Over-engineered Candy Dispenser

Over-engineered Candy Dispenser

You could just put M&Ms in a candy dish, or you could overengineer a solution like JBV Creative did. The machine is basically a tiny candy factory that dishes out individual candies from a storage tank onto a conveyor belt and then into a tray. Money shot at 7:56. Want your own? Grab the STL files for 3D printing here.

Tobey Maguire vs Obi-Wan Kenobi

Tobey Maguire vs Obi-Wan Kenobi

Imagine for a moment that Tobey Maguire played Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith. That’s exactly what we have here, courtesy of the warped minds at Matan Animation Studios. Can’t get enough Darth Bully Maguire? He also stood in for Darth Maul in Duel of the Fates.

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Pop Culture Sausages

Pop Culture Sausages

Erik Vernieuwe and Kris De Smedt of BURP love to play with their food. They especially enjoy a good wiener. Their Instagram feed is loaded with hilarious scenes featuring hot dogs, sausages, and pickles posed as characters and scenes from pop culture. Our favorite photo is of the Grady twins from Kubrick’s The Shining.

Sculpting Vision

Sculpting Vision

We’re five episodes into the Disney+ series WandaVision, and we’re hooked. It’s great to see Vision again after the tragic events of Age of Ultron. In this video, artist Steven Richter shows off his process as he sculpts a life-size bust of Vision, the way he appeared both before and after after Thanos stole the Mind Stone.

Fenix E03R Keychain Flashlight

Fenix E03R Keychain Flashlight

This palm-sized aluminum flashlight from Fenix cranks out an impressive 260 lumens on its brightest setting. In addition to its four-mode white LED, it has an auxiliary red LED that can be used as a warning or emergency light. It supports USB-C recharging and is IP66-rated waterproof.

Most Mini Dominoes Toppled

Most Mini Dominoes Toppled

Setting up dominoes without knocking them down can be tricky. But these mini dominoes are so delicate they have to be set up with tweezers. One sneeze can knock them all over. FlippyCat’s record-breaking mini domino layout had 9,196 dominoes, though one section failed, and only 8,588 ultimately toppled.

Whiskey + Water Decanter

Whiskey + Water Decanter

This individual glass decanter set is a great gift for whiskey lovers. Its inner chamber holds a brown spirit of choice, while the outer chamber holds water. Pour the whiskey from one side, then a couple of drops of water from the other to release the full depth of its flavors. Comes with a wood tray and a glass funnel.

Spaceman Organizer Bowls

Spaceman Organizer Bowls

Need a place to keep your spare change, keys, or other small items? These resin spaceman storage bowls are a playful and useful addition for your tabletop or shelf. Each one features an astronaut perched atop a partial asteroid, the ideal spot for storing little doo-dads. It measures 19″ x 19″ x 25″, so it’s bigger than it looks.

Writing Beatbox Lyrics

Writing Beatbox Lyrics

When you sing a song, there are usually lyrics written down somewhere. But we never thought that way about beatboxing until now. Vocal master verbalese takes notes on the mouth sounds he makes to help explain his process, and to document his tunes so they can be replicated. More beatboxing lyrics here and here.

Cadillac: Edgar Scissorhands

Cadillac: Edgar Scissorhands

To promote their LYRIQ EV during Super Bowl LV, Cadillac remembers Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. Timothée Chalamet plays Edward’s son, who also has scissors for hands, and is pleased to find that the new Caddy has a hands-free driving mode. Winona Ryder reprises her role as Edgar’s mom Kim Boggs.

Wilderton Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Wilderton Non-Alcoholic Spirits

Non-alcoholic drinks are booming thanks to modern spirits that deliver complex flavors and healthy ingredients. Distilled in the Pacific Northwest, zero-calorie, gluten-free Wilderton is made from globally-sourced botanicals in two flavor profiles: smoky Earthen, and citrusy Lustre. Tasty, guilt-free bases to mix, sip, and savor.

Hydraulic Press Channel Interpretive Dance

Hydraulic Press Channel Interpretive Dance

You’d think you’d need to own a hydraulic press to do stuff like the guys at the Hydraulic Press Channel do, but Aussie actor-dancer-comedian Smac McCreanor figured she could do the same without one. Instead of smushing objects, she uses her body to accurately reenact the crushing power of a 150-ton press.

Protest Stencil Toolkit

Protest Stencil Toolkit

Support your passionate causes with a spray paint can and the Protest Stencil Toolkit, a DIY book updated with stencil designs for the modern activist. Create your own protest slogans and graphics with the paperback’s 42 reusable stencils, including symbols representing important protest movements.

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The Ultimate Putting Studio

Improve your short game with this complete training system from PuttOUT. The set includes a putting mat, pressure putt trainer to help perfect your distance, a mirror system for aligning your club, and three putting gates. For a limited time, save $38 with code GOLF38 at checkout.

Acoustic Feel

Acoustic Feel

We’ve always loved the MGMT song Electric Feel. But what if it were a twangy acoustic track instead of a hip indie electro-funk song? Well, wonder no longer, as musician Alex Melton answers that question with a great arrangement that gives the song a whole new flavor.

Adam Savage Builds a Poker Table

Adam Savage Builds a Poker Table

Inspired by this video, prop builder and experimenter extraordinaire Adam Savage decided to see if he could put together a poker table from scratch in less than a day. It’s a great video to watch if you want to learn some tricks for cutting and bending wood curves, along with some good shop safety tips.

Moon Coasters

Moon Coasters

Enjoy a journey to the moon every time you take a sip with these cool ceramic coasters. They’re ceramic, so they’re absorbent and feature durable, UV-printed images of the lunar surface. Sold in a set of four. Check out CatchtheBug’s Etsy shop for many more artful coaster designs.

Win an 800+HP Ford Mustang Shelby GT500SE

Enter to win this special car and support Cruise for a Cause and their fight against cancer. The Shelby GT500SE has the carbon fiber track pack and tech package, along with pulley and cooling upgrades to make more than 800 hp. This 1-of-1 “HOPE Edition” will come in deep Antimatter Blue metallic. Readers earn bonus entries.

iFixit Manta Driver Kit

iFixit Manta Driver Kit

With this 112-bit driver kit from iFixit, you’ll never be caught without the proper tool for opening gadgets. It comes with 1/4″ and 4mm bit driver handles with magnetic bit sockets, knurled grips, and swivel tops, and high-quality bits made from S2 and 6150 steel. And if anything ever breaks, it’s covered by iFixit’s lifetime warranty.

Making a Magnet Cuboctahedron

Making a Magnet Cuboctahedron

Magnetic Games presents yet another wonderfully satisfying video, in which he uses hundreds of magnetic rods and spheres to create an complicated geometric sculpture. He placed a light at the center of his masterpiece, so it casts interesting shadows as well. After it’s all done, he knocks it down with a catapult.

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Couchmaster Cybot Lap Desk

Couchmaster Cybot Lap Desk

This oversize lap desk opens up a serious workspace while you sit on the couch or in bed. It has a vented spot for up to a 17″ laptop, along with a large mousepad, built-in wrist pads, a tablet holder, and pockets for your mouse and other accessories. Its padded armrests provide support and comfort and can be repositioned.

Giant LEGO Go-Kart

Giant LEGO Go-Kart

Matt Denton of Mantis Hacks has been working on a LEGO-inspired go-kart made with larger than life 3D-printed plastic bricks. After countless hours on the project, he’s ready to take his creation for a test drive. You can check out the full series of build videos here.

Hersent Super Dopp Kit

Hersent Super Dopp Kit

This heavy-duty waxed canvas roll-up has space for lots of loose tools or other small items. It has multiple interior pockets with hook-and-loop or zipper closures and a reassuring buckle to keep it rolled tight. It’s also available as a wrench roll with deep, zippered pouches.

Milling a Metal Gear

Milling a Metal Gear

Machine shop DataPro shares hypnotic footage of a Datron CNC milling machine, as it takes a disc of aluminum and transforms it into a precise and smoothly formed gear. It was shot as a time-lapse, but won’t it be awesome when machines can do this in real time?

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman FREE T4 Multitool

Leatherman’s take on the Swiss Army knife packs 12 functions, including a 420HC steel blade, scissors, screwdrivers, file, bottle opener, and a slide-out set of tweezers. The tools open smoothly, can be flicked open one hand, and lock firmly with magnets.

Driven: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Driven: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford shook things up when they revealed they were making an electric crossover and calling it a Mustang. While it’s not a muscle car, the Mustang Mach-E is a most definitely a performance vehicle. We spent a week with the Premium AWD variant and were duly impressed with its power, handling, technology, and comfort.

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