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LUMI Keys Studio Edition

LUMI Keys Studio Edition

The latest LUMI keyboard controller from Roli offers more musical expression than ever. It has per-key pitch-bending, polyphonic aftertouch, and each key has colorful LED illumination. Each one has magnetic connectors on its sides, so you can join multiple 24-key modules into a 48, 72, or 96-key keyboard.

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO PaL+ Utility Tool

NEBO’s pocket tool combines three useful functions in one. In addition to working as a 2200mAh emergency power bank, it has a tri-mode 400 lumen flashlight, and a 3″ utility blade. It’s made from anodized aluminum, is water- and impact-resistant, and is USB rechargeable.

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Wire Stripper Robot

Wire Stripper Robot

If you’ve ever had to strip a piece of coaxial cable or other multi-layered wire, you know how difficult it can be to get things just right. The Nitronic ST730T is way more precise than hand tools. Simply key in the wire thickness and the exact lengths you want each layer stripped to, insert a cable, and it works its magic.

Lunar 01 Customizable Keyboard

Lunar 01 Customizable Keyboard

The Lunar 01 is a customizable 87%-size mechanical keyboard inspired by spaceship design. It has hot-swappable keys, a colorful LED light bar, a volume knob, and detachable fidget spinners that look like rockets. It supports wired and wireless connections and is available with a variety of keycap designs and color schemes.

Zacuto Smart Z-Finder Smartphone Viewfinder

Zacuto Smart Z-Finder Smartphone Viewfinder

One of the reasons that smartphones have been so popular for shooting video is their size. This viewfinder kind of defeats that, but it does provide pro-quality focus and framing tools, magnifying your screen, blocking out sunlight, and immersing you in your shoots. A hinged door on the bottom provides quick touchscreen access.

Fire Hydrant Stash Box

Fire Hydrant Stash Box

ThinAir3D is an expert at 3D modeling and 3D printing. After designing a realistic model of a fire hydrant with a hidden stash box, he printed it using Protopasta’s iron composite PLA filament, which allowed him to apply a realistic rust finish. The 3D model is available on Cults3D. Also, we want his Sticky Note Bot on our desk.

GoPro Hero 11 Black

GoPro Hero 11 Black

The GoPro Hero 11 Black has a larger image sensor to record higher quality images with a bigger field of view. HyperSmooth is improved and adjusts the amount of stabilization based on activity. Plus, new Night modes let you shoot light trails. It comes with an Enduro battery that lasts up to 38% longer than previous batteries.

Flying Into Photos

Flying Into Photos

Google is working on an AI-powered system that can take a single photograph and allow you to fly into a synthetic world. Infinite Nature uses machine learning to extrapolate hidden areas and areas outside of the image, while increasing the resolution of details. Two Minute Papers explains this fascinating technology.

How Wire Mesh Screens Are Made

How Wire Mesh Screens Are Made

If you’ve ever wondered how they make the wire mesh material used in screens for doors and windows, wonder no longer. This video from Hebei Kaiye Machinery Equipment Co. shows us how a computer-controlled machine takes thousands of strands of stainless steel wire and weaves them into a screen pattern.

Pan’s Snap Filter for iPhone

Pan’s Snap Filter for iPhone

Upgrade your iPhone photography without resorting to digital filters. Developed by Pan’s Scheme, the Snap Filter attaches to the back of Magsafe-compatible iPhones, adding a snap-on frame for pro-quality analog filters. Options include colorful lens flares, stars, a softening black mist, and a set of neutral density filters.

Moog Etherwave Theremin

Moog Etherwave Theremin

The latest Moog theremin has a five-octave range and improved bass response. It can also be used as a pitch, volume, and gate controller for modular synthesizers. It has a hardwood cabinet and quick-release brass-plated antennas, and can produce some amazing sounds – as demonstrated by The Octopus Project.

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra
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The Apple Watch Ultra is built for extreme adventures, with military spec durability. It has a 49mm titanium case with a flat-screen and sapphire crystal. Its larger battery means 36 hours between charges, and its dual-frequency GPS offers waypoint marking and backtrack features. Night mode makes it easier to read in the dark.

See-Through Video Game Consoles

See-Through Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles come from the factory in opaque plastic cases. BitHead1000 gives consoles ultimate upgrade by creating custom see-through enclosures. In addition to the PS1 here, he’s built a see-through PS2, a PS4, NES, and a Sega Genesis. The videos call them glass, but we’re pretty sure they’re acrylic.

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Cyberpunk City Gaming PC

Cyberpunk City Gaming PC

Nerdforge previously built a computer that looked like a medieval house. Now they’ve gone in the opposite direction by creating this awesome work of art – a gaming PC that looks like a neon-lit cyberpunk city. After finishing the exterior, they flew from Norway to Canada to let Linus Tech Tips trick out the insides of the rig.

Magnito Attachable Travel Mouse

Magnito Attachable Travel Mouse

If you’re like us, you’re faster and more accurate using a mouse than a trackpad. Venatron’s Magnito lets you carry a mouse wherever you go by magnetically attaching to laptops and tablets. The mouse has Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a slimline, ambidextrous design. It also doubles as a remote for presentations.

Overpowered Ball Launcher

Overpowered Ball Launcher

With the help of his gigantic 3D printer, maker Ivan Miranda built a ridiculously overpowered toy weapon. It uses a pair of powerful motors and belts to quickly load balls into its hopper, then blows them out the front using a ducted fan like the ones used in leaf blowers.

Mini Turntable Speaker

Mini Turntable Speaker
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This adorable little turntable doesn’t play tiny vinyl records, but it does let you listen to music from your smartphone via its internal speaker and a Bluetooth wireless connection. It measures just 4″ L x 4″ W x 1.8″ H and comes in either white or yellow.

SonoNix Nixie Tube Turntable + Clock

SonoNix Nixie Tube Turntable + Clock

This unique turntable deftly blends modern and retro design. In addition to its belt-drive turntable, it has a built-in clock with a vintage Nixie tube display. It has a built-in speaker and supports 33, 44, and 78 record playback speeds. It’s also got an RCA output for connecting to an external amplifier and can be used as a Bluetooth speaker.

Retro Sounds of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s

Retro Sounds of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s

rerunthe80s takes us back in the time machine to remind us of sounds most of us haven’t heard in decades. From analog televisions to VCRs to video game systems, see how many of them you can guess with your eyes closed. We scored 15 out of 19.

Hairy Pouter

Hairy Pouter

After 98-year-old Lillian read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, filmmaker and creative director Chris Carboni interviewed her to ask some questions about the book. He then used interpretive AI technology to create images to accompany Lillian’s amusing and endearing descriptions of the story and its characters.

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Earthquake Maker Truck

Earthquake Maker Truck

Engineers need to simulate earthquakes to make buildings and other structures safer. Tom Scott headed to the University of Texas to check out the T-Rex, a mobile test rig that can produce massive vibrations in the ground. Combined with sensors, it can measure the stiffness of soil thousands of feet beneath the surface without digging.

DJI Avata FPV Drone

DJI Avata FPV Drone

DJI latest drone is designed for first-person view flights. It captures 4K/60 fps video with a super-wide angle lens and works with DJI’s FPV Goggles 2 and a motion controller for pilot immersion and easy flying. A built-in propeller guard lets you safely fly in tight locations, and the drone self-corrects if it bumps into something.

How a VCR Works

How a VCR Works

VCRs might be obsolete technology, but they still featured some pretty smart engineering. That’s why illustrator and educator Jared Owen put together this in-depth look at the mechanisms that lie behind the VHS cassette flap. It’s cool to see how VCRs loaded and unloaded tapes without tangling them… most of the time.

The Shrimp Mini Gaming Keyboard

The Shrimp Mini Gaming Keyboard

The Shrimp is a minimal gaming keyboard from Nordic Game Supply. It includes only the 25 keys most used in FPS gaming, using Gateron G Pro mechanical switches. It has assignable multimedia dials at the top, RGB backlighting, and a detachable magnetic wrist rest.

Laser Pops Balloons

Laser Pops Balloons

When it comes to showing the power of small lasers, popping black balloons is one of the most effective demonstrations. With the right kind of reflector system, laser beams can be guided to hit precise targets, so they can pop numerous balloons in sequence like in this satisfying short video using a Wicked Lasers LaserCube.

Realistic Engine Simulator

Realistic Engine Simulator

Cars in racing games don’t have the most realistic-sounding engine sounds. AngeTheGreat’s Engine Simulator not only can replicate the mechanisms and physics of a car engine, but it also produces realistic procedurally-generated sounds. You can grab the source code for Windows on GitHub.

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