I love Maker Faire. I've had a blast with makers and their wild creations in San Francisco and in Austin, but this past weekend, Make's traveling DIY circus came right to my backyard here in NYC. It's a circus that happens to include a pulse-jet-powered merry-go-round, seen here, among other delights. Which is the right kind of circus.
Maker Faire NYC is this weekend! If you're in the New York area, there's still one more day to come check out the finest traveling DIY circus in the world.
Our own John Carnett and Vin Marshall are set up with some recent How 2.0 treasures: Carnett's Whirl, the insane jet-powered ATV, and Vin's propane fireball gun.
Don your Nomex firesuit and industrial-grade ear protection: It's time to soak in some nature at 60mph. PopSci staff photographer/madman John Carnett has realized an unholy dream long in the making: an ATV powered entirely by a jet turbine.
And then he took it to the woods and pushed it to the limit; to the edge of logic, control and sanity.