This is where RecycleUSB.com comes in…if you have extra sticks lying around, which aren’t gett’in the love – donate them.Â Recycle USB has partnered with SugarLabs to turn donated USB sticks into portable learning computers. What do I mean by portable learning computers? Well SugarLabs created a Linux distro [based off Fedora] which boots directly from a flash drive.Â The distro is a customized learning platform for kids to Continue Reading
I found this fun little project off the Instructables website.Â Apparently the author received some grant funds from Lemelson-MIT program and put together a team of 6 students to create this solution. The team got their idea from shake-up flashlights which are based off the Faraday Principle – which is a type of electromagnetism reaction to generate energy. You will need to get a bread-board and create a small circuit to capture the energy produced by the bike and turn it towards your USB gadget.
Next, you’ll need a motor provider that will actually “capture” the energy, feed it through your newly made circuit.Â There are many options for this, check Continue Reading
But, it’s a step in the right direction.Â At least the outside is biodegradable, so we’re going to give you props for that. As EverythingUSB says “Should be a great promo gift at the next Ethanol trade show…” Source:Â TechFresh.net. Continue Reading
I’ve been meaning to do something about recycling USB drives as I purchased recycleusb.com domain a while back and intended to do something about recycling. I still plan on doing it, but ATP has sure come up with a great environmental plan for USB memory recycling. ATP doesn’t stop with just a bio-recycled drive either, part of the purchase price of the EarthDrive includes a contribution to American Forests, a world leader in planting trees for environment restoration. ATP doesn’t disclose Continue Reading