It’s official, the LEGO Group has unveiled their new International Space Station (21321) set, which comes packed with authentic details as part of its 10-year celebration of the Ideas program. This set is actually based on a concept from a LEGO fan, and contains 864 pieces, including the iconic space station itself, NASA space shuttle, three mini cargo spacecrafts, as well as two astronaut microfigures. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Case modder extraordinaire Josh Kroger on Reddit used an actual bourbon barrel for his latest computer build, and it just might be the classiest one yet. To make this happen, the barrel was first disassembled, the sides of the staves shaved to flatten them out to use as side panels, and then the metal straps recycled as accent pieces, that’s not to mention the countless hours of sawing as well as hand filing to get the wooden parts to fit perfectly together. Read more to see the entire build process and for additional information.
Today, Ben & Jerry’s officially announced it’s releasing a new flavor, Netflix & Chill’d, and it’s going to be peanut butter flavored with real fudge brownies and salty pretzel bits inside. To celebrate the partnership with the video streaming platform, Ben & Jerry’s said that it plans to release the flavor worldwide to over 20 different countries, a first in the brand’s history. Read more for an early taste test video and additional information.
British inventor Richard Browning founded Gravity Industries Ltd back in March 2017, and debuted the Daedalus Mark 1, a jet pack that uses several miniature jet engines to achieve vertical flight. Each of the kerosene-powered engines are rated at 22 kg of thrust, and you use your arms to control the direction and speed of the flight. Read more to see what it’s like to fly using this amazing suit.
The US Navy has the twelve largest nuclear-powered fleet carriers in the world, capable of transporting around 80 fighter jets each; the total combined deck space is more than twice that of all other nations combined. In addition to the aircraft carrier fleet, they also have nine amphibious assault carriers that are used for carrying up to 20 F-35B Lightning II V/STOL fighter aircraft, as well as helicopters, and are similar in size to medium-sized fleet carriers, giving the United States 32 total active service carriers. Read more to see the precision required to land an aircraft on one of these warships.
There’s the latest Korg ARP 2600 FS synthesizer, and then this one by Sam Battle, made from an old SEGA Genesis. Put simply, the game console was mounted to a metal sheet drilled with holes for potentiometers, or what one uses to adjust the parameters. Mounted out back are Arduino Nanos processors that run custom code, along with multiplexers connected to the buttons and dials out front. Yes, even the cartridge slotted into the console is a custom MIDI interface. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple has offered free charging case engraving for AirPods since March 2019, but this is the first time emojis have been an option through the company’s own store. Yes, that’s right, you can even choose the poop emoji if you should so desire. Other emoji options include: a ghost, Space Invaders crab, cat, alien, dragon, monkey and much more. It’s also an option for those interested in picking up the AirPods Pro. Read more for three videos showing custom AirPods you won’t be able to buy anywhere.
It’s not everyday that you get to witness the filming of a blockbuster film in person, much less see the main star in one of its most iconic scenes. That’s exactly what this smartphone user got to experience from a window overlooking these stairs, which connect New York’s Bronx Shakespeare and Anderson avenues at West 167th Street. Read more for the clip and the original scene.
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Astrophysicist Ronald Mallett has dedicated much of his adult life to the notion that time travel is possible, and so far, he’s come up with the scientific equations and principles upon which he says a real-life time machine could be created. When he was just age 10, his father died suddenly, of a heart attack, and that event changed the track of his life forever. Read more for a video and additional information.
Technically speaking, AC power plugs and sockets connect electric equipment to the alternating current (AC) power supply in buildings and other structures. As many already know from their travels, electrical plugs and sockets vary in voltage as well as current rating, shape, size, and connector type. This person decided to install a fake outlet that conceals a tiny apartment. Read more for a short video tour and additional information.