Burning Money – THE CYCLOTRON BIKE

So futuristic that we will probably have to wait a long time for it - the Cyclotron Bike (Picture: kickstarter / © Cyclotron Cycles)

So futuristic that we will probably have to wait a long time for it – the Cyclotron Bike (Picture: kickstarter / © Cyclotron Cycles)

Here is a perfect example of a project that will definitely won’t be a successes. The CYCLOTRON BIKE looks really very spacey. How can’t you think about the movie Tron, when you look at it?

In addition to the lighting concept, of course, you will at first notice the lack of spokes and hubs. The rest is formed like a stealth fighter from the 80s. So controls you should have no problems with radar controls.

The spokes loose wheels can accommodate luggage if required. Nice idea, but not the first to come up with it. Just take a look at the TraSport-Bike.

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Back something for your back – VERTEPAC backpack own spine

 (image: © VERTEPAC)

(image: © VERTEPAC)

Once we have looked recently at the Bobby backpack it’s worth to take a look at another, completely different backpack concept. While Bobby stands for the safety of your backpack contents, the makers of VERTEPAC have more the safety of you own back in focus.

Basically, backpacks have not really developed in the last 1000 years. Ok, eventually someone came up with the idea that a waist belt could be good for the comfort. Nevertheless, most of the load lasts usually still somehow on your shoulders. And even if you have your backpack properly adjusted and the weight is carried by the hip, it is still limitating the freedom of movement due to the two carriers.

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6 can be straight – STRING BUTLER, the String control system

Avoid string friction with the STRING BUTTLER (image: kickstarter//© Sven Dietrich)

Avoid string friction with the STRING BUTTLER (image: kickstarter//© Sven Dietrich)

All good things come in threes and so I put another little guitar project on after the last two items on the blog. With STRING BUTLER you make you straight. Ok, just the strings of your guitar.

Who plays a western or electric guitar without a locking nut will certainly have struggled with it before. Just the deep, wound strings tend to stuck on the nut while tuning. Is not a drama, the tuning of the guitar makes but then a bit more uncomfortable but who likes to play with a classic tremolo and often bends is used here certainly to have problems with the tuning stability.

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Plugged – Ripcord, the USB to 9V Converter Cable

Finaly using a pedal with a powerbank or a USB-power supplies - Ripcord (image: kickstarter/© Paula O'Connor and Luke Brennan)

Finaly using a pedal with a powerbank or a USB-power supplies – Ripcord (image: kickstarter/© Paula O’Connor and Luke Brennan)

Rats, almost missed a very cool project. Only three days and unfortunately just below the funding limit. Yesterday  we had a guitar that allows to play amplified without an amplifier. Ripcord goes another way.

Guitarist (and other musicians) who work with pedals or other tool with 9V power will know the problem. Batteries are always empty and if one wants to take a PSU it usually entangles with the cables, you need distribution and so on. Has always annoyed me.

Too bad that most USB-Power Banks works with 5V. It would be fine if you could use them. Here Ripcord comes into play. This small cable claims to that it can transform 5 V from a power bank or a smartphone to 9V. That would be really cool. It allows to get a small amplifier, walk to the mall and earn the 14 € for such a cable with your music..

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Unplugged plugged – Model One guitar with built-in amplifier

Let's make noise without a power outlet – Model One (image: kickstarter/© ElectroPhonic Innovations)

Let’s make noise without a power outlet – Model One (image: kickstarter/© ElectroPhonic Innovations)

Unplugged is somehow out. Ok, MTV also doesn’t play music on television anymore. With the Model One from ElectroPhonic Innovations the buzzword Unplugged gets a whole new meaning.

The Model One is in fact an electric guitar that has an analog pre-amp, a power amp and speakers already just build in. Even a small FX section with Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Flanger and Chorus is included.

Ok, a guitar with built-in speakers isn’t new. There were of course already guitars on the market. Unfortunately, almost of them are based in low-cost / Beginners / China quality. With an obviously ugly sound.

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