Ben Tardif’s Marble Mountain may have taken him more than three years to create, but we say it’s 1,095 plus days well spent. This kinetic sculpture sends marbles on an endless loop through 25 different environments with winding roads, tiny staircases and ski ramps.
Cameron Sun of Cam’s Creations enlisted freerunner Omar Zaki to star in his latest short. Power Ranger Parkour follows Zaki freerun around town while wearing a Red Power Ranger outfit. His jumps, flips and spins are on point, but we’re not sure about his fighting skills though.
If you’re wondering what to do with all those AOL discs you received in the 90s which you kept, this would be it. Builder Steve Twydell of Templeboy Turnings in Sligo Ireland glued together a stack of compact discs to a block of wood, then transformed the resulting piece into a unique goblet. We really enjoyed watching this drinking cup take shape as it spun on the lathe.
Summer is just around the corner, which means grilling season is almost here. And to help you build up the anticipation, YouTuber Miniature Space shows us how to grill tiny steaks, medium rare of course. The pieces of meat might be small, but they still made our mouths water.
Off road adventure is once again improved with a new device built by Jack Skopinski. The EV4 Off-Road Rollerblades is an electric rollerblade featuring rubber tracks, two small motors powered by an 11-pound battery. These blades can propel you up to 9 MPH for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
Tetotetote, an organization highlighting the arts and crafts of Sendai, Japan documents how Yasuo Okazaki turns solid blocks of wood into Kokeshi dolls. Kokeshi dolls or Japanese dolls are handmade wooden figurines with an enlarged head and cylindrical body said to have been made as souvenirs to sell to people visiting hot sprins in Northern Japan.
Ever wonder what happens to your skin and hair during a session of laser hair removal? The folks at YouTube channel Veritasium went to a local beauty salon to film what happens to your body when zapped with laser, all while using a super slow motion camera. Check out the full video to learn more about the science behind laser hair removal.
Developed by Evil Mad Scientist and Lindsay Wilson, the AxiDraw is a plug-and-play drawing machine that can precisely draw anything on almost any flat surface. Even better, it can use most makers, pens and pencils to create a handmade look with accuracy and consistency.
If a sling isn’t your thing, but need a hunting tool slightly easier to wield, Primitive Technology shows us how to craft a bow and arrow using only primitive materials. The bow and arrows are made from a tree cut and split using a stone axe and chisel, and the string from the bark of a fibrous tree.
Artisans in Mexico show us how they create a multi-colored glass pitcher by hand. Glass blowing is truly mesmerizing and satisfying to watch. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, but one false move and the artist has to start over from scratch.