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FASTRONAUTS: Action Figures Powered by Play

Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On February 17, 2009 @ 12:00 pm In eco kids,green gadgets,Green Products,Greener Gadgets,Inhabitots,Innovation,Interactive Objects | No Comments

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Kids have a ton of energy, so wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle up some of that excess energy [2] and use it in lieu of batteries in battery-operated toys? That’s precisely the idea behind Fastronauts [2] – an ingenious entry into the 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition [3]. Fastronauts [2] is a cute collection of kinetically-powered superhero toys who teach young minds [4] about renewable energy [5] 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 [2] are a great way to introduce kids to energy conservation while encouraging them get outside and play.


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/17/fastronauts-by-sara-paculdo/

[2] bottle up some of that excess energy: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/02/17/fastronauts-action-figures-powered-by-play/

[3] 2009 Greener Gadgets Design Competition: http://www.greenergadgets.com/index.php/design-competition/

[4] young minds: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/02/11/power-hog-piggy-power-monitor-teaches-conservation/

[5] renewable energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/energy/

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