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I’m Not Okay in Minecraft

I’m Not Okay in Minecraft

DoodleChaos spent over 100 hours working on this musical Minecraft design. Sit back and enjoy this invigorating mine cart ride which syncs up perfectly with the Vitamin String Quartet’s phenomenal cover of the My Chemical Romance track I’m Not Okay (I Promise).

Lost in Random (Story Trailer)

Lost in Random (Story Trailer)

This action-adventure game drops players into a Tim Burton-esque world. Those who dwell in Random find their destinies determined by a roll of the dice. The game’s protagonist Even makes a new friend in the form of Dicey, a living, breathing die, and they travel the six realms of Random to learn the land’s dark secrets.

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1000-Amp Hot Knife

1000-Amp Hot Knife

It’s been a while since we checked in on PhotonicInduction’s dangerous and destructive electrical experiments. With 1000 amps running through the blade of a kitchen knife, it glows a brilliant reddish-orange and can surely slice through much more than a stick of butter. But how long until the knife itself fails?

Restoring a 1980s Handheld Pinball Game

Restoring a 1980s Handheld Pinball Game

What you’re looking at here is an old digital pinball game that dates back nearly four decades. TysyTube found the yellowed and badly-scratched handheld system on an auction site, and painstakingly restored it to like-new condition. Using that ice cube tray as a screw sorter is a brilliant lifehack.

Different But the Same: City in the Forest

Different But the Same: City in the Forest

NY firm Breakfast has carved out a niche, building interactive displays that use electromechanical flipping discs to display images. Among their installations is this ultrawide variant with woodgrain and mirrored surfaces that reflect people’s silhouettes as they walk by, revealing similarities in human behavior.

Smells Like Seth Everman

Smells Like Seth Everman

Stone-faced musician Seth Everman is back at his synth with a performance of Nirvana’s 1991 classic Smells Like Teen Spirit done in a bunch of different styles. The steel drum version makes us want to lie on a beach sipping Piña Coladas while the sun beats down on us.

Carving a Lexus GX 460

Carving a Lexus GX 460

Woodworking Art continues to impress us with their hand-carved models of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Their latest sculpture is a detailed version of the luxurious, yet highly-capable Lexus GX 460. The part where they carved out the cabin was immensely satisfying, as was lathing the tires and carving the wheel rim pattern.

Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC

Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC

LEGO mechanical wizard Akiyuki shows off a hypnotic Great Ball Contraption module that carries miniature balls to the top of a series of five stacked and tilted rings. We wish we could shrink down to tiny basketball size and take a ride on this thing. Stick around to see two more variants which ride on a spinning base.

Copper Nozzle Carnage Ring

Copper Nozzle Carnage Ring

As we’ve seen before, Ross The Random has a knack for turning bits of hardware into small works of art. In this video, he shows us how he took an old copper nozzle from a MIG welder and transformed it into a badass ring based on the visage of Spider-Man’s terrifying nemesis Carnage.

Foreign Exchange

Foreign Exchange

Animator Corrie Francis Parks created this marvelously creative short film. Using only microscopic grains of sand and cut-outs of currency, it paints a captivating picture of the sometimes tenuous connections that tie together the global economy.

World’s Largest Chef’s Knife

World’s Largest Chef’s Knife

Kitchen knives are the right size for chopping veggies and butchering meats. But that didn’t stop Faraway Forge from making this impractical chef’s knife just to prove that it could be done. Its blade started as a rusty piece of scrap metal, and the finished piece looks more appropriate for combat than for cooking.

Marvel Hungry

Marvel Hungry

If they want to keep their strength up, superheroes and villains have got to eat. Film editor Ariel Avissar reminds us of the times when the heroes, baddies, sidekicks, and citizens of the MCU took a moment out from the chaos to grab a bite.

Making a Captain America’s Shield Bounce

Making a Captain America’s Shield Bounce

Captain America’s shield possesses some impressive, but implausible physical characteristics. In addition to its near indestructibility and ability to absorb energy, it can bounce off of surfaces and come back to Cap. JLaservideo wanted to see what it would take to replicate the shield’s key features, including its ricochet.

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Adam Savage on Hammers

Adam Savage on Hammers

Unless you spend a lot of time making things, you might think a hammer is a hammer. But as expert builder Adam Savage explains, a properly-equipped workshop needs several very different kinds of hammers. We also recommend Adam’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer.

24 Ways to Lace Your Shoes

24 Ways to Lace Your Shoes

The only way we know how to lace our shows is the alternating sides, every other hole method. In this video from Crafts DIY, you’ll learn two dozen creative lacing methods to make your sneakers stand out from the crowd.

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Making a Low-Poly Dog Sculpture

Andrey Kazantsev of Dirt Customs makes amazing low-polygon-count metal animal sculptures. Watch as he welds together a wonderfully pointy Doberman sculpture from dozens of pieces of precision-cut metal. He ships internationally, and his contact info is on his Instagram page. That giant panda sculpture blew our minds.

Thermochromic Digital Clock

Thermochromic Digital Clock

This fascinating tabletop clock tells the time by changing the temperature. Instructables contributor Twisted & Tinned created the display using thermochromic foil and surface-mounted resistors that heat up liquid crystals. They previously made a temperature and humidity display using a different

    technique.

The Fart Limit

The Fart Limit

It turns out most of the stuff that comes out of your butt when you pass gas is odorless. Michael from Vsauce explains the 1% that makes farts stink, and the theoretical possibilities if your body emitted much more of that noxious stuff.

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

The Day the Dinosaurs Died

66 million years ago, everything seemed to be going just fine for the dinosaurs. But then something changed, wiping out the thriving creatures. Kurzgesagt looks at how one seemingly small change in the skies led to the rapid extinction of most life on Earth. It’s a dramatic reminder to live each day as if it was your last.

1980s Laugh Track Machine

1980s Laugh Track Machine

We never thought that sitcoms needed laugh tracks, but apparently, some TV executives think audiences need to be told when to laugh. In this video from the 1980s, we get a look at a unique piece of equipment that used 10 tape players to add various kinds of laughter, with audio engineer Carroll Pratt at the controls.

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Bigfoot Fat-Tire Bike

Bigfoot Fat-Tire Bike

The wider the tires on your bike, the more traction you’ll get on loose terrain like sand, mud, or gravel. But there are fat-tire bikes, and then there’s BigWR’s Bigfoot bike, which he rigged with the wheels and tires from an off-road truck. We’re guessing it requires quite a bit of leg strength to keep those wheels turning.

Evolution of The New York Times

Evolution of The New York Times

The New York Times has been publishing the news since September 1851. In this fascinating and hypnotic 2017 video by Josh Begley, he offers up a visual history of the newspaper through the design of its front page. We’d love to see this updated on an annual basis. Best watched in 4K.

Between Walls

Between Walls

Snow and longboarding aren’t two words you often hear in the same sentence. But when deep snow gave way to a freshly-plowed road in Timmelsjoch, Austria, Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef took the opportunity to enjoy the scenery on the way down the twisty mountain pass. Film by Whiteroom.

How Film Works

How Film Works

The vast majority of still and video images captured today are shot with digital equipment. But for more than 150 years, film was king. Destin from Smarter Every Day offers a deep dive into the physics and chemistry of film photography, along with some thoughts on the upsides of using the analog medium vs. digital.

Hunter S. Thompson Word Painting

Hunter S. Thompson Word Painting

Artist Phil Vance paints portraits of famous people using their own words to create their images. In this time-lapse video, he builds up an image of author Hunter S. Thompson, layer by layer. His image of Dave Chappelle made from the words of his 8:46 special is equally incredible.

No Country for Old Chicken

No Country for Old Chicken

This commercial spot for Korean fast food joint Barun Chicken starts out as a tribute to the Coen Brothers’ creepy 2007 thriller No Country for Old Men. But things lighten up quickly after it’s revealed that’s not Javier Bardem under the wig.

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