The Play and Freeze Ice Cream Maker is a ball that helps you to make ice cream through motion. The ball requires ice and salt to be put into one end and the ice cream ingredients to be put into the other. Through playing with the ball, kicking it about for instance, the mixture keeps moving allowing it to chill into soft scoop ice cream.
Articles tagged with ‘human powered gadgets’
The Hand-powered Windup Mobile Phone Charger is a perfect and affordable little gadget that allows you to top up your mobile phone using nothing but hand power. We’ve seen hand-powered chargers before, but this one stands out as it’s so cheap at just £5.99 (around $10) and it supports a number of mobile phones (sadly not the iPhone though). (more…)
Designer Jasper Hou has come up with a clockwork LED-based lighting design. To activate the lights, you rotate the clockwork part of the light. As the dial unwinds, the energy released is used to power the internal LED lights. (more…)
With this being the camping season, no doubt you’ll want to break the silence with some music. The 3-in-1 Wind Up Radio is a perfect candidate for a campsite, since its waterproof, robust, features a strong aerial and uses hand power to charge the internal battery. Winding the crank for just 1 minute will give you 60 minutes of listening pleasure, a fair return on your effort! (more…)
Hand-crank eco gadgets are definitely becoming more popular, and now there’s a Solar Powered and Hand-crank LED Lantern that combines a solar panel and a hand-powered charger into a free-standing camping lamp. The lamp can also be used to charge mobile phones using the phone charging cable. (more…)
As part of their phone charger innovation work, Orange has come up with a compact mobile phone charger in the form of a foot pump gadget. Created by GotWind, the foot pump drives an air turbine which then charges your mobile phone. Orange will be showcasing the gadget at Glastonbury 2009, which is being held at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 24th – 28th June. (more…)
The Dynamo Torch kit is a an educational eco toy that demonstrates how hand-motion, i.e. kinetic energy, can be transferred into electrical energy to light a light bulb. The kit contains an LED light bulb, a motor, gears, and full instructions. A drinks bottle can also be used to turn it into a lantern of sorts. Priced at $12.20 and aimed at kids 8 or older.
The Windmill Generator is very similar to the dynamo torch, but this time wind power is converted into electrical energy. The kit requires the kids to use a drinks bottle to support the motor and propeller. Then when the wind blows, the LED lights up. Priced at $9.95 and also aimed at kids 8 or older.
I apologise if this article offends anyone, but I personally feel that it fits perfectly on EnviroGadget! The Earth Angel has been revealed as the first 100% green sex toy from Irish company Caden Enterprises. The vibrator is completely made from recycled materials, and it never needs charging up due to using a wind-up crank to charge the internal rechargeable battery. (more…)
The ‘Laser’ product is a gadget designed for urban cyclists. Since cyclists are very exposed on the road due to the volume of traffic these days, the Laser gadget is designed to create a light-based safety zone around the cyclists to encourage good behaviour from drivers. When a driver enters the safety zone, the light changes to a red zone, and several horns will sound. (more…)
The Chinese therapy balls have long been used in Chinese medicine as a way to stimulate acupuncture points in the hand and to loosen stiff joints. As someone who suffers from hand pain on occasion, I think that they’re a great way to improve mobility in your hands and fingers. A product designer by the name of Jiang Qian has combine this hand therapy gadget with a battery charger! (more…)