Yuka Yoneda

Energy Generating Soccer Ball Brings Power to Developing Nations

by , 06/10/10

soccket, kinetic energy, renewable energy, green energy, energy generating soccer ball, energy generating toys, developing nations, green toys, green play, eco design, green design, , sustainable design

As millions of fans await the World Cup tournament, a group of Harvard alums has unveiled an ingenious soccer ball that can store energy generated by play! Dubbed the sOccket, this smart toy was invented with kids in developing nations in mind and lets them use the energy captured in the ball from playing an after school game of soccer to power their lamps at night when they get home!

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3 Comments

  1. projectlightsout June 26, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Great! You see, there are soooo many ideas out there. Energy is everywhere. Did you know that there is another way to get energy when you are walking? A special floor convert every step in power. You could use this even in discotheques when people are dancing. Greetings from Project Lights Out! (You can find me in facebook.

  2. cantubury June 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    this ball, used in conjunction with the benson mind-body institute http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/bhi/ could be used as a stress reducer for sick-stressed patients at mass gen hospital. It was invented by Harvard people anyway. if you use this idea; contribute $1.00 to the inventors so they can fund world class player balls for developing countries future athletes

  3. manny June 12, 2010 at 2:21 am

    What a cool idea…lets’s hope a major sports company (i.e. Adidas, Nike, Raebok) will sponser it

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