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Mars One plans to establish a human settlement on Mars in 2023. The first crew of four astronauts emigrate to their new planet from Earth, a journey that takes seven months. A new team will join the settlement every two years. By 2033 there will be over twenty people living, working and flourishing on Mars, their new home.
The 999Bottle is reusable stainless steel water bottle, has three dials around the base numbered from 0 to 9. Each time you refill, just click the dials ahead one number, to keep a tally of just how much you're saving the planet. The bottle comes with an iPhone app that tells you what the numbers mean.
"You've saved 117 bottles! That's equivalent to the amount of oil KITT needs to tubro boost 50 yards with the Hoff and a damsel in distress on board.
You've saved 1,063 bottles! That's equivalent to the height of the Eiffel Tower. Oui, oui! "
The 999Bottle project is looking for a whopping $100,000 of seed money on Kickstarter.
The Brydge iPad Dock & Keyboard is an iPad keyboard dock that transforms your iPad into a laptop. Good idea! Brydge was launched as a Kickstarter project. Check out the video, Cool.
"Brydge is an elegant solution to the lack of quality iPad keyboards and accessories currently on the market. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum, with optional stereo speakers, Brydge connects to your iPad using a patent-pending hinge. This click-in hinge allows for close to 180 degrees of iPad positioning and holds your iPad secure."
"The rocking-2-gether chair (patent pending) is a hybrid between a rocking chair and dog/cat house. This project initially started in 2011, generating digital 3D models. Several 1:8 scale 3D printed models followed, refining the balance and rocking behaviour of the chair. The prototype 2.1 chair is made out of CNC milled birch plywood. The density and amount of the CNC milled "ribs" can be controlled with differently sized wooden spacers (see photographs), ergo controlling the visual connection between the person and his/her pet. The design process and final full scale prototype of the rocking-2-gether chair showcases the successful combination of digital modeling and digital fabrication"
Leanne wrote, ”The real inspiration behind the Flashdance Chair socks was the cheap, stick-on felt floor protector circles I kept buying from the Dollar Store, that always peeled off after a month or so. The answer to all my problems is usually knitting, and this case was no different. I set out to whip up some ‘socks’ for my chairs, only they didn’t end up being short, like the crocheted floor protectors your Grandma had. They were more like knee-highs or legwarmers! As a true child of the 80’s, when I think Legwarmers, I think “Flashdance”. No one rocked the legwarmers like Jennifer Beals…‘She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor’.”
CordCruncher Headphones by Jay Johnson.
CordCruncher Headphone is basically a set of earphones with an elastic sleeve for the cables, one end of which always remains within it. You can expose anywhere from 16 inches to 3.5 feet of cord. The left and right wires are held in an elastic sheath that can be worn as a necklace or bracelet. It’s a fully funded Kickstarter project. If you pledge at least US$20, you will receive a pair sometime in May.
"Inspired by a childhood spent on the beaches of Cornwall building castles, boats and tunnels in the sand, I decided to return to my favourite beach at Caerhays on the south coast of Cornwall to produce a stool using a primitive form of sand-casting. Molten pewter was poured into a sand mould sculpted directly into the beach by hand, and once cooled the sand was dug away to reveal a pewter stool."