This gadget plugs into the bottom of your iPhone or iPad’s lightning port to capture thermal images. It’s designed primarily for construction and inspection tasks but could also be used for science experiments. Its 10800-pixel sensor is accurate to 0.1ºF and can measure temperatures from -40ºF to 752ºF (-20ºC to 400ºC).
The smallest of JBL’s Partybox speakers still kicks out some impressive volume. It offers 100 watts of amplification, excellent sound quality, and thumping bass. Its built-in LED RGB lighting syncs up with the beat of your music, and you can connect two for stereo sound. It runs for 6 hours per charge and is IPX4 […]
This 1″ thick laser projector outputs sharp and bright 1080p HD video up to 120″ diagonal. It has intelligent screen alignment, autofocus, and keystone correction for easy setup and has a built-in 15º kickstand. It can run on AC power indefinitely or up to 1.5 hours on its internal rechargeable battery.
Chinese company MetalFish is making a PC case that has a working aquarium on its top level. Underneath the watertight fish tank, the Y2 chassis has an aluminum base that can hold a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX board and a 1U/Flex power supply and comes with rainbow LED fans. If you think this is a crazy […]
If you’ve ever wondered how they get all those little ink dots into dice, this video shows one of the more modern methods. This special printer uses a camera to detect which side of each die is beneath it, then deposits tiny droplets of ink into each pip. Here’s another machine that doesn’t care what […]
Since landing in 2021, NASA’s Mars Perseverence Rover has sent back fascinating images and data from the red planet. Jared Owen offers up an in-depth look at how the rover was launched, the scientific equipment it carries, and how it was engineered to survive the journey and the harsh conditions on Mars.
Electronic instrument maker Elias Jarzombek created this unique synthesizer that looks like an abacus. The otherworldly sounds it makes are controlled by sliding and spinning its triangular “beads” on metal bars, along with turning its side dials. Read more about the Abacusynth on Elias’ website.
This bentwood lap table combines a laptop stand and a snack tray so you can work and relax from the comfort of your couch. Its snack level has bins for multiple munchies, while its laptop level has a ventilated surface, and a modular mouse pad, a phone holder, and a self-balancing cupholder that prevents spills.
Most portable laptop stands are made from plastic or metal. This one is handcrafted from bamboo wood. The trio of wooden bars fit together to place your laptop at an angle, improving ergonomics and your posture. It offers two height positions, and comes with a carrying pouch so you can keep it in your backpack […]
JBV Creative has been playing with designs for a vortex cannon that fires a puff of smoke and a blast of air to create smoke rings. He’s refined his creation into this handheld unit with a mechanical iris to adjust the size of its smoke rings and an LED ring light to illuminate them.
Build your graphic design skills with this series of four online courses from the International Open Academy. You’ll learn how to create print publications with Adobe InDesign, curate and refine photos with Adobe Lightroom, create art with Adobe Illustrator, and put it all together with a Graphic Design Business Basics course.
Emoji Supply’s Emoji Kitchen lets you cook up new emojis by combining two existing emoji into one. Want a monkey eating a hot dog? Sure! An angry guy with a monocle? No problem! Not every permutation is available, but there are lots to choose from. The combinations are also available in the Android keyboard Gboard.
This ultrawide display sits between your desktop computer’s keyboard and primary screen, adding real estate for enhanced productivity. It’s great for displaying news, tickers, clocks, widgets, tool palettes, and anything else you don’t want cluttering your main screen. It also works in portrait mode, and comes in 14.1″ and 8.8″ sizes.
This video from AHHAA Science answers the question: “Can you turn four angle grinders into a drone?” From the looks of things, the answer is “Yes.” But the reality is that real power tools would likely be too heavy to lift themselves, and it’s much more likely that they put drone motors on some fake […]
It’s no Floppotron 3.0, but DJthefirst’s self-playing electromechanical dulcimer has got some serious soul. Put your headphones on, crank up the volume, hit play, and enjoy this soothing rendition of the Kate Bush track Running up That Hill (A Deal with God).
Toy maker Hasbro teamed up with the 3D printing experts at Formlabs to create action figures that can be customized with your own head. The high-tech toys start with a 3D scan on your phone that’s used to make a full-color resin model. The $60 figures will be available starting Fall 2022 in the U.S. […]
After seeing Studson Studios’ model of Howl’s Moving Castle, the guys from Nerdforge were inspired to build a similarly complex new cover for their basic black Xbox Series X. After building a form-fitting wood wrap for the game console, Martina used foam, junk, and toys to create the structure. Hopefully it won’t overheat.
Hyundai’s N performance division looks to the past for its future. Premiering alongside its RN22e concept, the N Vision 74 has a wedge-shape reminiscent of Giugiaro’s BMW M1 Procar and Hyundai Pony Coupe. It’s powered by a hydrogen-electric drivetrain that sends 670+hp to the rear wheels. We want one right now.
If you’ve ever dropped your phone, you know how stressful that moment can be as it falls to the ground and you pray the screen doesn’t crack. The GoBelt C1 adds a finger grip to the back of your phone that prevents drops and doubles as a kickstand. It’s as thin as a credit card […]
This upgraded version of the Cyberboard keyboard has a new RGB LED light grid with 256 brightness levels, a higher refresh rate, and bolder colors. It has a hot-swappable circuit set into a CNC-machined aluminum case. Choose from a psychedelic or Jet Black mirrored PVD finish. Key switches and caps sold separately.