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July 27, 2012 in Random Cool, Water

DontFlushMe is a NYC-based crowdsourcing project to engage residents in reducing the amount of sewage pollution in the New York Harbor through network-connected Arduino-programmed sensors. Did you know that approximately 27 billion gallons of raw sewage (re. the goods you flush down the toilet) gets dumped into the New York Harbor every year? New York […]

TinkerToys. E-waste to e-toys.

April 2, 2012 in Appropriate Technology, Recycling

Designer/engineer Dhairya Dand is the brain behind ThinkerToys, an open-source project to recycle and convert electronic waste into fun, educational toys. Dand, a researcher at Singapore’s Keio-NUS Cute Center and Mixed Reality Lab, developed the idea for ThinkerToys during a trip to Cambodia, where he witnessed a landfill site just outside of Phnom Penh brimming with […]