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 an update to the popular Leveraxe, a Star Wars-inspired nut cracker for all of your nut cracking needs, a handy PDF signing app, the latest trailer for The Martian and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Star Wars Tie Fighter Nut Cracker


“Place the nut in the centre and twist the wings to crack it open…”

New Leveraxe – The Smart Axe


“The oldest tool known to mankind – reimagined, reinvented, reborn…”


Genius Sign


“Have you ever printed a contract you received by email, just to sign it and scan it before sending it back? Well, Genius Sign is now going to save you a lot of time, trouble, and paper…”



“Workflow is your personal automation tool, enabling you to drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch…”


Shark Dinosaur Monster Moleskine Holder


“This tutorial shows you how to transform your Moleskine into some sort of a shark dinosaur monster. The design for this was done in Fusion 360 and the parts were printed on an Ultimaker 2…”

Cross Tenon Coat Rack


“This project explores the possibilities presented by 3d printing to advance traditional joinery techniques beyond what is possible to do in wood alone…”


Mad Max Fury Road GoKart Paintball War

YouTube video

“This video could not have happened without all my amazing friends who spent two days camping on location, and so much was sacrificed by so many people to make this happen, so many I can’t even begin to list…”

Quentin Tarantino’s The Martian Official Trailer II

YouTube video

“During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive…”

And there you have it!

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