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Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

The PlayStation 5 is a powerful piece of gaming hardware, but its design is definitely controversial, and it doesn’t exactly blend into its surroundings. So builders Chris Salomone and Shaun Boyd got to work to conceal the console inside of a wooden shell that looks like a gigantic version of the original PlayStation.

NFT Masterclass for Artists & Entrepreneurs

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NFTs are all the rage in the digital art community. This bundle of online courses will not only help you learn about non-fungible tokens, how they work, and how to sell them, but also how to create your own using tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. A limited-time deal from The Awesomer Shop.

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Block Line Engineer

Block Line Engineer

Electron Dust, the engineer behind the fascinating Octo-Bouncer, created this physics-based sandbox game where players build and position machines to toss and drop blocks into holes. Connect and program multiple robot arms and grippers to pass along blocks and feed them to the proper location.

2022 Ultimate Adobe CC Training Bundle

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Build your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Lightroom, XD, and more with this series of nine online courses designed to help beginners through advanced users reach the next level using Adobe’s ubiquitous and useful suite of tools for digital artists. Save 98% in The Awesomer Shop.

Snoppa Rover Cinema Dolly

Snoppa Rover Cinema Dolly

This motorized, all-terrain dolly helps you capture smooth cinematic video thanks to its electrically-stabilized tripod wheels. It can carry camera equipment up to 15 kg (~33 lb), spins 360º with zero turning radius, and can be operated hands-on, remotely, follow a target, or drive along a pre-programmed path.

Seven Device Army

Seven Device Army

The Device Orchestra is back to perform one of their most requested songs ever. Everyone’s favorite band of electric toothbrushes, typewriters, credit card machines, and miscellaneous appliances is perfectly suited to the thumpy and repetitive bass rhythm of the White Stripes classic Seven Nation Army.

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept

Autonomous luxury with zero emissions and zero crashes sums up Cadillac’s third Halo Concept vehicle. The slick, two-passenger EV sports a range of self-driving and connected tech. The use of biometric input, AI machine learning, and GM’s Ultifi software redefines how passengers cruise in its serene cabin.

Retro Tech: Magic Message Audio Repeater

Retro Tech: Magic Message Audio Repeater

Techmoan shows off another strange bit of 1980s tech. The Magic Message was a cassette tape player attached to a remote transducer and designed to play audio descriptions of products when a salesperson wasn’t available. It had suction cups and was designed to be installed inside of a window.

Inside the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

Inside the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

With locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines is filled with vintage arcade machines that date back to the Soviet era. Incredibly, the machines have all been restored and are playable. Baklykov. Live takes us on a tour of the museum, its machines, and other artifacts.

Velvet Keyboard

Velvet Keyboard

We’re not too sure how we feel about a fuzzy keyboard, but this is the Internet, so somebody out there needs to try every idea at least once. Makers Evan and Katelyn took an ordinary computer keyboard and gave it a tactile feel with the same kind of velvet flocking they put in jewelry boxes. Last-minute Valentine’s gift, anyone?

Hula Hoop Light Painting

Hula Hoop Light Painting

Performing artist Amy Inspiral shows off some sweet hula hoop moves, enhanced by a hypnotic light show courtesy of her Moodhoops FutureHoop Pro. The high-tech hula hoop has embedded RGB LEDs and can display animated patterns animations using a persistence-of-vision effect.

Making a Double-Shot Polyurethane Keycap

Making a Double-Shot Polyurethane Keycap

Keymacs makes high-end keyboards. In this video, they show how LEGO bricks and polyurethane can be used to create a double-shot keycap. They then use a CNC router to engrave the details and refine the shape of the mold, then make an additional set of molds to produce the contrasting letter embedded in each key.

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Lander Cairn XL Lantern

Lander Cairn XL Lantern
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Lander’s palm-size light adds a bright area light to your tent, campsite, or while going for a nighttime stroll. Its elastic tether can anchor to itself for attaching to bags and clothing, and the 350-lumen lantern is both waterproof and drop-proof. It has a built-in 10000 mAh battery for charging gadgets or up to 250 hours of light.

Niimbot D11 Label Maker

Niimbot D11 Label Maker
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This palm-size printer makes quick work of labeling cables, circuit breakers, parts drawers, and more. It uses thermal printing, so it never needs ink and can print text, QR codes, and bar codes on dozens of different label styles, including transparent ones. Its labels are waterproof and peel off without leaving a mess.

Every Video Is an Illusion

Every Video Is an Illusion

Videos and film images aren’t moving at all. They’re just a collection of back-to-back frames that our brains stitch together to create the illusion of movement. Joe Hanson of the PBS series Be Smart takes a deep dive into the way that our eyes and minds process images and how motion picture devices work.

Optic Portable Laser Cutter

Optic Portable Laser Cutter

Laser cutters are useful tools to have in a workshop, but they take up a lot of space. Rendyr’s Optic Laser Cutter folds up small when not in use, and its detachable cutting mat means you can cut on top of objects like tabletops for a virtually limitless work area. It has dual laser diodes totaling 15-watts and a built-in filtration system.

x1 bitLighter Portable Photo/Video Light

x1 bitLighter Portable Photo/Video Light

The x1 bitLighter provides a different kind of light source for photographers and videographers. It’s shaped like a handheld flashlight and outputs a clean, bright light in 3000K to 5000K color temperatures with a 93+ CRI, and up to 2700 lumen output. Its adjustable width beam has no hot spots and won’t flicker. Includes a tripod clamp.

JBuds Go Air Tones True Wireless Earbuds

JBuds Go Air Tones True Wireless Earbuds
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Earpods usually come in standard black or white, but the people who wear them come in a medley of flesh tones. Go Air Tones True Wireless Earbuds are the first to recognize the skin we’re in by developing earbuds in an affordable range of seven neutral colors to blend in harmony with the wearer.

KeySmart MAX Key Organizer

KeySmart MAX Key Organizer
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While it’s not nearly as slim as the original KeySmart key organizer, the KeySmart MAX makes up for that with features. It has a built-in Tile Bluetooth tracker and a loud tone to help you find lost keys, a bright flashlight with a rechargeable battery, a multitool blade, and holds up to 14 keys.

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BigKNOB Macropad Controller

BigKNOB Macropad Controller
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LeafCutter Labs’ add-on controller has four programmable macro keys and a 360º encoder knob, making it a great input device for creative apps or for controlling media. It comes in a powder-coated steel case with a 32mm aluminum knob. Choose from case lit or key lit versions.

Steampunk Gear Phone Case

Steampunk Gear Phone Case

An unnamed artist from China shows off a unique handmade phone case that’s so steampunk that its gears actually turn. It might not be the most practical design, but it sure looks awesome. We found a similar case you can actually purchase over on Etsy, or you could just glue some gears on your own and call it a day.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV RST First Edition

The 2024 Silverado EV is a bumper-to-bumper reimagining of Chevy’s best-selling truck, and this 664 hp stallion is no longer a gas-guzzler. The 4-door, 4-wheel-drive all-electric RST First Edition uses a DC fast-charging system to “fuel” up for a 400-mile range, and to carry or tow up to 10,000 pounds.

Building a Massive Portable Power Bank

Building a Massive Portable Power Bank

If you search around on Amazon, you can find some pretty big portable power banks. But Handy Geng needs more milliamp hours of power, so he got to building this enormous power pack that has batteries totaling 27,000,000 mAh (or 27,000 amp-hours) of power output. And yes, it’s still portable, kinda.

Making a Coin Sorter Machine

Making a Coin Sorter Machine

It’s easy enough to build a simple sorter that organizes coins based on size, but Daniele Tartaglia went the extra mile. The maker created an electromechanical coin sorting machine that not only separates and stacks coins based on denominations but counts and totals them as they drop through a curvy maze.

The Object-Spawning Keyboard

The Object-Spawning Keyboard

DoodleChaos loves to create visualizations of music. While they usually use programs like Minecraft, Planet Coaster, and Line Rider, they made this video with a custom Unity program that reads MIDI files and drops an object each time a key is pressed. As the music progresses, the density of the falling Tetrominoes goes insane.

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