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Africa on Tesla Coils

Africa on Tesla Coils

Toto’s 1982 hit Africa has seemingly been covered a million times. But we can say with certainty that this is the first time we’ve heard it played by a pair of high-voltage Tesla coils. We could almost feel the hairs on the back of our neck standing up from the electricity. Performance by Franzoli Electronics.

Human-powered Tesla

Human-powered Tesla

If you want to charge up the big battery packs in a Tesla in any reasonable amount of time, you need a special high-voltage charger. But is it possible to recharge one of Elon Musk’s electric cars with human power? Watch as nine cyclists in Finland attempt to do just that, with their bicycles wired up to a Tesla Model X.

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Origin Ludicrous PC

Origin Ludicrous PC

Marques Brownlee of MKBHD shows off Origin’s crazy high-end gaming PC. It’s built into the frunk of a kid-size Tesla Model S, and packs an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU with 12 cores, a Hydro X liquid cooling system, iCUE RGB lighting, 6TB of SSD storage, 32GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU. And yes, it still drives.

Megalovania on Tesla Coils

Megalovania on Tesla Coils

(Loud) The track Megalovania from Undertale is one of the most frantic and challenging to play pieces of music in the history of video games. It sounds especially great when performed on high voltage tesla coils, as demonstrated by Franzoli Electronics.

Tesla Ventilator

Tesla Ventilator

Automotive manufacturers have been called on to use their production expertise to help build ventilators to stem shortages and save lives. GM and Ford have already started to help, and now Tesla’s engineers are showing off their design for a custom respirator, made with car parts they already have on hand.

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Hot Wheels x Cybertruck

Mattel and Tesla have teamed up to create two remote-controlled toys based on Elon Musk’s crazy looking electric pickup. The 1/64-scale version will sell for 20 bucks, while the 1/10-scale version will go for $400, and even includes “cracked window” stickers. They’re only available in limited quantities, and will ship in December 2020.

Back to the Cybertruck

Back to the Cybertruck

Doc and Marty trade in their DeLorean for something a little more spacious and eco-friendly in this very well executed bit of fakery from the guys at Fort York VFX, who managed to seamlessly graft Tesla’s Cybertruck into a classic scene from Back to the Future.

Tiny Cybertruck

Tiny Cybertruck

It seems as if the primitive design of Tesla’s Cybertruck makes it fairly easy to replicate, so this one resourceful dad decided to build his kid a Cybertruck body for his electric go kart. Just for fun, he let the kid use it to tow his Mercedes-Benz R-Class MPV. It also does a mean J-turn.

Russian Cybertruck

Russian Cybertruck

Why wait until 2021 for Tesla to start shipping Cybertrucks, when you can just build your own? That’s what the guys from Russian car-hacking channel Garage 54 did. While their version of the primitive looking truck looks the part, we’re certain the formerly concrete-armored UAZ truck it’s built on isn’t very energy efficient.

The Tesla Triangulator

The Tesla Triangulator

The guys at Nukazooka poke fun at the low poly look of the Tesla Cybertruck with this hilarious clip that imagines a pocket-sized gadget that could turn anything into a primitive and clunky version of itself. We wonder what would happen if you pointed it at LEGO’s Cybertruck.

What’s Inside a Tesla Motor?

What’s Inside a Tesla Motor?

The What’s Inside? channel presents one of its more costly videos, as they rip apart open one of the powerful drive motors from a Tesla Model S to see all of the gears, goo, and other goodies inside. This particular rear motor dates back to 2012, and was purchased off of eBay.

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.”

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is the bigger brother of the Model 3. It seats up to seven people, has up to 66cuft of storage space and will have a range of up to 230mi on its entry level variant. Its performance model features all wheel drive and a 0 to 60mph time of 3.5s.

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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.

Tesla Coil Rhapsody

Tesla Coil Rhapsody

There’s quite literally something electric in the air with this high voltage performance of Queen’s rock opera. Electronics wiz Fabrício H. Franzoli programmed a duo of solid state Tesla coils to “sing” a portion of the track. His take on Daft Punk is pretty awesome too.

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

How a Tesla Model 3 Gets Made

Tesla recently shared this brief time-lapse video shot from the point-of-view of a Model 3 going through the company’s assembly line. The car’s thousands of parts are installed by a combination of human and machine workers. We’d love to see a longer, narrated version.

Epic Rap Battle: Musk vs. Zuckerberg

Epic Rap Battle: Musk vs. Zuckerberg

(PG-13: Language) “When I’m conquering MySpace… It’s actual SPACE, man. Two giants of technology face off in a battle for the modern age, as the innovative, yet controversial duo brag about their achievements, in this satirical rap about their two very different styles.

SpaceX Cat

SpaceX Cat

Other than the fact that the vehicle isn’t fully-autonomous, we’re guessing Elon Musk would approve of Kaipotainment’s goofy video clip about a cat that drives a Tesla into space and encounters a strange and mystical figure.

Modern Day Marvels

Modern Day Marvels

Mental Floss’ latest Scatterbrained dropped a ton of trivia about today’s technological and engineering marvels. Learn about the skyscraper with the biggest clocks in the world, a brief history of robots, Tesla and Panasonic’s massive battery factory and more.

How Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla

How Elon Musk Saved SpaceX & Tesla

Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and his companies Tesla and SpaceX are often looked upon favorably. But a decade ago, both companies were days away from going bankrupt, with no brilliant solution in sight. Of course, those wouldn’t be his only challenges.

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Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

Tesla Model X Tows a Plane

…and not just any plane. The Boeing 787-9 is a passenger airplane mostly made of carbon laminate, but it still weighs over 280,000 lb. The Tesla Model X P100D managed to tow the beast, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. Cue “yo mama” jokes.

Verne Troyer’s Tesla Model S

Verne Troyer’s Tesla Model S

Actor Verne Troyer bought himself a present from a charity auction this holiday season – a Tesla Model S. But rather than go for the 6-figure P100D with Ludicrous mode, he went for the right-sized Radio Flyer edition, which maxes out at 6 mph, but is still a proper EV.

New Tesla Roadster

New Tesla Roadster

Tesla is back with a new version of the car that put it on the map. The all-new 2+2 Tesla Roadster goes from 0-to-60 in a mindblowing 1.9s, 1/4 mile in 8.8s, has a top speed of 250 mpg, and will offer a driving range of up to 620 miles. It’s $200K to start, but still, holy crap.

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk’s Master Plan

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk’s Master Plan

In less than 15 years, a new player in the car industry managed to convince America that electric cars can be stylish and practical. With the coming of the Model 3, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk hopes to tack on the last crucial adjective: attainable.

Electrified Porsche 911S

Electrified Porsche 911S

Lift the engine cover of this 1973 Porsche 911S, and there it is, a Tesla Model S power system in this vintage sports car.  DriveWithDave met up with its builder Zelectric to scoot around town, the steep hills of San Diego flattened by the massive torque of the electric drivetrain.

Tesla Model S GT Race Car

Tesla Model S GT Race Car

From the factory, the Tesla Model S P100D can do 0-to-60 in 2.5s in Ludicrous mode. But this race-prepped version will do it in 2.0s flat, thanks to an 1100 lb. weight loss, a boost to 778hp, an aero body kit, and race suspension. The cars race in the new Electric GT series.

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