Leatherman Skeletool Topo

Leatherman Skeletool Topo

The Skeletool is one of Leatherman’s best multitools, offering great ergonomics, a lightweight design, and only the most frequently used functions. It looks particularly great in this black finish with a topographical map print on its blade. Tools includes a knife, pliers, bit driver, wire cutters, and a carabiner/bottle opener.

Unexpected Outcome ver.03

Unexpected Outcome ver.03

Daihei Shibata created a series of visual illusions for the Japanese TV program Design Ah!, in which each scene starts off with an ordinary premise, but its outcome is very different than what you might expect. Catch the first two videos here.

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Side Click Pen

Side Click Pen

Tactile Turn’s sleek and substantial pen features a side click mechanism, providing satisfying feedback when deploying or retracting its pen tip. It’s available in titanium, copper, bronze, or zirconium, in 4.6″, 5.3″, and 5.8″ lengths. An optional titanium damascus clip doubles the pen’s price, but looks amazing.

Bad Bluegrass

Bad Bluegrass

YouTube channel There I Ruined It is in the business of messing with popular songs and, well, ruining them by covering them in a totally inappropriate style. Their bluegrass reworking of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” is so wrong that it’s right. We also chuckled at their swing version of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.”

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(PG-13: Language) A loss prevention officer encounters a thief in his store, and finds himself faced with a moral dilemma after realizing he has a past with the shoplifter. Alexander Etseyatse’s powerful short film offers a more human look at crime and law enforcement than the way they’re typical portrayed in TV and movies.

HUNT 3.0 Flashlight Tool

HUNT 3.0 Flashlight Tool

This teensy titanium flashlight is small enough to carry on a keychain or as a zipper pull, but it’s way more versatile than its size might lead you to believe. In addition to its light, it can open boxes, pry things, split pills, and turn screws. Its LED module is available in white, red, or UV.

How the Space Shuttle Worked

How the Space Shuttle Worked

Despite its two tragic missions, with 135 launches to its credit, the Space Shuttle was arguably the most successful space program of all time. 3D animator Jared Owen explains how shuttle missions worked, along with an in-depth look at the orbiter, where astronauts spent their time throughout their journeys.

The Third Day (Trailer)

The Third Day (Trailer)

Jude Law and Naomie Harris star in six-episode miniseries about an island off of the coast of England, where locals are committed to their strange rituals, mystifying outsiders who visit. The series is broken into two distinct parts which take place at different times. Premieres 9.14.2020 on HBO.

Norway by Kayak

Norway by Kayak

We’ve never been to Norway, but now that we’ve seen this video by Tomasz Furmanek, we really want to go there and float in a kayak. Take one minute out of your busy day to enjoy this relaxing tour of the fjords and western coastal areas of the country. The 60fps hypersmooth slow-motion GoPro footage really adds to the immersion.

Black Eyed Peas: Action

Black Eyed Peas: Action

Superpop group Black Eyed Peas pays tribute to Bollywood with a fun music video that features footage from six awesomely over-the-top action flicks from India, then deepfaking themselves into the sequences. From the album Translation.

How Wrenches Are Made

How Wrenches Are Made

Go inside of Italy’s Beta Utensili factory, where they take pieces of raw steel, heat them, hot roll, and machine hammer them into their rough shapes, before cutting them out, sand blasting, grinding, tumbling, and refining their openings before hardening and plating each piece into a finished combination wrench.

Chalk Warfare 4.0

Chalk Warfare 4.0

It’s been a while since we checked in with the guys at SoKrispyMedia, with their last Chalk Warfare video debuting back in 2014. Now, they’ve drawn their chalk weapons once again, and headed back to the battlefield to give us their most epic action and VFX sequence yet. We loved the R/C car and gravity gun made out of chalk.

UnLocked Golf Swing Speed Trainer

Improve your distance, speed, and swing on the golf course with this weighted trainer from UnLocked. The set uses interchangeable weights to help build muscles, muscle memory, and endurance during your practice sessions. The set includes a stiff graphite shaft along with 380g and 260g weights.

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Robin’s Wish (Trailer)

Robin’s Wish (Trailer)

Robin Williams brought joy to so many people during his lifetime, yet his own life ended tragically when he committed suicide in 2014. This documentary looks into Robin’s final days and the undiagnosed degenerative disease that may have been his downfall.

Explosive Baseball Bat

Explosive Baseball Bat

In order to improve his hit distance, engineer Shane Wighton Stuff Made Here created a baseball bat with the ultimate sweet spot. If hit just right, explosive charges fire, pushing a piston forward, and launching the baseball into home run territory. Along the way, he shows off his fancy new Tormach 24r mill.

Best Cheap Pocket Knives 2020

Best Cheap Pocket Knives 2020

While there are some pretty sweet knives out there, they don’t all need to be expensive to be good. Our buddies over at Everyday Carry took some time to pick their favorite inexpensive pocket knives, each priced at under $50, without sacrificing function, durability, or looks.

Timex Command Shock Watches

Timex Command Shock Watches

These shock- and water-resistant LCD watches offer a rugged look that matches their durability. They feature a 100-hour chronograph with lap/split times, multiple alarms, a 24-hour countdown timer, three time zones, 12/24-hour modes, and a bright Indiglo light-up dial, all set into a substantial 54mm case.

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves with their humanoid and animal-inspired robots. We’ve previously met Spot, their robo-dog that can handle all kinds of terrain and carry small payloads. Future Punk made this fun video that imagines what Spot might have been like had he come out in the 1990s.

Chowlite Mealtime Multitool

Chowlite Mealtime Multitool

This lightweight tool is the perfect utensil for dining while in the great outdoors. The folding, stainless steel gadget incorporates a fork, spoon, bottle opener, can opener, a dull serrated edge, and a flat head screwdriver in one. Measures 4.5″ long closed and 7.75″ long opened.

Rainbow Paint Gun

Rainbow Paint Gun

Artist Thomas Trum is known for making paintings with unusual tools and techniques. Among the weapons in his creative arsenal is this paint gun designed for road line marking, which he uses to spray a gradient rainbow of colors as he moves it along a canvas.

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LEGO Microtonal Guitar

LEGO Microtonal Guitar

Musician Tolgahan Çoğulu shows off a unique instrument he put together after his son Atlas gave him the idea. The acoustic guitar uses LEGO studs all along its neck, allowing for microtonal positions throughout the fretboard. The trick was to build a custom 3D printed baseplate for the LEGO bricks to click onto.

Building a Tiny Land Rover Defender

Building a Tiny Land Rover Defender

Expert modelmaker Luke Towan shows off how he built a tiny HO-scale replica of a Land Rover Defender. What makes the miniature so impressive is that it not only is motorized, but can be remotely controlled to drive along tiny roads. He bought the model in kit form from Tiny 4×4, but it’s definitely an advanced build.

Geometric Shadowcaster Lamps

Geometric Shadowcaster Lamps

The guys at ThunderDomes are in the business of building geodesic domes. But they also make some nifty LED lamps, which use 3D printing and cast resin structures to throw dramatic shadows onto walls, ceilings, and floors. They come in a variety of designs, with our favorite being the golden ratio spiral pattern.

QLango Language Games

Learning new languages can help you significantly expand your horizons. With Qlango, you can learn 31 different languages using a combination of lessons and fun games and challenges. This lifetime subscription gets you access and is 50% off in The Awesomer Shop.

Sharks vs. Blood

Sharks vs. Blood

After an earlier experiment with trying to get sharks to swarm into human blood, Engineer Mark Rober teamed up with Discovery’s Shark Week to build a single-person shark cage, and headed into the waters of the Bahamas to see if he could get a feeding frenzy going around him using fish blood instead.

Don Quixote Rug

Don Quixote Rug

If you’re looking for unique floor coverings, we can think of no better place than Ruggable. Among their many designs are these rugs based on the work of artist José Guadalupe Posada, who created this dynamic image of Don Quixote’s skeleton and his horse riding to victory. Available in a variety of rectangular and round sizes.

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