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Feel Good Inc on Speed Bag

Feel Good Inc on Speed Bag

Speedbag Bard has a unique talent – he can punch a speed bag in time with music. Here, he shows off his bag skills with a rhythmic performance of the hit Gorillaz track Feel Good Inc. His YouTube channel is packed with other speed bag covers, includingPost Malone & Swae Lee’s Sunflower, and Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, and Sisqo’s Thong Song.

E-paper Desktop Display

E-paper Desktop Display

E-paper, or E-ink displays, use tiny color-changing capsules to display high-contrast, daylight-readable images with a minimum of electricity. David Zhang shows off a neat use for an E-paper screen—an always-on desktop display with widgets for the time, date, weather, and device status of his computer. It’s not for sale, but David did share source code.

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Making a Damascus Dagger from Steel Balls

Making a Damascus Dagger from Steel Balls

Damascus steel is made by pressing layers of forged metal together. HANS shows how he made a gorgeous dagger using thousands of steel bearing balls. The resulting metal pattern is something he calls Dragon Skin. After making the blade, he fabricated a brass crossguard and a wooden handle. It’s based on a design by Neels Van Den Berg of Black Dragon Forge.

Michael Keaton on His Characters

Michael Keaton on His Characters

From Batman to Beetlejuice to Birdman, Michael Keaton is a man of many personas. Keaton sat down for an interview with GQ to talk about some of his most iconic characters, their sources of inspiration, and how he got inside their heads. For some roles, the costume and makeup provided enough of a hook, while others required him to dig much deeper.

How a Krispy Kreme Donut Machine Works

How a Krispy Kreme Donut Machine Works

Jared Owen presents another fascinating animation of a complex machine—or, in this case, multiple machines working together. In this video, he walks us through the automated donut factory, which you can find at many Krispy Kreme locations. These machines can crank out up to 3000 donuts per hour. Our favorite part is the glaze waterfall.

Making a Crown from Molten Metal + Orbeez

Making a Crown from Molten Metal + Orbeez

Science expert Joe Myheck shows how he made a unique crown fit for a mermaid queen by pouring a crucible filled with molten metal into a vat of water-absorbing Orbeez gel beads. The metal he used is called Nordic gold – a colorful alloy composed of copper, aluminum, zinc, and tin.

3D-Printed Toy Hand Cannon Revolver

3D-Printed Toy Hand Cannon Revolver

Flasutie shows off an insane toy gun that looks and works like an oversized revolver. It fires plastic projectiles using a high-voltage igniter and oxyhydrogen (HHO) gas as a propellant. Before building the main weapon, he made a single-barrel unit to test its firing system. Despite the TPU bullets being relatively soft, they could still leave a mark on unprotected skin.

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Human/Scorpion Hybrid

Human/Scorpion Hybrid

North of the Border just won’t stop making things creepier than they should be. Adam’s latest nightmare fuel is an oversized clay and wire scorpion with human features like nipples, chest hair, fingernails, feet, and flesh-colored skin. Goopy black eyeballs, Tighty-whities, and mouth-arms bring it all together.

Playing 15 Notes at Slightly Different Speeds

Playing 15 Notes at Slightly Different Speeds

To create this pleasantly hypnotic sequence of sounds, musician Jeremie Carter played 15 different notes on a marimba. He performed each note repeatedly at a rate of 0.2 bpm faster or slower than its neighbor, then edited them side-by-side. He says every time you hear a bell ring, a subdivision has been reached, progressing from quarter notes to various tuplets.

Self-Balancing Lelo Triangle

Self-Balancing Lelo Triangle

This electromechanical plaything from Nikola Toy automatically steadies itself and balances on its point. Its curved Reuleaux triangle shape allows it to teeter while sensors, circuitry, and a spinning wheel help hold its position. It also has built-in RGB LED lighting.

Why Are Game Controller Buttons Like That?

Why Are Game Controller Buttons Like That?

You probably know that Nintendo came up with the A and B buttons in video game controllers. But did you know that they were not the first to use Start and Select? Or that we have Sega to thank for the ergonomics of the Xbox controller layout? Learn all that and more from YouTuber Lextorias’ deep dive into the origins of video game controller buttons.

Invisibility Shield 2.0

Invisibility Shield 2.0

This special material uses a precision-engineered lens array to bend light around you, making it look like you vanished into thin air. Crouch down behind the full-size Invisibility Shield 2.0 or cloak your entire body with the 6-foot-tall MEGASHIELD. Both roll up for easy transport, and the shield is also available in a 12″ by 7.9″ Mini size for $69.

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Japan on 16mm Film

Japan on 16mm Film

We’re so used to seeing crisp, 4K video these days that we almost forgot how much character analog film can bring to moving pictures. illkoncept brought a vintage Bolex H16 Rex-5 16mm camera to Tokyo and Osaka and captured this amazing footage of Japanese nightlife that’s far more compelling than most things we’ve seen shot on modern equipment.

Miniature Virtual Pinball Machines

Miniature Virtual Pinball Machines

Scott Sloan builds 1:6-scale digital pinball machines that are fully playable. The 3D-printed systems can play many games using Visual Pinball X and are powered by a GMK 5105 mini-computer. They have a 7″ playfield and a 5″ backglass display. Want one? Contact Scott on Facebook. Glen’s Retro Show has a demo video here. Images courtesy of Scott Sloan.

F1 Drivers Lifeguard Beach Challenge

F1 Drivers Lifeguard Beach Challenge

Oracle Red Bull Racing F1 drivers Max Verstappen and Checo Perez took on Visa Cash App RB’s Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo in a different kind of race. The teams headed to Hampton Beach in Melbourne, Australia, to see who would make the best lifeguard – or at least who could drive a Can-Am Commander side-by-side the quickest on the sand.

Testing Different Kinds of Medieval Crossbows

Testing Different Kinds of Medieval Crossbows

Medieval weapon expert Tod’s Workshop happened to have five different types of crossbows in his workshop at the same time, so he thought it would be fun to compare how they work and how effective each is at its job. The collection ranges from a tiny handheld crossbow to massive ballista that requires a time-consuming tensioning process.

Wet Paint: London’s Last Phone Box Painter

Wet Paint: London’s Last Phone Box Painter

This documentary short film by Matthieu Livingston introduces us to Robert Pammen, who paints London’s famed red telephone boxes. But nobody pays Robert to do this – he volunteers his time to help keep a tradition alive. He talks with reverence for those who built the boxes and the purpose they once served and shares a glimpse into his life.

Testing Rugged Tech

Testing Rugged Tech

There are lots of gadgets on the market which are marketed as rugged, durable, or indestructible. But are shockproof and waterproof devices really better? Mrwhosetheboss purchased a bunch of these items, including cables, watches, keyboards, speakers, and a laptop, and put them to the test to see how just much torture they could withstand.

LEGO Propeller Drift Car

LEGO Propeller Drift Car

Over the years, we’ve seen all kinds of interesting vehicles built from LEGO bricks. Build It with Bricks made this LEGO Technic drift car, which moves around using a fan blade. Its propeller is driven by a powerful BuWizz motor module geared to maximize speed. An additional motor lets its driver steer the blade’s direction remotely.

Making a Mexican Logwood Table

Making a Mexican Logwood Table

Mike from Modustrial Maker got his hands on some Mexican Logwood stumps and decided to use them to make a coffee table. After cutting the wood into even lengths, he set them into an epoxy bath. A cross-section of each tree can be seen through the tabletop while the stumps provide support. It took a lot of effort, but the end result is worth it.

If AC/DC Wrote We Will Rock You

If AC/DC Wrote We Will Rock You

Singer Otu Suurmunne of Moonic Productions replicated the powerful scream of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson with this remake of Queen’s hit We Will Rock YouBoth the original and Moonic’s versions are ideal arena rock anthems, but this interpretation definitely has a harder edge.

The Science of Animal Size

The Science of Animal Size

Animals come in all shapes and sizes. In this video from Posit Pixel, they use pixel art to describe some of the extremes of the animal kingdom, from diminutive parasitic wasps to a 42-foot-long snake. Along the way, you’ll learn about a fingernail-sized frog and Quetzalcoatlus, an extinct flying animal with a wingspan as big as a single-engine airplane.

Hydraulic Press vs. Car Springs

Hydraulic Press vs. Car Springs

After the guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel got their new 300-ton press, they built an industrial-strength bunker around it to protect themselves and their workshop from flying debris. With the bunker in place, they used the machine to compress some large springs to see if they could make them go flying. It’s surprisingly harder than it looks.

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