You have a yard (back or front) and you need a shade for the outdoor, so why not leverage on it (the shade) to create free electricity for your home? Sure, you can cover your entire roof with Tesla Solar Roof, but the initial cost of investment is not for everyone. So, before you have save enough for that to happen, there’s the Renewz iSun Oasis Solar Panel-equipped Canopy that will harness the power of the sun and turns it into energy you can use in your home. Needless to say, when you do that, you will be slashing your carbon footprint, as well as energy bills. Continue reading This Classy Outdoor Canopy Aims To Provide Free Electricity To Your Home
Throw everything you know about CNC out of the window because there’s a new type of CNC machine that rewrites the notion of Computer Numerical Control. If don’t already know, in a traditional CNC machine, a chuck with drill bit (or whatever tool necessary) goes about cutting and drilling a material based on the program you load into it. There’s really nothing wrong with traditional CNC machine, except that it is fairly cumbersome. If you managed to find one that fits your garage, then there is still material size limitation to contend with. Continue reading Startup Robotized CNC Machine, Made It Routs Autonomously
You need the power tools and you have your small gadgets, such as mobile phone, by your side as you work on home improvement and therefore, it kind of make sense that the battery that powers the power tools you need can also serve as a backup battery for your all-important mobile phone. Understanding this, BLACK+DECKER has developed the GoPak System, a line of power tools that are powered by the new 12V MAX GoPak battery. Continue reading BLACK+DECKER GoPak That Powers Tools Also Serves As Portable Battery
A year after the introduction of electric power suppliers’ worst nightmare, the Powerwall Home Battery, Tesla is at it again, these time doubling electric power suppliers’ nightmare by two fold. Not did it introduced a higher capacity home battery, aptly called Powerwall 2, Tesla also unveiled roof tile-replacing solar panels called, well, Solar Roof. The second-generation Powerwall is sleeker, simpler in aesthetic and more importantly, packs in much more than its predecessor. With 14 kWh of storage capacity, this new home battery is capable of storing enough juice to power lights, sockets, and even a fridge in a four bedroom house for the entire day. Continue reading Will Tesla Powerwall 2 And Solar Roof Become Threats To Utility Providers?
CNC, or computer numerical control, is not dead, but its popularity has no doubt dwindled as among DIY-ers and low scale operations look towards 3D printing. However, assuming if CNC is dead to DIY-er, well, then I supposed this little machine here could be the spark that will rekindle DIY-ers interest in including CNC in their future projects. CNC machine are big, bulky machine that has an impossible learning curve, but Shaper Origin Handheld CNC Machine is not – both in physical size and simplicity of operation. In fact, as the product name already points out, it is a handheld CNC machine and yes, it is the world’s first. Continue reading Meet The World’s First Handheld CNC Machine And Yes, It Is Real
The Halo Smart Smoke Alarm you see here is, as its product name suggests, an intelligent smoke detector that is also preset, out-of-the-box, to receive tornado warnings and push them to your mobile so you and your family can be better prepared for any imminent threats. It is hard to imagine smoke alarm has come this far and is able to do more than just sniffing out smoke and crying them out loud in 85dB chirps. Halo does what many smoke alarms do, namely detecting smoke which could mean potential fire, but thanks to the industry-first combination of sensors, including photoelectric, ionization, carbon monoxide, heat and humidity, it can learn from its environment which will help reduce false alarms while confirming actual dangerous concerns. For example, it will learn that burnt toasts are not a cause for alarm and smoldering fire is. Continue reading This Smoke Alarm is So Smart That It Can Even Warn You of Tornadoes
Still brooding over the fact that you weren’t fast enough and missed out on Tesla’s Powerwall Home Battery? Well, it turns out, Tesla isn’t in the home battery game alone. Mercedes-Benz is in it too and the German luxury car maker is calling it “Private Energy Storage Plant.” Don’t be scare off by the word “plant” and the very ‘industrial’ product name in general, because it is really meant for home use, or businesses if you daisy chain them up. Each module packs a modest 2.5 kWh of electricity, pulled from the grid or your home’s existing solar panels. Up to eight can be hooked up together to give you a total of 20 kWh. Just in case you think the Daimler AG company hopped onboard this potentially growing market because some else did, well, not quite. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Goes Head-to-Head with Tesla with its Own Home Battery
You have backup batteries for gadgets and even for desktop computers and other equipment, but what about your home in general? You know, for times when outages hit your locality? This is what the Tesla Powerwall Home Battery is for, well, at least in the basic sense. Just think of it as a big-ass uninterrupted power supply for your home which will pump out the much needed electrons in time of outages. But that’s not the end of the story. The real objective with Powerwall is to eventually eliminate our dependency on fossil fuel generated electricity. Though it is worthy to note that this battery can also be rigged to the grid to store energy for time of trouble, or to be charged up with cheaper off-peak power, ready for use whenever you choose to. Continue reading Tesla Powerwall Home Battery is a Solar Panel-friendly Backup Battery for Your Home
First introduced last year, Tool Pen is sort of a multi-tool, but designed to deal with all manner of screwing jobs and it was the first of such tool that ultilizes the concept of pop-a-point pencil, meaning a bit is pop out to swap for the bit you desire. It was a brilliant concept which eliminates the many screwdrivers and hex tools you need to carry, replacing them with just one pocket-friendly pen-like device. Fast forward to today, the Taiwanese outfit, mininch, is back with a new derivative, simply called Tool Pen mini. As the product name suggests, it is the Tool Pen struck by a shrink gun, which means it is smaller and lighter with smaller bits that caters to more delicate jobs like fixing electronic gadgets like iPhone, Xbox, laptop, tablet, wrist watch and more. Continue reading Pop-A-Point Pencil-style Tool Pen Got Struck by Shrink Gun, Becomes Tool Pen mini with Tougher Bits
Tool belt is great for keeping the tools you need close to you while you work, but digging for tiny screws and nails, or getting snagged when retrieving the tools is not exactly fun. In a classic case of “why we didn’t think of it”, inventor Grant Miner has come up with a new-age tool belt, or should we said, tool vest. His invention, dubbed Mag-Vest, totally rethinks how a tool belt should be. Instead of the typical waist worn belt with pockets and loops, Mag-Vest is, as the product name suggests, a vest embedded with ceramic magnets on the front to keep whatever tools (or nails and box wrench) you need securely attached to your chest. Of course, the chest is as good only if your tools, and bits and pieces are of ferrous metal, such as steel, and they are not too heavy. Continue reading Who Needs Tool Belt When You Can Attach the Tools to Your Chest?