Instant Doctor

Instant Doctor

Remote visits with doctors have become commonplace these days, but this science fiction short film from The Bloc and The Youth explores what could happen if we ever let AI tech do the doctoring instead of humans, and serves as a tribute of sorts to the real doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals on the front lines.

Gorillaz: Aries

Gorillaz: Aries

“High tide, and it feels like I’m falling in again.” Gorillaz brings us a great new track from their Song Machine series. Recorded in collaboration with New Order and Joy Division co-founder Peter Hook and Georgia, the tune has the sounds and textures of a long lost track from New Order’s back catalog.

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Fly

Fly

Petrick Animation Studio presents a very short film inspired by “real events” that happened at their Moscow, Russia office. Along the way, you’ll meet a fly guy named Fly, and follow him through his brief, but magical journey through life.

Battleship Neon Pop Edition Game

Battleship Neon Pop Edition Game

This special edition of Hasbro’s classic 2-player board game has bright neon colors on its pegboards. The ships, hit and miss pegs are all made from semi-transparent plastic, and it all packs up into a colorful portable storage case for travel. Available May 2020.

You Want Some Cake?

You Want Some Cake?

(PG-13: Language) Sometimes it’s nice to take home a little bit of leftover cake from a party so you can enjoy it the next day. But this absurdist comedy sketch from Aunty Donna’s “Haven’t You Done Well” proves the old adage that there can be too much of a good thing.

Lumio Self-Cleaning Toothbrush

Lumio Self-Cleaning Toothbrush

No matter how much of a neat freak you are, toothbrushes and their caddies collect germs. The Lumio toothbrush aims to end that by retracting its head into a ultraviolet cleaning compartment between uses, killing 99.9% of germs. Plus, it cleans teeth with ultrasonic power, and takes interchangeable DuPont brush heads.

Armstrong & Hoffs: Manic Monday

Armstrong & Hoffs: Manic Monday

While sheltering in place at their homes, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong teamed up with Susanna Hoffs to perform a great cover version of the song that was made famous by her band The Bangles, and written by none other than the late great Prince Rogers Nelson.

StayTheF***Home Cardboard Desk

StayTheF***Home Cardboard Desk

With the goal of providing an inexpensive way to help people work from home, Denmark-based designers Stykka created a home office desk that you assemble from cardboard and zip ties. You can purchase it as a kit in regular or standing heights, or download a template to make your own from sheets of cardboard.

Carving an F1 Car

Carving an F1 Car

After impressing us with his sculpture of that Toyota Land Cruiser, Vietnam-based Woodworking Art is back with another great automotive woodcarving. This time, he turned a block of wood into a detailed replica of the Ferrari SF1000 Formula 1 race car. Though we can’t endorse using your bare foot as a wood vise.

Lumber Jacked Gym

Lumber Jacked Gym

Like many of us, Zachary Skidmore has temporarily found himself without a gym to work out at. With the help of a chainsaw, Zach built himself an outdoor workout facility by cutting up some trees near his house. It took him about 60 hours to fabricate the whole thing, and we’re sure he got a good workout doing that.

Desktop Trash Cans

Desktop Trash Cans

Keep your desk organized and tidy with these tiny replicas of the garbage and recycling bins that dot alleys and curbsides around your neighborhood. Measuring in at about 5″ tall, they’re perfect for holding pens, pencils, rulers, and scissors. Available in traditional blue/green, grey/yellow, or pink/purple combos.

Black Thought: Tiny Desk Concert

Black Thought: Tiny Desk Concert

(PG-13: Lyrics) With the NPR offices closed for now, their Tiny Desk Concert series is soldiering on without a live audience. In this intimate concert from The Roots’ singer and lyricist Black Thought, as he performs and tells stories about three new songs: Thought Vs. Everybody, Yellow, and Nature of the Beast f/Portugal. The Man.

UI Progo Stencil

UI Progo Stencil

This stainless steel stencil is ideal for sketching out user interface and user experience concepts. It features common icons for things like menus, arrows, buttons, and sliders, as well as social media. Its top edge includes a pixel ruler and column guides as well. Consider picking up some UI sketch pads to go with.

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DIY Starry Sky Holoscope

DIY Starry Sky Holoscope

A holoscope is a mirrored box you can peer into and view kaleidoscopic images which reflect off of its walls. In this clip from Vitalius Space, he shows us how to build a simple cube-shaped holoscope which produces an infinite starry sky effect inside. With enough skill and patience, it’s possible to build more complex versions.

Giveaway: Fenix Store Bundle

Giveaway: Fenix Store Bundle

Thanks to our friends at Fenix and GearforLife, one lucky Awesomer reader will win a bundle of four awesome lights, valued at $329. The set includes a PD36R 1600-lumen tactical flashlight, an HM65R 1400-lumen headlamp, a BC21R 1000-lumen bike light, and a CL26R high performance lantern. (Ends 4/16/20)

Hephis Carabiner Keychain

Hephis Carabiner Keychain

This heavy duty carabiner-style keychain features a rustproof zinc alloy body with smooth chamfered edges that won’t catch on clothing or bags. The black and gold clip has two holes for key rings, along with a built-in bottle opener. Also available in a silver finish.

LEGO Bomb Disposal Robot

LEGO Bomb Disposal Robot

This highly-articulated LEGO Technic robot by Shadow Elenter uses 19 motors to move its wheels, arms, snippers and grippers to defuse, pick up, and dispose of a phony explosive payload. We’re not sure we’d use it for a real bomb threat, but we’re still impressed.

How to Make 1-Bit Pixel Art

How to Make 1-Bit Pixel Art

Brandon James Greer is a master at creating pixel art. In this tutorial video, he explains some tricks and techniques for working with the most rudimentary of color palettes. 1-bit art embraces the limitations of a low-res monochrome image to focus on composition, patterns, and textures.

SurfacePad for iPhone

SurfacePad for iPhone

Twelve South presents an elegant wallet style case for your iPhone. The slimline case is made with premium leather that protects both the back and front of the phone, and supports automatic wake/sleep for iPhone X/XS/11 Pro. It’s got two card slots inside, doubles as a display stand, and is compatible with Qi chargers.

Surfing a Grass Wave

Surfing a Grass Wave

This crazy video loop shows what happens when grass grows on top of boggy marsh. Basically, the water forms a large bubble underneath the turf layer, which can actually be ridden like a wave – at least until you fall through it.

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Aged & Ore Duo Glasses

Aged & Ore Duo Glasses

Aged & Ore’s handblown, double-walled glasses have a neat trick – the eight lines on their sides aren’t just aesthetic. Each one indicates an ounce of liquid, making them perfect for measuring cocktail ingredients. They’re great for whiskey too, thanks to their bell-shape, and each glass comes with a spherical ice mold.

Orange Whip

Orange Whip

In the right hands, a whip can be an incredibly painful and precise weapon. But most of the whips we’ve seen are made from leather or paracord. This TikTok clip posted by masterlolik_yt shows how a heavy length of chain can be even more dangerous as a whip as it literally makes oranges explode on contact. More here.

Moye Works Titanium Comb

Moye Works Titanium Comb

Up your grooming game with the toughest comb in town. We’re pretty sure you’ll never break the teeth on this titanium and stainless steel hair tool. It features a balisong inspired folding design, and colorful red or green handle scales made from G10.

Debunkathon 2020

Debunkathon 2020

Rather than debunk a single bit of visual fakery this time, Captain Disillusion kicks off 2020 a few months late with a 10-minute compilation of videos which aren’t what they seem. That Zach King ladder clip is definitely a tricky one to figure out.

Making Skateboard Lumber

Making Skateboard Lumber

We’ve seen lots of nifty objects made from old skateboard decks, but what Woby Designs is showing off here is something different. By laminating together 20 wood decks, he was able to create a usable lumber with a colorful pattern running through its center. The prep work looks like the most time-consuming part.

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