Created by Scottish minister Robert Stirling in 1816, the Stirling engine uses heat to increase the temperature of a liquid or gas to fire the pistons & run. This kit from German model maker Böhm lets you build the desktop-size parallel twin engine yourself (in about 3 hours) and put it on display. This is just one of an impressive collection of miniature motors available.
There are nine unique bags to choose from in this new Limited Release collection from Filson. They all feature the brand’s heavy-duty, weather-resistant canvas construction in dual colorways with leather handles, trims, and reinforcements in high wear areas. Choose from duffels, totes, a backpack, and the Original Briefcase.
The best in limited edition Star Wars stuff comes from Japan. This is a new bluetooth virtual keyboard from Imp featuring R2-Q5 from Episode VI Return of the Jedi. It speaks in R2-Q5’s voice & works with iOS, Android, Windows & Mac. Available at Amazon Japan.
Dutch design house Spell is the brand behind this versatile wooden tray. Designed for use on your sofa, it functions as a flat platform or drapes conveniently over the armrest, giving you a smooth horizontal surface to hold your remote, beer glass, or mobile device. The design features a slot that will hold your tablet & keep cables out of the way. via
The latest camping hammock from Amok is called the Draumr 2.0, and it’s designed for adjustability to give you a perfectly flat sleeping surface anywhere you hang it. You can even turn it into a chair. The lightweight design also includes a bug netting & an optional rain tarp.
Restaurants use a sous vide machine to perfectly cook your cut and now the countertop Cinder Sensing Cooker will do the same for you at home. It will also do a lot more, like creating a perfectly precise sear or putting the ideal brown, caramelize, or crisp on your meats & vegetables. Shipping early 2016.
Beam is a smart projector that turns any wall or flat surface into a screen you can use to view content from your phone or tablet. You can screw it into a light socket or use the included power cable to place it on a flat surface. Stream movies from Netflix & watch them super-sized on the wall or share pictures from your travels using AirPlay or MiraCast. Play games, project recipes onto the kitchen wall, watch TV on the ceiling. And much more. A funded Kickstarter project.
You can configure a German-made Hinterhur bike trailer in lots of ways. Their wide array of accessories include handles, side panels, parking brakes, locks, hiking harnesses, & more giving you all sorts of ways to carry your cargo. The design is also collapsible: just a few clicks and it flattens out for space-saving storage. via
Beer Nerd Alert: KegSmarts is the world’s first smart craft beer kegerator. This dual tap kegerator connects to the web allowing you to locate new craft beers for your kegerator, host your own “BrewHouse” portal on the web, track how many servings you have left, & way more & share it all. A funded Kickstarter project.
France’s Meccano Home has created a collection of bright, colorful modular furniture that you configure & build yourself. The various tables, chairs, & desk modules are sold in easy-to-assemble kits.