NewFoldr | Open Source, Eco Friendly DIY Gadgets

These Beautiful Cardboard Electronics Are Touch-Activated

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NewFoldr offers open-source designs for everyday desktop accessories, which are made from corrugated cardboard and 100 percent recyclable.

Everyday, we see the emergence of new gadgets, smart tech options and IoT devices, but the amount of production waste can sometimes vastly out weigh the benefits of such innovations. Offering an Eco friendly solution, NewFoldr hosts open source, cleverly designed, DIY cardboard clad gadgets, which allow Eco conscious tech fanatics to make new electronics without producing much waste.

NewFoldr’s most recent recyclable products include a variable light LED desktop lamp, a portable Bluetooth speaker and a set of mini desktop speakers. Each product uses touch sensors and includes modular circuit boards that are charged via micro USB cables. Users can also customize the gadget’s artwork, and personalize their own power switch icons.

newfldr_1086The products are also available under the Creative Commons License allowing the public to use, adapt and distribute them in various ways; and NewFoldr encourages makers to upload new or adapted designs to their website.

The startup is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Soon, the designs will be available for download, allowing customers to cut costs by creating their own cardboard designs.

Also, we’ve recently come across a collective offer of downloadable furniture designs that can be made locally.


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About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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