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Motorized bicycle front wheel.
There was a time when a Solex moped, or VelóSolex as its real name was, was a French style icon comparable to the Citroên 2CV and baguettes. Among all the Solex riders were Steve McQueen, who used the contraption during the shooting of Le Mans 1970-71. But this was of course ages ago. Even though the VelóSolex is rumored to be in production again, it has new competition from The Wheel by American RevoPower. Here the boffins have managed to squeeze a minimal 1,1 hp 25cc two stroke into a bicycle wheel along with the drive train and a muffler. The little engine is said to be able to accelerate the vehicle to 20 mph over flat ground and deliver more than 100 miles to the gallon. It uses gas mixed with oil (two stroke juice) and the gas tank is in the water bottle holder. The wheel is estimated to cost about USD 400:- to 500:- when it's ready for launch in the spring of 2007. And yes, you can choose not to use the engine if you'd rather pedal, but the weight of the wheel (+12 lb. net) might make your bike a bit sluggish. Thanks to
Peter K. who mailed the tip!

13 March 2007



Strap Trap BH-bandshållare

Bra strap retainer stops dreaded VBS.
This post is of course dedicated to our female readers in particular, and a bit of research among friends of the female persuasion suggests this gadget would be a welcome addition to the wardrobe. It is called Strap Trap and it is simply a small plastic loop you sew into the shoulders of sleeveless sweaters or blouses to stop bra straps from sliding into public view. Wether visible straps is seen as a problem or not may be an age or culture issue, but here is a ready solution. The tip is from Hilda V., inventor of the Strap Trap. The Strap Trap is available in black or white and a kit of 12 (enough for 6 garments) is GBP 5:- (about EUR 7:30) shipped within the EU or GBP 6:- (approx. USD 11:60) shipped to the US, AUS and NZ.

And what is "VBS" you might ask? Well, according to the Strap Trap site it's "Visible Bra Strap".

11 March 2007






Crescent shaped shower curtain rod.
This tip comes from
Jon B. at Humans.ca in Canada. (Yes, he works for the company that sells these shower curtain rods, but that's okay as long as the thing is smart.) The curtain rod itself is pretty self explanatory, so we'll just add that it is available in white, chrome and gold-ish and it is USD 40:- at Bed, Bath & Beyond or USD 37:- on Amazon.

9 March 2007




"Antivirus" cap turns old soda cans into safe sharps disposal

Smart cap turns old soda cans into safe sharps disposal.
We'll break the series of reader contributed tips for this very interesting and clever item we just found on Core 77. According to Hân Pham - inventor of the Antivirus cap - unsafe handling of syringes, needles and other medical sharps cause more than 200,000 HIV infections each year, plus millions of Hepatitis cases and other injuries. The solution above, utilizing an item available in great numbers (the used soda can) adding a smart lid to make disposing of needles and other infected sharps easy and safe could save lives. If this invention, an Index:2007 Awards nominee, is not in production, it should be. Check out the Index:2007 list, among the nominees are several we've already mentioned on Smart Stuff during the past year! ;-)

7 March 2007



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