Matt Thompson loves to build things to make life in and around his house more convenient. Among his many creative inventions is this lawnmower tray which lets him snack, enjoy a cold beverage, and watch the game while cutting the grass. He’s also made a version for his treadmill.
Designed for dads, Beau Industries’ Parenting Pack R1 is a diaper bag that doesn’t look like one. Built to last long past the diapering stage, the versatile, non-toxic bag doubles as a work tote or trail backpack. Includes a cushy changing pad, wipes pocket, protective laptop, device pockets, and insulated accessory pouches.
Long before Disney owned Star Wars, their theme parks dabbled in sci-fi action with Star Tours, a 1987 attraction that simulated a flight to Endor. So after his daughter requested a Disneyland-themed birthday party, the World’s Greatest Dad built her a low-budget replica of the motion sim using original video and audio from the ride.
We wish that people used the word “chuffed” more here in America. But in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, it’s a popular term for being excited about something. So with the language lesson over with, enjoy as Aunty Donna sings about some things that get dads really chuffed.
We’ve all seen those ads for Masterclass, with their haughty explanations of skills to be taught by leaders in their respective fields. Jim Cameron is an expert too. But he’s not the guy who made Terminator or Avatar. Nope, he’s just Kathleen Cameron’s dad – and he knows the one right way to load a dishwasher.
Claw machines look like fun until you realize that they’re all rigged to keep you from getting the good stuff. Perhaps that’s why this dad decided to build his daughter Clara a very special claw machine for her birthday – one where the little girl IS the claw, and can grab whatever she can as a winch dangles her over the prize pit.