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 new (and more immersive) way to experience Google Street View, a handy video app that makes your videos look like they were filmed in 1984, a perfect DIY costume for designers and architects, the world’s first triple front flip on a bicycle, and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

Disney + Open Bionics

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“Now kids can get excited about their prosthetics. They won’t have to do boring physical therapy, they’ll train to become heroes. They’re not just getting medical devices, they’re getting bionic hands inspired by their favorite characters. The Walt Disney Company is generously donating the time of its creative teams and providing royalty free licenses. More designs coming soon!”

The Monti Taste Collection

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“The Monti Taste Collection glasses cater to the burgeoning craft beer market and holds each of your favorite bottles of beer perfectly. The Monti Taste Collection set includes four (4) glasses specifically designed for IPA, Pilsner, Pint (16-ounce) and 12-ounce brews…”

APPS

Google Street View for Cardboard

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“…Finally, to help bring you to more places, you can now explore Google Street View in Cardboard. So, download the updated Google Street View app for Android or iOS, and grab your Cardboard to immerse yourself in destinations around the world…”

VHS Camcorder

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“It’s 1985, and you just got a new camcorder! It’ll look that way when you record and send lots of old, messed up-looking videos to your friends. They’ll swear you invented a time machine: “OMG, how’d you shoot that?”

DIY

Buckmonster Fuller Costume

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“Buckminster Fuller is one of my heroes. It seemed only right that I should make a silly pun on his name and turn him into my own Halloween costume hybrid, BuckMonster Fuller…”

DIY Speaker Build

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“In this tutorial I’m making a set of stereo speakers to look like vintage guitar amps. I show you how to wrap the speakers with vinyl tolex, stretch the grill cloth and use corner protectors for a classic guitar amp vibe…”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

Star Wars Battlefront Multiplayer Gameplay

“In Star Wars™ Battlefront™ you can battle in epic 40 multiplayer battles reminiscent of The Battle of Hoth. As the Empire, you must accompany AT-AT walkers as they march towards the Rebel base to destroy it. And as a Rebel, you must do everything you can to stop them (Release Date: 11/17/15)…”

World First BMX Triple Front Flip

“That was insane.”

And there you have it!

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