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E-piggy Bank Gives Kids Tangible Rewards with Virtual Currency

ASB Bank’s Clever Kash moneybox lets parents “swipe” virtual dollars into it, so children can learn the value of money. The...Read More

Smart In-Ear Thermometer Gives Parents Medical Guidance

Very few people know what a thermometer reading means, except that a 104 degree temperature is cause for concern. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer on the...Read More

Convertible Desk for Office Power Naps

There is no longer any excuse for nodding off in an important work meeting, because Greek designers NL Studio have created the first ever work desk...Read More

Email Filter System Cleans Up Any Inbox

SaneNoReplies is a new feature of SaneBox that puts unanswered outgoing emails in a separate folder, reminding users to follow up the correspondence....Read More

Reconfigurable Rooms Built by Tiny Robots

Project DOM Indoors (created by New York-based robotics company Asmbld) uses a team of tiny robots stored beneath the floor to rearrange small...Read More

Dog Owners Find Unintentional Design Feature in Smart Cars

Germans have discovered a feature in Smart’s forfour model (a larger 4-door version of their ultra compact car) that appeals to dog owners. Smart...Read More

Mumbai Taxis Provide Platform for Young Indian Designers

Mumbai’s 55,000 taxis are one of the city’s most iconic elements of culture, catering to the 21 million population. But while the outside of the...Read More

Audi Headlights, Parking Sensors and a Cockpit as 3D-Printed Dresses

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht presented her new fashion collection inspired by the Audi A4 at Audi City Berlin. The four 3D-printed interactive...Read More

For Every Vélosophy Bike Sold, One is Donated to a School Girl in Ghana

The biggest problem that many of us faced when traveling to school was getting up on time to make it before the bell rang. Girls in Ghana have far...Read More

London Workshop Provides Refugees with a Bike and the Skills to Fix It

London has a history as a refuge for persecuted peoples, and that looks set to continue with Britain’s decision to accept increased numbers in...Read More

Prisoners Refurbish Bikes to Help Fund Community Projects in Malawi

The most effective charities make a difference at every stage of their work, rather than simply providing a group of people with something they need....Read More

Calling All Runners: These Smart Clothes Will Track Your Every Move

Sensoria’s system of running clothes can record everything from your mileage to your foot landing. Running, just like so many other activities, has...Read More

Find Your Misplaced Keys, Wallet, Bike, or More in a Flash

Forgetful folks rejoice! The TrackR Bravo helps locate your missing items with an easy-to-use iOS and Android app. This slim, quarter-sized lost item...Read More

Connected Insoles Warm Your Digits

Bluetooth-enabled insoles also track steps and calories while warming up your cold feet. Fitness trackers are all the rage these days, keeping a...Read More

Gas Light On? Have Your Fuel Delivered

Purple Delivery can come to wherever you are and fill your tank in one hour. Looks like fuel has entered the on-demand economy.Bruno Uzzan, CEO and...Read More

Verizon’s ‘Hum’ Turns Any Clunker Into a Connected Car

Most modern cars come equipped with a full suite of digital tools, but some 150 million vehicles on the road aren’t connected at all. The good...Read More

Finally, An App That Keeps Track of the Parking Meter for You

Finding a parking spot in the city is only half the battle. If you park in a garage, you might find yourself going in circles looking for your car...Read More

Tokyo Bookstore Only Stocks One Title at a Time

A new bookstore opened earlier this year in Ginza, Tokyo that takes the unique approach of only stocking one title at a time. A different book is...Read More

Airbnb Accommodation Comes with a Free Bookshop Job

Independent bookshops are facing tough times ahead — more than 500 closed up shop in the last ten years. Now, The Open Book in Wigmore, Scotland...Read More

App Lets Readers Digitize Their Bookshelf for Free

There are many advantages to ebooks — they are accessible instantaneously, very portable and they don’t require any trees to be cut down. But...Read More

Analogue 3D Printer for Hands-On Designers

There have been a whole host of innovative uses for 3D printing over the past few years and parallel to this is the maker movement, which celebrates...Read More

Motivate Workouts with 3D-Printed Chocolate

EdiPulse could become a way to reward your next workout. It’s a project that measures and tracks your heart rate and sends the data to a 3D...Read More

700,000 Years of History in One Tool

Man Made celebrates evolutionary changes to mankind’s impact on the world. With the assistance of 3D printing, the project brings to life...Read More

Luxury Airport Terminal for Precious Animals

Flying can be a traumatic experience for humans, so it’s not hard to imagine how disconcerting it can be for pets – they suddenly find...Read More

The World’s First Luxury Dog Food Truck

The latest addition to Sweden’s thriving food truck scene is Wonderboo – the world’s first luxury pet food food truck. Parked in...Read More

Delta Air Lines Eases Pet Owner Worries with $50 Tracker

In a decade where it seems airlines are cutting back on costs (and amenities) to compete, Delta Air Lines is offering a pet tracking service as a...Read More

Ad-Supported Stations Offer EV Drivers Free Charging

Volta electric vehicle charging terminals host advertising and sponsorship, to enable EV drivers to charge for free. In order for the electric...Read More

Autonomous Robot is an EV Charging Device for Entire Carpark

Mobi is a mobile, autonomous, EV charging station – which can help employers meet the demands of workplace EV charging. Often EV drivers...Read More

Free, Life-long EV Charging for Investors in Recharge Station

Fastned is raising funds to expand its fast-charging EV station network by offering investors free charging for life. The Amsterdam-based company has...Read More

Knit Sneakers for a Cleaner Future

The average sneaker takes 65 years to decompose; designer Ammo Liao uses advanced processes to create more sustainable footwear. Liao has developed...Read More

Shoe-swap Community Helps Users Trade New and Used Pairs

Skwag is a shoe-swapping community which lets users show off their collection online and find like-minded locals to swap footwear with. The shoe...Read More

Growing Kid’s Shoes Fit Perfectly for 5 Years

The Shoe That Grows is a children’s shoe that fits for five years, helping to provide sustainable footwear for millions around the world....Read More

Sunburnt Dolls Encourage Kids to Apply Sunscreen

The Nivea Doll is coated with a UV-sensitive material, causing it to blush red when exposed to the sun – unless it is wearing sunscreen....Read More

Wearable Device That May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Worried about getting a sunburn? Swap your Fitbit for JUNE. JUNE is a wearable device that looks like a jeweled bracelet and bills itself as a...Read More

Free WiFi . . but Only in the Shade

To encourage beachgoers to enjoy the shade, The Peruvian League Against Cancer and creative agency Happiness Brussels created a Shadow WiFi network,...Read More

Nissan Glow-In-The-Dark Car Harnesses Power of the Sun

Nissan has received lots of good press for its Leaf electric car, but the reviews for one in particular are glowing. The car has been given a paint...Read More

Samsung ‘Safety Truck’ Uses Rear Displays to Prevent Collisions

Samsung hopes to make getting stuck behind a semi truck a lot less annoying – and safer. The electronics giant has engineered a system that...Read More

Flexible Feature Allows Either the Right or Left Side Occupant to Steer

Rinspeed is a Swiss-based automotive idea factory that has a history of unveiling concept cars that stretch the limits of design and technology. For...Read More

Digital Currency Teaches Kids About Charity

More than 200 million children around the world are deprived of access to education before they even reach the age of five. Now, Unicoin is a...Read More

Tool Lets Users Promote Charities Through the Content That Inspire Them

Givey is a social giving platform for anyone to make donations to more than 8,000 charities by text or tweet. It passes on 100% of the donations....Read More

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  • De-Risking Design: Reducing Snafu’s When Creating Products June 26, 2017
    With growing time-to-market pressures and increasingly complex systems within products, the design process has become risky. These risks show up during the process of bringing a product concept into reality. Whether it’s sole-source components that might cause supply chain issues or untested connectivity added at the end to meet competitive pressure, much can go wrong […]
  • 5 Challenges Developers Face When Using an RTOS June 23, 2017
    Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) are becoming a necessary component that most embedded software developers need to use in their applications. Developers who were once traditional bare-metal developers are starting to transition to using an RTOS as their microcontrollers move to 32-bit architectures and as their devices are starting to connect to the Internet. Whether you […]
  • Rotor Clip Brings Student Contest Winners to the Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show June 23, 2017
    Win a student contest and go to the Big Apple. That’s how it worked for four engineering students at East Caroline University earlier this month. The student team entered a railroad hand cart for a mechanical engineering class. They entered it into Rotor Clip’s annual Ring-A-Majig contest and won first place. The team pocketed $500 […]