Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

cool tech October 1, 2010 posted by

Bike 2.0 – new Korean concept electric bike shows cool future

This Bike 2.0 electric bicycle concept from South Korea is very slick. Battery in the seatpost, stepless gears, motor in the rear wheel. Plus some kind of ‘superconductor’ tech which helps with pedalling and doesn’t need a battery. All good stuff, now produce it for a reasonable price please.  Bike 2.0 the next generation bicycle, will give you more fun with energy boosts when you are cruising around. It makes you daily ride more comfortable with energy leveling and the…


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Eco Friendly September 29, 2010 posted by

The T3 Solar Robot Kit – cool fun from the sun!

If you’re looking for a cool way to educate your Transformer-loving kids about solar power, check out the T3 Solar Robot Kit. Not only can you use this 70-piece kit to build a robot, you can then transform it into a tank or a scorpion! You won’t need batteries to power your creation – a healthy dose of sunlight will do the trick. Or, if the day’s cloudy, you can use a deck light to power up. With the detailed…


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The T3 Solar Robot Kit – cool fun from the sun!
cool tech September 27, 2010 posted by

Solar Roadways – building roads that pay for themselves by generating electricity

You’ve got to admit that this Solar Roadways project is ambitious. The idea is to replace our conventional tarmac ribbon with a surface which doubles as a solar panel, thereby providing a number of benefits. Self lighting streets, heated surfaces for icy conditions, dynamic road signage and last but not least, generating surplus power for the national grid. The whole thing is crazy sci-fi, but with the price of oil going up up up, and the price of solar tech…


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Bookmark This! September 24, 2010 posted by

Recycle Your Bike into Something Beautiful

Got an old bicycle lying around? Why not recycle it, and spruce up your home at the same time? This Recycle Your Bike site offers a bunch of ideas of what to do with your old chains, wheels, even frames, which is probably a lot better than letting the thing sit outside and rust away to nothing. <cough>   Wheel clocks may be a little over the top for the average wall, but the little bike chain lamp is very cute….


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Eco Friendly September 23, 2010 posted by

Mini Scooter E – BMW electric scooter concept combines style and twee social networking

This Mini Scooter E concept from car maker BMW is the company’s new take on eco-transport. The scooter sports a rear wheel electric motor, an on-board charging cable stowed in a rear compartment and an innovative security system. Basically your smartphone is the key. Plug it into the console socket and the thing will start up. The phone also operates an integrated Bluetooth powered entertainment and communications system, as well as a rather twee sounding social networking application based around Google…


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cool tech September 20, 2010 posted by

Cool Water Powered Calculator – because eco doesn’t have to look sucky

Wow, a Water Powered Calculator which actually doesn’t look Fisher Price. Amazing. One fill up lasts around 2 weeks. Not recommended for use in desert area accountancy. Around $70.00.  Each water electric power capsule consists of two electrodes, copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn). When these two metals are immerced into an electrolyte (like water), the chemical reaction can be converted into electric energy. Copper (Cu+) ions and Zinc (Zn+) ions will be released simultaniously into the water causing the two…


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Eco Friendly September 18, 2010 posted by

Pedego Umbrella Folding Electric Bike – packit, stackit and whizz…

This Pedego Umbrella Folding Electric Bicycle will travel up to 12 miles at 12mph on a single charge, enough to get you to the store and back in the Costco car park. Comes with 6 speed gears and a twist throttle, all nicely finished in white. Priced at $1095.00 for the 12inch model.  As with any Pedego e-bike, this small folding electric bike is carrying some precision hardware. With a geared hub motor on the rear wheel, offering generous speeds…


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cool tech September 16, 2010 posted by

Water Powered Wrist Watch – the timepiece with an infinite fuel supply

I’ve seen water powered clocks and calculators but never a Water Powered Wrist Watch before. Just drop in some H20 and the thing will stay powered up for some 5 days. Complete with calednar and stopwatch. Around $58.00 in Danish stuff.  Strap on this designer wrist watch, that is entirely powered by water … or more precisely, entirely powered by water in its function as an electrolyte between the copper and magnesium, that is mounted inside the watchs tiny water tank….


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Awesome September 4, 2010 posted by

PUYL – awesome bicycle pump and bike lamp combo

The PUYL bicycle pump and LED bike lamp combination is a very clever idea indeed. The super great thing about it is actually the fact that it doesn’t need batteries, the power comes from all that pumping, which creates electricity. This product really needs to go into production. Soon.   It is the first permanent illuminating bicycle light which does not need a battery. This combination provides an unlimited light source and a bicycle pump for urban cyclists. The idea is…


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Awesome September 3, 2010 posted by

Blest H Plastic to Oil Converter – cool desktop machine can return plastic to oil

The Blest H is a cute desktop machine which can convert plastic back into oil. The company won’t detail exactly how this is done, but it looks like a really neat trick. They make industrial sized machines as well, but imagine how it would be if we all had one of these in our homes, recycling those naff plastic bags. Cool. More here. The machine currently costs around $9,500.00 to buy, but they’re hoping prices will fall over time.  …


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Eco Friendly August 31, 2010 posted by

Gumdrop Bins – Recycle that ol’ chewing gum

As odd as it sounds, Britain has launched a program to recycle chewing gum and “repurpose” it into tires, childrens toys and mobile phone covers. A government initiative, which runs from August 18th through September 15th will encourage people to toss their used chewing gum into Gumdrop Bins that are being placed at locations throughout twelve towns in the UK that are participating in the Keep Britain Tidy 2010 Chewing Gum campaign. Government statistics show that it costs approximately £150m…


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Bookmark This! August 27, 2010 posted by

MonPwr – freeware turns your monitor off instantly on demand

MonPwr is a small freeware utility that lets you switch off your Windows laptop or desktop monitor with a click. Like a screensaver it won’t come back on until you hit the spacebar or mouse click. Useful little tool for privacy and power conservation.  MonPwr by Caffinc is a freeware that lets you turn off your Laptop or PC monitor with just a click of a button – and keep it turned off until you click the mouse or press the…


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diy August 27, 2010 posted by

Enviro Battery Kit – Turns just about anything into a battery

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to build an eco-friendly battery, you’ll love the Enviro Battery Kit, made by Green Science. This cool do-it-yourself kit lets you use simple mundane things like mud, lemons and water to power a light, a watch or power up a music chip. It’s a great educational tool to help teach kids about all kinds of environmentally-friendly power sources and the science behind electricity and chemical reactions. The kit includes parts like copper and…


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Enviro Battery Kit – Turns just about anything into a battery
Awesome August 26, 2010 posted by

Sea Kettle – life raft turns sea water into drinking water

Just love the name and the concept behind the Sea Kettle, a marine life raft which contains its own simple desalination system to turn sea water into drinking water. Inspired by one of our fave products, the Watercone, the raft can produce 3 litres of water a day, more than enough for you and the ship’s cat. Genius.  The Sea Kettle is meant to be an insulated, sturdy shelter able to turn sea water into fresh water. A person using…


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Awesome August 26, 2010 posted by

EDGE house – Makes down sizing your home stylish and beautiful

A lot of folks are thinking about down sizing their homes these days, if that’s you then this EDGE house is a compact way to go. The award-winning EDGE, which stands for Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment, is a 320 square foot home designed by Wisconsin’s Bill Yudchitz of the design firm Revelation Architects. Meant to show that we can live greener and better lives in smaller well crafted spaces, the EDGE house is a modular home complete with…


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EDGE house – Makes down sizing your home stylish and beautiful