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In the Shadow

In the Shadow

This fantastic short film by Fabrice Mathieu tells the tale of a shadow who finds himself frustrated with the actions of his wearer and decides to do something about it. Told using black-and-white footage from more than 60 films, the story unfolds much like a classic film noir, with plenty of action and intrigue.

Teenage Engineering Field Desk

Teenage Engineering Field Desk
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Known for its electronic music gear, Teenage Engineering has applied its minimal approach to furniture. This lightweight desk has recycled aluminum rails and a double-sided Formica birch ply work surface. It measures 47″ W x 30.3″ D x 29.5″ H, and you can attach accessories using m5 screws. (Side tray not included.)

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Split-Wheel Motorcycle

Split-Wheel Motorcycle

After seeing the video by The Q in which he split the rear wheel of his bicycle in half, Sean Kerr of Bikes and Beards wanted to try the same with a motorcycle. So he and his buddy Craig got to work chopping up the rear wheel of a Honda CBR 250R to replicate the idea. It doesn’t exactly look like the smoothest ride, though.

Chainsaw + Sword = Chainsword

Chainsaw + Sword = Chainsword

The zombie-slaying game Dying Light 2 Stay Human encourages players to improvise weapons to take down the undead. Thanks to Integza, we have a real-world, 2-for-1 weapon that combines the reach of a sword with the power of a chainsaw. The finished chainsword is driven by an 8 horsepower brushless DC motor.

Honey Under a Microscope

Honey Under a Microscope

After sharing close-up footage of Vitamin C crystals, photographer Jens Heidler of , Another Perspective has done the same with honey. This video shows what the sugar crystals in honey look when viewed through a microscope and illuminated with polarized light. How the crystals dissolve in hot water is fascinating.

Rulapen 30° Ruler + Pen

Rulapen 30° Ruler + Pen

Orangered Life is back with a new variant of their 30º Ruler. The Rulapen takes the angled aluminum measuring tool and adds a perfectly-matched pen that stows inside its body. The 6-inch / 15cm long ruler has precise Imperial and Metric markings, and its universal pen accepts more than 30 kinds of refills.

Army Truck Overland Tiny Home

Army Truck Overland Tiny Home

This Stewart & Stevenson M1079 military truck is now a home on wheels to Michael Ladden. After buying the gently used army vehicle, he invested $80,000 to convert it into a dwelling and motorcycle carrier for his travels around the world. Tiny House Giant Journey takes us on a tour of this awe-inspiring overlander.

Pull-out Truck Taillight Drawers

Pull-out Truck Taillight Drawers

Switzerland’s Black Sheep Innovations make these unique drawers that pull out from a truck’s taillights providing storage space for cans, tools, and even guns. The modification retains the original taillight and is completely seamless when closed. They’re only available for the Volkswagen Amarok and the Toyota Hilux at this time.

Making Parallel Pliers

Making Parallel Pliers

Most pliers open their jaws at opposing angles, but parallel pliers open them straight across from each other, providing better contact with flat surfaces. Pask Makes built two pairs of these unique pliers, explaining along the way how they work. Enter by 02.23.23 for a chance to win one of these handmade tools.

Caverns of Mars: Recharged

Caverns of Mars: Recharged

Caverns of Mars was one of the best games for Atari’s 8-bit PCs. Caverns of Mars: Recharged revamps the downward-scroller with HD graphics, trickier obstacles, new power-ups, destructible environments, local co-op, and global leaderboards. Coming to Atari VCS, Steam, Epic, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch on 3.9.23.

Steam-Powered Land Rover

Steam-Powered Land Rover

Land Rover is working on electric versions of its vehicles. But this particular British SUV has driven in the opposite direction. Its builder Frank Rothwell explains how he replaced its internal combustion engine with a steam-powered one. It runs on coal, ignited with wood kindling soaked in diesel fuel, so it’s not exactly eco-friendly.

Shift Happens

Shift Happens
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Designer, writer, and engineer Marcin Wichary created this extensive visual history of keyboards and the people who use them. The two-volume set is packed with 1300 photos and numerous stories about the amazing mechanical device that changed the world in so many ways.

Lamborghini Invencible Coupé + Auténtica Roadster

Lamborghini Invencible Coupé + Auténtica Roadster

As Lamborghini moves towards hybrid drivetrains, it bids farewell to its incredible V12 engine with two one-off specials. Based on the carbon fiber Aventador monocoque, the dramatically angular Invencible Coupé and Auténtica Roadster are powered by a 6.5L rear-mounted V12 making 769 hp, with four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.

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Olight Javelot Mini Long Range Flashlight

Olight Javelot Mini Long Range Flashlight
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This 4.58″ long aluminum flashlight is tuned for throw length with a beam visible up to 1968 feet. Its 1000-lumen light source is powered by a 18500 rechargeable battery and is compatible with Olight’s magnetic charging cables. They’re also offering it in value-priced bundles with knives, pens, and other EDC accessories.

Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors

Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors

These desktop speakers are engineered to focus their sweet spot on their user. They use balanced mode radiation drivers and passive radiators to cancel unwanted vibrations. Inputs include a 3.5mm jack and Bluetooth, plus a subwoofer output. They work vertically or horizontally and can be outfitted with colorful magnetic grilles.

The History of Little Debbie Snack Cakes + Cookies

The History of Little Debbie Snack Cakes + Cookies

While they might not be good for us, Little Debbie snacks are a serious guilty pleasure. Weird History Food delves into the origins and evolution of the company that gave us classics like Star Crunch, Swiss Cake Rolls, and Oatmeal Creme Pies. And yes, Little Debbie is a real person.

Experimental Wave Drive Robot

Experimental Wave Drive Robot

A little while back, engineer James Bruton created a robot that moved along the ground using a spiral drive mechanism that rippled its tracks along the ground. In this video, he revisits the concept with a new design that uses a camshaft to create the ripple and propel the tank forward and backward. It walks a bit like a millipede.

Skotti Portable Gas Grill

Skotti Portable Gas Grill
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This compact gas grill disassembles into sheets of stainless steel so you can tote the whole thing in a single, flat bag. It sets up in minutes without tools and weighs just 7.7 pounds for easy carrying. Its grill surface measures 11.96″ x 8.26″, and it accepts an EU-standard EN 417 butane/propane cartridge.

The Base Concrete + Wood Nightstand

The Base Concrete + Wood Nightstand
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada’s CurlyWoods makes these distinctive and substantial nightstands with a fiberglass-reinforced concrete body, a wood base, and live-edge wood drawer with smooth drawer glides. They come in three sizes – in black walnut, cherry, maple, or white oak. Get a 10% discount when ordering two or more.

David Bowie Sings Depeche Mode

David Bowie Sings Depeche Mode

There’s no question that David Bowie had a distinctive singing voice. Musician Joshua Woo has perfected his impression of the Thin White Duke, as he demonstrates in this Bowie-esque performance of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence. His version of Stayin’ Alive by Oasis is spot-on too.

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The Consultant (Trailer)

The Consultant (Trailer)

Christoph Waltz portrays an intimidating new boss sent to run a successful game developer after its CEO is killed in his office. The dark comedy will follow Waltz’s efforts to unnecessarily streamline operations as his staff tries to figure out the real reason he showed up. Drops 2.24.23 on Amazon Prime.

Nite-Ize Bigfoot Key Rack

Nite-Ize Bigfoot Key Rack
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Do you have lots of keys? The Bigfoot Key Rack can carry up to 15 keys without those annoying split rings. Its five included mini S-Biner clips make it easy to add and remove keys, and hold them securely once locked. The stainless steel clip is also available in a rainbow finish.

Useless Machine Battle

Useless Machine Battle

A useless machine is a contraption that’s designed to automatically flip its own switch off as soon as you flip it on. Fornax built a pair of 8-switch useless machines, then linked them up to flip each other’s switches, resulting in a perpetual battle for switch-flipping supremacy.

Simulating Evolution in Video Games

Simulating Evolution in Video Games

Video games have been simulating way that organisms thrive, evolve, and die ever since 1970 with John Conway’s, Game of Life. Over the years, simulations have become far more sophisticated but don’t always produce realistic results. Curious Archive looks at the strange evolution of games that simulate life.

Ship Ramp Jumping

Ship Ramp Jumping

This insane iOS and Android game puts you in control of gigantic ocean vessels that you float down a ramp and send flying into structures with the goal of crash landing into buildings and cities. It kind of reminds us of the addictive Burnout crash modes.

UCO Collapsible Camping Cup

UCO Collapsible Camping Cup
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Hikers and campers need to maximize space in their backpacks. UCO’s collapsible cup takes up half the space of a regular cup when folded and holds 12 oz. of cold or hot drinks. Its handle has a hole for a carabiner, and it’s made from dishwasher-safe, BPA- and phthalate-free, and food-safe polypropylene.

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