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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:
High and Dry Dish Rack – Is your current dish rack an eyesore on your counter? Spruce up your dish-drying with the High and Dry by Black+Blum. This clever dish rack features a wave-like structure and a flip-up drainage spout inspired by modern architectural structures. Get it on Amazon for $45.
‘Smart’ Luggage Tags – British Airways has teamed up with Designworks design firm to develop the first ‘Smart’ luggage tags that will be compatible with smartphones. Rumored to be using Bluetooth, the tags will allow passengers to use the British Airways app to update tag information once they check-in online. The tags will dramatically cut down baggage check-in time making sure you can get to the terminal and enjoy your tea and crumpets even sooner. Keep an eye out for it from British Airways.
Morning for iPad – Morning for iPad is the new bedside/breakfast table app that makes sure you get your day off on the right foot. Featuring a customizable dashboard, a user can sync their todo lists, calendars, weather, stocks, traffic info, and news stories all to one screen with a slick and clean interface. Get it in the iTunes store for $3.
Bike Doctor – Bike Doctor is the new app for iOS and Android that puts a ‘Bike Mechanic in Your Pocket’. Yes, the Bike Doctor app aims to save you a few trips and even a few dollars from your local bike store. Featuring over 42 guides for common bike maintenance including adjusting and replacing breaks, lubricating a chain, adjusting your headset or adjusting your gears. Get it for iOS or Android for $5
Kegerator – Are you tired of buying bottles and cans but love to drink beer? Well look no further than this Kegerator instructable by Instructables user Tom Hargrave. This step-by-step guide guides you through how to convert a compact refrigerator into your own personal tap station for that upcoming 4th of July BBQ. Check it out on Instructables.
Japanese Tool Box – This Japanese Toolbox Project from MAKE is the perfect project for getting your shop or closet organized. Featuring a simple minimalist design, the box can be easily customized to fit whatever you need to throw in it for just a few bucks. Check it out at Makezine.com
3D Printed Squirt Gun – Is there anything better than a squirt gun fight on a hot July afternoon? Umm… YES! a ‘3D PRINTED’ SQUIRT GUN fight! Thingiverse user Davr has uploaded what will surely be the coolest squirt gun of them all at your next squirt gun fight either at home or in the office. Check it out at Thingiverse.com
The Lego Movie! – And finally, LEGO! The Movie! Yes folks, you heard that right. Lego is unleashing their block-building wrath with their first feature-length film featuring a cast of pretty much every Lego man and woman ever built. Set to release in 2014, you can get a sneak peak on YouTube now. Go check it out!
What’s on cadjunkie?
We’re currently working on an interactive iBook to go along with our SolidWorks 101 series. Featuring interactive models, step-by-step instructions, and over 30 video lessons, this is going to rock so hard. Keep an eye out for it and be sure to get a free membership over at cadjunkie.com
What’s on Engineer vs Designer?
What’s on EngineerVsDesigner? This week we talked with GrabCAD CEO Hardi Maybaum and Director of Mechanical Design Products at Autodesk Prabakar Murugappan about the new partnership between Autodesk and GrabCAD. Check it out on iTunes or EngineerVsDesigner.com
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