Brought to you this week by Smoth Mealer’s mystery corn wrapped in a moist towelette topped with green peanut brittle, be sure to check out the all new episode of Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff! By the way, we love our SolidSmack readers! Have something cool you’ve come across and want to share it on SolidSmack? Don’t hide it in your neck skin! Send it on in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kick it!
The SolidSmack Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff is GO. This short video features some of the coolest finds we’ve discovered on the web this week.
This week we look at:
Iota Playing Card Set – DESIGN
If you’ve been meaning to refresh those playing cards for Poker Night, consider this Iota Playing Card set from accomplished graphic designer Joe Doucet. Yes, Joe strips away the jumbled artwork seen in more traditional card sets in favor of an ultra-minimalist theme worthy of showing off to all your poker Flbuddies. Very cool and only $12 bucks at Module-R.com.
4 Ever Pininfarina Cambiano Pen – Tired of refilling your pens all the time? YES! The new 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano pen is the new inkless pen that is claiming to last FOREVER without needing an ink refill. Yes the company that is traditionally known for making Ferraris even more expensive than they already are has just announced a pen to come out later this year that features an ethergraph tip that never needs to be refilled or sharpened. No word yet on the price but we’ll stick with our Bic Pens for now.
Floculus Bird – After earning more than $50K a day from in-game advertising revenue, game creator Dong Nguyen announced that he would be taking the game down after receiving boatloads of hate mail. Well, the game lives on in ‘Floculus Bird’ for those with an Oculus Rift headset. The Flappy Birds spinoff puts you in the drivers seat for a literal first-person ‘Birds-Eye View’ of flapping through the Mario-esque pipes. Check it out at HoldenLink.com.
SketchDeck – SketchDeck is the new US and UK slideshow design surface that translates basic sketches into professional slideshows within 24 hours for $5/slide. Yes this iPad app features a basic touchscreen painting program that organizes rough ideas to be sent off to the SketchDeck server. If you’re somebody on the go with little time to create drool-worthy presentations…might be worth a look! Check it out at SketchDeck.com.
ANICE Stool – The ANICE stool is a stool that you can make out of just about…well, EVERYTHING! Yes this free STL file from designer Arthur Schmitt is a 3D-printed core that allows a user to choose the material of choice for the seat of the stool that can be formed in a 5 gallon bucket then attached to three wooden rods. For $5, worth a shot. Check it out at ArthurSchmitt.com
Remix Screwdriver – Been wondering what to do with all those random screwdriver bits floating around the bottom of your toolbox? Well, while you have the 3D printer hot and running, consider this ‘Remix Screwdriver Handle’ from Thingiverse user MH2014. Yep…puts a quick and easy handle on those spare bits saving you a trip to the local hardware store. Check it out at Thingiverse.com.
Women’s Curling Wildlife Commentary – Well, if you haven’t had a chance to catch some of the Winter Olympics action from Sochi this year, be sure to check out this video of wildlife narrator Sir David Attenborough narrating a women’s curling event. Yes the BBC narrator known for nature documentaries takes a humorous—and interesting—-stab at one of the more fascinating events of the Winter Olympics. Check it out at LiveLeak.com.
Nerf Cam ECS 12 – And finally, if you ever wanted to record your epic NERF Gun/Battle Fort fights, the new NERF CAM ECS-12 is for you. Yes this new NERF gun that was unveiled at the NYC Toy Fair this past week features an onboard camera and voice recorder for recording those epic play-shootouts GOPRO-style. Keep an eye out for it’s release at Hasbro.com.
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