DIY Giant NERF Bazooka

DIY Giant NERF Bazooka

After getting his hands on a foam cylinder that looks like a gigantic NERF dart, Ivan Miranda did what any enterprising geek would do, and built himself a weapon to launch his oversize ammo. He built his bazooka from PVC drain pipe, 3D-printed parts, rubber surgical tubing, and paracord to reset its plunger.

On Bicycle Stand

On Bicycle Stand

Designers Yuma Kano and Yu Miyama came up with this clever way to keep your bicycle standing upright… using a much smaller bike. The 14″ long miniature bike is made from steel, and comes in versions for tires up to 1.6″ or 2″ wide. Unfortunately, importing one via Japan Trend Shop is a costly endeavor.

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Honest Toy Story 4 Trailer

Honest Toy Story 4 Trailer

If you told us a movie about a plastic spork being dug out of the trash would make over a billion dollars, we’d think you were nuts. But Toy Story 4 managed to do just that while keeping a 25-year-old franchise fresh and fun. Screen Junkies latest trailer reminded us it’s about time for us to queue up a Toy Story marathon.

Upzone Pop-up Game Terrain System

Upzone Pop-up Game Terrain System

If you love tabletop role-playing games, you know how setting up a terrain system takes lots of time and space. Upzone offers a complete terrain system that folds up flat when not in use. The sets come in three styles: Dungeon Zone, Cathedral Zone, and Ancient Zone, each of which forms a 60″ x 44″ playing surface.

True Facts About Killer Tongues

True Facts About Killer Tongues

Lighthearted nature show host Zefrank teamed up with research scientist Dr. Kurt Schwenk on this special episode about snakes and lizards. Along the way, you’ll get up close and personal with a variety of long and stretchy tongues, and learn all about their unique evolutionary traits.

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

After showing off in concept form, the V8-powered Wrangler is going into production. Packing a 6.4L HEMI engine that makes 470 hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque, the 4×4 can zoom from 0-to-60 in just 4.5 sec. yet is still as off-road capable as other Rubicons, with a 2-inch factory lift, FOX shocks, and 33″ tires on 17″ beadlock-capable rims.

A Real Head Turner

A Real Head Turner

Presumably, because he had nothing better to do, Brian Roemmele built himself this silly looking helmet out of a plastic bucket. But the real magic happens when he puts it on his head and powers it up. Also, we’re pretty sure we’ve seen Brian used to go by the name Man-E-Faces.

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock

Orange is our favorite color, so we’re having a hard time resisting this retro-style alarm clock inspired by the plastic-fantastic styling of the 1960s. Created by Penco and TWEMCO, the battery-powered clock features a mechanical flip display, and a shiny orange ABS plastic case with white-on-orange flip tiles.

Parallel Dimensions

Parallel Dimensions

CG artist pwnisher challenged his followers and fellow artists to come up with a short render based on a basic template that he provided. 125 artists responded, each offering their own very different take on the provided source image of a character walking toward a mountain.

Solar Eclipse Music Video

Solar Eclipse Music Video

Back in 2015, Faroe Islands doom metal band Hamferð performed a moody, acoustic version of their track Deyðir varðar while a solar eclipse played out behind their backs. They timed the live performance perfectly and managed to resist the urge to turn around as day turned to night and back. (Thanks Kartin!)

What’s Your Face LED Mask

What’s Your Face LED Mask

And the 2020 award for creepiest Kickstarter goes to… Neon Culture’s What’s Your Face LED Mask. This programmable costume lets you replace your face with another with the tap of your phone screen. It has over 2,000 individual LEDs which can be used to display one of a number of digitized faces or animated effects.

BlackBOX Dual Lens Dash Cam

This 1080p HD dash cam has a 170º super-wide-angle lens and automatically records only when motion is detected. It automatically loops when its memory card is full, and its image sensor offers both a wide dynamic range and night vision capability for clear recording day or night. Save 55% in The Awesomer Shop.

How Large Can a Bacteria Get?

How Large Can a Bacteria Get?

Each of our bodies is teeming with trillions of bacteria at any given moment. Thankfully, these microscopic organisms generally work in harmony with our cells. But how did evolution prevent bacteria from becoming as big as a whale? Kurzgesagt explores this question in the latest episode of their Life & Size series.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)

The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian (Season One)

One of the many things we love about The Mandalorian is how they show concept art in the closing credits. This 256-page hardcover book lets you give some of these images a more permanent home. The book is packed with art and sketches, along with interviews with the cast, crew, and creative team behind the Disney+ series.

Sweet Dreams on Hurdy-Gurdy

Sweet Dreams on Hurdy-Gurdy

The Eurythmics track Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) is one of the best and most memorable songs of the 1980s. While nobody can pull off vocals quite like Annie Lennox, we’re still mighty impressed by Patty Gurdy’s cover version which replaces Dave Stewart’s synth sounds with the medieval drone of a hurdy-gurdy.

Gozney Dome Outdoor Oven

Gozney Dome Outdoor Oven

This versatile oven can roast, smoke, steam, or bake foods. It comes in wood-burning and gas/wood combo versions and includes a stone floor for searing meats and pizzas at up to 950ºF. It offers easy airflow adjustments and has a built-in digital thermometer with two meat probes. We like the optional stand too.

If People Lagged in Real Life

If People Lagged in Real Life

After getting his hostility out and reducing gravity, modern-day slapstick comedian Daniel LaBelle is back with another fun video compilation. This time, he used editing to simulate what life would be like if we glitched out as often as video game characters on a slow internet connection.

Animator Creating Animation

Animator Creating Animation

As we saw in his Batman & Superman clip, Animator DeeKay’s style is light and cheerful. In this clip, he takes us inside the process of creating one of his fun animations, as his digital avatar portrays the character doing the animation, and who creates a new friend in the process.

F-150 Max Recline Seats

F-150 Max Recline Seats

For the 2021 model year and beyond, the Ford F-150 will offer an option that allows for the front seats to lie almost completely flat. Designed like the comfy seats in a First Class airplane cabin, they let the driver and passenger catch a nap between job sites or when arriving too late to set up a campsite.

Missed Calls: A Eulogy for the Movie Phone Booth

Missed Calls: A Eulogy for the Movie Phone Booth

Before cell phones, phone booths were the best way to get in touch when out and about. Enclosed for privacy, the confined glass spaces served as a useful prop for scenes of secrecy, suspense, revelation, and wonder in movies and TV. Little White Lies pays homage to the once-ubiquitous street fixture in this great video essay.

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LEGO Creator Colosseum

LEGO Creator Colosseum

Ready for the biggest production LEGO set ever? Bring Italy to your tabletop with this model of Rome’s ancient Colosseum. Creator set #10276 includes an incredible 9,036 bricks – most of which are the same sandstone color. The elliptical stadium was once the largest amphitheater in the world, seating up to 80,000 spectators.

Magnetic Sticky Drone

Magnetic Sticky Drone

The guys from Rotor Riot rigged up one of the cooler drone mods we’ve seen. By adding a set of four electromagnets beneath a quadrotor’s arms, they were able to land the flying machine sideways on metal surfaces, then release the magnets remotely to continue flying.

MakerMade M2 Cutting Machine

MakerMade M2 Cutting Machine

The M2 is a CNC machine that can automatically cut shapes in materials up to 4′ x 8′. Instead of taking up table space, it mounts on the wall and uses a precision chain drive to move a router on X/Y axes, while it can adjust the router Z-axis for depth. Sold in kit form, and the DeWalt 611 router shown is sold separately.

Testing Explosive Melee Weapons

Testing Explosive Melee Weapons

Shane from Stuff Made Here previously showed off his explosively-charged baseball bat. Wondering what kind of damage the bat might do to a person, he and his wife performed some very non-scientific tests on a few human analogs. Then he decided to make an explosive axe head and an explosive golf club too.

Bexar Goods Leather NES Console

Bexar Goods Leather NES Console

Luxury leather accessory maker Bexar Goods Co. created this one-of-a-kind NES console that’s been wrapped and handstitched in premium buck brown harness leather. Not only does it look incredible, but they’re also giving it away to one lucky person who enters online or makes any purchase by 11.25.2020.

Oversleeping in 2050

Oversleeping in 2050

Animator omozoc loves to use stop-motion techniques to play with our expectations. In this clip, he imagines a future where breakfast, coffee, brushing your teeth, shaving your face, and getting dressed all happen with the push of a button. Toast even butters itself. Just don’t forget to push every button before you leave the house.

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