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Tablets and smartphones are technical wonders that have completely transformed our social scene. They entertain, allow you to work from anywhere, and keep you in touch with coworkers, family, and friends. You can turn your phone into an art canvas, recipe manager, mobile movie theater, workstation, and more with the appropriate mobile apps. Unfortunately, installing…

Everyone adores freebies and gets excited whenever they learn that someone is offering something as valuable as free coffee cups. As customers tell others where they got the coffee cups containing all the useless plastic items from your competitors’ displays, your company’s display will be crowded. Nobody will even notice even if the same key…

black and silver laptop computer on brown wooden table

Video chat apps are proving to be indispensable tools for any type of business. A video chat app helps connect and network individuals on a larger scale than the standard chat rooms. These kinds of apps provide a wide array of advantages for businesses, from being more engaging than audio conferencing to providing more structure…

person showing black low-top sneakers

Sneaker copping is a practice of purchasing highly valuable or limited-edition sneakers, usually in high quantities, and at the time they drop. A drop is a limited release of sneakers, people that chase drops are called sneakerheads. They consistently outperform ordinary buyers, and most of us have been in situations when the sneakers we were…

white ceramic sink with stainless steel faucet

How are modern sinks different? Which models are suitable for compact, and which ones are suitable for spacious bathrooms? How do you connect a sink yourself? What is the most practical and dependable method of installing a washbasin? When choosing a sink, it is important to understand its exact dimensions and the desired configuration. The…

person holding DSLR camera

When it comes to product release, video production is one of the crucial things to make it successful. Whether these are games, movies, trailers, or other kinds of videos, visual content helps reveal its best sides to the audience. That’s why animated video production is essential for companies and their products. When we want to…

woman in black long sleeve shirt using macbook pro

Creating a modern software system is a very laborious task: the typical size of the software exceeds hundreds of thousands of operators. To effectively create such software products, a specialist must have an understanding of the methods of analysis, design, implementation, and testing of software systems. It is also important to understand existing approaches and…

propane tank grill

It’s still pretty chilly outside during this time of year, so why not heat things up with some barbecue? YouTube channel Totally Handy found a nifty method of turning an old propane tank into a portable grill. All you need is some paint stripper, a good rotary tool, and a little imagination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTqj2e6s_iE&ab_channel=TotallyHandy Before the…

steel bluing

If you want to make your steel projects stand out, you might consider bluing them. “Bluing” – the process by which steel is darkened – is more than a way of coloring metal. It also protects the steel, preventing it from oxidizing and rusting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sty5upsadY&ab_channel=mymechanicsinsights Swiss YouTuber My Mechanics Insights shows the two methods he…

lego wrapping factory

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start leveling your gift wrapping skills for this year! You could improve your hand wrapping by watching a 5-minute video tutorial, or you could splurge on LEGO Technic pieces and make your own gift wrapping machine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW0lTxCEEcI&ab_channel=TheBrickWall The Brick Wall YouTube channel created this massive…

assasssin't teapot

While I’ve written about my fair share of dangerous products, none of them are inherently made to harm people. That changes right now, as science man and YouTuber Steve Mould covered an assassin teapot too cool to pass up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJL0XoNBaac&ab_channel=SteveMould Originating in China, the assassin’s teapot was made to poison your enemies. It does this using two…

double helix goblet

We’ve featured tons of wood-turned pieces on SolidSmack before, but never something as complicated as a double-helix goblet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl45nkMaYvY&ab_channel=JackMackWoodturning Earlier this year, YouTube channel Jack Mack Woodturning decided to turn an old piece of applewood into a goblet. The wood was a tad long, but instead of whittling it down, Jack Mack rolled with the punches and made the…

america poorly designed

Don’t be fooled by the clickbait title of his video; not everything in America is poorly designed in the eyes of Oliver Bahl Franke. All it boils down to are problems in transportation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K8KEoZwMRY&ab_channel=OBF To be more precise, Oliver has an issue with how American infrastructure focuses more on cars than any other mode of…

author clock

A good clock should be easy to read. You should never spend more than a few seconds looking at one to determine the exact time and get on with whatever you’re doing. Nonetheless, it’s interesting to see the Author Clock go against this design philosophy. Created by Mechanical Design Labs, the whole point of this…

LastPad

Wait! I know this is about a reusable menstrual pad, but hear me out! Its design is incredibly ingenious that it can catch anyone’s attention! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgYSI1vcbL0&ab_channel=LastObject LastPad takes the concept of reusable diapers and upscales it for grown women. Whereas reusable diapers take in infant pee and poop, LastPad takes in… well, menstruation. There’s no…

igloo design

You have probably seen an igloo before (even just on videos) and wondered just how in the world some frozen water can keep a person warm. I mean, it’s made out of ice! But according to Joe Hanson of It’s Okay To Be Smart, there are specific reasons that can explain the igloo’s ability to…

wooden axe out of tree stump

After carving a wooden spoon using a spoon, you would think craftsman Alex Apollonov wouldn’t have any more inception-like tricks up his apron. Well, you would be sorely mistaken for thinking so. Upon discovering a stray tree stump in his backyard, Apollonov decided that the best way to get rid of the said tree would…

pluto square

Owning pets is like having 5-year-old children around you 24/7. While their Instagram photos and videos paint a picture of a perfect world, life behind the scenes is anything but. You have to train them, feed them, and worst of all… clean up their mess, specifically their dung! No one likes to clean someone (or…

chainsaw damascus experiment

Metalworks require a lot of time, patience, and hard work. Moreover, the materials for metalworking aren’t cheap or easy to come by, so it’s always nice to see some old chunks of metal get recycled into something new. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-846gmAeNU8&t=648s&ab_channel=BlackBeardProjects Italian metalworker Black Beard Projects thought it would be a good idea to break down a…

road barrier safety design

Unless you’ve been in a vehicular accident (which I hope you haven’t), you won’t notice how much road barriers have evolved over the years. Despite what you see on television, these accident prevention materials have actually gotten better at saving lives rather than ending them. It just so happens that the small percentage of deaths…