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Elation Hypercars Freedom

Elation Hypercars Freedom

NoCal’s Elation Hypercars is showing off its $2 million electric sports car. The Elation Freedom is slated to produce 1414 hp via its three liquid-cooled motors – or 1903 hp for buyers who opt for a fourth drive unit. It also features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which should help offset the weight of its 100kWh or 120kWh battery.

XSplit VCam Background Replacer

Do you stream and share videos? This software offers quick and easy background replacement for podcasts, vlogs, and game streaming, all without a green screen. It works in concert with various Windows streaming and video conferencing apps. Save an extra 40% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE40 (Exp. 11.27.20)

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Innova 1000 CarScan Mobile

Innova 1000 CarScan Mobile

When the dreaded “check engine” and other dashboard warning lights flare, discover what’s wrong without a costly trip to a mechanic. The Innova 1000 Car Scan Mobile turns smartphones into advanced OBD2 diagnostic tools. It pairs with the RepairSolutions 2 app for systems health checks of most cars made since 1996.

LUFT Cube Portable Air Purifier

This USB-powered 3.14″ cube puts a high-tech air purifier on your desktop. It uses a solid-state photocatalyst tech to destroy bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants, returning fresh air to your space with its whisper-quiet ≤30dB fan. Save an extra 20% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE20 (expires 11.27.2020)

Making a Pair of Self-lacing Shoes

Making a Pair of Self-lacing Shoes

A few years back, Nike made a working version of its MAG sneakers from Back to the Future II. After a couple of guys from Hacksmith Industries figured out that their leader might not know how to tie his own laces, they engineered a pair of self-lacing Vessi sneakers which are a bit more subtle in style than the ones from the movie.

TRING Phone Grip Multitool

TRING Phone Grip Multitool

Most ring-style phone grips do just one thing. The TRING not only improves your grip on your precious gadget, it adds five hexagonal wrenches, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a bottle opener, box cutter, and seatbelt cutter. It holds to the back of your phone or case using a powerful magnet and doubles as a phone stand.

Premium Learn to Code Bundle 2021

This series of courses will help you master full-stack web development using PHP, JavaScript, C#, Python, Bootstrap, HTML, and CSS, along with more advanced lessons in machine learning and data science. In all, there are 27 courses. Save an extra 70% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE70 (Expires 11.27.2020).

Powering a Home on Laptop Batteries

Powering a Home on Laptop Batteries

Most homes get power from utility companies, which can be costly and negatively impact the environment. VICE Impact introduces us to Jehu Garcia, an electronics enthusiast who has built a DIY powerwall – an off-grid installation of recycled lithium-ion batteries that stores solar energy and power his home.

Nova 360 Motion VR Simulator

Nova 360 Motion VR Simulator

New Zealand tech startup Eight360 has created a motion simulator that looks like something out of Jurassic World or Oblivion. The sphere can rotate untethered in any direction, meaning its occupant can tumble, roll, and spin. Its movements are synced with a VR headset, so motion sickness isn’t as likely as stationary VR.

3DPrintMill Infinite-Z 3D Printer

3DPrintMill Infinite-Z 3D Printer

Not long ago, we saw a custom-built 3D printer that could output infinitely-long objects. Now 3D printer company Creality is readying a version that anyone can buy. The 3DPrintMill has a heated continuous belt print bed which lets it print multiple small parts in a row, or very long objects. It offers a print accuracy of +/-0.1mm.

Mujjo Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve

Mujjo Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve

The 13” MacBook Air deserves an equally well-designed sleeve to keep it secure. Amsterdam’s Mujjo crafted just the thing, a sophisticated asymmetrical envelope-styled Macbook Air & Pro Sleeve carry case. Made with an upscale combo of heavy-duty felt and full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather flap with a one-snap closure.

Typewriter Drum Machine

Typewriter Drum Machine

William Sun Petrus took an old 1920s Remington Portable typewriter and modded it into an electronic drum machine. Basically, it works as a MIDI controller, so it can play whatever sounds he loads into Ableton. He had to remix the live audio so you could hear it over the mechanical clacking sounds though.

Naztech 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock

This charging dock serves double duty as both a Qi wireless charger and a portable battery pack. Simply remove the battery from the base station, and you have a 10,000 mAh wireless power bank you can take with you. It can charge up to three devices at once, and it’s on sale for 44% off in The Awesomer Shop.

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What’s Your Face LED Mask

What’s Your Face LED Mask

And the 2020 award for creepiest Kickstarter goes to… Neon Culture’s What’s Your Face LED Mask. This programmable costume lets you replace your face with another with the tap of your phone screen. It has over 2,000 individual LEDs which can be used to display one of a number of digitized faces or animated effects.

MakerMade M2 Cutting Machine

MakerMade M2 Cutting Machine

The M2 is a CNC machine that can automatically cut shapes in materials up to 4′ x 8′. Instead of taking up table space, it mounts on the wall and uses a precision chain drive to move a router on X/Y axes, while it can adjust the router Z-axis for depth. Sold in kit form, and the DeWalt 611 router shown is sold separately.

Unreal Virtual Production 2020 Sizzle Reel

Unreal Virtual Production 2020 Sizzle Reel

Epic Games and Unreal Engine helped to develop the amazing virtual environments used to bring The Mandalorian to life. As this highlight reel shows, theirt technique of combining projected, camera-tracked CG environments with live actors and props has far-reaching potential for all kinds of video production.

How Smart Home Technology Makes Life Better

Smart home gadgets can make controlling your home easier, from turning on lights when you walk in the door, to seeing who’s at the door from your phone, to keeping your place secure. Our friends at batteriesplus.com and Batteries Plus Bulbs stores offer an array of smart home tech, including these great products from Geeni.

TRNDlabs Spectre Drone

This bargain-priced, short-range drone is really easy to use, with automatic take-off, landing, and altitude hold. Its camera captures 720p HD video, and you can watch a live feed of its footage using its companion mobile app. It also has LED lighting for night flights. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

How to Make a Real Bat-Signal

How to Make a Real Bat-Signal

If you’ve got a theatrical Leko light and a metal pattern gobo lying around, you can project your own Bat-signal with ease. But if you don’t and you’re resourceful like NightHawkInLight, you can still build one, using a flashlight like the crazy-bright Imalent MS18, along with lenses and parts you can buy from eBay.

Apple HomePod Mini

Apple HomePod Mini

Despite being just 3.3″ tall, Apple’s smart speaker kicks out room-filling 360º sound. Its spherical mesh enclosure looks great, and it works as a wireless audio system, voice-based smart home controller, and personal assistant for up to six different people. To protect privacy, it ONLY listens when you prompt it with “Hey Siri.”

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Shower Power Speaker

Shower Power Speaker

Ampere’s waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker never needs to be plugged in. Instead, it uses a hydroelectric generator to capture energy from the water flowing to your shower head. Its design provides omnidirectional sound and it can pair with a second mini speaker for sound throughout your bathroom.

FindyBot 3000 Organizer

FindyBot 3000 Organizer

If you have lots of small parts in your workshop, it can be a challenge to keep them organized. Engineer Dustin Dobransky built a voice-based system using Google Home, IFTTT, a Particle Photon microcontroller, and LED strip lights to place and find items in unlabeled bins. Complete build details on Instructables.

Orb Bike Light Bottle

Orb Bike Light Bottle

Improve your bicycle’s nighttime safety and visibility without installing extra equipment. Simply place this water bottle into your bottle cage, and you’ll get a bright source of light. It runs for up to 8 hours in constant mode, and 16 hours in flash mode. Of course, it still holds drinks too.

QiStone+ Wireless Portable Charger

Keep your phone juiced up whenever you need it with this 4000mAh battery pack. In addition to a standard USB charging port, it has a wireless Qi charger, so you can recharge two devices at once. Save 62% off the list price in The Awesomer Shop.

Elo: Hot Stones at Home

Elo: Hot Stones at Home

Hot stone massage can be so soothing. Now you can enjoy the same warmth and peaceful experience at home with Elo. The set includes a heated base station, seven smooth volcanic rocks, and a silicone stone mat. The Elo offers three heat settings, a built-in diffuser, LED lighting, and will offer smartphone control.

Long Distance Friendship Lamps

Long Distance Friendship Lamps

Let a loved one know you’re thinking about them whether you’re across town or across the globe. These wi-fi connected lamps change colors when someone touches the one it’s been paired with. Just tap, and the other light will match the color of its partner. Sold individually or in pairs.

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