With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you.

This week we saw everything from a whale tail-inspired shower squeegee to perhaps the best weather app ever conceived and…a mom that drifts in her minivan (??!!)

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Splash Whale Tail Squeegee


“A whale’s tail! Wipes water splashes from windows and glass doors. Useful in the kitchen or bathroom.”

Real Boy Pins


“It’s just as well these little guys lie so much, because it means you can use their noses to decorate your walls and hold your stuff to pinboards.”


Funny or Die Weather App (Free)


“The Funny Or Die Weather app is here! From our award-winning weather department comes a new app that blows the doors off your stupid, boring, old weather app. Follow the most trusted name in meteorology, Funny Or Die, as we guide you through the uncertain world of changing weather.”

Be My Eyes (Free)


“Be the eyes for a blind person in need of help remotely through a live video connection if you are sighted or be assisted by the network of sighted users if you are blind.”


Arduino CNC


“This project was for ‘Creative Electronics’, a Beng Electronics Engineering 4th year module at the University of Málaga, School of Telecommunications.”

Mason Jar 6-Light Edison Bulb Lamp


“The real star (and cost) of this project are the six 40w Edison bulbs. These bulbs are expensive, inefficient, and beautiful. Since most of the house is on florescent or LED bulbs, I figured I was entitled to a little luxury.”


Roommate Wanted – Dead or Alive

“A struggling medical student gets way more than he bargained for when his new roommate moves in. Can they find a way to share their living space … when one of them is a zombie!?”

Mom Drifts in a 550 HP Minivan

YouTube video

“This is what happens when you take a 550 HP engine and put it in a minivan.”

And there you have it!

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