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why is the entire world not investing in this 

this is such a good investment why the fuck

guys this is good idea

omg i could probably get from new orleans to chicago in like, 15 minutes as opposed to 150 minutes

…..HOLY SHIT

YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS

WE COULD ALL FINALLY MEET EACH OTHER

HOLY SHIT BALLS

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Thought this was cool so id share, plus its currently on sale. Its just the shell so the servos, motor, speed controller, transmitter and a host of other things would need to be purchased first to make it work. Still its beautiful and worth a mention, can be purchased at links bellow 

HobbyKing(China):

Here

NitroPlanes(USA):

Here

This circuit board acts like a brain giving RC planes and helicopters and almost anything else powered by servos the ability to have an auto pilot. Pioneered by the DIY Drones community the software is open source and allows for tweaks to better fit your personal project. The software works by allowing you to set way points that the drone then uses GPS to best follow the set path. With Quad copters the ability to stay in one place or “hold” is also available making it more use-full as a wireless video platform. As well as auto pilot, the board allows for a host of other features to easily be added such as airspeed sensors, range finders, and optics all displayed in the software. If your looking to get into the UAV scene then I highly suggested you check out DIY Drones and the ArduPilotMega software. 

First Gen:

Here

Second Gen:

Here

As shown in this video Heat-Shielding Gel is a heat-shielding product that is available as a spray-on gel or as a more effective paste. It can temporarily shield virtually any solid material from temperatures up to an incredible 7500 ºF (4100 ºC). Once applied to a material, it acts both as a heat shield and as a heat sink, absorbing heat from the material. This material can make red-hot metals cool enough to touch in seconds and can keep fires from reigniting. Heat-Shielding Gel is non-toxic and environmentally safe.

Heat quickly causes the water content in Heat-Shielding Gel to evaporate, leaving a white crystalline material, which reflects heat away. The paste consists of about 2½ times more of this crystalline material than the gel has, making it suitable for applications where users need the most heat protection possible. When wet, the gel and paste can be cleaned up with a cloth or even wiped away by hand. After heating, it takes 24 to 36 hours to completely dry out and then can be cleaned up with a damp cloth.

Heat-Shielding Gel is mostly used during welding or soldering. Adjacent materials can be treated to reduce their exposure to heat and prevent damages. The work piece itself can also be coated, using it as a heat sink and preventing the heat from traveling inside the material and causing damage to fittings and fixtures. Main areas of application include plumbing, HVAC, automotive, auto body and jewelry design.

Text Taken from/Product available at

https://www.inventables.com/technologies/heat-shielding-gel 

Translucent Concrete

This special concrete tile allows light to pass through. The tile contains optical fibers that make up about 5% of its surface area. The fibers are distributed uniformly throughout the surface to allow an outline to be clearly visible on the other side. The tiles have the unique combination of being nearly unbreakable and translucent.
The material is made with a combination of optical fibers and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. Due to the small size of the fibers, they blend into concrete and become a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. The result is a new material, which is homogeneous in both its inner structure and its surfaces.
The material is manufactured by alternating layers of concrete and fibers. The concrete sets and the material is cut into tiles. The pattern of the fibers can be uniform, or can be designed to a specification such as artificial wood grain.

Link to web page and text taken form Inventables 
Here

Translucent Concrete

This special concrete tile allows light to pass through. The tile contains optical fibers that make up about 5% of its surface area. The fibers are distributed uniformly throughout the surface to allow an outline to be clearly visible on the other side. The tiles have the unique combination of being nearly unbreakable and translucent.

The material is made with a combination of optical fibers and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. Due to the small size of the fibers, they blend into concrete and become a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. The result is a new material, which is homogeneous in both its inner structure and its surfaces.

The material is manufactured by alternating layers of concrete and fibers. The concrete sets and the material is cut into tiles. The pattern of the fibers can be uniform, or can be designed to a specification such as artificial wood grain.

Link to web page and text taken form Inventables 

Here

While the video may not be the most exciting the product is one every hobbiest should be aware of. The product is made by a company called “80/20” and lends its name to the product. In essence it is an extruded aluminium tube that can be used for a number of different tasks. I first came across this product while building rockets, it makes a perfect rail for higher powered rockets that can no longer fit a launch lug due to drag. I have see it used in many other applications also including an entire display stand at the F.I.R.S.T. robotics competition. Needless to say it is an amazing all around product that should be in every DIY persons tool box. The “80/20” web site can be found bellow 

http://www.8020.net/

This is a Superhydrophobic substance, the term superhydrophobic refers to a substance that has a contact angle of 150 degrees or greater. A contact angle refers to the angle formed by a drop of water in relation of the surface. In essence a contact angle of 180 degrees would mean the water drop is tangent to the surface or hitting it at one point. The product demoed in the video is not yet available for sale but can be found at company web site here

http://www.neverwet.com/index.php

This technology has been around for a while (2005), and was pioneered by a company called Zebra Imaging. Its a flat sheet that fools the mind into thinking its looking at something 3D, it is not a monitor, that’s to say  once its printed no more electricity is needed to use one. (out side of a back-light) It is possible to buy prints but they get a little pricey. If your interested Zebra Imaging’s web site can be found here 

http://www.zebraimaging.com/ 

This stuff is called “Nitinol Wire” and in short you can bend it into any shape and if you can hold it in said shape while you bake it at at least 500C (932 F) for five minutes it will retain that shape. After that you can distort it and all it takes to return it to its original shape is a temp of around 38 C (100 F). If you have an oven that will reach these temps you can pick some up here

http://www.amazon.com/SuperElastic-Nitinol-Titanium-Straightened-Diameter/dp/B001381A98