used it to screenprint a bunch of t-shirts, launch some baseballs, play a piano, and crack open an ATM.
Recently, The Hacksmith and his team built what is likely the world’s largest Thor’s hammer. At the end of that video, he promised they would drop it from a crane to smash things, and now we can share that footage. Among 2-ton Mjolnir’s victims were watermelons, a washing machine, a piano, and a pickup truck.
We just checked out what is likely the smallest working PS5 console. We now have the opposite – a gargantuan Xbox Series X that’s nearly 7 feet tall. Michael Pick teamed up with ZHC to build and decorate this beast, and yes, it plays games. It’s since been donated to the YMCA Youth and Teen Development Center in Atlanta, GA.
Make Anything’s Tippi Tree is a party game that challenges players to stack and interlock blocks but in a more organic way than Jenga. Maker Devin Montes has now built a giant version of the game out of wood. If you want to play some Tippi Tree for yourself, you can purchase the design for 3D printing from MyMiniFactory.
For more than 20 years, theater company La Machine has been building massive mechanical puppets that they march through the streets. During an April 2022 performance in Toulouse, France, their fire-breathing dragon-horse Long Ma Jing Shen teamed up with Asterion the minotaur to stare down a giant spider.
If you’ve spent any time in Chicago, you might be familiar with the sculptures at the Merchandise Mart known as the PEZ Heads. Paul Jackman built a similarly gargantuan PEZ dispenser, but this one actually works. Though it spits out shoeboxes and has a giant boot on top instead of a character head.
The guys from RPG-themed tea company D&Tea turned up at Anime NYC and ECCC with what they say is the world’s largest dungeon map. Based on a design by RPG cartographer Dyson Logos, the enormous fabric map looks like it’s at least 30 feet long, assuming the person lying in the middle is roughly 6 feet tall.