At first, I had a notion that it must be such a difficult job – controlling things just by giving voice commands ! Uhh… it seemed that only the experts & nerds could do it ! But believe me, this turned out to be one of the easiest things I’ve come across related to Arduino. So without wasting our time lets know how to control LEDs with voice commands with this Arduino-Bluetooth module tutorial ! more “Control LEDs with Voice Command | Arduino-Bluetooth module tutorial”
With great power, comes great BRAKES
that was just my honest attempt to make you laugh 😀
Well, that is what I think about brakes. If you have a car with a powerful engine which could run fast as a cheetah but doesn’t have enough powerful brakes to stop it OR control it, you better sell it ASAP 😛 .
So today in here, we’ll see what are brakes & the types of brakes ! more “What are Brakes ? | Types of Brakes explained (animations)”
“Whattt ? Things will fly ? We can fly ? Ohh common, give me a break ! You’re gone mad “, said people, to two bicycle mechanics – Orville & Wilbur Wright who first dared to challenge gravity & they won and yes, they zipped up people’s mouth ! It’s been more than a century since the first airplane – Flyer took off & flew at speed of just 11 kmph ! In a span of 100+ years, the numbers have got multiplied by factor of 1000’s ! These are the aerial vehicles which have taken engineering at a whole new level; they are not normal, each one is beyond limits ! So lets worship the top 10 wonders of the aviation world ! more “The Top 10 Wonders of the Aviation World !”
The whole world is fascinated by Italian super-sports & hyper cars. Italy would now be also known for – (curtains up)iXOOST ! Okayyy, brace yourselves, you’re going to see something which you’ve never imagined of ! iXOOST – The car exhaust audio system is a unique docking station made from old
car exhausts & Formula 1 exhaust pipes !
About iXOOST :-
iXOOST is an Italian company which also belongs to Modena. Wait, does it ring any bells ? – The same city where the factories of super sports car makers – Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani & Maserati are/were located here(except Lamborghini which have their headquarters nearby). And so Modena is also called the “capital of engines” !
iXOOST is created by Matteo Panini-who feels a deep respect & admiration for old cars and things from Modena & Mirco Pecorari-who comes from the world of aviation !
Our senses are also unique, just as our own soundtracks are:
ourfavourite songs and all the things that bring back strong emotions,just like a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Sight, hearing and touch are all extremes of a world which may be found today in our dock station.
And so we have risen to the impossible challenge of combining mechanics and sound.
Indeed the sound of finely tuned engine of a sports car & a Formula 1 are inimitable. Everyone can hear it’s sound, everyone sees it but only a real passionate person would FEEL !!!
About iXOOST – The car exhaust audio system :-
The audio systems or the dock stations are hand made in Modena. You may configure your dock station & even customize it & get it delivered right to your door 😉 !
The “orchestra of sound & mechanics” comes in 3 distinct forms –
1. iXOOST OTTO
2. iXOOST XiLO
3. iXOOST Radial6
Lets get to the handmade masterpieces made by extremely passionate people made with extreme technical precision !
iXOOST OTTO :-
Made from the genuine F1 exhaust, the OTTO immediately catches your attention. They are differentiated & available according to number of cylinders – V8, V10 & V12 ! It has 4 speakers, 1 extended ranged speaker & 1 subwoofer ! Price:- € 6500
iXOOST XiLO :-
The XiLO consists a monocoque chassis in aluminium & wood(the base). The origin of the word – “XiLO” comes from the Greek word-xylon, which means ‘forest’.
The XiLO has 3 speakers + 2 subwoofers facing in the front side plus the coaxial sub-woofer facing down side. The coaxial subwoofer is for obtaining deep & precise bass sounds, says iXOOST. It weighs about 18 kg. Price:- € 5000
iXOOST Radial6 :-
This perhaps is more interesting. The tailpipes of supercars weren’t just enough, so Mirco Pecorari who is inspired by the world of planes decides to make another dock inspired by the design of Radial engines.
The supporting blade which raises the block & the nose of dock is carved out of a solid block. iXOOST wanted to make it so perfect that the blade closes perfectly with the nose cone and the crankcase of the back woofer to imitate a real plane engine. Price:- € 8000
Know more about :- Radial engines-History, Parts, working, prod & cons !
For buying, visit iXOOST’s store
For more detailed specifications about each one, visit iXOOST’s website
OTTO & Radial6 are audio systems for iPad & iPhone while the XiLO has wireless connectivity available with any smartphone. XiLO is equipped with bluetooth technology & even with AUX connectivity.
The perfections & detailing of every model clearly tells us about how passionate they are ! I would really love to meet them & have a chat if I ever get a chance 😀 !
I would also love to buy one of them but… IN FUTURE !(because probably my parents would kick my butt if I ask them to buy me one)
It is a perfect gift to a passionate mechanical engineer ! So lets just dream about it(coz it doesn’t cost), & which soundtrack would you love to play first on it ? Share your thoughts in the comment section below ! I’m waiting…
Source & all media credits :- iXOOST !
It always seems impossible until it’s done !
– Nelson Mandela
A couple of hundred years back, it was quite impossible even to think or imagine that we could talk to each other standing in any two corners of the world, could step on moon, could make a thing which would fly like a bird or make a car which would transport & could be efficient hundred times the human labour. But it all happened ! After making a car it was hard to believe that we could even make a vehicle which would be driven on water… All right, brace yourselves, the future is here – Gibbs Quadski !
The Gibbs Quadski (video below) is one of the most advanced and efficient amphibious quadbike/ATV (All terrain vehicle) i.e which could be driven on land as well as on water !
The Quadski uses Gibbs’ High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology, which includes more than 300 patents and patents pending worldwide.
When entering the water, by pressing a button the driver can retract the wheels into the wheel wells within the vehicle’s body and detach them from the drive train. It can transition between land and water in about 5 seconds(pretty impressive 😉 ).
On water, the Quadski draws water before directing it through the engine driven impeller(kind of propeller), which with the nozzle propel the Quadski at high speed.
The Quadski allows for over 2 hours travel time on the water. Its range on land is up to around 600 kilometres (370 mi).
Gibbs Quadski was launched in October 2012 by Gibbs Sports Ambhibians. It went on sale in January 2013 in Florida and is now available in selected regions of the United States with a starting price of about $40,000 (you have to spend some real sh*t ? ).
Land speed :- Upto 45 mph (72kmph)
Brakes(on land) :- 4 wheel disc brakes
Water speed :- 45 mph (72kmph)
Propulsion system :- Gibbs jet drive with reverse
Total width :- 62.5 in / 1.587 m
Total length :- 128.3 in / 3.260 m
Total height :- 53.5 in / 1.359 m
Ground clearance :- 8.9 in / 0.225 m
Weight :- 1,333 lbs / 605 kg !
Type :- BMW K1300cc water-cooled 4-stroke in-line
Maximum power :- 105 kW / 140hp water
Displacement:- 1293 cc
Bore & Stroke:- 80.0 mm x 64.3 mm (bore means the diameter of cylinder & stroke is the stroke length)
Power:- 140 hp (105 kW)
Torque:- 87 ft-lbs (118 Nm)
For more information about specs & safety information & other models, visit Gibbs Sports Ambhibians !
The top 5 Bugatti concepts according to me are –
Bugatti type 57GT Concept
by Alex Imnadze
Darth Vader Bugatti Concept
Bugatti Renaissance GT – 6
Bugatti 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport Concept
Bugatti Vision GT Type – 6
by Alex Imnadze
Let me know with whom you have fell in love from one of these & post them in the comment section !
& which one are you going to own 😛 ? (dreaming doesn’t cost 🙂 )
image sources :- dupontregistry.com
It’s impossible until it’s done !
– Nelson Mandela
…and it’s done ! India sets a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single launch; just one go !
About PSLV-C37 / Cartosat-2 series Mission :-
The satellites were carried by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV-C37) on 15th February 2015 at 9:28 AM IST. PSLV-C37 was lifted off from the launchpad at Satish Dhawan Research Centre(SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
In June 2016, India set a national record of launching 20 satellites in a single launch ! 20 now seems such a small number compared to 104 !
There’s a pretty much wide gap between ISRO & the next record holder, Russian Space Agency , which launched a total of 37 satellites in 2014 ! Indeed this was a giant leap for the space agency & they’ve celebrated their success ! 🙂
About Satellites :-
The PSLV-C37 carried –
1 Cartosat-2 series satellite(714 kg) from India
2 nano satellites, INS-1A & INS-2B also from India
1 nano satellite from Kazakhstan
1 nano satellite from Israel
1 nano satellite from The Netherlands
1 nano satellite from Switzerland
1 nano satellite from United Arab Emirates(UAE) & a whooping
96 satellites from United States of America(USA)
which sums up to 104 satellites together weighing 1377 kg !!!
“Cartosat -2 will provide remote sensing services similar to that of its predecessors while INS-1A and INS-1B are envisioned for future science and experimental payload”, says ISRO.
ISRO Satellite Centre director, Mayilsamy Annadurai after the massive success says,
We can hit centuries like cricketers !
Heh, that brought a smile on my face 🙂
After such a huge success, Elon Musk aka. real life Iron Man, founder of SpaceX, Paypal & Tesla Motors, didn’t hesitate to congratulate & praise ISRO on their major feat.
He said, “Yeah, awesome achievement by ISRO. Very impressive ! They are doing India proud !”
Did you know ?
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) in 2013 cost just $73 million, compared with NASA’s Maven Mars mission which had a $671 million price tag ! This means that ISRO managed to spend only Rs 7 /km for the journey to Mars !
Watch PSLV-C37 Lift off & satellites separation shot by an onboard camera video !
ISRO is now preparing for it’s GSLV missions & getting ready for the Chandrayaan-2 mission launching next year ! To all the space agencies out there –
“Brace yourselves, ISRO is coming !”
All image credits:- ISRO