Category Archives: OTHERS

Other autos covers everything that doesn’t fall into the mainstream categories and may include rides such as powered skateboards.

Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping [video]

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(credit: via Make)

what’s two wheels and you sit inside (and between the two wheels) as a rider? it’s called the Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (EDWARD). Diwheels aren’t new but this is the first purely electric version which includes a host of electronics and controls to keep it drivable up to 40 km/h. check out a 5 minute plus video after the break but some words of warning before you proceed with the video: some part of the video can be rather nausea-inducing, so watch with caution. don’t laugh, it’s true. Continue reading Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping

Smart Fortwo converted into a tank complete with camouflage

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(credit: via LOL SNAPS)

what you see here is a Smart Fortwo converted into a tank complete with almost everything you can find on tank and finally finished with a cool camouflage paint job. i stumbled upon this while surfing the net and Google it for further information but as it turns out, this was blogged a few times over sometime third quarter of last year. nevertheless, i am sure there are those like me who missed it, so here it is: the Smart Fortwo tank, again. Continue reading Smart Fortwo converted into a tank complete with camouflage

concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile

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(credit: Alexei Mikhailov)

Alexei Mikhailov‘s concept All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dubbed the TrakRok is everything but conventional. its lean, muscular design looks like a creature that is ready to tear the mud or snow terrain at a moment’s notice. i can’t decide if its a quad bike or is it a snowmobile which makes it a perfect machine by concept cos’ it probably has the best of both worlds. instead of a pair of rear wheels, it has an independent track, much like a snowmobile. Continue reading concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile

Sbyke is a mash-up of a bike, a scooter and a skateboard

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(credit: Sbyke via Gizmag) Sbyke Scooter | US$249.00 | sbyke.com

what do you get when you mash up a bicycle, a skatescooter and a skateboard? the answer is Sbyke (pronounced as ‘spike’ and not be confused with ‘Skype’), a bicycle, skateboard and skatescooter hybrid. at the first glance, it looks like a skatescooter but with an oversized deck and a huge front wheel. the Sbyke bears the mark of a bicycle front end complete with handle bar and caliper hand brake, while sporting a wide skateboard-like deck with fiction grip surface but the overall look is unmistakably of a skatescooter. Continue reading Sbyke is a mash-up of a bike, a scooter and a skateboard

Scarpar off-road skateboard is now open for reservation

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(credit: Scarpar) Scarpar Off-Road Skateboard | From US$2,800.00 | scarpar.com

Love powered skateboarding but do not what a gas guzzler? Well, why not give the Scarpar All-terrain Powerboard a go? Created by Australia-based startup, the Scarpar comes in two versions: the Model S and Model X. the Model S comes equipped with two 750 W motors that’s capable of a top speed of 18 mph while the Model X has a pair of 1.5 kW DC motors that propels it up to 28 mph. That sounds kind of a little too fast for something that we have nothing to hold on to. Continue reading Scarpar off-road skateboard is now open for reservation

recliner chair turned into a motorized chair that goes 40 mph

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(credit: Chris McIntosh via PopSci)

we have seen the fastest dinning table, now meet the 40 mph recliner chair. while it may not be a record holder, but according to its builder, at least it roars like a Harley. Chris McIntosh is the brain behind this sleek motorized chair that took him 18 months to complete. it all started when his 15 mph electric-powered recliner chair’s motor burned out and the wicked idea of turning it into a quicker chair struck him. Continue reading recliner chair turned into a motorized chair that goes 40 mph

QTvan: the world’s smallest caravan, fits the pavement

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(image credit: ETA) QTvan | £5,500.00 | www.eta.co.uk

if you love queuing for just about anything, loves tea and owns a mobility scooter, here’s a caravan that will let you satisfy your ‘loves’ in style. designed to be towed by a mobility scooter, this world’s smallest caravan is no lacking of amenities. despite its diminutive size (it measures just 2m long by 75 cm wide), it comes equipped with a full-sized single bed, a 19-inch LCD TV, radio, alarm clock, book shelves and a downsize cooking facilities that include kettle, drinks cabinet and tea-making facilities. Continue reading QTvan: the world’s smallest caravan, fits the pavement

Downhill Machine is how future skateboards should look like

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how much further can you improve on a downhill skateboard? the answer is: “a whole lot.” don’t believe? just look at what designer Nuno Pereira has designed for Powa. dubbed the Downhill Machine it is not just any other longboard downhill goer, it has the flexibility for adjustment that befits a race car. i know the gorgeous looking carbon fiber deck is caressing your eyes but the sophisticated top-mounted aerospace-grade aluminum trucks deserved to share some limelight with the deck. Continue reading Downhill Machine is how future skateboards should look like

Yamaha powered golf cart for speed demon golfers

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Insane EZ-GO Golf Cart | US$auction | www.ebay.com

speed demon golfers rejoice, now you carry on your life on the fast lane on to the golfing turfs with the Insane EZ-GO Golf Cart. the builder has put in no less than $25,000 into building this monster golf cart and is now going under hammer on eBay (with a reserved price, of course). powered by a Yamaha R1 sportsbike motor that puts out a healthy 150 hp, mated to a factory Yamaha 6-speed transmission that enables this custom golf cart to hit 100 mph. Continue reading Yamaha powered golf cart for speed demon golfers

must watch: homemade Jetpack with skis [video]

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(credit: screenshot from Troy Hartman’s video)

what happens when you put a homemade jetpack on your back and slipped on a pair of skis? an exhilarating 47 mph ski down the snowmobile trail! at least that’s what Troy Hartman did. in fact, Hartman’s jetpack was originally meant to be used to fly out of an airplane at 8,000 feet. something which i would never imagine doing. however, before becoming a rocketeer, Hartman decided to use the jetpack on skis first and the result was what you see in the video after the break. still, Hartman’s ultimate goal is making the jump with his jetpack and we wish him all the best. Continue reading must watch: homemade Jetpack with skis