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Check Out the World's Longest Indoor Mountain Bike Trail

In a former factory in Cleveland, Ohio is Ray's Mountain Bike Park. First dreamed up in 1996 and realized in 2004, Ray's is a 160,000-square-foot "bicycle Disneyland" that's home to the world's longest indoor mountain bike trail, which runs nearly a mile.Kyle and April of the Ride MTB YouTube channel visited the park and shot this cool POV footage of...

COVID Reality: Entire High School Band Rehearsing Together in Individual Tents

Between the earlier threat of school shootings and now COVID, the current generation of students have really caught some lousy breaks. The images in this Tweet below are probably a good solution--having a roomful of students blowing their hearts out amidst an infection that's spread via airborne transmission isn't viable without protection--but it's...

Amazon Basics Knocks Off Peak Design's Everyday Sling--and Even Gives It the Same Name

In this day and age, do design thieves not know they'll be caught, or are they just trying to make as much money as possible before they get caught?Amazon Basics has knocked off Peak Design's Everyday Sling, right down to the shape of the tag--and incredibly, they gave their copy the exact same name. This level of brazenness makes me wonder what the...

Swedish Inventor Creates Battery-Powered Ice Skates

Sweden in winter has plenty of frozen lakes, best traversed by snowmobile or ice skates. Inventor Simon Sörensen wanted to see if he could create a powered version of the latter, designing and building on the fly.Unlike the sawblade bicycle, Sörensen's prototype actually works. Part of the fun of his process is watching him tackle setbacks--brittle...

Trideo's Gigantic 3D Printer Has a Build Area of One Square Meter

Argentinian manufacturer Trideo makes a 3D printer so large, it comes on wheels. The gigantic Big T has a build area of one meter square, making it large enough to print automobile rims, manufacturing jigs, foundry models for creating sandcasting molds of enormous parts, expansive cityscape models, a larger-than-life bust of Diego Maradona and more.The...

Bring-a-Trailer for Awesome '80s and '90s Cars: Rad for Sale

Radwood, the car collector gathering billed as "The premiere automotive lifestyle event celebrating the 80s and 90s," has launched Rad For Sale, a daily auction site. As you can guess, it's basically Bring a Trailer for awesome (and occasionally quite rare) '80s and '90s cars:While the site launched this week, it's either crashed due to massive traffic...

"Patented" Book: Industrial Design History as Told Through 1,000 Influential Patents

Designer, author and historian Thomas Rinaldi has compiled what looks to be a captivating book of 1,000 influential design patents. Called "Patented," the book is billed as "an unprecedented history, as well as an essential field guide, to more than a century of fascinating product and industrial design, told through 1,000 design patents."As you'd expect,...

A Clever Flip-Top, Dual-Surface Workbench Design

In the last entry we looked at product designer Connor Holland's DIY hydroforming technique. If you watched any of the build videos, you probably spotted this workbench in his impossibly tidy shop (yes, that's his shop, not a kitchen!):As you've maybe guessed by seeing the hinges on the side, he's designed the bench with two different types of worksurfaces:The...

Connor Holland's Incredible "Inflated Steel" Product Designs, Made by DIY Hydroforming

With a degree in Product Design from Kingston University, UK-based Connor Holland has adopted that school's "Thinking Through Making" ethos. This led Holland to conduct backyard experiments in DIY hydroforming, with the goal of "discovering interesting new forms for inflated steel product and furniture designs."The forms yielded by the experiments are...

5 Tips for Putting Together an Impeccable Design Awards Entry in Record Time

So you're thinking about entering the Core77 Design Awards this year, but getting the entry together feels like an uphill battle. We know how it goes—things get really busy, and before you know it, you're facing an impending deadline approaching fast. But not to worry! Our Regular Deadline for the 2021 awards arrives on Tuesday, March 9th and there's...

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