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“Automan” Subwoofer is Made from Recycled Car Tires

Posted By Jorge Chapa On February 17, 2010 @ 4:30 pm In green gadgets,green Interiors,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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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 [1], an eco-subwoofer [1] made entirely from a recycled tires. The chic concealed subwoofer is one of 18 finalists in this year’s Greener Gadgets Competition [2].

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The Automan 500 [1] 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 [3] 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 [4]. 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 [5] at the Greener Gadgets Conference [2] on February 25th! The registration deadline is this Friday, so register today [6], and use the code BLOG10 for a 10% discount!

+ Automan 500 [1]

+ Greener Gadgets Conference [2]


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[1] Automan 500: http://cea.mblast.com/ws/wfaward/rsp/votenomination.asp?SessionID=3849228

[2] Greener Gadgets Competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/

[3] tractor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/03/hydrogen-fuel-cell-tractor-by-new-holland/

[4] Bon Eco Design: http://www.rimstiremirrors.com/products.html

[5] design competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/index.php/design-competition/

[6] register today: http://registration2.experient-inc.com/showCEA101/Default.aspx

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