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This ‘Dr. Frankenstein’ Mechanic Salvages Tesla Cars Doomed To Go To The Scrapheap (Video)

Hmm. A great example of how a craft or hobby can be expressed in the form of activism. We might more readily think of print, TV, or music content creators as activists before a Tesla fix-it guy. But peep. Rich has a mission and a message; putting both out there at great risk. Watch.

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his repair adventures on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.

When he found out that Tesla would not service or support his salvaged cars, he took it upon himself to scour the internet and harvest working parts from several busted Teslas. He Frankensteined them together until his creations were fully operational, at a fraction of what it would cost to buy a new or certified pre-owned Tesla.

Motherboard travels to Massachusetts to meet with the rogue mechanic leading a grassroots movement of DIY fixers who are taking back the right to repair the things they own.

– Motherboard

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Grown-Ups Riding In A Toy Barbie Car… At VERY High Speeds (Video)

Never to old to do burnouts… in a toy Barbie car… that has a dirt bike engine that can get it up to highway speed. At least, that’s what these guys are doing. Because it had to be done!

Looks fun (and dangerous). Watch.

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Antoine Fuqua, Director Of “Equalizer 2,” Gives Filmmaking Tips (Video)

Lean in and listen, whether you are really interested in making your own movies or not. Gotta be good, cooked food for thought. Think about it: Denzel Washington does not do sequels… at last not until “Equalizer 2.” Wisdom for the guy who moved Denzel to move us (in a sequel, no less)!

Watch the 30-minute interview for “The Equalizer” (the predecessor) in 2014 from a good while back. Still good advice. And dope. And what’s truly dope NEVER goes stale.

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Boots Riley Speaks On His Movie “Sorry To Bother You” As A Commentary On The Evils Inherent In Corporate America (Video)

You might remember rapper Ice Cube saying that John Singleton encouraged him to pen his first movie script, “Friday,” telling him that if he could write rhymes he could write for movies. Well, Boots Riley – poet, songwriter, and rapper (best known as the lead vocalist of The Coup) throws his hat in the ring with the already critically -acclaimed film “Sorry To Bother You.”

See Boots talk about his movie that has Lakeith Stanfield code-switching and climbing the corporate ladder at an evil telemarketing company, ultimately discovering a secret that threatens all of humankind.

Two-parter. Start up top. Continue after the jump.

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Make Your Own Monowheel (Video)

Ha! A DIY project to make a kooky kind of cool thing. Can you ride out on one wheel? Sure you can! Watch and see how YOU can.

Now… if you do build one of these to ride, do NOT brake too hard. They call that ‘gerbiling’… and the fun stops for you (though onlookers might get a laugh or seven out of your wipeout).

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Have A Look At The Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Scale Model (Video)

Behind the scenes video on the making of the new Las Vegas Raiders Stadium scale model. It’s on display now at the Raiders preview center at Town Square in Las Vegas. Looks cool! A trip to Vegas to see it up close might need to happen. Soon!

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Adam Savage Builds A 1000-Shot NERF Blaster (Video)

Duuuuuude! The dude that used to be on “Mythbusters” is now doing this series “Tested” and look-look-LOOK at what he’s built for this episode!!!

Adam picks up a NERF Rival Nemesis blaster, and upgrades it with a custom magazine to hold a THOUSAND soft plastic NERF balls. Watch as Adam builds the new magazine from scratch, uses kit-bashing to detail the blaster, and adds more upgrades like the bi-pod and laser. And to test this massive rig, Adam sets his sights on some prehistoric prey! Life finds a way!
– Tested

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Australian Couple Living Totally Off The Grid (Video)

I stay amazed at what folks are doing with tiny house and Earthship living projects. This couple has maxed the off-the-grid tiny house concept for reals though. Check it out!

This tiny house is ready for anything! Completely off the grid, this tiny home on wheels generates its own solar power, collects rainwater, uses solar water heating and even generates it’s own biogas for cooking.

Paul and Annett had been living the city life, in an apartment in Sydney, Australia. A desire to lower their impact on the earth and live closer to nature led them to designing and building their own eco-friendly tiny house powered by renewable energies and moving onto a remote property outside of Byron Bay.

– Living Big In A Tiny House

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In This Tahitian Dance Style, It’s All In The Hips (Video)

What did Phil Coulson say about Tahiti on Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD? That it was a magical place? Word. Agreed indeed, especially if the Honeyz hips dip like this over there! Mercy!

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Watch This Band Play… Under Water (Video)

Eff being under ground… watch and listen to this band play a concert underwater!!

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Realistic Cosplay Wings (Video)

Dude. They got wings, like the wings that mutant Angel, in the X-Men comics, and apparently you can get your own!

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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
– TED

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Craft: A Mother Made This ‘Shuri’ Doll For Her Daughter (Video)

This is beautiful. And not Eye Candy beautiful, but make your eyes water beautiful. Wanted her baby to play with a doll that looked like her (or a friend or baby sister), or her heroes #WakandaForver #MommasGonnaWorkItOut

This mom transformed a doll into Shuri from “Black Panther.”
– Parenting Insider

Take a look. Sweet!

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Director Ryan Coogler With ‘Notes On A Scene’ In “Black Panther” (Video)

Make no mistake: What makes for a great action movie is great action scenes. Let’s let “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler break a dope scene from his box office smash down for y’all!

On this episode of “Notes on a Scene,” Black Panther’s director and co-writer Ryan Coogler breaks down a fight scene in the movie featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman.
– Vanity Fair

Okay! Watch your mouth and keep your hands to yourself… or Wakandans will FIGHT! Got it!

More after the jump.

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Build Your Own Mini Boat (Video)

Toys for the water! This DIY boat is dope with extra awesome sauce boss! Wonder if they make a submarine kit, or maybe plan to. At the price point here, even the thriftiest enthusiast could end up with a fleet in a few short years.

These made to order $950 kits will allow you to build your very own mini boat at home.

American company Rapid Whale has created “Mini Boat,” a miniature boat measuring 6ft in length and around 50kg in weight. Mini Boat is powered by two 12-volt batteries, allowing the miniature rig to reach a top speed of 4 mph.
– Tech Insider

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Matt Maxey Brings Hip-Hop To The Hearing Impaired Using Sign Language (Video)

Alright, aaaalright. Get past the use of “Deaf Jam” as the title. This is actually a really cool story. Side note: Gotta be something to the whole Chance The Rapper being associated with stories that matter to the Hip-Hop Nation. Just an observation.

Although he’s had profound hearing loss his entire life, Matt Maxey didn’t learn to sign until he was 18 years old. He began to practice his ASL by signing along to the lyrics of his favorite artists and uploading videos to YouTube. Now, as the CEO and founder of DEAFinitely Dope, he’s translating hip-hop music alongside artists like Chance the Rapper and D.R.A.M.
– Great Big Story

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Imagine A 600-Square-Foot Mansion. Look At This Tiny House (Video)


Japan’s Horinouchi House makes 600 square feet seem like a bona fide mansion.
– Digital Trends

I guess I’m weird when it comes to the desire for a big house and the acres… I actually have flights of fantasy about a tiny home; maybe on a big plot of land, but big being like an acre or less. Plus, I’d rather have one really good toilet in my tiny mansion than four mediocre ones in a big ‘un.

(Too much? Yes? Maybe?)

But check this dream house (in my mind) out. Dope!

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Julius Horsthuis’ Computer Presents “Fraktaal” (Short Film)

So this is what’s hot now? Computers are just randomly banging out dope short films like this “Fraktaal” joint? Wowwww, Julius Horsthuis has found a way to make movies that are compelling to watch, quite literally, without even trying.

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Food/Lifestyle: 2 Chainz Enjoys The ‘Most Expensivist’ Food And Smoke (Video)

Sitting down to $300 steaks and $4900 chicken wings with Action Bronson, chomping on thousand-dollar doughnuts, and smoking on $4000 cigars… 2 Chainz treats himself while showing you how.

(The steak though. Might have to try one. It’ll “hurt”… but soooo good!)

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Technology/Gaming: Learn To Make Car Repairs In Virtual Reality (Video)

Perhaps not an age-old question, but a cool one to answer: “Can I learn to fix race cars without risking damage to something expensive (like a car, or myself)?” “Oh wait, follow up, I don’t have a car, garage or tools of my own; does that matter much?. Oh, and wait, do I have to get ‘dirty’ and stuff?” Hahaaa!

Fix your car…in VR!

It’s time to get your car ready for racing without getting your hands dirty. “Wrench” is an indie game for virtual reality that lets players assemble photorealistic components for a custom race car. Players diagnose problems with their speed machines and try to fix them.

The game is still in development, and the developers say it won’t include any driving simulation either.

– Vocativ

Well, there’s your answer!

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