Efficient Prototype: Washman Washer and Dryer

This washer, created by Jan Čapek and Kryštof Nosál, was designed to look attractive anywhere in your home. It’s called the Washman, and it finished second in the Elektrolux Designer Competition. The washer is targeted at younger users who don’t have space, or only need to do small loads of laundry. It features low water […]

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Rubberwood: Renewable Timber

Rubberwood (also called Parawood in Thailand) is considered a renewable timber because it is only milled from rubber trees that have ceased to produce latex. After about 26-30 years, the latex yields from the tree become extremely low and the planters then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones. So, unlike other woods that […]

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AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Batteries

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AGM is a newer type of sealed battery uses "Absorbed Glass Mats", or AGM between the plates. This is a very fine fiber Boron-Silicate glass mat. These type of batteries have all the advantages of gelled, but can take much more abuse. AGM batteries have several advantages over both gelled and wet (flooded) batteries. Since […]

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“EcoPower” Faucet Recharges Itself

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This EcoPower faucet by Toto is the type of faucet that uses a infrared sensor to turn on automatically. What makes this faucet unique is that it harnesses the electrical power generated by its own water flow. It has a miniature turbine generator to maintain its rechargeable battery. It can keep itself charged on as […]

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