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 new concept for United States currency to a desktop fist bumping device and more.

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

United States Dollar Redesign Proposal

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“Inspired by the Swiss Franc’s (CHF) ambitious redesign process (the currency is thoroughly redesigned every 20 years by way of contest) The goal was to develop a similar updated iconographic system better representing the advancements and culture within the American society.”

ALEX Bottle

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“ALEX unscrews in the middle for easy cleaning, compacts small for storage, holds 26oz and can be beautifully customized.”

APPS

Z Launcher

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“Throughout the day, Z Launcher is learning how you use your phone and promoting your favorite apps so you can get to them faster. The more you use it, the better it gets.”

Flic

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“Flic is an easy to use photo manager that lets you delete old pictures from your camera roll with the swipe of a finger. Save valuable time and free memory storage on your phone with Flic.

DIY

Schoolbus Conversion

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“The bus was purchased on Craigslist for $3000, and has had about $6000 in improvements. It’s not pocket change, but it’s less than a down payment on a home, and it’s less than I paid in tuition for my last semester of grad school.”

Desktop Fist Bumper

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“This simple device sits on your desk at work, ready to give you fist bumps throughout the day as you need them. A 3D printed “fist” is moved by a servo attached to a rack and pinion mechanism. An ultrasonic range finder detects when you place your hand near it, and an Arduino Uno controls it all.”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

Red: A Kubrick Supercut

“A supercut examining Stanley Kubrick’s use of the color red.”

World’s Tallest Roller Coaster POV

“New video featuring track layout and POV for Skyscraper – The world’s tallest roller coaster more than 500 feet tall at Skyplex in Orlando! Opening in 2017!”

And there you have it!

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