Awesome Woodcraft builds some amazing miniature wood vehicles. In this video, they take on the biggest SUV they could think of, the boxy, gas-guzzling Hummer H1. The detailed model includes wheels that turn and steer, a spring suspension, and a hinged hood and doors.
This unique backpack cooler has a built-in tap for dispensing drinks wherever your adventures take you. It holds up to 3 gallons of liquid, a dozen 12 oz. cans, or five wine bottles in its removable stainless steel liner. It can be carried on your back, like a bucket, or over your shoulder with an optional strap.
When we think of how trains get their locomotion, it’s typically from diesel engines, electric motors, or maybe steam power. But there was a time when train builders thought they could make railroad cars go faster by fitting them with airplane engines. Curious Droid has the story behind these forgotten relics.
This insanely powerful 250-watt flashlight doesn’t just kick out 4100 lumens of white light, its halogen lamp, high-efficiency reflector, and heat-resistant lens concentrate heat through its front, so it can easily burn and melt items and even start a fire. The latest version runs on four 18650 lithium-ion batteries.
“Weird Al” Yankovic narrates this film about the enigmatic and entertaining showman known as Tiny Tim. Known by most for his falsetto voice and ambiguous appearance, Tim brought joy to millions with his ukulele and Tip Toe Through the Tulips, but also helped pave the way for other performers who refused to be pidgeonholed.
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Bedrock Canopy Luxe helps you enjoy modern stone-age living in your pool or a quiet lake. Clearly inspired by Fred’s foot-powered car from The Flintstones, this deluxe lounger has room for two, a detachable sunshade, a cushy backrest, a small drink cooler, and two cup holders.
Keep your protein powders and other supplements well mixed with the FORME. This steel shaker bottle is designed to prevent leaks and has a silent shaker mechanism. Its insulated body keeps contents cold or hot, and there’s a hidden storage container in the bottom, perfect for holding snacks, meds, or cash.
Burls Art has built some really interesting and unusual guitars over the years. His latest design features a body made by laminating together used skateboard decks, then assembling sections into a batwing design. The colorful cross-sections remind us of his jawbreaker guitar.
When is a candle not really a candle? When it’s a high-voltage plasma flame like the one shown here. The Action Lab shows how an ultra high-frequency solid state tesla coil can produce an intensely hot flame that can’t be blown out and that can even melt steel.
Designed by Lucas Burnley for CRKT, this compact but substantial knife belongs in your pocket. It features a G10 handle with carbon fiber inlays and an 8Cr14MoV steel wharncliffe blade with a stonewash finish. Its thumb slot makes for easy opening, while a thick lock bar ensures a secure blade position when in use.
Techmoan examines an unusual bit of retro gadgetry which lets users see the precise arrangement of magnetic particles on tape recordings. You can find a modern-day version of the tape viewer from Arnold Magnetics. It’s basically a round version of those Wooly Willy toys.
Pack and carry your gear with ease with one of Bear & Bark’s military-style duffel bags. It’s made from heavy-duty canvas and features a large opening on top which closes with a metal snap hook. The bag also has a storm flap to keep contents dry. It comes in four sizes ranging from 34″ x 20″ to a cavernous 56″ x 32″.
Keep your cool anywhere with this compact tabletop air conditioner. This ultra-portable unit takes advantage of evaporative cooling to chill your area by up to 59º in as little as 5 minutes. It runs for up to 8 hours on a tank of water and can be powered by any USB port. Save 19% in The Awesomer Shop.
Need to tighten or loosen screws in a tight place? This patented ratcheting driver can start at any angle, an improvement over the standard “click” spots on most ratchets. Its 12 bits store inside of its handle, so it’s perfect for your bike bag too. Plus, its head can be used without its handle for really cramped locations.
How’d you like to win a tricked-out 2021 C8 Corvette AND a restomodded 1961 Corvette Roadster, packing a 525 hp LS3 V8? The folks over at Dream Giveaway will give one lucky entrant both of these awesome sports cars, while helping to support veterans and children’s charities. Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries!
Director Pascal Schelbli, VFX Supervisor Marc Angele, and a team of talented CG artists created this short film which imagines what the world might be like if all of the plastics that make their way into the oceans came to life as sea creatures instead of polluting them like they actually do.
Weighing just 62 pounds, GentleTent’s inflatable tent puts a spacious camping shelter on your pickup truck. The rooftop area can hold a full-size mattress, while the bed section has a standing height of 7+ feet. When not in use, it folds to just 7″ high. Perfect for dual-cab Rangers, Colorados, Frontiers, and Tacomas.
Alawar Premium’s 2D action platformer features a cool, hand-painted animation style. Players take on the role of a three-armed bounty hunter on a mission to track down the galaxy’s most elusive fugitives and fight off their henchmen in fast-paced hack-and-slash combat. Add it to your Steam wishlist.
Andrew Scorgie and his young helper Jordan had some downtime during quarantine, so they set about designing a Hot Wheels track. The track they built starts on the roof of their house and runs to the ground, incorporating 36 sequential loops. The 72-foot-long track had a 36-foot vertical drop to keep the cars zooming along.
The XION electric bike has a cyberpunk style and attitude. It rides on fat tires, has a full suspension, and an elongated 2-person seat. Its frame and seat colors can be customized, as well as an optional laser-cut center panel with LED lighting. Its mid-drive motor can achieve speeds up to 50 mph in Race mode.
This playful spherical light can be rolled around and tossed like a rubber ball. It’s made from silicone and is waterproof, so you can even use it in a swimming pool. The light offers four brightness settings and comes in white or multicolor variants. Save 24% in The Awesomer Shop.
Welcome to the apocalypse, Las Vegas-style. Zack Snyder is the mind behind this zombie action flick. Dave Bautista leads a group of mercenaries into the heart of the undead infestation to steal $200 million in a vault beneath a casino… and the government plans on nuking the city in 32 hours. Premieres 5.21.2021 on Netflix.
LEGO and Warner Bros. teamed up to create a series of Minifigs based on Looney Tunes characters. The 12 mystery-bagged figures include Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian Devil, and Marvin the Martian. Available 4.26.2021.
Those little felt-covered things that strike the strings in piano are known as hammers, but they definitely couldn’t drive a nail. Musician Mattias Krantz wanted to see what would happen if he replaced all 88 of the piano hammers with real metal hand tools. The resulting sound is surprisingly pleasant and melodic.