Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

July 6, 2015 by  
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It’s never too early to teach kids about the importance of green. Eco-conscious design firm Form Maker wants to make the learning process fun and easy with Gobble , a series of recyclable and lightweight cardboard furnishings ranging from chairs to toy boxes. Designed in the shape of animals like hippos and crocodiles, these adorable eco-friendly pieces boost ecological awareness and emit “nearly six times less carbon dioxide per kilogram compared to plastic.” Strong enough for an adult to stand on, the sturdy water-resistant pieces are built with an engineered fluted core held together by water-based adhesive with non-toxic ink. Want to get your hands on Gobble? Head over to their website to sign up for their email alerts to be the first to know when Gobble launches on Kickstarter! + Gobble 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” , eco form maker , Form Maker furniture , Gobble , Gobble cardboard furniture , Gobble furniture , kickstarter , reader submitted content , recyclable furniture

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INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

July 6, 2015 by  
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With all those nasty chemicals floating inside our homes, its no wonder that indoor air quality can be downright dismal. Gasses from things like benzene in paints and detergents, and formaldehyde in fabrics and furniture can build up, which may make you start longing for an expensive air filtration system. But fear not, NASA has released a list of pollution-busting plants that will not only beautify your home, but make your indoor breathing a little easier. Check out the following infographic from Barratt Homes for all the details and find out which plant reigns supreme in the fight against toxic air. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air filtering , air filtering houseplants , air filters , Air quality , best plants for air quality , filtering indoor air pollution , houseplants air quality , indoor air pollution , indoor air quality , Pollution

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Why Proterra’s CEO foresees a ‘perfect’ market for electric buses

June 30, 2015 by  
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Ryan Popple shares how the maker of electric battery-powered transit buses can double its manufacturing run, thanks to a fresh $55 million.

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The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

March 27, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. We’ve seen cardboard bikes , surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture , but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a cardboard treadmill . And it works! Sort of. Built for a fraction of the cost of a regular motorized treadmill, the cardboard version is fully able to withstand the weight of adult human foot fall, and its tread does—somewhat—spin with the runner. Read the rest of The world’s first functional ‘human-powered’ cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard furniture , cardboard treadmill , DIY , extreme cardboarding , fitness , green health , Health , homemade game guru , lue nuwame , maker , Paper , recyclable , Recycled Materials

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

March 27, 2015 by  
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The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets , which represent Luke Skywalker’s desert planet of  Tatooine , have had it rough in the past, from invading Imperial Stormtroopers to  encroaching desertification threatening the sands . However, the region now faces an even bigger danger—one that is threatening to make the entire area unsafe for locals and Star Wars fans alike: ISIS. Read the rest of Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ISIS , ISIS fighters , ISIS in tatooine , ISIS in Tunisia , ISIS taken over Star Wars set , mos eisley , star war isis , star wars isis , Star Wars movie set , star wars set , Star Wars Tunisia , Tatooine , tatooine isis , tatooine tunisia , Tunis , Tunisia , Tunisia Star Wars set

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The Future of the Built Environment is 3D Printed

May 28, 2014 by  
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The future of the built environment is 3D printed, as California’s Bot Laboratory proves with this groundbreaking piece. Showcased at the Maker Fair 2014, the m_Wall was printed in only two pieces and stands over 6 feet 4 inches tall. Printed with the Euclid Robot 3D printer using both black and clear ABS plastic, the m_Wall is extremely strong with a single pass print thickness of over 1/4 inch (6.35mm). Architectural pieces need to be created with less expensive methods than “traditional” 3D printing, and the m_Wall proves that doing so is economically feasible by using inexpensive plastic pellets and high-speed production. Read the rest of The Future of the Built Environment is 3D Printed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D , 3d printed , 3D printed wall , 3D printing , Bot Laboratory , grasshopper , Grasshopper 3D , m_Wall , Zachary Schoch

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Solar-Powered Sunny Speaker Packs Big Sound in a Tiny Environmental Footprint

May 28, 2014 by  
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Meet Sunny, the solar powered musical companion made from sustainably harvested wood. Developed by Patrick Daly and Ryan Bachman of SoularSound , this adorable solar panel-topped speaker celebrates quality HiFi sound with environmentally friendly and efficient materials. To minimize its environmental impact, Sunny is handmade from FSC certified wood , U.S.-sourced solar panels, and recycled steel. Since the modular bluetooth speaker was built to last, its user friendly design allows owners to easily make repairs or upgrades. To bring this fun eco-minded Sunny speaker into your home, send your support over to the SoularSound Sunny Kickstarter today! + Sunny Kickstarter 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: bluetooth speaker , eco-friendly speaker , fsc certified wood , handmade speaker , kickstarter , reader submitted content , recycled steel , solar panels , Solar Power , solar powered speaker , soularsound , sunny speaker

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Mod-t: An Elegant New 3D Printer Just About Anyone Can Afford

May 28, 2014 by  
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Even with MakerBot’s mass appeal, 3D printers are still too expensive and complex for most people to have at home. Now a new start up called New Matter is introducing a truly affordable printer that costs as little as $149, and it’s surprisingly elegant too. The Mod-t is a completely self-contained printer that’s not only stylishly minimalistic, but will even allow users to print objects sent from their phones. Read the rest of Mod-t: An Elegant New 3D Printer Just About Anyone Can Afford Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , frog design , fused deposition modeling , makerbot , Minimalism , MOD-t , MOD-t 3D printer , New Matter

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MakerBot Acquired by Rival 3D Printing Company Stratasys in $403 Million Stock Deal

June 20, 2013 by  
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Desktop 3D printing is about to get very popular thanks to a new merger between the leading 3D printing company MakerBot and a subsidiary of Stratasys, an Israeli 3D printer and additive manufacturer . MakerBot , which recently opened a 50,000 square foot factory in Brooklyn , has sold 22,000 3D printers since 2009, when it was first opened, and the $403 million stock-for-stock transaction is expected to widen the Stratasys market. Read the rest of MakerBot Acquired by Rival 3D Printing Company Stratasys in $403 Million Stock Deal Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D desktop printing revolution , 3d printer , Design , makerbot , News , Stratasys and MakerBot merger , Stratasys buys MakerBot        

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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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