With the help of the WaterBear College of Music, metalhead Leo Morachiolli and his friends Hannah Boulton, Rabea Massaad, Erik Torp, and Truls Haugen scored a recording session at the famed Abbey Road Studios to record a powerful cover version of The Beatles’ Come Together with even more of an edge than Aerosmith’s version.
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Maker Frank Howarth wanted to make a unique ceiling light to install over his dining table. After playing around with a simpler design, he decided to go with a three-panel design comprising CNC-cut wood slices based on the topography of the lunar surface. They also look like a Joy Division album cover.
The city is under attack, and only one thing can take down the 100-foot-tall hot dog that’s smashing cars and buildings – ketchup! Illustrata’s tasty kaiju t-shirt is available for one day only on on The Yetee, but if you miss their deal, you can grab one later from Neatoshop.
The Jetson ONE is a single-seat flying machine that works like a giant quadrotor drone. Previously, we got a look at a test flight in an open field, now let’s go for a more scenic flight along a forest trail. It’s not as quick as the speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi, but it’s the closest you can get in real life.
Go big and bright or go home. Monolith 50/50 sunglasses by Spy+ Optic deliver bold style in a rainbow of colors. The large, polycarbonate single lens is curved for distortion-free panoramas, while Happy™ lens tech scientifically boosts mood. 100% UV protection reduces sun damage and the frame’s ventilation system reduces fog.
We all have timer apps on our phones these days, but there are still times where you might use an old-fashioned egg timer. MakerPaul takes a look at the flaws in the traditional hourglass design and offers up a new and improved version that tips over when done and can be reset instantly. The 3D printable design is available here.
Playtime doesn’t have to end at sundown with the Flashflight Light-up Flying Disc. The LED fave from Nite Ize lets you select from six colors or leave it in color-changing Disc-O mode. Stays lit for up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge and stays afloat when it lands in the drink.
In this video from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, they show how their El-Exis SP injection molding machine makes plastic bottle caps. Each time its molds fill with plastic, it stamps out 96 identical bottle caps, repeating the process every 1.9 seconds. We love that top-down view of all the caps falling to the production line below.
Martina and Hansi from Nerdforge needed a new computer for editing videos. Rather than go with some off-the-shelf PC, they built a completely custom system that looks like a medieval fantasy house. The structure is wood, covered with miniature bricks and foam accent pieces. This thing both runs Windows and HAS Windows.
Walsh Whiskey’s triple-distilled Writers’ Tears is an ode to the golden era of Irish whiskey – and to Joyce, Shaw, Wilde and other literary giants inspired by their favorite dram. Their eight-whiskey portfolio recreates the centuries-old method of blending malt and still whiskeys distilled in copper pots.
After building LEGO cars that can climb obstacles, the Brick Experiment Channel is back with another vehicular test. This time, the goal was to build LEGO cars that can cross a gap in the road. There are many variables at play in making the most capable vehicle, from wheel size and count to frame length and weight distribution.
Let your kicks kickstart the Thanksgiving table talk. Pick a side: which tasty Saucony Ride 14 running shoes do you prefer? The bright Green Bean Casserole or orange Sweet Potato Both feature a casserole pattern on the sock liner and interior plus the punny left/right message “THAT’S HOW I CASSEROLE.”
GOAT Boxco’s Hub system offers one of the smartest designs we’ve seen. In addition to a cooling bin, they have four detachable “CAN” containers which can carry gear, bait, snacks, or other small items. They come in two sizes, with pre-loaded KITs and a CAN storage rack available. Prices shown are $100 off for a limited time.
Bote’s compact Rackham Aero 11’ Inflatable Paddle Board is lighter, smaller, and more portable than full-size boards, packing into a tidy 44″× 20″× 17″ travel bag. The No Quarter Limited Edition includes a ton of extras like a cooler, tackle rack, sand spear, and MagneKoozie magnetic drinkware for sips while you SUP.
The latest remix from The Kiffness takes an Altai throat singing video by Bai Terek and gives it a funky new beat. The words of the original track are a blessing of goodwill to their native Siberian land, and we consider videos like this a blessing to the Internet.
Chronicle Books’ cheeky Last Call Cats Notecards are blank inside, making them purr-fect for any occasion, especially for writing drunken apologies when you’re in the doghouse. The 16 cards feature beer-swilling, bar-crawling, cat-erwauling felines under the influence, playfully penned by artists Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa.
For two decades, a statue of Buddha sat alone at the Makomanai Takino Cemetery in Sapporo, Japan. More recently, architect Tadao Ando built a man-made covering all but the top of the statue’s head, hiding the rest of the religious icon inside an observation gallery beneath a lavender-covered hill.
Massage chairs are great, but their look is more suited to a salon than your living room. The Nouhaus massage chair looks like a piece of high-end furniture. The curvy swivel chair offers percussive, rolling, and kneading massages, and has built-in speakers. It’s made with real leather and comes with a matching ottoman.
With state birds like Louisiana’s pelican, choosing a bird to represent your state seems like a decent idea. But Jam2Go’s video essay points out how many states completely missed the point, either picking inappropriate birds or duplicating other states. Along the way, he offers some suggestions on how to fix the problem.
Need to cool down drinks for guests in a hurry? The InnoChiller is a cooling accelerator that can take a six-pack from room temp to chilled in just 12 minutes. Its high-speed fan and wind tunnel work in concert with your freezer or refrigerator to speed up cooling. It has various program lengths for different drink containers.
BeamNG.drive is known for its ability to simulate vehicle dynamics and crashes with impressive accuracy. In addition to weather conditions, it can also replicate gravitational forces. In this clip from The Action Lab, he shows off what might happen if you tried to drive a pickup truck on the Moon, Jupiter, and even the Sun.
These firestarter rods include a few bonus features which could come in handy in an emergency. In addition to a magnesium rod and striker tool, they’ve got a built-in compass and whistle, and come with a length of paracord. They come two to a pack, so you’ll always have a spare. Available in several colors, including glow-in-the-dark.
Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves with their humanoid and animal-inspired robots. We’ve previously met Spot, their robo-dog that can handle all kinds of terrain and carry small payloads. Future Punk made this fun video that imagines what Spot might have been like had he come out in the 1990s.
EDCfans’ stainless steel keychain tool combines a retractable box cutter/utility knife with a bottle opener, multi-wrench, slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, a carbide glass breaker, and an imperial/metric mini-ruler. It takes standard utility blades and comes with a detachable skull design belt/pocket clip.
In this award-winning animated short film, two polar bears are forced into exile as global warming causes them to lose their habitat. As they wash ashore in a more temperate climate, they must adapt to a strange and unwelcoming new world. It’s a poignant commentary on both climate change and anti-immigrant hate.
This 1:9-scale figure envisions Iron Man as a medieval knight. The costume brilliantly melds European armor with Iron Man’s red-and-gold color scheme and Infinity Stone jewel tones. It has 19 points of articulation, an LED arc reactor, a sword, shield, and spear. The Deluxe Version adds a jet pack, firearms, effects, and more.