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Indian Students Design $22 Solar and Wind Powered Bike Helmet

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 19, 2010 @ 10:08 am In Accessories and Fashion,Design for Health,green gadgets,Renewable Energy,Solar Power,Sustainable Design Organizations,Wind Power | 6 Comments

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Wish your morning bike commute could charge up your cell phone on the way to work? Well, two enterprising engineering students from the Nirma University [2] of Ahmedabad, India have designed a handy wind [3] and solar powered [4] bike helmet that lets the user do just that. Pragnesh Dudhaiya and Aalok Bhatt put together the useful new headgear, which is capable of charging a cell phone [5] using energy generated from a 40-minute ride – and they did it in just 3 days!


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Not only does the helmet provide clean power to juice up electronics [7], Pragnesh and Aslok also hope it will encourage more bikers to protect themselves by wearing it. The design still needs a lot of work (hey, they only worked on it for 3 days so far!) but the pair wants to file a patent on their design soon. They plan to sell it for around $22, which is incredibly affordable for both safety and utility!

+ Nirma University [2]

Via CNET Crave [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/05/indian-students-make-solar-powered-helmet.jpg

[2] Nirma University: http://www.nirmauni.ac.in/

[3] wind: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy/wind

[4] solar powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power

[5] capable of charging a cell phone: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/05/students-invent-wind-and-solar-powered-bike-helmet.php

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/05/solar-powered-helmet.jpg

[7] clean power to juice up electronics: http://inhabitat.com/2007/08/26/reware-solar-backpacks/

[8] CNET Crave : http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20005291-1.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=GreenTech

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