When you pack as much raw power in a compact battery powered drill, people are bound to get creative with how they use them. Electric skateboards and “hoverboards” have been all the rage with teenagers and young adults that past couple of years, but many can break the bank, like the popular Boosted Board, which can run you up to $1,599.
Inspire to Make’s Igor came up with a clever solution for those wallet emptying options and it’s powered by one of the construction industries favorite tools: the compact drill/driver. You can watch the video of how he goes about enhancing a traditional skateboard to allow the drill to power it below, it’s pretty cool to see how he does it. According to a comment he made on his Youtube page, the skateboard is able to reach speeds of up to 10mph with some practice.
Have you ever powered something unusual using a power drill? Tell us in the comment section below!
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.