Teenage Engineering is making modular synths for the masses

Modular synths are all the rage right now. And it's not just the usual players either. Korg and Stylophone recently dipped their toes in the modular world. And now Teenage Engineering is getting on the bandwagon. The company is best known for its por...

Korg introduces Volca Modular and Volca Drum synths

Korg's popular Volca line is getting larger and weirder with two additions: Modular and Drum. The affordable and portable line of battery powered synths has covered a lot of ground since first being introduced in 2013. There's a drum machine, a pair...

Korg Minilogue XD synthesizer review

When Korg introduced the Minilogue in 2016 it was a game changer. It's a true analog polyphonic synth for around $500 and frankly, there isn't much else like it on the market. And even three years later it's still one of the best values out there...

The Screwdriver That’s Inspired by The Moon-landing

Coming up to 50 years ago, the world witnessed an, at the time, incomprehensible feat of engineering… the Apollo 11 moon landing! It was the moment that inspired a generation to enter into the world of engineering… and it hasn’t stopped being a source of inspiration since. Introducing, the Magnet Driver Space Rocket.

The Magnet Driver is a screwdriver like no other; the miniaturized Saturn V Spaceship is packed full of features that aid in the assembly, restoration and repair process that are found within day-to-day life. Concealed within the 6061 aluminum CR-V body of the screwdriver is an extruder that offers 4 different heights… making those hard-to-reach places just that bit more accessible! Small screws will no longer be an annoyance with the Magnetic Driver Mini’s Neodymium Magnetic Grip, in hand…; attempting to precisely locate screws far smaller than your fingertips is a thing of the past!

This full-precision screwdriver and toolkit are a must have for Space enthusiasts and DIY-ers alike, and it is, dare I say it… out of this world!

Designer: Michael W. Perez

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Greetings from CES 2019!

It feels like CES only just ended, but we're back in Las Vegas for the 2019 edition and we couldn't be more excited. Just like always, there will be plenty of cars, TVs and smart appliances. But, we're here to separate the wheat from the chaff and br...

This Beautiful Custom LEGO Douglas DC-3 is a Classic

There are two kinds of LEGO kits that I have always liked. I go for anything with wheels, like the slick new LEGO Corvette ZR-1, and also anything with wings. The cool part about LEGO aircraft is that you can pretend to fly them, then drop your plane and watch it explode. LEGO builder Vaionaut’s detailed DC-3 model looks way too nice to smash, though.

His custom Bavaria DC-3 aircraft is based on an earlier design that he tweaked for more accuracy and greater stability than the original. It features compound curves for the fuselage and a German flag on the tail that is made from bricks. The builder even made a suitably retro service truck to go along with it. This is a truly beautiful LEGO build. Great work, Vaionaut!

[via Brothers Brick]

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks

Designer Chris Patty may have won Christmas. This year, his family decided all the gifts they gave each other had to be handmade. He decided to make his dad a fancy jukebox with some classic tunes inside.

This isn’t a jukebox like you’d see in a ’50s diner mind you, it’s more like a wooden cigar box with a computer inside. What makes it truly unique is the way that you select tunes to play on it. He connected a card reader to the Raspberry Pi, and programmed it to choose the song based on magnetic stripe information recorded on each card.

The system limits the listener to the specific songs that Chris has created cards for, but from the looks of it, there are lots of songs to enjoy. Patty has promised a tutorial for people wanting to build their own jukeboxes is coming, and is also working on a Kickstarter for a version you can buy for yourself. You can sign up for more information on the project here.

[via The Verge via Mashable]

Snap Together Your Own Drone with Building Blocks

Do you want to build your very own drone? You can do just that with the Force Flyers DIY Building Block Drone. This kit helps kids and adults learn key STEM concepts, including skills involving aerodynamics, weight distribution, and more.

The 6-axis gyro facilitates smooth flight, and you’ll also enjoy the benefits of auto-stabilization and crash-resistant plastic – meaning you don’t have to worry about making mistakes, even if you’re a newbie. The drone pack is also compatible with all major toy building blocks, making it an extra versatile toy and a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.

Get your hands on this fun building block drone for just $39.99 in the Technabob Shop. Plus use code MERRY15 for an extra 15% off.