As a soldering iron fume extractor, the fumeFan absorbs fumes into the air by taking them through a carbon activated filter for the best possible airflow when you’re doing your thing in the shop. Simply put the fumeFan in front of the PCB that you are working with and adjust it to your preference. Some of the included features that you’ll find with the fumeFan — other than the fact that it removes bad smells by retaining particles in the filter — are an LED light for improved visibility, a variable fan speed to reduce noise, helping hands that hold your PCB with up Read More
RightPSI caps make it easy to tell when your tires are poorly inflated. According to John Milanovich, leader of the ongoing Kickstarter project, the caps respond to air pressure in the tire by changing color to notify you when you need to fill up. RightPSI is ideal for bikes, motorcycles, trailers, Semis, RVs or any other tire with a Schrader valve on it. Here’s how it works! Unscrew your tire’s valve stem cap and screw RightPSI cap onto the stem itself. When installing, tighten the hex nut at the bottom of the cap. This secures the product and prevents theft. Read More
Well, we’re a day late and a dollar short, it looks like, but that’s not going to stop us from telling you about the Robot Snow Plow, which you should be able to pick up in time for next year’s spate of storms. This bad boy would be ideal for you poor folks on the eastern half of the US who are having to deal with yet another obnoxious winter storm, but alas, they’ve just sold out of the last batch. It’s not unlike a Roomba or an automatic mower. Packing six wheels with 13-inch tiller tires, 80-watt headlights for Read More
Why, exactly, would one need a specially designed glass bottle cutter? Shush! Don’t ask so many questions, and just go with it. The C&C Bottle Cutter, now available on Kickstarter, is able to quickly, safely, and effectively cut through a glass bottle with very little effort. Best of all, you can do it from the comfort of home — no special shop or additional supplies needed. (Oh, okay, maybe some safety goggles.) Anyhow, if you are having trouble thinking of a use, the company offers these helpful suggestions: glasses, vases, candlesticks, lamp pendants, ashtrays, and aquariums. Seriously, this could come Read More
Screw you, gas station. Here’s an airhose that looks like a power drill, fits in your trunk, and will keep your tires inflated, and properly inflated at that. The cordless inflator is also a gauge and the wizard turns off when it reaches the right pressure. It could almost call itself a “smart inflator,” so we applaud the company’s restraint from jumping on today’s biggest bandwagon. The rechargeable battery chugs along for two hours between charging, and it does include a little travel bag. So that’s good. Available over at hammacher.com.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, particularly in hard-to-reach places where there is a lot of hunting and chewing tobacco going on, then you could find yourself in need of a flashlight that offers round-the-clock protection for 30 straight days without burning out. Meet the 30-Day Emergency Flashlight, making its arrival just in time for your next trip! The 30-Day torch provides continuous light for optimal emergency preparedness. Its highly efficient LED bulb uses a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs to produce 720 consecutive hours of light on its lowest setting using only three D batteries Read More
Memorize the name of this tool. Refer to it only by its full name, as in, “hey, Justin, can you hand me my Crescent Switchblade CMTS4 Multi-Purpose Cutter, please?” Or: “You guys would be here a lot longer sizin’ that twine if not for my Crescent Switchblade CMTS4 Multi-Purpose Cutter.” Or, as a third option: ”Shakespeare’s wit compares in sharpness only to my Crescent Switchblade CMTS4 Multi-Purpose Cutter.” Or: “Wire cutters? You want me to hand you the wire cutters? I don’t see any wire cutters, friend. Do you refer to my Crescent Switchblade CMTS4 Multi-Purpose Cutter. In that case, Read More
Figuring out a schematic for a breadboard is usually not the most difficult part of building a circuit; fitting the wires into the breadboard is. If you want a neat circuit that’s easy to follow, you have to cut the wires to the right length. Until now, this has been a frustrating process involving a handful of tools. The introduction of the Wire Stripping Gauge looks to change that, though, by giving you one tool to manipulate wires as your circuit requires. This device features scales for cutting the wire and the jacket to the right lengths, holes for bending Read More