Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly May 19, 2015 posted by

Luka EV – 20,000 euros, 130 kph top speed, 300 km range, electric hub motors, open source

You have to be some special kind of crazy to try and create your own electric car. Lots of people have tried, and lots have come unstuck, because at the end of the day there’s an awful lot that can go wrong with your design and plans. For example almost all the electric cars featured on this page are no longer in existence. It’s a tough world out there. Especially with the major manufacturers like Nissan and BMW engaged in…


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Luka EV – 20,000 euros, 130 kph top speed, 300 km range, electric hub motors, open source
Awesome May 18, 2015 posted by

Google Autonomous Cars – they’re real, they’re coming and they’ll transform our cities completely

In the scant six years (yes that short) since Google first sprung the idea of self-driving cars onto the world stage, things have moved on significantly. Their vehicles have now racked up around 1 million autonomous miles of driving on test tracks and roads, and during that time only 11 minor accidents – caused by other people, and mostly from rear end shunts at traffic lights!


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Google Autonomous Cars – they’re real, they’re coming and they’ll transform our cities completely
Awesome May 15, 2015 posted by

Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour

Do you want to know what’s keeping car industry execs awake at night right now? It’s not oil prices, it’s the convergence of open source and 3D printing technologies. Sure, right now the whole idea of DIY cars is a pipe dream, but look forward a decade or so and you can easily see a situation where car production goes completely local.


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Tabby EVO – the $4000 open source electric car you can build yourself in an hour
Eco Friendly May 14, 2015 posted by

Peugeot 208 fuel consumption world record shows how peak oil is having a real effect

A standard 1.6 liter BlueHDi Peugeot 208 car has just set a new long distance fuel consumption record by clocking up an astonishing 141.2 mpg. That’s a miserly 2.0l/ 100km. The car drove for a total of 2,152 kilometers (778 miles) on a test track in France using just 43 liters of diesel fuel. That’s got to be less than a tank full!


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Peugeot 208 fuel consumption world record shows how peak oil is having a real effect
diy May 14, 2015 posted by

Tesla Torch – amazing DIY flashlight gives 1 min of light for every 1 second of hand cranking

If you’ve ever tried to use a hand crank flashlight, you will know that they’re a) very cool but b) a real pain, because you need to keep cranking the handle until your arm drops off to get any decent amount of run time out of the LED bulbs. But now some very clever chap has come up with a superb 3D printed DIY solution.


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Tesla Torch – amazing DIY flashlight gives 1 min of light for every 1 second of hand cranking
Eco Friendly May 2, 2015 posted by

Groundfridge – the perfectly eco way to store your family food

Back in the day everyone who was anyone knew that the best way to store your food, especially the stuff that you grew yourself, was deep in the ground. In Sweden they called these places Jordkällare, or earth cellars, and they were very useful. Now a new instant fit version has been produced by the Dutch, which looks rather interesting.


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Groundfridge – the perfectly eco way to store your family food
Eco Friendly April 24, 2015 posted by

W Hotels now use sheets made from recycled plastic bottles

There’s way too much plastic in the world and the lion’s share of that is used for plastic water bottles. Too often, those bottles are getting tossed rather than recycled. Thankfully, the W Hotel chain is doing something about that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Kz-8LasKo&feature=youtu.be W Hotels now feature Ekocycle sheets, a brand of sheet developed by Coca Cola in partnership with rapper will. i. am. First introduced in North America on April 13th, these eco-friendly sheets are made from 30 percent rPet polyester,…


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W Hotels now use sheets made from recycled plastic bottles
Eco Friendly April 15, 2015 posted by

Waterpebble – save the Earth and a little bit of money on your next shower

Saving water is an important thing. Everyone knows that showers use less water than baths but there’s still some issues with knowing when you’ve used enough or even worse, too much water. The Waterpebble is a shower activated timer that lets you know when it’s time to get out and dry off.


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Waterpebble – save the Earth and a little bit of money on your next shower
Eco Friendly March 28, 2015 posted by

3D printed bricks would cool rooms with water

Warming temperatures are being felt in many areas around the world as drought conditions continue. The answer to how to keep buildings cool while keeping energy costs down may lie in utilizing older technology in a new, innovative way. California-based design studio Emerging Objects has developed 3D-printed porous bricks called Cool Bricks that can be filled with water to lower room temperatures. Utilizing evaporative cooling, an old technology where dry warm air is cool through the use of water evaporation…


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3D printed bricks would cool rooms with water
Awesome March 27, 2015 posted by

Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th March 2015, at 8.30pm local time wherever you are, the lights will be switched off all over the world for a symbolic 60 minutes, to mark Earth Hour. Described as a ‘worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet‘, and organized by the World Wildlife Fund, it basically gives everyone a chance to demonstrate their concern for the state of our planet in whatever small way they can.


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Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…
Eco Friendly March 26, 2015 posted by

SUCK UK Cork Shaped Rechargeable Bottle Light – turn you glass waste into cool party lights

The world is full of trash so every little bit that you can keep from going into a landfill helps the Earth out just a bit. Plus reusing things that people consider waste as decoration makes your house look chic. The SUCK UK Cork Shaped Rechargeable Bottle Light turns your empty bottles into bright lamps.


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SUCK UK Cork Shaped Rechargeable Bottle Light – turn you glass waste into cool party lights
Eco Friendly March 18, 2015 posted by

Torch Plant Light Botanical Candle – a plant and lamp all in one

Everyone’s living spaces are vastly improved by additions of living things. Not everyone is compatible with pets (which is a shame) but most people do ok with plants. Plants that do more than just sit there are even better. The Torch Plant Light Botanical Candle is both a plant and a soft mood light.


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Torch Plant Light Botanical Candle – a plant and lamp all in one