Just because it's the weekend doesn't mean you have to switch your brain off completely. Smarter Every Day continues its video series on the physics behind helicopters with a look at how choppers use something called a swashplate to vary the pitch of its rotor blades to climb higher and fly in any direction.
If you've ever wished your building sets like Lego, K'Nex, and maybe even Mechano could all fit in with each other, this universal construction kit will make your dreams come true. That is, uh, if you've got a 3D printer handy.
Carl Groover is the Maverick of RC helicopters. He does things with a miniature chopper that seem to defy the laws of gravity and physics. It will seriously blow your mind, and not just because you lost an hour of sleep this weekend.
Even the Tim Burton-era Batman films look a little campy compared to Christopher Nolan's take on the Dark Knight. But it's hard to argue that the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton wasn't iconic, which makes this incredibly detailed model hard to pass up.
NASA might have killed-off the Space Shuttle, but that hasn’t stopped one dedicated Romanian shuttle fanatic from continuing on the journey. The pioneering spacecraft is still flying, just on the miniature scale and made of plastic -- Lego to be precise.
Nerf guns are obviously designed with limited kick to be safe for kids. But if you're older, and irresponsible, you crave something with a little more firepower. Which is what led Make's Dan Spangler to build this propane-powered dart cannon.
Educational toys are a clever way to teach your kids while they think they're just having fun. Like this old-school airplane toy which was secretly training America's kids on how to be successful bombardiers for a possible nuclear war.
Maybe I'm missing the boat here, or am too old to comprehend another bizarre fad, but I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out why someone would want to wear goggles that make the world look reversed.