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Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Coolbox is the ultimate techie toolbox

While there are many toolboxes on the market there isn’t one as tech savvy as the Coolbox Toolbox. This is a toolbox that you can not only carry around all your tools in but which also offers some unconventional features. [Image Courtesy of Coolbox] The Coolbox Toolbox features a whiteboard under the lid which is perfect for drawing plans or sketches or just writing down any measurements that you take. The toolbox also doubles up as a speaker as it has 40 watt marine grade Bluetooth speakers and you can pair your phone up to them and listen to music […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

You don’t need snow to sled with the sand toboggan

Sledding is a lot of fun but depending on where you live it’s a past time that not everyone can enjoy, unless there is an artificial snow slope nearby. Selling sledges can be tough too, as again, you need snow and the right terrain. KHW are one of the leaders in plastic toboggans and they have designed a sled that doesn’t need snow as it is a sand toboggan. [Image Courtesy of KHW] The sand toboggan made its debut at a stand at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair and to look at it, it doesn’t look anything out of the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Leatherman Tread offers 25 tools in a bracelet

So chances are you don’t carry your toolbox around with you all the time but there are times when having the odd tool at hand might come in very handy. If you’re the sort of person who could benefit from having a few tools on them at all times then you may want to look into the Leatherman Tread, a bracelet that features 25 tools in one – it may even be appealing to your fashion senses. [Image Courtesy of Leatherman] The Leatherman Tread doesn’t look out of place either, but it’s probably not the most stylish thing out there. However, it’s not intended to […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Huge underground bike park opening in Kentucky USA

If you are a fan of riding around dirt tracks and hills on a dirt bike then you will wish that you lived in Kentucky in the USA (if you already don’t of course). This is because 100 feet (or 10 storeys) below the ground in Kentucky in what used to be a limestone mine, the first underground bike park is being dug out and it is pretty damn huge. [Image Courtesy of Mega Underground Bike Park] The underground bike park spreads out over 320,000 square feet (29,729 square meters) and this means it is going to be three times the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Fan recreates working Homer Simpson electric hammer

If you are a fan of The Simpsons you may remember the episode where Homer Simpson is inspired by Thomas Edison to become an inventor. One of the things he tries to build is an electric hammer. Now, Simpson’s fan and laser weapon enthusiast Patrick Priebe has put his skills to use and made a working version of the Homer Simpson electric hammer. [Image Courtesy of Patrick Priebe] Priebe, who in the past has been famous on the internet for making all types of working laser gadgets, built the electric hammer from scratch using aluminium and an 18.5 volt 3,000mAh battery. […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

CocoJet 3D printer lets you print anything… with chocolate!

[Image Courtesy of 3D Systems] 3D printing has been making waves and storms in recent years with its applications in a broad range of engineering disciplines. But as well as engineering application it’s also seen a few uses in the culinary world and this latest one has to be the best;  3D Systems and The Hershey Company have created the CocoJet, a 3D printer that uses chocolate to create impossible geometries. There’s something for everyone with the choice of either white, milk or dark chocolate. The printer allows you to print shapes that would be extremely difficult if not impossible with […]