The Bufalino – Single Person Tricycle Camper
This Eco Gadget was designed by industrial designer Cornelius Comanns from Germany as his bachelor thesis. Although The Bufalino has two seats, it is basically designed as a single person camping vehicle. Cornelius Comanns based his design on the Piaggio APE 50, a three wheeled light vehicle known for its fuel efficiency. This small three-wheeler has minimalist design while its furnished interior is outfitted with two seats which can be converted into a bed, small stove and sink, nine storage spaces, refrigerator and water to provide the coziness of an actual house. The rear doors can be functioned as drying space as well. However, structural components (e.g. engine, frame and chassis) are not derived from the original model.
The concept of this project is to offer complete flexibility during the travel. It can be set as a base camp, but can be moved in leniently. This will provide people with better knowledge of the country, the surroundings, as well as the stretch of their travel. Obviously, without bathroom and limited water reserve, staying at a location with accessible facilities such as campsite would be a good idea. Currently, The Bufalino is only a concept vehicle. But since it is based on an already existing model, seeing it in the production line would be very possible.
Gadgets and Gizmos for Energy Saving
We are continuously being advised to do energy saving and to be more considerate about our environment. And now, more people are aware about the urgency of reducing greenhouse emissions in order to control global warming and climate change. Energy saving does not need to be troublesome nor difficult. There is no need to reduce the usage of your vehicle, being colder during the winter, or sitting gloomy in the darkness of the night. The truth is most of energy saving Gadgets Gizmos helps us reduce cost and saving money, aside from reducing energy consumption.
Eco Friendly Gadgets for energy saving work based on one or more of these three main principles: Energy Efficiency, Waste Reduction or Elimination and Energy Monitoring.
Energy saving lamp might be the most practical and mostly used energy saving gadget. Due to the numbers of lamps we use in our house and the necessity for lighting during the night, cumulative savings from switching conventional lamps to energy saving lamps would be quite significant. Although energy saving lamps is more expensive than the conventional ones, the initial purchase would pay off by the saving from energy usage and the lifespan of the lamps.
Energy Waste Reduction or Elimination
Most of modern appliances at our house have stand-by mode. Even though putting your computer, DVD player, TV, Hi-Fi and other electronic appliances at stand-by mode is convenient, it still consumes power. The feature to turning these devices back on through a touch of a button does not reduce the amount of wasteful energy they use during stand-by mode. By using stand-by savers, these devices can be shut down instantly unplugging the sockets. Stand-by savers can be connected to almost every modern electronic appliance which have stand-by function. This will save energy as well as your money.
Another way to identify energy waste and inefficient appliances is by using energy monitor. Energy and electricity monitors can help you to monitor energy consumption on household or business, enabling you to identify devices with high energy usage and also wasted power. (continue reading…)
Does Electronic Cigarettes Categorized As Eco Gadget?
Ever since public awareness arises regarding the dangerous side-effects of smoking several decades ago, there have been many people trying hard to quit their smoking habit. Companies have been creating and making advancement for their quit smoking Gadgets and Gizmos for years. These Cool Gadgets vary from gum to nicotine patch which has been used by nicotine addicts to stop their smoking habit.
Electronic cigarettes or also known as electric or e-cigarettes are the most recent available product at the market to quit smoking. Their design is similar with real cigarettes, and they provide similar sensation and taste as real cigarettes. These products have no tobacco content, but using vaporized liquid nicotine instead. The nicotine vapor emitted also creates artificial smoke to make it more similar with the real product. Nicotine vapor, unlike tobacco, contains no harmful carcinogens.
Electronic cigarette has two main parts; nicotine cartridge holding liquid nicotine and small atomizer powered by battery which converted liquid nicotine into vapor when inhaled. Nicotine vapor provide nicotine hit within seconds, while patches and gum take several minutes. During inhalation, small LED lamp on the tip will glow orange to simulate the real cigarette. These nicotine cartridges come in various intensities, mostly in full strength, medium strength and the minimal strength to gradually reduce nicotine addiction in order to control quit smoking program.
Electronic cigarettes are environmentally friendly product since it they do not produce smoke. Therefore, we could safely assume them as Eco Gadget. But the safety of the product itself and their effects to human health are still in question. Up to this point, FDA is still pending their approval for electronic cigarettes, while health practitioners and doctors claim that this product is dangerous for health.