LEDclaw makes all kinds of geeky lights, including this wall light inspired by game controllers. The 20″ wide light is made from wood and cast acrylic and backlit with colorful LEDs. The design is based on the Xbox controller, though the buttons and thumbstick have been reversed. And that’s an upside-down Dreamcast logo on top.
If you ever thought that blurring out text would protect sensitive information, you might be in trouble. This video from censiCLICK shows how readily-available technology can recover text that has been blurred using a mosaic filter. The moral of the story? Completely remove or block out anything you don’t want to be recovered.
The latest version of Nitecore’s ultra long-throw flashlight can project its beam over 3200 feet. In turbo mode, it can output up to 2000 lumens, and it offers four other brightness levels, SOS and beacon modes. It’s built from durable aluminum alloy and both waterproof and shock-resistant. Includes a 5000mAh rechargeable battery.
The 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali is one badass pickup, and this tricked-out heavy-duty truck could be yours. With a Duramax diesel making 445 hp and 910 lb-ft. of torque, it’s ready to haul anything and does it in style. One lucky entrant will win this truck while helping to support charities. Plus, Awesomer readers get double entries.
It’s pretty tricky to balance a cube on one of its corners or edges. But ReM-RC shows off a really cool machine they built that does just that automatically. The system uses an ESP32 controller, an MPU-6050 gyroscope-accelerometer chip, and a set of three servo motors that spin wheels to maintain its balance.
This extremely loud whistle pushes out an ear-splitting 143db at full volume, making it great as a survival or emergency tool for drawing attention quickly and from a distance. It even works when wet. Keep in mind, it’s so loud, you’ll want to wear the included earplugs when blowing it.
If you think sit-ups and planks are a challenge, wait till you get a load of this guy. Fitness junkie Tfitbaker has so much core strength that he can literally float his upper body off of the ground while locking his lower legs into a workout bench. Oh, and what was that we were saying about planks?
Never be caught without the proper drill bit or screwdriver again. KingTool’s comprehensive steel bit set comes with 318 pieces in an organizer case. It includes wood, masonry, plastic, and metal drill bits, along with paddle bits, nut drivers, and driver bits in Phillips, slotted, square, Torx, Posilock, and hex shapes.
Add depth and flavor to your spirits and bitters with this infusion kit from Ethan & Ashe. It includes a a 950ml borosilicate glass infusion vessel, an ultra-fine stainless steel filter, along with three delicious infusion blends: black denim, orange ginger, and house bitters. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
“You need to be a little more drained of life… like you’re crushed by the monotony of existence.” Joel Haver’s latest clip hilariously imagines what it might be like if fantasy characters or aliens made movies about people living ordinary lives here on Earth.
Is your day feeling like a dumpster fire? Embrace the chaos with this desktop organizer from Fred. It’s made from MDF wood done up in an authentic dumpster color scheme. It offers a place to store pens, pencils and includes 100+ flame-shaped notecards. Just don’t actually light it on fire.
Italian furniture company PLANK sent director Lucas Zanotto some of their modern furniture and asked him to do “something” with it. So he and his nephew spent two weeks of trial-and-error incorporating the furniture into ping pong ball trick shots. It took over 2000 attempts to capture the 90-second ad spot.
Woodworker Olivier Gomis shows off his build process for a really amazing sculptural piece. By arranging and gluing boards into funnel shape, then lathing out its center, he created a wooden vase that approximates the oft-seen images representing the curvature of spacetime.
This asymmetric strategy game drops players into a world where deep space miners must gather crystals that happen to be inside of giant alien beasts. It can be played with 0, 1, or 2 players (yep, it has a no player mode). The miner’s goal is to gather all of the crystals, and the beast’s objective to digest the miner with bacteria.
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.
Limited to just 999 pieces, Bell & Ross’ automatic diver’s watch looks spectacular in this colorway. It features a red face and ring and a bronze satin case. It’s water-resistant to 300m and has gold-plated indices and hands with SuperLuminova markings. It includes both brown calfskin leather and black rubber straps.
We’re already up to 25 official James Bond movies. Now, 007 is back in his blandest film yet. Dogfood edited together this Bond flick entirely from stock video footage, incorporating the not-so-secret agent’s trademark cars, girls, and gadgets, along with an unexpected bedroom shootout scene. (Thanks, Kieran!)
Geek out and expand your tech skills with this collection of e-books from No Starch Press. Pay as little as a buck to unlock the first four books or more than $18 to access the full library, which includes books on problem-solving, development strategies, and practical programming in Java, Python, C, C++, Rust, and more.
In Iron Man 2, Happy and Pepper come to Tony Stark’s rescue with a slick new suit of armor that fits inside of a briefcase. After making a retractable version of Iron Man’s helmet, Jake Laser’s fans demanded more, so he got to work on a real-life version of the Mark 5 briefcase suit, made out of plasma-cut steel.
We recently watched in amazement as RAY Studio converted a shaver into War Machine. In this video, the talented maker took a smartphone engineering prototype, broke it down into hundreds of individual components, then reassembled them to form an intricate dragon sculpture.
This tiny gadget is small enough to hold between your thumb and index finger, but it looks mighty versatile. At its center is a tiny clickable 360º trackball, surrounded by directional buttons. The wireless controller offers air mouse, media, and keyboard modes, and is ideal for presentations.
The PressTube channel has made a name for itself by destroying stuff just for fun. In this video, they fed sheets of bulletproof glass into their industrial-strength shredding machine. Naturally, the shredder won, filling our ears with a jarring crunch as it chewed through progressively thicker panes.
Add a crystal clear second screen to your laptop or mobile device. This 15.6″ touchscreen display has a 3840×2160 IPS screen for viewing of 4K content. It also supports FreeSync and HDR, and has a built-in rotation sensor. It connects via USB-C or mini HDMI, and has built-in speakers. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.
This upgrade improves Leatherman multitools’ screwdriving abilities. The ratcheting driver attaches to multitools with a large bit holder, making them easier to turn and increasing leverage because of its length. It offers forward, reverse, and locked modes, and its magnetic tip holds 1/4″ bits and Leatherman’s flat bits.