Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly April 16, 2010 posted by

Save a Blade – extend the life of your razor and profit

This Save a Blade device is a disposable shaver sharpener that promises to extend the life of your cheapo shaving tool and drive Mr Bic into bankruptcy. Or something. The sharpening process apparently takes no more than 5 seconds, what a shame the shave itself isn’t as short, eh? $19.98 (runs on AA batteries).  Extend the life of your razor blades with this easy to use sharpener that works on any blade cartridge or disposable razor with the push of a…


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cool tech April 8, 2010 posted by

Yogo – the first electric scooter with removable batteries

The Yogo Electric Scooter. Well it took long enough, but they’ve finally delivered an electric scooter to the market which has a removable battery. Which means that a) you can now charge the thing in your kitchen without having to trail a cable across walls and asphalt and b) you can carry an extra battery to give yourself longer range. The Lithium battery pack gives a max range of 22 miles and charges up in an hour, which is pretty awesome. The…


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Bookmark This! April 6, 2010 posted by

DIY Solar Panel – build your own cheap sunshine power station

How to Build an Electricity Producing Solar Panel. If you’ve got some time to spare, a little bit of electrical smarts, and a desire to produce some of your own power rather than rely on The Man, this is as good a place to start as any. Using cast-offs commonly found on eBay, this enterprising chap managed to build his own 60W solar panel for around $100. A couple of those should be enough to equip you with enough battery power to keep…


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Bookmark This! March 31, 2010 posted by

62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer – recycle, re-process, rejoice…

The 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer is actually a book – and a pretty good one at that – but the website also comes with some fun projects and tips in blog format. It’s all very Instructables like, loads of hacker like tips to make useful gear out of rubbish. Take a look at the Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack as an example. It’s definitely worth hanging out here if you’re into this sort of thing. Book…


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Awesome March 29, 2010 posted by

The SuperBus – The next generation’s coolest ride

Dutch students have come up with a startling innovation in urban transportation – the Superbus. This 16-door vehicle looks more like a super stretch limousine but the resemblance ends there. The project is lead by the first Dutch astronaut Professor Dr. Wubbo Ockels of TU Delft with Dr. Ing. Antonia Terzi formerly of BMW-Williams F1 racing where she was involved engineering and was a senior aerodynamicist and Joris Melkert MSc, an aircraft man who’s also worked on the world’s fastest…


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The SuperBus – The next generation’s coolest ride
Eco Friendly March 29, 2010 posted by

Muzatch SP 6000 Solar Laptop Charger – sun it while you run it dude…

The Muzatch SP 6000 Solar Laptop Charger packs a hefty 12,000mAh battery and intelligent power delivery tech to keep your notebook computer running longer than the longest. It also sports an array of technology to convert more of the rays to power, and can adjust supply to suit different computer models. It’s a good looking box, and comes with a reasonable price tag of $149.95, which is not much to pay for some serious ‘all over the place’ convenience. The…


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Eco Friendly March 19, 2010 posted by

Lunar Car Solar Robot Kit – Mmm buzz click whirr

Kids of all ages should appreciate this kit to create a solar powered Lunar Car Solar Robot Kit. Made with pre-cut balsa wood pieces, you have the materials to put together a simple gearbox using a solar panel, battery, motor and a slide switch that toggles between the battery and solar power. You’ll need some basic tools – a screwdriver, some long nose pliers, a sharp knife, sandpaper and a AA battery – to assemble the more than 100 parts…


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Lunar Car Solar Robot Kit – Mmm buzz click whirr
Eco Friendly March 18, 2010 posted by

3 Wheel Electric Police Car – Starsky’s original hutch?

In amongst all the hysterical marketing bandied around the world re eco-vehicles, it’s nice to see the Chinese patiently plodding ahead with their electric vehicle strategy. We would, however, love to be a fly on the wall – or a helicopter in the air – during a run-down car chase between this 3 Wheel Electric Police Car and any fleeing robbers. With a top speed of 45 mph and a range of just 90 miles, that would be some riveting prime…


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Eco Friendly March 16, 2010 posted by

Plant Mate – High tech green thumb help

With spring comes visions of thriving home-based gardens and the latest gardening gizmos. The title=”Yanko Design” Plant Mate will help gardeners monitor some of the key factors to any garden’s success. Shaped like a golf tee with a futuristic twist and a small solar panel, this cool looking device can monitor soil moisture, nutrient levels, sun exposure and ambient temperature and can be downloaded to any smart phone or hand-held computer. Still a concept device, gardeners worldwide will definitely be…


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Plant Mate – High tech green thumb help
Eco Friendly March 15, 2010 posted by

Electric Personal Transporter – save gas, laugh with a friend…

The Electric Personal Transporter. Hey Ma, I got ya one of them cool Segmay things. Yeah I did. Sure it is. Yeah I know it’s got a couple of extra wheels, that’s called an upgrade. No people won’t laugh at you. Really. Just stand on here. There…cool eh? Hey, where ya goin’? $1995.00.  This is the four-wheeled electric personal vehicle that provides effortless, smooth 12-14 mph transport on paved paths, driveways, or sidewalks for quick, easy errands or leisurely rides…


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cool tech March 11, 2010 posted by

Chocolate Powered Racing Car – vroom, yum…

This £200,000 Chocolate Powered Racing Car really takes the biscuit. No seriously, you know we’ve hit crunch time when this kind of tech makes the front pages. And if they can unwrap something like this, why can’t they produce my flying bar? OK, so it’s a fabulous idea, and not as nuts as it sounds, but apparently the designers are saying the technology won’t see light of day in the mass market for a few years yet. In case it…


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cool tech March 9, 2010 posted by

White Goat – Office recycling with a twist

This ingenious White Goat machine, made by Japanese company Oriental, turns used office paper into toilet paper. Simply feed shredded paper (or it can shred it for you) into the White Goat (after you’ve removed all the staples!) and it will mix the paper with water and presto – a perfect roll of toilet paper emerges on the other side. The process takes around 30 minutes and 40 sheets of paper to make one roll. Its designers say it will…


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White Goat – Office recycling with a twist
cool tech March 9, 2010 posted by

Joos Orange – super solar charger promises 20 x more power for your gadgets

The Joos Orange (geddit?) promises to take portable solar charging performance to a new level by delivering up to 30x more power than any solar charger currently on the market. How? Well apparently it uses a sophisticated micro-processor controlled energy management system tied to some Ninja mono-crystalline Silicon Nitride anti-reflective coated solar cells. It’s waterproof, shockproof, operates in very low light (including under water and in rain) and can store power for years on the internal 5,400 mAh battery. Most…


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Awesome March 8, 2010 posted by

Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – A green supercar?

This is for all of you who dream of driving a supercar but end up opting for a hybrid instead – Ferrari has just introduced its own hybrid, the Ferrari 599 HY-KERS. It’s a working prototype that has just been introduced at the Geneva Motor Show and it uses a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which is Ferrari’s special version of the regenerative braking technology used in ordinary hybrids The HY-KERS weighs 40kg, which is almost offset by the elimination of…


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Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – A green supercar?
Awesome March 2, 2010 posted by

9 mm Solar Sensor – awesome tiny self powered computer could be a game changer

This teeny 9mm Solar Sensor is probably the smallest self-powered computer in the world, and it’s totally amazing. The thing contains a full ARM processor, solar cells and a tiny battery, and consumes less power in sleep mode than people generate when they blink their eyes. The researchers are, as you’d expect, initially targeting this marvel at the medical market, but the capacity to keep itself powered up for years on nothing more than body heat, movement or solar exposure, suggests that this thing could end up…


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