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Brilliant "Amazon After" Concept Would Help You Sell, Recycle or Donate Unwanted Items

This is a brilliant idea from design consultancy Amron Experimental. Called "Amazon After," the concept is based on the real fact that Amazon has a record of everything you've ever bought from them. They know how much everything cost, and they can figure out how much everything's currently worth. What if you no longer needed those items? What if you...

Incredible Custom Aluminum-Clad Motorcycle

This amazing, rideable work of art was created by Wayne Buys, a South-Africa-based custom motorcycle fabricator.Buys' shop is called FabMan Creations, and though it's based out of his home's garage, as you can see he's got world-class skills. The bike is a BMW R nineT, but nearly every inch of it is shrouded in aluminum Buys fashioned with his own hands....

A Shaker Hand-Operated Laundry Machine Agitator

Earlier we looked at a human-powered laundry object, the Breathing Mobile Washer. Here we see how the Shakers tackled this, with this object in the collection of the Shaker Museum:"Simple but sophisticated mechanism for a washing machine operated by hand. Mechanism constructed of cast iron and various species of wood. The operating handle and vertical...

Three Different Design Approaches for an Automatic Basketball Return Device

Here are three different design approaches towards the same goal: Returning a basketball to someone taking practice shots, so they don't have to chase the ball each time.The oldest of the three designs (judging by the video quality) is this simple, plastic Ballback Pro:This SKLZ Kick Out does the same thing, but appears to be more robust. The trade-off...

Webinar Tomorrow: How To Nail Perfect Lighting Setups in Keyshot

Using light to make your model look just right is both art and science. In this Core77 Crash Course, industrial designer and rendering expert McKay Nilson will cover the details on lighting set ups in Keyshot, and what to use when.View the full content here

Hertz Adding Insane 900-Horsepower Shelby Mustangs to Their Rental Fleets

You know the cliché about people who have near-death experiences, but survive and start living wild, to make the most out of life? Maybe the same thing applies to rental car companies. During the pandemic they were so desperate for cash that they started selling off their fleets. But now that travel is back, Hertz is reinvigorating their periodic and...

Nonprofit Catalogs 25,000 Lbs. of Underwater Garbage Collected from 72 Miles of Lake Tahoe

Beach cleanups are a trendy thing for plastic-producing companies to sponsor. Everyone loves looking at a clean beach, so problem solved! Hey, don't go near the water, and certainly don't look in the water. Pay attention to this newly-cleaned beach!Film producer Colin West learned that, like an iceberg, the garbage you see on a beach is just a tiny...

An Off-Road Electric Bike--With Gas Tanks in the Wheels

Reportedly in production, the Ultra Bike 2x2 is a very unusual vehicle concept. It's a utilitarian off-road electric bike, with a 1KW motor in each wheel powered by a 48V battery in the lower center of the frame. The unusual part is that the wheel rims are actually fuel tanks meant to hold 6 gallons of gasoline.Why do you need gas, for an electric bike?...

An Engineer's DIY Computers with Alternative Form Factors

I didn't know you could order off-the-shelf circular LCD screens. I also didn't realize that in sci-fi videogames, it's not uncommon to see computers with circular screens. (I'm not a gamer and have no idea what games these screenshots are from.)In any case, Berlin-based engineer Penk Chen knew both of these things, and had the skills to do something...

Is This the Design Concept that LG's Rollable TV is Based On?

Remember that rollable TV screen that LG rolled out last year? The designers were uncredited, and after stumbling upon this, I'm wondering if this is the design concept on which it was based:Called Totem, it was done by Studio Booboon, a design consultancy formed by ex-Nendo industrial designers Jisu Yun and Richard Bone. On their website it appears...

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