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LEGO Firewood Factory

LEGO Firewood Factory

LEGO Technic machine expert The Brick Wall created an amazing working sawmill that turns long logs into individual pieces of firewood. The wood is delivered on the back of a LEGO truck, then the factory cuts the wood into smaller logs, then splits them into quarters, ready for lighting.

Restoring a Mechanical Coin Bank

Restoring a Mechanical Coin Bank

The cast iron toys of yesteryear were subject to rusting and corrosion like nothing else. But in the capable hands of Awesome Restorations, old things can look as good as new once more. Watch as they breathe new life into an old 1930s coin bank, sandblasting off the caked-on rust and giving it a shiny coat of enamel paint.

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Famous Synth Sounds of the ’80s and ’90s

Famous Synth Sounds of the ’80s and ’90s

Are you an ’80s or ’90s kid? Then you’ll want to hit play on Estuera’s two-part video series about the synthesizers and presets that defined the sounds of two decades. Along the way, he performs excerpts from more than 40 tracks and makes them sound just like the originals, thanks in part to Arturia’s synth emulation tech.

DuckTales But It’s Only Duck

DuckTales But It’s Only Duck

The theme song from DuckTales is one of the most memorable in the history of TV shows. While the misadventures of Huey, Dewey, Louie, and the gang were the main point of the series, it would be nothing if they weren’t ducks. So GreyWalf edited the theme song, removing the “Tales” and leaving us only with the “Duck.”

DIY Butterfly Drawer Parts Organizer

DIY Butterfly Drawer Parts Organizer

After making a small parts organizer, Neil Pasken challenged fellow builder John Heisz of I Build It to create his own. John’s version has 18 swing-out “butterfly” drawers, each with dividers for keeping parts readily accessible. Other than the tiny set screws, he built it entirely from wood. He also posted a build guide.

Electric Scooter Auto Gate

Electric Scooter Auto Gate

Handy Geng was tired of getting off of his scooter to open the gates to his workshop, so he decided to motorize one of them. Rather than use an off-the-shelf motor, he rigged up a mount and attached his scooter to do the work. Now he needs to buy a second scooter to ride through the gate. English subtitles available.

Carving a Ferrari SF90 Spider

Carving a Ferrari SF90 Spider

Woodworking Art continues to fill out their garage with awesome handmade wooden vehicles. Their latest build is a miniature version of the Ferrari SF90 Spider. It has lots of wonderful details, like a retractable hardtop roof and working suspension and steering. Its seats even slide back and forth, and we love the red brake calipers.

Making a Folding Key Knife

Making a Folding Key Knife

Miller Knives decided he could use another keychain knife so he set about building one that actually looks like a key. To make it work, he layered together three keys, cut the middle one to allow space, machined a butter knife for the blade, then joined the pieces together with a couple of nails.

Experiment

Experiment

Members of the 2020 graduating class from École des Nouvelles Images created this imaginative CG animated short about two hungry lab rats who get their claws on a hallucinogenic mushroom, and the chaos that ensues in the laboratory after their unintended drug trip.

Kurstin + Grohl: Copacabana

Kurstin + Grohl: Copacabana

Dave Grohl and Greg Kurstin’s 2021 Hanukkah Sessions continue to entertain us throughout the holiday. On the third night, they performed a faithful cover version of Barry Manilow’s 1978 hit Copacabana complete with a disco ball, shimmer curtains, and a cheesy lens flare filter. (Thanks, Harriet!)

David

David

(PG-13: Language) Despite the comedic chops of its actors and creator, Zach Woods’ short film is surprisingly serious. It follows the story of a severely depressed man whose emergency therapy session is interrupted by another pressing situation. Stars Will Ferrell, William Jackson Harper, and Fred Hechinger. (Thanks, Rob!)

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

Tesla Model S Plaid with a Minigun

When it comes to car acceleration, you can’t get much quicker than a Tesla Model S Plaid. FullMag equipped a Model S Plaid with a working M134 Minigun that just might be enough to convince slower cars to get out of the left lane. A second video shows a test firing with blanks and a night vision drive. (Thanks, Chris!)

LEGO Winter Train Ride

LEGO Winter Train Ride

Half-Asleep Chris created this wonderful LEGO railroad which winds through a snowy winter scene. The indoor-outdoor ride takes the tiny train through a gingerbread village, an ice cave, a spinning storybook tunnel, and a giant snow globe made from a geodesic dome. The journey starts around the 7-minute mark.

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We’re Not Gonna Take Mariah Carey Anymore

We’re Not Gonna Take Mariah Carey Anymore

There I Ruined It wants to Un-Ruin a Christmas by donating the proceeds from their holiday fundraiser to Toys for Tots. All you have to do is listen to their new and improved version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas as performed by Dee Snider, then open up your wallet and give.

Glowing Pendulum Waves

Glowing Pendulum Waves

Science guy NightHawkInLight takes a popular pendulum physics demonstration and amps it up. He starts out with a large pendulum made from metal nuts and varying lengths of strings for the bright shots, then covers them with tape and fluorescent paint to make them glow brightly under UV light.

A Very Tuba Christmas

A Very Tuba Christmas

Start celebrating the holidays with this festive medley of Christmas classics performed entirely on brass instruments. Musician Scott Sutherland put together this warm dose of holiday cheer along with 229 tuba and euphonium players from 21 countries around the globe.

Super Violin Bros.

Super Violin Bros.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the Super Mario Bros. theme performed on violin, but musician Teppei Okada’s version adds all the appropriate sound effects to a few different levels of the classic Nintendo platformer. He’s done the same for F-ZERO and Super Mario Kart among others.

World’s Tallest Buildings Compared

World’s Tallest Buildings Compared

In 1971, the 1,250 foot-tall Empire State Building was the tallest building on Earth. Today, the Burj Khalifa, is more than twice that height, at 2,717 feet. MetaBallStudios offers up a visual comparison of the tallest skyscrapers along with some planned and conceptual future projects which could tower over the Burj.

Drill Team Razzle-Dazzle

Drill Team Razzle-Dazzle

As part of a promotional event, members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard strutted their stuff in New York’s Times Square. Among their routines was this impressively choreographed sequence in which a sergeant marches through a line of soldiers spinning and tossing bayonet-tipped rifles.

Evolve: Drone FPV Freestyle Flight

Evolve: Drone FPV Freestyle Flight

Drone pilot Captain Vanover takes us on a thrilling acrobatic flight through the woods of Oregon with the Portland FPV crew. Be aware, though – the tumbles, rolls, and spins through the trees might make you dizzy. Watch in 4K if you can.

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Inside the Mind of LEGO Master Builder

Inside the Mind of LEGO Master Builder

WIRED introduces us to LEGO Master Model Builder PJ Catalano. Since 2013, he’s has been building incredible LEGO structures at LEGOLAND California. In this episode of Obsessed, PJ talks about the basics of LEGO construction, how to make letters with bricks, and how his creations come to life. Also, we need those LEGO pliers.

Animation vs. Arcade Games

Animation vs. Arcade Games

Alan Becker revisits his Animation vs. series yet again. This time, his stick figure characters attempt to play classic arcade games on a MAME cabinet. As they fight over the joystick, things go off the rails and they crawl inside the machine in an attempt to debug the system.

Real Skifi: Winter Wonderland

Real Skifi: Winter Wonderland

Skiers Verneri Hannula, Ilkka Hannula, and Juho Kilkki headed to Finland’s Havumäki Ranch, where they found heaps of fluffy powder and shushed through acres of snow-capped evergreens. Real Skifi’s short film is equal parts ski film and dreamy winter postcard. Filmed by Janne Korpela and Anton Geier. Edited by Juho Kilkki.

Dune Bad Lip Reading

Dune Bad Lip Reading

With terminology like Bene Gesserit, Gom Jabbar, and Kwisatz Haderach, the dialogue in Dune already sounds a bit like gibberish. But that didn’t stop Bad Lip Reading from putting their comedic spin on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Be sure to check out the full music video for Heaven Drips.

Twisted Christmas Tree

Twisted Christmas Tree

Looking for a unique idea for a Christmas tree? Woodworker TyeMadeIt shows off a tree he made by cutting 288 wooden stakes to different lengths then stacked them on a pole and twisted them. Since making the one shown in the video, he’s been commissioned to make custom ones for clients. Build video here.

Banjo on Bass

Banjo on Bass

A banjo has a distinctive twang often played at a speedy tempo. Musician Charles Berthoud shows how a simliar playing style can be applied to a slap bass, giving bluegrass musicians a backup instrument in case they break a string on their banjo.

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