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Lutron Aurora Always Ready smart bulb dimmer
A dimmer/switch cover that protects/isolates wall light switches from being used directly, to keep smartbulbs powered. Nice retrofit option
lighting  switch  retrofit  cover  dimmer  smartbulb  smartlight  smarthome  IoT 
june 2019 by asteroza
some sort of startup focusing on retrofitting container ships for more automated operations?
autonomous  automation  retrofit  ship  vessel  marine  engineering 
march 2018 by asteroza
theOUTlet - Open the Possibilities
Interesting wall outlet replacement, that has a prismatic swing out socket module to double the number of sockets.
electric  socket  wall  outlet  replacement  retrofit  home  DIY  hardware  electronics  devices  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Microbot Push: On your buttons
It's like a remote control finger to push a hardware button on something.
wireless  finger  remote  button  pusher  plunger  actuator  hardware  electronics  devices  home  automation  retrofit  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
バブル90特設サイト(Bubble90)株式会社DG SALES 株式会社ディージーセールス
Weird air bubble entrainment nozzle design that cuts water use but still has pressure (doesn't feel like poor performing low flow nozzle) and cleans the same amount. It actually seems to be encapsulating air bubbles.
japan  water  faucet  nozzle  attachment  retrofit  replacement  low  consumption  green  air  bubble  entrainment  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
matterbetter | Typhoon Class Submarine open-ideas architectural competition
I guess there wasn't enough of a market to justify an under-ice cargo transport.
typhoon  submarine  retrofit  competition  Delicious 
july 2014 by asteroza
Serva Transport Systems
So if you have a relatively flat parking area, or that which can be accessed via flat roads, these AGV forklifts can do automated valet parking. SInce these are AGV's, the parking area would be conventional, so can be returned to normal usage, and the system can be retrofitted to existing parking areas without construction in theory.
automated  autonomous  automatic  guided  ground  vehicle  AGV  forklift  car  carrier  valet  compact  parking  retrofit  Delicious 
july 2014 by asteroza
Preceded the FlyKly, but essentially the same aftermarket bike mod to replace the back wheel with a self contained electric assist motor with battery pack, and regenerative motor braking.
Copenhagen  wheel  electric  motor  assist  bicycle  bike  accessories  aftermarket  retrofit  replacement  hardware  electronics  devices  transportation  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
FlyKly Smart Wheel and Smart Light
Alternative to the Copenhagen Wheel out of MIT, an aftermarket electric assist motor mod wheel with self contained battery and regenerative motor braking.
electric  bike  bicycle  aftermarket  conversion  retrofit  replacement  wheel  battery  hardware  electronics  devices  kickstarter  Delicious 
november 2013 by asteroza
シースルー太陽電池モジュールを発売 | ニュースリリース:シャープ
New semi-transparent glass solar PV panels, intended to be filler wall panels in apartment balconies, allowing you see through the balcony panel somewhat and produce power. Since Japan has so many apartments with balconies, but comparatively little roof access for those same apartments, this is interesting compromise solution for green energy distributed generation, as well as improving the visibility/lighting/aesthetics of a balcony/veranda area. This also works pretty well in Japan because of certain building codes, which sometimes outright require southerly facing balconies, as well as protecting those balconies' sun access by limiting the shadows of neighboring buildings. So in practice, if you have a large apartment block going in a residential area without a huge concentration of tower blocks, you should have almost unrestricted access to the sun on teh balcony side of the tower block.
Sharp  translucent  semi-transparent  semitransparent  seethrough  glass  panel  solar  PV  power  generator  green  energy  retrofit  balcony  japan  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
Small-scale waterwheel hydropower generating buzz across Japan - The Mainichi Daily News
Considering most "rivers" and "brooks" are concrete ditches in japan, it's not that big of a deal to put in a small waterwheel for auxiliary power. I think the trick would be to design in energy storage at the waterwheel to be released during the daytime, if the water wheels are located in more rural areas. Possibly a simpler route to test early distributed grid generation capacity?
japan  low  flow  waterhweel  hydroelectric  power  generator  green  energy  retrofit  river  brook  small  form  factor  impact  electricity  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
Fuel Alternatives to the Power Industry - LPP Combustion LLC
Combustor technology company offering gas turbine combustor retrofits, primarily it seems for Capstone microturbines to run on biofuels. The end goal is a coal fueled IGCC setup, using simpler CTL/GTL gasifier tech, this company's special liquid fuel to synthetic natural gas (methane), and conventional natural gas turbines, to keep costs down by trying to use simple and/or in production hardware. Though you would take a performance hit over a purpose built fully integrated IGCC plant with a syngas or hydrogen turbine
gas  turbine  fuel  combustor  retrofit  technology  research  biofuel  biodiesel  bioethannol  diesel  ethanol  green  power  generator  energy  capstone  microturbine  IGCC  CTL  GTL  liquid  coal  Delicious 
july 2010 by asteroza
Green Car Congress: Thermoelectric Generator Integrated Into Muffler; Up to 5% Improvement in Fuel Economy Possible
Interesting usage of bimetallic strip actuators to keep the TEG modules from overheating, and as a simple muffler retrofit kit. Still won't overcome the backpressure issue short of making the muffler huge though.
TEG  thermoelectric  power  generator  retrofit  exhaust  muffler  hardware  automotive  vehicle  transportation  green  energy  recovery  scavenging  harvesting  Delicious 
april 2010 by asteroza

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