angus the blogginator

05/26/2009, 11:38 am
Filed under: cool, interactivity, music, robot, technology

my tent
04/21/2009, 11:49 pm
Filed under: cool, design, interactivity, lighting

ok so guys this is what i did. i know its not that impressive, but it may be the simplicity of it that may win my viewers!

this tent has a solar panel at the top and a light sensor. so when it goes dark you will have light. this is a 1/4 scale model of the piece. if this piece were to be delveloped further into a full scale production tent, the tent will include a rechargable battery inside the tent, with a crank in order for the batteries to be charged manually, incase you are camping in bad weather. lets hope not! other than that, and on off switch, a rain fly with transparent top so that the solar panel can still get some sun, even if it is rainning. another thing i would love to include are a set of lights that is mimicing the tents entrance, so you can see where the tents ‘front’ is. also a take-a-way light so you can do your dirty buisness at night. enjoy!

download my tent pdf!

ikea solar lighting
03/27/2009, 12:40 pm
Filed under: cool, design, lighting

thanks notcot for posting this! very cool!
for more pictures click here

03/23/2009, 10:08 pm
Filed under: cool, design, interactivity, surfaces/materials, technology

i like.

solar birdhouse by oooms

solar compactor
03/22/2009, 6:14 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

i was walking the other day and i notice a garbage can ive never seen before. it was called a solar compactor, and, i dont know for sure, but something tells me that it uses solar panels and a miracle, it compacts garbage.
here are a few shots i took.

viral samsung ad
03/20/2009, 1:04 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

this is too cool for school

final project
03/20/2009, 12:35 am
Filed under: cool, design, interactivity

for my final project for this class, i intend to create a tent that is somehow interactive with the body. how, do you say? well, thats the same question i ask myself everyday. hahah

well, i have an idea that consists of utilizing solar panels to collect solar energy during the summer days of camping, and turning it into light for the tent at night. LEDs, and solar energy, not a bad combo. too bad its been done. however, i wont let that discourage me. the second guy that thought of making a shoe wasnt discouraged when he found out he was the second guy, he asked himself, “how can i do it better,” and that is what i am going to attempt to do.

solar panel tent i found