This week on TreeHugger, we cover Maker Faire Bay Area from modular electric guitars to wooden suit ties, chekc out crazy ass bike helmets, amphibious houses, robots and more.
Trash Amp is transforming everything from soda cans to Chinese take-out boxes into speakers for your music.
Design, and see built, anything you can possibly dream up.
You'd most definitely be the talk of the office if you came to work wearing one.
Not only do they look interesting, but the design is amazing — made to be modular with swappable parts, you can turn just about anything, even old books, into a new guitar.
From inflatable collars to flat-folding helmets, to helmets made of potted plants and those offering alternative energy, to stylish head protectors and Bluetooth-enabled coverings, see what the future of bike helmets could hold.
The bike is made completely from wood; no screws, bolts, metal, plastic or rubber. Just wood, and most of it reclaimed!
Tox21 is a new robot that could change the way we evaluate toxicity in chemicals, radically speeding up the process and perhaps even end animal testing.
Streamflow displays real-time stream heights and flow data read from U.S. Geological Survey river gaging sites tracking 9,935 water flow and discharge sites.
So, how can you get your kids to recycle? Bribery, of course!
Thai architect Chuta Sinthuphan's projects shown in TreeHugger are usually made of shipping containers and address the issue of housing cost, but his latest, designed for the Thai government, looks a different problem: flooding.
TreeHugger's EcoModo column appears every Tuesday on Gizmodo.