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 lamp inspired by “an old headlight found around the workshop” and a vintage racing-inspired motorcycle to a quick and easy way to make a pour-over coffee maker, how to add Star Wars movie FX directly from your iPhone, an impressive new video from Red Bull, and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

Lampster

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“It all started from some old headlight we had around the workshop. We wanted to give them some use, and make something funny to have around the house; not some dull ugly lamp. So after many sketches we came up with the Lampster! The shape is one of power and confidence, and being with colors and like some kind of a robot; makes it really fun to have around the house…”

RSD Wasp Motorcycle

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“The ‘RSD Wasp’, is our fifth Yamaha collaboration and is a throughbred concept with more than a hint of legend Kenny Roberts in its design. We embraced the ‘Faster Sons’ philosophy of classic timeless style blended with cutting edge Yamaha technology and added a third element, infusing Yamaha’s racing pedigree into the mix…”

APPS

The Room Three

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“Welcome to The Room Three, a physical puzzle game within a beautifully tactile world.
Lured to a remote island, you must draw upon all your puzzle-solving ability to navigate a series of trials devised by a mysterious figure known only as ‘The Craftsman’…”

Action Movie FX | Star Wars

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“ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX to iPhone and iPad movies that YOU shoot! And now you can use Apple Watch with Action Movie FX to direct and STAR in your own films…”

DIY

Pour-Over Coffee Maker

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“I used 3/8″ pipes and fittings from the plumbing department at my local Home Depot. The straight pipes, T-fittings, 90 degree elbows and couplings are all standard. The nuts are standard as well, but I’ve been to a few Home Depots that don’t have them in stock. If you have a hard time finding the nuts, you can always order them from McMasters…”

Wood Hot Wheels Track

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“This is a simple Hot Wheels/Matchbox car track I made out of some wood scraps for my son who has recently started to show an interest in them. We really wanted to make our own track, but weren’t happy with the cardboard versions we made. Being one that likes to take a simple thing and really dig in, inspiration hit while cleaning out my garage…”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

Kaleidoscope: See Things Differently

“Kriss Kyle is widely regarded as one of the most unique and creative BMX riders of his generation, and Kaleidoscope is his most ambitious project to date. This film sees the young Scot perform a number of world’s first tricks, in an ever-changing environment that isn’t quite what it seems leading to a ground-breaking BMX film…”

Finding Dory Trailer

“Everyone’s favorite forgetful fish is back! Check out this exclusive first look at the much-anticipated film…”

And there you have it!

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