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Earth DIY – How to Make a Solar 55-watt Plastic Bottle Lamp!

Here’s a great way to utilize a plastic bottle, water, and film to bring natural light to your home/office without using ANY electricity.  This method basically uses film and water to disperse the sun light into indoors.  It will only work indoors but still a great way to save energy, especially each of these so-called lamps produce about 55-watts of power, more than your regular bulbs.

Here’s video on the HOWTO:

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zMAWztZ6TI

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400 Watt Wind Generator for Your Home!

If your house gets a lot of wind, (let’s say for example you live near the beach) you might benefit from installing these 400-watt wind generators to power your 12V garden gadgets.

For do-it-yourselfers, this is a perfect wind generator to get started on re-using the free wind power that’s floating around your home.

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SheevaPlug Tiny Linux Box!

Here’s an awesome tiny linux box called SheevaPlug, basically super-tiny Linux box running on ARM processor and minimal hardware.  The linux box can connect easily to your network and USB devices while only using 5 watts of power.

This will be a great tool for linux tinkerers and hackers, who should be able to make most of this device.

I can already think of dozen ideas on how to apply this for security systems, alarm systems, etc…etc…

The platform is built using Marvell’s Kirkwood series system-on-chip (SoC) desi

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New Years 2009 Resolution – Use Greener Gadgets!

Well, for the year 2009, one of my new years resolution is to use greener gadgets or in other words, stuff that can make our earth better.

Here’s a list of greener gadgets you might want to consider for the next year:

For personal use:

Have an iPhone?  Don’t forget to get one of these solar iPhone chargers that doubles as protection too.

I am sure you’ve probably seen this Sol

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DIY Homemade Cooking Oil Diesel Generator!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdeQQD3bSxc

Here’s a great way to re-use cooking oil in a DIY homemade diesel engine to power up your garden lights.

“I have built a “off the Grid” home generator using a 1950’s Coventry Victor one cylinder diesel generator, I can run this on diesel or a diesel and used cooking oil mixture and have it attached to a large battery via a 40amp car alternator which supplies my garden lighting and via an inverter for 600 watts of home power and lighting. The waste heat is used to keep my garage warm as well.

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DIY – How to Make a Vertical Wind Turbine!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCHoKt7AUIU

Check out this really cool DIY on how to make a vertical wind turbine.  This thing can produce some good amount of electricity for under $300.

With this one I am hoping to get the 100 watts.

Here is how I did it.

First we need: –5 pvc tube. size 3″X10′ (hardware store)$48

–3 bike wheels. size 12″ (junk yard or ask your kid to use their bikes for a minute) maybe $5

–Ametek38 volt (ebay or surplus store) $60 (a problem with ametek, it n

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LED RGB Lightbulb with Remote Control!

LED RGB Lightbulb with Remote Control!

Here’s a cool LED RGB Lightbulb that comes with a remote control.  The best part is that it’s even got flash, strobe, fade, and smooth mode for ultimate party light control.

LED color changing light bulb with wireless remote for use in any standard incandescent socket. Have a sign currently illuminated with boring white light? Own a bar or restaurant and want to really make your decorations stand out? Well here is the answer, the RGB (red, green, blue) colored LED lighting bulb. Can be used in a single

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Sega’s new Japanese Robot for $500!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_34ctJ2wZA

Here’s a funky robot that dances to the music from Japan.  You can even hook up your iPod to enjoy your music on the robot.

It’s a robot for pure recreation, I am not sure how it’d sell in the U.S. market yet.

The two-wheeled, dancing A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality or Ampbot) from Sega-Hasbro stands 2.4-feet tall and features a MP3 or iPod cradle on its back, stereo speakers,

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Green PC uses 27 Watts of Power!

Here’s a green PC that uses only 27 watts of power.  Well, we should see more and more of these green PCs pop up in the near future.

The working model is just that, a prototype, but if given funding and with the right marketing arsenal, a model for the masses shoudn’t be too far off. The green computer is upgradeable through the use of easy pull out modules, and runs the Windows system.

via keetsa

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Geobulb gives 60W of brightness at only 8W!

Here’s a $120 Geobulb that uses 8W of power but can replace all your 60W lights.

The first 60-watt direct replacement, Premium Quality High Brightness (PQ-HB) bulb that uses less than 8 watts. The GeoBulb is the same size as a conventional incandescent bulb suitable for direct replacement in any indoor open fixture. It puts out more light than a standard 60-watt bulb but uses less than 8 watts. LED bulbs last 3 years of continuous use o

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