Monday, April 29, 2013

Innovations in Solar Energy

The Window Socket  by designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh.


As seen from Yanko Design article.  This highly portable solar power device could change the game of clean energy!  It takes 5-8 hours to complete charging but that charge lasts 10 hours.  The article says that it produces 1000 mAh--unfortunately I don't know enough about electricity to explain what this means.  Could anyone explain in comments for clarity?

 (Thanks  Dragonfly for the heads up!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Manual Washing Machine


This pedal powered manual washer, the GiraDora, was created to help third world peoples overcome the drudgery and sanitary concerns of manual washing.   At only $40 per device, it is not only cheep, but also sturdy.   Unfortunately, it is not in production yet as this modern marvel is still in consumer testing phases.  Here is an article on Digital Trends accompanied with a video about this innovative take on the manual washer.





Tiny House Listings

Here's a tiny yurt that is for sale on Tiny House Listings for $6000.