Danny Huynh Creations shows off one of the sweetest miniatures ever. This mechanical trike features an animatronic android riding atop the rig, which has a chainsaw-style front drivetrain and wheels at the rear for stability. It’s not just for looks – it’s a fully operational R/C vehicle. Just look at all the details on its rider.
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Lightkey Pro improves productivity by suggesting text and correcting spelling and grammar as you type. The Windows app can predict up to the next 12 words you were going to type using AI tech. Plus, it has dictionaries for more than 60 content domains to adjust to your specific needs. Save 70% in The Awesomer Shop.
“You already drink like a badass – now you can stir like one,” says Beachbum Berry, tiki cocktail historian and barkeeper at New Orleans’ Latitude 29. NOLA’s pirate past inspired Berry’s Cocktail Kingdom bar spoon topped with a skull. Just the thing to conjure up images of headhunters while you spike a classic Cannibal Grog cocktail.
Ian Davis needed a prosthetic to replace four fingers on his left hand. Rather than purchase a commercial model, he engineered an awesome metal hand that looks like something straight out of The Terminator. It’s capable of opening, closing, splaying its fingers, and makes satisfying sounds as it flexes.
Hammaka’s outdoor bed combines the comfort of a sleeping pad with the ability to hang it up as a hammock. Its inflatable pad can be adjusted to your desired firmness and can be used standalone on the ground as well. Measures 82″L x 35″W x 2.5″H, and has a 300 lb weight capacity.
Thor’s mighty hammer can only be lifted by those who are worthy. Random Hands qualified for the feat by building their own Mjolnir, cutting apart an old bench anvil, attaching laser-cut decorations, lathing a metal handle, then covering it with wood and metal rings. Watching the grinder remove the old surface is so satisfying.
Pop Chart’s “Spirited Schematic of Mixed Drinks” is a wonderful piece of wall art for any home bar. It’s packed with illustrations of 120 cocktails, with each one visually broken down to its ingredients and quantities. The print measures 24″ x 36″, and is also available mounted on a birch plywood panel.
Artist Daniel de Bruin is an expert at making metal tracks for marble machines. He’s taught us how to make our own, and even made a room-sized marble track. Now, he’s downsized his efforts, creating the tiniest marble course we’ve ever seen, using a custom drive mechanism, 0.6mm wire, and a 5mm wide ball bearing.
Chrome’s big rolltop bag has a spacious interior capable of carrying a 15″ MacBook Pro, and has separate compartments for wet and dry items. But the real trick up its sleeve is the adjustable external cargo net that holds everything from shoes to a bike helmet. Available in black or navy blue.
A normal pool ball is made from polyester or phenolic resin, which makes them hard and durable. But the idea of playing billiards with metal balls intrigues us. My Mechanics rises to the challenge with this impressive stainless steel and brass 8-ball he made from scratch. We’d love to see a complete set of balls made this way.
Victorinox’s special-purpose knife is a great everyday carry for wine lovers. It’s got a 5-coil corkscrew that’s long enough to cleanly extract corks, a straight-edged locking blade, bottle opener, and a foil cutter. Its wooden handles are available in olive or walnut, and can also be engraved.
We’ve never been to Norway, but now that we’ve seen this video by Tomasz Furmanek, we really want to go there and float in a kayak. Take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy this relaxing tour of the fjords and western coastal areas of the country. The 60fps hypersmooth slow-motion GoPro footage really adds to the immersion.
Measuring in at just over 4″ long, Kaweco’s short, yet substantial metal pencil feels fantastic in the hand and won’t roll off your desk. Rather than a complex mechanism that can jam, its thick 5.6mm leads are gripped in place, and there’s a sharpener in its pusher. Available in black, brass, and satin or shiny chrome.
In 2019, mountain bike rider Kilian Bron won the Mountain of Hell run, and shared POV footage of the insane enduro race. Bron took home the title yet again in 2021, and posted a fresh video of this year’s run. On his way down the grueling 15.5 mile downhill course, he achieved speeds as high as 62 mph.
This red and black 1969 Camaro Super Sport could be yours. One lucky winner will take home this pristine and beautifully-restored Camaro SS350, rocking a 400hp small-block V8 with a 4-speed manual transmission and dual exhaust. Your donations help support charities, and Awesomer readers earn double entries.
Yearning for adventure? El Capitan Canyon offers a memorable getaway on the unspoiled California coast north of Santa Barbara. One of the USA’s first sustainably-minded “glamping” lodges, it offers comfy cedar cabins, safari tents, and domed yurts stretched along a peaceful canyon creek within 350 protected acres.
NYC’s Chrysler Building is over 1000 feet tall, offering sweeping views of the city from its top floors. Now see what it’s like to stand outside of its spire, as steeplejack James Marksbury works on the Art Deco skyscraper. His job is every bit as dangerous as it looks. In 2011, Marksbury’s rope snapped, and he fell nearly 80 feet.
Because mixers make or break any cocktail, Fever-Tree makes a Distillers Cola with lower sugar and higher carbonation to enhance rum and whiskey. A global search for its key ingredients yielded Caribbean kola nuts, Tahiti limes from Mexico, Jamaican pimento berries, Sicilian lemon, and Madagascan vanilla.
Frustrated by missing shots on a regular pool table, The Q went ahead and built himself a special kind of pool table where the ball goes in the pocket virtually every time. The trick is its elliptical shape, which sets up the perfect bank shot at every angle. This video from Numberphile explains the geometry at work.
JAMBINAI combines elements of traditional Korean music with heavy metal. To achieve their unique sound, they perform using a mix of old-world and modern instruments. While the backdrop may look like NPR Music’s Tiny Desk office, it’s actually a projection, which changes to reflect the group’s rich and powerful sound.
Designers and artists looking for a source of inspiration would do well to add Vault Editions‘ idea books to their library. This two-volume series features nearly 1000 engravings, etchings, and woodblock prints from the 17th through 19th centuries. It’s loaded with skulls, animals, and vintage objects and includes high-res downloads.
Now that we’ve walked the dinosaur, it’s time to build one. Or, more precisely, watch somebody else build one. Watch as expert sculptor Dr. Garuda transforms clay and a wire armature into a realistic and downright scary Tyrannosaurus Rex. Fortunately, this guy is less than a foot tall, so you could easily stomp him.
These lightweight earbuds from Nokia let you enjoy your tunes without wires. They feature 6mm graphene drivers for high-quality sound, and play for up to 5 hours per charge. The included charging case provides up to 30 additional charges on the go. Save an extra $29 with code LISTEN29 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.
NEBO’s diminutive keychain flashlight cranks out 400 lumens in Turbo mode, casting a beam as far as 269 feet away. It has 15, 50, and 150-lumen modes, as well as green and red LEDs. It’s made from anodized aluminum and is water- and impact-resistant. Comes with a wrist lanyard and a stainless steel necklace.
Typically made from high-Denier nylon, tactical bags are designed for durability above all else. Everyday Carry picked 11 of their favorite tactical bags, each selected for their quality materials and utility. Our favorite is the structured Hazard 4 Pillbox, with its adjustable padded divider system perfect for photography gear.
This unique keyboard lets you extend your desktop onto its top half. It has a 12.6″ ultrawide (1920 x 515) touchscreen and connects to computers or mobile devices via USB Type-C. Compatible with Windows, macOS, and Android devices. Comes in 98-key scissor-switch and 71-key mechanical versions. It looks kind of familiar to us.