In the context: The YouTube developer community has created all kinds of wild machines over the years. Hacksmith created a functional lightsaber, and the Queen of Shit Robots (her words) Simone Gertz converted a Tesla Model S into a pickup truck long before Musk & co unveiled the real Cybertruck. And now we have YouTuber Electo and his Lamborghini – sorry, Hamborghini.
Yeah, you read that right. Electo has created “the world’s fastest rideable Minecraft pig” (we suspect it is also Only riding pig Minecraft) and decided to call his fantastic invention “Hamborghini”. I guess he should get points at least for creativity. And before you ask, yes, it works – not bad either, judging by the Electo build video.
Although, this is probably not the safest way to travel in the world. Balancing this thing seems like a daunting task at high speeds (the Hamborghini has a top speed of 20 mph), and its batteries were assembled using Electro’s own words by a “sketchy welder” he found on the Internet. But who can blame him? Ready-made batteries can be quite expensive – well over $ 400, according to his video.
Anyway, after we assembled the makeshift battery, the next step was to get the Hamborghini to actually move and turn. To reach the first one, he broke a pair of skateboard wheels from the deck he was lying at home and slapped them against the base of two Minecraft wooden pig-shaped legs. He chose heavily modified shopping cart wheels for the front so that the pig could actually turn (sort of) and then attached a motor to help the wheels themselves turn.
After that, Electro put it all together by painting the Hamborghini to make it look just like its Minecraft counterpart. The results are impressive!
But how really steer thing? It’s simple: you create a real carrot on a stick, insert an IR sensor into the pig’s “head” and calibrate it to detect an orange color. It looks like it worked for Electro most of the time, but as a safety measure, he also added a hand controller to the side of the handle in case the pig detects something else that turns out to be orange and tries to accelerate after that.
To complete his video, Electro raced a Hamborghini (with him valiantly mounted on it) against his friend. Unfortunately, said friend didn’t stand a chance. As it turns out, even a person in relatively good shape finds it difficult to outrun the monster at 20 miles per hour. However, both Electro and his buddy seemed to enjoy the whole process, so they had more power.
Maybe next time he will create a Titanfall worker robot? Time will show.
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