Slicer Sled

The Slicer by Ice Meister allows kids to sled year round, using ice blocks attached to the bottom of the sled as a propeller during summer months. With its contoured shape and low profile runners the Slicer functions as a normal sled perfect for snow, but the detachable ice packs can provide up to two hours of sled-time in hot weather (they can also be …

Gadget Nation

When considering the success of the iPod it's easy to forget the thousands of failed inventions left in its wake. Steve Greenberg's new book, Gadget Nation, attempts to shine a light on some of the homegrown entrepreneurs who face the daunting climb toward widespread acceptance. Subtitled "A Journey Through the Eccentric World of Invention," the book looks at average Americans' creations, which run the gamut …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Maker Faire 2007: Part One

Our first in a two-part series on Maker Faire: a confluence of all things D.I.Y. in the San Francisco Bay Area

In the first of a two-part series, we visit Make magazine’s second annual Maker Faire in the SF Bay Area. There we meet Dale Dougherty, the editor and publisher of Make and founder of the Maker Faire. We also learn about Art Center College for Design professor Phillip Van Allen‘s open source hardware and software for creating interactive objects and tools called Net Connect, that …