Pencil Puzzle

Pencil Puzzle

This pencil collage puzzle from White Mountain and artist Maureen Rupprecht offers plenty of challenge for experienced puzzle builders. The 1000-piece puzzle comprises hundreds of pencils, many of which share similar attributes. The finished puzzle measures 24″ x 30″ and would look great framed in a home office or library.

Ice Guys

Ice Guys

With shows like Mountain Men and Swamp People on their schedule, the History Channel rarely seems to be about history anymore. Comedians Joel Haver and Trent Lenkarski totally nailed what it’s like to tune into the channel these days, with reality shows about manly men doing manly things in manly places.

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Kershaw PT-2 Pry Tool

Kershaw PT-2 Pry Tool

Kershaw’s compact multitool combines eight useful functions in one keychain tool: a bottle opener, flathead and Philips screwdriver tips, wire scraper, a pry bar, and three hex head drivers. It’s made from sturdy 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a textured glass-filled nylon grip.

Honest Lilo & Stitch Trailer

Honest Lilo & Stitch Trailer

In the days before Pixar became king, Disney was struggling to keep its animation fresh and relevant. Screen Junkies looks back with equal parts fondness and snark about the 2002 flick Lilo & Stitch, a surprisingly unconventional movie about a little girl and her blue dog that’s actually a gross and violent alien.

The Wheel

The Wheel

After receiving an antique toy from her husband, a woman quickly discovers there’s more than meets the eye to the miniature Ferris wheel they hoped to sell in their shop. Nikhil Bhagat’s taut short film brings the tension and terror through its minimal approach and effective use of sound and imagery.

500,000 Volt Marx Generator

500,000 Volt Marx Generator

Given ElectroBOOM’s tendency to shock himself while working with electricity, we’re not sure that a 500,000-volt generator is a something he should tinker with. But that’s exactly what he shows off in this video, a high-voltage circuit made up by charging a number of capacitors in parallel, then connecting them in series.

Bexar Land Dopp Kit

Bexar Land Dopp Kit

The Land Dopp kit keeps all your toiletries and grooming supplies organized and carries them in style. The handsome and rugged brown bag is made from 22oz waxed canvas trimmed with USA-sourced harness leather, fitted with solid brass hardware, and a Swiss RIRI zipper.

Retro Tech: Show ‘N Tell

Retro Tech: Show ‘N Tell

Techmoan looks back at a popular toy sold from the 1960s to the 1980s. Made by General Electric, and later by Gabriel Toys, the Show ‘N Tell combined a record player with a filmstrip projector. As kids played the “PictureSound” records, the film strip moved through the light path, casting images onto a rear-projection screen.

Drop x THX AAA One Headphone Amplifier

Drop x THX AAA One Headphone Amplifier

THX AAA linear amplifier tech offers some of the cleanest audio we’ve ever heard, so we’re stoked for this new headphone amp from Drop. This unit is a slimmed-down version of their THX 789 amp, designed for driving headphones at all impedance levels. You can also use it as a pre-amp for powered speakers or a power amp.

HUDWAY Glass Heads-Up Navigation Display

This low-cost gadget adds a heads-up display to any car. It uses your phone’s screen as its projection source, which reflects onto a see-through screen you can attach to your dashboard. It works with a variety of smartphone GPS apps to display your speed and driving directions, so you can keep your eyes on the road ahead.

Realistic T-Rex Cake

Realistic T-Rex Cake

Pastry artist Natalie Sideserf is known for her amazingly detailed and realistic cake designs. Natalie traveled back to the Cretaceous era to give us this incredible work of edible art, a T-Rex that looks good enough to eat and is sure not to bite back. Would you start with the head or the tail?

Cora Standing Desk Converter

Cora Standing Desk Converter

Working from home? Your back shouldn’t suffer from being stuck in a chair all day. Fully’s add-on converts any flat surface into a standing desk. It’s made from a lightweight aluminum structure with a laminate surface, and is freely-adjustable from 1.3″ to 15.7″ of lift. Measures 31.3″ W x 22″ H, and holds up to 22 lb.

Asking the Boyfriend to Do Star Wars Impressions

Asking the Boyfriend to Do Star Wars Impressions

Lucy Griffiths‘ boyfriend Greg Jones is a professional voiceover artist, and sometimes she asks him to do rapid-fire vocal impressions. We’re especially impressed with his on-the-fly Star Wars voices, which include spot-on copies of franchise faves like Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and even a convincing Jabba the Hutt.

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When Is Now?

When Is Now?

Everything you’re watching and reading has already happened – even if it was just a few seconds ago. It’s Okay To Be Smart gets really deep with an exploration of how time is relative, and therefore experienced differently for each person depending on their place in the universe.

Firefighter Bar Tools

Firefighter Bar Tools

Have a firefighter in the family? These bar tools from Halligan Bottle Openers make a great gift for our valiant first responders. The set includes a bottle opener that looks like a tiny Halligan pry bar, and a corkscrew that resembles a pickaxe. They come with red or black handles, and can be personalized for $10 extra.

Robot Pool Cue

Robot Pool Cue

“I don’t have skill, but I do have technology!” Shane of Stuff Made Here adds to his collection of robotic sporting goods by engineering a pool cue that automatically lines up the best shot. We love how Shane shares his failures and troubleshooting process along the way. Also, we learned a cool new word: fiducial.

KIMO Cordless Impact Drill

KIMO Cordless Impact Drill

This cordless drill has a stubby body that lets it fit into tight spaces, while its powerful brushless motor can hit speeds up to 3500 RPM. Its 2.0Ah lithium battery pack can be used with other KIMO 20V power tools, and it comes with six driver bits and four metric impact sockets.

Best Minimalist Wallets 2021

Best Minimalist Wallets 2021

These days, wallets are very different from the lumpy pocket-busters of old. Not only have wallets and billfolds slimmed down, but they now come in a wide variety of materials from leather to metal to lightweight synthetics. Everyday Carry offers up their 12 favorite minimal wallets for 2021, with designs to suit all styles.

Favorite Songs Age 8 to 33

Favorite Songs Age 8 to 33

Sax player Kevin Miller reminisces about his youth with this medley of tracks, looking back at each year’s favorite tune while exploring his evolving musical tastes. There are some serious guilty pleasures on the list, from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers theme to Tubthumping and Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.

StowCo Cooler

StowCo Cooler

The StowCo Cooler is about the size of a laptop case, but its interior insulated compartment has enough space for 10 cans, six beer bottles, or three wine bottles. It keeps its contents cold for up to 5 hours without the need for ice, and offers an inconspicuous way to carry beverages.

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Godzilla vs. Kong vs. Wayne

Godzilla vs. Kong vs. Wayne

JKK Films was watching the trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong and thought there just wasn’t enough action. To amp things up, he added a third monster to the battles, his cat Wayne. Given the destructive tendency of kitties, Wayne appears to be the perfect casting decision.

Modern + Artful Tiny House

Modern + Artful Tiny House

Every time we see a cool tiny house, it makes us want to downsize and live a more spartan and economical life. Living Big in a Tiny House introduces us to Jason and Summer, who built themselves a modern and pragmatic house on her parent’s land and filled it with art. We love that indoor/outdoor kitchen passthrough.

Plexus 3D-Printed Ping Pong Table

Plexus 3D-Printed Ping Pong Table

Furniture designer Stelios Mousarris created this unique ping pong table with a mountainous metal base. The 3D-printed steel wire mesh started as data from Google Earth, then translated into a 3D model. A removable wire net at its center means its walnut tabletop doubles as a dining table.

DIY Cardboard NERF Rival Khaos

DIY Cardboard NERF Rival Khaos

The Rival Khaos is one of the coolest toys that NERF has ever made. The $200 shooter has a 40-round magazine and a quick-firing motorized mechanism. YouTuber Amr MCI shows off a fully-functional replica of the toy gun that he made mostly from cardboard, fiberboard, and glue, along with motors and springs to make it fire.

Nitecore MH25S Flashlight

Nitecore MH25S Flashlight

This long-throw tactical flashlight cranks out power with a peak 1800-lumen output and 551+ yard beam distance. It offers five brightness levels, strobe, beacon, and SOS modes. It’s got a durable aluminum shell, and is IP68 waterproof, which means it’s submersible up to 2 meters.

Taking a Risk

Taking a Risk

From para-skiing to cliff-diving to rooftop parkour runs, there are lots of ways for athletes to get their thrills. Storyful compiled this 15-minute video featuring a dozen daredevil activities from the awe-inspiring to the downright foolhardy. Unless you count dizziness, the jumbo hula hoop at the end is clearly the tamest.

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