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Thousand Chapter MIPS Bike Helmet

Thousand Chapter MIPS Bike Helmet

Preserve your noggins, people. Thousand’s Chapter Mips Helmet provides extra protection for cyclists and skaters with its Mips safety system that lessens the rotational motion of impacts. It’s a good-looking multitasker, too, with a taillight that can magnetically attach to the helmet or bike with a multi-use adapter.

Around the World on Tesla Coils

Around the World on Tesla Coils

During their 28 years together, Daft Punk used lots of synthesizers and electronic equipment to make their music. But as far as we recall, tesla coils were not in their arsenal. Thankfully, we have Franzoli Electronics, who used his high-voltage noise-makers to play an awesome cover version of Around the World.

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Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

Hiding a PS5 in a PlayStation 1

The PlayStation 5 is a powerful piece of gaming hardware, but its design is definitely controversial, and it doesn’t exactly blend into its surroundings. So builders Chris Salomone and Shaun Boyd got to work to conceal the console inside of a wooden shell that looks like a gigantic version of the original PlayStation.

Illuminated Hive Lamp

Illuminated Hive Lamp

The Lucid Bazaar Company and designer Joe Zado make a variety of unique geometric lamps that cast colors and shadows. Among them is this beehive-inspired light with honeycomb cutouts that project hexagonal patterns on walls and ceilings. We also dig their squiggly Brain Coral Shadow Lamp.

Drone Motor Flying Machine

Drone Motor Flying Machine

A paramotor is a single-person flying machine with a parachute wing to keep it aloft and a large fan to propel it. Aviation buff Peter Sripol wanted to see if it was possible to create a version powered by a bunch of individual drone motors instead, and as you can see from the thumbnail, he succeeded. It’s insanely loud, though.

Clip&Carry EDC Storage Cases

Clip&Carry EDC Storage Cases
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Keep your gear organized with this duo of padded cases from StatGear. The Adequate and Magnum EDC cases offer a woven elastic grid for holding a various small tools. The smaller version has storage beneath its grid, while the larger one has two pockets and a portable dump tray.

The Metal Went Down to Georgia

The Metal Went Down to Georgia

The Charlie Daniels Band track The Devil Went Down to Georgia is one of the greatest country rock jams of all time. Guitarist Eric Calderone pays tribute to the 1979 classic with a powerful heavy metal version of the song about a fiddle-playing Satan looking for some souls to steal… minus the fiddle.

Imalent MR90 High Power Flashlight

Imalent MR90 High Power Flashlight
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This insanely bright flashlight can output up to 50,000 lumens. It’s also got a unique LED arrangement that can switch between spotlight and floodlight. It can project a beam that’s visible from up to 1 mile away. It features an aerospace-grade aluminum body and a tough mineral glass lens with an anti-reflective coating.

Infinite Marios and Luigis

Infinite Marios and Luigis

Adam from North of the Border likes to imagine that when Mario or Luigi get eaten by a piranha plant, their next life is a lab-grown clone of the original. So after sculpting some cloning tank versions of Nintendo’s iconic plumbers, he built them a mirrored chamber that appears to be an endless cloning laboratory.

LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse

LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse
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Inspired by a fan submission to LEGO Ideas, this 2,065-piece kit lets you assemble a 19.7″ tall model lighthouse. It has great details like a lighthouse-keeper’s cottage, a rowboat, and a hidden treasure chest. But the literal highlight of the set is the rotating, lighted beacon at its top, complete with a LEGO fresnel lens.

Fireworks Sorting Machine

Fireworks Sorting Machine

Another day, another fascinating piece of factory equipment. This time, we’re looking at a device that ingests thousands of fireworks and arranges them into a satisfying hexagonal shape for packaging. It uses vibration to shake the empty shell casings into place before a worker ties them together.

ENVO Flex Electric Snowbike

ENVO Flex Electric Snowbike

Take to the slopes this winter on ENVO’s pedal-assisted electric snowbike. It has a 1500-watt motor and can ride from 9 to 31 miles in the snow, depending on speed, load, and angle. It can climb grades up to 25%, and its modular design lets you use its foldable frame to make ENVO’s Flex Overland e-Bike when the snow melts.

SHERP Unmanned Ground Vehicle

SHERP Unmanned Ground Vehicle

SHERP is known for their short-wheelbase all-terrain vehicles. Their regular models are designed to carry people, but their electric SHERP UGV can be operated remotely, making it ideal for search and rescue, firefighting, forestry, and surveillance tasks. Its massive low-pressure tires can be inflated and deflated remotely.

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Adam Savage Learns Grass Flocking

Adam Savage Learns Grass Flocking

During a 2020 trip to New Zealand’s famed Wētā Workshop, Adam Savage learned a lot about how they create practical visual effects. Among his experiences was this lesson from Project Supervisor Mona Peters on how to create convincing miniature landscapes by spraying on layers of green flocking with an electrostatic gun.

A History of the World Through Body Parts

A History of the World Through Body Parts
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You’re Saying It Wrong podcast hosts Kathryn and Ross Petras authored this quirky book for trivia, history, and anatomy buffs. Told in chronological order, it explores milestones in history tied closely to human body parts, from Cleopatra’s nose to Ann Bolyeyn’s heart to George Washington’s fake teeth.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (Trailer)

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (Trailer)

Inspired by a true story, The Greatest Beer Run Ever follows a man who decides to support his friends fighting the war in Vietnam by delivering them real American beer. Zac Efron stars as the well-meaning pal who finds himself over his head, and learns some life lessons along the way. In theaters and on Apple TV+ 9.30.22.

Nocturn Catch Tray

Nocturn Catch Tray
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Keep your wallet, keys, and other small EDC neat and tidy with this elegant catch-all tray from Craighill. Each one is crafted in Michigan from premium American hardwood, and measures 7.5″ x 11″. Choose from black walnut, natural maple, or ink-stained maple.

The Personal Goals Freebie Bundle

Do you need help achieving your dreams? This free series of online courses from The Awesomer Shop will help you get on track and be the best version of yourself. You’ll learn time management techniques, tips for building habits, improving your productivity, and planning out your goals.

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

What’s better than a Bentley Continental GT? How about a 6-wheel-drive Bentley lifted for off-road rallying and outfitted with fat tires and skid plates? While we’d love to see a real-world version of this, for now, we’ll have to settle for this sweet custom Hot Wheels car from the Jakarta Diecast Project.

NEBO Galileo Lanterns

NEBO Galileo Lanterns
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NEBO’s LED lanterns punch out more light than most, with both 500-lumen and 1000-lumen models available. They project smooth light in either a 120º or 360º pattern, and both include a red light mode for nighttime or emergency use. Their rechargeable battery packs can also be used to charge gadgets.

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Making an Electromagnetic Launcher

Making an Electromagnetic Launcher

Electromagnets can be very powerful. They’ve even been used to get roller coasters and trains rolling and to launch fighter jets. Tom Stanton made a miniature system of homebrew linear synchronous motors which use electromagnetism to propel a small sled and launch various items including a hot dog and a paper airplane.

Mr. Blue Sky Illustrated by AI

Mr. Blue Sky Illustrated by AI

As we’ve seen in recent videos, AI technology is getting very good at creating art. SolarProphet has been using the AI tech Midjourney to create images based on song lyrics and posted this great sequence of digital art based on the ELO classic Mr. Blue Sky. Not every image lines up perfectly, but it’s still really well done.

Slim Bolt Action Pen

Slim Bolt Action Pen

The latest pen from Big Idea Design features a bolt-action mechanism packed into a super-slim profile. It has an easily adjustable internal mechanism that can hold more than 125 different refills without modification. It’s available in titanium, brass, copper, or zirconium with an optional titanium Damascus pocket clip.

Alpaka Bravo Sling Max Multicam Black Bag

Alpaka Bravo Sling Max Multicam Black Bag
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This limited-edition version of Alpaka’s Bravo Sling Max messenger bag has a black camouflage print on its waterproof X-Pac X50 fabric and a high-vis orange ripstop nylon lining. The bag has padded compartments for a 14″ MacBook Pro and a 12.9″ tablet, internal gear pockets, and lockable, waterproof zippers.

Leatherman Raptor Response Shears

Leatherman Raptor Response Shears

This everyday version of the Leatherman Raptor emergency response shears has slimmer and more comfortable handles. They fold up to protect other items from their stainless steel blades and incorporate a ring cutter, a ruler, and an oxygen tank wrench. Available with grey, crimson, or navy handles.

Cars vs. Square Pit Simulation

Cars vs. Square Pit Simulation

We’ve always enjoyed watching videos generated using the vehicle physics simulator BeamNG.Drive. This clip showcases various vehicles driving over a square-edged pit in the middle of the road. Place your bets now: which cars will make it over, and which will fall in? Need more car vs. pit action? You’ve got it.

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