Emily the Engineer, proves yet again that just because something CAN be done doesn’t mean it SHOULD be. She recently got a bee in her bonnet about 3D printing a toilet. Before printing the full-size version in pieces, she made a working scale model. After she got the real deal working, she started adding a bunch of unnecessary features.
While most of the toilets in the world are made using machines, there are still places where they are made by hand. This video takes us inside one such factory in Pakistan, where workers pour bucketloads of clay into toilet-shaped molds, assemble and smooth the leather-hard clay, glaze it, then fire it in a giant kiln.
Like to share a shower with your sweetheart but hate fighting for warm water? Boona’s cleverly-designed dual shower head attaches to your existing water source and holds in place with a tension rod, distributing water evenly from both ends of your shower. Each head is adjustable for people of different heights.
Fun bum fact: In many EU countries, it’s illegal to have a bidet-less bathroom – they’re more hygienic than regular toilets and save water and TP. The easy-to-install Fluidmaster Soft Spa 9500 Bidet seat is extra kind to your behind with controls for water temperature and pressure, seat heat, dryer, deodorizer, and nightlight.
The Nebia shower head produces spa-quality streams while saving water. It has four modes including hard spray, a 150-stream “Angel Hair”, a soft spray, and a super-saver mode which is good for sensitive skin. It’s made using recycled ocean plastic and comes in rainshower and detachable hand shower models.
Bring your shower into the 21st century with this slick gadget that combines a touchscreen Android tablet, Bluetooth speakers, lighting, a fogless mirror, and UV-C sanitization lights. Its base unit holds securely with double-sided adhesive pads, while you can easily remove its water-resistant display for recharging.
South African bathroom fixture company Ceramic Industries takes us inside of their Betta Baths factory for a look at the production process for its bathtubs. Each one starts out as a flat sheet of acrylic, which is then heated and formed using vacuum molds, covered with a fiberglass and resin spray, then baked.
“The toilet flushing felt unrealistic.” Bathrooms seem to be a staple of level design in first-person shooters – especially in the horror genre. Over the last several years, Curious Reviewers has compiled a series of video tours of these facilities, and reviewed their visual quality, amenities, and realism.
Thanks to hoarding and panic buying, it’s become much harder than normal to find toilet paper these days. Household Hacker thinks the solution is to split your 2-ply rolls down the middle, giving you two single-ply rolls instead. We’re not sure you’ll actually use less, but it might be a short-term solution if you’re desperate.
Keep your loo fresh smelling 100% of the time with LooLoo’s automatic toilet freshener. It uses infrared sensors to detect when the toilet is in use and covers up the stink by spraying a layer of essential oils. It also works as a motion-sensing nightlight. Save 18% in The Awesomer Shop.