As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing, LEGO created a life-size model of one of the mission’s astronauts using about 30,000 bricks. We love the helmet reflection detail on the 6’3″ tall sculpture. The model will be on display from 7/18-7/20/19 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
The Flying Tent is a foldable nylon bivy tent that can also be set up as a hammock, a floating tent and even worn as a poncho. It’s waterproof and also has a mosquito net, and easily folds back into its slim carrying bag. An optional underquilt provides added warmth for chilly locations.
ChrisFix shares a number of practical tips on buying a used car, including what to ask from the owner, how to check the car’s value and how to run a VIN check for free. He also made a checklist for the test drive. You should research and ask around online as well.
Need a super bright and diffuse light source when working on projects? This plug-in 54-watt, 6000-lumen LED lamp kicks out a ton of light, and evenly distributes it in a 360-degree circle. Uses 162 individual LEDs to create smooth, shadow-free light. Measures appx. 12″ high x 5″ diameter.
(PG-13: Language) Musician Cove AKA Covergeist is a master at creating acoustic versions of rap music. His interpretation of Eminem… er The Real Slim Shady’s Without Me is our favorite, but his versions of Lose Yourself and Snoop Dogg and Pharrell’s Drop It Like It’s Hot are also worth a listen.
While raising awareness for the Marine Conservation Society of the United Kingdom, wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly and photographer Dan Abbott went for a swim along the coast of Falmouth, England, when they came across an incredible sight – an enormous barrel jellyfish, measuring an estimated 5 feet long.
Tech startup Clevetura is readying an innovative new keyboard which manages to place a capacitive multi-touch trackpad underneath its keys, saving space, while providing a larger tracking area. In addition to pointing, it supports scrolling and pinch-zoom gestures.
Arctic Zone’s soft-sided cooler is ready for all your outdoor activities. Its main section holds up to 50 cans, and its front compartment is great for sandwiches (or up to 10 more cans). Both sections are wrapped in high performance insulation. It rolls on rugged all-terrain wheels, and is collapsible for storage.
Rid yourself of the tensions and pressures of life with this extra squishy foam stress relief toy from Archie McPhee. Based on the nearly indestructible microscopic organism, it’s designed to absorb all of your anxiety, then scatter it into the ether as it slowly recovers to its original form.
Check out this crazy invention – the awesomely named “Multi Headed Nut Wizard.” It’s a garden tool designed for easily picking up fallen tree nuts and small fruit on the ground, even when they’re scattered in leaves. It appears to be an amped-up version of this tool.
With the advent of pay stations and mobile parking apps, meters are becoming a rare sight. But these coin-collecting dinosaurs still have some neat mechanical bits worth exploring inside of them, as Rescue & Restore shows when he tears down a 1960s Duncan meter and makes it like new again. That shiny red coat is a thing of beauty.
We already have a variety of options when it comes to mood lighting for inside the house. But if you want to light up the outside of your house as well, check out Lighting Ever’s iLux Smart Floodlights. You can control up to 50 of them at once using its app, no hub needed.
David Damek of Plasmo shows off an impressive (and depressing) build – an incredibly detailed 1/72-scale diorama of an abandoned house inspired by the scenes of devastation around Pripyat, Ukraine after the Chernobyl disaster. The tractor is based on a kit, but David’s artistry really elevates it.
Nemeio’s wireless keyboard has an E-Ink screen beneath its 81 keys. Designed to work with Mac, you can change the icons which appear on each key to display shortcuts, special characters, and more. It has front lighting for work in darkened rooms and light or dark mode for its keys. It’s expected to launch later in 2019.
Did you know that many bike tires contain a metal wire to form their bead? Metalsmith shurap decided to see if he could extract the steel from eight old tires and melt it down to form it into a damascus steel blade. We don’t quite understand the use of the pepper in the process though.
A smart way to store food or other small items, these see-through cylindrical containers can adjust in height as you use up your goods, extracting excess air along the way to increase their longevity. Works great for dry goods or in your fridge for chopped veggies and such.
Yarrrrrr! Avast, ye mateys! Shiver me timbers! That’s how we generally think that pirates spoke. But it turns out that it’s a complete fabrication. Cheddar explains where that familiar pirate speak came from, and theorizes on what they might have actually sounded like.
If you’re really dedicated, you can create a copper penny floor by carefully arranging tons of individual coins. Or you could head over to Penny Tiles‘ Etsy shop and purchase some of their pre-fabricated tiles to expedite the process. They only come in British 1p coins though.
Musician Jonathan Spangler and luthier Joe Glaser developed this innovative electric guitar that features a folding neck. Thanks to its ingenious mechanism, it can fit under an airplane seat, but still offers performance-quality play when unfolded. Register your interest in buying one on the Ciari website.
On July 16, 1969 at 8:32 am Eastern Time, Apollo 11 lifted off and headed towards the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking mission, and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, Eclectic Method created a track using sound samples from the mission and the events leading up to it.
Ever put your tool down in a dark room and then have trouble finding it? These hand tools from Klein glow for up to 30 minutes after 5 minutes in light, making them much easier to locate. They’re available as various cutting pliers, as well as a wire stripper/cutter. They also make flexible glow rods for fishing wires in dark spaces.
DJI’s Osmo Pocket is a tiny smart camera with a 3-axis gimbal, providing incredible stabilization and a variety of capture modes. It can shoot at up to 4K 60fps and has face and object tracking. Use it with its app to access other shooting modes such as panorama, and to use your phone as a viewfinder.
If you’ve ever taken a close look at the instructions on a pack of chopsticks, there’s a good chance that it ends with the rather silly statement “Now You Can Pick Up Anything!” We always imagined a bowling ball would be a good test of our newfound lifting skills. We guess Corridor has had similar thoughts.
When it comes to digital cameras, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality, so a full-frame (35mm) sensor is ideal. But full-frame cameras are usually quite bulky. Now, Sigma is showing the smallest full-frame camera ever, measuring in at just 112.6 × 69.9 × 45.3 mm (4.43 x 2.75 x 1.78″), and weighing just 370g.