Fab365 shows off a 3D-printable model they designed of Pixar’s adorable robot WALL-E. What makes the model special is how its main body and gear structure can be printed all at once then folded together. The grey parts and some moving pieces are printed separately. An STL of the model can be downloaded for free here.
Apple’s AirTags help keep track of your possessions. Give this useful gadget a proper home on your keychain or bag with one of Saegusa’s metal carabiner clips. They’re made in Japan from a single piece of stainless steel, brass, or Duralumin aluminum alloy – the latter coming in a black, green, or navy anodized finish.
Sony’s new Inzone line offers audio and video gear for hardcore gamers. Their headphone series features clean and modern aesthetics, 360º spatial sound, crystal-clear sound reproduction, long-wearing comfort, and immersive bass. They come in wired (H3), wireless (H7), and wireless noise-canceling (H9) models.
Creating a quality custom website or mobile app requires skills with user interface design tools. This series of online courses will help build your knowledge of Adobe XD, along with Illustrator and responsive web design with Bootstrap, HTML, and CSS. As a bonus, you’ll get trained on Premiere Pro video editing software.
Level up your desktop with a giant-sized mouse pad from Inked Gaming. They’re available in 35″ x 16″, 36″ x 18″, and 48″ x 24″ sizes with a smooth polyester mousing surface and an anti-slip rubber backing. With so many colorful and creative designs to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one. They also print custom designs.
This four-digit modern clock uses similar mini-display technology to EleksTube’s tube clock. Each of its four IPS LCD screens can display digits in 20 different styles, from nixie tubes to LEGO bricks. It has RGB backlighting, and you can even create custom themes with a Windows PC. Available with a white or black case.
Over the years, Ford Europe has created race-equipped vans to promote their production models. For 2022, they created this modified E-Transit Custom van with four electric motors and 1973 hp. It does 0 to 62 mph in under 2 seconds, and has modes for road, track, drift, rally, and drag racing. This video offers an in-depth look.
There have been many attempts to create full-color ambient lighting for TV screens. Most of them have technical drawbacks or a high cost. CopGain aims to solve those with a value-priced kit that works with 4K HDMI video, has near-zero latency, and renders colors accurately. The Deluxe model works with screens up to 120″.
This unique tabletop clock combines retro and modern tech for a cool cyberpunk look. At its core is a vintage IV-18 vacuum-fluorescent display that sits atop a custom circuit board. It can show the time, temperature, and date, complemented by ambient RGB lighting effects. Its modes are controlled by touch sensors.
Pianos must be able to play hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of notes during their lifetimes. This fascinating video shows how one piano manufacturer tests their mechanisms while loosening up any stiff parts before delivery. The machine has 88 “fingers” that each strike a key in rapid succession.
The X300 is a portable movie theater. It combines a Harmon Kardon audio system with a 1080p LED projector that can output up to a 100″ diagonal image. It can stream content via AirPlay, an HDMI source like a Roku stick, or a Nintendo Switch via USB-C. Its built-in battery can play movies for 3 hours or Bluetooth audio for 6 hours.
We just checked out what is likely the smallest working PS5 console. We now have the opposite – a gargantuan Xbox Series X that’s nearly 7 feet tall. Michael Pick teamed up with ZHC to build and decorate this beast, and yes, it plays games. It’s since been donated to the YMCA Youth and Teen Development Center in Atlanta, GA.
If the past is any indication, Sony will eventually release a smaller PS5. Matt at DIY Perks couldn’t wait, so he got to work stripping down its parts and created his own PS5 Slim. By moving its power supply to an external brick and building a custom copper water-cooling system, he dramatically cut down on its size.
Designers and engineers at Japan’s IMG SRC agency were given a challenge to come up with creative uses for a transparent LCD screen. The coolest idea they came up with was a touchscreen that simulates writing on a fogged-up window, complete with drips of water running down the screen.
Inspired by a vehicle in the 1960s action show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Tom Scott wanted to test whether it is feasible to drive a vehicle forwards via a video screen while facing backwards. The folks at Sparkmate helped put together a rig that let Tom test the idea using a custom go kart steered by a video game controller.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a manta ray?!? Robotics company Festo turned up at a convention with this unique and amazing metallic drone that moves through the air like it’s swimming underwater. It can be seen flying alongside a pair of chrome dolphins in this video.
With millions of packages nabbed annually by porch thieves, we dream of revenge with glitter bombs like Mark Rober makes. But it’s simpler (and less messy) to monitor deliveries and scare off thieves with the Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell’s motion detector, emergency siren, and instant video/audio alerts on your phone.
Artificial intelligence technology is getting really good at certain things, especially things like writing and replicating voices. This video from Speaking of AI combines both of those skills to create a convincing Jerry Seinfeld standup routine that he neither wrote nor performed in real life.
Love Hultén is back with another awesome custom build. The Doodlestation is an analog synthesizer with a playful aesthetic. It combines Sequential, Moog, and Hologram modules, a theremin, and a tape-loop echo. Complementing its easter egg colored keys and patch cables is a visualizer with a dude barfing a rainbow.
Think you can do better than WTF With Marc Maron or The Joe Rogan Experience? All you need is a smartphone, the Professional Podcast Masterclass Bundle, and a good mic so you don’t sound like an amateur. JLab Audio’s Talk Pro USB Microphone optimizes sound quality for podcasts, music, streaming, and gaming.
If you’ve ever played with a vintage manual typewriter, you know how hard it can be just to hit those mechanical keys with enough force. JBV Creative built a custom robot that uses 3D-printed “fingers” and servo motors to type text and ASCII art on an old Remington Rand Office Riter. Money shot at 15:34.
The Mavis is a build-it-yourself analog synth kit that embodies the spirit of Moog. The compact instrument has a 24-point patch bay, an analog oscillator, a voltage-controlled filter, a 4-stage envelope generator, and a sample-and-hold circuit. It easily integrates with any Moog semi-modular or Eurorack system too.
Upgrade your laptop with this powerful docking station from BlitzWolf. This 14-in-1 docking station lets you connect three 4K displays via HDMI and DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 devices, two USB-C devices, and more. It’s also an enclosure for an M.2 SATA SSD. It’s on sale for a limited time at Banggood.
After building several self-balancing machines, engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could make one that could help him walk across a narrow beam. It uses a large motorized wheel that changes direction based on the angle detected by a sensor. The trick is not letting his body compensate too much for its motion.
There was a time when finding what you wanted on Google was a simple task. But over the years, the ubiquitous search engine has modified its algorithms and design so much that it can overwhelm with irrelevant information and ads. Comedian Ryan George pokes fun at what it’s like to run a search these days.
A couple of years back, Stuff Made Here created a basketball hoop that was always in the right place to catch the ball. Now he’s back with an upgraded, cable-driven robot with six degrees of freedom so it can catch balls thrown long or short or off-axis. Like all good engineering projects, it required lots of failures along the way.