VW turned up to Pike’s Peak this year and broke the course record with their I.D. R EV. Prior to the race, the automaker challenged Mark Rober and William Osman to collect a little extra energy for their their supercar. We like to think the citrus power made the difference.
Engineer and inventor Mark Rober recently lost his wallet, and he never got it back. But was that an isolated incident, or are there still honest people in America’s cities? Mark decided to find out by dropping 200 wallets in 20 cities to see to gather some data on human behavior.
A fluidized bed is a mixture of a solid and a fluid that behaves like a fluid. To show us how it works, Mark Rober mixed sand with bursts of air – when the air is piped in, the sand behaves like it’s a fluid. Just for kicks, he also made a larger bed using a discarded hot tub.
Mark Rober teamed up with Eclectical Engineering to create this awesomely unwieldy weapon which fires huge foam darts, made from pool noodles and toilet plungers. Thanks to compressed air, it can fire darts at speeds up to 40 mph. Check out the gunpowder upgrade.