Inspired by the classic look of a Rubik’s Cube, Instructables user blueboxes has created a step-by-step guide for building your very own mini light cube, a wood and acrylic cube that glows along all the seams between the smaller cubes.
Because nothing says fun in the sun like a giant space station designed to obliterate planets with a single blast of its superlaser, NINOSTAR is selling this 6-foot diameter Death Star beach ball on Amazon (affiliate link) for $75.
Summer is coming, and you know what that means – I guess the opposite of whatever they meant in Game of Thrones. And what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a massive 32′ x 16′ x 4’4″ above-ground pool?
Incense: if I burn enough of it at once it helps hide the fact that I haven’t taken the trash out in a while. And what cooler way to burn incense than inside a rocketship? Instructables user nomadecraftsanddreams created these detailed instructions for how to construct your very own leather rocket backflow incense burner.
How do you get your kids to eat their eggs? Simple — scramble them. Kids love scrambled eggs. Or is that me? More of a hard-boiled fan? Enter the EGG-A-MATIC t-rex skull egg mold (affiliate link) from Fred.
Crafted by Martin’s Chocolatier of the UK, this $20 Chocolate Planets gift set (affiliate link) includes nine different chocolate truffles, each representing a planet in our solar system, plus the Sun. Personally, I would have forgone the Sun and included Pluto instead, but they surprisingly didn’t ask my opinion before bringing the product to market.
What better way to let everybody know who rules the pool than with a Pool Punisher (affiliate link), an inflatable pool float that looks like a tank and has an integrated pump-style water cannon that can shoot up to 50-feet.
SNACTIV is a gadget consisting of a small pair of chopsticks that sit above your index and middle fingers, allowing you to grab chips or Cheetos, or any other small snack without getting your fingers dirty.
Cleverly shaped like the sort of closed-circuit surveillance camera you might see on the side of a building, Instructables user JoopB1 has outlined step-by-step instructions for how to build your own fake security camera birdhouse out of scrap wood (in this case leftover 12mm plywood, but the dimensions can be adjusted for almost any thickness plywood).
Just when I thought you couldn’t make beer can chicken any better, Etsy seller Tom’s RiDICKulous Things (real mature, Tom!) starts manufacturing these motorcycle beer can chicken holders. I can already close my eyes and sense the jealousy of all my friends when I lift the grill lid and they see this easy rider.
Pizza: like never getting out of bed before noon, it’s a way of life. And what better way to celebrate that way of life than constructing your own giant dripping cheese pizza slice table and then eating pizza on it?!
Because one can never have too much whimsy, Taiwanese carpenter and automata maker Chi-Chun Yin constructed the ‘Ark III’, a wooden submarine automata crewed by a bunch of different animals. With a turn of a crank (cleverly doubling as the sub’s propeller), the entire crew is brought to life.
Remember the first time you saw Jaws? How long did it take before you felt safe going back to the beach? Because I saw it thirty years ago and still haven’t been back. Enter the whimsical shark desk from Cilek, a much less menacing-looking shark than Bruce (the shark from Jaws, named by Steven Spielberg after his lawyer, Bruce Ramer).
Currently on display at the Nina Mall in Hong Kong, China, what you’re about to witness is the construction of the Guinness World Record holder for the largest Rubik’s Cube, measuring a very respectable 2.503 m x 2.505 m x 2.502 m – or about 27 square feet.
The great outdoors: it comes with a lot of bugs. And what if you don’t like those bugs? Enter the WalkingPod Mesh personal anti-insect tent, a wearable fine-gauge mesh tent that prevents pesky bugs from getting too close.
Sandwiches: what would I do without them? Probably starve, or at least go hungry for lunch. Well, now mechanical engineer Yuto Kuroki of Meiji University in Tokyo has made the entire sandwich-making process easier, thanks to a 3D printer that’s been modded into a 3-axis robotic manipulator.