Tag: invention

Sep 21, 2015

Using Lasers to Tell If You’re Drilling Straight

Using Lasers to Tell If You're Drilling Straight

The ‘BullseyeBore’ is a nifty gadget that uses lasers to tell if you’re drilling straight. The attachment can be affixed to any drill.

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Jul 9, 2015

The Lucky Iron Fish: A Simple Solution to a Serious Problem

The Lucky Iron Fish: A Simple Solution to a Serious Problem

The best solutions are often the simplest.

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Apr 21, 2015

For Children in Need, this Shoe Grows as They Do

For Children in Need, this Shoe Grows as They Do

The Shoe That Grows started when founder Kenton Lee was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. One day while walking to church, he noticed a little girl in a white dress next to him who had shoes that were way too small for her feet. That led to questions about why. And…

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Apr 20, 2015

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Revolutionary Beehive Invention Delivers Honey on Tap

Flow Hive is a revolutionary beehive invention, allowing you to harvest honey without opening the hive and with minimal disturbance to the bees. The ground-breaking project launched on Indiegogo earlier this year with a modest goal of $70,000 USD. The project became a worldwide sensation and Indiegogo’s most successful crowdfunding campaign in history, raising…

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Apr 20, 2015

This Machine Feeds Stray Animals in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

This Machine Feeds Stray Animals in Exchange for Recycled Bottles

With roughly 14 million inhabitants, Istanbul, Turkey is one of the world’s largest cities. Living amongst the city dwellers is a swelling number of stray cats and dogs, with an estimated population of 150,000. The issue of stray animals is a polarizing topic in Turkey where any attempts by the Government to address the…

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Apr 13, 2015

Yamaha Design Teams Swap Roles, Build Crazy Versions of Each Other’s Products

Yamaha Design Teams Swap Roles, Build Crazy Versions of Each Other's Products

Yamaha is a multinational conglomerate that makes a broad range of products, from pianos to motorcycles. In a project entitled AH A MAY (Yamaha backwards), design teams from the musical instrument and motor vehicle divisions swapped roles, designing products for each other. Four actual prototypes were built and presented as a joint exhibit at…

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Mar 31, 2015

Forget Chargers, this USB Wall Plate Frees Up Your Outlets in Seconds

Forget Chargers, this USB Wall Plate Frees Up Your Outlets in Seconds

All you need is a screwdriver. No wiring, no batteries, no more bulky chargers and you get a precious outlet back! The brilliant design by SnapPower works by drawing power directly from the inside screws on the sides of outlets. SnapPower has launched their USB charger cover plate design on Kickstarter, following…

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Feb 19, 2015

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

A group of scientist in Como, Italy have developed an artificial skylight that creates realistic looking natural light for spaces that don’t have windows or access to sunlight. According to PetaPixel: The scientists who invented the light figured out how to use a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere…

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Dec 8, 2014

In Germany You Can Play Pong While Waiting for the Light to Change

In Germany You Can Play Pong While Waiting for the Light to Change

[vimeo 48514003 w=800 h=450] ActiWait not only makes waiting for the light to change kind of fun, but it increases engagement between fellow pedestrians. Sandro Engel and Amelie Kunzler of Urban Invention designed this interactive traffic light button for busy intersections with long waits between light changes. Using a touchscreen, people can engage with…

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Nov 17, 2014

Lady Gaga’s Keyboard Player Built an Awesome 360 Keyboard

Lady Gaga's Keyboard Player Built an Awesome 360 Keyboard

PianoArc is a circular keyboard featuring 294 Keys with 3 contiguous eighty-eight note keyboards and 1 thirty note control section with a 3 pitch bend/mod per full keyboard section. The unique instrument is the brainchild of Brockett Parsons, who is currently on tour with Lady Gaga as her main keyboard player. To…

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