We love the rainbow gradients on these mid-century modern cabinets built by Ben from Woby Design. He created the curve-fitting sliding doors by gluing strips of colorful skate decks to a fabric backing. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen him make unique furniture from used skate decks.
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.
If you stick a plastic soda bottle under the force of a 150-ton hydraulic press, it will fail rapidly. But what happens if you reinforce the outside of the bottle with things like hose clamps, rubber bands, or zip ties? The Hydraulic Press Channel has the answer in their latest excuse for destruction in the name of physics.
The Slow Mo Guys offer up a brief lesson on how bullets work, then show us what happens when you fire a projectile from a tiny pinfire gun at the primer from a normal-sized bullet. It’s fascinating to see how a bullet behaves when it doesn’t have a gun to contain it.
The Prancing Horse breaks the crossover mold with its first four-door four-seater. The Purosangue looks like a proper Ferrari, driven by a mid-front-mounted V12 engine that makes 715 hp. It has an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, an innovative active suspension, and an impressive 49:51% front-to-rear weight balance.
Mashup maker Bill McClintock combined tracks from two bands at opposite ends of the musical spectrum: Steely Dan and Mötley Crüe. The result is a delicious blend of jazz, rock, and heavy metal. Listen closely, and you might hear some Ted Nugent and Van Halen too.
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.
3D illustrator Jared Owen loves to take things apart to show how they work. In this video, he looks at the mechanisms inside of two old-school mechanical scales to see how they use springs, gears, and plates to measure how much something weighs. It’s all about something called Hooke’s Law.
Fresh off of the toolgifs subreddit comes a video of a machine that cranks out those delicious Chinese steamed buns. Fillings for the doughy delights snake through a tube into a dollop of pastry, and then an iris mechanism twists their tops to seal them and give them their distinctive look. Just steam and eat!
What’s worse than the claustrophobic feeling of walking down an old mine shaft? How about adding a human-sized spider lurking beneath a trap door? Boylei Hobby Time created this imaginative diorama of a couple of miners who don’t know what dangers await them. This wasn’t the first time he went mining for giant arachnids.
If you visit Normandy, France, 60 euros will give you the chance to float off the ground strapped to your own personal blimp. Each blimp is filled with about 70,000 liters of helium and has a harness and wings for controlling flight. Tom Scott visited Aéroplume Écausseville to take the low-altitude flight inside of an aircraft hangar.
Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder is one of the most iconic Star Wars vehicles. Inspired by the one in the movies, Joel Creates added a real turbojet engine to a pint-sized Landspeeder for kids. It needed additional mods to make it roll smoothly and bypass the safety systems. Fingers crossed he makes a 3-jet version.
The battle between good and evil – the Jedi and the Sith – is at the heart of many a Star Wars story. In this video for WIRED, filmmaker and superfan Kevin Smith offers his take on all of the Jedi and Sith characters in the Skywalker Saga and its associated movies and TV series.
Funkyzeit Games used Unreal Engine 5 to make the Super Mario game they always wished existed. Instead of the franchise’s typically cheerful and bright look, Funkyzeit’s version is dark, moody, and at times even gory. We’d love to see this expanded into a full game.
Cosplayer and Disney fan Tina Elliott stole the show at the 2022 D23Expo with an outfit based on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride at Disneyland. The costume surrounded Tina with a motorized mini version of the classic amusement park ride, and won her top prize for her category and the Fan Favorite award.
Harpist Kristan Toczko offers up an early Halloween treat with this seamless medley of music from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies, Halloween, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead. Then she finishes things off with a little bit of Still Dre. We also love her cover of The Simpsons theme.
The idea that our bodies make more heat than the sun seems outlandish. In this video from minutephysics and XKCD, we learn how – going strictly by volume – a human radiates more heat than an equivalent amount of the sun. You’ll also find out what might happen if planets were made out of their corresponding element.
It’s pretty easy to toss something into a spinning fan and watch it get smashed. But how feasible is it to send an object flying through multiple fan blades and have it emerge from the other end? Leave it to the guys from How Ridiculous to find out.
Backyard engineer Geng Ge loves to make things out of parts he finds in the trash. Using a mix of junk and new parts, he built himself a bubble-shaped electric car that can maneuver in tight places. It features a curvy, stainless steel shell, wheels that can turn in any direction, a backup camera, and a 32″ TV for navigation.
Amen, Brother is an obscure B-side from a 1969 record by The Winstons, but it’s also the source for a six-second, 4-bar drum and bass sample which has found its way into literally thousands of hip hop, techno, dance, and pop songs. It’s even in the Futurama theme.
You know those pin art toys that take an impression of your hand or face? I Like to Make Stuff built a super-sized version of the plaything for their Maker Alliance pal Mark Rober to put in his new offices. He used large sheets of PVC, insulation foam, and 1000 PEX tubes to create the structure and its pins.
Exploring Alternatives takes us on a tour of one of the coolest tiny houses we’ve ever seen. Created by Repère Boréal, the Uhu is a 200-sq.ft. steel home that floats 40 feet in the air. After ascending a spiral staircase, occupants cross a bridge in the trees to enter the 1-bedroom home. Inside, it has a kitchen, bathroom, and a desk.
Adam from North of the Border continues to sculpt a horrifying series of pop culture characters with pointy teeth. This time, he took Nintendo’s Kirby and turned the vacuum-powered pink puffball into something straight out of DOOM, bestowing the creature with a set of choppers only a dentist could love… and skin-ripping claws.
Devon of MechanicalFiend is an expert at making detailed models and dioramas. She builds them from paperboard, cardstock, foam board, and popsicle sticks. To get us in the mood for her amazing miniature of Jack Skellington’s house from The Nightmare Before Christmas, she kicks things off with a little musical number.
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.
You can find all sorts of great household items and furniture at IKEA. But if you ignore the assembly instructions and make up your own, it’s possible to hack together stuff that’s not in their catalog. Tchiks guitars shows us how he used wood from various things from IKEA and turned them into a great-sounding electric guitar.