Inductive Bicycle Lamp by Sun Jin

With the influx of bicyclists in urban areas, so comes the problem of misplaced bikes! In a sea of other similar-looking bicycles, this external add-on makes it easy to locate yours. Not only a functional, solar powered LED headlamp for nighttime riding and safety, it also features a radio-controlled beeper/signal to assist in finding your bike. It’s a simplistic addition to any bike that makes a world of difference when you’re ready to go!

Designer: Sun Jin

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Solar Street Concept by Nikola Knezevic

A recipient of the 2014 red dot Design Award, the Solar Street Concept is an energy saving product for public spaces. With its 7.3 square meters of solar cell panels and MoSESS (movement sensors energy saving system), it provides eco-friendly illumination throughout the night. The system also includes street lamps, bus stops as well as phonebooths and ATMs, all power-driven by excess energy collected from the larger network of interconnected solar panels.

Designer: Nikola Knezevic

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Fun PinBall – Magnetic Pinball Game for Kids

Fun PinBall is a twist on the classic that takes the game to a whole new, exciting level with modular pieces that allow kids to mix, match and create their own designs! Similar to a marble run, the magnetic modular pieces can easily be combined and exchanged. As an educational tool, it teaches kids preliminary physics and encourages creativity and experimentation as well as interaction with others. See it in action —>

Designer: Fun PinBall

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Baboo – Baby Bonding System by Kimmy Ansems

Parents of preemies can find themselves at home worrying in the first days or weeks following the birth & miss out on building a physical/emotional connection. Baboo is a baby bonding system that creates a connection between the hospital incubator & the home, immersing new parents in the newborn’s progress as much as possible. It gives real-time information (awake, asleep, activity, weight, etc.) presented in a calming way to decrease feelings of stress, guilt & worry. Over time parents will notice these changes & establish a sense of pride for their little fighter!

Baboo is one of the first designs to use data visualizations in a 3 dimensional object rather than on a screen. When baby is active, Baboo mimics by moving its own limbs. When baby is awake, it also “awakens” with a gentle light. The weight of the baby is symbolized in the depth of Baboo’s movements

Designer: Kimmy Ansems

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Anti Mosquito Mosquito Repellent by Dae Kwan Park, Jeena Jun and Seung Woo Jung

The biggest problem with camping is the battle with mosquitoes (and other creepy crawlies). No matter how much of the repellent you rub on yourself, they do tend to find a spot to attack you. The Anti Mosquito is a mushroom inspired design that needs to be placed around the tent. The solar panels on the head source energy during the day and lure in mosquitoes and moths during the night via a soft glow, exterminating them using a current. Not the best way, but better than being bitten!

Designers: Dae Kwan Park, Jeena Jun and Seung Woo Jung

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The SLIDE Wallet Minimalist Cork Wallet by STITCH & LOCKE, Exclusively on CKIE

Its not the question of carrying money and cards; its how we carry it. A well-designed wallet is all that we ask for, one that is minimalistic, sexy and above allfunctional. The silver lining to the SLIDE Wallet is the materials used, which is cork fabric & classic denim. Who would have thought that something as simple and sustainable as cork can be used to design a great wallet!

We caught up with the designer Calvin Kwok, and asked him what led him to create the SLIDE Wallet.

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Flpps Collection – Furniture by Ambivalenz

Each piece of the Flpps Collection from Ambivalenz is printable and combinable with the others, giving users the freedom to compose their individual wall requirements or change things up on a whim! The design featured here is disguised as an unusual mountain-scape, but simply fold it down and it transforms into a functional coat hanger. Jump to the vid and check out all the printable products!

Designer: Ambivalenz

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Scubus S – Augmented Reality Scuba Diving Gear by Noah Smith

The key to a good scuba dive is knowing your surroundings, so the Scubus S provides multiple layers information to divers through augmented reality. More of a head-up display on the screen of the goggles, the wristband-controlled interface shows users vital info like depth, direction, water temp, air supply and more. Because safety is paramount in a dive, it immediately alerts to dangerous situations and gives users the ability to signal for help with the push of a button.

Designer: Noah Smith

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Hydro Bike by Imran Othman

Despite having pedals, the Hydro Bike isn’t really a bicycle at all. This fuel cell-powered transportation features these faux pedals because in a lot of countries it would legally still be considered a bicycle, avoiding the need for a motorcyclists license, road tax, etc.. Thanks to its compact hydrogen power tech, the unibody design is a bit slimmer and stealthier than other powered bikes without sacrificing power for not only its motor but other various components including sleek integrated lights.

Designer: Imran Othman

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Clack Plug Plug Redesign by Goeun Choi, Jeongsoo Heo & Younghun Lim

Ideas that enhance functionality are always welcome, and hence the Clack Plug makes its way here. The socket is the switch itself; hence the design compels you to switch off the plug when not in use. Ideal of course is to unplug devices when not in use, but for now the Clack Plug will suffice.

Designers: Goeun Choi, Jeongsoo Heo & Younghun Lim

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2014 KeyShot Render & Animation Competition

Start your (render) engines! This October, Luxion kicks off their annual KeyShot render competition to submit your best automotive-related rendering created in KeyShot for the opportunity to win a license of KeyShot Pro. What can you submit? Well, it could be a car, a motorcycle or a rim, headlamp or aftermarket part for any vehicle. Send it in and show what youve got!

KeyShot is used throughout the automotive industry, from the automakers to the aftermarket, for its accurate paint materials and unmatched lighting capabilities. Shift your automotive scenes into overdrive and submit your render or animation today!

The best rendering wins a seat of KeyShot Pro, the best animation wins a seat of KeyShot Pro + Animation, 10 will receive Honorable Mention prizes and all will receive the enduring admiration of the KeyShot community! Here are all the details.

Entry Requirements:

Submit your entry on the KeyShot 2014 Render Competition forum boardCreate a captivating 3D rendering or animation of an automotive related 3D modelRendering and/or animation must be done in KeyShotScreenshots, fully rendered images, animations or KeyShotVRs may be submittedMultiple entries are acceptablePost edits are acceptableThe competition is open to everyone

Team entries are welcomeprize will be transferred to team leader

Additional Notes:

Learn from a Pro! Watch Tim Fehers webinar on rendering automotive models in KeyShot, see this KeyShot Webinar. Or, sign up for the upcoming Automotive Render Q&A where Tim will answer your questions about creating visuals with KeyShot.

For a license of KeyShot without watermarked renderings, email [email protected] with KeyShot 2014 Render Competition in the subject line. You will receive a license for use in the contest.

With your submission, its nice to know what work went into your rendering or animation! Tell Luxion what modeling software or other tools are used. If post editing is done, show a before and after. Its always interesting to see!

Luxion retains the right to use any image or animation submitted for purposes of promotion and marketing. All rights to the image belong to the person creating the image and attribution will be given when an image is used. Additional requests for use of render or animation files may be requested of the user via email.

Judging Criteria:

The submissions will be judged on three criteria: creativity, originality and composition.

Prizes:

Grand Prize Animation: KeyShot Pro + Animation (total value $2,495)Grand Prize Rendering: KeyShot Pro (total value $1,995)Honorable mentions (up to 10): KeyShot t-shirts

Deadline: Sunday, November 16th, 2014 (last time zone)

Announcement: The winner will be announced Thursday, November 20, 2014 on the KeyShot website, forum and social media sites.

Some current entries:

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Mate – Wall Hanging Chess Board by Sean D. Connell

The game of chess has long been an iconic symbol of status and intellect, so why not put your own on display? Mate is a wall-hanging chess board that provides a new and challenging perspective of the battle field. The design serves as functional art that allows players to enjoy the traditional game in an exciting way where an audience of friends can watch. It looks great and means no more top board that taking up space and collecting dust in the corner! DO WANT!

Designer: Sean D. Connell

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Bleen – Holographic Projection System by Bleen Inc

It’s called Bleen, and it’s a breakthrough in technology that reimagines the holographic projection system of tomorrow as as convenient and portable. From its sculptural shell, holographic images are displayed for a variety of applications available in the open-source Bleen Store. This means developers can create an endless amount of programs for gaming, sports, education, exercise, and of course, entertainment. Do virtual yoga with friends, enjoy a 3D gaming experience, or even hire a virtual “DJ” for your next party! See it in action —>

Designer: Bleen Inc

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Oculus VR Headset Redesign by Syed Rahman

This redesign of the Oculus VR Headset focuses on user familiarity to more comfortably introduce this new virtual reality gaming tech. The design’s clean, sleek look more closely resembles a pair of fancy ski goggles, avoiding the over-embelishment and obviousness of the current headset. The product appeals to the gaming audience all while keeping a look for anything other virtual reality application.

Designer: Syed Rahman

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Aircon+E Portable Air-conditioner by Stella Baek, Mingyeong Baek, Hyunju Park, Mi Jang and Jimin Lee

The ‘Aircon+E’ is akin to a fan that uses thermo-element technology, so when it works with electricity, it cools like an air-conditioner. The fan can be charged and used on its integrated battery, hence portable. Basically the personal fan has graduated to a personal air-conditioner on the go!

Designers: Stella Baek, Mingyeong Baek, Hyunju Park, Mi Jang and Jimin Lee

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Safe Box Refuge Shelter at War Zones by So JaeEi and Lee Jae Hwa

The Safe Box is a safe haven or shelter intended for children and the older civilians who are caught in the crossfire of a war. Its a protective shelter that hopes to keep safe the innocent, till they are able to evacuate to a neutral place. The boxes can be air dropped to specific areas and are bullet proof. A better alternate is to stop the war so that such boxes are not required!

Designers: So JaeEi and Lee Jae Hwa

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Flat Chandelier by Jacob Mazor

The inspiration behind Jacob Mazor’s Flat Chandelier came from a desire to turn the single hanging bulb in his flat into proper lighting, but having a limited budget that didn’t allow for it. Totally been there! The result is a playful pendant illusion. What it lacks in diffusing the bulb’s brightness, it makes up for in adding character and charm to any interior! Better yet, it’s super-affordable and flat-pack ready. Own it here!

Designer: Jacob Mazor

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REST – Compact Foldable Seat by Theo Fischer Ginman

Introducing, REST: the world’s most compact, foldable seat! In its collapsed form, it’s so small it can fit in your pocket… but expand it and you’ve got a comfy place to rest your bum. The magic lies in its unique telescopic structure that’s easily stretched and locked in place in mere seconds. Perfect for long lines of any kind, concerts, sporting events and more!

Designer: Theo Fischer Ginman

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Trivae – Trivet by rSr Creations

However simple, Trivae is an equally multifunctional cooking tool that serves many purposes in the kitchen. Collapse or expand to use it as a display for your dishes, a holder for lids of any size, or as a traditional trivet for any hot pots going on your table or counter. Once finished, use it to elevate your dishes to dry or fold it for easy storage.

Designer: rSr Creations

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Vapo Vapor and Shower System by Students of ZheJiang University

The Vapo hopes to bridge the gap between lathering up with suds to washing them out. We tend to let the shower run even when we are soaping up and this is mainly because we want to feel the warm spray whist we lather. Its blatant waste of water, but we do it! No excuses mister! The Vapo provides vapor (or a warm mist) to keep us warm and damp, thus reducing the amount of water used in a single shower. Super excellent I tell ya!

Designers: Students of ZheJiang University

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