Tag - roller coasters

Skycycle Roller Coaster Runs on Pedal Power

I love roller coasters. I think one of my favorites is the Hulk coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando. It’s just awesome in its powerful brutality. Probably somewhere on the opposite end of the spectrum, though...

Happy Roller Coaster Day

For those of you who can't get take a ride on one today to celebrate, we offer up photo responses to the classic xkcd comic, which we've discussed previously.

Jeremy Reid and The Oklahoma Land Run

We’ve talked about people building their own roller coasters before, but this one looks to be a bit faster and crazier. We respect that. To check out another video, take a stroll over to Shurebit or check out the creator’s...

DIY Roller Coaster: The Blue Flash!

We had actually written up “The Blue Flash”–a guy’s home-grown roller coaster–before. But this time MAKE Blog clued us into not so much an update–as video. Not too shabby. I’d ride it. Note: Video is...

Reason #17,514 That Your School Sucked

You didn’t get to build a roller coaster. Found via Neatorama. Update: Doc, Siege, and Tobias have already IMed me about this, so just to clarify–I meant you didn’t get a build a roller coaster legally and with school...

Odds and Ends for 2-21-2006

Ginormous list of projects for Halloween. Get started now, why not? My buddy Pandragon was telling me the other weekend about a Halloween ride, complete with triggered “events,” that somebody bought for the cheap. They then set...