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State of Repair
8:02

The Half Tesla, Half Honda, 100% Electric Hot Rod

Taking old cars and making them better is a part of American culture: the hot rod. In this episode, Jim Belosic takes a 1981 Honda Accord and makes it electric... and very fast.
State of Repair
13:10

This Pyro Makes the Strongest DIY Lasers in the World Out of Old Tech

From a storage unit in rural Illinois, YouTuber Styropyro builds high-powered laser experiments—something he's done since he was teenager. Now a chemist by training, Drake Anthony claims his DIY channel is being unreasonable moderated by YouTube.
State of Repair
18:39

The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

Rich is a car enthusiast whose passion is to find wrecked Teslas, bring them back to life, and then share his adventures in repairs on his YouTube channel Rich Rebuilds.
State of Repair
7:08

The Bowling Mechanic Keeping America’s Favorite Pastime Alive

We go to The Gutter in Williamsburg to check out how a repairman keeps this institution alive.
State of Repair
13:44

How iFixit Became the World's Best iPhone Teardown Team

The most important thing that happens when a new iPhone comes out is not the release of the phone, but the disassembly of it. The iPhone teardown, undertaken by third-party teams around the world, provides a roadmap for the life of the iPhone X: Is it rep
State of Repair
11:30

Tractor Hacking: The Farmers Breaking Big Tech's Repair Monopoly

Motherboard goes to Nebraska to talk to the farmers and mechanics who are fighting large manufacturers like John Deere for the right to access the diagnostic software they need to repair their tractors.
State of Repair
8:20

The Pinball Doctors: The Last Arcade Technicians in NYC

Pinball was once an American obsession. Now, the arcade classic is making a comeback, but the repair technicians skilled enough to repair these complex machines are limited.
VICE News Tonight
6:57

No one is sure which country is helping North Korea make its missiles

The Yuzhmash factory let VICE News cameras inside for the first time.
State of Repair
9:14

The New York Times Machinists

Motherboard went to the New York Times printing plant in Queens to meet the dying breed of repairmen who fix older machines.
Motherboard
28:39

The Dawn of Killer Robots

In INHUMAN KIND, Motherboard gains exclusive access to a small fleet of US Army bomb disposal robots.
Transmissions
3:53

The World's First Drone Dogfight

Motherboard meets up with NYC based drone makers to test out some newly designed battle drones.
Transmissions
10:58

Meet Scotland's DIY Rocketeers

Every year for a week a Scottish moor becomes an ad hoc launch site for amateur rocketeers to blast their DIY shuttles and spaceships into the skies.
Motherboard
4:28

The Iranian Drones That Save Lives

RTS's Pars drone carries a payload of life preservers that can be delivered to a drowning swimmer far faster than a lifeguard.
Spaced Out
9:57

Deep Space Robot Gardeners

When you’re floating in space, the limited culinary options leave something to be desired. In fact, astronauts on long trips typically don’t eat enough.