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Jenga Pistol for Those Who Wish to Shoot Their Way Out [Video]

Jenga Pistol for Those Who Wish to Shoot Their Way Out [Video]

A designer by the name of Matthias Wandel had an idea. Not that he was the first person to think of this idea, but he's certainly the first one to execute it in a way that found our eyeballs. More than likely if he aims it right, it'll be blasting out eyeballs in a very real way, too. This is the Jenga Pistol. Using simple mechanics, wood, a bit of metal, and a rubber band, this Wandel has created a completely awesome cheat tool, a real world hack, for the block toppling game Jenga.

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oStylus For Those Who Enjoy Seeing What They’re Drawing Onscreen

oStylus For Those Who Enjoy Seeing What They’re Drawing Onscreen

One day, a jeweler decided they'd like to touch their iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and other touchscreen devices without the use of their finger. They tried the foam-tipped styluses, yes, and they did consider exercising their fingers to make them small enough for their needs, but it just wasn't good enough! That jeweler wanted something new. Thusly, they created the oStylus, a hinged "O" shape held at the end of a rod by hinges that allow it to stay flat to the screen, allowing you, the user, to be able to see everything you're drawing.

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Screwpop keychain tool can slip through airport security

Screwpop keychain tool can slip through airport security

At my house, it seems like I can’t get away from screwdrivers. Every drawer I open has a couple of the tools crammed inside and I keep them in my desk too because it always seems that I need them constantly for one thing or another. It seems like every toy my kids own uses a screw to keep the battery door closed and any geek will tell you a screw driver is needed if you work on your computer to install hardware frequently.

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Zibra Open It! is perfect for the coming holidays

Zibra Open It! is perfect for the coming holidays

I have long through that the person who designed the packaging that many gadgets and electronic devices come in is a sick and twisted person. They are as bad as the people that come up with the 100 zip ties to keep a small child's toy in the box method of displaying a product. Zibra is officially reintroducing its magic tool of less frustration called the Open It.

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DIY mini dragster is powered by six circular saws

DIY mini dragster is powered by six circular saws

If you have ever built anything from lumber, odds are you have used a circular saw before. The power tools are cool, but they are also a bit scary with the fast blades that can cut through anything including your arm or leg. The natural thing to do with a power tool that could cut your manhood off is use six of them to build a dragster.

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Smart Finger turns your fingers into a digital ruler

Smart Finger turns your fingers into a digital ruler

I'm not into anything that requires enough accuracy for me to bother with the need to get measurements that are accurate. I can get by with measurements of it's about an inch long or so on. If you are the accurate type that wants to know exactly how long something is the Smart Fingers concept is a cool way to measure.

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Quirky Switch modular Swiss Army knife debuts

Quirky Switch modular Swiss Army knife debuts

Things were very different when I was a kid compared to today. If I left my 5-year-old home all day while I went to work, I would go to jail. That was common when I was a kid. Schools were also more relaxed back then. I once took my Swiss Army knife to school for show and tell in first grade. The teacher made me leave it in her desk during recess, but no one called the cops.

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Final Cut saw blade cuts and sands at same time

Final Cut saw blade cuts and sands at same time

I am a DIY kind of guy, in some instances anyway. I change my own oil; I can hook up your home theater and fix your computer. I'm not that great when it comes to building stuff from a pile of wood though. I can build it, but it might not be straight or stand up and stuff. If you like to build things that require power tools and wood the Final Cut saw blade may be the coolest gadget in your toolbox.

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