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Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle

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This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

The Green Tomato Kicker

The Green Tomato Kicker

When it comes to tomatoes, you generally don’t want to mix the unripe green ones with the ripe red ones. In this episode of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, they visited Weco to see a machine that uses light, optics, and computers to figure out which tomatoes are which color and kicks the green ones out.

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Chrome Niko Camera Sling 3.0

Chrome Niko Camera Sling 3.0
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Chrome has built protective bike gear for 25 years, now their Niko Camera Sling 3.0 keeps photo gear organized and safe. The water-resistant cross-body swings around for quick access or click the quick-release buckle to remove. Fold-out storage pockets and modular dividers are customizable for lenses, flashes, cables, and cards or film.

3D-Printed Folding WALL-E

3D-Printed Folding WALL-E

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.

Metal AirTag Carabiner

Metal AirTag Carabiner

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 Inzone Gaming Headphones

Sony Inzone Gaming Headphones
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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.

2022 Premier Adobe XD UI/UX Design Bundle

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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.

Inked Gaming Extended Mouse Pads

Inked Gaming Extended Mouse Pads
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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.

EleksTube X4 LCD Screen Clock

EleksTube X4 LCD Screen Clock
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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.

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

Ford Pro Electric SuperVan

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.

CopGain Ambient TV Backlight

CopGain Ambient TV Backlight

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″.

Cybertube VFD Clock

Cybertube VFD Clock

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.

Piano Key Testing Rig

Piano Key Testing Rig

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.

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Nomvdic X300 Speaker + Projector

Nomvdic X300 Speaker + Projector

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.

World’s Largest Xbox Series X

World’s Largest Xbox Series X

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.

DIY PS5 Slim

DIY PS5 Slim

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.

Wipe Fake

Wipe Fake

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.

Driving Facing Backwards

Driving Facing Backwards

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.

Flying Manta Ray Drone

Flying Manta Ray Drone

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.

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell
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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.

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Artificial Seinfeld

Artificial Seinfeld

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.

Doodlestation Synthesizer

Doodlestation Synthesizer

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.

JLab Audio Talk Pro USB Microphone

JLab Audio Talk Pro USB Microphone
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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.

Manual Typewriter Typing Robot

Manual Typewriter Typing Robot

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.

Moog Mavis Mini Synthesizer

Moog Mavis Mini Synthesizer

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.

Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

Air75 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard
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NuPhy Studio’s compact 75% keyboard combines the benefits of mechanical keys with a slimline profile. It has an aluminum frame, hot-swappable keys, and RGB lighting. It connects wirelessly via 2.4 GHz RF or Bluetooth and has a wired USB-C port. The optional NuFolio V2 is a foldable case with a tablet and phone stand.

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