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Combat Robot Kits Platform

Check these guys out if you are going to make a robot or some type of transporation device.

Even if you are not into robots, I think this platform could serve as a quick, already-made travel platform

for any type of machine you are trying to make.

They provide these robot platforms with wheels, motors, battery to get you started with different weight classes from 30 to even 220 lbs.

The platform can travel at maximum speed of 20mph with 24V DC power…

I am thinking of a Zedomax Battlebo

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Hoverboard using a vacuum

It looks like this hoverboard was made using a Black and Decker Dustbuster or something…

but looks really cool! 🙂

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Full Size Hoverboard Video

Here’s a full size hoverboard, kinda bulky but works.

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Venturi Astrolab: First Commercially-Available Solar Hybrid

Wow, check this car out, it can go 74mph! I like the solar panel designs…

From that forward-thinking French company Venturi, here’s Astrolab, the first commercially available solar electric hybrid car in the world. The company says it can go 74mph and has a range of 68 miles, probably long enough for most commutes. The entire top of the vehicle is equipped with photovoltaic cells�3.6 square meters of them�and they store tha

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Revisiting GM Highwire – car that runs on saltwater

As I played some golf today at Lincoln Park for the first time in like 5 months, I met this cool guy who tipped me about the GM Highwire that runs on saltwater. But that’s not all, you have no pedals. You tilt the handle to accelerate and squeeze to stop. The whole thing runs on hydrogen fuel and exhaust water instead of carbon monoxide.

This car is so advanced, you can drive it on the right passenger side or left passenger side simply moving the handle via its control buttons…

If you haven’t seen it see it here:

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Space Elevator Games – Elevator 2010 Competition

DC from SpaceElevator came by the other day at my work to pick up some XPORT and XPORT Dongles. Well, he told me about some cool sites that build space elevators! The competition will be held at the X-PRIZE Cup in Las Cruces, NM on October 20-21. Thanks DC for the info! 🙂

Elevator:2010 is designed to address the “social engineering” of the Space Elevator. Taking our cue from the X-prize, solar car rac

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DIY – Equibot – Mini segway robot

Here’s mini version of Segway robot…using 2 Hitec servo motors Atmega32 mcu… Yey, now I can make some cool robots that run on a segway structure! 🙂

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Micro Mosquito Helicopter

Here’s a cool mosquito helicopter that is better than the one from Radio Shack…

…using the ingenious BladeRunner double-propeller system which relies on a coaxial rotor to make piloting the chopper as easy as stroking a tame chipmunk. A three-channel digital remote controls up & down motion, forward & reverse, turning left & right and even allows the Mosquito to hover.

With two frequencies available, you could feasibly buy a pair of them and have Airwolf style sky battles, though youd have to rely on the glowing green eyes to scare your opp

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Radio Shack Rescue Helicopter

Here’s a review of Radio Shack Rescue Helicopter which can fly indoors pretty nicely.

The only thing is that it is very unstable and cannot land…also you cannot really go forward or backward…just hover and randomly it goes…

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DIY – $2500 100MPG homemade car

Kinda reminds me of a golf cart, neverthless, very cool.

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