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Voice-Controlled Vehicle

Voice-Controlled Vehicle

Driving a car typically requires a mix of motor skills to steer the wheel and push the pedals. Engineer James Bruton wanted to see if he could make a vehicle that was controlled by voice. The Deepgram speech recognition API and James’ electronic circuits are fairly responsive, but the lag is enough to make for a harrowing ride.

Flowo Digital Typewriter

Flowo Digital Typewriter

Jody Del Bianco’s award-winning design for a dedicated typing device pays homage to the cylindrical platens of vintage typewriters, while embracing modern technology. As you type on its round keys, words appear on a high-contrast, curved E-Ink display. To scroll backwards, turn the knob like on a classic typewriter.

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Changing a Light Bulb with a Drone

Changing a Light Bulb with a Drone

How many quadrotors does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently, just one. This lone drone’s mission to insert and tighten a light bulb is made so much more dramatic by the addition of dialogue from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

The Republic of Molossia

The Republic of Molossia

With his tongue firmly in cheek, Kevin Baugh created his own sovereign nation – in the desert of Western Nevada. His self-proclaimed nation has its own flag, currency, national sport, and even a navy. The country isn’t officially recognized, but it seems like a nice place to live – as long as you’re a member of Kevin’s family.

Wingman Titanium Bottle Opener

Wingman Titanium Bottle Opener

This minimal bottle opener from Aerocrafted deserves a spot on every keychain. It measures just 2.25″ long and weighs less than half an ounce but provides sufficient leverage to easily pop open bottle caps. It’s made from machined grade 5 titanium, so it’s strong enough to be used as a pry tool as well.

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

M1 Caliber Measurement Tool

Reekon’s gadget makes measuring wood and other stock goods more accurate and more convenient than ever. It attaches to most saw fences and displays the exact cut length as you slide stock through its roller arm, positioning them without the need for marking. It works in metric and imperial units with an accuracy of +/- 0.02 in.

I Want to Break Free on Floppy Disks

I Want to Break Free on Floppy Disks

The recently upgraded Floppotron 3.0 is here to show off just how much better it sounds now that it has more than 500 floppy drives at its core. The precision-orchestrated machines channel Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon with aplomb with a cover of the 1984 track I Want to Break Free.

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Design

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6: Design

Hyundai’s electric sedan puts the Tesla Model 3 in its sights with its aerodynamic design. It has a modern and spacious cockpit with a digital dashboard, ambient lighting, and sustainable materials. Sharing its platform with the Ionic 5, expect RWD models to start around 168 hp and AWD up to 320 hp with a range of 300+ mi.

Making a Chocolate Dragon

Making a Chocolate Dragon

Master chocolatier and pastry chef Amaury Guichon is back with another epic edible sculpture. This time, he created a detailed purple dragon that breathes dry ice “smoke” from its mouth. It’s an amazing build, but we couldn’t help but laugh at its phallic looks halfway through the build.

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

Paragliding the Swiss Alps

The first time we went tandem paragliding, we jumped off of a cliff at Torrey Pines and landed on a nude beach filled with wrinkled old men. Jordan Wade had quite a different experience, as he took off from the Alps and captured awe-inspiring footage of the snow-capped mountains, grassy hills, and a historic Swiss village.

Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle

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This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Hikers Brew Coffee Pouches

Hikers Brew Coffee Pouches
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When backpacking, overlanding, or camping, we never venture into the wilderness without coffee. Instead of relying on instant, Hikers Brew comes in Venture Pouches that make 2-4 cups each. Six yummy varieties include Mile Marker medium roast, chocolatey Some Mores, vanilla Van Life, and robust Yurt Dirt.

The Eggplant Rap

The Eggplant Rap

After an attempt to sell jars of candied eggplant, a group of grandmas from the Greek isle of Crete decide it’s time to market to a broader audience. So they put their heads together and made a rap video about living the eggplant (aka aubergine) life. Watch with captions on.

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Gear Up Survival Tool Kit

Gear Up Survival Tool Kit
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Always be prepared with this 60-piece survival kit. It includes card- and plier-style multitools, paracord, a tactical pen, a multi-purpose utensil, a compass, an emergency blanket, a wire saw, bandages, a tourniquet, screwdrivers, a pocket knife, and more. It’s all packed in a durable box that measures just 6.25″ x 4.75″.

The Green Tomato Kicker

The Green Tomato Kicker

When it comes to tomatoes, you generally don’t want to mix the unripe green ones with the ripe red ones. In this episode of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, they visited Weco to see a machine that uses light, optics, and computers to figure out which tomatoes are which color and kicks the green ones out.

High West Double Rye

High West Double Rye
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Utah is better known for banning booze than for making it, so David Perkins combined his passions for biochemistry, bourbon, and the American West to open Utah’s first distillery since the 1870s. Whiskies are king at High West, including Double Rye which blends two distinct ryes: a playful 2-year-old and a sweet 16.

Pocket Bit Driver

Pocket Bit Driver
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Gato’s tiny screwdriver is as minimal as tools get. Its #2 Phillips head and 8mm flat head drivers stand at the ready on your key ring. Sure, you’re not going to get much leverage with this driver, but it could definitely come in handy in a pinch.

Master of Masking Tape

Master of Masking Tape

TikTok channel The Art Room is packed with colorful illustrations created with pastels, pencils, correction fluid, and masking tape. This particular image features two people creating a beautiful sky with their flashlights. They took some artistic license with their additive color mixing.

Seven Nation Army @Glastonbury 2022

Seven Nation Army @Glastonbury 2022

During the 2022 Glastonbury Festival, Jack White performed one of his biggest hits, and blew the roof off of the place – despite it being an outdoor event. The White Stripes’ 2003 classic Seven Nation Army sounds as killer as ever, and is the ultimate crowd-pleaser.

Firekorf Portable Fire Pit/Grill

Firekorf Portable Fire Pit/Grill
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This portable, lightweight fire pit folds up small for travel and sets up quickly. Its mesh basket ensures great airflow, and optional attachments convert it into a grill or spit roaster too. Both its fire basket and legs are made from durable, heat-resistant 304 stainless steel. Comes with a roll-up storage bag too.

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TACRAY Tiny Titanium Pen

TACRAY Tiny Titanium Pen
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A miniature take on bolt-action tactical pens, the TACRAY Mini Pen measures just 3.5″ long. It’s made from tough grade 5 titanium, and its grenade-inspired body provides a confident gripping texture. Perfect for a keychain, pendant, or hanging from a zipper pull.

Popsicle Stick Chakram

Popsicle Stick Chakram

A chakram is a throwing weapon that first appeared in the 5th-century BCE in India. The original weapons were simply a sharpened circle, but video game versions have evolved to add deadly spikes around their circumference. In this video, DIYer The S shows off an awesome retractable-spike chakram made from popsicle sticks.

Theory 11 Elvis Playing Cards

Theory 11 Elvis Playing Cards
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Celebrate the true King of Rock and Roll with these appropriately bold and colorful playing cards from Theory11. The card backs and tuck box are embellished with gold records and the face cards celebrate Elvis posing as both King and Ace in his most flamboyant outfits in tones of gold, pink, and black.

The Guy Who Invented Everything Bagels

The Guy Who Invented Everything Bagels

If you asked us what’s the one thing you can do to ruin even the best New York bagel, it’s putting too much stuff on top of them. Comedian Andrew Rousso reveals the true story behind the unhinged mind who came up with the idea of “everything” bagels along with a glimpse into his next unnecessary deli food invention.

Jack Daniel’s 2022 Coy Hill High Proof Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s 2022 Coy Hill High Proof Whiskey

Jack Daniel’s is offering up its 2022 Small Batch Special Release, a potent spirit that deserves small and measured sips. Blended from 55 over-proof barrels of last year’s single-barrel Coy Hill, the whiskey offers 76.6% ABV and a 153.2 proof. Available only at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop and select stores across Tennessee.

Running up That Hill A Cappella

Running up That Hill A Cappella

Thanks to its prominent placement in the storyline of Stranger Things 4, the Kate Bush song Running up That Hill (A Deal with God) is enjoying a major comeback. Korean group Maytree unleashed their vocal talents with this a cappella version that had us feeling those emotions from the Dear Billy episode all over again.

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