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Space Mountain with the Lights on

Space Mountain with the Lights on

One of Disney theme parks’ most famous attractions is Space Mountain, a thrilling indoor rollercoaster that you ride in the dark. If you’ve ever wondered what the ride looked like with the lights on, Theme Park University is here to show you just how much less exciting it is.

Universal Studios x Stranger Things

Universal Studios x Stranger Things

Stranger Things haunts Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood this season. The attraction re-stages some of the show’s scariest bits including the Demodogs. It’s a real scream, as season three co-star Priah Ferguson discovered. Watch as Priah faces her fears… and her doppelgänger.

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2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Celebrate the holidays with a collection of 24 LEGO Star Wars toys, from minifigs to simple models of spacecraft and droids. Each toy hides behind a door, so kids (or us grownup kids) will have a new treat to enjoy every morning before Santa’s big day.

Where the F Are My Keys?

Where the F Are My Keys?

Are you constantly misplacing your keys? Well Calliugraphuck’s “Where the F**k are my Keys?” keychain is guaranteed not to help with that, but it is guaranteed to give you a good laugh once you find them. They should partner up with the guys at Tile to make a version that’s actually useful.

HyperChiller V2 Beverage Cooler

This food-grade stainless steel container can quickly turn up to 12.5 oz. of fresh, hot coffee into a delightful iced drink without dilution. Simply keep the HyperChiller in your freezer until ready, then pour and enjoy in minutes.

A Brief History of Chess

A Brief History of Chess

Accompanied by an animation from Remus & Kiki, narrator Adrian Dannatt adds his authoritative voice to Alex Gendler’s TED-Ed lesson about the origins of the popular board game, which dates back to the 7th century in India – or possibly earlier – and is still recognized as one of the most challenging strategy games you can play.

Tekonauts

Tekonauts

This fun stop-motion film from Paul Greer’s Vanguard Pictures follows a battle between two mysterious helmeted opponents chasing each other on some wild vehicles, and promises plenty of crashes, flying machines, and action from start to finish.

El Camino (Trailer)

El Camino (Trailer)

After teasing us, Netflix has dropped the first real trailer for Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad movie, and it looks awesome. It picks up Jesse Pinkman’s story from the minute that the series ended to find out where the rocky roads led him after his escape from an almost certain demise.

Miserlou: Chinese Style

Miserlou: Chinese Style

Musicians Bei Bei Zheng and Vera Yaqi Mackay perform a unique arrangement of Dick Dale and the Del Tones’ 1963 surf rock classic Misirlou, giving it a distinctively Asian flair when led off by a 21-string Chinese instrument known as a guzheng, with accompaniment on piano.

Valtcan Titanium Bolt Pen

Valtcan Titanium Bolt Pen

We love the slick, technical look of Valtcan’s tactical bolt action pens. They feature a milled titanium body for strength and balance, a tungsten tipped glass breaker, and take a variety of off-the-shelf refills to suit your writing preferences. Choose from silver or black finishes.

Pepper Picking Robot

Pepper Picking Robot

Designed as a proof off concept to help combat labor shortages in the EU, the Sweeper is a specialized robot that can pick vegetables all on its own. It uses computer vision to identify sweet bell peppers that are ready to harvest, then cuts them down with a tiny saw.

MRF Extreme 3.0 Multitool

MRF Extreme 3.0 Multitool

MRF’s latest multitool has so many cutouts that it packs in 50 tools on one wallet-size card. It includes numerous wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, screwdrivers, spoke wrenches, a line cutter, firestarter, can opener, bottle opener, and much more. An optional handle increase torque. Available in steel or titanium, and TSA-friendly.

LEGO Godzilla

LEGO Godzilla

This fan-built LEGO Godzilla is truly impressive. It took Frenchy Bricks Junky about 4 months to put together this 4,000-piece monster, with its awesome scaly texture. You can purchase the building plans from Rebrickable for about $20 – bricks not included, naturally.

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Hexagon Cork World Map

Hexagon Cork World Map

Geo 101 Design presents a compact, global version of their cork map. Set agains a rich blue dyed backdrop, it measures 12″ point to point, and is perfect for tracking your travels across the globe – assuming you don’t visit the Arctic or Antarctica.

Undream

Undream

For this hypnotic experimental CGI short film, artist Sabrina Ratté combined organic materials and realistic lighting with stark, sharp-edged wireframes, and mirrored surfaces to create a slick, otherworldly location that looks like it would be a great level for a video game.

NERF Porcupine Bomb

NERF Porcupine Bomb

For this dangerous looking build, Giaco Whatever created a really neat NERF weapon – a remote-controlled, CO2-powered bomb which can be placed on the ground, and fires a dozen or so darts in every direction. As an added bonus, he shot a little action movie to go with.

B-2 Dog Tag Knife

B-2 Dog Tag Knife

Bomber & Company’s lightweight pendant sheath conceals a compact version of their B-2 Nano Blade. Its key-shaped 1″ blade locks in firmly and discreetly when not in use, and grips in tight when locked into place. Made from jet black 440C stainless steel for durability.

Web/Mobile App Developer Training

Upgrade your resume and build your technical skills with this series of six online courses by instructor Rob Percival, covering a broad range of topics including building apps for iOS and Android devices, programming in C#, and developing web applications. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Breaking Down “Feel Good Inc.”

Breaking Down “Feel Good Inc.”

Despite its jangly and upbeat sounds, Gorillaz’s 2005 hit Feel Good Inc. was actually a sharp criticism of the music industry and consumer culture. Polyphonic offers up a great analysis of the track and its music video, and why it’s so clever in the way it delivers its message.

DIY Felt Robots

DIY Felt Robots

Artist Hah Jeong-hee started making felt toys for her kids. She’s made dozens of small toys, but recently she became interested in making robots. Her creations are so detailed that people sometimes mistake them for model kits. Turn captions on.

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ANYmal Wheeled Leg Robot

ANYmal Wheeled Leg Robot

Engineers from ETH Zurich and the CERBERUS team worked together to create ANYmal, an autonomous robot which has wheels at the ends of its legs, making it capable of moving quickly, and negotiating over difficult terrain. Its moves kind of remind us of the wheelers in Return to Oz, but not as creepy.

Vinheteiro Broke His Hand

Vinheteiro Broke His Hand

You might know Lord Vinheteiro from his many entertaining piano videos. After a tragic run-in with a mechanical bull and an under-inflated air mattress, he broke a digit on one of his hands. Here, Vin goes on record to explain the incident, healthcare in Brazil, and how he will go on.

MoonArc Hobby Workbench Lamp

MoonArc Hobby Workbench Lamp

MoonArc Light’s unique arch-shaped LED lamp offers up smooth and even illumination for your project workbench. The 3D printed lamp measures 41.3″ wide and 31.7″ high, yet has a very small footprint to keep your workspace open. It comes in a variety of colors, and its diffusers can be easily removed.

Driven: 2019 Slingshot SLR

Driven: 2019 Slingshot SLR

Thanks to the guys at The Brand Amp and iMotorsports, we got to spend a week living with the Polaris Slingshot SLR as our daily driver. This fast, agile, and kind of bonkers open-air 2-seater is a blast to drive, and is definitely the most fun you can have on three wheels.

G-SHOCK GA140 Series

G-SHOCK GA140 Series

A well-priced and capable addition to Casio’s rugged G-SHOCK line, the GA140 features a combo analog-digital display with a 1/1000th second stopwatch, alarm, and bold new hand and face designs. Comes in a variety of color combos, but we like the black/red the best.

Cool Domino Constructions

Cool Domino Constructions

Domino master FlippyCat presents a compilation of numerous fun and hypnotic arrangements, featuring vibrantly colored dominoes in various colors, and built to topple in perfectly-timed sequences. The triple spiral and timed wall falls were especially fun to watch.

HDRtist NX2 HDR Imaging Software

Transform your RAW photo files into amazing HDR images with HDRtist’s sophisticated visual processing software. This Mac application is designed to preserve much greater resolution than other image software, and ensures no crushed shadows or highlights. Save 83% in The Awesomer Shop.

Cyberpunk 2077 Laser Gun

Cyberpunk 2077 Laser Gun

LaserGadgets likes to build all sorts of cool prop weaponry using lasers. For this custom-commissioned build, he created a Militech handgun that looks like it came straight out of the CD Projekt Red RPG Cyberpunk 2077. The hefty replica has LED illumination, and a bright blue laser that’s powerful enough to burst balloons.

The Flying Dragon

The Flying Dragon

A group of engineers got together to launch this crazy looking thing we never thought would get off the ground. Using a similar construction to his Flex 9 plane, Ran D. St. Clair’s wacky flying machine takes off vertically like a drone. Its innaugural flight seemed to be more successful than flights 2 and 3 though. Videos by Wcolby1.

Transient 2

Transient 2

Photographer Dustin Farrell follows up his epic stormchasing video, Transient. Like the original, it features dramatic, slow-motion images of lightning, wind, and cloud formations, capturing the fury of Mother Nature in all of her glory. Dustin says he traveled over 35,000 miles over two years to capture and compile this footage.

Bad Days in History

Bad Days in History

Sometimes, we all could use a little schadenfreude to brighten our days. National Geographic author Michael Farquhar’s book catalogs 365 tales of misery and misfortune through the years, from the time casino magnate Steve Wynn ruined his Picasso, to that time people were drowned by a flood of molasses.

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