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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.