World’s Largest Nerf Gun

Childhood Nerf wars are a common sight, but three engineers have stepped things up a notch with this modified piece of kit which can fire ammunition at a staggering 40mph (64kph) over 130 yards (118 meters). Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer who worked on the Mars Rover project, joined forces with Ryan and David from Eclectical Engineering, and together created one giant Nerf gun that has no problems obliterating watermelons or shattering glass. To give the gun such force, the clever clogs added a 3000psi paintball tank which then channels into an air cylinder which regulates the air, sending bursts of pressure at 80psi. 60 second quiz: Do you have the brain of a millionaire? Read more Watch this and download a millionaires brain into your head. (VIDEO) Read more To test just how forceful the gun is, the guys 3D printed a projectile which they managed to fire 130 yards down a football pitch. If you’re thinking you’ve never seen bullets this size though, don’t worry – all you need is some toilet plungers and pool noodles and you’re all set. Original Article here:...

Robots Falling Down

It’s really impressive to watch a robot do its thing, most of the time. At the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, robots were put through their paces in a series of obstacle courses. They had to drive, walk over debris, climb stairs, cut through walls, open doors, and close valves in the competition for a $2 million prize. But in the process, a lot of them fell over. Original Article: Business Insider