Low-budget Drum Kit

Low-budget Drum Kit

If you look around, you can find a bargain-basement drum kit for about $200. But if even that’s not in your budget, you could do what Deden Noy did, and make your own drums from plastic buckets, water bottles, scrap metal, and packing tape. Check out his YouTube channel for more performances.

All-terrain Cooler Wagon

All-terrain Cooler Wagon

This large-capacity cooler is ready for outdoor events no matter how remote or rugged the location. It rides on 10″ inflatable all-terrain wheels that can ride over dirt, rocks, grass, sand, snow, and more. It holds up to 70 cans or 50 bottles and has a foam-insulated steel body that can keep contents cool for days.

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Switches: The Secret Life of Components

Switches: The Secret Life of Components

If you know anything about electronics, you know there are tons of different types of switches. Engineer and inventor Tim Hunkin delves into some of the many kinds of switches, how they work to complete circuits, and how to choose the right type for your projects.

Win a 1000HP Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody

Enter now for your last chance to win this awesome muscle car. This custom 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody has been upgraded with a 1000hp Forza Stage 4R tuning kit, over $10,000 in factory options, custom LED lighting, and carbon fiber aero. Awesomer readers get double entries. Sweepstakes ends 3.30.2021.

Bosch FreshUp Fabric Refresher

Bosch FreshUp Fabric Refresher

There are chemical-based solutions out there for freshening and reducing odors from clothes, but Bosch’s new gadget does things differently. The FreshUp uses plasma technology to blast away odor particles. Simply wave the device over clothes, pillowcases, or other fabrics to eliminate odors in seconds.

Wheel of Bolts

Wheel of Bolts

Russia’s Garage 54 loves to do stupid things to cars just for the fun of it. In this video, they wanted to see if it was possible to replace car tires with a bunch of large bolts welded onto steel wheels. The bolts barely have any grip, but at least they don’t have to worry about getting a flat.

B.A.T. TRI-TOOL

B.A.T. TRI-TOOL

This unique keychain multitool features a design that looks like some kind of alien technology. The triangular, stainless steel tool packs in a sharp utility tip, a scraper, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, and a bottle opener. You can also use its backside for emergency signaling with the included SOLAS reflective sticker.

Rap God But the Instrumental Keeps Changing

Rap God But the Instrumental Keeps Changing

(PG-13: Language) Remixer William Maranci has a new trick up his sleeve – taking existing songs and swapping out the instrumentals over and over again. Here, he takes Eminem’s Rap God and backs it with 55 different tracks, from Nirvana’s In Bloom to They Might Me Giants’ Ana Ng to the theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The Evolution of Movie Car Chases

The Evolution of Movie Car Chases

Car chases have been a staple of moviemaking since the days of silent film. Insider looks at how chase scenes have evolved over the years through the advancements in stunt coordination, safety equipment, cameras, rigging, and visual effects technologies.

Star Wars x Kross Studio Death Star Tourbillon

Star Wars x Kross Studio Death Star Tourbillon

Kross Studio teamed up with Lucasfilm for this rare timepiece. It features a tourbillon mechanism that sits beneath a precision-machined Death Star cage and a domed sapphire crystal. The set includes a Kyber crystal container that holds the watch, its straps, and a screen-used Kyber crystal. Just 10 of the $150,000 set will be made.

The Science of Parkour

The Science of Parkour

Between the risks of injury and the often precarious locations, parkour and freerunning can be pretty exciting to watch. SciShow goes beyond the athleticism to the physics of the sport, digging into the things that need to happen mechanically to climb walls, vault over obstacles, and land without trauma.

SOG PowerAssist Multitool

SOG PowerAssist Multitool

SOG’s B66N is a plier-style multitool designed for one-handed opening. It packs 16 tools, including a pocket knife, screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, string cutter, wire cutter, and even a blasting cap crimper. It’s made from 420 stainless steel with a black oxide finish, and each tool blade locks firmly in place.

LifePro Pacer Folding Treadmill

Thanks to its hydraulic folding mechanism, LifePro’s space-efficient treadmill gets out of your way when not in use. It offers 12 incline levels, and its motor can hit speeds up to 9.9 mph. It also includes a progress monitor and integrates with fitness apps via Bluetooth. Save 12% in The Awesomer Shop.

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Wild West Whistler

Wild West Whistler

Italo Vegliante is an actor and musician who starred in Italian B-movies back in the 1980s. More recently, he’s used his talents to a create unique style that incorporates whistling, mouth sounds, and acoustic guitar. Here’s his fun tribute to the master of Wild West soundtracks, Ennio Morricone. He also created this piece of Internet gold.

Emotional Support Chicken

Emotional Support Chicken

Are you having a tough day… or a tough life? You could use some emotional support. Archie McPhee’s soft vinyl rubber chicken is here for you to lean on. And when you give him a squeeze, he’ll squawk to show his support. And if you’re feeling really edgy, consider grabbing a Stress Possum while you’re at it.

Crazy Fast Toy Train

Crazy Fast Toy Train

Builder Ivan Miranda claims he’s built the fastest model train of its size. The powerful electric train has no payload other than its motors, wiring, and battery pack, and can hit a scale speed of 485 km/h, or just over 301 mph if it were upscaled to the size of a real train. We wouldn’t want to be a tiny passenger on that thing when it derailed.

Sébastien Guérive: OMEGA II

Sébastien Guérive: OMEGA II

Artist Thomas Blanchard has wowed us with his captivating and unsusual visuals. In the music video for Sébastien Guérive’s ambient track Omega II, Blanchard swaps his typically vibrant colors for the light, shadow, and detail of monochrome imagery, while telling an abstract story about the circle of life.

Motherboard Chopping Board

Motherboard Chopping Board

This circuit board-inspired glass cutting board is a great kitchen accessory for tech geeks. Unlike an actual motherboard, it’s perfectly smooth, so you don’t have to worry about getting bits of onion stuck in the electronics. If the circuit looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s based on the board inside the classic Sinclair ZX81 PC.

How Fishing Line Is Made

How Fishing Line Is Made

Some fishing lines are monofilament, while others are braided from multiple strands. Science Channel takes us inside a factory that produces braided line, combining numerous microfibers into a single strong one, then bathing them in dye for color. They show how they make a smooth line that’s been coated in resin.

LEGO Lunch Boxes

LEGO Lunch Boxes

Carry your meal to school or work in one of these playful plastic lunch totes that look like an oversize LEGO block. The brick box comes in blue, red, yellow, black, light green, or lavender and measures 6.8″ x 6.5″ x 4.6″, which is perfect if you’re watching your portion sizes. They’re also good for storing and carrying LEGO pieces.

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Oeil pour Oeil

Oeil pour Oeil

The title of Studio des Aviateurs‘ silly animated short film translates to “An Eye for an Eye.” It takes that name quite literally, as it follows the adventures of a one-eyed pirate and his one-eyed crew whose lack of depth perception (and common sense) lands them in hot water over and over again.

Worx Multi-function Light

Worx Multi-function Light

Powered by Worx’s interchangeable PowerShare battery packs, the WX027L is a versatile source of illumination. It combines an LED flashlight, a desk lamp, a 360º lantern, and an emergency light in one. Its top telescopes and is hinged so you can adjust its angle as well. Available with or without a battery pack.

Song 2 on Ukulele

Song 2 on Ukulele

Woo-hoo! Back in 2018, the talented musicians of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performed a fun cover version of the short-but-sweet Blur track Song 2, which lends itself surprisingly well to the jangly sounds of the uke. Though we still like Mario’s vocals best.

Playing the Piano from Bed

Playing the Piano from Bed

Mary Had a Little Lamb is one of the easiest songs to play on the piano. But can you play it while lying in bed with your keyboard on the other side of the room? Korean YouTuber 이름미정 has figured out a method that involves taping lengths of string to the keys, then yanking downward on them from across their bedroom.

Arizona Copper Patina Clocks

Arizona Copper Patina Clocks

The Arizona Copper Company makes these unique wall and tabletop clocks with dramatic patina finishes. The nature of the process means each clock is one-of-a-kind. They come in a variety of sizes in both square and round designs. Our favorite style is the high-contrast look of the dark turquoise pattern.

The Off-Road Miata

The Off-Road Miata

Car fanatic and off-road racer Emme Hall has in her possession a wonderfully bonkers vehicle: a modified Mazda Miata which has been lifted and kitted out for rally racing. His name is Buddy, a tribute to the Netflix series Buddy Thunderstruck. Overland Bound spent some time with Emme to check out her sweet little ride.

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