I bought this illuminated multi-power LED head magnifier for $10 in 2013, and I have used it at least a 100 times. That's 10 cents per use. To use it, you put the band around your head and tighten it with the side knobs so it is snug. It's comfortable and great for soldering, eyeglass repair, art, lice inspection, and so many other things that require magnification. The LED is powered by two AAA cells (thankfully not coin-batteries) and I've only had to change them once (after leaving it on by mistake). I consider this an essential household tool.
You can buy a giant LED from a guy who makes them at home. The cost about $70. From his site: My first Maker Faire as a maker was New York 2012, I brought a Giant Arduino Starter Kit (YouTube video Giant Arduino Starter Kit – A 10x Scale Model). Everything was ten times scaled… READ THE REST
Theodore Gray, the co-creator of Mathematica, has written a number of beautifully photographed books that I love: The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything, and Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe. I give all of them… READ THE REST
LEK Custom Toys paints Transformers figures, making them look like they jumped right out of the original cartoon series. Before and after Ironhide: View this post on Instagram Next.. A post shared by LEK Custom Toys (@lek_custom_toys) on Sep 17, 2019 at 7:42pm PDT View this post on Instagram 100%!! A post shared by LEK… READ THE REST
Fidget toys are made for relieving anxiety and stress, but there's a very ephemeral quality to finding fidget toys that actually do the job. Many are just clutter on your desk or can even be just kind of annoying. But the best ones slip into your hand almost unconsciously, providing a very soothing tactility and… READ THE REST
With the announcement of the iPhone 12 just a few days ago, everybody is assessing their smartphone needs and making the big decision about upgrading. While the smartphone may be at the heart of these latest tech questions, it's probably also a good time to give your entire Apple device collection a once over and… READ THE REST
It's no newsflash to say the world is full of entertainment options. Heck, just restricting yourself to the digital universe, there are hundreds, even thousands of ways to learn new skills, improve your life, and yes, just relax and veg out on videos whenever you like. But with that many options for entertaining yourself, where… READ THE REST