offGrid Music Controller

offGrid Music Controller

This pocketable, palm-size gadget is a real-time performance controller for MIDI- or OSC-compatible music software. It has two backlit, velocity sensitive pad grids, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and a joystick for adding expression to your digital music. Pairs with iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows via Bluetooth LE or USB Type-C.

LEGO Kinetic Dolphins Sculpture

LEGO Kinetic Dolphins Sculpture

Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks shows off another one of his impressive LEGO kinetic sculptures. This one features a duo of dolphins, each bobbing gracefully in and out of a deep blue ocean. You can grab the parts list and buy the build instructions on Rebrickable.

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Air Force Museum Drone Tour

Air Force Museum Drone Tour

If you’re going to take a tour of Ohio’s National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, it might as well be from the air, right? Well thanks to NURK FPV, we can take a first-person drone flight through the museum’s awesome collection of aviation marvels without having to leave our homes.

CRKT Pryma Multitool

CRKT Pryma Multitool

Designed by tool and knife expert Jesper Voxnaes for CRKT, the Pryma combines a pry bar, bottle opener, wrench, glass breaker, and multi-wrench on a single, ultracompact gadget. It’s made from stainless steel with a black stonewashed finish, and has a spring-loaded carabiner clip for carrying versatility.

Dissolving Realities

Dissolving Realities

Visual effects artist RubenFro creates imaginative 3D worlds. He starts by capturing a point cloud matrix of locales using 360º cameras, then manipulates and renders the dots using a custom shader in Unity, resulting in incredible, ethereal imagery. This footage was captured in the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Moon UltraLight Selfie Light

Moon UltraLight Selfie Light

Get ready for your close-up with this mini selfie light. Just clip the rechargeable Moon UltraLight onto your mobile phone, laptop or tablet to expertly illuminate your photos, videos, and Zoom calls. With intuitive touch controls to customize color and brightness from 5 to 200 lumens, you’ll always put your best face forward.

Blade Runner 2049 Honest Trailer

Blade Runner 2049 Honest Trailer

It took them a couple of years to get around to it, but Screen Junkies‘ roasting of Denis Villenueve’s visually spectacular Blade Runner sequel is spot-on. The movie might have been long, deliberately-paced, and self-important, but we still loved every minute of it.

The Bottle Opener 2

The Bottle Opener 2

Discommon’s bottle opener is the most expensive opener we’ve featured, but it’s a beautiful work of art for the everyday carry aficionado. Thanks to precision machining, they were able to perforate its grade 5 titanium body, then hand-stitched leather in place for an elegant grip. Choose from orange/satin or navy/shiny finishes.

Crazy Fast Toy Train

Crazy Fast Toy Train

Builder Ivan Miranda claims he’s built the fastest model train of its size. The powerful electric train has no payload other than its motors, wiring, and battery pack, and can hit a scale speed of 485 km/h, or just over 301 mph if it were upscaled to the size of a real train. We wouldn’t want to be a tiny passenger on that thing when it derailed.

The Good Lord Bird (Trailer)

The Good Lord Bird (Trailer)

Ethan Hawke stars in this fictionalized retelling of the story of John Brown, a controversial 19th century figure who attempted to overthrow U.S. slavery with violence and rebellion, and is alternatively remembered as both a heroic martyr and an crazed terrorist. The 7-episode series premieres 8.9.2020 on Showtime.

Windows Error Remix

Windows Error Remix

Microsoft Windows has a long history of throwing annoying and cryptic error messages at us. Video artist 4096 decided to memorialize some of the operating system’s various foibles over the years with a fun-filled electronic music remix inspired by this Japanese video. MacOS even gets into the game at 1:24.

Aqua Deck Invisible Playing Cards

Aqua Deck Invisible Playing Cards

MakePlayingCards is showing off a truly unique deck of cards that you can see through. The waterproof plastic cards feature a high-gloss transparent print that produce an embossed effect. Since you can see their values through their backs, you wouldn’t want to play poker with them, but they’re beautiful for cardistry.

Memento Mori Skull Cups

Memento Mori Skull Cups

Ceramics artist Trevor Foster created this collection of cups which are designed as a reminder to live life to the fullest. The skull-shaped stoneware cups will come in espresso, tea cup, coffee cup, and mug styles, and can be finished in a variety of glazes, from a deep red iron oxide to pleasant pastels.

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Rivers Cuomo: Heart Shaped Box

Rivers Cuomo: Heart Shaped Box

Recording the video on what can only be described as a potato-cam, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo turned in a heartfelt solo performance of Nirvana’s 1993 classic Heart Shaped Box. The clip is a lead-in to his Island in the Zoom project, which aims to bring remote Weezer fans together for interviews, music, and fun.

Nebo Bucket Flashlight

Nebo Bucket Flashlight

Nebo’s collapsible lantern doubles as a watertight bucket. It folds down to just 2.2″ thick, and expands to hold up to 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of contents. With its lid on, it works as a lantern, and its puck-shaped magnetic light is removable. It’s perfect for doing under sink repairs, or for carrying bathing supplies when camping.

BioBidet Bliss Bidet Seat

Give your backside the pampering it deserves and upgrade your personal hygiene with this Bio Bidet’s Bliss BB-2000 luxury bidet toilet seat. It features a 3-in-1 nozzle for optimal cleaning of all your private bits, a bubble-infused massage, a water heating system for no cold surprises, a warm air dryer, and a night light built in.

Truck Chase Flip

Truck Chase Flip

During a police chase in McLoud, Oklahoma a cop attempted a PIT maneuver on a fleeing pickup truck, causing the vehicle to lose control and flip. But rather than stopping the criminals in their tracks, the truck righted itself and kept on driving. The cops eventually got the scofflaws though.

Timex Waterbury Classic Chronograph

Timex Waterbury Classic Chronograph

The crisp, fineline typeface and tick marks on Timex’s Waterbury Classic give it a refined, modern look. The chronograph times up to 30 minutes in 1/20th second increments, and there’s a date window as well. It has an Indiglo light-up dial for nighttime reading, and its 40mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 30m.

How to Be More of an Idiot

How to Be More of an Idiot

“You’ll always want to blame someone else for how you feel.” Phony self-help expert and life coach JP Sears offers up a variety of really bad advice which will make anyone who follows it come off as stupider than ever. He forgot to mention the part where you post all of said idiotic thoughts and behaviors to Facebook and Twitter.

Memorium

Memorium

Filmmaker Fabrice Mathieu is best known for his creative reimaginings of classic movies. But his latest short film is a standalone work about a mysterious afterworld a man encounters after his death. We love the collaged style of the visuals, and the surrealist environments inspired by the art of Marc Giai-Miniet.

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Star Wars Planet Coasters

Star Wars Planet Coasters

Star Wars fans will love these laser-engraved baltic birch coasters, each of which features a planetary destination in a galaxy far, far away. There are nine designs in all, with familiar locales like Hoth and Tatooine, along with less-explored lands like Kashyyyk and Geonosis. Sold in sets of four or more.

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.

T. Rex Trophy Head

T. Rex Trophy Head

Prove you’re the ultimate dinosaur hunter with this hand-painted polyresin T.Rex head. While it’s not anywhere near life-size at 14.5″ high, it’s still an awesome conversation piece for any wall. The only thing missing are some tiny arms sticking out beneath it.

Black: Blues Orchestral Cover

Black: Blues Orchestral Cover

Postmodern Jukebox and vocalist Cortnie Frazier perform a truly unique rendition of Pearl Jam’s 1991 grunge classic Black. Scott Bradlee’s smoky blues arrangement is perfectly executed through Frazier’s silky smooth vocals and the band’s rich orchestral sounds.

Flash Gordon 4K Remaster

Flash Gordon 4K Remaster

The 1980 remake of Flash Gordon is one of the campiest sci-fi movies of all time, but over the years, it’s become a cult classic. Now, the film is getting a re-release with a full UHD digital remaster, bringing out all of the colors and details in the costumes and scenery, and cranking up the audio on Queen’s original soundtrack. Drops 8.2020.

Fabio Wibmer: Home Office

Fabio Wibmer: Home Office

Fabio Wibmer is one of the world’s most talented street trials bicyclists. Like many of us, his options for going out are a bit more limited than before. But rather than get frustrated, Fabio turned his home into a playground for his bike riding antics. Fortunately, his roommates are good sports. Also, we want to live in that house.

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