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FASTRONAUTS: Action Figures Powered by Play
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On February 17, 2009 @ 12:00 pm In green gadgets,Green Products,Greener Gadgets,Inhabitots,Interactive Objects | No Comments
Kids have a ton of energy, so wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle up some of that excess energy  and use it in lieu of batteries in battery-operated toys? That’s precisely the idea behind Fastronauts  – an ingenious entry into the 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition . Fastronauts  is a cute collection of kinetically-powered superhero toys who teach young minds  about renewable energy  through play. Each eco-friendly action figure is powered by motion, charging a dynamo which allows the toys to ‘speak’, light up and zoom around in their vehicles when they’ve been charged through motion. These power-packed dynamic toys  are a great way to introduce kids to energy conservation while encouraging them get outside and play.
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 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/index.php/design-competition/
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 renewable energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/energy/
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