At my Cool Tools YouTube channel I make a monthly video with Kevin Kelly and Claudia Dawson called Recomendo Shorts. Here's our latest video, with reviews of a Retractable Extension Cord Reel, a Reversible Micro USB Cable, and a Sparkling & Seltzer Water Maker.
Tyler Winegarner is. reviewing his favorite tools for Cool Tools and in his latest video, he demonstrates why he likes the AeroPress coffee maker so much. "For the past ten years or so, I've pretty much made every single cup of coffee I drink using one tool, the Aeropress. The Aeropress is a compact, affordable… READ THE REST
Ken Goldberg is my latest guest on the Cool Tool Podcast. Ken's an artist, inventor, and roboticist and we've been friends for many years. Ken is an artist, inventor, and roboticist. He is William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley and Chief Scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics. He is one of the most creative and… READ THE REST
A few weeks ago, I published the first part of my roundup of favorite tips gathered from my weekly maker shop tips newsletter. Here is part 2. Using Paper Towel and Wood Glue to Seal Up Molds for Casting I've been loving David Lynch's channel on YouTube, with his daily weather reports and project updates.… READ THE REST
You've got a big ole TV. It's 55"…or 65"…or 75". It's glorious. Absolutely glorious. But while its brilliance is obviously sublime, that could blind you to a couple of other facts to consider. Like how staring at a bright TV against an otherwise dark wall at night actually disrupts how our eyes measure light. Rather than… READ THE REST
The web development world is more than a world. It's a whole universe. That's because, for every project you see on the web, there were likely 10 different ways to reach that final product. But which way is the best way? Well, that's the question only a fully trained and knowledgeable web creator can answer… READ THE REST
Mushrooms may be among the most misunderstood living organisms on planet Earth. That's partially due to their exotic, almost alien-like look. It's also partially due to their age-old connection to mysticism and folklore from centuries past. Yet another reason is much more firmly grounded in today, as some mushrooms can be poisonous, while others have… READ THE REST