unique piggy banksunique piggy banks to save money
Children learn the tips and tricks of saving right from their childhood. Give them a piggy bank and they will tend to save each money that they get from their elder cousins and relatives and every coin that they could save from their pocket money. Piggy bank is a mere, small storage device for storing coins and it looks like a animated pig. There is nothing much more great to this container. But the influence of this thing is such deep in children that they go crazy in trying to fill up their piggy bank as soon as possible. It becomes almost a competition among kids to fill up their piggy banks faster than the others. As you learn good habits from the childhood, piggy bank contributes to similar such purpose by making you learn the importance of investments, on which you can depend upon in times of necessity. So far nothing much has been thought about this wonderful device. But of late a few designers have come up with innovative ideas on piggy bank designs that suit the functional role and the beneficial aspects of the same. Have a look at 12 such unique piggy bank designs now.
Rotocast Bust BankStar Wars: Darth Vader Rotocast Bust Bank
This piggy bank is apt for kids who love to watch the fantasy world of star wars. It features a the character of Darth Vader Rotocast in its minute details. The charcoal black color of the character and the bold contours further add to this detailing. It is hollow from within and is provided with a narrow slit to insert coins. The bottom part of the same has a hollow opening with a cork that can be unscrewed to collect all the saved coins. It is priced at $29.95.
Mario Piggy BankNintendo Super Mario Bros Perler Bead Piggy Bank
The shape of this piggy bank is that of a square block. The color scheme, designs and the beads on it give a 3D look. One side of the block also features a question mark and the three other sides have brick patterns on them. It is of a dimension of 3" x 3" x 3" and is made by Super Mario Bros. Games. There are two layers inside the lid, the first layer is for protection and the second one is for the security of the valuables inside it. It is available at around $9.
Lamp piggy BankCoin Lamp based on the concept of values and reward.
This coin lamp piggy bank was developed in collaboration with the NESTA training program. It reflects the necessity of energy consumption by means of this design. The inbuilt coin operated switch and internal mechanism of the lamp is such that they can set the lamp lighted up for predetermined time.
4. The Coin Bank Alarm Clock
Bank Alarm ClockThe Coin Bank Alarm Clock - Fun Gadgets
This coin bank is definitely going to compel you to save something as well as make you get up early in the morning. Developed by the company Gizmine, this colorful coin collecting cube is equipped with a digital clock and an alarm that will keep on ringing on a particular preset time in the morning unless you insert a coin inside its slot.It is available in a wide choice of colors and costs $59.99.
Grenade Piggy BankThis Grenade Piggy Bank Explodes to your Happiness.
This piggy bank looks exactly like a hand grenade. Developed by Owen and Cloud, available in white color, it represents universal peace and love. This piggy bank is sold at $35 and the money collected in the method is contributed by the brand to A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now To Stop War and Racism).
Fill 'Er Up Piggy BankFill 'er Up Coin Bank
This piggy bank resembles the gas gauge of a car. The function here is slightly altered. This piggy bank gas gauge informs you how further you need to contribute to fill it up fully. When it indicates ‘E’, you need to fill it up sufficiently so that it starts functioning again. This saving bank is a product of Fred & Friends.
Life BankBottle Top Coin Bank
This piggy bank is a really unique one. A tiny coin counter is mounted over an empty bottle. You need to slide coin into the bottle through the slit in the coin counter attachment and it gets deposited. The only drawback of this piggy bank is that the bottle is apt for 1 yen coins. Therefore, it is suitable for people in Japan only.
Egg Bankyour own goose with a golden egg.
You must have heard about the duck which laid golden eggs. This famous story is the inspiration of this piggy bank. The device is made from porcelain and is colored as golden and resembles a giant sized egg. A removable plug at the bottom assists in taking out the coins once the container gets filled up. Its dimension is 3 ½ diameter x 4 ¾" height and designed by Jansen company.
9. The Money Rolls piggy bank
Money Rolls piggy bankMoney Rolls Piggy bank is your spiral saver.
This piggy bank is a perfect solution for disciplining spendthrifts. This unconventional shaped piggy bank has a transparent spire. Once coin is inserted into it, it rolls down the spire, expressing a really worth watching sight. You will desire to save money in it rather than taking out and spending.
Break GlassEmergency Money Box
Designed by Becky Miller and priced at Euro 7.50, this piggy bank has an uncommon shape and function. The coins that you insert in it get deposited as your money in emergency. When you are in utmost need of the same, you have to break off the glass at the front of the container to retrieve your accumulated cash.
11. Clock Money Box
Clock Money BoxMoneybox clock to save time and money
Available in a dimension of 6 cms width x 30 cms diameter, this piggy bank is white in color and resembles a round table clock. The minute and hour arms and the dial of the same impart the most realistic look, although it does not function as a clock. The slit provided on top of the container is meant for inserting in coins into the same. But when you need to gather your accumulated wealth, you have to break apart the opening at the bottom of the clock.
12. Roost Glass Piggy Bank
glass piggy bankThe Glass Piggy Bank by Roost
This piggy bank makes justice with its age old name name. It is in the form of a pig, made from transparent hand blown glass, with a coin deposit slot on top and wooden snout at the bottom to retrieve the coins without any hassle. It is available in two sizes; small and large.
NES controller inspired designsNES controller inspired designs for gaming freaks
1. NES controller PC case mod
NES PC Case ModGiant NES Controller Conceals Pc
2. NES controller chocolate
NES ChocolateNES controller shaped candy bar by Austrian milk chocolate.
3. NES controller wallet
NES WalletCreative reinvention, NES Wallet
4. NES controller mouse
NES MouseNES-inspired mouse
5. NES controller storage box
NES Storage BoxNintendo controller recycled into a nifty storage box.
6. NES controller MP3 player
NES MP3 PlayerNES controller MP3 player and NES cartridge speakers.
7. NES controller soap
NES SoapSoap resembling the old NES controllers.
8. NES controller coffee table
NES Coffee TableNES Coffee Table by Kyle Downes of Ultra Awesome
NES controller coffee table is a fully functional coffee table which resembles a gigantic NES controller. Designed by Kyle Downes of Ultra Awesome, the table has lot of space for storage which can be utilized for all the other gaming systems. It adds a new dimension to the design of the furniture and is loved by gamers and those who are passionate about NES controllers.
life under waterSubmerged retreats to enjoy life under water
1. Maldives Rangali Underwater Resort
Underwater ResortMaldives Rangali Islands Underwater Resort
Its spread across two private islands and surrounded by a lively coral reef and lagoon, the hotel has its own genuine loveliness. This is one of the finest hotels in the world and it boasts to contain several luxurious villas, including stunning beach villas and spectacular spa water villas. This ultimate honeymoon suite is one thing that will make you fall for it for sure. After all, who in this world would not love to spend a night beneath the sea with panoramic view of marine life?
2. Poseidon Undersea Resort
Undersea ResortPoseidon Undersea Resort, located in Fiji
3. The Red Sea Star Restaurant
Sea Star RestaurantThis amazing restaurant is located in Eilat, Israel.
The Red Sea Star restaurant was built by first line specialists using special resources and equipments. These were imported from all around the world. The undersea floor of the complex is star-shaped. The interior design displays a fascinating marine-world that is admired all over the world. The underwater restaurant and bar are located on the underwater floor which functions as an observatory.
“Sense the sea” all the way through a “dry diving experience” at Red Sea Restaurant. Discover the splendid and exciting marine world of the Red Sea. Experience a breathtaking view of hundreds of variety of tropical marine organism in the colorful coral garden through 62 panoramic nebulous windows surrounding the observatory, situated five meters underneath the sea.
4. Jules Undersea Lodge
Undersea LodgeJules' Undersea Lodge is located at Florida.
You feel much like you discovered a secret underwater clubhouse when you enter through an opening in the bottom of the habitat. This cottage sized building has a lot of comforts to offer you like hot showers, a fully loaded kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, library with good collection of books, ample music collection, and movies, not to miss the cozy beds, where you nuzzle up and watch the fish visit your windows. Jules' Undersea Lodge maintains a perfect combination of relaxation and adventure.
5. Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park
Underwater Sculpture ParkUnderwater Sculpture Park created by artist Jason Taylor.
6. Utter Inn
Utter InnUtter Inn located at Sweden.
7. Bali Underwater Wedding
Underwater WeddingBali, a beautiful place to arrange your marriage.
The Underwater Weddings are organized both for certified divers and non-certified divers who have never done scuba diving before. Non-certified divers will be given an introduction diving course before the D-day. This comes with no additional charges. The ceremony will be concluded in a pool setting, if you are not certified. You have variety of packages to choose from.
creative bench designscreative bench designs to relax you in style
1. Sudeley bench
Sudeley benchHuge sudeley bench by pablo reinoso
2. Soft bench
Soft BenchSoft Bench design by Lucile Soufflet, France
3. Rib bench
Ribs BenchRibs Bench by Stefan Lie.
It is one of the most unconventional and stylish furniture in any home decor. It is known as the Rib bench. The Australian designer Stefan Lie conceptualized and designed this bench. If you see this unique piece of furniture at a glance you may become confused. The reason is because when you see it you might think that the rib cage of any huge creature is being exhibited on the ground. But actually this is a bench which is made from rubber wood. This unusual great look is the factor that has made this piece of furniture so popular.
4. Letter bench
Letter Bench'Letter Bench' by Boex
5. Giant park bench
Giant BenchThis park bench is big enough to seat 14 adults.
6. Kiwa bench
Kiwa benchKiwa bench by Hyung Suk Cho
7. Plateau 3SR
3SR bench3SR bench by David Scott
8. Bamboo bench
Bamboo BenchBamboo Bench by Elena Goray
It is another very interesting designer bench, which is made from a mere bunch of bamboo sticks. It is the perfect example of creativity. Designer Elena Goray and designer Christoph Tonges transformed their artistic sense into reality. First they stacked a bunch of bamboo sticks and then tied them together with the help of some strong stainless steel belt. Next, they cut off some pieces of bamboo sticks from the middle portion of the bunch and made a seating arrangement. This artistic bench seems quite comfortable and reflects a stylish look too.
9. Basket bench
Basket BenchThe Basket Bench by Can Onart
Amazing elevatorsAmazing elevators to climb high with ease
1. Swiss Skydive
Swiss SkydiveSwiss Skydive Uses Simulation To Get You In The Mood For Jumping
2. Stockholm Globe Arena
Globe ArenaStockholm Globe Arena
3. Bailong elevator
Bailong ElevatorBailong Elevator is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in the Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, China that is 1,070 feet high
4. Louvre elevator
Louvre ElevatorAt the push of a button, the elevator inside the Louvre, Paris rises to the occasion
5. Taipei 101’s elevator
Taipei 101’s elevatorTaipei 101’s elevator has been named in the Guinness Book of World Records
6. Mercedes-Benz Museum elevator
Mercedes-Benz Museum ElevatorMercedes-Benz Museum Elevator takes you from past to present in no time
7. Eiffel Tower passenger elevators
Eiffel Tower Passenger ElevatorsThe principle behind the elevators is similar to the operation of a block and tackle but in reverse
8. The Gateway Arch
Gateway ArchNo other attraction in St. Louis is more recognizable than the Gateway Arch
Nokia Concept PhoneNokia Concept Phone
1. Nokia Strapup Phone Bracelet
Nokia Strapup Phone BraceletNokia Strapup Phone Bracelet Is Ideal for Clubbers
2. Nokia Scentsory Concept
Nokia Scentsory ConceptNokia Scentsory Concept
3. Nokia Radia
Nokia RadiaNokia Radia
4. Nokia Transparent Touchscreen Concept
Nokia Transparent Touchscreen ConceptNokia Transparent Touchscreen Concept
5. Nokia Kinetic Concept
Nokia Kinetic ConceptNokia Kinetic Concept
6. Nokia 'Remade' Concept
Nokia 'Remade' ConceptNokia 'Remade' Concept
7. Nokia 4G Concept Prototype
Nokia 4G Concept PrototypeNokia 4G Concept Prototype
8. Nokia S-Shaped Concept
Nokia S-Shaped Concept PhoneNokia S-Shaped Concept Phone
9. Nokia Aura MeeGo Concept Phone
Nokia Aura MeeGo Concept PhoneNokia Aura MeeGo Concept Phone
Bijendra Singh Rana:
There are several hotels around the world that catch us spellbound with their eye-captivating beauty and architect. However, it is time to look beyond and cling on human innovation and creativity as we have done since civilization. Be it computers, automobiles, entertainment or anything, we have always strived for better and beautiful. This time around, designers shifted their focus to hotels and came up with the hotels of tomorrow. These are exceptionally superior, hi-tech luxury hotels that will surely change the world we live in. Here we have listed the top eight futuristic hotels offering the luxury retreat.
1. The Ark Hotel Concept
ArkDesigned to withstand floods, tidal waves and rising ocean levels as well as earthquakes and other natural disasters, the hotel concept would float and function independently on the surface of a body of water
2. Russian Space Hotel Concept
Space Hotel ConceptRussian Space Hotel Concept
3. The Floating Aerohotel
The Floating AerohotelDesigned by Alexander Asadov, this incredible floating Aerohotel features a lighter-than-air aesthetic that sits serenely atop an elegant system of supports
4. Lunatic Hotel Concept
Lunatic HotelLunatic Hotel concept will serve it all with spectacular views sprinkled with joys of low gravity and an alien feeling
5. Regatta Complex
Regatta ComplexDesigned by Atkins, the designer company for Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Regatta concept is everything that connecting with sea
6. Helix Hotel
Helix HotelThe design promises to make maximum use of renewable sources of energy like sun, wind, and ocean water while keeping guests comfortable in all 208 rooms
7. Death Star
Death StarDeath Star Lunar Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan
AeroscraftThe Flying Luxury Hotel
Infrasonic SubwooferInfrasound is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz (Hertz) or cycles per second, the “normal” limit of human hearing.
When frequency decreases, hearing becomes less sensitive thus sound pressure must be significantly high for humans to perceive infrasound. An ear is a primary organ for sensing infrasound but at higher levels, it is possible to feel infrasound vibrations in various parts of the body.
Infrasonics is referred as the study of such sound waves covering sound beneath 20 Hz, down to 0.001 Hz. This frequency range is utilized for monitoring earthquakes, charting rocks and petroleum formation below the earth. Such sound waves are also utilized in studying the mechanics of heart such as ballistocaridography and saismocardiography. Infrasound is characterized by an ability to cover long distances and get around obstacles with little depletion.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 2 hours
1. Collect Speaker Cones
To build an infrasonic subwoofer, you must have an appropriate speaker cones. There are two options to build an infrasonic subwoofer either a double speaker system with a cone on each end of the enclosure or with only one cone. Here we are suggesting setting up a double speaker system. While selecting a cone one should keep in mind that is shouldn't be less than 21 inch or 24 inch in diameter and chose to use a Pyle 21 inch speaker. You should also use a driver that has a QES of 0.38 + -20 % for better quality of sound production.
After finalizing the cones, select a wood type that is to be used as enclosure. The size of plywood should not be less than 18 mm as it is considered to be the best material. One should avoid poor quality or Chinese plywood as it is not consistent. Usually plywood is very sturdy and holds up well the air pressure produced by the large speaker cones. To brace the structure and to make the box you need adequate plywood and each wall should be braced to handle the bass. It is also advised to make the box as much bigger as you can. Here we are going to build 30'x30'x70. It should not be square. This will greatly minimize its ability to produce infrasonic frequencies low enough.
3. Make the Case
This is the time to make the main box. This should be bigger in size as it will be better. First you are supposed to dissect all the corners to the proper dimensions and chalk out as how you will create the support system within the box braces. The efficiency of your sound system depends upon how stronger the walls are because there is a lot of pressure exerted on the walls. Thus the subwoofer will be able to create such low frequencies. Here we are using a combination of wood glue and very less screws as the box should be airtight. This will also diminish the possibility of air leaks and rattling. After giving it a shape we will use any better quality adhesive to seal all the corners and potential air leaks.
Now you are allowed to install the speakers into the enclosure. While fitting the speakers make sure that mounting is solid. Further install the bracing and the bracing should be on all sides of the enclosure and should be stick properly. In this phase we are forming braces from speaker to speaker, from side wall to side wall and from bottom to top and at the end putt clamps to hold everything in place while the wood glue set overnight.
5. Electronics and Testing
This is the step where we will test the cone if it is working. We will connect the cone up to a 1000 watt amplifier and run sine tones through it in order to confirm that it is functioning well. in very fewer case if the speakers are shipped and they are dead on arrival or defunct then in order to break the cone run a sine tone. Very powerful amplifiers are required to check it and put it into operation. Choose two live sound amplifiers. Connect each channel with 500 watt amplifier and switch to serial mode to which collectively made one amplifier a mono 1000 watt amplifier. If your cone started working the solder together thick gauge audio cables and connect it from the speaker tow a two channel speakon wall mount connector, insert into wall of the speaker. Now are enabled to unplug your speaker but also insert it into a larger live sound system.
Later, test all the wiring by running since tones through input to make sure all of your connections work.
If you are done with the testing work, solder together the cabling and install. Solder the speakers, cut the holes to extact size of speakon jacks and corresponding panel. Later, test the wiring and run sine tones through the input again. This is the step where you will get a chance to merge the wooden material and metal to the side of subwoofers.
Finally check all the possible air leaks in your subwoofer and seal them. Keep in mind any air leak can damage your subwoofer so seal all joints and corners with silicon or any adhesive. For long life you can also put apoxy on all corners on the subwoofer.
8. Put a lid
Now put the lid on the finished unit. Seal all the structure and if you plan to paint it, coat it but first cover the cones with plastic to protect them.
Frequently asked questions
How can we lower the frequency?
If you would like to take the project one step further, you can add 100 grams of bondo to cone to lower the frequency.
1: You can opt double coat to get a rich color and then give it a try.
2: You can crank that up, but be slow about it to see how you react to the low frequency.
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