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Animation Inside a 3D Print

Animation Inside a 3D Print

Time-lapse 3D printing footage can look pretty awesome. Maker Caleb Kraft was wondering if it might be possible to add another layer of interest to models as they print, so he figured out a way to embed an animated flipbook that tells a story as the print is completed. The files are available for download on Printables.

Retro Porter Satchel

Retro Porter Satchel
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This exquisite hand-stitched leather bag from Bexar Goods Co. is embellished with a tri-color stripe with a cool 1970s vibe. Each one is crafted from 9 oz. harness leather with solid brass hardware. Harkening to a simpler time, it has a single main compartment that holds a laptop, a change of clothes, and everyday essentials.

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Caterpillar or Snake?

Caterpillar or Snake?

Meet hemeroplanes triptolemus, AKA the snake-mimic caterpillar. Most of the time, little guy looks like a stick with a bunch of legs. But when provoked, it shows off one of nature’s most fascinating adaptations – its head puffs up to look like the head of a viper to scare off predators. Mark Bowler got up close with this amazing species.

Mantis Chopsticks

Mantis Chopsticks
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These reusable chopsticks feature half of a spoon on their back ends, so you can turn them around and use them to sip soup or other slippery foods. They can also be used like tongs to pick items up. Made from food-safe resin and tested with temperatures up to 390ºF.

Why Do Electric Plugs Have Holes?

Why Do Electric Plugs Have Holes?

The reason that electric plugs typically have two or three metal prongs is very easy to explain. But what about those holes you see in the tips of the prongs? Silver Cymbal digs into the backstory and purpose of this mysterious design attribute and shines some light on the topic.

UPAN Sausage Frying Pan

UPAN Sausage Frying Pan

This cast-iron frying pan is designed to cook perfect sausages. Its curved channels ensure even heating and browning and seal in flavor and juices. It holds up to four kielbasa sausages, six butcher shop links, or eight of those supermarket pre-packaged links. It can also cook up to 20 meatballs.

Cracking an Egg Underwater

Cracking an Egg Underwater

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences answers a question none of us had, but are nonetheless fascinated by the answer. We now know that if you crack open an egg while diving 60 feet below the ocean’s surface, its yolk and white hold together as a unit. We wonder if they brought a hot pan with a lid down there if the egg would cook.

Driven: 2022 Range Rover

Driven: 2022 Range Rover

The latest Range Rover takes SUV luxury to new heights. We headed to California’s wine country, where we put Land Rover’s ride through its paces and experienced its composure and refinement from its first, second, and available third-row seats. While it retains its off-road skills, this Range Rover is as sophisticated as ever.

Casting a Pizza in Resin

Casting a Pizza in Resin

After the Waterjet Channel’s less-than-perfect attempt to preserve a whole pizza in resin, maker Peter Brown thought he might be able to do better given his extensive experience with casting. It took a lot of pre-work, but the finished piece is the perfect pizza serving tray.

Modern Retro Camp Lantern

Modern Retro Camp Lantern
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This lantern has a retro styling, but it’s a modern, battery-powered lamp with filament-style LEDs and warm white light and ambient orange candlelight modes. Its shell and metallic shade are made from ABS plastic with a metal carrying handle, and its 5000 maH battery provides 6 to 24 hours of light per charge.

Super Mario Bros. on Tesla Coils

Super Mario Bros. on Tesla Coils

Franzoli Electronics is back with another great musical performance on his trio of tesla coils. This time the high voltage towers zap out an energetic cover of Koji Kondo’s oft-played theme music from Super Mario Bros. More of a Zelda fan? Be sure to check out his Tesla cover of The Legend of Zelda’s theme.

Vyper Chairs

Vyper Chairs
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Built for workshops and garages, Vyper chairs are designed for durability. They’re made in America and offer steel or aluminum frames, casters that roll over just about anything, and comfy padded seats. The chairs come in short and tall models, with or without backs. Add-ons include drink/parts and tool holders.

An Interview with Conjoined Twins

An Interview with Conjoined Twins

We can only imagine that being born as conjoined twins has its challenges. The guys from Jubilee sat down with conjoined twins Carmen and Lupita for a candid and engaging “ask me anything” style interview covering topics like how they date, their career plans, and how different their personalities are. (Thanks, Rob!)

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Rumpl Blankets National Parks Collection

Rumpl Blankets National Parks Collection
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Rumpl’s colorful puffy blankets pay tribute to America’s National Parks. The blankets feature a water-repellant ripstop nylon shell and 100% post-consumer recycled insulation. Locales include Yosemite, Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Hip to Be Metal

Hip to Be Metal

Musician Leo Moracchioli is here, there, and everywhere with energetic heavy metal cover of the Huey Lewis and the News 1986 hit Hip to Be Square, a song you might also remember from the novel and film American Psycho.

Ampere Side Pocket Charging Bag

Ampere Side Pocket Charging Bag
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Ampere’s versatile everyday bag can be worn as a sling, fanny pack, or carried like a clutch. Plus, its included 13,400 mAh power bank wirelessly charges your phone on the go. Its shell and zippers are waterproof, and its spacious interior is big enough to hold two beer cans.

Colored Pencil Guitar 4.0

Colored Pencil Guitar 4.0

After building three electric guitar bodies out of colored pencils, Burls Art has stepped up his game by making one with more than 2000 individual pencils, nearly doubling his last effort, and incorporating the neck into the same mold as the body. Watching that crystal clear epoxy poured over the pencils is just so satisfying.

Worx 2-in-1 Storage Step Stool

Worx 2-in-1 Storage Step Stool
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This 13-inch-tall step stool from Worx helps your reach the ceiling and doubles as a sturdy toolbox. It has enough space inside to hold up to 28 pounds of tools, and its step can hold up to 324 pounds. It has a fold-out carrying handle and a pull-out drawer for accessory storage.

Recycling Cardboard Into 3D Objects

Recycling Cardboard Into 3D Objects

There are lots of tutorials how to recycle paper to create handmade paper. XYZAidan shows how the pulp extracted from cardboard can also be molded into sturdy 3D objects. The resulting pieces are reminiscent of egg crates or Starbucks drink trays. You can download his 3D printable mold designs on Thingiverse.

Steelmade Flat Top Kitchen Griddles

Steelmade Flat Top Kitchen Griddles

Do like the restaurants do and cook your meats, eggs, and veggies on a smooth flat top griddle. Steelmade’s kitchen accessory converts regular cooktops into a single cohesive surface for quick and easy cooking, deliciously crispy foods, and clean up without pots or pans. They also make wood covers that double as cutting boards.

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The Sound of Lava

The Sound of Lava

Volcanic eruptions are known for their visual spectacle. But nature photographer Jakob Vegerfors thinks that sound is just as important as sight. He captured this surprisingly soothing footage during the March 2021 eruption at Geldingadalur, Iceland. We’re putting this on a loop instead of white noise at bedtime.

Instant Coasters

Instant Coasters
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Mustard’s Instant Coasters look like blank Polaroid instant photos. Each tempered glass coaster has a slot where you can insert a 3.3″x 3.3″ photo, so you can personalize and change it up whenever you want. Sold in a set of four, they also come in gold.

Giant Tippi Tree

Giant Tippi Tree

Make Anything’s Tippi Tree is a party game that challenges players to stack and interlock blocks but in a more organic way than Jenga. Maker Devin Montes has now built a giant version of the game out of wood. If you want to play some Tippi Tree for yourself, you can purchase the design for 3D printing from MyMiniFactory.

UST ParaHatchet Pro

UST ParaHatchet Pro
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A useful survival tool, this black oxide-coated stainless steel hatchet makes quick work of chopping wood, and has a built-in rope cutter, a trio of wrenches, and comes with an 8 ft. length of paracord that serves as its grip. It also includes a whistle, a firestarter, and a nylon sheath.

Learn EDM Music Production

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Are you the next Diplo or Deadmau5? Learn to make electronic music and perform digital DJ sets with this expansive library of online training. Courses include electronic music theory, music production, and live performance.

Making Lo-Fi Beats with Language Machines

Making Lo-Fi Beats with Language Machines

The Language Master and similar devices used magnetic cards to help students learn to speak other languages. The vintage machines have become a favorite among musicians for making lo-fi sounds by adjusting their speed and direction, and even making loops. Hainbach shows off some of their beat-making abilities.

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