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Impossible US-1 Drone Clear

Impossible Aerospace claims they have a drone hitting the market in Q4 of 2018 with a two hour flight time. The main structure of the US-1 is full of batteries which is why they have longer than average flight times.

The Impossible US-1 ($7,500 for basic and $9,500 for thermal) comes in a few flavors. Most of the differences are around the camera type (FLIR).

Flight details and telemetry are still unknown but we do have some specs. Details after the break.  (more…)

Posted on Sep 11 2018 - 10:14am by Steve M
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If you are serious about your whisky, or know someone who is, get out your credit card. Inspired by nature, digitally crafted, and meticulously refined with master distiller Jim McEwan, the Norlan Whisky Glass ($48 for two) has been designed to capture whisky’s complex flavors and aromatics and deliver them to the...

Giant Inflatable Fortnite Battle Bus 6If you are serious about your Halloween decorations, this monstrosity might have to make it to your house. It is a giant inflatable Fortnite Battle Bus. If you don’t know what Fortnite is, you clearly don’t have any contact with todays kids – it is a very popular game at the moment.

The inflatable Battle Bus is 17.5-feet tall by 18-feet long with 11 rows of windows. Pretty awesome, and yours for $399 here. More pictures after the break. (more…)

HP hasn’t been terribly relevant for a while but they haven’t thrown in the towel just yet. They are pushing the envelope in the 3D printer world. First they released the Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer, and now they have announced the Metal Jet 3D metal printer. According to HP, Metal Jet is a “voxel-level binder jetting technology” that’s up to 50 times more productive than existing 3D printing solutions. It also features four times the nozzle redundancy and double the printbars of the competition. Basically,...

A Florida-based company, Blu3, has launched a KickStarter for what they claim is the lightest and smallest (and cheapest) personal dive system.The Blu3 NEMO consists of a battery powered surface-supplied air (SSA) system with a 10-foot air hose. Dive time is 60 minutes and divers don’t need to...

Spry Waterproof Drone and Remote Control

As much as I love the DJI drones  , they still aren’t waterproof, they don’t float, and they certainly can’t submerge and survive. I have lost two DJI quads to the water and believe me, the feeling sucks.

Spry Submersible Drone

Well this KickStarter team hopes to solve a few of these problems with their orange drone, Spry. Spry flies, floats, and can even submerge. Everything on the drone is waterproof including the remote control. Water performance won’t be great (wireless signals don’t do well in water) but the drone is pretty quick in the air at 43 mph. The camera is 4k at 30 fps and stills are snapped at 12 megapixels.

Other Spry drone features include; Hold Position, Auto Follow, Object Orbit and Return to Pilot’s Position. Check it out at KickStarter. More pictures and video after the break. (more…)

 

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Thank goodness for these security cameras near the Little Avenue railway train tracks in Barrie, Ontario. These security cameras catch a few angles of this Tesla Model S getting some serious height and distance. The 46-year old driver and his passenger were treated for minor injuries, and the drier was charged with unsafe driving. The crash (off-camera) happened after landing and crashing into the Assikinack Public School parking lot. Full videos after the break. (more…)

Posted on Aug 30 2018 - 9:06am by gchoe
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Apparently there are cat tents available for sale on Amazon. Hmm. Ok. I guess humans like camping so why not let your cats enjoy some of this fun at home. What else can be said about this…    ...

DEFCO BA350 Super Giant Ford Raptor Front1

The Ford Raptor is a pretty great (and expensive) truck in its own right. But bigger is always usually better. This beautiful beast is the DEFCO BA350. It is a one-ton diesel truck with Raptor looks and DNA, and yes “BA” does stand for bad ass.

The truck manages to look like a Ford Raptor at the one-ton size with proper scale. They achieved this with massive raptor styled fenders, 43- inch military-grade tires, and beefy King suspension. There are a few options available for the BA350; Stage 1, 1.5, 2, and 3. Check out videos and more details after the break (and a link for a chance to win your own BA350 truck). (more…)

This good looking mouse and rat trap is from New Zealand. It is called the Goodnature A24 and it kills mice and rats without poisons or traps that you have to touch to reset. The video below does a great job showing how it works. The Goodnature A24 has some irresistible bait that draws the mouse/rat in and then a CO2 cartridge powers a neck snapping blow when they insert their...