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The Book of Boba Fett Cello Cover

Link Between the excellent theme music for The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Ludwig Göransson is setting himself as the Star Wars franchise’s new go-to composer. Sit back and enjoy this great cover of the Boba Fett theme … Continue reading

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Stormtrooper Bookends

 | Buy If there’s one thing we know about Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars, it’s that they’re not very good at their jobs. Perhaps they’d be better at holding up your books instead of defending the Empire. This pair of resin … Continue reading

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Knipex Cobra XS Mini Pliers

 | Buy | Link Made in Germany, these 4″ long slip-joint pliers Knipex are small enough to carry in your pants pocket but strong enough for serious work in the field. They offer one-handed adjustment and lock firmly onto pipes, nuts, and other … Continue reading

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Working Halo Rail Gun

Link Inspired by Halo Infinite, Charles from Hacksmith Industries was enlisted to build a weapon that looks like the game’s MA5 assault rifle. Their real-world version uses electromagnetic coils to accelerate and launch projectiles, much like the U.S. Navy’s railgun … Continue reading

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Cloudnola Flipping Out Clock

 | Buy A more compact version of Cloudnola’s flip clock. Like the TextTime, it tells time using words instead of numbers. The battery-operated clock can sit on a tabletop or be wall-mounted. It’s available in white-on-black or black-on-white with a red … Continue reading

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Speech-to-Text Real-Time Display

Link Wearing a mask is one of the most important things we can do during the pandemic. But we never really thought about how that might impact those who rely on lip reading. Programmer Kevin Lewis came up with a … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Star Trek Warp Jumps

Link Star Trek’s starships have been warping through space since The Original Series debuted back in 1966. John DiMarco put together this compilation that shows how warp speed jumps have changed over the years, starting with the 1979 release of … Continue reading

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Metal UFO Fidget Spinner

 | Buy This awesome metal spinner toy from MCZHI Manufacturing looks like a spaceship out of 1950s science fiction. They come in stainless steel or titanium and can be equipped with glowing tritium tubes for an added effect. The small model … Continue reading

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DWARF II Smart Telescope

 | Pledge TinyScope’s digital telescope can capture images of the stars, moon, and planets using periscopic telephoto optics. It has an 8.4 MP Sony low-light image sensor, pan and tilt motors, object tracking, auto-focus, and IR/ND/UHC filters. It can also capture … Continue reading

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Teenage Engineering Computer 1 Case

 | Buy | Link Synthesizer maker Teenage Engineering applies their stripped-down aesthetic to a small form factor PC case. The orange sheet metal kit comes flat-packed for easy assembly and has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, an SFX power supply, and a dual-slot … Continue reading

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