Cooler Worklights

A new generation of lighting has taken over the workshop. The days of white-hot halogen work lamps are numbered. LED lamps are now affordable! For years the 500 watt T3 halogen bulb has been the heart of worklights. But the heat produced by these monsters can burn skin and melt nearby work surfaces. Handling these …

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USB Power in the Car

It's easy to hardwire auto and motorcycle accessories with a handy 12 volt to USB cable. Instead of screwing around with cigarette lighter adapters pick up one of these special cables that drop the line voltage down to the standard USB output of 5 volts. USB Vehicle Cable Nowadays most everything we own can be …

Round Peg in a Square Hole?

Finally. The square rubber band has become a reality.   Japanese firm Nendo has introduced a new line of stationary accessories. The products are called "by | n" whatever the hell that means. More

Some Disassembly, Inspired.

Do you love to look at exploded views? So does Todd McLellan. The Toronto-based photographer disassembles common household objects and arranges all the parts neatly to photographs them. Then he "explodes" them into the air. These images capture the minutiae in a truly exploding view. A toaster, a lawn mower, a Blackberry– they all give up their …

Gifts for Gearheads

"Thanks, mom. No... it's great. I love NASCAR. Really." Yes, some of our favorite gadgets are related to our beloved automobiles. And our friends and family that don't quite share that infatuation have a hard time understanding it. Especially when it's gift-giving time. We've all been there. Hopefully we can help you avoid those uncomfortable …

Easy Up for the Artistic

Here's a temporary shelter that will truly impress your friends and express your inner designer. The BAFF Pavillion is the product of YWD Designs and at first appears to be rather baffling. The modular structure can assume a variety of shapes and provides shade with a series of interconnected bubbles. Can a stop-action animation be …