All the watch craftsmen nowadays try to amaze customers by creating watches with different moving parts, new displays and more luxurious elements than before, but we know that something has to change. The change comes in the new watch concept created by Carl Allen. He didn’t change the shape of the watch, he changed the content and the way it displays the time. He named his concept as Mechanized Digital. The simple design, the contemporary shape we are all used to and the beautiful way all these elements are linked together, impress, but the face of the watch creates the element of surprise. The face of the watch is composed of digits, each digit is composed of seven panels. The element of surprise is by taking a traditional feature of a watch, the digital face and manipulating it to function in a non traditional way, in this case the face is able to change its shape.
Designer : Carl Allen
To create digits on the face of the watch, the panels recess, revealing contrasting sidewalls, which create the outline of a digit. Thus a surprise is created by manipulating something that is traditionally immobile to physically move. The watch comes in 2 different models, a rectangle shaped wrist watch, showing large numbers just as a digital watch and a circle shaped wrist watch that has been designed as an analog. The face of the watch consists of the same layout of panels. In the analog watch, the minutes are displayed in the center of the watch, the hours are in the same layout of a traditional watch, consisting of the same recessing panels. The right side of the watch has a light button, the light comes in different colours to match the users style.
The Mechanized Digital watch truly is amazing regarding the use of components, time display, simplicity and design. I really hope it will hit the market one day, this would definitely open new frontiers in watch design. The designer, Carl Allen, used his imagination, his creativity, and his design knowledge to create a masterpiece which shows that the ability of the human brain to create something better, is endless.
The SPV is a solar powered vehicle made out of aluminum structure with flexible thin-film modules fixed to it. It’s sleek, it’s futuristic, it’s kinda remind us about Nuon solar car from Delft University. The shaft in the centre of the SPV functions as an inbuilt cooling system, integrated in its form. The aerodynamic form allows it to collect energy through a long drive in the desert (or any sunny environment). Hence not only that it is powered by solar power, this car can also recharge your home power, with the extra energy collected using its solar panels.
With increasing vehicular traffic on the road and resulting pollution each passing day, more and more emphasis is being given in finding alternate means of transportation. Obviously green fuel and the vehicles running on the same is quite a craze, but the same is in conceptual stage it would be a while before the same will be in mass production. But what about the good old bicycle? With the advent of cars and other motor vehicles it somehow went into oblivion. But not anymore. With Ubicycle-Public Service, an initiative which seems to bring the bicycle back in fashion.
There are many advantages that can be said about the usage of bicycles. It is environment friendly, no pollution, and the best part is that it is health friendly as well. The main goal of Ubicycle-public bicycle service is encouraging people to use bicycles as an alternative means to commute, thus providing easy-to-access public bicycles to and from transit or nearby home, school, and workplace.
The Ubicycle service provides Easy access a Key card- Charged or credited key cards which are not only used for bicycle service but also public transportation. An Installed Smart chip identifies the user and allows unlocking of the rack and bicycle. It occupies lesser space as a modular rack unit allows parking 14 bicycles within one car parking space. Self-solar power help running the unmanned secured bicycle service system. Also its unique shape and green color is useful for easy recognition and theft deterrent. There is a built in locking device and adjustable seat height which kind of completes the ease of maintaining one. So go ahead and start Ubicycling