Gallery: SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

 

A few years ago Uncharted Play unveiled designs for an energy-generating soccer ball that can generate power through play—and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to go into full-scale production of the SOCCKET ball. Able to power an LED light 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.

READ MORE >

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


3 Comments

  1. Toni Culpepper December 8, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Claire, when someone purchases a ball here in the US, they send someone in a third world country a free Soccket ball…
    No, they are not a non profit, they are 19ish year olds, helping people in the world…

    So, WHEN SOMEONE BUYS A BALL, THEY (Soccket) SEND A BALL TO SOMEONE (FREE OF CHARGE) IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY….

  2. Claire Moloney March 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I also wrote a blog post about the Soccket, but I wonder – how will people in third world countries be able to afford the ball? I always see pictures of kids in poor parts of Africa, etc. playing with a ball made of cloth or other salvaged objects. If they can’t afford a real soccer ball, how will they afford an energy-generating one? Is this a nonprofit organization that is donating the balls?

    Overall, it’s a great concept – I’m just wondering about the execution.

  3. Alternatives9 March 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Smart idea,I think UP will be able to study the possibilities of designing a low cost training bike for the same purpose

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >