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SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

Posted By Charley Cameron On March 16, 2013 @ 12:41 pm In carousel showcase,Design,eco kids,Environment,green gadgets,Green Lighting,Inhabitots,Innovation,Interactive Objects,Kinetic Energy,News,Renewable Energy | 3 Comments

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A few years ago Uncharted Play [2] unveiled designs for an energy-generating soccer ball [3] that can generate power through play—and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign [4] to go into full-scale production of the SOCCKET ball. Able to power an LED light [5] for three hours after just 30 minutes of play, SOCCKET’s creators intend for the ball to provide a fun source of much-needed electricity for young people in the developing world—in areas where many still rely on kerosene lamps or candlelight in order to work after sundown. With their Kickstarter campaign rapidly gaining support, Uncharted Play hopes to be able to ramp up production of the SOCCKET to distribute the devices to communities in need around the globe.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/03/SOCCKET-Power-Generating-Soccer-Ball-Kickstarter-Campaign-Light-Uncharted-Playing.jpg

[2] Uncharted Play: http://unchartedplay.com/

[3] energy-generating soccer ball: http://www.inhabitots.com/energy-generating-soccer-ball-brings-power-to-developing-nations/

[4] Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/unchartedplay/soccket-the-energy-harnessing-soccer-ball

[5] LED light: http://inhabitat.com/green-lighting

[6] READ MORE >: http://www.inhabitots.com/soccket-the-energy-generating-soccer-ball-ramps-up-production-using-kickstarter/

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