Category: Great Idea!

A few popular drinks on Pinterest
November 20, 2013

Liquid Marijuana For all you adventurous drinkers, this drink may be for you. No, this doesn’t contain any marijuana. It’s just named that based off the color. If you love trying out new things and love shots, this recipe may be for you and your friends. Please drink responsibly. INGREDIENTS 1/4 oz Blue Curacao liquor 1/4 oz Captain Morgan® spiced rum 1/4 oz Midori® melon liquor 1/4 oz Malibu® coconut rum 1 splash sweet...

Add Any Product or Service To Your Free Online Wedding Registry
April 11, 2013

Planning your Wedding? Here's a brief DIY tutorial on how to get started with My Registry, a free online wedding registry. MyRegistry.com is a website that allows you to manage your own registry and add items from ANY store on the internet. In addition, you can sync pre-existing store registries, request cash, scan barcodes with your phone, display it on Facebook as well as creating custom personalized links. Feel free to comment below if you...

VinoCaddy, by Daniel Hilgenberg - Coming Soon!
January 18, 2013

The VinoCaddy, designed and hand-made by local designer Daniel Hilgenberg, is the perfect way to carry two wine glasses and a bottle. It's also a great presentation piece. There are four material options available: 1) domestic walnut, 2) domestic oak, 3) salvaged and up-cycled domestic chestnut (now extinct), 4) bamboo. Hand made with pride in the USA. We're adding the VinoCaddy to our store very soon! — at The Product Farm, Inc. The finish is...

Joulebug - Save energy and have fun doing it!
November 22, 2012

JouleBug is a free mobile game for being mindful about energy. Our players save more than $200 a year – and help relieve a little stress on our planet. We think using energy wisely makes sense. It’s good for our pocketbooks and better for the planet. But when we started trying to figure out what we should do and how, we found a bunch of pretty boring lists of suggestions with little apparent prioritization. Plus the lists didn’t exactly...

The Wine Sippy Cup! (Party Pink & Business Black)
September 7, 2012

Closer Look: Party Pink Let's face it, Vino2Go | Party Pink is one of the colors you wanted, but could not get. Well, now you can! It's hot and ready for a good ol' time. Drink responsibly though, excessive consumption has been linked with visions of parading pink elephants - just ask our friend Dumbo. Closer Look: Business Black Vino2Go | Business Black is a must for classy business professionals.  Business black makes you look...

MorphCase: iPod Touch = PHONE
September 4, 2012

The low cost and accessibility of Wi-Fi is only going to become more advanced and abundant in the future. Some recent Wi-Fi advances include the collaboration of major cable companies for CableWiFi, Wi-Fi enabled cars, Passpoint, superfast speeds with Connectify Dispatch, using your home network everywhere with Anyfi.net, and SuperWiFi is now on the horizon. A LIGHTBULB WENT OFF... The iPod Touch … the “iPhone without a phone.” Over...

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously
June 10, 2011

Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light— and become inviting focal points for civic life. Exploring the potential of unlikely materials, from fishing net to atomized water particles, Echelman combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create her permanent sculpture at the scale of buildings. Experiential in nature, the result is sculpture that shifts...

Joulies - Regulating coffee to the perfect temperature
April 22, 2011

A couple of engineer buddies have designed the latest must-have accessory for the coffee drinker. Joulies are metallic beans you drop into your hot cup of cofee to make it exactly 140 degrees. They haven't even been manufactured yet, but already the project has accumulated some $305,000 in Kickstarter cash. I guess a lot of people are tired of blistered tongues. Each Joulie is a small metal shell filled with a phase-change material that melts at...

Banana Plastic:Plastic from Fruit that Rivals Kevlar
March 30, 2011

Bananas are good for a lot more than just potassium. They can remove toxic metals from water and be used to make maxi pads for women in developing countries or underwear for men. Now a group of scientists from Sao Paulo State University have developed a way to use the fibers from bananas, pineapples, and other fruits to create incredibly strong, lightweight plastics. The nanocellulose fibers make a plastic that’s up to four times stronger and...

47 mph on skies with UAV jet engine backpack
March 4, 2011

  This kind of thing clearly isn't for everyone. Hartman, who lives in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., is a professional stuntman who enjoys sky diving and, bungee jumping and other extreme pursuits. The jet pack he uses was built for a rigid sky-diving wing he recently developed for flying after jumping out of airplanes. "I cannot lift off and fly with it by itself," he says of the jet pack. "But I am developing another wing, different from the...

Why work doesn't happen at work
December 30, 2010

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. At TEDxMidwest, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work. Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals , a Chicago-based company that builds web-based productivity tools that, in their words, "do less than the competition -- intentionally." 37signals' simple but powerful collaboration...

Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs
December 29, 2010

An entrepreneur since childhood, Cameron Herold wants parents and teachers to recognize -- and foster -- entrepreneurial talent in kids. Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish -- as kids and as...

School kills Creativity?
November 12, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Sir Ken Robinson (born Liverpool, England, 4 March 1950) is an author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project, Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick and was...

Teaching life lessons through tinkering
November 12, 2010

The founder of the Tinkering School, Gever Tulley likes to build things with kids. In this video, Gever uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a roller-coaster! Learn more about his inspiring book: Fifty Dangerous Things (You...

Pointing to the future of UI
September 1, 2010

Remember the data interface from Minority Report? Well, it's real, John Underkoffler invented it -- as a point-and-touch interface called g-speak -- and it's about to change the way we interact with data. When Tom Cruise put on his data glove and started whooshing through video clips of future crimes, how many of us felt the stirrings of geek lust? This iconic scene in Minority Report marked a change in popular thinking about interfaces -- showing...

Amateurs innovate in ways big corporations can't
August 30, 2010

At some point you’ve stumbled upon that perfect million-dollar idea. That ideas that you scribbled down with a waiter’s pen on a napkin, can it really compete and penetrate a market full of big dog corporations who spend millions of dollars on new innovation?? The answer is YES, you can. And most likely do it ways big corporations can't. In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for...

USB Scent Flower on NBC17 "My Carolina Today" Show
August 10, 2010

If you tuned onto NBC17 this Tuesday at 11am (after the Today show locally in Raleigh, NC), you may have caught a glimpse of "My Carolina Today" hosts Page Crawford and Sharon Delaney interview me about the USB Scent Flower.  We talk about how it got started and where we are today on their program segment: "Tech Tuesday". Check out the above video clip. Source: NBC17 My Carolina...

3D Atlas of the Universe
August 1, 2010

For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it's being shared with facilities around the world. Source:...

Woody Harris: Hyper Sonic Sound
July 28, 2010

Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that treat sound in new ways, and talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education. As he puts it: "Almost nothing has been invented yet." So -- what's...

One Idea, One World, One Market
July 26, 2010

    The "dismal science" truly shines in this optimistic talk, as economist Alex Tabarrok argues free trade and globalization are shaping our once-divided world into a community of idea-sharing more healthy, happy and prosperous than anyone's...

Refrigeration Without Electricity
July 26, 2010

Adam Grosser talks about a project to build a refrigerator that works without electricity -- to bring the vital tool to villages and clinics worldwide. Tweaking some old technology, he's come up with a system that...

PC World : Wall Mounted Renderfarm
July 19, 2010

Kevin Hall, Dvice: The ultimate PC case mod: 6 powerful PCs in one glorious case The first thing I did when I saw this setup was look at my own wall and see where I could fit one, too. Then I grabbed a napkin to clean up all the drool. Up above is exactly what you'd see if you walked into the lobby of designer Fredrik Perman's office in North Carolina: six powerful computers, all consolidated into one wall-mounted case. Perman, along with his...