From the Ash

From the Ash

Back in 2018, director Ryan Gibb and MTB rider Nico Vink traveled to New Mexico’s Philmont Scout Ranch, where they captured this amazingly fiery footage. The film was created entirely in a controlled setting on private property on an already burnt piece of land. Learn more about the project from Teton Gravity Research.

Jerry Can Mini Bars

Jerry Can Mini Bars

We had no idea that people were packing their spirits and mixers into fuel canisters, but we found a number of artists over on Etsy doing just that. Each one features a hinged front to access your drink supplies, while some have wooden dividers or elastic straps to keep things organized. There’s a DIY guide on Instructables too.

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The Brick Road Factory

The Brick Road Factory

LEGO Technics expert The Brick Wall is back with another impressive build. This time he arranged a series of multiple machines, which work in sequence to pave a brick road for other LEGO vehicles to drive on. It even lays a gravel foundation and smooths it before neatly placing the bricks.

Ratched (Trailer)

Ratched (Trailer)

From the co-creator of American Horror Story comes the origin story of one of the most feared characters in movie history. Famously portrayed by Louise Fletcher in 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and now by Sarah Paulson, this series makes it looks Nurse Ratched was always loathsome. Premieres 9.18.20 on Netflix.

Lord Vinheteiro’s Truck Concert

Lord Vinheteiro’s Truck Concert

Lord Vinheteiro has always impressed us with his piano playing (and deadpan staring) abilities. But can he maintain his composure as he plays a concert of classics from Debussy, Mozart, Beethoven, and others while his piano sits in the back of a moving pickup truck?

Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra

Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra

Samsung’s Galaxy Note20 Ultra has a 6.9″ curved edge 120Hz 3088×1440 display, a 10mp selfie, 12mp ultra-wide, 108mp wide, and 12mp 50x zoom cameras. There’s a new pro video mode, and a much more responsive stylus. The smaller Note20 has a 6.7″ flat 60Hz 2400×1080 display, 64mp wide camera, and 30x max zoom.

Water-powered R/C Airplane

Water-powered R/C Airplane

It’s pretty easy to build a primitive rocket using a bottle of pressurized water. The guys at FliteTest wanted to see if they could take the idea to the next level by making a water-powered glider they could steer via remote control once it was airborne.

The Boys Season 2 (Trailer)

The Boys Season 2 (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language, Gore) After the surprising reveal at the end of season 1, Billy Butcher and the lads are on the run, while Vought International takes advantage of panic on the streets and introduces a new supe who could push Homelander further over the edge, if that’s even possible. Premieres 9.4.2020 on Prime Video.

SpaceX Rocket Hop

SpaceX Rocket Hop

Among its projects, SpaceX is working on Starship, a rocket which may someday help colonize Mars. In this test of Starship’s can-shaped SN5 test vehicle, the rocket launched from one pad, hovered at 500 feet, then landed on another, a process which could allow for quick exploration of distant sites across the red planet.

Water Skiing on Stilts

Water Skiing on Stilts

Water skiing is tricky enough when you’re right on top of the water. But add to the mix a pair of 11-foot-tall stilts, and the difficulty level just increased to 11. Watch in awe as dentist Christopher Dens literally rises to the challenge, and sets an unofficial world record for the tallest successful waterski run. The failure video is equally entertaining.

GMA T.50

GMA T.50

Race car designer Gordon Murray, the man behind the vaunted McLaren F1 is showing off a stunning new sports car. The 3-passenger GMA T.50 has a 4.0L Cosworth V12 engine that makes 654hp at an insane 11,500 rpm. Its carbon fiber construction is a triumph in lightweighting, with a projected curb weight of just 2,173 lb.

StatGear Off-Grid Survival Knife

This 5-in-1 pocket knife packs in a partially-serrated 420 stainless steel blade, along with a seatbelt cutter, a glass breaker tool, firestarter rod, and a removable LED flashlight. Save 28% on StatGear’s useful multifunction tool in The Awesomer Shop.

Bumblebee on a Watering Can

Bumblebee on a Watering Can

Musician Martyn Stroud can usually be found playing the trombone or teaching students how to play one. He recently performed the notoriously tricky Flight of the Bumblebee using nothing but a plastic watering can and the mouthpiece from one of his brass instruments, for no other reason than a little backyard fun.

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Lever Gear Toolcard Pro

Lever Gear Toolcard Pro

This TSA-compliant multitool packs 40 functions into a credit card form. It includes metric and imperial wrenches, rulers, an angle gauge, screwdrivers, a cord cutter, 1/4″ hex bit holder, can and bottle openers, and an optional money clip. It’s made from stainless steel, and comes in bead-blasted silver or black finishes.

Best Carabiner Clips 2020

Best Carabiner Clips 2020

Inspired by climbing carabiners, these metal clips might not hold your body weight from a mountainside, but they’ll do a great job attaching gear to bags, belt loops, hooks, and other spots. Everyday Carry shows off a dozen of their favorite carabiners, including the excellent Heroclip, with its versatile swivel design.

Giant Castle 3D Print

Giant Castle 3D Print

Most 3D prints we’ve seen are relatively small. But the guys at Argentina’s Trideo make the Big-T – a $40,000 industrial 3D printer that can crank out precise objects as large as 40″ x 40″ x 42.5″. Watch as it churns out a detailed model of a castle that’s over 39″ tall. The print took almost 10 days to complete – with no errors.

Spaghetti Monster Colander

Spaghetti Monster Colander

Designed by Lior Rokah Kor of housewares brand OTOTO, this festive yellow colander turns your fresh-cooked spaghetti into a flying spaghetti monster – like the one worshipped by Pastafarians. They also make a set of pasta monster servers which you can use in your own bowls. Made from dishwasher-safe BPA-free plastic.

The Man in the Shed

The Man in the Shed

(PG-13: Language) “Stir the sandwich… and slice the tea.” A woman answers her phone only to be met with demands from a mysterious caller lurking in the shed in her backyard. Francis Higgins and Viper Films poke fun at a classic horror film trope in this silly, but absolutely perfect little skit.

In My Particular Case

In My Particular Case

When you sit down to work on an art or design project, there are so many different directions you could take it in. Chico Jofilsan’s animated short film uses itself to illustrate the seemingly endless possibilities which emerge during the creative process, and how one might make choices.

Cássio Vasconcellos: Collectives

Cássio Vasconcellos: Collectives

Artist Cássio Vasconcellos takes aerial images of man-made constructs like roadways and airport terminals, then stitches them together to create fascinating and surreal new patterns that serve as a sort of preview of an overcrowded future. We’d love to see his full-scale images in person.

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Holey Car

Holey Car

Now that the guys at Russia’s Garage 54 are done with their headlight-covered Lada, they decided to remove the bulbs from the compact car. Of course, now they’ve got a whole bunch of holes in the sheet metal, so they decided to go all-in on the look, resulting in a car that looks like a block of Swiss cheese on wheels.

Blipblox After Dark Synth

Blipblox After Dark Synth

Playtime Engineering presents a (slightly) more grown-up version of its easy-to-use Blipblox synthesizer. The After Dark model has over 300 new pre-loaded melodies, more sound filters, a drum machine, and more. In addition to the built-in speaker, it has a 5-pin MIDI input and a 1/4″ stereo output so you can use it in the studio too.

The Factory Concrete Marble Maze

The Factory Concrete Marble Maze

Material Immaterial Studio presents a unique piece of interactive tabletop art. Cast from concrete, the diminutive Factory features design elements of Brutalist industrial architecture and incorporates a rolling ball maze. Just roll the tiny steel bearings from its tower, and enjoy the show! Measures 8.07″ W x 4.33″ D x 6.29″ H.

Gerber Gator Combo Axe II

Gerber Gator Combo Axe II

Gerber’s versatile tool combines two useful functions in one. It looks like a regular axe, but its grippy handle conceals a saw which is held in place magnetically when not in use. It’s a great way to save space when packing for camping trips. Plus, its steel axe head and elongated, glass-filled nylon handle provide great striking force.

Third Arm Robot

Third Arm Robot

When you’re working on construction projects, you could always use an extra hand. Developed by Createk, Université De Sherbrooke, and Exonetik this waist-mounted robot can do things like use a paint roller, squeegee, a gripper hand, or even a metal fist to break through walls. It’s all a bit silly looking if you ask us.

Star Turns

Star Turns

Motion designer and editor Duncan Robson has been painstakingly cropping, aligning, and sequencing images from movie posters in order to create the illusion that each featured actor is turning their head. You can view the individual animations over on the project’s Instagram page.

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