Power Wheels Racing: Fat Men On Souped-Up Toy Cars

The Power Wheels Racing series is simple: Take any Power Wheels vehicle, modify it, and race it. The all-electric series results in last-minute, hacked-together racing machines of dubious quality, questionable safety, and spectacular entertainment. It's the perfect Maker Faire motorsport. » 8/01/10 4:30pm 8/01/10 4:30pm

Life-Size Rube Goldberg Device Smashes Cars With Two-Ton Safe

"Life Size Mousetrap," is a 30,000 lb, 16-piece Rube Goldberg machine designed to smash cars by dropping a two-ton safe from twenty feet high. Video below. » 8/01/10 4:00pm 8/01/10 4:00pm

Art Cars Channel Ghost Of Jackson Pollock

"That's not art, my kids could do that," is the general aesthetic describing the paint-splattered-style of Jackson Pollock paintings. Looks easy, but it takes the right ratio of color to disregard for good results. These art cars are a tribute. » 8/01/10 2:00pm 8/01/10 2:00pm

Snow-Mow Bot Is Everything Wayne Szalinski Ever Wanted

Remember Honey I Shrunk The Kids? Of course you do. How about crackpot inventor Wayne Szalinski's awesome radio-controlled lawnmower? Well, Chuck Copeland of Royal Oak, Michigan's built a sleeker version and this one plows driveways too. » 8/01/10 10:00am 8/01/10 10:00am

A 1901 Ford Racer On A Track Built For Power Wheels

Workers at The Henry Ford pulled out a replica of Henry Ford's 1901 racer and took it 'round a course laid out for the Power Wheels Racing series today at Maker Faire. But can it beat the pink Barbie car? » 7/31/10 5:30pm 7/31/10 5:30pm

Maker Faire Detroit: We're Going, Are You?

This weekend Jalopnik's attending the 2010 Maker Faire: Detroit as an official sponsor. The Midwest's largest do-it-yourself event is running July 31st and August 1st at The Henry Ford in Dearborn and will be the place to be this weekend. » 7/29/10 2:30pm 7/29/10 2:30pm

Ford Econoline, Plymouth Suburban, and Impala Wagon Down On The Maker…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Alameda. Here's some nice iron I spotted at the Maker Faire parking lot last weekend. » 6/07/09 12:00pm 6/07/09 12:00pm

Mercedes Pens Art Car Baffles, Entertains At Maker Faire

Like just about all my friends, I decided to cross the Bay and head over to the Maker Faire last weekend. That's where I saw the Mercedes Pens. » 6/06/09 2:30pm 6/06/09 2:30pm