Tag Archives: electric

DIY: Paper Airplane Launcher

Now, this is interesting. An electric paper plane launcher kit that you put together yourself. Too bad the entire point of crafting a paper airplane is to wing it at someones head. With this launcher, you not only miss out on choosing your targets, but you also waste precious time building it. Time that’s better spent putting together more paper ...

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Crash Goes The Tesla

Can you think of anything worse than crashing your car at 100 MPH? I can. How about crashing your rare Tesla Roaster? A Tesla dealer and a potential customer were apparently doing 100 MPH during a test drive when they hit….something. The end result is what you see and as horrible as it looks, both men survived the crash. They’re ...

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Powerwise Table

I’d love to meet the guy who designed the traditional power strip. I’d like to ask him what the fuck he was thinking when he was designing it. You can”t fit more than one video game AC adapter and if you do, it fucks everything else up. This is why I like the design of the Powerwise table, designed by ...

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Eddie Van Halens Guitar For Sale

If you’ve ever dreamed of being Eddie Van Halen, now is your one and only chance. Kevin Dugan, the designer behind Eddie’s guitar from his 1986 Van Halen 5150 tour and Van Halen’s Crew Chief for 25 years, is auctioning off that very same guitar for around $35,000 to $48,000 with a starting bid of $25,000. With a price tag ...

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Chevy’s Going ‘Lectric

Nothing beats driving 60 miles for one hour only to end up stopping for an 8 hour charge as you run up the electric bill of some random stranger. Not even Chevy can deny the satisfaction of only having to stop at a gas station once a month, so it’s officially announced the Chevy Volt due out on the streets ...

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The 300 mpg Smart ForTwo

Smart, that lovely micro car company that everyone adores, is currently working on an all-electric version of the Smart ForTwo called the Smart Ed in London. While that’s all fine and dandy, just wait till you get a load of some of these numbers that Smart has put out during testing. An 8-hour charge gets up to 72 miles of ...

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XR3: DIY Automobile

A private product design firm in Glendale, Arizona is now offering a $200 set of construction plans that will allow anyone to build a plug-in hybrid that gets 225 miles per gallon. Dubbed the XR3, Robert Q. Riley Enterprises says the car has a 100-mile range can use different drive trains to make it either all electric or a diesel-based ...

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D-Link’s Peachy Green WiFi Routers

First, D-Link put routers in your pocket. Now, they’re thinking about the environment. D-Link is proud to claim it’s the first manufacturer to produce green home network WiFi routers capable of saving up to 40% in power usage. These routers are like a thoughtful roommate who never leaves the TV on or forgets to put the toilet seat down. With ...

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Dyed Glass Makes For Better Solar Power

In an attempt to turn everyday household windows into solar panels, two MIT researchers have created “organic solar concentrators” out of dyed glass that could potentially increase traditional solar panel efficiency by 50%. Imagine fulfilling all your electrical needs with the help of your typical household glass windows. I sure hope you haven’t desecrated your roof with inefficient solar paneling ...

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One Minus The Peugeot Plus

We enjoy the idea of concept cars. Whether they be gas-guzzling, budget crippling powerhouses or eco-friendly, self sufficient carts, we support car design ingenuity. However, the Peugeot+ is a design as goofy as its name. There is nothing “plus” about a car missing one wheel. This cicada-esque design is said to be a combination between scooter and car. So, why ...

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