$9 Computer with Built-in WiFi

Its Kickstarter description says CHIP is a computer for students, teachers, grandparents, children, artists, makers, hackers, and inventors. It includes a fully integrated battery power circuit that allows you to make your project mobile with just a 3.7v LiPo battery. The dev board-looking device has specifications at par with standard…

The Small Footprint Kitchen

[caption id="attachment_6038" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click on the picture for animation.[/caption] This is the Ecooking unit that Italian manufacturer Clei showed in Milan at the 2014 Salone del Mobile furniture fair. The Ecooking kitchen's moving parts rotate around a central pivot that also serves as the exhaust pipe for the sink…

A $200 Dome Home

It's a tiny geodesic dome built for a grand total of two hundred bucks by Jeffery the builder at Aprovecho, " a regional resource for researching, demonstrating, and educating the techniques and strategies of sustainable living" that will be a story on its own. "To begin the project I constructed…

The Murphy Bed

For years, one of the best ways to achieve the open-plan bedroom has been to install a Murphy bed—a hinged bed that folds vertically into a wall closet when not in use. Various legends have it that in the early 20th century, William Lawrence Murphy applied for a patent on…
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