Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly May 31, 2011 posted by

Trash Amps turn old junk into speakers

Saving the environment seems to be the hot topic for products lately. The more “green” an item is, the more we want it. Although, it seems a little sad that most of our Eco-friendly options aren’t as environmentally friendly as we think they are. One product that has good intentions is the Trash Amp. This pop-can sized speaker would be a great idea if it somehow relied on the cans, boxes, or jars that it came in, but they are…


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Trash Amps turn old junk into speakers
Bookmark This! May 21, 2011 posted by

Lito Sora – the ultimate electric motorbike

The Lito Sora electric motorbike has got to be the ultimate riding machine for this generation. Totally electric, 300 kms range, 200 km/h max speed, no gears, integrated computer, electronic adjustable seat and a pretty cool Safe Range system which lets you enter in your journey distance so the bike can ensure enough battery power to get you there. Oh and the thing comes with an integrated touchscreen GPS system to make sure you don’t get lost. The price for all this awesome tech…


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Eco Friendly May 18, 2011 posted by

Philips unveils the world’s first LED replacement for 75W incandescent bulbs

Going green or being energy efficient can sometimes be really difficult because it is often times expensive. In the home, one of the first ideas you will have about being energy efficient is switching over to light bulbs that aren’t the regular old incandescent ones. The main problem with this is that the more efficient CCFL or LED lights have a strange light color, and the bulbs are terribly expensive. Philips has announced the world’s first replacement bulb for the…


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Philips unveils the world’s first LED replacement for 75W incandescent bulbs
cool tech May 10, 2011 posted by

B-Squares – super cool solar hobbyist product coming soon…

We’re a bit reluctant to feature too many Kickstarter projects here because there’s no guarantee they’ll actually make it into production, but this one is fully over-funded already, and it’s extremely cool. B-Squares is a modular solar electronics kit based around an ingenious magnetic clip format, which lets you create neat projects without all that nasty soldering or wiring. The solar panels can be clipped together in various combinations to output different voltages etc, and there are some nice optional panels like an…


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Eco Friendly May 9, 2011 posted by

Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Dock

If you though a regular solar dock for your iPhone was awesome, prepare to be blown away with Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Dock. The larger, retractable solar panel will help to make sure your iPhone and iPod will charge up for as long as you’d like. This newer model they’ve put out will also be able to soak up the sun a lot more effectively. For only having to spend $300 on this once and never having to pay for…


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Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Dock
Eco Friendly May 2, 2011 posted by

IKEA Solvinden Solar Lamp

IKEA has a special place in all of our hearts as the best mega-furniture retailers with the most impressive business model ever. These people know what they’re doing and because of that, they are greatly envied. When they turned out the Solvinden Solar Lamp, everyone was probably thinking that this must be more of their genius at work. Sad to say, this lamp is only efficient if you live in an area that is sunny every day. This lamp lives…


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IKEA Solvinden Solar Lamp
Bizarre April 29, 2011 posted by

Wooden Bicycles come of age?

The unpronounceably named Slawomir Weremkowicz of Poland makes wooden bikes. No rubber, no metal, just wood. Each one takes around a year to make and judging by the looks of them, they’re a blast to ride (although we’re not sure about the saddles). What’s more the dude uses his creations every day. We think Slaw should get in touch with Michael Thompson in the UK, who’s also nutty enough to consider building bipedal transportation out of trees. His Splinter Bike is…


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diy April 28, 2011 posted by

Build a cheap DIY solar USB charger

Eco-friendly devices are great, for the fact that they allow us to help the environment, while still enjoying our modern technology. The biggest downside to such gadgets is that they tend to cost a good bit of money, which turns many people off to the idea. Well if you want to do your part, and don’t mind a little bit of DIY work, then you can have yourself a nice little solar USB charger for around half the cost of…


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Build a cheap DIY solar USB charger
diy April 26, 2011 posted by

DIY Arduino Controlled Can Crusher takes the work out of collecting cans

With the economy how it is, people are trying to find good ways to earn an extra bit of cash here and there. One way you can accomplish this is by recycling aluminum cans (if you drink a lot of soda and such). It’s not a terribly difficult thing to do, as it merely requires the effort to crush each one and toss it into a bag. Once you have enough, take it down to your local recycling center and…


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DIY Arduino Controlled Can Crusher takes the work out of collecting cans
Eco Friendly April 26, 2011 posted by

Conserve Socket uses a timer to prevent wasted electricity

These days it’s not uncommon for a person to carry at least one gadget with them at all times. Sometimes you’ll carry more than one, depending on your needs. In order for these devices to keep pace with you, they need to be charged for a few hours. But how often do you charge them for the exact amount of time necessary? Well, when you leave them on the charger for hours after they’ve received a full charge, you’re wasting…


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Conserve Socket uses a timer to prevent wasted electricity
Eco Friendly April 25, 2011 posted by

Paper Pens are very eco-friendly

As time goes on, it seems that we as people become more wasteful. With new technologies leaving our gadgets outdated, we feel the need to constantly upgrade. This is exactly why we need to focus on being more eco-friendly in our everyday lives. Doing small things might not undo the damage we’ve caused to the environment, but every little bit helps. Take, for instance, these Paper Pens. Ideally, we should be able to buy one or two pens, then just…


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Paper Pens are very eco-friendly
diy April 20, 2011 posted by

Turn an old webcam into a dedicated security camera

Setting up a home security system can be an expensive chore. Many of the better ones even require a monthly subscription to keep your house safe and sound. However, for the smart DIY-er, you can setup a security camera that not gives you a live feed, but also sends email alerts with still images. The best part is that if you have the right parts lying around, it can be done for free. All you’re going to need is an…


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Turn an old webcam into a dedicated security camera
diy April 18, 2011 posted by

Build your own cardboard laptop stand

If you use your laptop as your main computer at home, you’ve probably found that using it on a desk isn’t the most ergonomic thing in the world. After all, your monitor should be sitting at eye level so that you don’t have to bend your neck to look at it. The easiest solution is to purchase a laptop stand, which props your computer up at the correct height and angle. So what if you don’t have the funds to…


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Build your own cardboard laptop stand
diy April 11, 2011 posted by

DIY “Air Conditioning”

When it gets hot out, turning on the air conditioning can be a bit of a wallet-buster. As the heat of summer is fast approaching, everyone is going to be looking for inexpensive way to cool his or her home. Enter in the DIY Air Conditioning that can be found on Instructables. This “air conditioning” is extremely cheap and phenomenally easy to make. All it takes is a 2-liter bottle, a pair of scissors, and some ice. All you do…


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DIY “Air Conditioning”
Eco Friendly April 11, 2011 posted by

The Water Powered Clock

Having to adhere to a schedule means that you have to keep your eye on the time. Constantly needing to buy batteries or let a plug-in clock that resets when the power goes out can be a hassle. Wouldn’t it be nice to power your clock with something a little bit more natural? The Water Powered Clock can give you the peace of mind to know that your clock will never again flash 12:00 every time the power goes out….


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The Water Powered Clock