January 15, 2010

Kikkerland Dynamo AM/FM/Weather Radio

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Kikkerland's AM/FM Radio also gives weather updates during emergencies. The 3 x 2.2 x 3.2" gadget works on solar power or by hand cranking, and can be used for camping as well. We like the design and green color, but remember not to leave it out during the summer on your lawn.

Via Kikkerland

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January 11, 2010

Tokyo Displays Solar Roof Orbs

These may look like giant light bulbs, but they are actually solar roof orbs, a less expensive alternative to panels. Situated on a roof top in Tokyo, the devices catch and transmit sunlight into the home. These are definitely not a good idea for small buildings surrounded by trees or taller buildings.

Via Inventor Spot

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January 8, 2010

Etón ARC Radio/Flashlight/Charger

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Etón has combined an AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with a flashlight with 3 LEDs and small electronic charger in its American Red Cross MICROLINK FR160 with 3.5 mm headphone input . At a size of only 5.25", it has its own solar panel so no batteries are needed. It can also be charged via USB or hand cranking in times of an emergency. The case is designed to withstand the elements and rubber gaskets and plugs help keep the radio dry.

Via Etón

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f-Tec Solar GPS System

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Since your GPS unit is located on your windshield anyway, think how nice it would be if it was solar powered. f-Tech had the same idea when they came up with this the Solar Bluetooth GPS . The device has a 51 channel MediaTek receiver, 1Hz max update frequency and 45mA power consumption. You should get up to 20 hours of usage from 50 channels on a full charge of its battery, 30 if you also have the renewable energy generator. Capable of tracking signals down to 158dBm, a red light means a fixed position and blue means a connection.

Via f-Tech

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January 7, 2010

Solar Powered Robots to Direct Qatar Traffic

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Ashghal, Qatar's Public Works Authority, is working with their Science Club to create a solar-powered robot for controlling traffic. The bot can work for 24 hours and runs on solar cells connected to a battery. Made of light fiber to fit in with Qatar's severe weather, designer Rashid Ibrahim, Assistant Secretary General of the club, will be working on several of them in the months to come.

Via The Peninsula Qatar

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January 1, 2010

DIY Solar Food Dryer

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Eben Fodor, an organic gardener and travel guide writer with a background in engineering and solar energy, has written The Solar Food Dryer with step-by-step details on how to build your own. Keep your extra vegetables, fruits and herbs all year long by preserving them in the dryer made with inexpensive, readily available materials. Not only does the book come with several designs, it also has resources, solar charts and food drying tips.

Via Eben Fodor


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December 31, 2009

Ewwww! There Goes a Solar Cockroach

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Who is going to clean up all the mess from your holiday feasting? Consider a Solar Cockroach to get behind the refrigerator, under the table and behind the couch, if there is some sun. At a size of 40 x 19 x 19mm, the nasty insect will set you back $15.00.

Via gadget 4 all

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December 14, 2009

Flexio Radio Costs Less

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Industrial designers Wu Kun-chia, Wang Shih-ju, Chen Ming-daw and Liou Chang-ho have designed a solar-powered portable radio that is both inexpensive and flexible. The Flexio comes in single channels so you get several in a package and a solar cell keeps it charged.

Via Yanko

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December 7, 2009

OS +ECO Solar Clock and Weather Station

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Oregon Scientific has two new weather stations that come with detachable solar panels in additon to their original. Both the +ECO Solar Clock and Weather Station come with built-in alarms, graphical icons, calendar and display with both indoors and outdoor temperatures.

Via Oregon Scientific Solar

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December 2, 2009

Solar Engine Lives in Wine Glass

Szymon Klimek has filled an entire gallery with mechanical models and art. Included is a small solar-powered brass engine model that lives inside a wine glass. The panel is connected to the motor and replicates a real steam engine. Check out the rest of his collection on his website.

Via Szymon Klimek

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