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Full-Scale R/C Airplane

Full-Scale R/C Airplane

We recently saw a tiny remote-controlled airplane that could fit in the palm of your hand. The guys from Tail Happy Productions attempted to do the opposite and built an R/C plane that’s the same size as the real thing. They built the low-budget plane primarily from PVC pipe and styrofoam sheets. But will it even get off the ground?

Horizontal Carry Leather Sheath

Horizontal Carry Leather Sheath
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Most knife sheaths are designed to sit vertically on your belt. This leather sheath from Topstache attaches horizontally, reducing bulk. Its elastic-backed center strap stretches to accommodate most pocket knives or other small tools with a pocket clip. It comes in dark brown, khaki, and black.

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MTV 120 Minutes Music Video Archive

MTV 120 Minutes Music Video Archive

1980s and 1990s music fans will remember MTV’s 120 Minutes as the go-to show for the latest in alternative music. Thanks to fan Chris Reynolds, there’s now a YouTube playlist featuring the more than 2500 music videos that ran on the show between 1986 and 2003. We’re assuming he had a little help from this website.

Acebeam Pokelit AA Flashlight

Acebeam Pokelit AA Flashlight
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This palm-size flashlight can run on a single AA battery but outputs up to 550 lumens with the included 14500 rechargeable battery. Its Nichia 219F LED produces a 90+ CRI with a neutral 5000K color temperature. Its 3.73″ long case is CNC machined from aluminum alloy, and IP68 rated waterproof.

Everybody Wants to Rule the Tuba

Everybody Wants to Rule the Tuba

Some songs lend themselves particularly well to being played on brass instruments. Musician Seb Skelly shows us just that with his wonderful arrangement and performance of the Tears for Fears track Everybody Wants to Rule the World, another track which reminds us just how great a decade the 1980s were for music.

Marvel Comics Library: Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963โ€“1965

Marvel Comics Library: Avengers. Vol. 1. 1963โ€“1965
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This 630-page hardcover book from Taschen compiles pristine copies of the first 20 stories of The Avengers. The anthology features Thor, Ant-Man, The Wasp, Hulk, and Iron Man as they joined forces in 1963. The Famous First Edition will get 5000 numbered copies, while the Collector’s Edition is limited to 1000.

How Matchsticks are Made

How Matchsticks are Made

A matchstick seems like a simple little thing – a piece of wood dipped in flammable chemicals. But this video from Wow Things shows just how many steps it takes to turn timber into thousands of tiny sticks. Pakistan’s Kite Safety Match factory in uses a mix of humans and machines to produce matches and their packaging.

Forging a Copper Damascus Katana

Forging a Copper Damascus Katana

Blacksmith Denis Tyrell of Tyrell Knifeworks shows off the build process for one of the most beautiful bladed weapons we’ve seen. He created this cumai katana with a Damascus blade comprised of twisted layers of steel and copper. He finished it with a copper blade collar and a stingray skin and leather-wrapped wood handle.

Samsara Folding Hammock + Tarp Set

Samsara Folding Hammock + Tarp Set
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This campsite set from Republic of Durable Goods combines their Mock One self-standing hammock with a detachable bug net and lightweight roof structure, providing shelter from the elements while you relax and unwind. The hammock can also be used standalone and includes a sun shade canopy and a cozy sleep quilt.

True Utility FIXR Multitool

True Utility FIXR Multitool
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True Utility’s steel multitool offers 20 functions in a keychain-sized clip. In addition to holding your keys, it has a bottle opener, multiple flat and Phillips screwdrivers. a wire stripper, wrenches, a nail puller, pry bar, box opener, file, cutting blade, spoke wrench, and more. It comes with a form-fitting leather pouch.

Slacklining Over Rotterdam

Slacklining Over Rotterdam

Jaan Roose is one of the world’s best slackliners. On August 8, 2022, he showed off his incredible balance – and balls of steel – by slacklining between two buildings and across Rotterdam’s river Mass. The 2cm (.78″) wide slackline measured nearly 500 feet long, with a 24% grade at its steepest angle.

Carved Wood + Resin Signet Ring

Carved Wood + Resin Signet Ring
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Carved makes these unique rings using the same techniques as their beautiful phone cases and other eyecatching objects. Each one features an inlay of burled wood and colorful resin set into a 316L stainless steel band. They come in five colors and ring sizes from 5 to 12.

Making a Resin 8-Ball from Scratch

Making a Resin 8-Ball from Scratch

We’ve seen what’s inside of a typical pool ball, and also a cool version made from stainless steel. Now, BensWorx is here to show us how to make a cast resin 8-ball from scratch. He started with a cup full of black resin, which he cured and then turned on a lathe. The trickiest part was creating the numeric insert.

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Ultimate Headphone Station

Ultimate Headphone Station
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Audio enthusiasts, Beveled Edge Studios handcrafts this elegant solid wood stand for headphones and personal listening gear. It can hold two pairs of over-the-ear headphones and has six small shelves for DACs, amps, and other small devices. They can also customize the unit to fit your audio equipment’s exact dimensions.

Could These Cargo Bikes Replace Cars?

Could These Cargo Bikes Replace Cars?

Cars aren’t the most efficient way to get around cities. They cause traffic jams, and are bad for the environment. Not Just Bikes takes a look at an alternative mode of transportation called a Bakfiet. These cargo bikes are popular in the Netherlands and offer a fun ride for kids. They come in 2- and 3-wheel varieties as well as eBikes.

PC Audio Volume Slider Controller

PC Audio Volume Slider Controller
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This made-to-order controller from Return to Paradise adds five linear slider controls to your Windows or Linux PC (sorry, no Mac support). It can be used to map volume controls and faders in DJ and gaming software via a USB connection. It works right out of the box with the open-source app deej.

The Canvas of Babel

The Canvas of Babel

Inspired by the story The Library of Babel, the Babel Image Archives has randomly generated every combination of 4096-color dots that can fit into a 640 x 416-pixel canvas. In theory, that should mean the archive should contain an image of everything that ever has, will, or might exist. Solar Sands explains why it doesn’t.

How The Post Office Reads Bad Handwriting

How The Post Office Reads Bad Handwriting

With billions of letters sent each year in the U.S., it’s amazing that most mail gets to its destination. While automated processing equipment handles the majority of the mail, Tom Scott explains how the U.S. Post Office deals with hard-to-read addresses using a mix of technology and people typing on custom computer keyboards.

Farming with Balloons

Farming with Balloons

Farming is a tricky business. When growing a crop like rice, it’s not easy to access the plants to apply nutrients or pesticides. This clever farmer uses a set of large balloons to suspend spray pipes over the plants, minimizing damage and keeping vehicles from getting stuck in the marsh.

ToughBuilt Modular Tool Bag

ToughBuilt Modular Tool Bag
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ToughBuilt’s 30″ long tool bag can be configured to hold just the tools you need. Its center bin has three removable dividers with pockets and elastic loops, while its ends each hold a removable, soft-sided case. The bag has multiple pockets on its exterior and is built to last. We wish it included the shoulder strap, though.

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Tiny R/C Airplane

Tiny R/C Airplane

We’ve seen some big remote-controlled airplanes, but this tiny flyer sits at the opposite end of the spectrum. Joe Malinchak built this minuscule R/C tri-plane with a 1.5″ wingspan. It weighs just one gram, and in addition to its tiny motor, it has a working rudder mechanism for steering. Watch it fly at the 3-minute mark.

Chowlite Mealtime Multitool

Chowlite Mealtime Multitool
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This lightweight tool is the perfect utensil for dining while in the great outdoors. The folding, stainless steel gadget incorporates a fork, spoon, bottle opener, can opener, a dull serrated edge, and a flat head screwdriver in one. Measures 4.5″ long closed and 7.75″ long opened.

Making Inverted Soap Bubbles

Making Inverted Soap Bubbles

Normally the only hole on a soap bubble is the one that you blow through to fill it with air. But science vlogger and teacher Steve Mould shows us how it’s easy to make a perfectly circular hole in a film of soap using a loop of thread. He goes on to explain how it’s a useful metaphor for the way cell membranes work.

The Audience Choir

The Audience Choir

Musician Jacob Collier is known for ending his concerts with singalongs. At the end of his performance at London’s O2 Academy, he turned his entire audience into a choir. He achieved this impressive result by dividing the audience into three sections, assigning them a note, and conducting them to raise and lower their pitch.

Nike Air Max 97 Metallic Silver and Chlorine Blue Sneakers

Nike Air Max 97 Metallic Silver and Chlorine Blue Sneakers
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A fresh take on the Nike Air Max 97 celebrating 25 years of the bullet train-inspired shoe. The sneaker is at its best in this new colorway. The mudguard is done up in shiny metallic silver, while the upper is encircled in rings of dark blue, complemented by a watery Chlorine Blue air cushion and matching swooshes.

Pitching Offensive Kids’ Toys

Pitching Offensive Kids’ Toys

The guys at Corridor Crew thought it was time to expand their repertoire beyond being VFX artists and into product design. So they came up with the idea of creating a line of toys that nobody in their right mind would put into production. Then they pitched their concepts to a group of similarly fake investors.

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