THE BEST Peter Sripol

Making a Gas-powered NERF Blaster

Making a Gas-powered NERF Blaster

NERF guns often use electric motors to launch projectiles quickly. But an off-the-shelf NERF Elite 2.0 Turbine CS-18 wasn’t badass enough for builder Peter Sripol, so he replaced the stock drive mechanism with a Toyan 4-stroke gas engine, typically used to power high-end RC vehicles. It’s not dramatically more effective, but it is noisy.

Homemade Electric Plane MK4

Homemade Electric Plane MK4

Builder Peter Sripol revisits a project he’s been obsessed with for years. The latest version of his homebrew ultralight flyer incorporates wings made from custom-cut foam, vinyl, and aluminum pipe. We love the whirring sound its motor makes when it takes to the air. You can catch part one of the build here.

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Solar-powered eBike

Solar-powered eBike

Electric bicycles are a fast and fun way to get around. However, they have limited range due to their small battery packs. Peter Sripol wanted to see if he could build an eBike that never needs recharging as long as the sun is shining. The downside? The trailer of solar panels he has to drag along. Build starts at 2:20.

Making Giant Spinning Fireworks

Making Giant Spinning Fireworks

Independence Day is nearly upon us, so it’s time to amp up the fireworks beyond the nightly booms of cherry bombs and M80s to something a little more spectacular. Maker Peter Sripol decided to see if he and his pal Sam could build oversize versions of two kinds of spinning fireworks displays, each powered by model rocket motors.

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Making an R/C Ekranoplan

Back in the 1960s through the 1980s, the Soviet Union developed a low-flying aircraft that could skim like a hovercraft over the water. R/C flying enthusiast Peter Sripol decided to see if he could build a working miniature replica of the so-called “Caspian Sea Monster,” and attempted to keep it flying just inches off the ground and water.

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

Leaf Blower RC Airplane Mk2

After a earlier and not very successful attempt, maker Peter Sripol and his friends managed to build a lightweight, remote-controlled airplane that gets its propulsion entirely from an off-the-shelf leaf blower. By improving upon the materials and aerodynamics, this version fared better in the air… eventually.

World’s Largest Firework Tank

World’s Largest Firework Tank

You know those fireworks that look like a tiny tank? Well builder Peter Sripol decided to celebrate the 4th of July (and 1 million subscribers) by building himself a gigantic replica of the thing. Naturally, his version makes a lot more fire. Plus, it was reusable – at least for a while.

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Building a Drone-proof Drone

Maker Peter Sripol plans on participating in DroneClash – a sort of BattleBots for drones. In this clip, he shows off the design and work that went into his ultra-sturdy machine that looks more like flying pizza box than a drone, but should do a great job fending off enemies.

DIY Mini Tank with Fireworks

DIY Mini Tank with Fireworks

World of Tanks commissioned maker Peter Sripol to come up with a hell of a way to celebrate the fourth of July. Peter and his buddy made a rideable mini tank out of wood, steel and the electronics from a wheelchair. Then they armed it with fireworks.

DIY Propeller Sled

DIY Propeller Sled

After building himself an airplane, Peter Sripol decided to make himself something a little less ambitious, but just as fun – a tricked-out sled that can glide across the snow thanks to an airplane propeller on the back. It’s not exactly fast, but it lets him go sledding without a hill.

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