The Tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy is our favorite Batmobile. After making a version of Tim Burton’s Batmobile, Minimaus Crafts shows us how he cut up soda cans, folded them, and glued them together to form a metal model of Bruce Wayne’s awesome Bat-vehicle. You can download a free template to build your own if you’re up for the challenge.
The SPX Pouch from Prometheus Design Werx provides a safe place to carry your smartphone while hiking, climbing, or enjoying other outdoor activities. Its main compartment has pockets for a phone and a slim power bank, while its outer pocket holds cables or small pocket tools. It’s made from durable 500D Cordura and has MOLLE webbing on the back.
We’ve seen footage from a factory that uses automation to make rebar, but this facility in Pakistan takes a more hands-on approach. Hydraulic Hands posted this video showing how workers break apart large steel bars, heat them in a furnace, and gradually extrude the fiery hot ropes into long sections of rebar, which wriggle across the floor like orange snakes.
The NEBO Glow Tumbler Holder adds a new capability to stainless steel tumblers. The handle not only makes them easier to hold but adds a bright 3-mode ambient light source for nighttime festivities. It offers three brightness modes: 350 lumens, 220 lumens, and 130 lumens, and runs on three AAA batteries. It works with most 30 oz. insulated tumblers.
Blender Studio shows off more of what’s possible with their CG software with a slapstick animated short film. Combining 2D and 3D techniques, Rik Schutte’s Wing It! introduces us to a brilliant inventor (who happens to be a cat) and the dopey dog who might ruin his hard work. As a Blender Open Movie, you can download the production assets used to create the film.
This miniature replica of a 1980s boombox plays music from your phone via Bluetooth. It has two full-range speakers and a 10-watt amplifier, so don’t expect it to sound massive. While it’s made mostly from plastic, it does have shiny zinc alloy accents and a working AM/FM radio. It’s even got a tiny telescoping antenna, just like the real deal.
Since The Home Depot sells lumber, you’d think it would be relatively easy to piece together a guitar from stuff they sell. But, as BeBeau Builds shows us, the wood could be better, and you can’t find things like strings and tuning pegs there. Still, he and his buddy gave it the old college try and built a fully functional acoustic guitar with nails for frets.
North Carolina designer Jenni Earle makes playful trophies to celebrate your favorite people and life’s little accomplishments. This cowboy-themed You’re the Yee to My Haw award lets someone you love know how they complete you. Buying yourself a gift instead? Consider the This Ain’t My First Rodeo version.
Artist Felix Colgrave is known for his weird and trippy animations, populated with strange-looking creatures. The Lost Suburbs drops us into a maze of streets where a highly energetic character keeps popping up and proceeds to take us on a wild ride. It’s not really an hour long, but you can let it play as long as you’d like.
These precision tweezers from Giriaitus are great for removing splinters, plucking hairs, and working with tiny parts. But slide them back inside their steel case, and you’ll find another retractable tool hiding inside – a straight-blade utility knife for cutting rope, whittling, or opening boxes.
This innovative small house created by Boxabl unpacks and assembles in as little as an hour. In addition to the tiny home shown in this video, the company is developing temporary cabins for festivals, townhouses, and even a modular two-story house with a roof deck. The 361 square foot Boxable Casita can be reserved for pre-order now.
Armitron makes its Wave watches from Tide Ocean Material, recycled plastics that would have otherwise ended up in the ocean. It has day, date, and 24-hour hands and looks particularly dapper in this navy blue and gold nautical theme. It’s also available in orange, teal, and black.
Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster) applies his offbeat style to this movie about a mad scientist (Willem Dafoe) who brings a young woman back to life. But Bella (Emma Stone) is anything but the well-mannered lady of the times and runs off on a wild adventure with a slick and rakish lawyer (Mark Ruffalo). We’re getting a Tim Burton vibe here.
This rugged Cordura Nylon pouch is great for carrying all kinds of small items when you’re enjoying outdoor activities. It can attach to a waist belt or MOLLE-compatible webbing and features a large drawstring main compartment, and side and front pockets. It folds down to less than 20% of its size when not in use.
From the “fun things to do with a giant saw blade” file comes this video by Knives Project. The expert metalsmith starts by cutting a rough outline of a full-tang cleaver from an old industrial circular saw blade. After cleaning off the rust, he drills holes for a wooden handle, heats and hammers its edge, then hones the blade to a razor-sharp edge.
Hexcup is a beer pong set that uses hexagonal cups, reducing gaps and making it easier to set up oddly shaped racks. The cups are top-shelf dishwasher safe, have reinforced corners, and have grooves on their base so they won’t slide around on a wet surface. Each set comes with 22 cups and three balls.
Christopher Nolan loves to play with time in his films. Movies like Memento, Inception, Dunkirk, and Tenet each take advantage of the nature of time to tell stories and make audiences use their brains. Nerdstalgic’s film essay delves into Nolan’s effective manipulation of time throughout his filmography.
This collection of EDC gear makes us think of the crisp and cool winter days just around the corner. This week’s Everyday Carry Loadout includes a bold G-Shock watch, a sleek Ridge wallet, a classic Victorinox pocket knife, and more, each done up in a pure-as-the-driven-snow white.
Most USB-C docks are pretty nondescript. But RayCue’s retro docks borrow their looks from the OG Apple Macintosh. The 128K Dock looks like a 1980s Mac, and packs USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, Ethernet, and headphone jacks. It’s also a Bluetooth speaker, a memory card reader, and a digital photo frame. The simpler Pocket dock looks like a tiny Mac keyboard.
CG artist pwnisher called on 3D artists again, challenging them to create renders based on a theme and a template. The goal this time: create a short scene featuring the most epic boss battle they could dream up. This video compiles the top 100 pieces of eye candy out of 2,800 submissions, with music by Disasterpiece. We want to play all of these games now.
The updated 2024 Jeep Gladiator has a shorter 7-slot grille, a new 12.3″ touchscreen, a power seat option, a windshield antenna, and rugged new Mojave X and Rubicon X grades. But the best new feature is the Jeep Adventure Guides app, which includes 62 Jeep Badge of Honor trail guides and an optional upgrade with 3000+ trails from Trails Offroad.
We’d probably slice a finger whittling a pencil with an X-Acto knife. Artist Bobby Duke gave that a try before moving on to a rotary tool. He then proceeded to carve a snake wrapped around the pencil’s lead. After a bit of precision painting and some silly sound effects, the tiny artwork was complete.
The Polaroid I-2 represents a major leap over prior instant cameras. It’s Polaroid’s first analog camera with manual controls. The camera has shutter speeds from 1/250 to 30 seconds and apertures from f/8 to f/64, plus a long-exposure bulb mode. It’s also got automatic and multiple exposure modes and a sharp 98mm f/8 lens with LiDAR autofocusing.