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Hummer Tank will crush you

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2008

Hummer Tank will crush youIf you thought your Hummer was tough, think again. I bet you never considered outfitting it with tank treads. Engineers have added aftermarket track belts in place of the standard wheels. You can do this yourself. You might lose some speed and your MPG will go down drastically, but you’ll be able to crush anything in your way. And I’m assuming these treads make it a giant snowmobile too.

Beware the pink tank: It shoots hot dogs

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 6th, 2008

pink tank: It shoots hot dogs30 year-old Philadelphia guy Vin Marshall and nine of his friends built this 2,000-pound replica tank from junkyard parts, complete with a functioning pneumatic cannon that fires hot dogs. Believe it or not it moves using pedal power. It has enough room to fit hardware for six peddlers and yield about 1.5 horsepower.

Problem is that’s not enough to move tank treads, so they decided to use wheels instead. Then they gave it bicycle-like gearing to get more power from less exertion. When parade day arrived it all worked out and they were able to move along at 15 mph with a full load. It cost about $3000 to build. Why pink? I have no idea. Maybe because it fits the whole hot dog theme. I didn’t see any specs on how many dogs per minute it fires, but just the fact that it does it is impressive. Check out a video below.

Steampunk mouse looks like a killer tank

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on July 16th, 2008

Steampunk mouse looks like a killer tank
This steampunk mouse definitely looks like a tank. It’s a Russian built tank/mouse and actually looks like the kind of steampunk tank that Russia might have constructed.

Having began life as a plain black mouse, it’s all brass and leather now. It even has little porthole type windows. The modder even went so far as to pimp the usb connection to match, which is a nice touch. I don’t think you could use it comfortably, but this thing is probably better turned into an RC steampunk tank anyhow.

Four-way USB Hub…with a fish

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2008

Four-way USB Hub…with a fish
Sometimes it’s like they just combine stuff together and hope the end result is great. I can’t decide if this combo of fish and USB hub is proof of designers on drugs or brilliance.

But, if you are lacking a little fish friend in your life, maybe this one’s for you, fake fish and all. It’s even got a few shells, some greenery and real water. If that’s not enough, it illuminates, cycling through four different colors. It will only cost you $12 and there’s no danger at all of you killing it from lack of attention.