Sick of searching for wrenches and other hand tools in your drawers? Toolbox Widget is a modular system that keeps tools organized. Its magnetic holders give every tool its own place, and a bright orange stripe indicates when a tool is missing from its spot. Available in wrench, screwdriver, plier, and socket versions.
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Street trials and mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill takes to the streets of San Francisco, riding, balancing, and flipping his bike at some of the city by the bay’s most iconic locations. The warm and sunny sounds of The Shins’ Simple Song help set the perfect, uplifting mood. Go behind the scenes with Danny and crew here.
You don’t need a motorcycle to get value from Odinsberg’s tool roll. It has 56 elastic loops for organizing hand tools and accessories and a zippered compartment for loose items. Rolled up, it measures just 9.5″ x 5.5″, and opens to 21″ x 9.5″. A hanging hook and MOLLE webbing provide mounting versatility. (Tools not included.)
The Eiffel 65 song Blue (Da Ba Dee) is one of the most infectious Europop songs of all time. Now, thanks to Cornelius Link, it’s been transformed into a catchy ditty befitting of a 15th-century banquet where a king’s court feasts on turkey legs and flagons of mead while bopping their heads to the beat.
This clever kitchen accessory from Thoriam Tactical combines a bag clip for your coffee, tea, or bagged herbs with a measuring tablespoon. It’s made from easy-to-clean stainless steel and has strong jaws to keep bags sealed. Save when buying three or more at a time.
It’s not difficult to make your own pinhole camera. But we would have never thought to make one inside of an orange. While you could use any enclosed container, the idea of snapping pictures with citrus fruit is a novelty. We’re going to get to work on a canteloupe camera next.
Artist Dylan Eakin is a master at drawing photorealistic images using pencils. In this video, he shows off some of his favorite portraits, all of which are indistinguishable from black-and-white photographs to the naked eye. His ability to emulate light and shadow is uncanny. Dylan sells limited-edition prints on his website.
Shadow Foam previously showed us how their thick foam could be used to make a tool organizer wall. Now they’ve teamed up with inventor Colin Furze to help outfit his awesome new workshop with an foam wall for storing his massive haul of Milwaukee power tools. We love this idea for getting big tools like saws up off the shelf.
Gerber’s versatile Dual-Force multitool offers a dozen useful functions including a 3.25″ knife, a saw, wire cutter, wire stripper, and more. But its real highlights are its center-axis bit driver and a pair of pliers with a two-size slip joint jaw. Plus, its layered construction is designed to provide double the jaw strength of typical multitools.
Driving a car without using the brakes seems like a terribly unsafe idea. But Ethan and Jack from Car Throttle wanted to see if driving around a closed track without braking would help them become better and smoother drivers. To discourage braking, they rigged up their BMW E36 with an ear-splitting high-decibel alarm.
A harpsichord requires a similar skill set to a piano, but it does need some additional knowledge to become an expert player. Vinhetiero has been playing the baroque keyboard for a long time, and he shows us the progression one might experience from the day they play their first note until they master the instrument.
This battery-powered appliance lets you make ice cream whenever and wherever you feel like it. It can turn dairy products into ice cream in 15 to 20 minutes. Just chill its insulated freezer bowl before you hit the road, add ingredients, and switch it on. It’ll keep the ice cream you make chilled for up to five hours.
After hearing about a now-defunct competition where players modded power tools into race vehicles, William Osman gathered up some of YouTube’s most popular makers and content creators to put on their own version of the dangerous drag races. Needless to say, don’t attempt to replicate any of this at home.
Need to measure floorplans? Skip the ruler and grab the Meazor. This 6-in-1 gadget can capture detailed digital floorplans by rolling it over a printed document. It can also convert scale distances from maps, and measure irregularly-shaped objects. It also has a laser measure and bubble level. Save 35% in The Awesomer Shop.
Bring Jurassic Park to your bathroom with this molded resin velociraptor toilet paper holder. The 3D raptor’s claws grip onto a roll of TP while its beady yellow eyeball stares mischievously at your butt like it’s about to take a bite. They also sell a T-Rex version.
The 1982 movie Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance was a fascinating experimental film that combined slow motion and time-lapse footage with music by Phillip Glass to illustrate humanity’s impact on the world. Monkeon’s Gifaanisqatsi generates movies using a similar technique, only with random animated GIFs.
This unique can cooler is a great gift for hockey fans. Buffalo BottleCraft makes each one by stacking and attaching four authentic hockey pucks, then drills them out to make space for a standard 12 oz. drink can. It also works as a pen or tool caddy. Consider adding one of their hockey puck bottle openers for just $10 extra.
If you place a billiard ball on a spinning turntable, you’d think it would quickly slide off its edge. But as science educator Steve Mould shows us, the ball hangs on much longer than you’d expect. The physics at work here are truly fascinating, especially given how other objects leave the surface so quickly.
You might think “Weird Al” Yankovic was a weird guy, but he’s a pretty regular dude who likes hanging out with his friends. Al recently performed with David Wain’s Middle-Aged Garage Jam, with his pals Bo Boddie, Jon Spurney, Ken Marino, Eduardo Penna, Beth Dover, and Joe Lo Truglio, who you might know from Reno 911.
Drew Builds Stuff has an office in the basement of his parents’ house. Because of its subterranean location, it doesn’t get much light. To brighten things up, he built a window wall out of three 75″ 4K TVs, resulting in a 12-foot diagonal image. Since he can load up any video footage, he can pretend to be anywhere on Earth.
8BitDo makes lots of cool gadgets and accessories inspired by retro gaming systems. Their N30 wireless charger incorporated design elements of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s classic gamepad. The charger offers 15-watt fast charging and is compatible with just about every wireless charge-capable phone.
Now that we’ve got your attention, we’re here to reveal that the hydraulic exosuit that Handy Geng created is not for self-pleasure but for tenderizing beef. It’s still a ridiculous idea, and just the kind of thing we’d expect from the man who gave us the corn on the cob machine. It can also provide massages and chop veggies.
This glow-in-the-dark caddy is great for storing pens or small pocket tools and making them easy to find in a darkened room. It has six compartments and is made from heat- and solvent-resistant silicone so it won’t slip around on your desktop. Available from CountyComm 1.16.2023.
Santi White, aka Santigold is best known for L.E.S. Artistes and Disparate Youth, but she’s got a rich history as an alternative and punk rock musician. She recently stopped by the NPR offices to perform a diverse set, backed by a fantastic band, including Chuck Treece of Bad Brains fame and George Lewis, Jr. aka Twin Shadow.
To celebrate World Cup time, pastry artist Amaury Guichon created one of his most ambitious edible sculptures to date. This 100% chocolate creation is a 1:1 scale, playable replica of a foosball table, complete with handpainted players, working spinners, and even those abacus-style scorekeepers at each goal.
Standing 59″ tall, the LEGO Icons model of the Eiffel Tower is the tallest official LEGO kit yet. The 10,001-piece building kit will keep you occupied for days as you assemble the iconic Parisian structure. Like the original, it comes together in four main sections and rises above a esplanade with tiny trees, benches, and shrubs.