Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bicycle renaissance - 3 bike stories of the week

A folding electric bike that can fit into a backpack.

Learn more on Impossible's Kickstarter.

[via Laughing Squid]

A child's bike from recycled nylon carpets.
Discover more about the bike from Wishbone Design,  their shop and Nanette Wong's post on Design Milk.

[via Design Milk]

Adam, Norm and Will from Tested talk bicycles (from 8:27):

[via YouTube]

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UNI-CUB - personal mobility device featured in OK Go's "I won't let you down"

OK Go recently released another amazing video for their song "I won't let you down" featuring the Honda UNI-CUB personal mobility device.

The UNI-CUB is ideal for the music video featuring the band and synchronized dancers because it has unique omni-directional maneuverability and auto-balancing. The balance control technology and Honda’s proprietary driving wheel system in the UNI-CUB originated from their research into humanoid robots such as ASIMO.

Watch an interview with Damian and Tim on some of their inspiration for the video and behind-the-scenes challenges.

Explore more including interactive video of the song at I won't let you down. The pre-visualization is really cool - you can create your own version of the video with UNI-CUB riders and umbrellas.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Inventive kids

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon has partnered with GE to introduce some young inventors.

Meet all the kid inventors on Fallonventions.

I most like the Human Heat Flashlight - perhaps the technology could be used for powering wearable devices.

Originally spotted on Laughing Squid

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Big vehicles

The Largest Land, Sea and Air Vehicles in the World

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Long range Turkish electric car hits the road

A team from Istanbul University's Electrical and Electronic Engineering department have created an electric car that travelled 2500 kilometres with just $17 worth of electricity. They are driving it around Turkey to test it in all sorts of road and weather conditions.

With petrol in Turkey costing about $2.18 per litre, going the same distance in a regular car would cost anywhere between $275-$450 depending on fuel efficiency!

The "T-1" can do 500 Km on only 4 hours of charge. It weighs 500 Kg and can reach speeds of 130 Km/h.

More info at


The Gadgets Weblog