2012
Consumer Products

More and more remote controls clutter our living space these days. None of them is the same and look aesthetically appealing to me. Ever wondered how many buttons a remote control needs ? Some designers think a product is finished if they can't add more features. I think the opposite. How many bells (and buttons) can you remove before the product becomes useless? I tried it with the remote and I managed to remove all of them.

The Bikkel remote uses a couple of movements to operate it. Some of them we know already. The good old analog volume knob of a radio for example.The Bikkel remote does not have a front or a back. So you can operate ...

Today there are a lot of gardening tools but many of them don't have good asthetics or have many parts that you need to replace constantly.

Cacto is a water spinning sprinkler for any garden that integrates in only two parts, a fully functional irrigation system for any grass where you can fix it to the ground and have the good looking appearance of ironic funny ...

A cats tongue has barbs and moves food very well. When this physical characteristic is combined with canned food and a smooth sided bowl, the result is waste and mess. Cat's also occasionally pick up, partially chew, then drop food just outside of the bowl. Cats will rarely eat what is spilled so the remaining mess is usually thrown away. The humane society estimates that there are about 93 million cats owned in the USA. Even if only a small percentage of that number were fed canned food, the waste is significant. This is a feeding bowl specifically designed to prevent the kind of waste and mess produced by feeding felines canned or wet ...

Introduction:
Most standard cat litter boxes fail to control odor. Electronic models are expensive and can malfunction; parts are difficult to clean. Other new or potentially new designs require outflow vents, which necessitate cutting into an outer wall.

Project Abstract:
A potential design simply extends the standard litter box model by adding a section with a short corridor between two flap doors. The inner flap controls primary odors, while the corridor houses a ceiling mounted, absorbent baking soda/citrus pad to capture any escaping odor. The corridor also contains a rubber matt with raised surfaces to capture additional litter from paws as the cat exits the litter box. The outer flap provides a secondary odor barrier, resulting in highly ...

CatherinaS presents autonomous indoor lighting that utilizes recent advances in LED technology. This luminaire is designed to be used as a compact light source with high efficiency, long life time and smart autonomous behavior. Due to its compact size, almost any design idea can be accommodated and realized. With the implementation of a highly sensitive PIR detector, CatherinaS behaves autonomously. Luminaire electronics distinguish between day and night, meaning the user can precisely select the threshold value for minimal ambient light (the point when you need artificial illumination). If the ambient light is below this threshold level (getting dark) and movement is detected, light is continuously increased and switched on. After approximately 45 seconds, when there is no movement, it is ...

Would you like to be able to pick an orange in your family room in the middle of winter? How about having a leading-edge, plus-net energy home in which fruit grows profusely (those are bananas growing in our client’s family room in the cold, wet Pacific Northwest) yet there is no mechanical heating or air conditioning used? Note that though it has only an R-2 insulation rating, a study by Oregon’s DOE projected that before photovoltaics it would consume but 24% of the energy consumed by the same plan built to the Model Energy Code. Yes, it will produce so much excess electricity; your utility company will send you a check each month, instead of the other way around. ...

This invention uses blow molding technology to create a self contained Clean Water Mop Bucket System. There would be three separate water compartments, Clean, Semi Clean and Dirty (see Figure 1). The operator would be able to rinse the mop in the dirty water compartment then move to the semi dirty compartment and then to the Clean water compartment every time they clean out the mop. This would allow the mop to be very clean every time they mop even if the dirty water is quite dirty (unlike the current mop bucket system). When the dirty water gets very dirty, they could drain it into a holding tank under the mop compartments (see Figure 2) and move the semi ...

This lounger combines a chair and umbrella all in one space saving design. It provides protection from the sun and reduces glare when trying to read or use an electronic device. This design is ideal for community or hotel pools, health clubs, backyards, anywhere space is an issue. The ergonomic design is comfortable, easily maneuverable, and takes up much less space than a traditional chair and umbrella. It also allows for individual modifications so each person can have a relaxing and comfortable experience that does not impinge on anyone else. The design is simple and easy with the canopy simply sliding up and down to meet your individual needs. There is nothing currently on the market like this and ...

Are you tired of eating cold dishes? Do you keep waiting for a long time until your stomach aches because of intense hunger? Nonstop gasoline price hike? So here’s a new tool to keep your life easy and hot! Introducing “Cook - E,” a rechargeable portable device that cooks food instantly without using gas and at the same time serve as a handle for the metal container.

Some problems such as house fires due to gas leaks or unattended cooking arise from time to time. Other existing cooking devices are not as safe to use as compared to our product. Due to high prices of gas these days, we are encouraged to design a newly innovated heat source made ...

Project Overview:
The goal of this project is to duplicate the generating power of a hydro power dam immersed totally underwater. This would work by using the pressure depth to deliver the pressure head for the turbines. The turbines would be placed meters below the water’s surface taking advantage to the natural pressure created. Eventually large scale turbine productions would create terawatts of power cleanly and efficiently.

Purpose / Need:
The need for new large scale power production that can rival the large scale power output of a coal or nuclear power plant without producing harmful or dangerous ...

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