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Tag: Recycling

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, and on top of the heat, we are having our annual drought and it is one of the worst ever.

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.

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 to sit by the shore and just watch the other surfers ride the waves and do their thing in the water.

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 practically made something out of nothing and extended the lifespan of the computer.

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 as Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V though.

Recyclable Laptop Disassembles Easily: Environment- and User-Friendly

Recyclable Laptop Disassembles Easily: Environment- and User-Friendly
Laptops sacrifice a lot for their portability – they’re nowhere near as upgradable as most desktop computers, and they’re not that easy to tinker with as well. But a group of students from Stanford University and Aalto University in Finland have shown that it’s possible to make a laptop with a very modular form, making its parts easy to recycle, service and replace.

Film & Cassette Tape Portraits by Iri5 Are for Sale, and Yes, They’Re Expensive.

Film & Cassette Tape Portraits by Iri5 Are for Sale, and Yes, They’Re Expensive.
Reader Alex commented on our call for surveyees (take the survey! there’s a prize!) that the stuff we usually feature are cool (of course they are :D) but mostly expensive. Alex, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry but this is another one of those cool-but-expensive stuffs.

Bet You Can’T Do This With Blu-ray: Awesome Cassette Tape Portraits

Bet You Can’T Do This With Blu-ray: Awesome Cassette Tape Portraits
Artist iri5’s “Ghost in the Machine” is a series of portraits that connect music with visual art by making use of old cassette tapes as medium. When I first saw Neatorama‘s post about the project I thought it was just a cheap trick.

Nasa Urine Recycler is Good to Go. Unfortunately.

Nasa Urine Recycler is Good to Go. Unfortunately.
“Houston, we have a problem.” Eagle this is Houston, what’s poppin? Over? “Yeah, so.. I float over to where the cooler’s supposed to be, but in it’s place there’s this…I’m looking at this machine labeled “Urine Recycler”.

Calling All Sk8r Boys: Nixon Watch With Skateboard Inlays

Calling All Sk8r Boys: Nixon Watch With Skateboard Inlays
Nixon is coming out with yet another awesome watch. The Rotolog RePly watch is inlaid with reclaimed skateboard parts. This is recycling at it’s best. Thin strips of reclaimed skate decks are artfully layered to create a unique and colorful watch.