Halloween may be over, but we would have loved to have this cast iron skeleton coin bank on display. TysyTube Restoration did a fantastic job cleaning up its rusty old bones. We love the creepy action as it tosses coins from its bony hand into its eyeball. If you like the idea, Design Toscano still sells a similar bank.
Citizen presents a unique wristwatch for Star Wars fans. The Jedi Master features a green, blue, and red lightsaber backdrop and a Jedi crest at the 12 o’clock position. It has an octagonal stainless steel case with a black IP finish and comes with a leather strap with lightsaber-colored stitching. On the back is the inscription “May the Force be with You.”
Inspired by how hummingbirds hover in flight, Works by Design wanted to see if he could build a flying machine that lifts off vertically and stays aloft by flapping its wings. It uses compressed gas for propulsion and a custom-built air motor to move its wings. It’s not an efficient method of flight, but it was cool to observe the engineering process.
This puffer jacket from Faherty looks great in Koi Blue. Its lightweight poly fill keeps you warm without bulk and compresses to fit into your suitcase. Up front, you’ll find a pair of zippered handwarmer pockets and a small button pocket. Its high neck eliminates the need for a scarf on chilly days, and elastic waistband and cuffs keep cold air out.
DoodleChaos imagines what it might be like if Minecraft was a rhythm-matching game like Beat Saber or Guitar Hero. This crazy, mashed-up world is filled with fanciful voxel art characters and sees blocks and objects popping up for players to hit with their tools as they roll along the rails and fly through the air. The track is Fly Away by TheFatRat f/Anjulie.
At just 2.64″ long when closed, OKNIFE’s 11-in-1 multitool fits in the palm of your hand. Despite its size, it packs needle-nose and regular pliers, a wire stripper, a knife, scissors, a can opener, a bottle opener, slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, and a SIM card remover tool. Made from 30Cr13 stainless steel with aluminum alloy handles.
Ahead of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Oracle Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Checo Perez challenged Scuderia Alpha Tauri teammates Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo to some desert racing in hovercrafts. While their fan-powered vehicles only make 26.5 horsepower, they look like the most fun you can have under 30 mph.
Gear up for the holidays with this great selection of gifts from Everyday Carry. This year’s buying guide includes organizers, knives, backpacks, flashlights, watches, water bottles, tech gadgets, and more. We’re hoping Santa brings us that awesome AceBeam Terminator M1 flashlight.
We use a Keychron mechanical keyboard every day, and its build quality is unparalleled. We expect the same from their M3 Mini metal wireless mouse, which features with a skeletonized magnesium shell. Its 4000 Hz polling sensor ensures speed and accuracy up to 26,000 DPI, and it supports 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 5.1, and USB wired connectivity.
Ever needed to tighten or loosen a screw in a spot where your drill won’t fit? Dewalt’s pivot bit holder lets you access screws in tight spaces thanks to its adjustable pivot head. It can angle up to 20º or lock into a straight mode, and holds standard 1/4″ hex bits. This set includes a 12-pack of #2 Phillips and #2 square-drive bits.
Simone Giertz used to make stupid robots, but she’s moving up in the world. Her latest invention is wildly practical. While looking for a solution for hanging clothes in shallow spaces, she came up with Coat Hingers – folding metal hangers that hold clothes in half the space. The design looks simple, but it took massive amounts of prototyping to get it right.
Gav and Dan of The Slow Mo Guys met up with Brett and Scott from How Ridiculous to see what kind of damage a bowling ball cannon can do. Their subject: ballistic gel heads filled with fake skulls. For something a little less gruesome, enjoy some bowling balls vs. trampolines.
Super73 teamed up with Macguffin Makers to create this epic Halo-themed electric bike kitted out with futuristic body cladding and UNSC graphics. They built it for a giveaway sponsored by Doritos, Mountain Dew, and Rockstar Energy. Be sure to check out Super73’s gallery for more great custom builds.
Desert Power Wagons’ hand-built truck has a new body inspired by a vintage Dodge Power Wagon, riding atop the chassis and drivetrain of a modern RAM 2500. It packs a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine making 385 hp and 930 lb-ft. of torque, and rides high with a 2.5″ suspension lift and 40″ mud terrain tires. It’s also got a Warn winch and power side steps.
Yippee-I-aye, Yippee-I-o… the Melodicka Bros. took the oft-covered western staple Ghost Riders in the Sky and transformed it into a synth-heavy cyberpunk jam. The track is accompanied by an appropriately neon-lit, smoke-filled music video that imagines a cybercowboy riding his steel horse to round up some cybercows.
Titaner’s TiSpanner is a tiny adjustable wrench you can carry everywhere. It’s made from CNC-machined titanium and can turn bolts up to 36 mm across. In addition to its wrench, it can pull nails, open bottles, and break glass, plus it has a slot for glow-in-the-dark tritium vials. It also works as a measuring caliper.
We still don’t know if there’s extraterrestrial life out there, but if there is, there’s a chance that they won’t like us Earthlings and will want to get rid of us. Kurzgesagt takes the aliens’ side in this theoretical conflict and offers strategies to help them wipe out humanity forever. Though they assume our enemies are more technologically advanced than us.
The hardcover book is filled with 100 Star Wars illustrations for you to embellish with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. The images include fanciful scenes inspired by classic movie moments, along with mandalas and other repeating Star Wars patterns to color in.
As part of his home workstation revamp, Ideal Idea wanted a computer case like no other. The idea? Build a PC that doubles as a kinetic sculpture. He made the case from laser-cut wood panels and created two interchangeable faces. An Arduino and a stepper motor control the mechanisms. The ripple design with the hexagons is fantastic.
Premium accessory maker Craighill teamed up with sommelier André Hueston Mack to create the Best Wine Key. This precision-engineered tool opens bottles with smoothness and elegance. It features a stainless steel body and corkscrew, textured red PPE handle scales, and a folding serrated blade for removing foil. It’s also got a sturdy bottle opener built in.
We’ve previously seen art that was made by cracking sheets of glass. Artist Uncle Liu uses a pointed hammer to create tiny chips in glass, creating pointilist portraits from the indentations. You can find more of his astounding glass artworks on his page on Chinese website Douyin.
A useful survival tool, UST’s black oxide-coated stainless steel ParaHatchet Pro makes quick work of chopping wood and has a built-in rope cutter, a trio of wrenches, and comes with an 8-foot length of paracord that serves as its grip. It also includes a whistle, a firestarter, and a nylon sheath.
Here’s a fun family project if you live somewhere the temperature stays below freezing for days on end. The ABC Allred Family shows us how easy it is to build your own backyard igloo from blocks of ice and a dash of food coloring for extra flair. You can make the ice bricks in aluminum foil trays and then cement them together with a mixture of snow and cold water.