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Triple NERF Rival Nemesis

Triple NERF Rival Nemesis

NERF modder Coop772 combined three Rival Nemesis blasters into a tripod-mountable turret that’s perfect for the old spray-and-pray tactic. Thanks to a custom hopper on top, the triple gun can rapidly load up to 1200 rounds with minimal user intervention.

DIY Dual Screen Laptop

DIY Dual Screen Laptop

Most of the time you see a laptop being used with a second screen, it’s placed off to the side. But DIY Perks decided to build himself a computer that has a pair of stacked screens instead. The folding top screen is also at a better working height for your neck and shoulders, so it has ergonomic benefits too.

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Carrier37 Synthesizer

Carrier37 Synthesizer

Artist and designer Love Hultén shows off another one of his amazing custom builds. This time, he took a modern Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer, and built a Commodore SX-64-inspired portable wooden enclosure to house its electronics, then outfitted with cool orange knobs, and a matching keyboard in retro shades of tan and brown.

Hennessey Maximus 1000 Gladiator

Hennessey Maximus 1000 Gladiator

Tuning experts Hennessey Performance took the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck, gave it a 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine and an amped up supercharger, making 1000 hp and 933 lb-ft. of torque. It has custom bumpers, 20″ wheels, an upgraded suspension with a 6″ lift, and much more. See it in person at the 2019 SEMA Show.

Minecraft Beat Saber

Minecraft Beat Saber

Beat Saber is one of the most fun and addictive VR games we’ve played, but it requires a head-mounted display and VR controllers to play. DoodleChaos decided to see if he could make a rudimentary version of the game in Minecraft, by dual wielding swords and whacking flower pots while rolling down a track in a mine cart.

World’s Fastest Shed

World’s Fastest Shed

A 1/4-mile time of 15.495 seconds isn’t exactly earth-shaking. But this is no ordinary car – it’s a small building. Watch as Kevin Nicks‘ converted 1999 VW Passat with an Audi RS4 drivetrain manages to beat a Vauxhall Astra H in a drag race. Apparently the shed has done the same in as little as 14.6 seconds, and tops out at 112.68 mph.

The Hellcat Miata

The Hellcat Miata

KarrMedia and VMP Performance worked to create and tune this tiny monster – an older model Mazda MX-5 Miata with a 707hp supercharged V8 Hellcat engine up front. They had to cut holes in the hood and firewall to make it fit, but connected to a 6-speed Tremec manual and a Ford 8.8 rear axle, it’s a bonkers little burnout machine.

Hennessey Goliath 6×6

Hennessey Goliath 6×6

This monster of a Chevy Silverado truck was blessed with a 6-wheel drivetrain, an 8-inch lift kit, a 450 bhp engine upgrade, massive 37-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, LED lighting and more by the mad minds of Hennessey Performance. It also required a custom-built bed to fit that third axle.

World’s Fastest Tractor

World’s Fastest Tractor

Tractors are typically slow-moving behemoths. Williams Formula 1 teamed up with heavy equipment maker JCB to prove that isn’t always the case. This Fastrac tractor packs a 7.2L diesel engine, making 1000hp and 1843 lb-ft. of torque, upgraded with a ZF 6-speed manual, and other racing enhancements. Its top speed: 103.6 mph.

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.

Tesla Model 3 Pickup Truck

Tesla Model 3 Pickup Truck

(PG-13: Language) EV maker Tesla is working on a pickup truck, but Simone Giertz doesn’t have the patience to wait for its release. Instead, she did what any enterprising maker with a massive YouTube following would do – she called in her friends to help carve up a Tesla Model 3 and make it into a ute, dubbed the “Truckla.”

The Bentley Ultratank

The Bentley Ultratank

A Bentley Continental GT is already quite the impressive vehicle, but it wasn’t enough for Kosik of AcademeG to leave well enough alone, and decided to upgrade his with tank treads. You can check out the full build log for this beast on their YouTube channel. Turn captions on.

Photoreal Minecraft

Photoreal Minecraft

The block-building game Minecraft is known for its incredibly rudimentary object textures. But game modder hodiltoN decided the game was due for an upgrade, and created a series of realistic textures for the game, which look especially nice when lit with using the SEUS PTGI shaders.

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Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

All that remains from the Disney Princess Power Wheels Jeep is its pink plastic shell, but The Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s latest build is simply awesome. The tricked out one-seater now has a 50hp CRF 450 dirt bike engine, and an off-road suspension, making for tons of fun in the dirt.

Making a Mini Mutt Cutts Van

Making a Mini Mutt Cutts Van

One of the most iconic vehicles in the history of cinema has to be the hairy “Mutt Cutts” van from Dumb and Dumber. Hot Wheels enthusiast baremetalHW decided to replicate the hirsute Ford Econoline van in miniature by modding an off-the-shelf toy.

Electric Foam Dart Mod

Electric Foam Dart Mod

“I’m not gonna ship you guys something you can’t hurt yourself with.” Sufficiently Advanced made a modded NERF gun that shoots electrified darts. His latest version features contact points wide enough to momentarily shock people. Check out the build at 0:58, and the tests at 5:23.

Tesla + Honda = Teslonda

Tesla + Honda = Teslonda

Automotive madman Jimmy Built managed to cram the drive unit from a Tesla Model S and the battery pack from a Chevy Volt into an old Honda Accord. The result is a crazy lightweight car that can do 0-to-60 in about 2.7 sec, and sounds like a remote-controlled toy doing it.

NERF Rival Minigun Mod

NERF Rival Minigun Mod

Captain Xavier shows off one of the coolest NERF builds we’ve ever seen – a Rival minigun that can fire up to 20 rounds per sec, and up to 2000 rounds from a backpack ammo supply. Even if it didn’t work, we’d be intimidated by its looks. Firing demo starts at 18 minutes.

Apple Pencil Pencil Mod

Apple Pencil Pencil Mod

While there are skins out there that allow you to customize the look of the Apple Pencil, we really love what Cedric Chase did with his. With a little sandpaper, fabric dye, and paint, he was able to make his digital stylus look just like a real pencil.

Bicycle Circular Saw

Bicycle Circular Saw

For no other reason than to prove that it could be done, I Did a Thing ripped apart a perfectly good bicycle, and turned it into a pedal-powered circular saw. It seems to us more like some sort of torture device out of a horror movie than a useful power tool thogh.

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Fully-armed Vacuum Robot

Fully-armed Vacuum Robot

Weapon maker Joerg Sprave is always up for a challenge. When the makers of the game War Robots asked him if he’d build a robot, he obliged them with the world’s deadliest vacuum cleaner – which carries and fires a Glock. Never yell at this robot for missing a spot!

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Playing the Nintendo Guitar

Musician Rob Scallon shows off a sweet electric guitar that not only looks like a Nintendo console, it still plays games thanks to an NES Classic Mini embedded inside. Drop by Reverb.com by 12/19/18 for a chance to win this exact same guitar.

Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Car

Jaguar F-TYPE Rally Car

Jaguar’s sporty two-seater got a makeover as a proper rally car, complete with a 1.6-inch suspension lift, grooved disc brakes, a roll cage, racing seats, quad rally lights, a limited-slip diff, and a mechanical handbrake for sliding through corners.

Supersonic NERF Gun

Supersonic NERF Gun

I did a thing bought some tampons. But that’s not the only thing that the YouTuber shows off in his video, the highlight of which is a high-powered NERF weapon that he modded to fire the feminine hygiene products as its projectiles using compressed air. Don’t try this at home.

Grand Theft Auto V Magneto Mod

Grand Theft Auto V Magneto Mod

JulioNIB’s Grand Theft Auto V mod lets you play as the Master of Magnetism. As Magneto, you can manipulate vehicles, even airplanes and trains. You can also deflect bullets, grab weapons and fire them, and turn wind turbines into giant blades of destruction.

Fallout: Miami Mod (Trailer)

Fallout: Miami Mod (Trailer)

A group of Fallout fans are making a DLC-sized mod for Fallout 4. Fallout: Miami takes place in the titular city, which is ridden with sandstorms and three factions vying for control. It will have its own quests and story as well as new items, weapons and vehicles.

Rival Jupiter

Rival Jupiter

NERF mod fanatic Out of Darts shows off a totally awesome new custom dart gun – a full-auto pistol that fires NERF Rival foam balls at 100 feet-per-second. DIY kits should be available this Summer in his Etsy shop for $99.

Jet Powered Micro Scooter

Jet Powered Micro Scooter

Colin Furze made his son the coolest kid on the block by modifying the kid’s scooter with an electric jet engine. But don’t worry, Furze restrained his inner madman this time. The scooter is just powerful enough to move the kid from a standstill.

Adam Savage’s Mega NERF Blaster

Adam Savage’s Mega NERF Blaster

We’ve seen some awfully impressive NERF weapons over the years, now Adam Savage throws his hat into the ring with an impressive one-day build of a NERF Rival Nemesis that has a removable see-through magazine to expand its capacity to 1,000 rounds per load.

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

After wowing us with an organ made from Furbys, Look Mum No Computer is back with a slightly less ambitious, yet still cool project – a pair of lightsabers modded with an accelerometer so it can be used as an analog input controller for a synthesizer.

Nintendo Switch LEGO Upgrades

Nintendo Switch LEGO Upgrades

The Nintendo Switch is a pretty nifty gaming system all on its own, but there are a couple of ways in which it could be improved. LEGO builder vmln8r shows off a few accessories they built to enhance the system. The controller rail is a 3D printed part you can download here.

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