HypnoCube 4Cube USB Kit
The HypnoCube is one of the most visually pleasing
kits available — 64 RGB LEDs pulsating in sync are
mesmerizing! Unfortunately, it’s also one of the harder
kits to assemble, as each of the LED leads must be bent
accurately and soldered onto galvanized steel wire. The
control board is easy enough to put together, but the
bulk of the work, the light-up lattice, is a painstaking and
potentially frustrating process. Don’t be discouraged,
though; the finished product amazes all who see it! If the
preloaded designs aren’t enough, you can design unique
patterns and transfer them from a computer to the cube.
Dremel Multi-Max MM40
STANLEY 19" TOOLBOX
Most inexpensive toolboxes
have two metal latches that
are slow to open and close.
Stanley’s 19" toolbox one-ups such models, literally. It
features a one-touch latch
that can be lifted with a single
finger, allowing for quick and
easy opening and closing.
I find the 19" model perfect
for small or specialized tool
kits, but 16" and 24" sizes are
also available. A removable
tray and two small parts compartments add to its appeal.
What looked to be a messy task — cutting out a hole in
drywall — became much easier when the Dremel Multi-Max MM40 came in. The tool cut through 3" drywall with
ease, and can definitely handle a greater thickness of any
wood. Next, we used the included rigid scraper blade to
clear away the glue left from a removed carpet, a task it
handled with ease. Its blade-changing system falls short
of perfection, however; as is the case with oscillating tools,
heavy duty work vibrates the blade and loosens the attachment. Overall, the Multi-Max can handle most fixes and
cuts, with only minor inconvenience from the vibrations.
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