The Making of the Mighty Terrascout


Nerf’s Terrascout is many things. It’s a remote-controlled tank. It’s a camera on treads that live-streams its view back to its controller in real time. It’s a fully automatic Nerf gun you can drive around the house, blasting your children, siblings, or spouse with a flurry of foam while giggling to yourself from behind a closed door.

Building this dart-throwing monster was a years-long process, riddled with designers and engineers troubleshooting and prototyping, painstakingly working through every quirk of its design. Everything is a decision, from the way it moves and shoots to the smallest details of its styling. And not least of all, how to fit the big ol’ thing into its tiny little box. Read more at Popular Mechanics.