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Making a Realistic Felt Cat

Making a Realistic Felt Cat

Japanese artist Yamanono makes incredibly lifelike miniature animals from felt. Here, they create a brown and white tabby cat from the fluffy textile. The whole process is fascinating to watch, from hand-painting eyeballs to painstakingly placing individual hairs on kitty’s head. They’ve got something for dog lovers too.

The Ultimate LEGO Room

The Ultimate LEGO Room

We’ve built our share of LEGO models over the years, but we’re nowhere nearly as obsessed with the bricks as Jordan aka Bricksie is. In this video, he shows off his collection, which includes a massive LEGO city in the center of the room, surrounded by hundreds of LEGO cars, spaceships, and sculptures filling his bookshelves.

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Serafim Keybo Projection Keyboard

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This pocketable gadget transforms any smooth surface into a touch-based keyboard. It uses a laser to project a virtual keyboard and has the smarts to detect the positions of your fingers and when you type. It connects via Bluetooth or USB and also has a piano layout for playing music using a companion smartphone app.

Driven: 2022 Genesis G70 3.3T AWD

Driven: 2022 Genesis G70 3.3T AWD

We spent a week behind the wheel of the latest version of the Genesis G70. For 2022, the already stellar luxury sedan has a smooth and sophisticated new look, with a bold shield-shaped grille surrounded by dual-blade LED headlights. The Sport Advanced model we drove looks awesome riding on 19″ black alloy rims.

Ultra-Slow-Motion Wine Glass Shatter

Ultra-Slow-Motion Wine Glass Shatter

You can make a wine glass shatter by playing a sound loudly and at its resonant frequency. But what exactly is going on when this happens? Gav from The Slow Mo Guys tested out the experiment in front of the Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed camera, capturing the wobbling and exploding glass at a crazy 187,500 fps.

ROXON Phantom S802 Multitool

ROXON Phantom S802 Multitool
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The Phantom S802 is made for versatility and ease of use. Many of its functions can be deployed with one hand, while its tanto knife blade is interchangeable with other styles. In addition to its pliers and scissors, its tools include flat and Phillips drivers, a chisel, awl, bottle/can opener, wire stripper, and a saw.

Marc Philipp Gemballa Marsien

Marc Philipp Gemballa Marsien

Porsche customizer Marc Philipp Gemballa designed this gorgeous limited-edition supercar based on the Porsche 911 Turbo. The car rocks a futuristic carbon fiber body, and its flat-six engine makes 750hp. It has off-road tires, a desert-tuned suspension, and Akrapovic exhaust. Does 0-to-62 mph in 2.6 sec, with a top speed of 208 mph.

World Light

World Light

This unique piece of decor puts an illuminated world map on your wall. Created by Zero Degree, the World Light is a 3D cutout wood map by day and lights up with thousands of tiny dots at night, like cities in nighttime satellite imagery. It’s available in natural wood or white finishes, in traditional or geometric map designs.

Can’t Help Falling in Love with Marbles

Can’t Help Falling in Love with Marbles

We love Acoustic Trench’s soothing kalimba cover of Can’t Help Falling in Love. With the help of Cinema 4D and OctaneRender, motion designers TheCritters created a photorealistic CG marble maze that syncs up perfectly with the tune. We can only imagine how much work it took to get everything to line up perfectly.

Flying Past Ganymede and Jupiter

Flying Past Ganymede and Jupiter

From June 7-8,2021, NASA flew its Juno spacecraft close to Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede, then proceeded to perform its 34th flyby of Jupiter. We now can see what an astronaut might have seen along that trajectory, using images captured by Juno projected onto a digital sphere and the addition of intermediate frames.

Goofy Joker

Goofy Joker

The scene in Joker where the Clown Prince of Crime appears on Murray Franklin’s talk show was seriously intense. Animator anima leal decided to lighten the mood by replacing Joaquin Phoenix with Goofy and Robert De Niro with Winnie the Pooh. Voices by Brock Baker.

Making Analog Fractals

Making Analog Fractals

Fractal images are generally made with math algorithms on a computer. But it turns out that there was a way to create fractal images in the 1930s using multiple cameras and projectors. CodeParade explains how these analog patterns would have worked, and how to simulate them with a webcam and a monitor.

MINI Cooper 60th Anniversary Edition

MINI Cooper 60th Anniversary Edition

The MINI Cooper Anniversary Edition will honor the very first MINI built 60 years ago. It’ll be limited globally to 740 units, a reference to the car’s starting number 74 on its first racetrack victory. Offered in 3-door, S 3-door, and John Cooper Works models, they’ll share sporty nods to Formula 1 racer John Cooper.

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Recycling Cardboard Into 3D Objects

Recycling Cardboard Into 3D Objects

There are lots of tutorials how to recycle paper to create handmade paper. XYZAidan shows how the pulp extracted from cardboard can also be molded into sturdy 3D objects. The resulting pieces are reminiscent of egg crates or Starbucks drink trays. You can download his 3D printable mold designs on Thingiverse.

iFixit Manta Driver Kit

iFixit Manta Driver Kit

With this 112-bit driver kit from iFixit, you’ll never be caught without the proper tool for opening gadgets. It comes with 1/4″ and 4mm bit driver handles with magnetic bit sockets, knurled grips, swivel tops, and high-quality bits made from S2 and 6150 steel. And if anything ever breaks, it’s covered by iFixit’s lifetime warranty.

How Cranes Build Themselves

How Cranes Build Themselves

Art of Engineering explains how the tall construction cranes used to build skyscrapers are able to increase their own height. The process known as “climbing” a tower crane requires precision and patience and can be incredibly dangerous if not done properly.

How to Fly a Helicopter

How to Fly a Helicopter

This short video from Pilot Yellow provides an incredibly concise and easy to understand explanation of the basics of helicopter flight, using a small Guimbal Cabri G2 chopper to demonstrate. While it doesn’t go into the complexities of weather or flight safety, it’s a great primer on what all of those controls do.

Mr. Blue Sky Montage

Mr. Blue Sky Montage

The Electric Light Orchestra song Mr. Blue Sky is one of the most joyful tunes out there. So it’s no wonder that filmmakers have used it so often to bring a little light into their movies. Editor Jovi Prata compiled this montage of movie scenes that featured the track, from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Thor’s Hammer Meat Tenderizer

Thor’s Hammer Meat Tenderizer
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Pound meat into submission with Seven20’s officially-licensed Thor’s Hammer meat tenderizer. This pint-sized Mjolnir has a stainless steel head with tenderizers on both sides and a silicone handle. Are you worthy of its power?

Cats and Dominoes

Cats and Dominoes

Is your cat bored with the laser pointer? It’s time for you to step up your game. After all, it’s your job to keep your demanding kitty entertained. Do as Cat Navi Desk did and take a few hours out of your day to set up a bunch of dominoes just so your cat can knock them all over.

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CRKT Snap Lock Knife

CRKT Snap Lock Knife

It was off the market for a while, but Ed Van Hoy’s awesome pocket knife is back. The stainless steel knife features a slick open frame design. When released, the blade flips out sideways, then locks into position. Available with a smooth or serrated blade.

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

If Daft Punk Played Radiohead

Daft Punk and Radiohead are two of our all-time favorite musical acts. But what would it sound like if the robots decided to play Paranoid Android? Well, Jehan has the answer, and it’s pretty awesome. Between the fat synth beats and the wailing electric guitar, it reminds us more than a little bit of Muse.

The Desert

The Desert

After humanity has met its end, what will happen to the machines we leave behind? Michael Dockery’s eerie animated short film imagines just that, as robots roam a desolated Earth, left to their own devices, endlessly downloading old information and destroying their own kind as they search for a purpose.

Dango Capsule Mini Cache

Dango Capsule Mini Cache
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Dango’s latest storage cache is small enough to carry on your keychain, your wrist, or a lanyard. Its long and skinny proportions make it ideal for small screws, toothpicks, or matchsticks. It’s made from 6061 aluminum and is waterproof and food-safe. It comes in satin silver or jet black. Inner dimensions: 2.5″L x 0.25″D.

Making a Waterjet Skateboard

Making a Waterjet Skateboard

Motorized wheels aren’t the only way to make a self-propelled skateboard. Integza shows us how he built a 3D-printed water pump to propel a skateboard. After a couple of failed attempts, he was able to get enough water flowing to move the skateboard. It seems to be more effective as a water gun than as a skateboard.

Curved Colored Pencil Organizer

Curved Colored Pencil Organizer
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Do you like to doodle with colored pencils? This pencil holder gets them out of their box and turns them into a desktop work of art. The curved organizers are made out of beech wood by Bond Art Studio, and can be ordered in 24, 36, 48, and 72 pencil sizes, and have a storage tray for accessories like pens, smudgers, and erasers.

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