I Like to Make Stuff has another project that’s incredibly useful yet fairly easy to build. His take on the mechanic’s creeper is mainly made of plywood, casters and foam, though he did add a tray for tools on the side as well as small flashlights on flexible mounts.
The Czur ET16 overhead scanner uses a 16MP Sony image sensor to scan one page per 1.5s. It has the usual scanner features such as OCR for extracting text, and can correct distortions from curved pages. The downside? Users say its manual and software could use some work.
More than just for pencils. Bellroy’s fabric pouch has stiff ends that let you fold it wide open like a tray, making it a great organizer and travel buddy for keys, cables, headphones, and more. It also has pull loops on both ends for easier handling. Available in black or gray.
A handy pocket-sized multitool which includes a 1.75″ utility blade, flat and phillips screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, and a microUSB-rechargeable LED flashlight. Each blade is made from durable stainless steel, and the handle is made from a sturdy nylon polymer.
Say goodbye to traditional lighters which blow out easily in the wind, and require butane fuel. These plasma torch lighters use a powerful electrical arc to light cigarettes, candles, and fires in a snap. A single charge gives you up to 300 uses, and they’re TSA-friendly too.
UCO Gear’s brilliant tent stake comes with a waterproof LED light. It runs for up to 10h on a single AAA battery, and also has a strobe mode. You can even take the light out of the stake and use it on its own. It also has a variant that lights up red, green, and blue.
May might have come and gone, but there were some great products which surfaced during the month over at Everyday Carry that we thought were well worth sharing. Whether you’re looking for a watch, a wallet, a knife, or a fidget spinner, they’ll help you get kitted out.
Originally known as the L’il Trucker, this awesome tool is now past the crowdfunding stage and available on Amazon. The USA-made tool rocks a hatchet, hammer, claw, hex sockets, a replaceable 6″ saw blade, steel glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, bottle opener, and more.
A stylish and practical handmade accessory. The Ruler Bracelet comes in 14″ or 16″ sizes and has both imperial and metric measurements. Choose from brown or black with a stud or a magnetic clasp. You can also pay extra to engrave up to 55 characters on it.
Ever needed to build something or estimate materials off of a set of blueprints? This useful measuring tool lets you quickly get accurate linear, area, and volume calculations by rolling it across prints, even if their scale has been thrown off via copying or faxing.
They might have a strange name, but these little things are a must for any workshop. Each of these sturdy pucks provides a stable, non-slip rubber pad that protects and steadies work while you’re sanding, routing, staining, or painting, and raises it for access to edges.
Another slick multitool wallet card from the folks behind the MRF credit card multitool. This anodized aluminum tool is focused on creative uses, functioning as a compass, protractor, t-square, ruler, sketch tool, smartphone stand, headphone cord wrap, and a bottle opener.