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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: White Zombie?

White Zombie

It might not look like much, but this 1972 Datsun, nicknamed White Zombie, will blow the doors off just about anything on the road today; and it’ll do so without burning a drop of fuel.

That’s because the White Zombie is a fully electric vehicle, and uses 60 batteries and an electric motor to run the quarter in under 12 seconds at speeds in excess of 110 mph.

The team that put White Zombie together goes by the name Plasma Boy Racing, and their goal was to show people what electric cars are capable of. Considering the numbers they’re putting down at the track, I’d say it’s mission accomplished.

[Plasma Boy Racing]

…The DreamTablet is a Dreamcast dream?


Still holding on to a Dreamcast in hopes of a Sega resurrection?

Then why not turn it into something useful like a DreamTablet?

The DreamTablet mod uses a 15” LCD, slot loading disc drive and plenty of batteries to keep the gaming going for a full 3.5 hours, and even connects to a regular TV for full sized gaming should the mood strike.


[Via: Gizmodo]

…You can make your own electric mountain board?

Electric Mountain Board

If you’re willing to put your electrical skills to the test, then you can create your own Electric Mountain Board with a scooter motor and the batteries needed to power it.

The design allows for minimum damage to the board, and the ability to remove it if you want to do some standard riding.

A mod that gives you the best of both worlds?

Sign me up!

[Instructables – Electric Mountain Board]

…You can make your own TV-B-Gone?


TV-B-Gone is a small electrical device that turns off any TV with the push of a button from up to 100 feet away.

Now, with an open source hardware kit from Adafruit and a bit of soldering skill, you can make your own TV-B-Gone.

The kit comes with everything but the tools and the batteries, and is supposedly a “very simple kit and great for people who have never soldered anything before.”

[Adafruit – TV-B-Gone Kit]


[Via: MAKE: Blog]