While scientists dream of making the world less polluted with electric propulsion, one dude in the 1950s dreamed of using seawater to power boats. His bold dream was featured on Mechanix Illustrated Aug. 1954 issue. Using saltwater and different metals to generate electricity is a theory that has been thrown around for a while now. Over the years, someone from somewhere had mooted the idea (which wasn’t original in the 1950s, btw), but we have yet to see a real life example after Ralph E. McCabe bold experiment. But thanks to YouTuber/Tinkerer Peter Sripol, you can see it for yourself if the theory holds any (salt)water. Sorry for the lousy pun. Continue reading Today’s Science Lesson: Can Saltwater Really Drives A Boat?
Ever since The Boring Company’s Flamethrower went viral, many folks have gotten into creating their own. YouTuber/tinkerer Peter Sripol is no exception. However, after seeing so many people have done the same, it wouldn’t be fun, would it? So, Peter decided to do something a little different: he designed and made a miniature version that, despite being much smaller, it was more dangerous because, this “The Boring Company Mini Flamethrower” basically spews lit gasoline. Yikes. It was like WWII all over again (read: do not try this at home!). Continue reading Peter Sripol’s Mini The Boring Company Flamethrower Is NOT For Parties
Now, we all know TIE, which basically acronym for Twin Ion Engines, from everyone’s favorite sci-fi movie franchise won’t happen any time in our lifetime, but with a little help from some real-world hobby-grade electric motors and props, YouTuber Peter Sripol, has gotten a replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer to fly, beautifully, right here on Earth. I am an old school person which makes me less acceptable to newer TIE iterations, but still, to see Kylo’s evil TIE take flight in our own world was quite a sight to behold. Unlike the official Star Wars R/C toys, Sripol ditches the notion of a quad rotor drone setup; instead, he went on the good’ol propellers-driven setup. Continue reading A DIY Kylo Ren TIE Silencer Takes Flight Here On Earth And It Is Beautiful!
Fascinated by steampunk culture? Like duh.. who doesn’t right? Fantasy aside, have you ever thought about if steam-powered devices are actually practical in real life? I mean, seriously, the time it takes for steam to muster enough power to execute a task or two, it will take need a lot of heat and time. Having said that, steampunk is probably a fantasy best left to anime and movie adaption of Around the World in 80 Days. It is hardly practical, but that does not stop garage inventor, tinkerer and YouTuber Peter Sripol from creating a steam-powered NERF Gun. Continue reading Working Steam-powered NERF Gun May Be Good For Steaming Clothes Too
Since RC Hexapod surfaced, there have been quite a number of mods on this multi-ped toy, but nothing speak creepiness like this one that came from tinkerer Peter Sripol. The man, who is known for some pretty crazy RC mods including the firefighting drone, put the disc-spitting Banggood RC Hexapod under the knife and swopping out toy-grade stuff for hobby-grade components like brushless motor and control system. The result was a higher performance Bangood RC Hexapod, but that itself is not creepy – not even close. Not content with the first mod, Peter again put the upgraded RC Hexapod under the knife; this time, he spliced the stock Hexapod’s body with a Thomas the Train toy and outfitting it with a real working homemade flamethrower (!). Continue reading RC Hexapod With Thomas The Train That Spews Flames Is Creepy As Hell