Over his 26-year-career Luke Aikins has landed over 18,000 jumps. Aikins has worked as a stuntman in Ironman 3 and Godzilla. Thing is, this jump was a whole different story from the get-go; this time Aikins had every intention to take the dive with no parachute, wearing nothing but the clothes on his back.
Unfortunately, the SAG-AFTRA Union voiced safety concerns and they weren't going to allow their members to work on the show unless Aikins wore a parachute...(booooo)
So, Aikins conceded, donned the parachute, and as fate would have it, a last second break in the restrictions -- while he was in the damn air, no less -- allowed for him to complete his dive without the parachute! He took it off immediately, and boom. Just plain old, balls to the wall, epic.
daftmike, an avid gamer, built his own version of a mini NES using a 3D printer, a Raspberry Pi mini computer, and some NFC chips; and it all comes complete with a fully functional cartridge slot. It somehow gets better though...using an app on his phone he can reprogram each cartridge on the fly.
This dude's comment on the original video perfectly sums up how I'm feeling about all this right now: