We’ve seen some pretty neat stuff created with those 3D drawing pens, but never anything on the scale of what The Q made. After building a skinny metal frame for structure, he painstakingly created the body panels, windows, and wheels for a life-size model of a Smart ForTwo city car. Here are parts one and two.
This Red Mist Metallic 2021 Stingray Convertible Z51 is a beauty. The winner will also get two memberships to the Jack Daniels Club at Watkins Glen and a two-day course from the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. Donations benefit the International Motor Racing Research Center. Readers get 25% bonus entries.
In 1951, Laurel & Hardy made their final movie, Atoll K (aka Utopia). The production was a disaster, and the finished film a disappointment. Film buff Joe Ramoni at Hats Off Entertainment worked tirelessly to re-cut the best footage and replaced the soundtrack, resulting in a fun slapstick comedy reminiscent of the duo’s classics.
Anyone who watches Futurama knows that robots that bend are the best. Veritasium looks at unconventional robots made from flexible materials, including Zachary Hammond and team’s isoperimetric robot. The advantages of these “soft robots” include their light weight, enhanced safety, and shape-shifting abilities.
(Gore/Language) Finish him! Mortal Kombat gets a proper R-rated movie. Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Kung Lau, and others of the Earthrealm must enter the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earth from supernaturals Shang Tsung, Mileena, and mighty Sub-Zero. Drops 4.16.21 in theaters and on HBO Max for 31 days.
Being in a plane crash is one of our worst nightmares. UNILAD sat down with Jamie Hull, a former British serviceman who survived after his plane caught fire 1000 feet in the air. Despite the inferno around him, Jamie kept his composure to save his own life. His account of the incident is both a terrifying and inspiring story of survival.
This compact version of Chrome’s Kadet sling bag is great for everyday carry. It keeps your wallet, keys, pocket tools, and other essentials accessible and safe in its water-resistant main compartment. Its adjustable shoulder strap is made from high-quality webbing and has a stainless steel slider with a bottle opener.
’80s kids might remember an Atari arcade game called Klax, a puzzle game where bricks dropped down the screen sort of like Tetris. Boing Boing’s Rob Beschizza thinks this house remembers the game too, as it satisfyingly drops snow off its roof in perfect brick-shaped pieces.
Thanks to video enhancement technology, we can now enjoy Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up in crystal clear 4K resolution at 60 fps. Revideo created this crisp remaster of the internet’s favorite music video using Topaz Video Enhance AI and RIFE (Flowframes). Here’s hoping the lawyers don’t yank it down.
Usually, candles are supposed to smell pleasant. But The Stinky Candle Co. has carved out a niche by making candles that smell like strange, unexpected, and downright gross stuff. Fragrances include gasoline, garlic, exhaust, skunk, and dill pickles. They also make pleasant scents like chocolate cake and bubble gum.
Most airplanes need a decent amount of runway, but there’s a class of planes known as STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) which don’t need much space at all. Thanks to strong headwinds, pilot Jon Bush was able to land this experimental SQ12 Super Cub on zero feet of runway along Alaska’s Knik River. Be sure to watch the takeoff video.
Spanish design studio Brosmind created these vibrant and trippy modern art playing cards for Bicycle. Each of the 56 cards features the artists’ abstract and imaginative characters, representing four colorful street gangs. They also have smiley face suit markers and brick wall backs.
This versatile, rechargeable flashlight works in a variety of configurations, including 1-cell or 2-cell battery modes, as a diffuse area light or a concentrated beam, with white, green, or red light. It also incorporates a power bank, glass breaker, and compass. The G1 Pro model adds a rifle mount. Save 30% in The Awesomer Shop.
The Smart Cuckoo Clock is one of the Day1 Editions Amazon will build if it garners enough pre-orders. The stylish wall clock has an analog face, a swinging pendulum, and a mechanical cuckoo, along with digital chimes and alarms. It also has an LED timer that can be controlled with a nearby Amazon Echo device.
Social distancing has changed things since Nata Metlukh created her lighthearted animated short film. But we can still relate to its many examples of socially awkward situations that can pop up when the world is functioning normally. We quite enjoyed the quirky illustration style.
This one-wheeled electric vehicle not only can ride over city streets but can handle rugged, off-road terrain. It has an air-spring suspension system with 3.3″ of vertical travel and an 18″x3″ tire for absorbing shocks. Its 2200W motor can hit speeds of 30 mph or more, and can climb angles up to 35 degrees.
If you’ve ever attended an EDM concert, you know that most of the performing is done on laptops, synthesizers, and other instruments with buttons and knobs. Norwegian comedy show Kollektivet pokes fun at the experience when a duo of DJs gets a new piece of equipment and doesn’t know what any of its buttons do.
Standing at your desk is known to have major health benefits. The Fidgity desk mat furthers that by giving your feet and legs comfort, exercise, and fidgeting opportunities. It’s made from anti-fatigue materials and has a 360º rotating platform, stretching wedges, deep-tissue massage balls, and a foot roller/balance bar.
Artist Love Hultén is a master at creating interactive electronic works inspired by retro technology. While the MCP Cassette Player isn’t as complex as say, his VOC-25 synthesizer, it’s still a fun piece. It’s basically a tape player that looks like a wind-up toy and lets its user control the tape’s playback speed with analog control.
The evil, puppy-hating villain of 101 Dalmatians must have gotten her start somewhere. Emma Stone stars as a young Miss Cruella de Vil as she rises from a mischievous grifter to downright wicked member of London society. Emma Stone stars and Craig Gillespie (I Tonya) directed this live-action Disney origin story.
Binging with Babish celebrates five years of pop culture cooking videos with a delicious take on the Pizza in a Cup from Steve Martin’s The Jerk. Both the Instagram-worthy mug version and the sandwich version are easy to replicate, and you can grab the recipes here.
Imagine for a moment that the Oasis hit Wonderwall was recorded in the 1980s, and the lead vocals were performed by Jimmy Somerville instead of Liam Gallagher. Deco did a great job mashing up the track with 1984’s Smalltown Boy. Their Spice Girls / Marvin Gaye combo is a good listen too.
Building on their racing and road car experience, McLaren’s Artura is a supercar with a hybrid powertrain. It’s built on a carbon fiber architecture and weighs just 3303 lb. Its twin-turbo V6 and electric motor make 671 hp, launching the car from 0-to-62 mph in 3.0 sec and 0-to-124 mph in 8.3 sec, towards a top speed of 205 mph.
LittleBall Creations makes beautiful marble mazes from bent and soldered copper wire. Here, they show off one of their self-contained mazes that sits inside of a cube. The marble rolls from one end of the track to the other when the cube is flipped over. If you’re interested in buying this piece, contact them on Facebook.
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