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Equalizer High Frequency LCD watch

Equalizer High Frequency LCD watch

This unique wristwatch from TokyoFlash Japan features a display inspired by an graphic equalizer. But instead of displaying audio frequencies and volume levels, its green dots light up to indicate the current time and date. The oversized watch uses an LED-backlit LCD panel to create the effect. Available with a black or silver case.

RGB Laptop Cooling Pad

Keep your laptop well ventilated with the Light of Throne cooling pad. Its quiet, high-speed fan provides a continuous and even flow of air to help disperse heat. It fits laptops from 14″ to 18″ and has built-in RGB lighting with 15 different color modes, as well as an extra USB port.

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Motorola Tech3 Smart True Wireless Earbuds

Motorola Tech3 Smart True Wireless Earbuds

Motorola’s innovative Tech3 earbuds combine three styles in one headphone: true wireless, sport loop, and wired via a 3.5mm stereo plug. They offer easy operation with one-step pairing and tangle-free cord storage. Coupled with the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app, assistance features can even help find lost earbuds.

Hisense 100L5F 100″ Laser TV

Hisense 100L5F 100″ Laser TV

This short-throw laser projector sits just 11.3″ off of the wall, but cranks out a massive 100″ diagonal picture. It comes with a special wall-mounted screen that rejects ambient light for use in all lighting conditions. Its DLP chip has a native 4K resolution, HDR support, Android TV, and dbx-tv cinematic sound.

TouchTime Smart Watch

Keep track of your activity, sleep, and heart rate with this slimline fitness watch. It has a round touchscreen, is IP67-rated waterproof, and can run for several days on a single charge. Originally priced at $199, it’s just $45 in The Awesomer Shop.

3Doodler PRO+ 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler PRO+ 3D Printing Pen

With a price approaching some 3D printers, the 3Doodler Pro+ isn’t for everyone, but it does feature big upgrades including a powerful dual-drive system, precision temperature controls that enable more intricate and consistent drawings. It can print with ABS, PLA, FLEXY, wood, copper, bronze, and nylon filaments.

Cryptic Auto-Calendar

Cryptic Auto-Calendar

Inspired by two previous Instructables projects, maker Wolspaw came up with the idea of building a truly unique calendar. Their machine uses a series of three rotating gears to display the current day and date, which appear as if by magic out of a bunch of seemingly random symbols.

Building a Smart YouTube Studio

Building a Smart YouTube Studio

With the help of Amazon Alexa and various smart home tech, Josh of MAKE. ART. NOW. built a studio packed with automation. The space incorporates smart power strips, smart light bulbs, and a security system that can all be remotely controlled. Using Alexa to turn off noisy appliances while recording is a really smart idea.

Pocket Operator Capcom Series

Pocket Operator Capcom Series

Hadouken! Teenage Engineering has teamed up with Capcom to create two pocket-sized sound makers, the PO-133 Street Fighter, and the PO-128 Mega Man. The Street Fighter model is a micro sampler with a built-in mic, while the Mega Man version is an 8-bit synthesizer. Both include sounds based on the games.

Wonders of the World Wide Web Halloween Special (1988)

Wonders of the World Wide Web Halloween Special (1988)

Retro software experts Squirrel Monkey look back a series of fictitious programs from the late 1980s that were designed to help people talk to the dead and predict the future. Early PC software was apparently way creepier than we remember it. And yes, we know the World Wide Web didn’t actually start until 1989.

Robot Pumpkin Carver

Robot Pumpkin Carver

Shane from Stuff Made Here has a thing for robots. For Halloween, the engineer repurposed parts from his terrifying haircutting robot into a CNC machine that can automatically carve pumpkins based on images he uploads to it. Along the way, he got to play with a fancy new Tormach plasma cutter.

Hoglet Fidget Mouse

Hoglet Fidget Mouse

This bumpy computer mouse from HedgeHog Health is designed to provide kids with learning challenges like ASD or ADHD with physical stimulation. But one look at the colorful and tactile surface of these pointing devices, and we want one of them on our desk too. Pre-orders start shipping in December 2020.

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC

Give your headphones a smooth and crystal-clear analog upgrade with Douk Audio’s P1 headphone amp. It has a pair of 6J5 vacuum tubes, and can be used as a hi-fi headphone amp, a tube preamp, or a USB DAC. It supports USB, RCA, and Bluetooth 5.0 sources, and quality up to 24-bit, 192Khz from USB audio sources.

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Altec Lansing ALT-500 Turntable

Whether you own a collection of records you haven’t played in a while, or you’re just hopping onto the vinyl bandwagon, this Altec Lansing turntable is a good place to start. It’s got a 3-speed belt drive, built-in stereo speakers, and Bluetooth streaming. Save 50% in The Awesomer Shop.

GoSun Chill Cooler

This cooler keeps drinks cold without ice. Its refrigerated compartment can be powered by the included battery pack, an AC adapter, 12V cord, or an optional solar panel that comes built into a folding metal table. The included 144Wh PowerBank+ battery can also charge mobile gadgets. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop

Best Portable Chargers 2020

Best Portable Chargers 2020

Phones, tablets, headphones, watches. It seems that everything you buy these days needs to be charged. You need a good charging pack to keep all your gadgets juiced up, and Everyday Carry has picked a dozen of the best portable chargers, from compact battery packs to solar units to high-performance wall chargers.

Alexa in 1988

Alexa in 1988

We already know what Siri might have been like back in the 1980s, now Squirrel Monkey imagines another virtual assistant existed during a time when voice synthesis and voice recognition were in their infancy. We love how it uses a cassette recorder to download songs from Amazon Music.

NPKC Engraved Wooden Keycaps

NPKC Engraved Wooden Keycaps

Transform your mechanical keyboard into something special with NPKC’s wooden keycaps. This set comes with a full 104 keys, including numeric keypad, arrows, and function keys. Available in beech, rosewood, or walnut, and compatible with Cherry switches. Pre-order now from Drop, with shipping starting January 2021.

Making a See-through Computer Screen

Making a See-through Computer Screen

See-through computer screens are a staple of sci-fi design. While they look really cool, they’re not the most practical way to view content. Still, makers Evan and Katelyn wanted to give it a try, set to building their own by modding a standard LCD screen, removing its LED backlight and polarizing filter, then building a new frame for it.

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

Auto-aiming NERF Blaster

There are lots of cool NERF guns and NERF mods out there, but very few of them actually help with your aim. 3DprintedLife engineered this cutom build which can lock onto targets and track them automatically, reducing the chances of missed shots. The main blaster is based on a kit from CaptainSlug.

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It’s Pronounced GIF

It’s Pronounced GIF

It’s a debate that’s been raging since the first file was produced in CompuServe’s Graphical Interchange Format back in 1987. With the help of podcasters Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch, YouTube personality Tom Scott takes a couple of minutes to set us straight on the proper pronunciation of the popular “.GIF” file extension.

Thermite Firefighting Robots

Thermite Firefighting Robots

Designed to combat blazes while keeping humans at a safe distance, Textron Systems and Howe & Howe’s remote-operated robots can blast 1,250-2,500 gallons of water per minute. The robots can climb stairs, shove and winch vehicles, and endure extreme heat. Would also be fun as a response to Elon Musk’s flamethrowers.

Editor X Responsive Website Builder

Want to experience web design in a completely new way? Editor X is a sophisticated website creation platform that has brought disruptive advancements to the world of responsive web design. They’re changing the game with intuitive design, built-in business solutions, and custom code capabilities. Start creating.

Colored Pencil Bluetooth Speaker

Colored Pencil Bluetooth Speaker

Maker King Minhvuong shows off a really sweet design for a tabletop Bluetooth speaker. He built it using hundreds of stacked colored pencils set into epoxy resin, then cut, shaped, sanded, and varnished the resulting block to form an eye-catching enclosure.

Sony Spatial Reality Display

Sony Spatial Reality Display

Sony has developed an intriguing new technology that allows viewers to look at 3-dimensional objects without the need for special glasses. While it’s too expensive for consumers, it could be useful for designers who want a realistic view of items they’re working on. The display is compatible with Unity and Unreal Engine content.

Tula Mic Portable Microphone

Tula Mic Portable Microphone

Podcasters and indie recording artists will definitely want to check out this unique portable microphone. It combines a premium USB desktop mic and a digital recorder with a slick retro-inspired industrial design. It also has integrated noise cancellation tech for eliminating unwanted background sounds.

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