Jonathan Arbib

Gadgets

This Reinvented Axe Design Splits Wood In Record Time

by on Apr.29, 2014, under Gadgets, Leisure, Tech Junk, Travelling & Outdoors

[Source: http://wonderfulengineering.com/this-reinvented-axe-design-splits-wood-in-record-time/]

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While we mostly cover articles pertaining to new advancements and technological breakthroughs, one can’t ignore the improvements in basic design of items, which are used on a daily basis. This time, what we have for you is one such improvisation that has been devised for the traditional axe.

Vipukirves-Leveraxe

This particular design comes from Heikki Kärnä who is a Finnish inventor and has dubbed the invention as Vipukirves Leveraxe. The key idea behind this innovation was to employ simple physics principles to come up with a more efficient and safer design for axe.

 

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BioLite CampStove and HomeStove

by on Dec.31, 2013, under Gadgets, Leisure, Tech Junk, Travelling & Outdoors

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BioLite develops and manufactures advanced energy products that make cooking with wood as clean safe and easy as modern fuels while also providing electricity to charge cell phones and LED lights off-grid. We feel a strong sense of responsibility not just to develop products that work well but also to create businesses that make a positive contribution to the global community.

We believe in market-based approaches to poverty alleviation. By creating solutions that are effective, affordable and desirable to the end user, we can reach more people more effectively. Sales of the CampStove help to support the one-time market establishment costs for the HomeStove. This is not charity, or a one-for-one model, but simply the capital needed to incubate self-sustained energy access for the people who need it most.

The BioLite team together has over 30 years of product development experience and holds more than 30 utility patents. Previous clients include OXO, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, Nike, Lego, Church and Dwight, Pepsi, GE, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Motorola, and Bosch. More than 90% of our developed products have gone on to be successful in the market.

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On Hacking MicroSD Cards « bunnie’s blog

by on Dec.31, 2013, under Exploits, Gadgets, Tech Junk

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.

In a detailed and readable post, Huang describes the exact problems with Flash memory. In order to reduce the price and increase the storage space, engineers have to fight a never-ending form of internal entropy that slowly but surely scrambles the data on every Flash drive.

[techcrunch.com]

[www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=3554]

On Hacking MicroSD Cards « bunnie’s blog.

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Sumup

by on Jan.17, 2013, under Gadgets, Tech Junk

Connect this nifth little gadget to your iPhone or iPad and you can now accept payments!

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SpareOne Emergency Phone – unpacking

by on Mar.28, 2012, under Entrepreneurship, Gadgets, Tech Junk

Got myself the new SpareOne Emergency Phone! From the SpareOne website: “The SpareOne emergency cellpower is powered by a single AA battery for up to 10 hours of use. Able to make emergency calls, even without a SIM card. The SpareOne Doesn’t leap tall buildings, but does come in a floatable, waterproof package.” Mine just arrived in the post… Let’s have a look inside the box!

The packaging looks very well presented and designed. Upon opening the box, there are no instructions accompanying this device. The phone itself feel very light ad easy to carry. Ergonomics are possibly not the best, but I am sure that was not up high on the priority list of features when designing this device!

Inside the phone when opening the back cover we can see the plastic tab which is isolating the battery on the top, the SIM Card slot on the left, and a micro sim adapter on the bottom (very smart accessory to add to this phone!)

I’ll update the blog when i try it out and make a phone call!

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The Pocket Factory Takes to the Road

by on Jan.22, 2012, under Entrepreneurship, Gadgets, Tech Junk

 

Bilal Ghalib and Alex Hornstein have embarked on a fun, educational road trip. They’ve packed a Prius with 3D printers, dubbed it the Pocket Factory, and are traveling around the country exposing people to 3D printing and the potential of desktop manufacturing.

[Source: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/01/20/the-pocket-factory-takes-to-the-road/]

 

Definitely worth following these guys if you are in the USA!

Twitter: @pocketfactory22

Website: http://pocketfactory.org

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Homemade Brushless Micro motor weight 0.1g thrust 0,5g

by on Jan.22, 2012, under Gadgets, Tech Junk

 

Look slike a good idea for small form-factor drones 🙂

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