Inspired by the nanotech “Iron Spider” suit seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home, JLaservideo wanted to see if he could replicate Spidey’s instantly-appearing, eight-legged outfit. J’s suit hides its appearance beneath a thermochromic pigment, and has inflatable tentacles that unfurl like those party horns.
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This POV footage from the motorcycle racing game Ride 4 running on a PS5 is some of the most photorealistic game footage we’ve ever seen. The reflections, lighting, shadows are so spot on that we can’t believe this was rendered in real-time by a game console. Watch at 4K 60 FPS and HDR if your system can handle it.
This boxed set makes a great gift for Disney fans. It includes 100 postcards, suitable for framing, note-writing, or mailing. Each one is printed with a unique poster from Disney’s massive catalog of movies and shorts. All the classics are there, from Lady and the Tramp to Pinocchio to One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Between pandemics, climate change, and various manmade problems, humans have our work cut out for us. By looking back at how we’ve solved crises in the past, MinuteEarth demonstrates a few basic principles that we can apply to eliminating other existential threats… if we can keep from letting politics win out over science.
Grovemade’s high-quality notebooks offer a lie-flat design and are made using premium materials. They’re designed to coordinate with Grovemade’s other desk accessories and come in a variety of sizes and aspect ratios. They’re easily refillable and come with either natural linoleum or vegetable-tanned leather covers.
Mythbuster and engineer Grant Imahara passed away in 2020. His friends Adam Savage and fellow maker Fon Davis took a tour of Grant’s personal workshop, which has remained untouched since his death. The video serves as a tribute to Imahara’s creativity and intelligence and brought a tear to our eyes.
Inspired by one of the possible scrapyard weapons you can build in Far Cry 6, Colin Furze created a real-world version of a backpack called the “Exterminador.” Rather than firing deadly mortars like in the game, when Colin pushes the button, his pack shoots off a barrage of fireworks. Adding the metal hood was a very good idea.
After playing Mario Kart on his cardboard arcade machine, artist DanCreator wanted to ride in a real Mario Kart. So he got out his tools and got to building. To replicate the game’s anti-gravity zones, he attached two leaf blowers and some pool floats, so it glides like a hovercraft. We love how Dan recycles bits from other projects.
Paweł Zadrożniak offers up another great electromechanical cover version of a popular song, this time taking on the 1990 Depeche Mode track Enjoy the Silence. Ironically, the sound of a table full of 3.5″ floppy drives, hard drives, and a flatbed scanner grinding away at their stepper motors is anything but silent.
Montreal artist Olivier Gratton-Gagné is obsessed with maps. Olivier applied his coding and graphic design skills to data on OpenStreetMap, and his iLikeMaps project was born. Based on satellite imagery, each 18″x18″ pillow design is a contemporary work of art, appearing both abstract and detailed with identifiable avenues.
Do you enjoy pinball? Whether you play the real machines or virtual ones, Stellar Factory’s handy notebook provides a great place for you to jot down high scores so you can track your history over time. The 50-page notepad is printed on the front and back, tracking up to 100 machines along with their locations and notes.
The RAM TRX is an insanely powerful and fun truck. Now, you could be driving this 702 hp, Hellcat-powered pickup. This fully-loaded model – valued at over $91,000 – has an ammo green body wrap, Fab Fours bumpers, and LightingTrendz lights. Donations help support charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.
Ombraz solves the biggest gripes about sunglasses: slipping off and breaking. Instead of sidearms, Ombraz uses an adjustable nylon cord that doubles as a lanyard. The lightweight frames have no hinges to bust, and German-engineered optics offer UVA/UVB protection. For every sale, Ombraz plants 20 mangrove trees.
Adam Savage’s company Savage Industries teamed up with Bay Area bag maker Mafia to create the ideal tool apron. It’s made from 18oz cotton canvas with oil-tanned leather, nylon webbing and plastic buckles, and has easy-access pockets for pens, pencils, and hand tools. The leather under the hammer holders is a nice touch.
As we’ve seen before, the Brick Bending channel loves to create unconventional forms using LEGO components. Here, they show off a 685-piece build that can twist and flex when picked up. What makes it even cooler is that it just looks like a square sheet of bricks until it’s moved.
(PG-13: Language) The Unusual Suspect had to repost some of his popular “But I’m in It!” video edits. This led us to discover some episodes we’ve never seen, like the time that he starred in Star Wars: Episode I, got in a battle of wits with Yoda, and tried to juggle too many lightsabers against Darth Maul.
Airportag makes lots of fun products inspired by by airports and aviation. Among our favorites are their rugs, including a top-down airport map, a long and skinny runway runner, and a round one that looks like a jet engine. Each one is printed on a soft woven polyester chenille and is easy to clean.
Artist Blake McFarland previously showed off his sculpting skills by making a lion and a tiger out of tires. This time, he created an awesome-looking octopus by creating a steel, foam, and fiberglass form, then wrapping it in old bike tires. The glass eyes by artist Becca Barnet help bring it to life.
A great gift for campers, the Base Camp kit packs some of Gerber Gear’s most useful camping tools. It includes a tactical pack hatchet, a Compleat utensil set, and a Freeman fixed blade knife. The hatchet and knife feature full-tang construction, and the utensils include a fork, spoon, spatula, tongs, and 4-function kitchen tool.
Microsoft replaces its Surface Book with a new design that combines the best of tablets and laptops. Rather than a removable display, its touchscreen pulls forward over the keyboard in studio mode. It packs an 11th-gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU with an Intel Iris Xe or Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU and a 14.4″ 201 PPI 120Hz display.
The moiré pattern created by moving a striped transparency over special images can create the illusion of movement. While we’ve seen the idea executed using printed images, this is the first time we’ve seen someone draw the patterns by hand. We’re guessing there’s some editing trickery going on here, but it fooled us.