Browse 2011 International E-Waste Design Competition by Subject "Sustainable design"

  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    Information about the competition, including requirements, sponsors, and other information about the competition.

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This design brings together reused speaker components, discarded plastic bottles and LED lights to create portable, rugged, waterproof, illuminated audio systems. The jurors felt that although it was entered in the Prevention ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This project involved an electrocardiograph (ECG) device composed of components found in e-waste. From the project description: “Our plan is to acquire smart phones through donation programs and re-purpose them to become ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This is a proposed industrial recycling machine that incorporates the use of nanotechnology to break chemical bonds in toxic molecules such as flame retardants, to render them inert and to reclaim rare earth metals. This ...

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  • Dismantle 
    (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    By replacing screws with “drafted embossed fasteners” and employing a “master-lock” pin to hold the circuit board in place, this team has developed a laptop with can be fully disassembled in about 90 seconds. This compares ...

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  • Edentify 
    (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This is a smart phone app used to scan the barcodes of electronic products and present the user with information on various aspects of product life cycle, from the manufacturing to post consumer phases. Recycling information ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This group of students has formed a company with a business model using lease-based sales for new and used laptops and a goal of zero waste. They have proposed a laptop designed around modularity with a durable, lightweight ...

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  • re:use 
    (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    This concept is a community-level approach to e-waste management described as “an organization of designers, engineers, construction managers, and urban planners that communicates with city officials and with the regional ...

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  • s:i 
    (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    “s:i” stands for “sound:illumination,” and this concept involves a recycled laptop, iPod, call and smart phone parts to create a portable audio and projection device. This entry was submitted by a student from New York ...

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  • (Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 2011)
    The idea behind this project is the reuse of discarded hard-drives in a micro-energy generator which “functions as a technology platform for multiple applications including harnessing wind energy, powering small electronics ...

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