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Nitecore TIP2 Keychain Flashlight

Nitecore TIP2 Keychain Flashlight
$45  Buy Link Comment

Nitecore’s keychain flashlight is smaller than a car key fob, but in turbo mode it can kick out up to 720 lumens, projecting a beam up to 100 yards. It’s rechargeable via USB, and IP67-rated waterproof to 1m, and includes a detachable clip for belt carrying or hands-free use.

30 Wasted Years

30 Wasted Years

Russian animator Lazy Square sums up 30 years of slacking just 30 seconds with this well-executed mini short film. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel for more great animations – we especially enjoyed his unofficial NASA recruitment commercial and his Terminator 2 parody.

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Pen Type-C

Pen Type-C

Charliewhiskeytango’s precision-machined titanium pen weighs just 17 grams and is just 3.5mm thick, just barely thicker than its refill. It’s got a flip-out clip that lets you use it as a bookmark, and also is fun for fidgeters.

Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert

Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert

Public television meets public radio with a celebration of Sesame Street’s 50 years on TV, as Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, Abby Cadabby and a few people from the neighborhood regale us with 15 minutes of our childhood favorite earworms.

Ovum

Ovum

In Cidney Hue’s near-future short film, a woman decides to undergo a procedure after her life takes an unexpected turn. Like a 6-minute-long episode of Black Mirror, it raises some deep philosophical questions about technology, while also making a statement about real life.

Mosaic Palette 2 Filament Splicer

Mosaic Palette 2 Filament Splicer
$499+  Buy Link Comment

A slick upgrade for 3D printers, the Palette 2 and Palette 2 Pro let you print models with up to 4 colors from a single print head. It works with special slicing software and the Canvas Hub adapter to splice together multiple colors, and feed them to your printer at precisely the right time.

Captain Disillusion: A Correction

Captain Disillusion: A Correction

After posting his video on how interlacing works, Captain Disillusion was alerted to a small error in his video by an eagle-eyed Redditor. But since YouTube won’t let you replace a video after you upload it, he made this addendum video instead.

Flex Arm Vise

Flex Arm Vise
$35  Buy Comment

This crazy looking gadget is perfect for working on small items like electronic circuits or jewelry. Four of its gooseneck arms have alligator clips for holding objects, while the other two offer a flashlight and a magnifying glass. Its base can be easily attached to a workbench for stability.

DIY Bionic Jet Pack Costume

DIY Bionic Jet Pack Costume

Prop maker David Guyton made chest armor with a computer fan in front and a LED-lit jet pack at the back. He made it mostly out of steel and MDF, but he says you can use EVA foam instead. You can purchase the template for $5 on his website or his Android app.

LEGO Technic Defender

LEGO Technic Defender

We already know that Land Rover is bringing back the Defender for 2020. While not yet officially announced, it looks like LEGO is building excitement for the return of the classic off-roader with a 2,573 piece model of the utility vehicle, measuring in at 16.5″(l) x 8.6″(h) x 7.8″(w). It’s expected to drop somewhere around October 2019.

Private Internet Access VPN

Private Internet Access VPN
$50+  Buy Comment

Protect and anonymize your internet browsing with a subscription to this VPN service. Not only does it encrypt all of your sessions, but it can block malware, and allow access to georestricted content with servers in 32 different countries. Grab this deal today in The Awesomer Shop.

How a Pull-back Toy Car Works

How a Pull-back Toy Car Works

Ever wonder how the mechanism in those toy cars work so you simply pull them back, and then they zoom forward? Explainer of things Jared Owen’s animation shows us the inner workings of these spring-powered cars and how they store and release energy.

CRKT Iota Keychain Spork

CRKT Iota Keychain Spork
$6  Buy Comment

A super compact eating utensil you can keep with you all the time, it’s made from sturdy 2Cr13 steel, and works as a spoon, fork, bottle opener, package opener, and 1/4″ wrench too. Available in black or natural stainless finishes.

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File into Knife

File into Knife

Metalsmith Koss walks us through the process of taking an old, worn file and transforming it into a shiny new knife. The finished tool uses reshaped and sharpened steel from the file, with the addition of new G10 scales for its handle. We love how he preserved the texture of the file as part of the blade design.

How to Make LEGO Gummies

How to Make LEGO Gummies

The King of Random lives up to their name with this classic clip, taunting both our geeky and hungry sides with homemade gummies which look like LEGO blocks and minifigs. The video was inspired by SFHandyman’s how-to on Instructables.

How Cats Became Domesticated

How Cats Became Domesticated

While cats might disagree with humans as to whether or not we’re really their masters, felines are certainly more docile than long ago. TedED’s Eva-Marie Geigl provides a brief lesson in how cats went from wild, solitary beasts to not quite as wild, solitary beasts.

Jelly Comb Electronics Organizers

Jelly Comb Electronics Organizers
$14-$29  Buy Comment

Keep all your portable gadgets, cables, chargers, and other small accessories organized with these handsome bags from Jelly Comb. They provide elastic loops for cables, mesh pockets for chargers and phones, memory card storage, and the large and thicker versions even have room for an 11″ tablet.

The Big Bang Theory Pop! Giveaway

The Big Bang Theory Pop! Giveaway

The Big Bang Theory may have wrapped, but you can celebrate your love and nostalgia for the series with this series of Funko POP! figures from our friends at Entertainment Earth. One lucky Awesomer reader will win this set of eight characters. Bazinga! (Contest Ends 6/24/19)

Facts About Sharks

Facts About Sharks

Did you know that some sharks have been reported to live as long as 400 years? Us neither. Tune into this episode of Mental Floss‘ list show, as host Erin McCarthy shares 31 things you may not have known about these impressive Elasmobranchii.

Wood Laptop Standing Desk

Wood Laptop Standing Desk
$117  Buy Comment

We all know by now that standing while working is healthier than sitting. But if you don’t have the cash for a whole new desk, check out rldh’s walnut and birch stand, which gives you a perfect standing work platform for your laptop and external keyboard on a budget.

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The Art of Sci-Fi Book Covers

The Art of Sci-Fi Book Covers

Back when science fiction was considered pulp fiction, art directors and artists had the freedom to run wild with the cover art for sci-fi books. Nerdwriter pays homage to some of these notable people and their work, and reminds us to have a greater appreciation for cover art.

Whiskey Barrel Titanium Ring

Whiskey Barrel Titanium Ring
$96  Buy Comment

Caveman Bands creates these bold and unique wedding bands using hand-hammered titanium, and an inner layer crafted from sanded and polished oak whiskey barrel wood. Comes with a rustic wood display box. Regularly priced at $192, it’s currently on sale for 50% off.

Night into Day: SpaceX in Slow-Mo

Night into Day: SpaceX in Slow-Mo

Filmmakers Ryan Chylinski and MaryLiz Bender used high-speed cameras to capture incredible imagery from the launches of various SpaceX rockets. The footage is part of a larger project called Guidance Internal: Lessons from Astronauts, which is currently raising production funds on Kickstarter.

Robot Dinosaur Factory

Robot Dinosaur Factory

Creature Technology creates incredible large-size animatronics for museums, theme parks, live shows, and other attractions. Bloomberg takes us inside the factory where they make giant mechanical bears, gorillas, and imposing life-size dinosaurs.

Boomerang Trick Shots

Boomerang Trick Shots

It takes a good bit of practice just to learn to throw and catch a boomerang, but champion thrower Logan Broadbent and Dude Perfect show off just how much precision you can achieve with enough time, effort, and skill.

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Barbie Car Engine Swap

Grind Hard Plumbing Co. took a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang and hopped it with a Honda dirt bike engine up so its power and speed match its muscle car looks. Sure, it’s basically a go-kart with a plastic body now, but it’s still awesome and we want to take it for a ride.

MVMT Field Collection Watches

MVMT Field Collection Watches
$95-$115  Buy Comment

MVMT offers up a new series of modern and minimal military-style timepieces. The 41mm watches feature clean and easy-to-read numbers, a day indicator, and compass-inspired dial markers. They’re waterproof to 10 ATM, and come with either a nylon canvas or a linked metal strap.

Fiber Laser Cutting Demo

Fiber Laser Cutting Demo

Prima Power shows off the power and speed of one of its impressive fiber lasers. Their 6kW Laser Genius slices through sheet metal of varying thickness like a hot, razor-sharp knife through butter. We can’t believe how easily it got through that metal at 1:20. More laser porn here.

The Impression That I Get 12 Ways

The Impression That I Get 12 Ways

Ska Tune Network takes a break from performing songs in ska style, and instead plays a ska tune in 12 other styles. We’re not sure that The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ track works so well as an R&B song, but we’re suddenly convinced that Owl City could pull off a cover.

Wooden MacBook Keys

Wooden MacBook Keys
~$47  Buy Comment

WoodWe’s stick-on wood veneer keytops bring a fresh, natural style to Apple MacBook laptops. They’re just 0.6-0.7mm thick, so they won’t affect closing your device, and stick on with a long-lasting, but removable adhesive. Available in various languages for MacBook Air, Pro, and Pro Touch Bar models.

Aubrey Plaza vs. Hot Wings

Aubrey Plaza vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) Sean Evans sits down for a meal with notoriously stonefaced actress Aubrey Plaza to talk about her ghost cat, Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman’s farts, bat at invisible flies, tear up, and snort milk bubbles out of her nose. We love how they scored Tums as a sponsor.

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