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Solar Keychain Cell Phone Charger is Awesome, Potentially Lifesaving

Thumbnail image for Solar Keychain Cell Phone Charger is Awesome, Potentially Lifesaving March 6, 2008

With 5 different kinds charging attachments, there is a good chance that this bad boy is capable of charging your cell phone using only the sweet sweet nectar known as “sunlight”. Normally, products from Brando are the object of much ridicule from this site. This product, however, will only be the object of slight ridicule [...]

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Weekly DIY: Solar Pizza Box Oven

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Are you sick of using cars’ hot engines for cooking food? Are you as poor as me? Well, look no further. I’m here to show you how to make your own solar oven out of a pizza box, paper, and some foil. It requires no gas and no electricity to run, so it won’t cost [...]

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Bamboo LED Lighting, Not Panda Approved

Thumbnail image for Bamboo LED Lighting, Not Panda Approved February 25, 2008

Sevcan Yardim, graduate of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, designed this modular bamboo lamp. It is suposed to blend well with natural outdoor environments. The lights are energy-efficient LEDs, but still shine bright enough to light your path. Although I suspect that bamboo is not abundant in the Middle East, it is abundant [...]

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Sharpsafe Is Needle Disposal System

Thumbnail image for Sharpsafe Is Needle Disposal System February 19, 2008

The Sharpsafe, designed by Alicia Mintzes, is a public needle disposal system for intravenous drug users. It is also designed to be strong and nonthreatening: Sharpsafe is designed with a familiar street furniture language that enables it to fit into public spaces as a distinctive yet non-threatening entity. The material strength and form design increases [...]

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Cell Phone Seeks to Eliminate Panda Food Supply

Thumbnail image for Cell Phone Seeks to Eliminate Panda Food Supply February 15, 2008

In a desperate search to find a purpose for tragically useless bamboo, designer, Michael Laut, has developed a cell phone that utilizes the superfluous grass. Underneath, the Chute is like any other ordinary Smartphone, powerful and functional. The shell however is designed out of bamboo, a high sustainable resource. Bamboo turns out to be lighter [...]

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Wet Dream Come True, Rinspeed Concept Becomes Reality

Thumbnail image for Wet Dream Come True, Rinspeed Concept Becomes Reality February 15, 2008

youtube link Before this video, Rinspeed was another concept that I never expected to manifest. But, here it is, and I stand corrected. This is a freekin’ sweet car/boat/submarine. It reaches speeds up to 120 km/hour on land, 6 km/hour on the water, and 3 km/hour underwater. It is a zero-emissions vehicle, using lithium-ion batteries [...]

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DIY Room Heater Keeps You Slightly Warmer

Thumbnail image for DIY Room Heater Keeps You Slightly Warmer January 31, 2008

How To Produce Easy, Free Home Heat So, when you’re as poor as me, you’ll do anything to save a penny. This video doesn’t help me save pennies, at all. This is mostly due to the fact that the heater requires pennies to make. It did, however, lower my electric bill a little. This instructive [...]

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Junkture Table is Junk, Literally

Thumbnail image for Junkture Table is Junk, Literally January 31, 2008

So, like, I am a slob. A major slob. So naturally, I have a lot of junk sitting around. Seriously. I look around my apartment and I see computer parts, food wrappers, a billion scratched and blank cds, old boxes, lots of empty booze containers (mostly plastic – I’m a cheap drunk), my star wars [...]

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