Bladesmith shurap loves to make damascus from all kinds of unusual objects. In this case, he managed to get his hands on a bunch of rusty, ancient blades that date back as far as 1100 years to the Kievan Rus era. He then smooshed them down into one elegant new weapon. Historians and archaeologists look away.
Mom and dad always told you not to play with your food. But we think they’d make an exception for these connectors that let you build structures using dry spaghetti. They come in 3-sided and 4-sided versions, in packages of 100 connectors each. Just don’t boil your noodles if you care about structural integrity.
It’s the year 2028, and while the world goes about its business, a system basically eradicates all knowledge of 20th century pop culture. Tom Scott explores one of the negative possibilities of artificial intelligence run amok in his own 6-minute episode of Black Mirror.
This customizable organizer system helps keep your desk free of clutter. Its consists of two different kinds of board and a set of pockets, clips, and holders, each of which attaches magnetically. It’s available as a angled desktop model as well as a portable folio, and you can easily rearrange and swap items between them.
You might think that robots are a 19th or 20th century invention, but the idea of a humanoid machine dates back way further. TED-Ed looks back to an ancient Greek myth that involved a giant automaton warrior built to defend an island kingdom. It was also the first story about a robot struggling with its humanity.
(PG-13: Gore) The special release of the world’s most brutal fighting game includes every MK11 fighter, every guest character, new stages, new fatalities, and much more. Watch as new fighters Fujin, Sheeva, and the most exciting new addition, Robocop, show off their unique weapons and fighting styles. Drops 5.26.2020.
The music of Daft Punk sounds great any way you slice it, but we’re really loving this medley arranged and performed by UK-based Kaleidoscope Orchestra. Among the symphonic covers are Robot Rock, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Something About Us, Aerodynamic, One More Time, Doin’ it Right, and Around the World.
This short dance film by THÉORIZ pulls off some impressive visuals, given the fact that all of its effects were shot in-camera, with no green screen or post-production. They achieved their mixed reality illusion using motion tracking synchronized with real-time projected imagery. Behind the scenes here (turn captions on.)
Musician Doctor Mix once again proves he’s a synthesizer god, with an awesome cover version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1979 classic ballad After the Love Has Gone, played entirely on electronic instruments. With a heaping helping of vocoder, it sounds like a bonus track off of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.
There are plenty of kits out there that let you build a tabletop marble run, but Daniel de Bruin shows you how you can build your own marble track using a spool of picture hanging wire, some solder, and a few household tools. Daniel previously built a room-size marble machine as a demonstration of how economies work.
At first glance, this cubic structure might just look like a tangled mess of wire. But its black cords have actually been strung in such a way to create a seat. We’re not sure it’s the most comfortable place to sit, but it’s definitely a conversation starter and a unique piece of functional art. Measures 30″ x 30″ x 29″ and weighs just 18 lb.
Looking to expand your skill set while you’re stuck at home? This bargain-priced series of three online courses will teach you everything you need to know to master Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and Adobe InDesign CC, the world’s most popular tools for graphic design and illustration.
Machine learning tech is getting pretty good at things like object recognition, but can it write a decent song? Funk Turkey fed artificial intelligence software a bunch of AC/DC lyrics and asked it to create a new track. This is what it came up with. We’re pretty sure this AI is actually a 10-year-old boy.
We used to play with those see-through water-powered rockets. Now, Haze Gray Art envisions what the Saturn V, Space Shuttle, Falcon Heavy, and the Space Launch System might look like if you could see inside of their fuel tanks during lift-off. The red is RP-1 kerosene, the orange is liquid hydrogen, and the blue is liquid oxygen.
Camp Chef’s tabletop propane pizza oven sets up quickly and easily outdoors, and fires up beautifully crisp pizzas in minutes. It has a smooth ceramic pizza stone and double-walled ceiling for distributing heat, and can hit temperatures up to 700º. Its cooking surface measures 13.25″ x 20″ and can also be used to roast meats.
X-Creation likes to put speakers into a kinds of unlikely places. After building a wheelbarrow boombox, he created a stereo sound system by making cutouts in a pair of gas cylinder bottles, and installing speakers, crossovers, wiring, and sound-reactive lighting inside.
Rock’em Sock’em Robots have been entertaining kids since 1964. If you enjoy knocking your friend’s block off, along with the sense of achievement that comes with DIY, The Q is here to show you how to build your own using cardboard, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, bottle caps, and paper clips.
This palm-sized, aluminum alloy flashlight cranks out a peak 2800 lumens from a single 18650 battery. It has three Cree XP-L LEDs with optics engineered for a smooth and wide beam. It’s IP68 waterproof, and has a magnetic tail, and built-in multifunction clip for mounting versatility.
“He lives on the floor of the sea, not on the roof like a duck do.” If there’s one thing you can count on at the bottom of the ocean, its weird looking stuff. ZeFrank introduces us to a funky fish that scurries about with fins that resemble stubby little legs, munching on shellfish, and grumping about other fish that have the same name.
Whether you just like the idea of indoor camping, or need more dark and privacy to help you sleep, this bed-top tent should do the trick. Made from breathable pongee fabric, it pops up easily around your mattress, reducing light and noise when zipped up. Available in twin, full, or queen sizes. Great for for top bunks too.
First opened in 1903, the Fugetsu-Do Confectionery is considered the oldest Japanese-American business in the U.S. The family-owned bakery creates a variety of delicious desserts, but is best known for their colorful handcrafted mochi treats. Food Insider takes us on a tour of the marvelous century-old shop.
The ideal bag for carrying small tools, gadgets, and other everyday items. It’s made from rugged 900D fabric, has dual zippered interior compartments, exterior webbing, Molle attachments, and a reflective patch for visibility. Plus, its padded strap is designed for left or right shoulder wear.
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