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.
“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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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