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 sleek and smart indoor air quality monitor and a completely new take on the foosball table to how to create your own guerrilla drive-in movie and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:




“Awair analyzes your indoor air quality in real time, learns your routines and can communicate with other home devices to help you achieve optimal air quality for your home or office.”

PURE Foosball Table


“The Pure is the modern vision of a classic foosball table. The rules, the game, and the fun remain the same, but it has now been transformed into an object that can be displayed in a living room or in the lobby of a contemporary hotel for instance. The foosball doesn’t have to be hidden in the basement anymore and it is no more just for gaming centers or coffee shops.”




“Lenka is a remarkably simple yet powerful, dedicated black & white camera app developed in France by world renowned photographer Kevin Abosch (kevinabosch.com) for professionals & amateurs alike, to create beautiful black & white photographs.”

Office Lens


“Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable. Office Lens can convert images to editable Word and PowerPoint files too.”


Guerrilla Drive-In Movie


“The mobile movie project has grown far beyond my wildest imagination. I watched as my hair-brained concept first evolved into something for friends to enjoy, and then quickly sparked an international movement. With humble intentions in saying so, now people from around the world are asking me how they can too start their own. Here we are and this is that.”

Electric Longboard with Smartphone Control


“So I thought I would stray a bit from multirotors for this post and write a log of how I built my electric longboard. It has been something I have wanted to get for a while now and with all the projects I have been doing on my CNC, I decided to build one myself.”


Wes Anderson’s The Shining

“I noticed how Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick frame their shots in a similar way – this was the result: ‘The Grand Overlook Hotel’!”

Timelapse Sisyphus 1

“Sand art by Bruce Shapiro.”

And there you have it!

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