Posted: July 18th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: bicycle, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: American Black Walnut, grilled, Lagomorph bike, michael courtenay, Seth Deysach | Comments Off on Seth Deysach’s American Black Walnut Lagomorph Bicycle
Lycra Clad isn’t one of our favorite thoughts, we groove to vinyl, love pvc, lust after leather and definitely dig denim. The thought of lycra clad cyclist though, not good! All spruced up with kevlar uberbikes and faux sponsorship the latte sipping cycle brigade is not our bag.
So when we came across furniture maker Seth Deysach and his American Black Walnut – even the wood is sexy – cycle we had to dig deeper. It all started when Deysach was invited to be part of the Object Society design show in June 2010, Deysach decided to create something special for the bash, something that combined two of his passions, creating things in wood and cycling :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 9th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News | Tags: ecoboost, Ford, Ford B-MAX, Ford Start, grilled, hybrid transmission, michael courtenay | Comments Off on Ford's NEW Three Cylinder 1Litre EcoBoost Engine
In a sign of the times – Greenliness is Next To G_dliness – Ford is expanding its industry-leading range of fuel-efficient powertrains with the addition of an all-new 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder, developed in Germany. Ford confirmed its next generation of hybrid vehicles, including the C-MAX in 2013, will have a Ford-designed, engineered and built transmission. The arrival of the latest member of the EcoBoost family and Ford’s new hybrid transmission, will further strengthen the company’s lineup of fuel-efficient vehicles. Introducing the powertrain newcomers, Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development, said the three cylinder, in-line, powerpack had been developed in Europe for worldwide application and is a significant addition to Ford’s EcoBoost range of engines. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Aviation News | Tags: air-car, concept, ecodriver, grilled, hybrid, michael courtenay, solotrek | Comments Off on SoloTrek developers Plan Two Seat Electric Hybrid Air Car
The folks behind the development of the SoloTrek/Springtail Exoskeleton Flying Vehicle have revealed plans to create the world’s first fuel-electric hybrid flying car. Michael Moshier and Robert Bulaga of Trek Aerospace are forming a new company to develop the hybrid Air Car, which will combine recent technological advances in materials and electronics with the kind of duct-fan technology that was used in the now-retired Springtail single person vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) vehicle.
Moshier and Bulaga are currently on the lookout for funding partners to help the multi-person transport project take off (sorry!) and a number of real world scenarios for its use have been suggested – from being useful for emergency services such as search and rescue, police patrol and medical support, to providing vital lifelines for those areas of the world where established transportation systems are lacking.
Given the probable cost of the first vehicles to roll off the production line, it’s more likely that thrill-seekers with bottomless bank accounts will be amongst the very first to power up the four fans and take to the skies :: Read the full Gizmag article »»»»
Posted: June 25th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Blip, Eco Driver, electric, Grilled, Michael Courtenay, On Two Wheels | Tags: dicycle, diwheel, Edward, grilled, michael courtenay, monowheel, University of Adelaide | Comments Off on University of Adelaide's EDWARD Electric Dicycle
Meet Edward, with a top speed of 40kmh / 25 mph is a futuristic, purely electric dicycle. Designed by Honor students – Ben S. Cazzolato, Chris Dyer, Kane Fulton, Jonathon Harvey, Evan Schumann, Charles Zhu, Luke Charles Francou, Jack Scott Parsons, Benjamin John Wright, Bo Zhu, Jonathon R. Atterton, Ben L. Davis, Samuel C. Hart and Erin E. Pearce –
at the University of Adelaide
, Australia, Edward is an advanced program in good looking mechanical design. Although it looks like some dystopian
vehicle ridden by Gaff
in Bladerunner, Edward is a fully operational electric, human operated dicyclele
. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 18th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Float Your Boat, Michael Courtenay | Tags: canoe, kayak, mcsixtyfive, michael courtenay, molokini, transparent | Comments Off on How Well Can You Snorkel Upside Down?
Generally at Grilled we write up stuff that goes fast, high, or are cutting edge technologically. We don’t often blip on things that are intended to go slow, inducing that dreamy feeling –the one that feels a little like sleep – isn’t something we specialize in. This is a little cooler than sleep though, why someone hasn’t done this before is a little baffling. The Molokini is an all transparent two passenger kayak made out of the same durable polycarbonate material used in the production of bulletproof glass and fighter jet canopies. Molokini’s construction is quite simple, a polycarbonate skin wrapped around an aluminum internal frame, seating is hung from the frame. The Molokini features a removable lightweight anodized aluminum frame system is completely removable making transporting and storage of multiple units easy and convenient. Read the full article »»»»