In the recent time computers have a very short life cycle time and a really bad environmental balance. The individual components are not easy to reuse and they are fastly out of date due to new techniques and so forth. MicroPro, a company from Ireland, developed a Touchscreen personal computer which is supposed to fabricate 70 percent less carbon dioxid as an usual and comparable personal computer. These numbers are calculated throughout the whole life cycle, beginning with the reduction over the using phase until the recycling process. Moreover they mention that 78 percent of the materials are recyclable and an additional part of 20 percent are even reusable for repairing other computers. Continue reading
our electronic devices seem to be out of battery so fast and especially when we are travelling we have problems to recharge! I once had the problem that both my camcorder and my phone had empty batteries and I missed a great shot in Australia. If I had the following backpack I would have been able to make a picture of the “mass boxing event” of at least 10 kangaroos! Continue reading
Yesterday I’ve seen a video on YouTube which showed the next generation of smartphones. The concept is so easy but nevertheless such a great innovation to create your individual smartphone. It works as if you put Lego bricks together and you can choose what really is important for you and your mobile phone – as for example a big camera or a bigger battery. Have a look at the video on Phonebloks and support the idea by joining the Thunderclap on their page and sharing the idea on Facebook.
Using 2 plywood boards to create a serviceable and unique bike, that’s the idea of Basten Leijh of Bleijh. He uses re-examined materials for manufacturing and distributing the bike. The packaging seems to be inspired by the packaging of furniture at IKEA with the big advantage of lower shipping costs for such flat packages. Continue reading