Tag Archives | Determination

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Twin-VR6 VW Lupo?

W12 Lupo

Proving once again that with enough determination, you can build just about anything is this twin-VR6 powered, pseudo-W12’ed, AWD VW Lupo. (It’s basically the poor man’s version of This VW Show Car, and after the LS7 Powered Matiz, I’m staring to wonder if this insane engine in a tiny car thing is going to be a trend!)

The body itself is surprisingly stock, providing few clues to what lurks within, though the GIANT brakes give you a hint, and the fact that there’s no interior and the whole thing is made up of a jungle gym of safety cage should be enough to tell you that this isn’t your everyday econo-box.

Unfortunately, it looks like this creation hails form Croatia, so there aren’t many pictures to check out, though the video alone should be enough to tell you that this thing is one bad beast:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Wood gadgets are good for nothing?

If you liked the San Francisco toothpick tour, then check out this hand cranked machine made entirely out of wood and glue (no nails or screws).

The video takes you step by step through each one of the functions, and it’s impressive to think that you can build something like this with a lot of time and determination.

[Via: The Automata]

…You can make your own video projector?

Homemade HD Video ProjectorHomemade HD Video Projectors are what happens when you combine art, technology, and determination.

The basic components are an LCD panel from an old media player, optics from an old overhead projector, a very bright light, and whatever components you can scrap together form old electronics.

Though the end result is probably not as good as what you can buy off the shelf, it’s the process that counts, and for these modders, they wouldn’t have it any other way.

[Gizmodo – Homemade HD Video Projectors]