Solar Powered Keyhole Light

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There’s nothing worse than coming home and standing at your door fumbling to get the key in the keyhole because it’s so dark and you can’t see what the heck you’re doing. Well ok maybe that’s not the worst thing in the world compared to say torture or starvation or whatnot but what ...

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Solar Powered Blinds That Become a Lamp at Night

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The Solar Vertical Lamp is one of those concepts that straddles the line between crazy and genius. They look like standard vertical blinds but on the backside are solar panels. During the day, the blinds block the sunlight while charging up. At night with the blinds closed, there are LED lights embedded right ...

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Tiny Windmill Charges Up a Single Battery

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The Febot is a rechargeable battery concept that is basically a tiny windmill. The Febot sticks to any window or flat surface via a suction cup bottom. You place a single rechargeable battery inside it, and let the wind charge it up. The whole thing comes apart for easy portability and traveling. Created ...

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In-A-Gadda-Da-wtf: JVC Speakers with Built In Planters

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Here’s a pretty interesting speaker concept from JVC; it’s a regular speaker (albeit slightly unusually shaped) with a tiny potted plant on top. The idea is to combine an eco-friendly concept in with a speaker. The mold is from earth safe plastic and the speakers can all be linked up together to form ...

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Old Computer Innards Repurposed as Animal Art

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Ever wondered what you could do with all those motherboards and circuit boards and ROM chips and other miscellaneous computer parts that look cool but are outdated or broken? Why not make them into awesome art animals. Artist Brenda Guyton makes these really cool looking sculptures from discarded e-waste. The jack rabbit ...

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Candle Powered Rotating Disco Ball

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Disco has gone green! Is there anything more romantic than slow dancing under a spinning disco ball light? Ok there’s probably a lot of things that are, but work with me here people! How about candles, those are pretty romantic? Well now combine a disco ball and candles and bam! Instant romance. Because ...

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Solar Powered Drug Carrying Camel

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Getting medicines and drugs out to people in the arid Sahel region of Africa has always been difficult. A smart team of designers and health care professionals has built a way to get drugs and vaccines that need to be refrigerated out to people who live far from cities and towns by hooking ...

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Putting That Last Little Bit of Juice in Spent Batteries To Good Use

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Your devices need a certain amount of power from batteries to run. But when the batteries “run out”, they’re not always out of juice, they just might not have enough for your high-powered device. You can use these old, almost-but-not-quite-empty batteries in something low powered like a clock or you can gather a ...

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