Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Awesome December 24, 2010 posted by

The Crayola Crayon Maker recycles old half-used crayons

Crayons provided an outlet for our childhood imaginations. One of the main problems with using crayons however is that they can be used down to their tiniest stub and are annoying to draw with after that. (Donít lie, you all know itís true and still want to draw with crayons) The allure of a brand new crayon always wins out over the five or six thumb-sized stubs of colored wax that you never want to see again. Now that positions…


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The Crayola Crayon Maker recycles old half-used crayons
but is it art? December 24, 2010 posted by

Artist creates a solar-powered rainbow maker

Rainbows are one of those little wonders in life that you can’t help but admire, and smile at. Perhaps it’s their rarity that contributes to this factor. Sure, you can produce small ones with the right conditions, but ones like you see after a rainstorm aren’t so easy. Well, at least for most people. Artist Michael Jones McKean, however, seems to have figured it out. He has been working for several years to create a machine that can not only…


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Artist creates a solar-powered rainbow maker
Eco Friendly December 23, 2010 posted by

Water Powered Micro Car teaches kids about alternative fuels

Remote controlled cars usually get their power from a rechargeable battery pack. Cheaper ones might use a set of AA’s, but those generally run out of juice pretty quick. Of course, these aren’t the only things you can use to get your R/C car moving. Heck, you could even use water! This Eco-Racers Water Powered Remote Control Micro Car is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a tiny car that runs on water. If you’re imagining a stream of water…


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Water Powered Micro Car teaches kids about alternative fuels
Eco Friendly December 20, 2010 posted by

Green Wall USB Charger uses timer to curb energy waste

When you plug your phone or other device into the wall to charge, it will continue to draw power until you unplug it, regardless of whether or not it has a full battery. While it isn’t using a large amount of energy, it’s still money that you are wasting, and it’s not exactly helping the environment or anything. Well this Green Wall USB Charger can help put a stop to all of that. This wall charger can power up to…


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Green Wall USB Charger uses timer to curb energy waste
Bookmark This! December 16, 2010 posted by

Barcoo – freeware lets you scan barcodes and get lots of lovely product info

Barcoo is a very cool freeware application for smartphones which lets you scan products and view a bunch of useful data. You get price comparisons (offline and online stores), test reports, health info for foods and even eco information to help you maintain that sustainable lifestyle. It’s easy to use, very fast and the database of information is growing all the time. One of the neat features of the software is the ability for users to add their own reviews,…


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Bizarre December 13, 2010 posted by

ANDREA air purifier uses a common household plant to clean your air

Air purifiers aren’t uncommon items to find in a house, especially if you’re in the presence of a germaphobe. There are a variety of methods to clean the air, including UV light, filters, and ionization. But have you seen one that uses a houseplant? Well that’s exactly what this ANDREA purifier does. It features a plant in a special casing which draws in polluted air, and uses the plant’s natural metabolic energy to clean it. The air is then pumped…


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ANDREA air purifier uses a common household plant to clean your air
Eco Friendly December 9, 2010 posted by

Solar powered Snowmen and other colorful Christmas LEDs

With the fast approach of Christmas, outdoor holiday decorations are appearing everywhere. In this time of whimsy and celebration, why not go with a new twist on old favorites? Solar powered Christmas figures like the Solar Powered Snowman bring a smile to children of all ages. This fun decoration is weather resistant, needs no wiring and is easy to install. Powered by LEDs and two rechargeable nickel-cadmium AA batteries (included), it stands tall on a 30” spike. You can also…


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Solar powered Snowmen and other colorful Christmas LEDs
Eco Friendly December 6, 2010 posted by

iFan concept aims to keep your phone recharged using wind power

The great thing about smartphones is that they can do so much to enhance our daily lives. Everything from finding directions to that new restaurant you want to try, to providing the entire web at your fingertips. Unfortunately such features come at a price, namely by way of a short battery life. The iPhone is especially notorious for having a rather poor battery life. That’s why one person decided to take matters into his own hand, and come up with…


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iFan concept aims to keep your phone recharged using wind power
cool tech December 2, 2010 posted by

Pure Eco Bottle – purifies with a crank of a handle

This Pure purification bottle works without power or chemicals. Just fill it with dirty water, plunge the water as if it was a coffee maker,  then sterilize by winding for 90 seconds to power up a UV lamp. Apparently this combo is enough to remove 99.9% of bacteria and other nasties in the water. Concept at the moment, but let’s hope it gets to production.  The outer chamber of the water bottle is to be filled with dirty water from…


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Eco Friendly November 25, 2010 posted by

SOL Cinema – world’s smallest solar powered cinema

The SOL Cinema seats 8 adults, runs off two 120W solar panels and teaches kids about sustainable and eco living. Wonder if they play Muesli adverts before the main feature? Cute!  The Sol Cinema, a project funded by the media arts charity Undercurrents, is the world’s smallest solar-powered movie theater. Made from a converted caravan, the theater uses four large lithium-ion batteries that are charged by two 120W solar panels. Movie theater can accommodate 8 adults or 12 children for…


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Awesome November 15, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Mini Fridge – making cool sustainably clever

Young inventor Emily Cummins came up with this ingenious low-tech solar fridge which works through water evaporation when she was just 21. Two years later she now regularly travels to Africa to give away the design to any community that can benefit. It’s cheap to make, effective (cooling down to 6 degrees in the middle of a hot day) and portable. Just awesome. More on her site.  The outer shell of the device can be made with whatever materials may be…


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Eco Friendly November 10, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Talking Bible – Matthew 7:7

This Solar Powered Talking Bible should keep working as long as there’s sunshine in the sky and people willing to listen. Comes with a handy set of earphones and plays up to 14 hours per full charge. Now you can save your soul while saving the planet too.  $99.98.  This remarkable Solar-Powered Talking Bible speaks all books of the Bible, Old and New Testaments, in a real human voice. You can move from book to book and chapter to chapter with the…


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cool tech November 8, 2010 posted by

Harvesting power from the sun – new invention promises to tranform the solar power business

Engineer, ex NASA scientist and inventor Lonnie Johnson has created a device called the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (or JTEC), which promises to convert heat into electricity at twice the efficiency of current systems. The device –  early prototype above –  uses no moving parts, and works by splitting hydrogen atoms into protons and electrons, thereby producing electric power. It sounds simple, but it’s taken the American inventor decades to perfect the basic technology, and he’s now running out of funds, despite widespread…


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Eco Friendly November 5, 2010 posted by

The Renewable Energy Racer Set

Miniature race cars have been around pratically forever, but the Renewable Energy Racer Set goes beyond the norm. Each of these mini-racers is powered by a different renewable energy – one by a mini-wind turbine, one by a small solar panel and the thrid by a hydrogen fuel cell. These racers are a great educational tool to teach your kids about sustainable energy parading as pure fun! It only takes a 10-30 minute charge form the wind or solar versions…


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The Renewable Energy Racer Set