SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

July 5, 2015 by  
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What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That’s the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening ‘s WikiHouse – a home designed entirely in SketchUp that can be downloaded by anyone, customized to fit the user’s needs and sent to the 3D printer. The components are then snapped together using less than 100 screws to make rooms that can be rearranged as easily as you would rearrange furniture. Read the rest of SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed home , 3D printed house , 3D printers , 3D printing , 3d-printed architecture , Eric Schimelpfening , google sketchup , green technology , maker faire , SketchThis.NET , WikiHouse , WikiHouse Google

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How to Get Fashionably Struck by Lightning

August 16, 2014 by  
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Would you dare to wear clothing that conducts electricity? Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht’s “Faraday Cage” dress is capable of conducting close to a million volts of electricity! Her conductive ensemble consists of metal plates, 600 rings of chain mail, “plasma ball” epaulets, and a spiky grilled helmet. America’s next top models won’t even brave this accouterment, so Wipprecht demonstrated her own franken-attire at the Maker Faire in May. The artist stood fearlessly between a pair of Tesla coils as electricity tangled and twined around her, while she remained fully protected by her Faraday cage garb. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anouk Wipprecht , electric clothing , wearable technology

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Giant Solar-Powered Geodesic Robot Walks Into our Nightmares on 12 Crab-Like Legs

June 10, 2013 by  
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Welder Scott Parenteau has created a gigantic geodesic dome that walks about on 12 creepy crab-like legs! Parenteau’s spider-like “ Walking Pod ” is powered by a wind turbine and a roof-mounted solar panel , which help support the 800 watts of power needed to move the machine. Read the rest of Giant Solar-Powered Geodesic Robot Walks Into our Nightmares on 12 Crab-Like Legs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind turbine” , geodesic robot , maker faire , Maker Faire walker pod , robot , Scott Parenteau , Solar Power , spider robot , Walker Pod        

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Inhabitat is Hiring a Video Producer in NYC!

June 10, 2013 by  
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Calling all NYC-based video producers! Do you have a versatile skill set and an interest in green design and cutting-edge innovation? Inhabitat is looking for a video producer in New York to shoot, light, produce and edit short Youtube-ready videos . Interested candidates should send an email to editor [at] inhabitat.com with links to their reel and/or previous web videos that they’ve produced, along with their rates and contact information. If you think you’d be great fit for this position, apply today – we’re looking forward to checking out your work! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: freelance video producer , freelance work , green design , inhabitat , jobs , new york city video producer , online jobs , sustainable design , video editing , video jobs , video producer , video product gigs , video production jobs , work        

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S1 Solar LED Lamp by d.light Aims to Provide a Brighter Future for Rural Areas in Asia and Africa

June 10, 2013 by  
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With hopes of replacing hazardous kerosene wick lamps, d.light  has created a series of affordable solar LED Lamps for areas without a reliable source of electricity. The lamp has an integrated solar panel and can easily orient itself towards the sun during the day, and provide focused task lighting at night. The compact-yet-powerful S1 Solar LED Lamp  is one of the finalists for INDEX Awards 2013 for providing light to millions of homes in Asia and Africa. Read the rest of S1 Solar LED Lamp by d.light Aims to Provide a Brighter Future for Rural Areas in Asia and Africa Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Affordable Solar Lamp , Africa , asia , d.light , INDEX Awards 2013 , LED lighting , Lighting for Rural Areas , renewable energy , rural areas , S1 Solar LED Lamp , solar lighting , Solar Power        

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Maker Faire NYC: Handwoven Sandals and Pot Holders

September 22, 2011 by  
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Photos: Alex Davies Among the many handmade crafts on display at Maker Faire were the products of the Loop of the Loom weaving studio, which specializes and offers classes in the Japanese Zen art form of Saori. Made with a philosophy of free expression, self-development and improvisation, Loop of the… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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At IIDEX Neocon: The CP Workspace Standing Convertible Desk

September 22, 2011 by  
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Image credit Lloyd Alter IIDEX Neocon is Canada’s big trade-only contract furniture show, where one usually finds the best new office furniture and design. The economy is clearly taking its toll, the show seemed to be a lot smaller than it used to be. However there was a lot of office design innovation to be found, particularly if you are following the standing desk trend. The German company C+P Möbelsysteme, new to these shores, presented one of the nicest I have ever seen. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Eco minded inventor creates Solar Electric Robot Chariot

September 5, 2011 by  
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Purnima Gangta: Rollerblading Robot Robot powered by solar energy After Dubya Bot Chariot , Bob Schneevis is back with something he calls the Solar Electric Robot Chariot. A robot has taken over the place of the chariot driver in this new design. The new chariot was unveiled at the Maker Faire Bay Area. The robot makes good use of renewable solar energy, which is its main source of power. The onboard solar panels provide energy to a set of batteries, which are then used to power the robotic legs. The robot moves its legs by gliding around a pair of rollerblades; it’s similar to the way we humans walk, but with the exception of rollerblades. Rollerblading Robot Robot powered by solar energy The chauffeur ride is guided with the help of cameras for mechanized movement, so that chariot can move in any direction. Actually this is the one of the best way for traveling around in an eco-friendly manner. It’s going to be fun for one and all. After all it provides you an emission-free ride, acquaintance with fresh air and scene of happening around you. Via: Engadget

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Oklahoma resident transforms Chevrolet pick-up to run on electric engine

September 5, 2011 by  
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Shallu Sharma: Electric Truck Developed by Valdon Foster When determination is strong, age creates no bar. This has been proved by 70 years old Valdon Foster of Oklahoma who has designed a powerful eco friendly electric truck. Its entire design is based on 1999 model Chevrolet pick-up. Valdon Foster sweated for three months in a row to convert a wasted 99 model Chevrolet pick-up into a powerful eco friendly truck. Electric Truck Developed by Valdon Foster This truck is more proficient than any ordinary gas powered automobile. Almost around 144 volts of energy is supplied to the engine by 24 strong batteries. It gives an impressive mileage of 70mph and can cover around 100 miles on road with fully charged batteries. By designing this truck Valdon has once again completed the challenge of turning impossible into possible. This is not his first design. His passion and love for cars and automobiles have made him build an eco friendly electric bicycle too. And this is not an end to his visualization and creativity. Valdon has already started thinking and planning his next project. He is aiming to create an electric motorcycle and might design electric plane in upcoming years. Via: KXII

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iFixit Tears Apart Apple Tablet

April 1, 2010 by  
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Images via iFixIt Ever since seeing iFixIt Global Repair Community at Maker Faire last year, we’ve been infatuated. The team breaks down the latest electronics so we can get familiar with their insides, gain some familiarity with electronic components, and hopefully build up the confidence required to take a screwdriver to a broken device and fix it ourselves. The late…

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