If you want footage of yourself doing... pretty much any athletic endeavor, you could hire a filming crew, or you could pick up a Soloshot ($480). This unique gadget works as a base for any camera or camcorder with a tripod mount, following your movements wirelessly thanks to a small waterproof transmitter that you wear as an armband. It can rotate at speeds of up to 40º per second all the way around, and can track subjects up to 2000 feet away moving at speeds up to 140 mph. But most importantly, it won't laugh at you if you totally wipeout while it's filming.
Teach yourself the craft of screen printing with these DIY Print Shop Kits ($250-$280). Available in t-shirt and poster varieties, each kit includes everything you need to get started, including a press, a wood screen, a halogen exposure light with mounting fixture, a squeegee, a scoop coater, a pint of photo emulsion, a yellow bulb, ink, a screen degraser, emulsion remover, adhesive, scrub pads, french or parchment paper, a manual, and an instructional DVD. Despite all the equipment, it's really not that hard. We promise.
Sure, you can get some cool footage from remote-controlled planes and helicopters — but you have to know how to fly the damn things first. The Lehmann LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (€990; roughly $1,330) removes that piece of the equation by autonomously flying around at heights of up to 300 feet for 5 minutes before returning back to you. Designed specifically for use with the GoPro Hero 2 or 3, you simply strap a camera to the top, bottom, or both, launch it, and wait for its return to view your footage. It's really that simple. *Hip electronic soundtrack for the resulting YouTube videos not included.