After making a small parts organizer, Neil Pasken challenged fellow builder John Heisz of I Build It to create his own. John’s version has 18 swing-out “butterfly” drawers, each with dividers for keeping parts readily accessible. Other than the tiny set screws, he built it entirely from wood. He also posted a build guide.
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Aviation buffs, decorate your space with these playful cylindrical ottomans from Airportag. One looks like the engine from a jet airplane, while the other looks like landing gear. Each one has a washable polyester cover wrapped around a zippered insert filled with polystyrene beads. They measure 13″ across by 20.5″ high.
Handy Geng was tired of getting off of his scooter to open the gates to his workshop, so he decided to motorize one of them. Rather than use an off-the-shelf motor, he rigged up a mount and attached his scooter to do the work. Now he needs to buy a second scooter to ride through the gate. English subtitles available.
UK-based Sphere Designs makes this useful workstation for assembling and painting models and miniatures. It comes with a removable A4-size cutting mat and ceramic tile insert, brush holders, and with a rack customized to fit your preferred brand of paints. They also make standalone paint racks and brush racks.
This modern wristwatch has a design inspired by space exploration and black holes. Its deep case provides room for a floating movement and curved hands, while a concave sapphire crystal completes its look. It’s driven by a Seiko NH05 movement with a 40-hour power reserve. Available in stainless or titanium.
Woodworking Art continues to fill out their garage with awesome handmade wooden vehicles. Their latest build is a miniature version of the Ferrari SF90 Spider. It has lots of wonderful details, like a retractable hardtop roof and working suspension and steering. Its seats even slide back and forth, and we love the red brake calipers.
Miller Knives decided he could use another keychain knife so he set about building one that actually looks like a key. To make it work, he layered together three keys, cut the middle one to allow space, machined a butter knife for the blade, then joined the pieces together with a couple of nails.
Tesla teamed up with Radio Flyer to create a pint-size version of the electric ATV shown alongside the Cybertruck. This kid-friendly Cyberquad has a top speed of 10 mph, 15 miles of range, and rides on a steel frame with off-road pneumatic tires and disc brakes. Before you get any funny ideas, it has a 150 lb. weight limit.
Enter to win this one-of-a-kind Ford Bronco RTR, and help support restoration efforts for Dearborn, Michigan’s Fair Lane: Home of Clara and Henry Ford. The custom Big Bend Bronco is loaded with RTR upgrades selected by champion drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Awesomer readers get 30% bonus entries. Sweepstakes ends 12.20.21.
Pelican is known for its durable gear cases. The G5 applies the same rugged approach in wallet form. The clamshell case is crushproof and waterproof and has a stretchy strap on one side and a mesh organizer on the other, perfect for holding cards, cash, and a spare key or two. Its aluminum shell blocks RFID scanning too.
Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s 2021 Hanukkah Sessions continue to entertain us throughout the holiday. On the third night, they performed a faithful cover version of Barry Manilow’s 1978 hit Copacabana complete with a disco ball, shimmer curtains, and a cheesy lens flare filter. (Thanks, Harriet!)
Welcome house guests by inviting them to stop their dirty shoes on a face of your choosing. While you could put your own grinning mug on there, you could also go for someone you really dislike. Printed on a machine-washable mat with a non-slip rubber backing.
AeroBand’s electronic drumsticks let you practice drumming anywhere, working with your mobile device to play realistic drum sounds. They offer an ultra-low latency Bluetooth connection, and the AeroBand app helps you learn drumming via games. There’s also a bundle that comes with foot sensors to complete your drum kit.
(PG-13: Language) Despite the comedic chops of its actors and creator, Zach Woods’ short film is surprisingly serious. It follows the story of a severely depressed man whose emergency therapy session is interrupted by another pressing situation. Stars Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper, and Fred Hechinger. (Thanks, Rob!)
Designed to look like the ominous Borg Cube, this awesome advent calendar is packed with 24 quality Star Trek collectibles from Eaglemoss. Gifts include console screen drink coasters, Enterprise-D socks, a First Warp Flight commemorative espresso cup, and many other surprises.
When it comes to car acceleration, you can’t get much quicker than a Tesla Model S Plaid. FullMag equipped a Model S Plaid with a working M134 Minigun that just might be enough to convince slower cars to get out of the left lane. A second video shows a test firing with blanks and a night vision drive. (Thanks, Chris!)
Half-Asleep Chris created this wonderful LEGO railroad which winds through a snowy winter scene. The indoor-outdoor ride takes the tiny train through a gingerbread village, an ice cave, a spinning storybook tunnel, and a giant snow globe made from a geodesic dome. The journey starts around the 7-minute mark.
There I Ruined It wants to Un-Ruin a Christmas by donating the proceeds from their holiday fundraiser to Toys for Tots. All you have to do is listen to their new and improved version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas as performed by Dee Snider, then open up your wallet and give.
Mondo teamed up with WaterTower Music to create this expanded soundtrack of the motion picture classic The Wizard of Oz. Limited to 3,000 copies, the set includes three colored vinyl records with the original soundtrack, alternative versions, and outtakes, packaged in awesome accordion pop-up jacket by Alan Hynes.
Science guy NightHawkInLight takes a popular pendulum physics demonstration and amps it up. He starts out with a large pendulum made from metal nuts and varying lengths of strings for the bright shots, then covers them with tape and fluorescent paint to make them glow brightly under UV light.
Faber-Castell’s premium writing instrument features a smoothly-tapered black barrel with a diamond-engraved textured grip. It offers a smooth-gliding nib and perfect weight balance for comfortable writing. It’s also available as a mechanical pencil and a ballpoint pen.
These neat desktop gadgets add a splash of color and light anywhere you have sound. Each one of these LED light bars can respond with colorful light show using a built-in microphone and can be set to different color schemes using a smartphone app. We found a variety of these for sale on Amazon and AliExpress.