Turn a Drill Into a Shotgun With This Spinning Disc of Doom

With the aid of power tools and the hidden strength of spirals, Sprave has managed to pack a massive, ball-launching mechanism into a disc of doom by curling the lengthy launch track in on itself. It's a strategy that could someday be used to launch things into space, but in the meantime, thwacking balls of steal against a target is pretty good. Read More >>

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What Happens When You Use a Giant Construction Drill on a Car?

It's quite simple really, the car gets completely destroyed, screwed and mangled in every which way possible. The TR-150 construction drill completely eats the car alive to the point where it can no longer drill it anymore, it has to smash and pulverize it. Using construction tools for destruction is a beautiful thing. [BayShoreSystems via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

Motion-Activated Electric Screwdriver Anticipates Your Movements Before You Make Them

The screwdriver is maybe the last thing in the world that needs a reboot, but the new Black & Decker Max Gyro is the kind of non-essential evolution we can get behind. The little 4-volt handheld tool improves upon the function of ye olde analog screwdriver with a built-in gyroscope that anticipates your movements. Turn your hand clockwise and the bit drives, turn your hand counter-clockwise and the bit goes in reverse. Superfluous? Maybe, but it should take the strain off your trigger finger if you've got a long job to do. [Black & Decker via Engadget] Read More >>

Be Your Own Handy Man With Hitachi's Brushless Hammer Drill

There's a shelf in my apartment that I've been meaning to hang for months. The only problem? My drill is busted. It was the cheapest one the hardware store around the street from me, and it crapped out on me pretty fast. But Hitachi's 18-volt Brushless Hammer Drill will get the job done. Read More >>

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A New Heat-Drill Could Help Discover Life on Hoth

The frozen crust of Enceladus, Saturn's sixth largest moon, may be hiding subsurface water and maybe even life. But scientists will first have to bore through the tundra to see what lies beneath and they may rely on the IceMole to do the digging. Read More >>


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