Crazy SkunkLock makes would-be bike thieves vomit

October 24, 2016 by  
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If you are sick and tired of having your bicycle stolen stolen, then we have just the thing for you. After he and several of his friends lost their bikes to sneaky thieves, inventor Daniel Idzkowski came up with the most bizarre solution. SkunkLock prevents bike theft by releasing a chemical deterrent released when a would-be thief tries to cut through the lock , and it’s noxious enough, nobody would want to stick around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba1OLoPIBfY Made with hardened medium-carbon steel , the black and white U-Lock contains a hidden pressurized deterrent that the company says actually induces vomiting in most cases. These noxious chemicals are so strong they “elicit an instinctive response to run away immediately,” according to the company’s Indiegogo page. They say it’s possible a bike might smell if the chemicals are released, but not likely, although they include disinfection instructions with their locks. Related: Engineering Students Create the World’s First Unstealable Bike What chemicals do they use? SkunkLock doesn’t quite disclose that information, saying they prefer to keep their formula a secret so thieves can’t figure out a way around it. They do say on their Indiegogo page that capsaicin compounds may be present in the lock, but that SkunkLock isn’t “strictly a pepper spray product.” While some bike owners may be deterred by the idea of noxious chemicals, SkunkLock assures people their bike lock is safe and legal. The company purposely skewed away from electronic and smart locks, saying electronics can fail or be dismantled. Instead their lock fights back, as per the company slogan. Once the chemicals are released, the company says the structural integrity should still be there but the lock won’t deter against thieves in the unique skunk-like fashion any more. There’s no expiration date on the bike lock, but the company plans to keep improving the technology and hopes SkunkLock owners will buy updated versions in the future. SkunkLock is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo . A limited number of people can snag a SkunkLock for $99; from there the price goes up to $109 and then to $119. You can check out the campaign here . + SkunkLock + SkunkLock Indiegogo Campaign Images via SkunkLock Facebook and SkunkLock

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Industrial Kid turns spare bicycle parts into contemporary and playful desk lamps

March 1, 2016 by  
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Riding a bicycle represents freedom and fun, so why not bring those feelings into your home? Industrial Kid designed a series of contemporary desk lamps that celebrate our love for cycling through the creative reuse of spare bicycle parts . Powered by an LED “bicycle light,” each lamp is made up of a flat handlebar, brake levers, grips, Bowden cable housing, and stem. The customizable lamps are available in 10 different colors, from kiwi lime to chocolate brown. To get a bicycle desk lamp of your own, head over to Industrial Kid’s Indiegogo campaign where they’re available for an early bird price of $99. + Industrial Kid Indiegogo Campaign The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Acre Design’s automated Axiom House is an affordable zero-energy prototype home

October 12, 2015 by  
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Recobin Home: Attractive FSC-certified Plywood Recycle Bins Double as Attractive Modular Furniture

November 14, 2014 by  
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Are tacky plastic recycle bins an eyesore in your home? The folks at Recobin , a Hungary-based green startup, feel your pain. That’s why they created Recobin Home, a line of modular and attractive recycling bins made from 100-percent FSC-certified birch plywood. The stylish bins are stackable to save space and are available in three different sizes and four different finishes. Recobin Home is designed to ship flat-pack and can be easily assembled without the need of extra tools. Want to bring these gorgeous bins into your home? Head over to the Recobin Home Indiegogo Campaign to help the team get rolling on production. + Recobin Home The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , attractive recycle bins , Birch-Plywood , fsc certified , indiegogo campaign , modular furniture , modular recycle bin , plywood furniture , reader submitted content , Recobin , Recobin Home , recycle bins

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Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog’s Thoughts Into Human Language

December 18, 2013 by  
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For centuries, man has tried to communicate with his canine companions through commands, gestures, and best guesses. Now a team of designers from the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery have developed No More Woof , a doggie headset that can read animal brainwaves and translate them into human speech! Read the rest of Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog’s Thoughts Into Human Language Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal headset , animal mind , brain waves , Crowdfunding , eeg , english translation , indiegogo campaign , no more woof , nordic society for invention and discovery , nsid , pet accessory        

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Rever & Drage’s Sweet Wooden Sheds Morph from Storage to Cozy Camping Shelters

December 18, 2013 by  
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NliteN’s New Ultra-Thin LED Light Bulbs Could Cost Just $9.99

September 5, 2013 by  
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Although much more efficient and durable than the ordinary incandescent light bulbs, not to mention more sustainable, LED bulbs are still too expensive for the average customer with prices ranging from $20 to $35 or more. But now Oregon-based start-up NliteN has unveiled their new dimmable LED bulb that is just 2mm thick and costs only $9.99! Read the rest of NliteN’s New Ultra-Thin LED Light Bulbs Could Cost Just $9.99 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andy Turudic , energy efficient lighting , green design , green lighting , indiegogo campaign , LED lighting , LED lights , LED NliteN light bulbs , NliteN , Oregon green design , sustainable light bulbs        

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Access:energy Aims to Bring Life-Changing Clean Energy to Kenya’s Slum Island

August 19, 2013 by  
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Welcome to Kenya’s “Slum Island,” a place where overcrowded shantytowns fend for themselves on a forgotten island where infrastructure is all but non-existent. A barren pinprick of land on the Kenya-Uganda border in Lake Victoria, Remba (Slum) Island’s isolated location from the mainland makes life even harder for its impoverished residents. Access:energy , the Nairobi-based off-grid energy specialist group, wants to change that with a micro grid that could give thousands of forgotten islanders access to cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable energy. Read the rest of Access:energy Aims to Bring Life-Changing Clean Energy to Kenya’s Slum Island Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “sustainable energy” , “wind power” , Access: energy , Africa , clean electricity , crowd funding , indiegogo campaign , kenya , micro grid , mobile services in Kenya , off-grid energy , remba island , slum island , Solar Power        

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MindDrive: 15 Kansas City Students Transform a 1977 Lotus Esprit into an Electric Car

January 14, 2013 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. With a newly launched IndieGoGo campaign , Kansas City-based nonprofit organization MindDrive  is raising funds to make a film about a group of at-risk youths who transformed a 1977 Lotus Esprit into an electric car and drove it coast to coast. Fifteen students were given the opportunity to drive the car as their journey was documented every step of the way. The film aims to share their story and show the benefits of a hands-on, experiential approach to education. Read the rest of MindDrive: 15 Kansas City Students Transform a 1977 Lotus Esprit into an Electric Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: converted electric cars , eco friendly travel , eco-friendly car , electric 1977 Lotus Esprit , electric car , Electrifying Education Coast to Coast , green project documentary , green project IndieGoGo , green project movies , green road movie , green student projects , green transportation , indiegogo campaign , MindDrive , transforming cars , US public education program

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