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Tag: Electricity

Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)

Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)

These electrical plugs look like noses, just in case you want some great big nostrils on your wall. These Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets from design firm ekoD Works will make your home look pretty damn weird.…

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DIY Stun Glove: You Got the Touch! You Got the Power!

DIY Stun Glove: You Got the Touch! You Got the Power!

A couple of years ago we saw a pair of taser gloves made with everyday items. But both gloves had to be in contact with the target in order for them to deliver a shock. GreekGadgetGuru’s…

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Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

When you think of Disney, most typically think of animated movies and theme parks, but Disney also has a research arm that looks into all sorts of future technology. Researchers at Disney have created an interesting…

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PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity

One thing everybody does is walk. You could drive a car or ride the bus to work or to school, but you’d still have to walk to do various stuff throughout your day. Now a group…

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Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power

Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power

A Dutch company called Energy Floors has invented a product that turns club patrons into portable generators. The company’s Sustainable Dance Floors are tiles that generate electricity when they’re stepped on. It really makes me wonder…

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VOTO Charger Turns Heat to Electricity: Promethe-Zeus

VOTO Charger Turns Heat to Electricity: Promethe-Zeus

The PowerPot and the BioLite stove seem like great ways to harness the heat from fire and turn it into electricity. But what if you already have a pot and a stove? A company called Point…

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Homebrew Stun Baton: Dangerous DIY

Homebrew Stun Baton: Dangerous DIY

Are you a problem-solving field agent who refuses to use a gun to defend yourself? Or are you an Equalist looking to cover your subpar chi blocking skills? Then you’re as real as my readers. Badum-tish!…

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MeterPlug Helps Monitor & Control Power Consumption: Who Meters the MeterPlug?

MeterPlug Helps Monitor & Control Power Consumption: Who Meters the MeterPlug?

Here’s one of the most clever uses of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones that I’ve ever seen. It’s called the MeterPlug, a Bluetooth device that plugs in between anything with a power cord and an AC outlet. Together with…

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GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries

GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries

General Motors has announced that it has teamed up with a company called ABB to come up with away to use the batteries inside of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle after they’re no longer…

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Tesla Coil Fight: Two Men Enter, Two Men Get Electrocuted

Tesla Coil Fight: Two Men Enter, Two Men Get Electrocuted

I’ve seen some pretty awesome videos involving Tesla coils over the years, but I have to say this is my new favorite. This video was captured at the recent Belfast Festival at Queens, Ireland, and it…

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LG Chem Invents Cable-Like Batteries: Pliable Power

LG Chem Invents Cable-Like Batteries: Pliable Power

While most of us are looking forward to a wireless future, I think we can all make an exception for this new cable. Developed by the geniuses at LG Chem, this lithium ion battery is thin,…

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Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise

Hey Range, you wished for a weapon-equipped quadrotor drone right? Hack a Day has served as your genie. The folks who run the site managed to modify a Parrot AR.Drone to deliver a shock on contact.…

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PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator Charges your Gadgets Using Fire

There are a number of backup emergency power generators on the market that allow you to charge your iPhone or other smartphones without a traditional power source. Most of those involve  consumables such as fuel cells…

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Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp

Plug Lamp: More than Just an Outlet and More than Just a Lamp

You never know where or when you might need an outlet for your plugs until you need one. And it’s extremely annoying to have to bend down and search behind cabinets or tables just to find…

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Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

Sony Power Outlet Recognizes Devices and Users to Regulate Power: Convenient or Creepy?

There are already several ways of tracking and restricting the Internet access of a specific device, but Sony has developed a concept that controls a much more basic commodity: electricity. Its Authentication Power Outlet concept has…

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Green Manhole Cover Harnesses Kinetic Energy

Green Manhole Cover Harnesses Kinetic Energy

We see a lot of green concepts around here and while some of them seem pretty obvious, others clearly took more thought to come up with. The latest green concept is this manhole cover called the…

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