If you’re a true gearhead, chances are pretty good that you’ve got at least a couple fully functioning miniature motors somewhere at your home or work space. We promise not to judge you if you don’t, but get to work on that collection!
Created with a 4-axis Computer Numerical Control machine (CNC), this mini engine is legit work of engineering genius. In case you didn’t know, a CNC machine process a material, such as plastic, metal, or wood, to meet specifications by following a coded programmed instruction and without a manual operator. Pretty cutting edge stuff, and the finished product definitely shows it.
Anyway, not only does this mini engine look the part, it even sounds like the real thing! Jump to the 0:30 second mark to hear it for yourself, or watch from the beginning and see the CNC get to work.
Pretty awesome, right? As many of the video’s commenters point out, this thing would work wonders in a go-kart, scooter, or RC car. Or, as one commenter mentions, you could also “build a badass pencil sharpener out of it.” I mean, yeah, I guess you could do that, but it seems like you would just be wasting its capabilities on a pencil sharpener.
Just think about all the things you’d be able to do with this little engine that definitely could. Almost makes you want to immediately get your hands on this thing and get right to work on that next DIY project, doesn’t it?
This post was originally published on January 12, 2017.