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 collection of flying cars, an R2-D2-inspired airplane, how to make a droid for just $20, the coolest nature video ever and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Flying Cars by Sylvain VIAU


“Citroen cars are famous for their very smooth handling and hydraulic suspension system. They are usually nicknamed ‘flying carpet’. This is my own flying carpet after little custom works, a Cx Gti Turbo produced in 1984! Much more comfortable like this! Then I pushed the idea with other cars, and it’s still working.”

ANA R2-D2 Jet Design


“Taking off in autumn 2015 on our newest 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the ”R2-D2 Jet” will spread its wings worldwide. ”




“Infinit is the easiest app for sending photos and videos to your friends; and transferring files between your phone and computer.”

Storm by Weather Underground


“Keep your eye on the sky with Storm by Weather Underground. High definition radar, advanced storm cell tracking and real-time severe weather alerts make this the best app to have by your side when a front is closing in.”


$20 Droid


“Building your own R2-D2-style astromech droid can get very expensive very fast and very complex to construct. I challenged myself to come up with a way to construct an astromech style droid that is both relatively cheap to build and you do not have to own a machine shop to construct. “

Outdoor Wood+Concrete Kitchen Island


“This outdoor kitchen island was designed to be used as a food preparation station next to the grill. Because the island was planned as an outdoor piece, I used cedar lumber and stainless steel screws…”


The Coolest Nature Video Ever

“Slow-motion nature footage set to a soundtrack by Karen O.”

Kite Fight

“After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely escape from on-the-ground realities—it’s a venue for battle, with the entire sky as the arena.”

And there you have it!

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