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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:

DESIGN
Black Punk Notebook – You are so punk rock. But not not really, because you don’t have the notebook to make it official. Yes, get the punk seal of approval from Lars with these notebooks sporting a matte black soft-touch hardcover, 192 pages of 90g premium blank paper, thread stitching and colored bands and edging. From notebook makers Nuuna for $21.

Tactical pen/stylus – And to fill those pages, how about a Tactical Pen with a stylus tip. How about a punch in the face? This pen is 5.7 inches of T6061 aircraft aluminum turned into a precision writing instrument. Black ink, 1.4 ounces and a cap the screws on to each end. Snag it on Amazon for $25 bones.

APPS
Little Outliner – Have a special place in your tentacle for text editors and lists? oO oO OOO!! Little Outliner is a pure, simple, powerful and easy outliner that runs in your broswer. Developed by the famous Dave Winer, it automatically saves text locally using HTML5. Useful for notetaking, presentations, writing, design or programming and absolutely free at littleoutliner.com.

Imagembed – If you think image use has gotten out of control and would like to make some cash for your eye for composition, a new app makes it simple. Imagembed, allows you to upload, share, trtack usage or set prices. People can use your image with attribution or pay for usage. Cool stuff for the creative at Imagebed.com.

DIY
Rocket Launcher – What you need is a good rocket launcher. Really? Yes. All those shoddy launchers that cost way to much are out. This instructable is in. It follows the National Association of Rocketry guidelines for an ignition launch controller, has a cool flip switch with backlit safety cover and runs on a 9V battery. Make your own in a couple hours for less than $15.

Flip-top Tool stand – If only I had a tool stand designed to hold two large shop tools. It’s possible with this other Instructable that takes you step-by-step through building such a contraption. It takes some work, but when you’re done, you’ll have a stand with a flip top to fasten a machine on each side.

ROCK AWESOMENESS
Invisible Book ends – They’re invisible! What? My nose hairs!? No, these book ends. Book ends you say? London-based design studio Paul Cocksedge is selling what you don’t see, but what it does. Holds a meter of books, keeping them perfectly angled to make your books the focal point. $76 at the Paul Cocksedge shop.

Robot Calendar – Is it too late in 2013 for a new calendar? NO. Especially if it’s a calendar of cool, robotic illustrations. High-quality paper stock and 12 months of vintage style robots silkscreened with a gorgeous color palette. From Under Consideration for $24.99.

What’s on cadjunkie?
Adam, what’s on cadjunkie?!This week brings us round two of our modo Studio Photography series where we start by taking a look at building our own material preset library. Of course we’re still rolling out the SolidWorks Surfacing Series where we’re building a jet engine-inspired subwoofer design. Get that membership now at cadjunkie.com.

What’s on Engineer vs Designer?
What’s on EngineerVsDesigner? Loads of cool interviews and this week we interview Elliot Blanchard, Founder of Invisible Light Network! Listen on iTunes or at EngineervsDesigner.com.

Ask SolidSmack
And there you have it! Send your cool tool finds to smoth@www.solidsmack.com, sign up for our newsletter there in the sidebar or ask us a question in the comments or via email about diy, design, tech or anything else. Smoth would love to help.

Author

Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.