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Xiem Artist’s Tool Bag

Xiem Artist’s Tool Bag
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Keep all of your art supplies organized and ready to use in Xiem’s versatile tool bag. It features a metal frame wrapped in durable canvas and a wooden handle. Inside, you’ll find two large compartments, 16 holsters, and 17 pockets in a variety of sizes. It’s ideal for carrying ceramic tools, paintbrushes, pens/pencils, and more.

Making a Concrete Jet Boat

Making a Concrete Jet Boat

Concrete seems like a strange material to build a boat out of. But apparently, they are a thing and can float if they displace enough water to keep them buoyant. Peter Sripol and his pals attempted to build a remote-controlled boat out of the material with the goal of making the fastest concrete jet boat ever.

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Blue Sky Lighter

Blue Sky Lighter
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Made in Japan by Tsubota Pearl, this dreamy lighter features a hand-lacquered polycarbonate case that looks like wispy white clouds set against a beautiful blue sky. The steel lighter has a cotton wick and takes Zippo-style lighter fluid. We also dig their transparent color series.

Marble Maze in a Cube

Marble Maze in a Cube

LittleBall Creations makes beautiful marble mazes from bent and soldered copper wire. Here, they show off one of their self-contained mazes that sits inside of a cube. The marble rolls from one end of the track to the other when the cube is flipped over. If you’re interested in buying their work, contact them on Facebook.

TP Aluminum Pen

TP Aluminum Pen
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Yuan Design’s unique modern pen has an aluminum body that combines a hexagon with a triangle. Its unique shape provides a comfortable grip, keeps it from rolling, and provides a straight edge. The refillable pen holds in place with magnets, and an optional stand turns the pen into a leaning tower. The TP2 adds a mechanical pencil.

Mystical Misirlou

Mystical Misirlou

The Dick Dale track Misirlou is known for its genre-defining surf rock sound. Musician Bloxsy transformed the track into something you might hear walking through a crowded market in India. He used the simplistic Ostritch tuning used by Lou Reed during his time with The Velvet Underground to create the mystical sound.

Thanko Nature Sound Machine

Thanko Nature Sound Machine

Japanese gadget retailer Thanko is crowdfunding this machine that not only produces nature sounds, but simulates a crackling fire using LED lights and aromatic mist. In addition to fire, its soothing sounds include wind, rain, thunder, waves, birds, and insects, which you can mix in any combination using its volume sliders.

Smelting Metal with the Sun

Smelting Metal with the Sun

Remember when you were a kid and burnt leaves with the sun and a magnifying glass? This is just like that, only bigger. For his graduation presentation, Jelle Seegers built a metal rig with a handmade fresnel lens on top that can concentrate solar rays tightly enough to smelt metal. It can achieve temperatures up to 1000ºC.

Marshall Willen Mini Speaker

Marshall Willen Mini Speaker

Marshall applies their signature amp design to a speaker that’s small enough to carry in one hand. The Willen Bluetooth speaker has a 2″ full-range driver and two passive radiators for rich sounds and runs for up to 15h per charge. It’s IP67 dust- and water-resistant and has a rubber strap for mounting. Available in black or cream.

Homemade Flying Iron Man Suit

Homemade Flying Iron Man Suit

JLaserVideo has been trying for years to build a version of Iron Man’s armor that could actually fly. After a major failure, he’s finally achieved that dream. He started out with a pair of custom electric jets but settled on a ridiculous number of smaller electric motors. And when the suit isn’t being worn, its parts fly to him.

Insane LEGO Super Mario Build

Insane LEGO Super Mario Build

Inspired by the official LEGO Mario kits, builder Brandon Jones wanted to build a display that looked like a full level from the Nintendo game. At BrickCon 2022, Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon got an up-close look at the impressive 12,000-piece mechanical diorama, which uses 14 motors to bring the Mushroom Kingdom to life.

Reigning Champ x Pendleton Stadium Blanket

Reigning Champ x Pendleton Stadium Blanket
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Premium athletic wear brand Reigning Champ teamed up with Pacific Northwest weavers Pendleton to create this stadium blanket for chilly days in the bleachers. The limited-edition blanket is woven in an ombre pattern in shades of blue, black, and grey and is made from soft virgin wool and cotton blend. Measures 64″ x 80″.

Flea’s House for Sale

Flea’s House for Sale

If you’re a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and have $8.8 million burning a hole in your pocket, today’s your lucky day. Flea is selling his unique mansion in the hills outside of LA. The 5.7-acre compound has three structures, each in different but harmonious styles. Architectural Digest takes us inside this dramatic home.

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Wera Zyklop Ratcheting Pocket Driver

Wera Zyklop Ratcheting Pocket Driver
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Wera’s high-end Zyklop Pocket driver won’t ever let you down. It features a clever ratcheting head that can drive both 1/4″ hex bits and 3/8″ square drive sockets and can also be angled. A compartment in its handle stores multiple driver bits for easy access and organization.

Fastest Driver in Reverse

Fastest Driver in Reverse

Scot Burner has perfected the art of driving backward at a high speed. In June 2022, he set a Guinness World Record for the fastest mile driven in reverse, achieving the feat in 1-minute, 15.18 seconds. 53 mph might not seem quick, but remember that cars only have a single reverse gear. Scot explained his motivation on 30 Second Docs.

Alpaka Elements Travel Backpack System

Alpaka Elements Travel Backpack System

Alpaka’s versatile 35L backpack manages to carry up to a week’s worth of clothes, along with your laptop, tablet, everyday gear, and more. It works its magic via a system of packing cubes, organizational pouches, and exterior straps. Its shell is made from weatherproof fabric sealed with waterproof YKK zippers.

How Flatware Is Made

How Flatware Is Made

The Science Channel’s How It’s Made takes us inside a factory that makes stainless steel forks, knives, and spoons. There’s much more to it than pouring molten metal into molds, which is what we had always assumed. We’re guessing the hollow handles cut down on raw materials cost.

MelGeek Pixel LEGO-Compatible Keyboard

MelGeek Pixel LEGO-Compatible Keyboard

This unique keyboard has LEGO-compatible studs all over it so that you can attach building blocks and Minifigures. Even its mechanical keys are studded, so you can mix and match its 8-bit style keycaps or LEGO parts. It’s got RGB backlighting and both wired and wireless modes. Early bird pre-orders can save $70 off the MSRP.

GRAVITIS Wireless Car Charger

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Keep your phone juiced up in your car and without wires. This easy-to-install accessory plugs into one of your car’s USB ports and clips onto an air vent. Its grippers hold a variety of phones while charging any Qi-compatible smartphone. Save 31% in The Awesomer Shop.

Melting Stuff in Macro

Melting Stuff in Macro

The YT Object channel is filled with crisp and satisfying macro footage. This clip features close-up footage of various objects melting as they come into contact with a searing hot knife. And for more gummy bear carnage, check out what happens when one takes a nap on a hot wire brush.

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Victor Easy-Read Ruler

Victor Easy-Read Ruler
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One of the biggest pains with measuring is reading those tiny, unlabeled hash marks. Victor’s rulers solve the problem by placing text markings every 1/16-inch along one edge and every 5 mm on the other, with staggered 1 mm lines for easy counting. Available in plastic or stainless steel with a cork backing in 12″ or 18″ lengths.

Copper Accessory Box

Copper Accessory Box
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Yancey Designs makes beautiful decor from copper. This copper box and tray set is a great alternative to wood valets and jewelry boxes. Its main tray, dividers, and insert are great for organizing accessories can be used independently or combined. Price shown is for the tray and lid only, with inserts sold as options.

Chubby Gamer Rotating Cables

Chubby Gamer Rotating Cables
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There’s nothing worse than plugging in your charging cable to find its connector is damaged. ChubbyCable solves this problem with an innovative connector that can smoothly rotate 180 degrees, while a thick silicone jacket prevents kinks. Its tip also lights up while charging. Available in USB-C, Lightning, and Micro-USB versions.

Six Crazy Hoaxes

Six Crazy Hoaxes

If you can believe it, there was a brief moment when people thought spaghetti grew on trees. Erin from Mental Floss takes a look at this famous hoax along with a handful of others that were so well executed that the public was convinced of its truth. That lady who gave birth to bunnies, woah.

FiveJoy C1 Folding Shovel

FiveJoy C1 Folding Shovel
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FiveJoy’s versatile and compact tool belongs in the trunk of every car. It packs a heavy duty shovel, axe, hoe, hook, a serrated saw edge, firestarter, whistle, and more, making it the perfect tool for getting out of a bind, and for everyday tasks in the outdoors.

Everywhere on Brass

Everywhere on Brass

Get your day started right with this warm and enveloping arrangement of Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 hit track Everywhere performed by the always entertaining Seb Skelly on five brass instruments. Need more brass to wake up? Try a dose of Killer Queen.

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