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I really wish the editors/bloggers/person-in-charge would stop posting stuff like this here. This is just concept art. It's not even an interesting concept. Someone just thought it would be cool to take a bunch of grass and compressShow More Summary
i agree with screamingscott. his is not a made object, or even anything possible to be made. it is magic. magically able to take the abuse you put on a phone for 2 years, then magically it would disintegrate. but, i am beginning to troll with some of these posts.
This has got to be one of the stupidest things I've ever seen on this site. Please skip dumb art projects like these and stick with things worth making.
...conceptually designed to last until 4:20 pm.
Terrible. The creator has entirely missed the point. The biggest environmental impact from cellphones is the electronic components, not the case (which is easily recycled by comparison). And the main reason people get new phones is because they want new features, smaller size, better screens; therefore new electronics. Show More Summary
It's already fallen apart, though. He has it under his mattress in a ziploc bag.
MY AWARENESS IS YET RAISED AGAIN ABOUT OUR DISPOSABLE CULTURE AND CONSUMERISM AND ENVIRONMENTALISM ETC ETC ONANDON OMGSTOP MY AWARENESS HAS REACHED THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE AND IS UNABLE TO BREATHE DYING HELP BLAAAAARGH
This would be terrific, if it was actually a phone. It's not that good though, I actually intend to still have the same phone after two years. It saves the environment a lot more than replacing a biodegradeable phone like clockwork.Show More Summary
There are a number of technologies that have to become more mature to facilitate this type of biodegredation. When biotech and nanotech come of age it should be reasonably easy to have the device self destruct properly. And while it's it is doing that have it just change itself to feeder stock which can be used to make other items. Show More Summary
An interesting experiment from students in a course at Humboldt State University called Appropriate Technology Engineering 305. The parabolic form is essentially a large, shallow basket woven with fibers of locally-gathered Himalaya blackberry, which the students identify as an invasive species. Show More Summary
This past Thursday in Vancouver, artists got together to display works that dealt with energy in some way. Hosted by eatART, Art With Energy was in a gallery-setting, with giant kinetic sculptures and interactive displays interweaving the crowd. You can learn more about the artists' work on the Art with Energy Blog, and check out the photos below.
This year's hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes definitely inspired me to dust off the emergency gear in my basement, such as the battery-powered lanterns, the shortwave radio, the first aid kit, the dynamo flashlight, and the like. Show More Summary
I don't know about you but I have a pile of lame ties in my closet that I've received as gifts over the years. These new CyberOptics Ties, available in the MakerShed, are anything but lame. They are hand made "the hard way" in Detroit by actual people (not machines) by a maker company. Each tie has a little story behind it.
One short mile away from downtown Detroit is Brother Nature Produce, a community supported farm run by Greg Willerer. Greg shows us around the farm and discusses his composting venture, which aims to create a closed loop of urban food waste being turned back into food that is healthy and locally produced.
One of the many cool open source initiatives we've been keenly following here at MAKE is the Open Source Ecology project and their Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). They've been on our radar ever since they won our Green Project Contest at the beginning of the year.
On a visit to the Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation in Detroit, we happened across longtime Detroit resident and artist Tim Burke. Tim filled us in on the tragedy of, and artistic opportunity in, the destruction of some of Detroit's most interesting and historic buildings. In addition to losing architectural landmarks, artworks within these buildings are also lost.
Instructables user bfgreen makes small, lightweight, waterproof containers like this by sawing off plastic soda bottle necks right below the lip, flattening the cut edges on a file, applying cyanoacrylate glue, and clamping. Since these bottles are usually PET, they could also probably be solvent-welded with acetone and other common solvent cements.
This new Grow at Home Mushroom Garden is a bit of a departure from items usually found in the Maker Shed. We've noticed a trend toward urban agriculture and sustainable living which are completely embodied by this ingenious garden in a box. The brilliant design allows anyone to grow gourmet mushrooms right from the recycled packaging it arrived in.
Makers amaze me. I'm always in awe of how many different projects they seemed to be juggling at once. As soon as you dig into a conversation, you can usually uncover about five more that they're mentally planning. Show them a new tool and you'll get a list of new applications and experiments they can use it for.