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Bitrip Digital Tape

Bitrip Digital Tape

This unique tape lets you mark any surface or object with a unique digital tag. Simply attach a length of Bitrip tape and snap a picture with the companion app, and it will record its location, along with the option to capture notes and a voice recording. It’s great for keeping track of pipes and wiring, as well as item inventories.

SampleTron 2

SampleTron 2

IK Multimedia’s virtual instrument can replicate the rich and emotive sounds of tape-based samplers like the Mellotron. SampleTron 2 comes with over 400 virtual tape tracks, including choir, strings, brass, organ, piano, bass, synths, and vocoders. You can also load your own samples and run them through the tape sound engine.

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Adam Savage Hates Duct Tape

Adam Savage Hates Duct Tape

During his 14 seasons on MythBusters, Jamie and Adam tested more than their share of myths involving duct tape. So when asked what his favorite brand of the sticky stuff was by a follower, you might be surprised to learn that Adam can’t stand the stuff. Watch and learn why and what he recommends using in its place.

Tape-pulling Music

Tape-pulling Music

We first heard from the Open Reel Ensemble back in 2018 when they showed us how to make music by drumming on reel-to-reel tape. In this video, they create a different kind of sound by tugging on tapes, fighting against the motors as each tape pulls against its magnetic playback head.

Retro Tech: Magnetic Tape Viewer

Retro Tech: Magnetic Tape Viewer

Techmoan examines an unusual bit of retro gadgetry which lets users see the precise arrangement of magnetic particles on tape recordings. You can find a modern-day version of the tape viewer from Arnold Magnetics. It’s basically a round version of those Wooly Willy toys.

Tape Stickers

Tape Stickers

Oscar Lhermitte’s packing tapes are printed with various units and measurements, so you can tear away just the length you need. One tape is printed with a ruler and a protractor, while the other has various gauges and charts. Sold as a set of two rolls.

Turntable Tape Dispenser

Turntable Tape Dispenser
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Add a touch of fun to your office with this clever Scotch tape dispenser that looks like a tiny record player. It features a weighted base with woodgrain details, and a silver tone arm that doubles as a tape cutter. Buy two, and set up a desktop DJ booth.

Sushi Tape

Sushi Tape
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Designed by Rosie Upright for SUCK UK, these whimsical rolls of paper washi tape look like rolls of delicious sushi. We don’t recommend dipping them in soy sauce or wasabi, but they’re a fun decoration and conversation piece. Sold in a set of four 10m rolls.

Deal: FiberFix Repair Wrap

Deal: FiberFix Repair Wrap
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This incredible fiberglass reinforced tape can repair just about anything, from broken tool handles to actively-leaking pipes. Once wet and formed into place, it cures 100 times stronger than duct tape. Comes with one 2″ wide wraps, one 1″ wide wrap, and prep materials.

How Duct Tape Is Made

How Duct Tape Is Made

A look inside the Duck Brand duct tape factory, where they transform rubber, gauze, and plastic into the super sticky, super strong material that’s a staple of every workshop. We wonder how quickly the Mythbusters could have built their duct tape canoe with that giant roll.

Sticker Mule Custom Packing Tape

Sticker Mule Custom Packing Tape
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Do you send packages for your own business? Make your packages stand out from the crowd with Sticker Mule’s latest addition – custom-printed packaging tape. Simply upload your artwork, and it’ll ship in just 4 days. Grab a single 300′ x 3″ roll for just $9 through 4/17/17.

RediTape Pocket Duct Tape

RediTape Pocket Duct Tape
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Duct tape is one of those amazing products which can be used for all manner of fixes, and even work as a survival tool. Now you can keep some duct tape with you everywhere you go, with these flat, pocket-sized packs which each contain 5 yards of the sticky stuff.

FiberFix Is So Manly

FiberFix Is So Manly

The idea of rolling off a cliff in any car – even surrounded by a roll cage – is pretty terrifying. This ad spot for FiberFix shows what happens when you hold together the roll cage with tape instead of welds. Then it gets way better than that old ’80s Krazy Glue commercial.

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Baggage Tag Packing Tape

Baggage Tag Packing Tape
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Packing tape for frequent fliers. Each roll hasĀ 99ft. of tape with repeating text and patterns that resemble airport baggage tags. Available in blue, green and orange. We’re guessing it might confuse shipping companies.

Your/Mine Sticky Tape

Your/Mine Sticky Tape
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Junk Skull’s vinyl tape is perfect for roommates, couples, siblings or packing boxes when you’re moving; just make sure you remember who marked what. If only pets could read.

Quirky Rip Cord

Quirky Rip Cord

An ingenious concept from the Quirky community, the Rip Cord is a packaging tape that has a string running down its center. Pull the string to rip the tape in half, making easy to open what you seal.

Tape Art by Max Zorn

Tape Art by Max Zorn

Using a similar technique to Mark Khaisman, Zorn creates scenes of light and shadow using strips and cut pieces of brown packing tape. If you travel, here’s where you can find his work.

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