Blog Profile / The Awesomer


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Archived Since:April 29, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Driven: Porsche California Outlaw

Our friends at DriveWithDave took a Porsche Outlaw for a spin. Incredible sheet metal transform a Porsche C coupe into an open speedster, with a 2.2 liter 6-cylinder 911 motor, giving it gobs of grunt and the exhaust note Porsches are known for.

Musical Improv Robot

Engineers from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology developed a robotic marimba player who “listens” to live music then provides improvised accompaniment via artificial intelligence algorithms. Listen to more smooth robojams here and here.

Working LEGO Piranha Plant

Fans of Super Mario Bros. will immediately recognize this obnoxious bit of vegetation as a Piranha Plant. Jason from JK Brickworks brought the creature to life in mechanized LEGO form, complete with a motor drive to pop the plant up and down from a pipe as it chomps its jaws.

Tanner Goods Tekio Modular Shelves

Beautiful and versatile flat-pack shelves made out of aluminum and either oak or walnut. Tekio is available in different configurations and look organic whether solo or with multiple units side-by-side.

The World of Ralph Bakshi

(PG-13, Flashing images) “It’s a messy, crude world. And sometimes the best way to show that is to be just as messy and just as crude.” The Royal Ocean Film Society tries to contextualize the work of the controversial animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi.

Keypack Carbon Fiber Key Holder

A cool spin on Swiss Army style key organizers, this one is made from durable, lightweight carbon fiber. It provides quick and easy access, and includes all the screws and spacers needed to handle between 1 and 16 flat keys. Also doubles as a stand for smartphones.

The Basics of Car Chase Scenes

The Fast & Furious series banks on beautiful cars, beautiful people and beautiful stunts. But it wouldn’t be around if its filmmakers didn’t nail the basics of car chase scenes, which mainly involve giving viewers a consistent direction to contextualize the action.

Deadpool Caesar Bust

Looking for something to go along with your marble columns? Class up the joint with this 7? tall mini-bust of the Merc with a Mouth, donning a Romanesque robe, and wearing a gilded laurel wreath in his hair. Brutus wouldn’t dare try anything with those katanas in place.

Drake: More Life

“If someone should come collecting sooner than we’re all expecting, at least the life you lived was one for you.” Drizzy continues to dip into dancehall and grime in his latest album, though he’s still moping and boasting with other rappers.

Snapmaker 3D Printer

A bargain-priced, compact 3D printer made primarily from sturdy metal components. It not only can print PLA, PVA, ABS and Nylon, but offers modules for carving and laser engraving. Our main concern is the lack of an enclosure for containing noise, odors, and debris.

Honest Grocery Store Commercial

“Go ahead and buy sweet and succulent tree fetuses. They’re just gonna rot on your counter anyway.” Cracked and Roger the educational Satan are back to explain how groceries use psychology and statistics to make us spend and eat mor...

Koka’s Beat Machines

Artist and musician Koka Nikoladze builds electromechanical objects which act like analog drum machines, producing unusual beats using bits and pieces of household objects and hardware to produce their rhythms. Be sure to check out Beat Machines No. 2 and No. 3.

Nebo Lil Larry LED Light

Rather than casting a sharp and focused beam, the Nebo Lil Larry is designed to work like a pocket-sized lantern, projecting a wide and super bright 250-lumen flood of light. It’s water and impact resistant, has a red emergency mode, and a magnetic end. Want even more light? Check out the Big Larry.

The Automated Economy & Basic Income

The robots are here to take our jobs. Fortunately, money is on our side: businesses can’t thrive on unemployed customers. That’s where basic income comes in. Unless of course the rich figure out how to stay rich by catering only to each other and their robots.

Camtrax Hatchet/Saw/Hammer

The perfect multipurpose tool for yard work and outdoor living. This 3-in-1 tool combines an axe, a 7? serrated blade folding saw, and a hammer. The 12? tool is made from titanium stainless steel, and has a sturdy glass-filled nylon handle. The included sheath also packs a bottle opener.

Deal: Gekkopod Smartphone Mount

A versatile mount for snapping photos with your smartphone. Its bendy design lets you not only use it like a small tripod, but wrap it around objects, turning branches, handlebars, posts, and more into mounting positions. Comes in black or glow-in-the-dark green.

Ocarina of Home

Sufficiently Advanced maker Allen Pan’s latest geeky invention is a home automation system inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Using a Raspberry Pi and Wi-Fi modules, he’s able to activate various gadgets and appliances by playing the ocarina songs.

Sobro Cooler Coffee Table

A coffee table with a built-in cooler. The Sobro’s refrigerator drawer stores up to 24 bottles. It also has a tempered glass top, two small storage drawers, a 15W Bluetooth speaker, LED accent light, two USB charging ports and two outlets.

NERF John Wick

Corridor pokes fun at the action and gunplay from the John Wick saga, replacing his Heckler & Kochs and Glocks with NERF blasters, and bullets with foam darts. It’s a little slow at the start, but once the action and stunts gets going, it’s good fun.

Red Baraat Live

NPR Music recently hosted what it dubbed “the best party band in [recent] years.” Brooklyn-based Red Baraat effortlessly combines Bhangra, rock, funk, jazz and more to make people sweat. They mostly played songs from their upcoming album Bhangra Pirates.

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