Chris Rowe

1,010 Added | 1 Magazine | 16 Likes | 17,754 Followers | @UKbadger | Head of DT at Silcoates School, Wakefield, UK

Give Your Walls a Pop of Time

I love a design that takes inspiration from familiar fragments and the Aria clock does just that. Its instantly recognizable form is that of a helium …

Design

That’s sew cool!

You know what I’ve noticed? Only certain appliances have seen game-changing innovations in them and looking at them, you can instantly tell the …

Sewing

Get off-grid & emergency power from this solar briefcase & battery packs

<b>The HANS Solar Briefcase and PowerPack systems do double duty by supporting the Billions in Change movement.</b><p>We've come a long way in terms of remote …

Someone just transformed the iPad into a touchscreen MacBook Pro

When I first discovered a Medium post that explains how developers were able to add a button to an iOS device, I thought that’d be a neat solution …

Veer All-Terrain Cruiser

We normally feature the coolest stuff for guys, and strollers don´t normally fit the bill, unless they look and perform like the Veer Cruiser, a cool …

5 Minimal, Modern Table Lamps on Sale Now

Turning on a table lamp, whether on a desk or a nightstand, tends to create a cozier atmosphere. Good lamps can be hard to come by, but fortunately …

Platonics Ark is “the first 3D printer made specifically for architects”

A technology company based in Finland has been working the past 2 years at perfecting a new 3D printer made especially for architects. Currently, the company is seeking crowdfunding from Indiegogo and has 24 days left to get the backing necessary to produce this printer. They call it the Platonics …

3D Printing

Power Packs: The 8 Best Solar Backpacks for Charging on the Go

Although smartphone, laptop, and tablet batteries have gotten better, we still find ourselves with 1% battery at the worst possible times. Portable …

Freakin' Eureka: Paralyzed adventurer invents mountain bike that gets him back on the trails

Three quarters of the way up Ranger Summit, a four-and-a-half-kilometre climb on a narrow path strewn with rocks and roots, we stop for a break. Tall …

The No-Burn Iron

The resting upright design of current clothing irons leaves pets and kids susceptible to dangerous burns. The PUSHE iron, however, introduces an …

Design

GoTenna Mesh

<b>Pros</b><p>Lets you share text, location, and maps without cellular connectivity. Mesh network increases range. End-to-end encryption. Durable build.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No …

Wi-Fi

The Intelligent Extinguisher

Did you know that your fire extinguisher has an expiration date? That’s icing on the cake for a product that so few of us actually know how to use in …

Product Design

Apple is really bad at design

Let me just rip this band-aid off...<p>The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd — it is bad. It is bad design, and …

i-Ride Compact Electric Skateboard Is Small Enough To Fit In Your Backpack (video)

Skateboarder Brad Gausewitz from the United States has created an extra compact electric skateboard which is small enough to fit in your backpack. …

Crowd Funding

You Need This Badass Portable Coffee Maker in Your Life

Ultra-rugged and durable enough to stand even the most challenging environments, the COFFEEBOXX ($199 at Home Depot) is an electric coffee maker that …

Coffeemakers

Snow Peak HotLips Titanium Mug

Heating your coffee or soup in the same container you drink it from is a great way to consolidate when packing a camping bag. But if you're not …

Tenikle is a 3-Tentacled, Suction-Cup-Covered Portable Tripod

The popular JOBY GorillaPod has a new challenger. Tenikle is a new three-tentacled and suction-cup-covered tripod that’s jumping into the flexible, …

Gear & Gadgets

Carbon Fiber Bottle Opener

Price: $15 | BuyThis handy pocket tool is made from lightweight and durable 0.125″ thick carbon fiber, and not only pops open bottles with ease, but …

Knives

The Morpher Bike Helmet Folds Flat to Fit in Your Bag

There's no excuse for not wearing a helmet when you're riding a bike. In a crash, a helmet can reduce the cyclist's chances of serious head injury by …

Coffee

Raspberry Pi Multisensor Beehive Monitor (video)

Beekeeper Vladimir Kulyukin has created a new Raspberry Pi powered multi sensor beehive monitor which has been amply named the BeePi and allows you …

A $40 Robotic Duster – Just Don’t Call It a Roomba

Following the huge success of Roomba, the self-driving vacuum cleaner, more and more household developers are following suit and turning to …

Penske Media Corporation

BioLite's FirePit goes beyond the camping grill

Relaxing and staring at fire is a primordial pleasure, but one that's often isolated to camping trips. It also inevitably leads to burger and hot dog cravings. While your average campfire -- a flaming stack of logs surrounded by rocks or rusty metal -- can be a challenge to cook on, BioLite's new …

BBQ

HELIO Solar Light And Powerbank (video)

Anyone searching for a rugged power bank or mobile battery pack may be interested in the HELIO which offers a 5,200 mAH battery capable of charging …

Canon's M-i1 Mini Projector Fits in a Pocket, Works Without a PC

It only weighs 235 grams, runs for two hours on a full charge, offers a screen size of up to 84-inches, and doubles as a mobile charger.<p>PCMag reviews …

Gear & Gadgets

Beautiful Industrial Design - Logitech CRAFT

Industrial design has definitely become a differentiator. We see that everywhere, from phones, computers, cars, pretty much every product tries to …

Design

Keyboard Pants

Modern jeans with integrated computer keyboard designed by Erik de Nijs.<p>“Beauty and the Geek” pants merge the world of fashion with the world of …

The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 7: Assembly

Payoff time! Here the Mobile Solar Charger all comes together<p>After many patiently-executed fabrication steps, industrial designer Eric Strebel is …

Barbecue in a briefcase

Strictly in terms of size, the BBQ Suitcase by Kikkerland is no larger than an iPad Pro, if you were to factor in the thickness, I’d compare it to an …

BBQ

How Would You Improve This Design?

Let the finicky design critique begin<p>On one of our recent reddit digs, we came across an interesting post thread involving some hot design debate. …

Neat

A chair designed to surprise you

Nice looking chair, right? Reminds me of the Solid Gray Hardshell Backpack, if I’m being honest. However the incredible thing about the chair isn’t …

Furniture