They're not just toys

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Mini Cooper USB drive

Mini Cooper USB

Cool: Mini Cooper USB drive.rotating wheels and flashing headlights. Not cool: US$55 for 2GB

[cooperusb.com /via ExtremeDeals]

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Diecast cars as a switch

A non-Mini post again. Will post latest acquisitions soon, promise.

Someone tied conductive thread in the undercarriage of some diecast cars, which act as a switch when they crash into each other. My kids would love this.

Via Hack A Day.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Gaiman's got a Mini

A Mini Clubman, that is.


Image from Motor Authority.

From Wikipedia:

The MINI Clubman is an estate car available in Cooper, Cooper S, and Cooper D variations. The Clubman models are identical up to the B-pillar to the hatchback models including the engines used and, although the car is longer, the suspension set-up at the back shares many of the same designs features. For example, the rear trailing arms are the same, as are the anti-roll bars. It is 9.5 in (241 mm) longer to accommodate more leg room and a larger boot. It has double doors as a boot instead of a pull-up hatch. It also features a "Club Door" on the right-hand side for passengers in the back.