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“Automan” Subwoofer is Made from Recycled Car Tires
Posted By Jorge Chapa On February 17, 2010 @ 4:30 pm In Design,green gadgets,Green Interiors,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
When it comes to home audio systems, a bumpin’ subwoofer is a key part of the listening experience. However subwoofer cabinets can be hard on the eyes, which is why we like the Automan 500 , an eco-subwoofer  made entirely from a recycled tires. The chic concealed subwoofer is one of 18 finalists in this year’s Greener Gadgets Competition .
The Automan 500  is a speaker cabinet made from 100% recycled tire parts. Each cushion is constructed from locally sourced materials, and is hand crafted by local artists. The components used to manufacture the subwoofer include a locally sourced tractor  or stock car tire, recycled buckles, and renewable wheat straw fiber board. It even uses a bicycle tube to hold things together.
The Automan 500 was created by Carolyn Butts and Hans Honegger from Bon Eco Design . Their inspiration for the design was triggered by a massive tire fire in Canada in 1989. All in all, it’s a very worthy use of discarded materials.
If you’re a fan of the Automan 500, be sure to catch the exciting live judging of this year’s design competition  at the Greener Gadgets Conference  on February 25th! The registration deadline is this Friday, so register today , and use the code BLOG10 for a 10% discount!
+ Automan 500 
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URLs in this post:
 Automan 500: http://cea.mblast.com/ws/wfaward/rsp/votenomination.asp?SessionID=3849228
 Greener Gadgets Competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/
 tractor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/03/hydrogen-fuel-cell-tractor-by-new-holland/
 Bon Eco Design: http://www.rimstiremirrors.com/products.html
 design competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/index.php/design-competition/
 register today: http://registration2.experient-inc.com/showCEA101/Default.aspx
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