While it's important to recognize the true meaning of Memorial Day, it's also good to realize a day off on the last weekend in May makes for a great moment to spend time with people you love and just relax.
As we've been prepping for the long weekend, we couldn't help but think to ourselves: how can designers and engineers do Memorial Day different from the rest? Well, with this list we've got a few fun ideas:
Level up your burger with laser cut cheese
Cutting your cheeseburger topping with a laser cutter makes for a great visual addition and a bonus smoky accent to the overall tasting experience! (Caution: video contains dubstep—you have officially been warned).
DIY your own frisbee launcher
This tool thought up by La Fabrique might come in handy if you're on grill duty but you also need to entertain your dog (or simply dinner guests who enjoy running long distances for frisbees!)
BBQ Hack! Some say the best way to cook a dog is by spiral cutting it—gives you more flavor and an even, crispy char. Bonus perk: you can also tell your guests they're eating designer hot dogs.
Make your own stove
Ever heard of a Swedish Fire Torch? Well, it only takes one log and a chainsaw to make and is a surefire way to impress guests:
Camp in the air
We highly recommend you bouj up your Memorial Day camping trip with one of these tree tents. Sure, they're wildly expensive, but can you really put a price tag on a genuinely good time (It's okay if you don't have one, we're just going to live vicariously through this video too)?
Build a DIY treehouse elevator
Let's say you're spending the weekend in the yard building with your kids and they want to start on a treehouse for the summer. If you happen to be in this very specific and hypothetical situation, boy do we have a video for you:
And if you're celebrating Memorial Day alone, well, you could always build one of these guys to keep you company:
(Title image: Fresh Off the Grid)