Making a Miniature Rain Garden

Making a Miniature Rain Garden

Model maker asu_green11 built this wonderful living diorama which replicates the look of a bamboo forest. In addition to its greenery, it features a pump and a water diffuser grid which produce rain for the miniature scene. It took several tries to get the rain just right, but the finished effect is delightful.

Energizer Folding Lantern

Energizer Folding Lantern

This compact LED lantern folds up for easy packing and opens up onto a kickstand when in use. It outputs up to 400 lumens of brightness and delivers smooth and even light in every direction. It’s just as useful for camping and working on indoor projects, and its integrated handle lets you hang or carry it while lit.

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Ferrofluid Display Bluetooth Speaker

Ferrofluid Display Bluetooth Speaker

Ferrofluid is a special kind of liquid that’s attracted to magnetic poles. DAKD Jung shows off an awesome custom-built speaker that takes advantage of this property to propel and direct ferrofluid to the beat of the music. A second video shows off how it works. It’s basically the Lava Lamp 2.0… and we want one.

Klecker KLAX Lumberjack

Klecker KLAX Lumberjack

Klecker Knives makes this tool that combines multiple functions into an axe head. It has a knife blade, hammer head, gut hook, bottle opener, hex wrench set, 1/4″ driver, lanyard hole, carabineer gate, and ruler. Its clamping system can be used with standard axe handles or wood you find while out hiking or camping.

JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Kick out the jams with this compact Bluetooth speaker from the audio experts at JBL. Measuring just 2.8″ x 3.38″ x 1.24″, it’s small enough to toss in your bag or even a pocket. It’s also IPX7-rated waterproof, so you can use it by the pool, on the beach, or even in a kayak.

Sweetlegs: X-Men Apocalypse

Sweetlegs: X-Men Apocalypse

“Some of the best kills that I have ever seen… and that ain’t bad for a PG-13.” With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 47%, X-Men Apocalypse wasn’t exactly the best of the franchise. Dogfood’s rap about watching the movie while hungover reminds us of some of its more redeeming qualities.

Fix Manufacturing Wheelie Wrench

Fix Manufacturing Wheelie Wrench

This compact tool packs 10 fold-out bits, including hex, torx, flat, and phillips drivers. Its removable outer clip adds wrenches, a tire lever, spoke wrenches, a bottle opener. It measures just 2.2″ x 1.3″ x 0.4″, so it’s easy to carry in any pocket. Fix also makes a belt that can hold the tool in its buckle.

LEGO V12 Engine @40,000 RPM

LEGO V12 Engine @40,000 RPM

LEGO builder Mad Brick created a working replica of the block, crankshaft, and pistons of a V12 engine. Then he lubed it up and connected the engine to a powerful motor, which spun up to as much as 40,000 RPM. It worked great until the pistons started flying.

Everlong But It’s Jazz

Everlong But It’s Jazz

The Foo Fighters’ track Everlong is already a pretty emotive song. But vocalist Anthony Vincent has taken things to a whole other level, turning the tune into a smooth and soulful jazz ballad with the help of producer and pianist Joey Izzo.

DropKey Pop-up Studio

DropKey Pop-up Studio

Turn any space into a video production studio with this inflatable green screen system. The whole kit packs up into a duffel bag and sets up in minutes. It works with a mobile app to do easy background replacement and other apps that support chroma key. The kit comes with lighting and an air compressor for quick inflation.

0II0

0II0

Taehoon Park’s awe-inspiring science fiction short film envisions a universe where machines have replaced by humans. A lone character survives by grafting his body with technology and attempts to escape in a human body he cloned. It’s only a tease of a bigger story, and we’d love to see this evolve into a feature film.

Cinema Toast

Cinema Toast

This eclectic comedy series is made from public domain films, recut by indie filmmakers to amuse and tell new stories. Each episode features dialogue dubbed by actors and comedians, including Nick Offerman, Nicole Byer, Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Alison Brie, and more. The full season is available now on Showtime.

Can Velveeta Cheese Stop a Bullet?

Can Velveeta Cheese Stop a Bullet?

We’re pretty sure you can stop a bullet with enough layers of any substance. DemolitionRanch took a bunch of Kraft’s processed cheese bricks and fired into them to see how much it would take to stop various ammunition in its tracks. Spoiler alert: it’s possible he needs a lot more cheese.

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Seiko Pikachu Pokémon Watch

Seiko Pikachu Pokémon Watch

Seiko made just 1200 of this super-effective Pokémon watch, featuring a bright yellow background and a silhouette of Pikachu on its face. It features a stainless steel body, 10-bar water resistance, and a black leather strap with yellow stitching and yellow backing.

How to Make Images Look Engraved

How to Make Images Look Engraved

Do you like the artful, monochrome look of engravings like the illustrated portraits on currency? Texturelabs shows us how to achieve that exact look by creating a custom wavy texture, using the Oil Paint filter, and a few other tricks inside of Adobe Photoshop.

MOZA Slypod Pro

MOZA Slypod Pro

The Slypod Pro is an incredibly versatile piece of videography gear. This lightweight carbon fiber works as a monopod, an electric slider, and an extendable jib arm for reaching heights up to 54 inches. Its tripod base has a pivot mechanism allowing for smooth one-handed movements when used as a monopod.

MowRo RM24 Robot Lawn Mower

The MowRo RM24 keeps your lawn neat and tidy while you relax. It automatically drives around your yard, quietly trimming your grass thanks to its zero-emission battery-powered drivetrain. It automatically stops if it bumps into anything, and works with boundary stakes and wire to keep it on your lawn. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.

Werewolves Within (Trailer)

Werewolves Within (Trailer)

This horror-comedy follows the residents of a small town as they and their new forest ranger (Sam Richardson) attempt to figure out who is killing people. Things get weird when people start to suspect that their mysterious killer is a werewolf. In theaters 6.25.2021 and on VOD 7.2.2021.

PowerWash Simulator

PowerWash Simulator

The objective of PowerWash Simulator is simple – grab your pressurized water cannon, and start washing away dirt and grime. This wonderfully soothing sim is a great way to decrease stress without getting water all over the place. It’s coming soon to Steam, but in the mean time, play the demo version of the game.

Havit Retro Mechanical Keyboard

Havit Retro Mechanical Keyboard

This compact 89-key mechanical keyboard squeezes in a full set of function keys, a numeric keypad, and directional keys in a compact footprint. We dig the tan, orange, and grey color scheme, which brings back memories of old mainframe computers. It features easy-clicking Red switches and PBT keycaps for durability.

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Adam Savage Builds a Hyperdodecahedron

Adam Savage Builds a Hyperdodecahedron

Tested’s Adam Savage got his hands on the Zometool Hyperdo, an incredibly complex building kit based on a 4D object known as a hyperdodecahedron. The 120-cell object is made up from 640 struts and 330 connection nodes. It requires a lot of time and patience to assemble, but the end result is worth it.

The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots

The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots

If the only knots you know how to tie are your shoelaces and a necktie, then you need this book. Authors Geoffrey Budworth and Jason Dalton provide helpful hints on picking the right knot for the job, along with detailed instructions for tying 200 practical knots used in boating, hiking, fishing, climbing, and more.

Dango A10 Adapt Titanium Wallets

Dango A10 Adapt Titanium Wallets

Want a wallet that will stand the test of time? You can’t get much more durable than titanium. Dango’s A10 Adapt series holds up to four cards in its main cage, another on its exterior clip, with room underneath for a few bills. Need more space? Check out the leather single pocket, bifold, and bifold pen variants.

Harder, Better, Faster, Funkier

Harder, Better, Faster, Funkier

Scary Pockets teamed up with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band for a supremely funky arrangement of the Daft Punk classic Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, complete with one of the maddest talkbox solos ever. The track sounds so awesome with all of that brass instrumentation.

TruckVault Photography Gear Storage

TruckVault Photography Gear Storage

TruckVault creates in-vehicle storage systems for every profession and lifestyle. Their setups for photo gear secure and protect cameras, lenses, lights, tripods, and other accessories while keeping them readily accessible. Available for a wide variety of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. They also make a drawer for car trunks.

2021 Apple iPad Pro

2021 Apple iPad Pro

The new iPad Pro runs on Apple’s 8-core M1 system on a chip. It now supports Thunderbolt and adds studio-quality mics, an ultra-wide FaceTime camera, and more. Notably, the 12.9″ model is getting Pro Display XDR tech, previously only in Apple’s $5000 display. Local storage now maxes out at 2TB, and cellular models get 5G.

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