Saturday, February 7, 2009

Russian High-Tech Low-Tech

Russians have a knack for designing and building good usable machinery.

Check out these oldie-looking Ural side-hacks. The Patrol, Gear-Up and limited edition Sahara models have on-demand two wheel drive: flipping a lever powers the sidecar wheel.
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Their site has all the details.
There's even a page of awesome/retarded flash animation commercials.

This one is my favorite. (Warning: the cartoon's folksy Hillbilly music might get stuck in your head and cause depression. It might drive you to the edge... you know: suicide or bowling.)

Here's another.

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