Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #4: Personal Flight

Gravity Industries Since everyone is already making the Iron Man comparison I might as well mention the strong resemblance to the character created by Marvel. Gravity Industries is a company started by Richard Browning to develop his Gravity Daedalus Suit. The suit is several mini-jets designed to create enough propulsion so that a human can…

New Space: Mars Drone + New Horizons Update

Scientists at NASA want to send a Mars drone now. The Mars Electric Reusable Flyer (MERF) would be capable of flying across the Martian surface, taking pictures and videos for us to observe back home. It can even recharge from a rover on the ground with it. MERF     Update: New Horizons is now…

Hoverboards

Scorpion-3 is a hoverbike developed by Hoversurf Inc. which actually does hover. It is designed with a seat, controls in front of you and four large rotors around the bike. If you can imagine a large drone that you can ride you’re pretty close. Or just look below too. If you think about helicopters this…