The Dumpster Project, A Professor Living in a Dumpster for a Year in a Sustainable Living Experiment

Since February 4th, 2014, Dr. Jeff Wilson has been living in a 33-square-foot dumpster for The Dumpster Project, an ongoing experiment in minimalist living at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. During the course of the project, Wilson and his students will be continually upgrading the dumpster through three distinct design phases: dumpster camping, average American dumpster home, and über dumpster. The current edition of the dumpster — phase two — features air conditioning, basic appliances and amenities, and water and power connections. The über dumpster, which will feature a pop-up second story and a folding balcony, is expected to launch in 2015. Wilson has committed to living in the dumpster for a full year. The project can be followed on Instagram.

The Dumpster Project

The Dumpster Project

The Dumpster Project

The Dumpster Project

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Nixie, A Small Quadcopter Camera Drone That Can Be Worn Like a Wristband When Not in Use

Nixie is small quadcopter camera drone that can be worn like a wristband when not in use. Nixie can autonomously fly and shoot video, allowing the user to record aerial video of themselves or the surrounding environment hands-free. Nixie is currently being developed by Christoph Kohstall, Jelena Jovanovic, and Michael Niedermayr. It is a finalist in the Intel Make It Wearable (MIW) Challenge.

Nixie Wearable Camera Drone

Nixie Wearable Camera Drone

Nixie Wearable Camera Drone

images via Nixie

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