The electric-powered Armadillo-T was developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as a way to help reduce the amount of space used when a car is parked and not in use. Using a 13.6 kWh battery, the car is able to travel up to 37 miles per hour with about a 60 mile range on a single charge.To accommodate the folding feature, the designers replaced traditional fold-out rear view mirrors with surround-view cameras. Its size can fall to 1.65 meters as the rear part can slide forward, folding the two-seat doors up vertically. The four in-wheel motors also provide effective four-wheel drive, and enable it to rotate 360 degrees when it is folded.
Developed by New Zealand designer Daniel Mclaughlin, Terracase is a hard shell suitcase made from a heady mixture of recycled carpets and bio resin derived from rapeseed oil. Designed using CAD, with the shell of the luggage tested using an FEA analysis to simulate a drop and handling. The project has won £5,000 from the James Dyson Foundation to help make it a reality.
The iPhone Controlled Bug by tech company iHelicopters syncs with an app on your smartphone. "Inspired by the movement and characteristics of an insect, the insect-like legs are manipulated by the internal structure inside and powered by a small rechargeable battery. Charge your Bug via the included USB cable and start controlling it using your iPhone, iPad. The bug allows you to control the bug up to a distance of 6 meters."
Graduate designer Mugi Yamamoto has designed an inkjet printer that sits on top of a stack of paper and eats its way down through the pile "Mugi Yamamoto's diploma project is a compact inkjet printer, which is placed on top of a paper pile. When printing, “Stack” slowly moves downwards and swallows the pile until no paper is left. The paper disappears under the printer and exits on top, where it creates a new pile. Thanks to this new way of printing it is possible to remove the paper tray, the bulkiest element in common printers. This concept allows a very light appearance and avoids frequent reloading."