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Tag: Recycling

Miniature Metropolis Made of Used Electronics: Electri-City

Miniature Metropolis Made of Used Electronics: Electri-City
Benjamin Yates makes coffee tables that house miniature cities made from discarded gadgets and electronic parts. He also fills them with fairy lights and railroad figures of people to bring life to the cities. One man’s…
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Awesome LiteOn Concept Turns Scrap Paper into Pencils

Awesome LiteOn Concept Turns Scrap Paper into Pencils
There’s not much you can do with paper after you’ve written (or printed) both sides of it. You could use it to wrap stuff up you intend to store or throw away, but that’s about it. …
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GO Recycle Makes it Easy to Throw Your Garbage in the Right Bin

GO Recycle Makes it Easy to Throw Your Garbage in the Right Bin
If people still can’t get it right after you’ve color coded and labeled your trash cans to death, then what’s a designer supposed to do? Come up with an even better trash can in the form…
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Pfandring Makes Recycling Bottles Easier and More Appealing

Pfandring Makes Recycling Bottles Easier and More Appealing
I try to avoid driving on roads which still show evidence of some wild party that probably went on the night before: discarded plastic bags, crushed plastic cups, and shards of glass from broken bottles all…
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Virtual Pet Shelter Helps Unwanted (Virtual) Pets Find New (Real) Homes

Virtual Pet Shelter Helps Unwanted (Virtual) Pets Find New (Real) Homes
The first virtual pet I got wasn’t a Tamagotchi, but a virtual pet dinosaur called Raku Raku Dinokun. Like most kids, I played with it, raised a few dinosaurs that eventually died, and forgot all about…
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Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself

Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself
Batteries suck. You have to have the right kind for your device, they have to be charged and they are prone to failure way too often. Forget batteries. What we need is a robot that can…
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EcoATM Recycles Your Gadgets, Gives You Some Cash While You’re at It

EcoATM Recycles Your Gadgets, Gives You Some Cash While You’re at It
Gadgets like mobile phones and tablets have a quick turnover rate. By that, I mean you can expect a newer version of that cellphone you just bought after a couple of months or so. So if…
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LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders
These cool recycling and storage containers were created by the Italian design studio Flussocreative. They basically look like huge LEGO building blocks.…
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Random Things to Do with Old Keyboards

Random Things to Do with Old Keyboards
It’s true that it will take some time before we rid ourselves of keyboards. I can actually see how the Microsoft Kinect tech might lead to an interface device that’s very futuristic and gesture-based and voice-based,…
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Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel

Recycled Newspapers Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel
A lot of time and resources have been devoted to finding an alternative means of fuel, since the world is fast running out of fossil fuels. Some say that we’re already past peak oil, while others…
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Dr. R.e. Cycler Recycling Robot Crushes Cans, is Not a Real Dr.

Dr. R.e. Cycler Recycling Robot Crushes Cans, is Not a Real Dr.
Kids learn things quicker when they can see them visually. That’s probably true of most adults too. So if you want to teach kids about recycling, it makes sense that you would want to wow them…
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Drought Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Pee for Drinking Water

Drought Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Pee for Drinking Water
You might think its hot where you are. However, you don’t know hot until you visit Texas in the summer. We are going on 40 consecutive days of temperatures in the 104-107°F range in many areas,…
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Vax Ex Cardboard Vacuum: Clean and Green

Vax Ex Cardboard Vacuum: Clean and Green
Think you’ll be seeing a lot of disposable appliances and tech in the future? Loughborough University student Jake Tyler thinks so. He designed this concept, and it was then picked up by European vacuum maker Vax.…
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Dude, Want To Surf On a Board of Beer Cans?

Dude, Want To Surf On a Board of Beer Cans?
Surfing is one of those things that I have never really gotten a firm handle on. Sure, I can stand on the board for a few seconds minutes before I slip or wipe out. I used…
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Laptop to Desktop Conversion: Less Portable, but Less Trash Too

Laptop to Desktop Conversion: Less Portable, but Less Trash Too
Instructables member Michael Chen’s friend gave him a broken laptop. Chen decided to treat the situation as a glass half-full and converted the distressed laptop into a desktop. It may sound counterintuitive, but then again he…
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Keyboard Rubik’s Cube: Can’t Ctrl+Alt+Delete This

Keyboard Rubik’s Cube: Can’t Ctrl+Alt+Delete This
Here’s a fun project to do if you have a couple of unused keyboards lying around – a picture Rubik’s Cube with function and number keys on it instead of colors. Making one’s not as easy…
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