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Super Saiyan Sculpting

Super Saiyan Sculpting

An artist from Nghệ Nhân Âu Lạc Woodart Vietnam goes Super Saiyan on a block of wood, carving an impressive sculpture of Dragon Ball’s spiky-haired protagonist Goku. His weapons of choice? A chainsaw, an angle grinder, chisels, and a Dremel rotary tool.

LED Word Clock

LED Word Clock

Ascetic Design’s unique desk clock uses LED-illuminated acrylic panels to display the current time. It offers 7 display modes, and you can choose from digital, binary, or word style panels in a variety of etched typefaces. The 8-piece set comes with a display stand for the panels.

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If You Fell Into a Pool of Sharks

If You Fell Into a Pool of Sharks

You might think that if you tripped while running alongside a pool full of sharks, you’d be chum. But the professional pontificators at What If have some thoughts on the actual consequences, and some tips for surviving such an unlikely event.

Makara Sea Serpent Watches

Makara Sea Serpent Watches

These bold and modern urban timepieces feature a thick, stainless steel, black PVD, or bronze case with angular lines around its bezel and body. Its face offers a splash of color on the top half, with skeletonized hands and luminous pointers and hour markers. The brass knuckle-inspired buckle is a nice touch.

Cartoon Characters in Real Life

Cartoon Characters in Real Life

Digital illustrator Robson Lami likes to take cartoon characters and reimagine them as if they were living, breathing people. He’s taken on Rick Sanchez, Popeye, Woody, the Powerpuff Girls, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more, and they’re almost always incredibly creepy.

Boombox Lunchbox

Boombox Lunchbox

Celebrate the sounds of the 1980s every time you sit down to eat lunch, with Toynk’s playful tin lunchbox that looks like a squatty little boombox. It’s got lots of neat little details, like embossed speaker grilles, VU meters, and faux inputs on the side. We suggest keeping a small Bluetooth speaker inside for added effect.

Change the World on Harpejji

Change the World on Harpejji

Mathieu Terrade is an expert at playing the Harpejji G16, a wooden string instrument with a flat backboard, 16 strings, and 19 ultra-wide frets. His YouTube channel is filled with great performances, but his cover of Eric Clapton’s Change the World is one of our faves.

Reyleo Rugged Cooler

Reyleo Rugged Cooler

This rugged rotomolded cooler holds up to 30 cans inside its 21 quart insulated compartment, and can keep ice for up to 5 days. It’s got a couple of bonus features built in, including a 16″ fishing ruler, cupholders, and a bottle opener. Its rubber straps ensure a tight seal, keeping cool air in, and odors from seeping out.

Ordinary Things: Litter

Ordinary Things: Litter

(PG-13: Language) The Ordinary Guy provides an snarky, yet educational look at humanity’s ever-increasing production of trash, our struggle to dispose of all the waste we produce, and a few of the sillier attempts to convince us not to litter via public service announcements.

Making a Mini Pizza Oven

Making a Mini Pizza Oven

Hungry for just a little pizza? Tysy Tube Constructions might be able to help. Watch as they build a teeny tiny oven using miniature real bricks, and is capable of cooking actual pizzas. This is so much cooler than an Easy-Bake Oven.

Cobra Elite Road Scout

Cobra Elite Road Scout

Cobra’s gadget combines a radar/laser detector with a 1080p dash camera to reduce clutter. It offers an easy-to-read display, clear voice alerts, GPS-based alerts, and motion sensors to automatically save captured video in the event of an impact. Plus, it’s Wi-Fi enabled for updates and downloading videos.

Rhapsody of Queen

Rhapsody of Queen

Pianist Eshan Denipitiya presents a virtuosic medley of three classic Queen tracks performed flawlessly on the grand piano. He goes on to ask us which is our favorite, but can you really choose between Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions? and We Will Rock You?

Sharpal All-in-One Sharpener

Sharpal All-in-One Sharpener

This incredibly versatile sharpener can put a new edge on all kinds of garden and outdoor tools. Its double-beveled blades work on knives, mower blades, pruners, loppers, hedge shears, axes, machetes, hatchets, scissors, and other edged tools. Its oversized handle makes it easy to hold while wearing gloves.

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Hydraulic Press vs. Pots and Pans

Hydraulic Press vs. Pots and Pans

You’d think that pots and pans would be quite strong, but all who face the wrath of the mighty hydraulic press will eventually bend the knee to its crushing force. Watch as these everyday kitchen items from IKEA satisfyingly meet their maker. It was cool to see how the enamel from the pasta strainer flaked off.

Retro Phone Lamps

Retro Phone Lamps

IDIDTHAT creates whimsical and functional art by reclaiming vintage objects. They have lots of cool stuff in their Etsy shop, but our favorites are these old rotary phones from the 1950s and 1960 which have been converted to desk lamps. Their coiled cords can be bent into various positions, and their LED light source is nice and bright.

How Mountain Bike Tires Are Made

How Mountain Bike Tires Are Made

Science Channel’s How It’s Made takes us inside of the Kenda tire factory for a look at the fascinating and complex process of transforming various rubber compounds into knobby, rugged mountain bike tires. The machine that applies the texture really is like a giant waffle iron.

Book into Hammer

Book into Hammer

After reading Adam Savage’s book Every Tool’s a Hammer, maker Peter Brown was inspired to try and use the book itself as a hammer. To turn it into a useful tool, he had to coat each and every page of the book with resin to harden it into a sturdy laminate known as Micarta – often used for knife scales.

Alpha Squadron

Alpha Squadron

(PG-13: Language) Michael Lukk Litwak’s lighthearted science fiction short film introduces us to the elite fighters of Alpha Squadron just as they lose one of their own to pursue a new life, and ends up with a team member without quite the same abilities. The low-budget, practical visual effects add to its charm.

Beatboxing by B-ART

Beatboxing by B-ART

Swissbeatbox shared this footage of champion beatboxer B-ART at the 2019 Florida Beatbox Festival, as he captivated the crowd with his insane microphone and noise-making skills in a truly fast and furious performance. Who needs a drum machine with this guy around?

Poco Beach Wrist Rest

Poco Beach Wrist Rest

Add a splash of color to your desktop with Poco’s wood and resin wrist rest. Its knotty camphor burl wood evokes a sandy beach, while its vivid resin sections are as beautifully blue-green as the South Pacific. Available in 40%, 60%, 65% and tenkeyless sizes. Pre-orders available through 8/7/19.

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Recreating the Mind Flayer

Recreating the Mind Flayer

CGI animator Seth Worley shows us how to replicate the creepy Mind Flayer and its accompanying red lightning storm from Stranger Things using Adobe After Effects and a handful of Red Giant’s useful visual effects plugins. Now he needs to make the season 3 version of the monster inside of Starcourt Mall.

Learn to Code Bundle 2019

Learn how to develop web sites and web applications with this great bundle of online courses, which includes hundreds of lessons in front-end tech like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and React, and back-end languages like Ruby, C#, and Java. Best of all, you set the price.

Wild Wolf Bottle Carrier

Wild Wolf Bottle Carrier

This nylon carrier offers a great way to transport large water bottles up to 32oz. It offers a drawstring bottle compartment, along with zippered pouches for small accessories, and comes with a padded shoulder strap, hand loops, and mounting points for carrying versatility. Also available in 25oz., 40oz. and 64oz. sizes.

Freezing New York City

Freezing New York City

Some high-end mobile phones have support for slow-motion recording at frame rates up to 960 fps. GlenMakes turned the camera lens of his Galaxy S10 towards the normally action-packed streets of New York City while moving through traffic, and the super slow-mo makes it look like the entire city has been frozen in time.

Negative Space

Negative Space

Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter’s Oscar-nominated, stop-motion animated short film explores the bond between a son and his father, in which they built the entirety of their relationship through the fastidious and precise packing of suitcases.

Restoring a Tonka Truck

Restoring a Tonka Truck

There are few things more satisfying than watching old, rusted out objects made good as new by talented restoration artists. In this clip from Odd Tinkering, he takes a 1970’s era Tonka toy dump truck, and gives the yellow plaything a fresh new lease on life. Scrubbing off the old paint looks like a particularly satisfying task.

Hyperdrive (Trailer)

Hyperdrive (Trailer)

This new Netflix competition show is like American Ninja Warrior for cars. Each episode sends a group of dedicated gearheads hooning around an incredibly challenging series of obstacles on a quest for driving supremacy. Premieres 8/21/19.

Micro VW Micro Buses

Micro VW Micro Buses

R/C enthusiasts monsterchannel24 got their hands on a diminutive 1/87-scale model of a classic Volkswagen T1 microbus from Carson Modelsport. It looks really adorable tooling around a tiny town, and then racing a few of its brethren. The model is available with or without windows, and in a version that pulls a trailer.

Nite-Ize Runoff Waterproof Wallet

Nite-Ize Runoff Waterproof Wallet

This outdoor-friendly wallet from Nite-Ize is perfect for protecting credit cards, cash, licenses, car keys, and other small items from getting wet. Its smooth-gliding zipper locks out water, and is also dustproof, making it great for off-road adventures too. Interior dimensions: 4.7″ x 3.7″.

Johnny B. Goode: Fingerstyle

Johnny B. Goode: Fingerstyle

Back in 2016, musician Marcos Kaiser recorded this excellent cover version of Chuck Berry’s 1958 track Johnny B. Goode. As one of rock and roll’s seminal tracks, it sounds great in this acoustic fingerstyle arrangement. Just try not to get your groove on when he starts playing.

Parallel

Parallel

In filmmaker Brandon Semenuk and Rupert Walker’s short action film, mountain bike riders Semenuk and Ryan “R-Dog” Howard pair up in close proximity to show off their skills and daring, while being pursued by an expertly-flown drone. Enjoy another 100 seconds of Semenuk goodness here.

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